Testimonials

George Caro has recommended your work as Owner at Career Coach NJ.

"Neil Cooper is a very engaging individual that brings energy and results to every meeting. Neil's ability to look at the entire picture and make assessments that helped further advance my career has been such a worthwhile decision. At times it can be challenging to open up to someone not knowing how that feedback is going to come across, with Neil the positive focus and pathways that he helped uncover made all of those discussions invaluable."
Service Category: Career Coach
Year first hired: 2012
Top Qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

Dear Neil, 


I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

Details of the Recommendation: "I signed up for Neil's 4-part seminar when I started my job search. Neil pushed me to narrow my focus, identify my mission, and develop a powerful resume. He was accessible and encouraging, and by the end of the session, I'd found a great job in a field I like with confidence that it will lead to great new opportunities. Neil's professionalism is top-notch." 
Service Category: Career Coach
Year first hired: 2013
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

Amy Jolin

I participated in the "Job Search Accelerator" Group Coaching Program offered by Neil Cooper, of CareerCoachNJ.  I registered for the program with the intention of learning as much as I could about the mechanics of a 21st century job search:  networking, personal branding, time management and marketing.  I was not disappointed.  Neil provided a wealth of information and insight that drove to the heart of job search and career transition.  In addition, his relaxed and supportive coaching style allowed for a highly personalized experience, and I gained as much knowledge about myself and my direction as I did the job search process.  The interactive format, expertly facilitated by Neil, fostered a free, informal exchange of ideas among the participants which enhanced the experience for all involved.  I highly recommend Neil and this group coaching program.  He is incredibly knowledgeable, generous with his time and makes a typically stressful process organized, manageable and actually fun.  Thank you, Neil.

Susan Dempsey

Details of the Recommendation:  "I worked with Neil in his job search seminar series and was extremely inspired by his dedication to his job and by his creative perspective on the job search process. Neil gave me practical, "nuts-and-bolts" time management methods to help organize my job search in a better way. He also helped me to prepare for a real-life interview which occurred during the program. I absolutely recommend his services and programs.. I will surely be using his services again soon."

Service Category: Career Coach

Year first hired: 2013

 Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, On Time

Michael O’Brien

I highly recommend Neil’s seminar: “Job Search Success Accelerator - Thriving in a Complex World”.  The seminar presents a highly organized and understandable approach to personal branding and self-marketing that would be as applicable to jump-starting a business as to the job search.  The work-place is constantly changing in complexity and organization.  Neil helps it seem not only approachable but enjoyable. 

S.M. 

Carol Levine (Client)

Service Category: Career Coach

Year first hired: 2012

Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

"Neil’s leadership and career counseling is world class and helps you hone in on what is important in your professional and personal life.

Relationship management, leadership skills, values assessment, career planning and goal tracking are just a few the skills that he helps you develop and fine tune.

With a fusion of teachings his mentoring skills makes you ask the tough questions of yourself and of your subconscious to get the answers that may have been hindering your progress and blocking your energy that you need to move forward. With genuine compassion he teaches you to find the essence of self.

I recommend Neil for professionals, executives and business owners who need to move the next level."


Meagan Khoury, (client)

Meagan hired you as a Career Coach in 2012

Top qualities: Personable, On Time, High Integrity

“Neil Cooper was very helpful as a professional career coach. His background in psychology and his mission of helping people find their authentic selves in their work was unique. His willingness to think outside the box and address deeper issues was very valuable.” July 12, 2012



Teresa Eggers, (client)

Teresa hired you as a business/life coach in 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

“Neil has been my coach for some time. He has guided me in setting goals for my life and for building my business and has been a constant support as my business has grown. He always makes time for my questions and is very easy to talk to. Neil is a professional and competent coach and I highly recommend him.” July 11, 2012



Sally Karasov, (client)

Sally hired you as a Career Coach in 2011

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

“I have been working with Neil, as my career coach, for 5 months, after almost 10 months of unemployment. It has been an incredibly positive experience and I would highly recommend him. For me, the most significant part of the coaching process was in defining my values, goals and mission. We spent a lot of time on “soft skills” that provided a very firm foundation for the search for my ideal job. In retrospect, I can see that it really grounded me in what I was looking for in future employment. The other aspect of our coaching sessions that was so significant for me was Neil’s compassionate and understanding style. He sincerely cares about helping people find an optimal working environment. Of course, he guided me with concrete steps in the job search process, including networking, resume and Linked In profile, but the emotional support was absolutely essential and made the working relationship so productive. I just found a job that I think is an ideal match, and I am planning on continuing my coaching relationship with him in order to make this new job the best that it can be.” May 16, 2012



Michael S. Yochim, CHA, (client)

Michael S. hired you as a Career Coach in 2012

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

“I have been working with Neil for several months now as my career coach, with a bit of life coach mixed in. Neil took the time to get to know and understand me as a person before implementing a coaching program for me. He is a great cheerleader and encourager and extremely adaptable to changes based on my situation at the moment. I would encourage anyone in need of a career coach to give Neil a call or email.”May 19, 2012

Regina Radomski, (client)

Regina hired you as a Career Coach in 2010

Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

“Neil has been a great support system and wealth of knowledge for me while I learned the in's and out's of starting my adoption support business. His insight helped me take this huge undertaking step by step chipping away at all I faced and made it all much more manageable. Without Neil's help I would not have gotten this into the package it now is to present to people and I would not have the confidence to move forward in my journey. For that I thank him. Regina Radomski” May 9, 2012



Joshua Zuckerberg, (client)

Joshua hired you as a Career Coach in 2010

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

“In the thirteen months I worked with Neil, he was able to help me learn and grow significantly as a leader and for that I am truly grateful. By teaching me to clarify for myself my values and intentions and encouraging me to actively seek out and pursue endeavors that benefit my personal and professional goals, Neil was able to facilitate my eventual decision to pursue a career trajectory in the field of voice-overs. His approach seems to be based on the idea that better coaching comes from client feedback. For this reason, he makes himself available to speak with his clients and regularly encourages them to reach out to him between coaching sessions. Whether it’s a question that needs answering or to further discuss something from a prior conversation that needs clarification or even just to update him on progress made or goal reached, Neil is there for clients. It is obvious, from interacting with Neil, that helping people expand their knowledge, employ successful strategies, and become more fully-realized individuals is his passion and the care he has for his clients is genuine. If you feel like there is room for improvement in the area of leadership skills in your life or you need guidance strategizing your next career move, Neil is the person to seek out to help you get to the next step and beyond. I heartily recommend him as Leadership/Career Coach.” March 10, 2012



Michael Rennie, (client)

Michael hired you as a Career Coach in 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“I have worked with Neil at Cooper leadership coaching to gain more insight on my career goals and objectives. I found Neil to be knowledgeable about the subject matter, professional in his approach and always detailed oriented and reliable. Neil has helped me to expound on my thinking and how to have a better delivery when I present to people. He has also coached me to channel my energy in my everyday life and at work. I highly recommend his services.” February 23, 2012



Pat Trinca, SPHR, (client)

Pat hired you as a Career Coach in 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“For those who want to bridge the gap between who you are, where you are, and where you want to be, I highly recommend Neil Cooper as a Leadership Coach. He isn’t about giving answers. Rather he asks questions to make one think. Neil is personable and empathetic, a realist and tremendously supportive. He makes sure one takes action on plans or helps with altering the plan if necessary. Neil has always been available to me by phone or email which was very helpful when I had to make difficult decisions and needed objective, third party input. I highly recommend Neil as a Leadership Coach.” February 14, 2012



Andrew Tinker, (client) Operations Professional, In Transition (business partner)

“Neil has been a wonderful inspiration to me. His leadership and information have jumpstarted my job search abilities and prepared me for the position I now have. He put things into perspective and allowed me to see though the outside noise and focus on what needed to be done. Neil had flexible hours and really worked according to my schedule. There is no doubt that anyone can benefit from time spent with him and Cooper Leadership Coaching.” October 24, 2011


Mike Wiener, (client)

Mike hired you as a Business Consultant in 2007 and hired you more than once

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

“Neil is one of the top people I trust in my life, not only business but personally. He is intelligent, personable and very easy to work with and has the ability to get things done. I would recommend Neil to any of my friends without hesitation.” December 20, 2009


James A. Matzdorff, SEO Internet Marketing Firm, (client)

James A. hired you as a Business Consultant in 2000 and hired you more than once

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“I worked with Neil when he was my client. Neil developed two very successful men’s fashion retail web sites that were very clearly targeted. I helped Neil achieve fantastic search engine rankings and the web site did a phenomenal amount of business. Neil currently works coaching young business owners to create powerful business plans for their companies so they generate remarkable ideas and develop their creativity and marketing mind to build their revenues and penetrate markets. He is great at helping them break through personal obstacles that are holding them back to create a business that meets their expectations and gets the attention it deserves.” April 6, 2011


CreativeJobsCentral .com, (client)

CreativeJobsCentral hired you as a Career Coach in 2009

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, On-Time

“Neil is a great coach. What i like about Neil. 1.his dedication to your goals 2.his follow-up 3.his memory 4.his honesty 5.he is highly personable 6.his true belief that your success is key. Neil doesn’t give you results in small spurts like other professionals, and doesn’t fear you leaving him because he is doing too much good. He does the most he can at the moment every time!” April 21, 2011


David Blumberg, (client)

David hired you as a Business Consultant in 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

“Neil is about helping people to achieve their full potential. He is companionate, a good listener while at the same time holding you accountable for the tasks you have agreed to carry out. I heartily recommend Neil to anyone who is looking to get more out of their life.” May 11, 2011


Neil:

Hope all is well and you are all dug out from the recent snowstorm. It was great seeing you this past Wednesday at the Dover PSG.

Thank you once again for presenting to the Dover Professional Services Group (PSG) on the topic of “The Secret To Leadership Excellence”. Your interactive presentation/delivery was motivational and enlightening and provided everyone in attendance with beneficial take-aways. I wanted to complement you on a very nice presentation.

Being an effective and impactful leader is of utmost importance in today’s day and age. Whether we are in an interview, delivering a presentation, heading a committee, negotiating a deal, selling a product, etc… it is of utmost importance to demonstrate excellent leadership skills. I especially liked the mock scenarios that you put forth that showed individual PSG participants where they were right now in their leadership skills and getting the wheels turning on how they can improve going forward. I also liked learning about the four (4) levels of leadership (victim/conflict/service/reconciler) and look forward to completing the exercises that you provided.

Have a great day and thank you once again for a nice job!!


MM – PSG Dover


"I thought your presentation was very enlightening and described things in a new and different way so that some people, who we haven't been able to reach, seemed to really respond to your presentation. I would love to find another audience for you to present to."

SB - Event Director


Working with Cooper Leadership Coaching has brought clarity to both my personal and professional life. I've developed new courage to take on difficult challenges and trust that the decisions I am making are intelligent ones based on facts and not just emotions. Neil Cooper kept me accountable to myself, taught me new skills and reminded me to value myself. Thanks so much for all you did for me. I believe coaching with Neil is definitely a smart move for business' to take if they want to gain market share.


Lucille – Business Owner - Exterior Solutions LLC


Mike Wiener – Sales Executive ARAMARK Work Apparel and Uniform Services


My sessions have provided me with insight into and understanding of my own behaviors, both positive and negative. They have also helped to ground me in a values structure that I now use to inform my dealings with others personally and in the workplace. The combination of insight and tools is enlightening and empowering.

Joyce Poff – Insurance Industry Executive


Neil is a great listener who takes the time to really understand your goals. Helps you stay focused. He makes himself available in between sessions. My choice of Neil has made a positive difference in my life.


Bill Reilly – Retired Business Owner


Neil helped me to refocus my purpose for being in business which moved me towards aligning my actions and values.


Randy Nathan, MSW, PCC, President, Your Personal Coach, LLC, www.ypcoach.com


Neil I want to thank you for the tremendous growth I experienced while you coached me. Your guidance helped me to design a vision and you motivated me to work towards this goal. You have a wonderful soft aura that spoke to my heart. I am a better person today for having the experience of your coaching expertise.

Annie Z – Certified Life Coach



When I first started working with Neil, my mind and thought process was all scattered. Over the next year we worked on how to achieve a goal and what it takes. I learned a lot about myself through this journey. The greatest lesson I have learned is really to understand the values that make me who I am today. With the understanding of who I am, I am now able to understand other situations that I am in. Thanks Neil for everything you have shown and given me.

Thank you for that you have done for me. You don't know how much help you have helped me. I am learning to enjoy the journey of life, and I really like being in control of myself. It has been a long hard year but I did it and will keep doing it. Coach when can we have our next meeting?


David Goldman


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Neil Cooper
Certified Coach & Mentor
Career Transition and Leadership

Graduate of iPEC Coaching in Shrewsbury NJ
973-445-4200

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Whenever you interact with anyone else (and yourself) you are leading.
So the question is not “Will you lead?” but rather “How well will you lead?”

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Thriving in a Complex World
As the business landscape becomes increasingly more complex companies have a powerful need for talented people to navigate current programs and problems as well as create and innovate the future.
VIP Intensive Coaching
The VIP Program provides you with the wisdom on how to set up and implement your job search. You will learn best practices and a success system to achieve the results you are looking for.
Reinvest in Me - Making a Difference
Our mission is to empower people who want to align their careers with their personal values and make a genuine difference through work
Group Coaching Registration Page
The quality of your career search is in direct proportion to the choices you make now. When you opt to carefully plan and then make a conscious choice to act on your plan you will find your dream job.
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Sales page 2 for May Job Search Success Accelerator webinar
Visionary 1-on-1 Career Coaching and Mentoring
Make a quantum leap in the results from the existing job search with a 1-on-1 coaching partnership. Establish a success strategy for your future. Nothing is more potent than personal training.
FREE STRATEGY COACHING MENTORING SESSION
Accelerate your career search and land a job. Receive expert coaching, guidance, and feedback from a successful career coach. Discuss career goals; Analyze your search and where you want it to be.
Book Neil As Your Next Speaker
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The Benefits of a Written Plan
How many of you have taken the time to put together a written plan for your business and job search, and then analyzed the most effective ways to implement it?
Prioritize Your Time and Get Great Results
What kind of challenges are you having putting together all the monthly, weekly, and daily activities required to accelerate your job search.
Landing a Job Is Not That Important
I have noticed a significant trend among my clients. There is a huge difference between the ones who are genuinely dedicated to landing a job and those who are merely interested in it.
How to Reach Out to People When You Fear Rejection?
During the career search we will have to make calls that can feel overwhelming. We know how important it is to connect with strangers to build strategic alliances,
How to Recover From the Networking Blues
Networking is an essential ingredient to a successful job search and keeping a business consistently filled with new prospects and clients.
Leadership and Career Assessment
The Assessment is attitudinal and based on an energy/action model. It differs from personality assessments as it is not intended to label a person and have them work well within that label.
Ace Your Next Interview
At the beginning of my workshops I introduce myself to the audience and endeavor to build rapport in the first minutes of the presentation.
Time Management is a Huge Problem
Time management is the huge problem even in a structured work environment, and the job search is not a structured environment unless you make it so.
How Does Your Website Portfolio Fit into the Marketing Plan?
A website portfolio can be an invaluable tool in creating a marketing presence. It becomes a valuable asset as you get further into the process.
Testimonials
I deeply appreciate the testimonials provided by actual clients.
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Strategies to Build Your Network
Networking is the key to finding a new job. Networking has always been a fact of life in business and today it is the single most effective way to find your new career.
How Does Your Website Portfolio Fit into the Marketing Plan?
A website portfolio can be an invaluable tool in creating a marketing presence. As you begin the job search and start a business, it is not one of the first steps to take.
How Am I Doing With My Job Search
Ed Koch, ex-Mayor of NYC, would famously shout out to the world, “How I am doing?” It’s a great question and one all job seekers should be routinely asking themselves.
Events Page
The latest live and virtual events on the Career Coach NJ Calendar.
Climbing Higher in Your Career
Welcome to a new work week. How will you set yourself up for enjoyment and success? Organize a calendar and plan your activities to fulfill your career and personal objectives.
How to Beat the Job Search Doldrums?
Playing the career game at a high level is a strenuous path. It is more like the stock market with its substantial ups and downs than a straight line to success. It’s easy to get “depressed”
Questions that Encourage Engagement and Organization in the Job Search
As a coach I ask a lot of questions. I also listen very carefully to hear what a client really means by engaging all my senses and reading in between the lines.
Mastermind Groups
Are you seeking support in your job search or business development? Bruce Schneider, founder of iPEC Coaching school states, “Develop a support system. You don’t succeed in life alone.”
Bold Steps to Outstanding Leadership
People currently occupied in any aspect of building a career face tests that can seem overwhelming. Leadership skills make a decisive difference to your successful performance;
First Steps to Create a Great Marketing Profile
A high profile marketing presence is a key to an exceptional career search. It is a vital part of the marketing plan because it builds the chemistry known as the “know, like, and trust” factor
Education is not a luxury; It is a necessity!
A recommendation for job seekers is about continuing education. Employers are seeking educated and skilled executives and managers with high level of expertise and know how to apply it on the job.
A Personal Brand Will Help You Thrive
It is important to have a marketing profile that clearly tells the story about you, your career, and your aspirations. It takes some time to develop and yet it is well worth it.
You are Unique? How will you show it?
You are unique! How will you show it? Personal branding is a key ingredient to a successful job search. You cannot keep your knowledge, skills, and talents a secret and find a job.
The First Step You Must Take to Find a Great Career
To effectively perform your job search at a high level it is essential to clearly define your career objectives. Without identifying your objectives it will substantially prevent finding a position
How Do Other People Make You a Success?
Today let’s talk about the importance of bringing positive influences into your life, and specifically let’s talk about who you associate with.
Opportunity Doesn’t Knock Until You Invite It To
People want more employer responses, more interviews, more informal introductions, and more intelligence about how to make great contacts to create the opportunity they deserve.
The Number 1 Most Important Career Skill Is
The number 1 most important career expertise is dynamic communication skills. Whether you are talking 1-to-1 with your boss, engaged in a group meeting with peers,
The Most Important Communication Skill is
At school we’re not taught very much about listening. Most of the time is focused on writing and other forms of communication, and yet we spend much more time listening than we do writing etc.
Silence is Golden
The practice of listening is basically being silent and still simultaneously. When listening intuitively you are not thinking about anything;
Making a Difference With Your Career
How to make a difference with your career? We are responsible for our accomplishments. Fully commit to finding your unique mission you raise the chances of experiencing dramatic success
Influencing Others
In all areas of life bringing a positive energy and a highly engaged spirit is inspirational and motivational.
Your Leadership Mindset is Paramount to Success
Success in the business world requires genuine dedication. Especially in today’s economic environment being an effective leader is not a job for the faint hearted.
The Most Important Leadership Quality
The most important leadership quality is fearlessness. It is embracing our inner strength, confidence, and tranquility.
Success with Your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn continues to be an extremely important career tool. It is a great way to demonstrate your leadership skills and how well you have developed as an executive.
Fear and Mindfulness in Your Career
Everyone is a leader - either by choice or by default. Whenever you interact with anyone else (and yourself) you are leading.
Social Media and Building Your Movement
Social media is a multi-faceted and integral part of business whether you are building a business or enhancing a career.
On Being an Influential Leader
A leader’s influence has everything to do with their way of being. In order to establish strong personal relationships and team collaborations it requires advanced management knowledge and skills.
Health Wellness and Leadership
I enjoy practicing many aspects of health and wellness in my daily life. The idea of sports, exercise, and good nutrition is almost as near and dear to me as breathing.
Networking Makes All the Difference
Networking makes all the difference in finding a job, achieving powerful results on the job, and in improving our personal lives.
Personal Branding and the Pain of Childbirth
In the summer of 2012 I begin to develop my personal brand in a manner that would establish credibility with my target audience.
The Essence of Networking
Focus on removing the obstacles to success. One of those important obstacles may be the lack of a clear understanding and appreciation of what networking is;
A Good Example of Bad Leadership
Rarely do we get to see a public exhibition of bad leadership such as we recently witnessed in the U.S. Congress.
High Unemployment High Vacancies Are You In-demand
There is a growing group of executives and managers who are chronically churning from job-to-job often as contractors or part-time employees. It is a painful way to live economically and emotionally
Damn New Year’s Resolutions: Achieve Freedom in 2014!
It’s the New Year and we’re setting goals, making affirmations, offering promises, and committing to new actions.
The Most Important Action You'll Do Today
I encourage people to play the career game at the highest level that they are capable of at the moment. I implore them to follow, “Neil’s No Procrastination Rule.” “If it’s a priority do it now.”