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“Our Clients Say It Best!”

“Two words, “professional and personalized,” come to mind when I think of the Drapkin-Goodwin team. Suzy and Pat have been trusted business partners for years and treat each client as the unique individual that they are.  Their guidance and council around outplacement is effective across all levels of positions and industries.  It is their immense experience in counseling, executive development and consulting that sets them apart from other larger firms.

We hear from our former employees that their service was personal, focused and highly applicable in addressing all facets of the job search/career transition strategy.  Pat and Suzy come to the table with so much more than simply outplacement strategy; their focus is on the whole person so addressing the job loss, grief and recovery process provides a holistic approach.

Whenever there is a workforce change that requires outplacement resources no matter what the timeline is, they come through with immediate contact and support.

As an employer that places high value on the person, it is with tremendous trust that we partner with Suzy and Pat to help in these times of transition.”

– LaDonna Wernli, Vice-President of Human Resources, Kasasa

“We invest so much time working for companies, it is how we support and provide for our family. With so much riding on that relationship, changing jobs is one of the most stressful endeavors you can pursue. This is especially so if the move is not voluntary. I recently had this experience as my company made changes. Pat and Suzy supported me through the process, guided me through job search, helped me create a stunning resume and advised me as I negotiated my next offer. These ladies are outstanding human beings. Not only are they extremely skilled in their craft, they truly care about the individuals they are helping.  If you are going to be in transition, you want to be working with Pat and Suzy!”

– Misty Revenew, former Senior Training Specialist, ERCOT

“Drapkin Goodwin came highly recommended when my company, BancVue experienced a downsizing.   Suzy and Pat provide top quality, personalized service helping our former employees with job search transition skills and strategies. They have proven to be an excellent resource teaching best practices in resume development, networking, behavioral interviewing, presentation, and negotiation. They are professional, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about their work.  It has been a very positive experience working with them. I highly recommend Drapkin Goodwin for outplacement and career management needs.”

Kim Dawson,  Former Bancvue HR Manager

“I was referred to Drapkin Goodwin for executive coaching by a highly regarded retained search firm in Austin, Texas to confidentially work with me during a highly sensitive transition from my previous role.  Through many in-depth conversations, Pat and Suzy helped me to strategize a well-formed exit plan and next steps in my career.  Through carefully listening they were able to identify and re-affirm my core competencies and leadership talents. Suzy and Pat constructed a well-written, good looking, and polished resume reflecting my years of accomplishments and value.  They were very responsive to my needs addressing my concerns very effectively.  Suzy and Pat are really easy to work with and I highly recommend them.”

Mike Rapisand, B2B CFO Partner

“I thought I was doing fine with managing my career, until I started working with Drapkin Goodwin.  Suzy Drapkin and Pat Goodwin are keenly observant, intuitive, and have certainly the experience and expertise to deal with career advancement issues. Using best practices, with acuity and critical judgment they identified my strengths, limitations, and the underlying issues that were curtailing my moving forward in my career. Pat and Suzy offer a sensitive, direct approach which includes a dry sense of humor. They helped me to identify and prioritize my objectives while steering me in a better direction befitting my career. Working with Drapkin Goodwin has definitely been one of my best career-defining moments. The personal career assistance that Drapkin Goodwin provides is an opportunity not to be missed.”

– Jacky Tsang, Former BancVue Business Data & Solution Lead

“Pat has been my go-to consultant and professional colleague for several years. She is an excellent listener and highly experienced when working with clients during their career transition process.  She is an expert in resume writing, behavioral interviewing and negotiating offers.  I highly recommend Pat and Suzy for workshop delivery on Building Teams, Improving One’s Communication Skills, and the Lominger Career Architect card sort system assessment as well as Myers Briggs. Your team will communicate more effectively and work more cohesively after working with Pat and Suzy at Drapkin Goodwin.”

– Lea Anne Porter, CPA, Expert Benefits, LLC., A State of Texas Hub Recognized Business

“Suzy is amazing! Within a few short sessions, she helped me move beyond my fears and mental blocks to put my work (and myself) out there.  Not only does Suzy rock at task analysis, but she truly understands the mental and emotional barriers that cause people to stand in their own way. Through practical behavioral modification activities, laser-sharp insights, and a structured accountability system, Suzy encouraged me to see the value I bring and to start playing bigger. Thank you, Suzy, for all that you do and all that you are!”

– Melissa Totah, LPC-S, Career Counselor

“Drapkin Goodwin has been a tremendous resource to me throughout my career transition.  Suzy and Pat offer a comprehensive program that includes counselling, interview coaching, resume building, targeted assessments and SO much more.  My time with them was invaluable as they helped me to identify my core competencies and how they are reflected in my past performance. Additionally, they helped me to translate my experience and skills beyond the resume and into result-oriented work history that could be shared during interviews.   Although our sessions ended months ago, I still find Pat and Suzy checking in.  They are truly invested in their client’s success.  On a personal note, Suzy and Pat are delightful, encouraging, insightful and passionate about one’s career advancement.”

–  Jacky Sauceda, Former BancVue Retail Marketing Manager

“While I was looking for job opportunities, I had Suzy help me with my resume. Not only did she do a tremendous job at organizing all of the content and making it look presentable, she guided me with networking events and how to be a professional in job interviews. I met with Suzy on three different occasions and every experience was extremely helpful. She created my resume to be industry specific for the jobs I was applying for, which made it much easier to discuss my past experience with my potential future employers. Overall, the experiences I had with Suzy were professional, personable, and enjoyable! I will undoubtedly be contacting Drapkin Goodwin anytime I have a question or concern pertaining to resumes or job searching.”

–  Kevin Solka, Fitness Floor Supervisor, Jewish Community Center of Austin

“Suzy was a tremendous help to me through every step of my career searching process. She rewrote and refined my resume and cover letter improving both the overall content and appearance, exceeding my expectations. She was always available to help, and promptly responded to all of my questions. Her expertise also helped in easing my anxiety about interviewing, as she gave me countless tips and practice mock interviews to assist me in my preparation. Suzy was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend her services to anyone going through a career transition phase.”

– Madeline Smith, Subcontract Administrator, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company