"Michele is a phenomenal coach. Her insights into what it takes to succeed in college today are priceless."
Michael Delman, CEO, Beyond Booksmart
"I honestly could never really tell you what a difference you made for my daughter. You were able to put the whole application and scholarship process in perspective for her and most importantly made it easier for her to visualize the steps she needed. As you spoke to her and she understood there really was a framework to this, I could see stress leave her physically. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity for her to work with you."
Joann M., Parent of High School Senior, Woburn, MA
"Michele provides comprehensive college coaching to students who need a little extra support, guidance and motivation as they work to navigate the competing demands associated with the academic and social rigor of campus life. Michele was actively involved with her student clients in a way that demonstrated her student-centered, empathic approach. As partners, we were able to support one another in ensuring that our collective students received the absolute best opportunities for success. This collaborative approach to coaching / mentoring allowed us to focus on a student’s strengths while working together to maintain a challenging, but supportive environment for each student-client. More than a “college coach”, Michele functions as a true partner in the learning and developmental transformation of her student. She is an active participant in each of her student’s lives – she cares deeply for her clients and advocates on their behalf. This collegial partnership is a difference-maker for these students. I have seen her clients – my students – do amazing things during their time at Clark."
Jason Zelesky, Dean of Students, Clark University
"I wanted to thank you so much for your time and insight last week. Not only did you review my first cover letter in two years (ah!), but you really gave me the confidence, courage, and excitement to accept my admission to the Colorado School of Public Health. Your positivity and support truly went a long way, and for that I am very grateful. Thank you again."
Jenna L., MPH Candidate, Denver, CO
"Being a college athlete who played baseball full-time in the summer months I felt "behind the 8 ball" in comparison to my classmates who had multiple internships and years of work experience. Well, after meeting and working with Michele she helped me create an outstanding resume and provided me with numerous alumni contacts to help narrow the career search. Needless to say, 3 months later, at the outset of 2nd semester I had multiple job offers on the table in a recovering economy. Michele's help and expertise had an enormous impact not only on getting the job I wanted, but also in helping me juggle a focused career search in the midst of a chaotic senior year. I cannot begin to thank her enough."
Ryan G., Student, College of the Holy Cross
"Once an athlete myself, I am confident in declaring Michele one of the best coaches I have ever worked with. A natural born leader, Michele is continously striving to coach her students in the right direction. By doing so, the personal feeling of an accomplished task; be it a resume, a job interview, a position at a company, or a cover letter is one of rich self-gratitude. This is because Michele never hands her candidates the final product, but rather leads these men and women down the right path, enabling their inner abilities, forcing them to realize their strengths and weaknesses, while altogether coaching them and guiding them towards success. I truly believe that those of us who have had the pleasure of working with Michele were given a unique opportunity that forces one to strive for the top and accept nothing less."
Cal St. Denis, Sales Consultant, DePuy Synthes Spine
"Michele is a fantastic communicator and coach. Her skill sets are endless, but her ability to listen and understand each distinct personality she is working with are two of her best traits. By hearing what students tell her about themselves and what they want, Michele was able to effortlessly communicate with them what the best approach for each situation/job should be."
Jim Tselikis, Owner, Cousins Maine Lobster
"I had the pleasure of working with Michele as a high schooler during my college application process. Right out of the start she provided me with advice and a full array of tools to narrow down the many options for potential universities based on what I told her about myself. The biggest struggle in my college process was the writing portion of the application and this is where Michele really helped me produce some of the best writing I have ever made. She constantly would give me feedback and ideas but would never openly state I needed to change something in the essay, and therefore keeping the writing in my hands the whole time and the essay moving in the right direction. Her ability to meet over skype made her very flexible to work with and of course allows you to work in the comfort of your home. Michele is knowledgeable, relatable, efficient, and skilled in her line of work, allowing her to help anyone. The results are noticeable too, since I did get accepted to every college that I wanted."
Kyle K., Student, University of New Hampshire
"I’d like to formally thank you for all you’ve done to help [my daughter] in the college application process. We appreciate all that you’ve offered to her and she’s learned a great deal from you. She’s certainly become a much better writer, more focused and able to refine her essays. This will lend itself well as she moves on to college.... I really couldn’t be happier to have connected with you to help [her] with her application process. Without your help, I think acceptance results would have turned out differently. You are very good at what you do….. thank you! We will be in contact again when [her] sister (HS class of 2019) begins the application process!"
Joanne D., Parent of High School Senior, Sutton, MA
"Michele Hearn has directed Career Planning sessions for participants of UCONN Mentor Connection, a residential, summer, enrichment program for academically talented high school juniors and seniors, for the last several years. Program participants are selected for their academic excellence and proven task commitment and motivation and are looking to get a jump start on their college and professional experiences. Michele brings expertise and enthusiasm to every session. She is quick to engage the students in exercises that emphasize the importance of presenting one's talents and experiences in a professional and concise manner to potential college programs and the career opportunities that follow. I have attended several of her sessions over the years and have always marveled at how quickly she establishes a rapport with students of varying levels of engagement, encouraging them to participate, ask questions, have fun, and leave with new and valuable information that will most certainly make them stand out as they go forward with their endeavors."
Heather Spottiswoode, Program Manager, UConn Mentor Connection at Neag School of Education
"I am writing to extend my gratitude for all you did to make last week's Community and Public Leadership Workshop such a success. We could not have done it without you. Your contributions to the program were invaluable. It was evident to me that your skills at student learning helped to facilitate an important process of discovery and growth for participants. Moreover, both the students and I appreciated your reassuring presence. These contributions were affirmed in our evaluations when - among the many positive comments - one student emphatically said: "Michele is GREAT at what she does!" Again, many thanks for sharing your time and talent with us. The quality of our work is stronger because of you."
Margaret Post, Ph.D, Director, Donelan Office of Community Based Learning, College of the Holy Cross