Testimonials by Executives - Gary & Pearl International

Some comments left by individuals we have assisted:

- Kizie, Research

To know yourself better is the first step towards knowing where you are headed professionally.

Vinod's short session is perfectly tailored for time strapped working professionals yet is surprisingly holistic and in-depth in its approach.

At the end of the sessions, one is able to connect the dots between ones personal life, professional goals and personal values.

I found the sessions useful and enriching and I continue to value my association with Vinod.

- Lydia, Banking

I am thankful to Vinod for his help when I was at a low point in my career. Through his guidance and patience, I understood myself better and worked to expand on my strengths while accepting my vulnerabilities.

I will recommend Vinod for his career counseling services as he is intuitive and very competent as a counsellor.

Even after my session ended, he followed up with me and now I consider him, a very good friend.

- Anne, Marketing

Vinod is a very knowledgeable and engaging Career Counsellor.

His patience and empathetic approach in the sessions draws out constructive pathways in my choice of career moves. He also opens up a refreshing understanding of my traits and profile which I am not aware of, allowing me more options in making wiser decisions.

He has now become my mentor and a friend I turn to often.

- Anonymous, Libraries

A very experienced recruiter, Vinod sheds deep insights into how our body language may convey the wrong messages in interviews.

He guides candidates on potential competency-based interview questions and how best to answer these questions with the 3-part problem-solution-learning point model.

He also shows empathy and shares tactics to deal with pre-interview anxieties.

- Mr Tan, Education

I like to express my thanks to Mr Vinod for his career guidance and counsel during an embattling struggle with a mid-life career crisis earlier.

Mr Vinod's patient analysis and counsel helped me to take courage and to make that all important decision to switch careers to one suited to my interest and inclinations. His professional counseling services are worth more than its weight in gold.

I have benefited much from his professional counseling abilities, his genuine care, generosity of time and friendship!

- Christine, Business Innovation

Thanks for your support. You helped bring clarity at a point where I needed it.

- Amy, Consumer Goods Industry

I contacted Vinod at a point where I wasn't feeling quite like my motivated, happy self. It was the perfect time for me to realize that some time spent understanding myself would be time well spent.

Through several sessions with Vinod he coached me through the process of becoming more self aware. I realized that I was experiencing burnout and that is it actually quite natural given how hard I like to push myself.

As I continue on the path of self awareness I have discovered many interesting facts about myself. My increased level of self awareness has helped me in every aspect of my life.

Now when I can sense the burnout coming and I know how to deal with it. It's been a great learning experience for me and I am grateful to Vinod for having shown me how.

- Emilie, Human Resources

Vinod is an excellent career coach. From the first contact with him you know that you are working with a true professional. Vinod is thorough in his approach, able to provide a different perspective as well as flexible when needed.

I highly recommend Vinod to anyone looking for an established career counsellor. Vinod will be your solid guide in the often challenging path of career changing.

- Sharon, Pharmaceuticals

I was at a career crossroad last year and experienced burnout in my freelance business. I was looking for someone who could prompt me in the right direction. However, I knew then that psychometric tests were not be able to help me. I have done so many - both online and with employers. And they proved they do not give me the clarity I need because I was still running around in circles then!

I'm glad I found Vinod's service at Gary & Pearl International. Because he brought me back to understanding more about myself, and what stressed me out. He only facilitates and does not give you the answers; You are supposed to come to your own answers and final decision of what you wish to do about your current situation. As Sun Tzu's The Art of War says, "If you know your enemy and yourself, you will not be left vulnerable in battle" If you know what's coming, you can handle it much better.

In Singapore, I realise most of us all get swept up in life (societal expectations, parental and peer pressure/influence, for financial's sake or simply busyness) that we hardly stop in our tracks to think more about the work we want to do, or the type of life we want to lead. By going to this career counselling, I would say this is an invaluable gift I treat myself that will benefit for years down the road.

I'm glad to give Vinod my highest recommendation for anyone desiring to know oneself better and have better clarity for their life (not just work). His in-depth know-how and analysis alone sets him and Gary & Pearl International apart from other career counselling services. I will not hesitate to work with Vinod again. If you are here reading this, it means you have taken that very first step to acknowledge that you're facing some challenges (e.g. burnout) in your life. Thank you for being positive! Take courage, my friend.

Before I finish this (long) testimonial (Vinod, sorry for the length!), I would like to leave you with something to think about:

"I tell my kids, what is the difference between a hero and a coward? What is the difference between being yellow* and being brave? No difference. Only what you do. They both feel the same. They both fear dying and getting hurt. The man who is yellow refuses to face up to what he's got to face. The hero is more disciplined and he fights those feelings off and he does what he has to do. But they both feel the same, the hero and the coward. People who watch you judge you on what you do, not how you feel".

- Cus D' Amato, Legendary Boxing Trainer

Note: *yellow-bellied, lily-livered = classic literary reference to cowardice.

Please feel free to contact me at chiewling.lee@gmail.com, should you need to understand more before undertaking this endeavour.

P.S.: I did not know Vinod, whether in a professional or personal capacity, before my visitation. I feel that if more good can come out of their services, I'd be more than happy to share more of my experiences.

Cheers and may you find peace, love and hope in your life, my friend!

Sharon Lee

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Next Step
- To book the initial consultation, Contact Us.
- We will reply within 2-business days via email or arrange to chat with you over the phone or via SKYPE at a convenient time.
- We shall try to answer and clarify other questions you may have.

We conduct short career counselling talks for groups and companies.
This raises awareness of the effects of job burnout. It also provides information and resources to help employees already suffering burnout.
Contact Us for details.

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