MEET CAROLE STIZZA, SHRM-SCP
Carole’s method is steeped in her educational background, research, experience, and assessment. It’s also based on her ability to both ask the right questions and help her clients arrive at the right answers for themselves. She has given several presentations on customer service and retention, diversity, time management, and is currently helping individuals and companies optimize feedback tools, expand employee evaluations, and improve interview success.
In addition to over 20 years of experience in the field, Carole holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, which supplements her natural curiosity and problem-solving skills surrounding human relationships and human resources. “I have been a student my whole life,” says Stizza, an alumni of George Mason University, Colorado State University, and the military support experience.
Her clients include recent college graduates, corporate executives, individual business owners, and human resource departments from companies all over the country.
WHY I’M HERE
I first learned the power of being relevant and speaking up at the young age of six. I had climbed out of the wreckage of a car accident, one of only three survivors from a family carpool carrying six people. We had been making a left turn when a drunk driver had failed to yield. As rescue and recovery efforts went underway, I asked in my small voice for my 3-year-old brother, and the right person heard me; a frantic halt to the tow truck and a renewed search of the car wreckage revealed he had been wedged under the seat, seriously injured but alive.
If I had not spoken up, he would not be the successful and decorated Marine he is today. It was at that moment I recognized not only our responsibility to speak up, but also to keep our ears open. And so I also learned to listen.
A little over ten years later, I awoke in intensive care, a survivor of another near-fatal wreck caused by an inexperienced driver, who wasn’t even aware I was on the road. It was then I learned the importance of being Seen. As I regained the ability to walk, eat, and return to life, I committed to paying more attention to those around me, because being Seen—aware, understood, valued, connected to—is as critical to life as being safe behind the wheel.
At 35, my son and I were on the way to a school program when we were hit by a drunk driver while turning left (I really can’t make this stuff up). We survived, but the injuries still require care and my son suffered the most. This was when I learned the power of positive thinking and the role of relevant response. It was one of the most painful lessons, and I realized that sometimes the only thing you can control is how you react to the random nature of life, even as it affects the people you love most.
I wish I could say that was the end of it, that I finally was safe and protected in a bubble of fun forever. The reality is, those car accidents are what clued me into what has been (so far) one of the scariest and most awakening moments of my life: A stage-three cancer diagnosis.
I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t know the power of little voices; I listened to the one that defied the doctors who said I was fine until the right one listened. I wouldn’t have survived the treatment had I not known in my core the importance of positivity and the strength in controlling what you can. And I wouldn’t have pursued education and a career in human potential if I didn’t see the tangible, life-altering, and empowering benefits of making yourself relevant in your own life, your career, and your relationships. Because if you aren’t positively and actively thriving in all that do you, you are missing out on something amazing.
This is why I’m here. Let’s get to the bigger question: Why are you?
Purpose: Inspiring Action for Positive Change
Vision: To positively influence people to walk their talk.
Mission: To promote positive change within those seeking career success.
Sharp Integrity: Keep your word, think it through, follow through, and own your part.
Solid Kindness: Speak kindly to yourself (so you can speak kindly to others), actively practice compassion (so you can experience it yourself), and keep a smile handy
Online training courses geared to helping you deepen your self-awareness, grow your confidence, and land your dream job. Like a GPS offering turn-by-turn instructions, online training is perfect for those who prefer introspection or self-guided professional development.
If you want a more intensive and customized guidance, one-on-one coaching allows for powerful results in fewer sessions. Great for people who process information by talking it out and for those wanting faster, more specific results.
Interviews fall short if you don’t learn how to be relevant, both in understanding your own success and how it aligns with the job you want (and what the company wants from you).
“I am so happy that I have decided to use the services of a professional interview coach like yourself, despite all the discouragement I got from my friends who claimed that there would be nothing new I would get from it and it would be just a waste of time and money.”
Anti-Human Traffic Specialist
“Your coaching helped me learn an effective approach to interviewing and I gained a new found level of confidence. All things considered, given how long it had been since interviewing and the salary and job responsibility for which I was looking, I required more than just standard prep with the usual interview
questions. I needed a different approach and the confidence to go for it, both of which I got from just a
couple of sessions with you. Not only did I gain clarity in my goals, but I gained the confidence to go for
it. I had already worked hard to achieve the position and status, I just lacked the compensation.”
“Carole has been amazing to work with. Over the course of our coaching sessions, she has learned a lot about my business and me, personally. She helped me quantify what I was trying to achieve with my business and created measurable action items so that I could assess my progress towards my goal in multiple ways. She has been insightful, patient, and persistent. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for guidance.”
“In our first coaching session, Carole helped me gain clarity on my reason for being in business which I was having trouble articulating. From there, she continued to ask me questions that made me think. It helped me discover what was really important to me. She took my broad ideas and broke them down into actionable items. This way I have “to dos” rather than simply hoping for things to happen on their own. Carole is excellent in understanding her client’s perspective!”
“I’m new to life coaching but I believe it would vary person to person. Regardless of your goals, I think it is nice having someone to not only bounce ideas off of but to also kind of having someone there to hold you accountable. It wasn’t a scary as I thought it was going to be but has been more painful and hard work than I thought. I feel like I have the tools and the “Carole” voice inside of me to work through some of the issues that I previously thought were impossible. Above all, I’ve learned to be flexible. What you think you’re goals are in the beginning of your life coaching sessions are most likely not your goals as you progress through your session. Dedicating 1 hour per week to discuss the latest events, issues, and successes allows you to come through the fog to see a clearer picture of what your true goals are.”
“I believe my success hinged on the communication skills I learned in the sessions (with Carole).”