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Success Stories from Courtney’s Clients

Note: Due to the nature of our work and the fact that some clients need to safeguard their position or reputation (especially when working on a career change), several are not listed here. Please be in touch if you’d like to connect with someone for a private reference.

Dr. Joy Bozzo, N.D.

I’ve been working with Courtney for years now and I feel so much happier and less stressed. Not only have my sales increased by 45% but I’ve nearly doubled my patient appointments and work less than half the days I used to. I’ve also upgraded my pricing, website, policies and communication with business partners and staff. Courtney does an amazing job helping me figure out what I really want and how to implement it. She doesn't tell me what to do, but coaches me through options so I can decide what’s best. As a result, I feel more confident in my work, my intuition and my ability to set boundaries. Courtney relentlessly believes in me and always creates a safe space for wherever I’m at in my process.

Dr. Joy A Bozzo, ND, Licensed Naturopathic Doctor,
Pat McKinney-Lins Attorney

Courtney is a kind, caring soul with intuition that guides her coaching and recommendations and has been my business advisor through several versions of myself in my work. She has been there for me, in good times and in bad, as I have built my legal practice from zero to multiple six-figure revenues. She’s also encouraged and taught me to increase my income without overdoing my effort and to leave behind time-consuming marketing activities that are just not fun! Courtney’s coaching style is professional, direct and always delivered with a delightful sense of humor. She recognizes my accomplishments, even when I don’t see them myself and just happens to be one of the sweetest people I know.

Patricia McKinney-Lins, JD, Attorney, Neider & Boucher,
Julia Wiss of Lumen Wealth Group

Courtney and I met over 10 years ago and have been working on and off since. Any time I’m going through a transition I reach out to her. When we first met, I was looking to get advice on setting boundaries and getting control of my schedule. Since then, we’ve worked on everything from promotions, job transitions, starting new businesses, ending partnerships and having babies! I now have a “Courtney” voice that comes in and guides me when I’m scheduling meetings, quoting a fee for my service or speaking with my business partner, to name a few. What I’ve appreciated most is her whole person method - it’s not just about the business but also personal - and Courtney seamlessly supports both.”

Julia Wiss, CRPC, Founding Partner & Financial Advisor, Lumen Wealth Group,
Maureen Gainer of GO Consulting & Coaching

Courtney's helped me create new professional opportunities and given me the strength to say 'no'. I used to spin my wheels and was always 'crazy busy' but I wasn’t moving forward. The coaching process has taught me to slow down, think about my actions and be aware that I'm constantly preparing myself for the next level. While I had raised my hourly fee before we started working together, Courtney gave me the guts to ask for much more in project fees and monthly retainers. I have more than doubled my income since we met and, depending on the project, I'm often working just half the hours. I’ve also lessened my networking and promoting! If it doesn’t make me money or have the potential to, then I am staying home with my family.

Maureen Gainer Reilly, Owner, GO Consulting, 
Maria Pallas Actress

The leaps in my career are pretty incredible since working with Courtney. I understand this career is a marathon, not a sprint. But to keep running I needed someone to throw me a cup of water…Courtney is my water! She helped me quiet the noise and become more clear. I see big things for myself, she sees more. I set obstacles, she shows me how to step around them. More than once I asked her if she was magical, a fairy godmother?! Prior to working together, I was EXHAUSTED. I was terrified of having another baby and positive I had to choose between career and family. Well, I had that baby and more opportunities in work than ever before. If you glance at my IMDb, ALL of those TV credits came after working with Courtney.

Maria Pallas, Actor, Writer & Producer,
Dolores Weems Day UIC School of Public Health

Since starting my coaching with Courtney, I'm much more confident professionally and have accepted a new position using my skills at a much higher level. I've also gone back to school and am proud to say I have completed my M.A. in Human Service. In working on projects that focus on collaboration, skill and capacity building, I’ve had the opportunity to utilize what I’ve learned both at work and at school. Before coaching with Courtney, I did the minimum and expected great results. Now, feeling good about what I do is predicated on doing the best for the communities I work with and ultimately for myself. On the personal side of things, I've gotten married, purchased a new home and focus more on my family and my own self-care.

Dolores Weems Day, MA, Project Coordinator, UIC School of Public Health,
Elise Cohen Coaching & Tarot

I coached with Courtney for quite some time. When I was in sales, she was instrumental in helping me grow my team, increase my sales, and become more proficient with the world of Social Media. When I was ready for a complete shift in direction, Courtney helped me put it all into perspective; to recognize and pursue my passion as a spiritual practitioner where I could help other women heal and transform as I’d done in my own life. Courtney is kind, sensitive and so intuitive. She gets you to think; to dig deep below the surface to get in touch with who you really are and what you are meant to be doing. She guides you to a place where you believe in yourself and have the courage to move forward with a dream.

Elise Cohen, Transformative Life Coach, Tarot Master & Energy Healer,
Evelyn Jerome-Alexander of Magellan College Counseling

Before I started working with Courtney, I was skeptical that business owners needed a coach. I had known her for a while before I took the plunge and I'm incredibly grateful I did. Since then, I've gained clarity about my vision for my business growth and I’m much more effective at implementing it. My company's revenue has grown by more than 50% and I have a solid plan to tap into the potential on the horizon with the support of my team. Running a business is challenging and Courtney has given me the tools to step up and move beyond what even I thought was possible. I’m still exhausted at times but I’m much happier, both personally and professionally.

Evelyn Jerome-Alexander, CEP, Founder, Magellan College Counseling,
Susan Kane CPA, MBA, CFO

I hired Courtney when I was at a crossroads about leaving my family’s business but wasn’t sure which path to follow. It seemed like an 'either-or' decision to follow my passions (health, fitness, empowering women) or use my financial skills which would provide a good paycheck. Courtney encouraged me to seek a way to combine those choices. I am now CFO of a nonprofit, whose mission includes “empowering women”. Courtney’s success is based on her many skills and her background as a therapist, which was an important factor for me compared to other coaches. She uses compassion, intuition and knowledge and, most importantly, she walks the talk, focused on work she's truly passionate about. I am so grateful for her.

Susan L Kane, CPA, MBA, CFO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago,
Terumi Okano Founder of Boston Tech Creative

Courtney helped me develop the confidence to grow my business beyond its first year and see that I needed to charge what I’m worth. In addition to offering a new service that lead to several paid clients within a month, I charged my clients twice what I was comfortable with initially because I understood that my time has that much value. I’ve improved my networking, outreach, follow-up and productivity and even hired an assistant so I can focus on my clients. When I started coaching with Courtney, I needed someone to believe in me. She thought my goals were doable, which blew my mind because I have some big goals!! She helped me trust the Universe and putting my self-care first - and now I know it’s possible to have success without burning yourself out.

Terumi Okano, PE & Founder, Boston Tech Creative,
Abby Sharpe Senior Director Harbor Health Services

For me, the shifts in my perspective resulting from my Success Makeover with Courtney changed everything. With her help, I was able to get very clear on what I needed in the next phase of my life and my career. My sessions with Courtney were focused, yet expansive. She was able to hone in on what I needed, whether tactical (such as interview techniques) or philosophical (what does the ideal work life include?). The results are staggering to me still: I have a brand new position where I’m working less and earning more – plus I’m feeling so optimistic about the road ahead. I will be forever grateful for Courtney’s guidance, which helped transform one of my most difficult periods into one of my most powerful professional successes.

Abby Sharpe, Sr Director of Clinical Operations, Harbor Health Services,
Megan Shumaker Outdoor Recreation Specialist

I started working with Courtney after a career change where I ended up juggling multiple jobs and trying to make things work financially, with little time for my family or myself. With her intuitive guidance, I was able to follow my path to my current employer where I combine my skills as an occupational therapist with my passion for the outdoors as an Outdoor Recreation Inclusion Specialist for my local park district. I now get paid to do things that I used to pay to do! Courtney taught me to align with my decisions and, with this new mindset, my current job found me when I wasn’t even looking. I gave up the struggle and followed the flow which led me to happiness, security and true satisfaction with my work.

Megan Shumaker, OT/L, Outdoor Recreation Inclusion Specialist,
Meyla Ruwin of Beksan Designs

I first met Courtney when my sister and I were starting our jewelry and accessories business and she helped us as a business advisor to grow and thrive. Her coaching and recommendations are spot on and we improved our marketing, our online presence and our communication. Recently, I worked with Courtney again on work/life balance and how to better organize my time. Now I’m putting her insights and practical advice to use daily and remembering to allocate time for myself in the process. Courtney’s coaching style is resource rich and full of well thought out suggestions which has given me much more clarity. Plus, she’s stylish and wears our Beksan jewelry pieces well, which we appreciate! Courtney is a true professional and an organized, caring, smart and intuitive coach - I’m so happy to have worked with her.

Meyla Ruwin, CEO & Co-Owner, Beksan Designs,
Elizabeth Johnson Life Coaching

Courtney and I have connected on making sure that my business supports my passion for life and that my life supports my passion and energy for my business. My income has actually quadrupled while I’ve been working with Courtney – and I did this while working only about 2 1/2 days a week this summer – what, what?! I also have a team now...which is like a dream come true. My COO does all my tech stuff and I get to do the things I love and I'm best at, while my team uses their mad skills on everything else. Courtney has really helped by giving me permission to simply ‘do what feels good’. Now I take a more relaxed approach and I'm getting more done than ever.

Elizabeth Johnson, CHHC, Owner, Elizabeth Johnson Coaching,
Jennifer Peterson Partner at Luminance Consulting

Courtney was referred to me when I was considering a career change. Having been in corporate finance for 10+ years, I was ready to work for myself but was unsure where to begin. After long hours, year after year, glued to my phone/email, I desired some flexibility in my career – the ability to work on my terms, pick my own clients and set my own schedule. Courtney helped guide me through the process of determining the specific steps I needed to make my career change. After speaking with her, I realized that my plan was set in my mind – I just needed to visualize it and build the confidence to actually make the jump. I am now forming a consultancy through which to offer my services and early feedback from the market has been positive!

Jennifer Peterson, Partner, Luminance Consulting,
Sue Painter of the Confident Marketer

"When I work with a coach, I look for bottom line results…what will our work together do to impact my life, save money, or help me see how I can make more money in my business? I want results. I want to work with someone who is experienced, intuitive, solidly grounded and knows when to listen and when to push me. My experience with Courtney was all of that and more. In just one conversation, she helped me see how I can measure my daily activities in a new way, and suggested a change in one of my businesses that will potentially save me several months of time and effort this year. That’s a rich payoff of my time and money. Bottom line – no disappointment, good gains.  Courtney has my recommendation!"

Sue Painter, Owner, The Confident Marketer,
Marina Blakeman Associate Executive Director APSA

Working with Courtney had me redefine what I wanted after being a stay-at-home mom for some time. We were able to identify specific reasons I was scared or frustrated and then map out a plan of action. I decided during our coaching to return to the field I’d worked in previously and I’m now the Associate Executive Director for a prominent medical association. Courtney also helped me through the process of my divorce and I’m happy to say I’m in a new and healthy relationship with a truly wonderful man. Coaching with Courtney is like putting on a pair of glasses with the right prescription after a lifetime of wearing the wrong ones. By the time I stopped working with her, I felt like I had shed a skin and a new person had emerged.

Marina Petrulla, Assoc. Executive Director at American Pediatric Surgical Association,
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