Kolbe Team Development
Miriam Biber, Executive Director, The Elderlaw Firm, Greensboro, NC
"Thanks so much for your work with our team on the Kolbe. I'm so looking forward to our work together maximizing efficiency & Skill. Your contributions are a huge asset for our firm and our impact."
Emily S., Senior Director L&D,
Capital Blue Cross, Harrisburg, PA
"I had the wonderful opportunity to be coached by Julie. At first I thought it was a coach that I needed, but through further analysis and long discussions it was a career recruiter that I needed. Julie supported me to identify what environment I needed to thrive in and gave me the courage to step away from a job that just wasn’t a fit. I highly recommend Julie for her ability to form a strong partnership, skillful application to identify true needs and overall pleasure to work with. In just a few short months I have transformed my career journey as a result of her help."
Kimberly M., Director Global Marketing,
"Julie is a great mind with grace and agility. She thinks about things that the rest of us overlook. Julie was my career coach for 4 months and I couldn't have found someone more qualified to help me. As a result, she led me to discover deeper insights and ideas while making the fear of it all OK. It doesn't matter what industry you are in or where your path will lead you, Julie's business savvy is complemented by her flawless mastery of guidance, and when on a career search or discovery you will be in the best hands with Julie."
Debbie S., Paralegal, Harrisburg, PA
"Thank you for your good wishes, your guidance and never-ending encouragement and support. I commend you for your superior coaching ability and sensitivity. My new employer was impressed with the way my resume "looked" (thanks to you) so I can't imagine the caliber of resumes he had seen."
Recruiting & Kolbe Training
Janeen Latin, President, UCP of Central PA
"We engaged Julie to assist with sourcing an Executive Team member. She was flexible in the process customizing the candidate screening blending her tools with out tools. We also engaged Julie to facilitate Kolbe assessments and training with our leadership team and several supporting departments. Julie is accommodating, follows through until your needs are met, and she is a reliable partner for your HR needs."
HR Consulting Client
Grace K., HR Director, Richmond, VA
"Julie is a delight to work with and is able to work with a variety of personality types as well as in unique business environments."
Recruiting for Small Business
Steve P., Co-Owner, Parthemore Funeral Homes, New Cumberland, PA
"We were losing a key employee whom we truly thought was irreplaceable. Being a small business, we have always hired through referrals and people approaching us. We knew that would not work in this situation. I had heard great things about Julie and reached out to her for help. She guided us through the whole process. She sat down with us to discover exactly the type of person we were looking for. She advertised the position. She screened the applicants. When the field was narrowed down, she joined us for the interviews. She even provided us with appropriate questions for the interviews. I thought it was unusual at first, but discovered that Julie’s pre-prepared questions kept us consistent and on track. When we felt we were ready to make an offer, Julie suggested a background check. We ended up with an amazing staff member that feels like part of our family.
Julie, thanks for all you have done for us. We are fortunate to have had your help."
Kolbe Team Development
Dan B., Executive Director, Carolina Family Estate Planning, Cary, NC
"Working with Julie Shore has made our law firm a better place to work.
Sometimes it's easy to lose sight of the fact that "Human Resources" intentionally uses those two words: humans, who understand and respect each other, who are resources within the company, responsible for making the highest and best use of their own unique skills for the greater good that a business brings into the world.
The Kolbe is an objective tool to help teams work together and make the best use of individual members' unique abilities. But if you really want to get the most value out of the Kolbe, you need to work with an outside professional who can cut through your built-in biases and possible misinterpretation of the results.
Julie Shore brings to the table a deep understanding of the Kolbe conative evaluation system and a rich work experience, both at the enterprise and small business level. She is organized, methodical, and insightful, and she has helped all our team members recognize our blind spots and biases, and, most importantly, each team member's intrinsic worth. Through our workshop with Julie, our team learned to "speak Kolbe," recognizing how each team member was applying his or her natural tendency to each new situation. Her support with using the Kolbe during recruiting and hiring, and in management before and after the workshop, has been invaluable in identifying new opportunities and addressing difficult challenges and hard decisions. In short, Julie has helped us understand one another better and work better together as a team."
Kolbe Team Development
Faiza C., Executive Director, O'Connell Law, Natick, MA
"Prior to working with Julie, I had not heard of Kolbe. I was impressed from the onset of meeting her due to her knowledge of Kolbe and how kind she was! She did an excellent job explaining Kolbe and was able to provide me with real life scenarios and examples of each Kolbe instinct which was extremely helpful.
It was obvious that Julie has a wonderful passion for what she does and was also lovely to work with. Consequently, I had Julie do a Kolbe workshop for our firm where the other employees had to first take the Kolbe followed with Julie providing us coaching as a team. Of course, Julie is extremely knowledgeable in Kolbe but she is also extremely genuine and approachable. Her talent for coaching and her compassion is clear because it is very easy to connect with her and ask questions. After the workshop, the entire team came away feeling like they had a strong understanding of how we each worked and how this will help our work flow.
Kolbe and Julie Shore has had a huge impact on our firm! We have used Kolbe during the hiring process and now have two wonderful new employees. The team likes that they understand each other better by knowing how each individual works. And we further implemented Kolbe by reassigning team member tasks to the individual who has the natural instinct for the task. As a whole, the firm is now operating in a much more efficient manner and I only see us continue to improve and grow.
Working with Julie was one of the best decisions I made because of the incredible positive change it brought to our workplace. And I am confident that anyone who has worked with her or will work with her, shares this same sentiment."
Kate J., York, PA
“Julie truly cares about her clients and their success, personally and professionally - so much so that she even called me during her vacation to check in before my first interview. Meeting with Julie not only eased my stress and anxiety around changing careers, but gave me the confidence in myself and my skills to get out there and take interviews.”
Career Journey Playbook Guide
Lori R., Harrisburg, PA
“Julie's Career Transition Guide has been a great resource to me when helping others through employment transitions. It is more than a resume writing guide. I strongly recommend it to individuals seeking employment or a new career and HR professionals or job coaches who help others through career transitions.”
Career Coaching - from Teacher to Other Profession
Michelle P., Hummelstown, PA
“I worked with Julie after relocating from New Jersey for my husband's job. I came to her for assistance in not only finding a job, but also finding a new career. She helped me to focus my efforts on figuring out what I wanted to do next and also edited my resume and cover letter to aide in my search. After working with Julie, I feel confident in taking the next steps in finding a career I love!”
Traci S., Harrisburg, PA
“I was fortunate enough to have Julie Shore as my career coach/consultant when my company decided to downsize and I lost my job. At the first meeting, Julie allowed me to vent and nurse my wounds. She quickly had my turned around and heading in a positive direction. Julie gave me some exercises to work on outside of our meetings that helped me see my strengths. I needed this knowledge for my interviews, which helped me to be more confident. Julie was my cheerleader to keep me moving forward. She helped me instill confidence in myself which I never knew I had before. I highly recommend anyone who is making a career change or thinking about a career change to take advantage of all that Julie has to offer. I am grateful for my experience and hope to use what I learned in the years ahead!”
Carol P., Washington, D.C. Metro Area
"The help you gave me with resumes and interview prep was a big part of this, and so I wanted to let you know this result and say thanks for all your help."
Career Coaching- Students
Jordyn R., Harrisburg, PA- Senior in High School
“I would recommend Mrs. Shore for anyone who is unsure of what field or job they want to go into in the future. By finding out my strengths, weaknesses, abilities, and going deeper into my personality, I was able to learn that the major I was very intent on going into, was not the right one for me. I thought I wanted to go into nursing but Mrs. Shore broke down the different quizzes and tests I took and explained the type of personality I have and that nursing may not be the best option for me. We looked at many other different career paths and jobs that would better suit me and my strengths. Mrs. Shore was very helpful and gave a lot of good insight and was very good at explaining everything to me. I now have a better understanding of the jobs I would excel in and the ones that could cause stress and an uncomfortable situation.”
Student Coaching- Kolbe Program
Stephanie B., Parent, Pittsburgh, PA
"Your observations are so accurate and the guidance is very helpful - especially since my kids are hybrid-homeschooling again this year and we have some flexibility to tailor their schedule & the way they get work done.
You're the best & I appreciate all the guidance!"
Student Coaching- Kolbe Program
Ciara S., College Freshman, North Carolina
“I just wanted to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to help me on my journey to narrow down my search to pick a college major. You helped me realize so many things and you are such a kind and thoughtful person. The tests that you gave me helped me realize more things about myself, what I am good at, and what a potential job/future could look like for me, so thank you! You have helped more than you realize and I'm forever grateful!”
Student Career Coaching
Jessica R., Parent, Harrisburg, PA
“My daughter was a senior in high school and is heading to college next year. Our daughter thought she knew what degree she wanted but had hesitations with her choice. We went to Julie to help direct her in some areas where her strengths and interests would coincide with a career choice best suited for her.
Through Julie's assessments and counseling our daughter decided that what she thought she wanted to do was not the best fit for her but Julie was able to guide her to some better suited alternatives. Our daughter is happy to have gone through the process and relieved knowing that there are some great career options for her! She is also relieved that she is not going into a degree because she didn't know what else to do.
Julie worked one-on-one with our daughter but kept me in the loop. At the end of the program, Julie sat down with us and went over the results and her overall assessment. Julie is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about what she does and is completely invested in her clients.
I highly recommend Julie and her program to any parent who has a child deciding on a career path for college or a career path for a trade. I would also recommend her services for anyone that thinks they know what they want to do. College is costly and I feel this investment will save us money in the long run by narrowing options for our daughter. Julie gave our daughter tools and resources to continue to look for a degree that best suits her personality and her strengths.
I would do it over without hesitation! Julie is a master!"