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I was referred to Susanna Shamim by a colleague at a pivotal point in my life. Having been an executive for many years and a company man, I came to a crossroads which forced me to reinvent my career late in my professional life. Working with Susanna, I came to the realization and awareness of the expertise and talents I had acquired and how I could leverage them into a career. With Susanna’s coaching I found a new voice. She was instrumental in helping me build a new brand. She is very gifted at drawing out the best in people. I am a fan of Susanna and recommend her highly.

– Dennis M., Division President at Paramount and Disney | Advisor & Keynote Speaker

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Susanna, it was a rewarding experience working with you after leaving Nestle after a two decade run. You made my career transition much easier, helping me market myself. I appreciate all the coaching you provided along with the rebranding of my resume and profile and compensation negotiation. The next time I make a transition, I will be back to work with you again.
M.G., Chief Operations Officer, COO-Manufg, Nestle, N. America 

I had the opportunity to work with Susanna from my departure from my position as a result of a restructuring. I had not done much networking and Susanna was very patient with me coaching me and exploring different career options. I learned to more effectively market myself on LinkedIn and through networking. She revamped my resume which opened me to opportunities outside of my industry and I’m now working at a private institution and am delighted with the change of pace and environment.
– Gaspare B., CFO, Paramount Home Media Distribution

I was delighted to have Susanna as my Executive Career Coach and Consultant during my transition from BP. Susanna opened my vistas to explore a career path that I had not considered. She was able to brand my talents and experience for a C-level position and tap into my entrepreneurial side which had served me well in my corporate positions. Through her guidance and coaching, I was able to ultimately create a position and court a company to open operations in Alaska. I am so glad that I met Susanna and very appreciative of her support.
–  David C., President & CEO, Dubai based Lloyds Energy (former General Manager BP)

Your assessment of my key strengths was spot on as well as how you positioned my accomplishments on my resume. You summed up my experience so artfully that  I could not have done it myself.  I’m also amazed at what you’ve done with my nonexistent profile. I also appreciate the networking connections that you provided and guidance on keeping my network fresh and its importance in advancing my career. 
–   Todd Q., CFO, Global Entertainment Talent Agency

I highly recommend working with Susanna without hesitation. She helped me completely revamp my resume and my LinkedIn profile, and provided great advice so I was thoroughly prepped for the interview and offer process for my most recent career opportunity. Susanna is highly responsive, helpful and personable in her approach to executive coaching. Above all, she is an incredibly thoughtful listener and genuinely cares about helping her clients achieve success. With her support I’ve started 2019 with a new position at a new company in an expanded role. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with Susanna.
– Kimberley S. G., Chief Marketing Officer/ Sr Vice President, Mitsubishi North America

Susanna was wonderful to work with. She helped me summarize years of experience and skills in a clear and concise way for my resume and LinkedIn profile and beyond. She is gifted at drilling down to get to the experience most important to highlight. Her own career experience and insight are valuable assets. I highly recommend her!
– Shannon T., Executive Director, Brent Shapiro Foundation, Los Angeles

I selected Susanna Shamim, principal of Hi-Point Coaching, after a thorough search.   Susanna understood my technical background and she positioned me for the leadership role that I was seeking.  She was very patient working with me to craft a new executive resume and profile. Now I have a resume and profile that more accurately reflects where I am in my career.
–   Geoff H., Chief Technology Officer + Chief Architect – Start-ups

I had the good fortune to find Susanna during my departure from Altamed. I was looking for assistance in freshening my resume and LinkedIn profile. Susanna was very professional and knowledgeable and was able to refine my CV and created a shorter resume as well and I was very quickly contacted by recruiters which ultimately led to the interview with Prospect. Susanna provided strategic knowledge and advice during the interview process and was also very helpful in helping me negotiate my compensation. I would highly recommend her career services.
– Martin S., MD, President and CMO Northeast Markets, Prospect Medical Systems

With Susanna’s guidance, support and re-branding of my resume and profile, I’ve landed a new C-Suite position with a new medical group. She used a very distinctive style of resume that is none that I have ever seen before using graphs and quotes of my achievements. Her writing is superlative and she is able to create a cohesive career story and brand of my expertise. I will be referring some of my physician leaders to have their resumes and bios redeveloped by her.
– Rudy E. G., MBA- Chief Operations Officer – Specializing in Business Turn Around / Operations and Integrating M&As, Sovereign Health and Others

I retained Susanna to redevelop my resume and LinkedIn profile and to coach me on interviewing. I know my field but cannot always articulate all my own strengths and capabilities. Working with Susanna was very enlightening and I gained greater confidence in being able to convey all that I have accomplished in my long career. I would highly recommend Susanna to anyone who is in need of a career coach. She also did a fabulous job on representing my accomplishments on my resume and LinkedIn profile.
– Danita D., DNP, MBA, RN, Chief Nursing  Officer, Henry Mayo Hospital

I was referred to Susanna by a colleague when I retired from Nestle and was interested in rebranding myself for Board positions. Susanna took me through a transformative process allowing me to shed my corporate skin and uncovering the real me. She developed my new collateral to reflect my newly discovered passion to work with start-ups and mold younger CEOs. I am delighted to give her my full endorsement for the work we did together in repositioning my brand.
– Robert C., Corporate Board Member-working with start-ups (Former Chief Marketing Officer – Nestle North America)

Susanna I have great appreciation of how you were able to refresh my background and elevate my experience to the C-Suite. You are truly talented at what you do. I’ve enjoyed learning from you and will continue to deploy what you have shared for all future positions. Thank you!
– Joseph M. – Chief Information Officer – Oil Refining Industry

I interviewed several career coaches but none of them had the knowledge of higher education or education that Susanna had. Immediately we clicked in the first call and later meeting. She understood my world and in our year long engagement, she was there as my advisor and confidante. She customized my Presidential CV and profile and wrote my cover letters. I’m pleased where I have landed and was most impressed by Susanna’s professionalism, vast knowledge and business acumen and would recommend her highly.
Alex P, Ph.D., President, Higher Education Institution

Susanna, I’m so glad we had the opportunity to work on my transition; it helped me focus for the interviews, and thank you for preparing a compelling and concise resume and an eye-catching LinkedIn profile that led me to landing this position.
– Arun B., J.D., Vice President, Operations, CA Wellness Foundation

I highly recommend Susanna and Hi-Point. Susanna is experienced, smart, talented and her skill sets, from writing to coaching to professional interview, CV and networking best practices, are stellar. Along with her professional background, Susanna’s committed to her clients.  She’s a gem!
– Kate C.O., PhD – Head of Brand Strategy, Claremont McKenna College 

Thank you for all your support and assistance with my executive transition. I’ve recently accepted a President’s position and will be referring your services to colleagues and friends.

– Jeff H. J.D., President of Global Sales at Shaklee Corp. (formerly COO, Beachbody)

When I first reached out to Susanna, I only intended her to help me put together a bio but after I saw how artfully she portrayed my 30+ year long career on one page, I wanted her to rewrite my lengthy 5 page resume and also revamp my profile. Susanna knows how to work with executives and the resume and profile she produced for me has given me the competitive edge and recruiters are courting me for opportunities. I felt I had made a very wise investment in retaining Susanna’s services.
– Tom M. F., Ph.D., – Chief Technology Leader, Startups and University Professor

Susanna is very insightful and able to paint a profile that is a reflection of your professional self, but in a much more eloquent and refined way that I could not have done myself. Her executive coaching and guidance is spot on and if you follow it you will see results. She is very understanding and accommodating of busy executives who are trying to juggle work and family. I found her to be very sensitive to my situation and always responsive. I couldn’t have asked for a better coach and partner during my career transition.
– Rob S.– SVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Operations & Information Technology -STX Entertainment

I was pleasantly surprised when I met Susanna on LinkedIn. She reached out to me and had studied my background and knew how to position me in our initial conversation. Her approach and methodology is very thought provoking and highly personalized so that the final outcome of my resume and profile is just great. Susanna was able to translate my complex background and present it in a way a layperson can understand it and also elevates my capabilities to a potential company looking for my unique experience.
– Jeff H. – Global VP – SAP – Thought Leader and Business Strategist- Bay Area, CA

 Susanna is a very gifted and insightful coach who is able to pull out the relevant information and sift through all the noise and clutter to draw out the best qualities and attributes.  I’m a technical expert and while I’ve accomplished a lot in my life and have brought countless innovations to the Entertainment Industry.  I only began to see myself as an executive when I worked with Susanna.   She made me appreciate all that I have to offer in not only in technology but the countless people I have groomed under me including other executives.   She has redeveloped my resume and profile for executive positions and has coached me on how I need to market myself.  I’ve successfully transitioned and I owe it to Susanna’s guidance and work.

– Howard M., PMP, PhD, Technology Executive – System Engineering – Fomerly at Fox, transitioned to Disney

Susanna is excellent at drawing out professional accomplishments and positioning you to present you in the most stellar manner. I retained her as a Career Coach and to help me rebrand my resume and profile and I was most pleased with the results. She understood my strengths and personality and was able to reflect them in my new executive resume and profile. I feel that I’m ready to explore other career options with the tools I have acquired from working with her.
– Kelli G. – Senior Vice President, Beach Body, CA

I was looking for someone who understood my level of executive position and industry to help position my experience at the C-Suite. I found Susanna through LinkedIn; she was the only one who really read my request and responded to my proposal with intelligence and forethought. I’m very satisfied with the results with my resume and profile and more so with the career coaching and I received from Susanna. I highly recommend her as an Executive Career Coach.
– Justin A. – General Manager – VP of Operations, Aruze Gaming, Las Vegas

My company was going through downsizing when I was referred to Susanna. I engaged her for a comprehensive career transition as I had not been in the job market in 20 years and the thought of looking for a new job was very daunting. Working with Susanna, I gained so much confidence and more importantly, realization that I was very competitive in today’s job market. I felt empowered and have successfully transitioned into a new position, much closer to my home. I would highly recommend Susanna as a career coach to help you freshen or rebrand your career if you find yourself in the job market again.

– Tanja L., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources, Alpine Electronics

Susanna it was a pleasure working with you and thank you for working with me through our merger and integration. I’m so pleased with the way that my resume and profile turned out. I landed the first job I applied to with your new resume. I appreciated all the guidance and coaching on compensation and excited to start my new position in January.

– Joanne E., Vice President Human Resources, Suburban Water (Formerly at Boeing)

Steven W. – Emmy Award Winner Independent Producer of Documentary Films (Former VP-NBCU)

After a long executive career at the network, I launched my own production company and while I’ve been successful in developing new projects, I needed help in articulating how to convey this change in my career direction. I met Susanna and she immediately understood my industry. She was able to give words to my vision and clarify my brand and what I want to be known for as I create new content in documentaries and dramatic films. Susanna has a way of drawing me in words that is powerful and empowering.
She is astute and is able to create a new profile of my new career path and reflect my POV and the types of projects. I would recommend anyone in the entertainment industry whether you’re a producer, director, editor or executive to trust Susanna. She knows how to bring out the best in you.

Ralph S., J.D., SVP, Sony Productions-Live Programming, Digital Strategy, and Integrated Marketing
Susanna I’m extremely pleased with your services. This has been quite a journey for me and I’m glad I retained your services. This kind of self-reflection has been invaluable in learning how to play up my strengths and develop a personal brand. My executive resume, bio and profile are so much superior than what I could have done on my own. Thank you!

Noel K., Senior Entertainment Marketing & Operations Executive | Digital Content & Monetization Expert -Marketing Consultant (formerly SVP at OWN)

Susanna, it was a very insightful experience working with you in refreshing and enhancing my brand.   You were also very helpful in getting me to recognize my own talents and take ownership of my power.  I would not be where I am without your guidance and help with my personal brand (invaluable step!!) and resume and LinkedIn profile. I can’t thank you enough.

Jennifer K., V. President, Business & Legal, Sony 

Susanna was a great support during my transition. I had been with the same company for over 13 years. She guided me through networking which I had let lapse. She also customized my resume and profile and made as needed adjustments as I applied to positions. She’s truly talented at drawing out your best assets and then communicating it in an authentic but powerful way on your resume and profile. She is equally effective in helping you communicate your message verbally to your audience in networking, pitching or interviewing. She proactively checked on my progress throughout our engagement at the exact moment I needed it; its almost as if she has a sixth sense and she kept checking on me even after our contract ended until I landed my position and then checked to see how I was doing on the new job. It’s this customer service that I really appreciated about her. The next time I have to go through a career change, I will definitely be calling Susanna.

Gerry G. – Regional Operations Executive – Amazon 

I was searching for help writing a resume and Susanna stood out from the crowd on LinkedIn with a personalized approach to helping me with my resume. After my initial consultation I realized Susanna is far more than someone who can create a resume, she is a career coach who will guide you through the process of a career transition. I opted for the Career Accelerator plan and I received an outstanding makeover of my LinkedIn profile and resume that was created from scratch. Susanna has been named one of The Best Career Coaches  by LinkedIn Profinder because she is truly the best at what she does.

Jennifer M.G., Vice President Supply Chain at Nestle Starbucks Coffee Company, Phoenix, AZ

Susanna, thank you for your support in helping me advance within my company and for being patient with my very erratic busy schedule. Your treatment of my resume and profile elevated my experience to position me for the V.P. for Supply Chain.

Kevin K., EVP, Jacmar Foods (Formerly VP, Sysco Foods)

I am delighted to recommend Susanna Shamim. She was my executive coach and also executive career consultant. She facilitated my career transition and developed my executive resume and nonexistent LinkedIn profile which led to me getting invited for my current position. She also helped me with the compensation negotiation and I felt I got the best offer because of Susanna’s coaching me on all my value proposition and selling points. If you are going through a career change, you need Susanna as your partner for optimal results.

Paul P., GM, Amazon (formerly at Station Casinos)

I found Susanna to be incredibly prompt, with an amazing ability to really tailor your resume to fit any industry that you are currently in for career advancement or if you desire to transition to a different industry. She facilitated a successful transition for me, a casino executive to a great opportunity with Amazon. Susanna is extremely talented at working with candidates from mid-level executives to C-level. I also appreciate that Susanna checked in with me numerous times throughout my career transition to see not only if she could be of any further assistance, but to show that she genuinely cared about how things were going with my search. I have already recommended Susanna to several other friends in my network. 

Carol S., Vice President – Strategic Operations, DineBrands (formerly with Aramark)

I had the pleasure of using Susanna Shamim’s- Hi-Point Coaching services when I was downsized from a company I had been with for a fairly long time. Susanna helped me to focus my search and got me ready to compete for more advanced positions. She completely redeveloped my resume and profile and guided me through the interview process. I would recommend her highly.

Yohannes T., National Accounts Manager – Diageo Wines (formerly at Kellogg)

Susanna was an excellent resource during my career transition. She provided critical feedback and guidance relative to my candidacy in the job market, resume and career goals. I was thoroughly prepared for my interviews following her tailored coaching sessions. Equally important-she will continue to support me with on-going executive mentorship to enhance my overall profile and upward mobility.

Barry B., Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Kaiser Permanente, CA

Susanna Shamim was completely in touch with what I was up against as a late career executive.  Susanna was extremely attentive and understood what I was going through not only in my professional life but also my personal one with an ailing spouse. It would have been easy for a career coach to take a standard track with me, but she was astute and sensitive enough to realize that this was not right for me. We explored different roles that once I was ready to move forward, I would have some grounding. Once again, without Susanna’s understanding, following up, and encouragement. I would not be able to pick up and run, when I am finally able to decide where to go with my career.

Jennifer M.G., Vice President Supply Chain at Nestle Starbucks Coffee Company, Phoenix, AZ

Susanna, thank you for your support in helping me advance within my company and for being patient with my very erratic busy schedule. Your treatment of my resume and profile elevated my experience to position me for the V.P. for Supply Chain.

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