With a bachelor’s of science degree in exercise physiology/athletic training, it was a natural that David landed his first job out of college (in the mid-‘90s) as a trainer with the Baltimore Orioles, followed by similar positions with the Expos and then the Red Sox. After seven years, he shifted his focus and obtained a law degree.
I’ve had many professional mentors in my past, yet no one like Gary. Gary taught me about building my brand, reinforced the habits of resiliency, confidence, discipline and shooting for the stars. Our discussions centered around building a personal branding plan, restructuring my resume and LinkedIn profile and digging deep into professional situations, personal character, the various environments that allow one to thrive in, and even ones that hinder individual success. From this, Gary is able to extract the best from one’s professional successes intertwined with one’s character. The result is an effective executable plan that you can execute with Gary’s professional help and wisdom. Gary’s passion to help people succeed is vividly evident. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend Gary to any professional who is seeking executive and transition coaching. Gary, thank you! You are a rock star!!
I worked with Gary over the course of a year. While we were 2,000 miles apart, we were able to meet in person using Skype. He was incredibly helpful in guiding me toward career advancement. Gary helped with revamping my resume and LinkedIn profile. We also worked on ways to effectively introduce myself, share my goals, and deliver an effective pitch. Gary helped me create and execute a strategy and plan to connect with both colleagues and recruiters. If you are considering making a professional change or just want to get better, I strongly recommend Gary. He provides solid guidance, brings a proven approach, and offers very fair rates.
Everyone should be so fortunate to work with Gary during a career transition. He has been a treasure to work with, especially during the tough early stages when his compassion, expertise and disciplined, comprehensive approach provided the perfect balance of reassurance and motivation for the challenge ahead. More importantly, he left no stone unturned in helping me prepare in every way for my search, from the technical tools and interview skills to the self-reflection and personal confidence needed for the job search process. Gary’s experience and business acumen are impressive – and he is always there with great advice and guidance when I need it. Gary is one of those rare individuals who seems to truly love what he does, puts tremendous energy into helping his clients, and genuinely cares about their well-being. He is wonderful! Partnering with Gary is probably the best thing you could do to ensure a successful career transition.
Gary was referred to me at a time when I began to feel rather hopeless that I would not ever attain my ‘dream job’ in nonprofit executive leadership. He immediately assisted me by reframing how I saw myself, my skills and my ability to achieve my dreams. In a short time, my resume reflected my experience, but more professionally and confidently. Gary is inspiring, yet challenging — which was the exact combination that I needed.
Gary brought the right mix of support and challenge to help me get focused on what needed to be done to repatriate to the USA after 27 years abroad. He helped me to understand myself better and how to tell my story to have an impact on recruiting managers. He also introduced me to his broad network, which allowed me to understand the USA market better. After working together, I was able to land a perfect role in my choice of company and location.
It’s rare to come across a coach and mentor as passionate, encouraging, and SPOT ON as Gary Recchion. Of course he helped with the traditional aspects such as advice for my resume, tips to describe my accomplishments in greater clarity, networking strategies, and how to create the right written collateral for my job campaign… all very important to communicate my story and brand to prospective employers! He excelled in this area and gave expert advice and counsel. But Gary did much more than that during this transitional and uncertain time. He gave me hope and the power to believe in myself and the constant reminder that everything was exactly as it should be. His faith-based encouragement and reinforcement was uplifting, inspiring, and exactly what I needed.
I had the distinct pleasure of working with Recchion & Associates during a career transition. During my extensive history in Human Resources, I have worked with numerous outplacement and career coaching consultants. I can say without question that Gary’s approach is one of best I have experienced because it is completely client-centric, very supportive, introspective and, above all, effective. Gary’s program provides an extensive toolkit that successfully guides the client through all steps of the journey: understanding how to deal with the reality of career transition or job loss; sifting through work history to crystalize key accomplishments into powerful STARS; creating a compelling story; preparing to search today’s job market leveraging social media; honing interview skills; and, finally, negotiating the job offer to get the most out of the opportunity. The entire process is built on a foundation of faith and supported by a framework of quantum theory which, in its simplest form, says the type of energy you project, positive or negative, will be the same energy you receive back from the world around us. Gary draws on his extensive experience as an HR practitioner, executive and leadership coach, and career transition expert, to provide a remarkable client experience. He is a true professional who brings a supportive and positive attitude to his practice every day. For organizations seeking leadership and career coaching services or outplacement partner, and for individuals in career transition, I highly recommend Gary’s services.