Lisa Silvershein founded Ark Career Coaching in 2004. The mission of Ark Career Coaching is to support people throughout their career lifecycle. We help people actively navigate their future by identifying their strengths, passions and skills to create a vision of success. We work with our clients to leverage their strengths and to achieve their dreams.
Ark Career Coaching believes that:
Skills + Talents = Strengths
Strengths + Passion = Success
Meet our Team:
Lisa G. Silvershein – Founder
Lisa brings over 20 years of career counseling, human resources and management experience to Ark Career Coaching. She has continued success developing individuals at all stages of their career.
She helps students identify educational options, select their academic major , as well as interview for internships and jobs. Lisa works with individuals in career transition and career development to engage their strengths and passions. She supports her clients as they create their career path and employ strategies to achieve their goals. She also works with executives who want to develop their leadership skills and advance professionally.Additionally, Lisa works with people who want to plan an active and fulfilling retirement.
Lisa had her first coaching experience in 1982 as a college Career Counselor under the tutelage of Howard Fiegler, renowned career counseling expert. She worked with students to develop resumes,interview skills, networking and job search strategies.
From 1984 until 2004 Lisa progressively grew as a human resources professional. As a Recruiter, a Director of Employee Development,a Director of Human Resources and a Human Resources Consultant,Lisa has always been involved in helping people identify and build upon their strengths.
Lisa started Ark Career Coaching in 2004 after becoming a Certified Master Coach by Suzanne Skiffington and the The Behavioral Coaching Institute. She has continued to grow professionally by taking many classes through the International Coaching Federation and the Career Coach Institute such as:Career Coaching, Quantum Shift Coaching, Retirement Coaching and Entrepreneurial Coaching. Lisa also has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Human Resources Management.
Lisa has been actively involved as a Board Member of the New Jersey Professional Coaches Association, Vice President of the Bernards Township Chamber of Commerce, Powerful You Facilitator, Participant Experience Chairperson for the annual Garden State Society for Human Resources Management Conference and she is an active participant in the Virtual Learning Community of the Career Coach Institute.
Lisa has access to tested coaching techniques, tools and assessments that are designed to help individuals enhance the quality of their lives and successfully achieve their goals. She focuses on where her client is now, where they want to be and what they are willing to do to create their desired future. She is 100% committed to helping clients achieve their goals while holding them accountable and encouraging them to stay on track as they move forward.
Lisa has the superior ability to listen, observe and customize her approach to meet individual needs. She recognizes that there must be a positive chemistry between the coach and the client. That is why she offers a free telephone consultation.
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"For this “over 50" job hunter, the most important thing Lisa did was to instill confidence that I was still a desirable candidate. This is not to downplay her help revising my resume, writing cover letters, interviewing, negotiating and other things..... I liked having to report “what I worked on toward my goal” each time I met with her because then I really couldn’t make the excuse of not doing something each week (it’s so EASY to get distracted by almost anything else). Once you get started, it’s easier to keep the momentum going." d Judee T.
“I liked the fact that there was always something positive to be said, even if I had something negative to say or complain about. It turned my mood around and helped me see alternate options more quickly than I usually do.” Chris L.
“You have helped me push myself in the college direction. The sessions were so much better than I had imagined before my start …it ultimately helped me develop more detailed time management skills, and looking into the big picture, yet taking things one step at a time.” Christine L.
“Throughout the process, Lisa provided valuable feedback and insight…She continues to be a valuable resource and coach to me.” Kent L.
“Lisa helped me explore my communication style and challenged me to improve my interactions with all of my co-workers. I am much more effective as a team player and leader within my company.” Jeff S.
"Identifying shortcomings I have in the way I do things - procrastination, accepting responsibility, getting into a negative frame of mind. I thought I knew about them all, but identifying them overtly to another person allows me to deal with them rather than letting them fester. I also benefited from proposed strategies for dealing with them, preventative measures, as well as corrective measures." Josh S.
“Lisa taught me networking, job search and interview skills that made me more confident when I went on job interviews. With her encouragement, I explored opportunities outside my current career path and was able to direct my own job search. She challenged me and helped me learn to sell my strengths.” Debbie W.
"I am soooo happy!!! I negotiated until the final offer, you'd be proud. Thank you so much for helping me throughout this troublesome time!! You certainly calmed me down and helped me remain focused on what was important to me and my career!! THANK YOU!!! Karen P
"I became very clear on issues that I didn't even realized existed. I was given permission to find my own answers and come to my own conclusions about myself, my goals and my life. Lisa provided a haven that was safe for me to be completely hones in what I wanted to do with my life without judgment or criticism" Stephanie G.
“I met with Lisa when I was between jobs and looking to define a new career path. Lisa asks excellent questions, she is insightful and encouraging. Lisa is the ultimate professional” Margaret S.
"Lisa gives me a way to discuss work issues and discuss practices on how to handle certain situations. I find myself better focused on a specific goal, as well as learning to be more global in my focus, think as a manager/leader, not just completing a task. Coaching is helping me better manage my team - hopefully motivate them, share my passion for the business in a way that they feel part of that, and ultimately become more productive. Lisa has good insight into behaviors, this helps to target my approach to managing, and try new methods that I would not have known about." Judy C.
"I am so happy I landed the job at Google! Thank you so much for all of your efforts and advice. Every time we meet, I always get the job - NBC and now Google! You really are my good luck charm :) Susan M.
"Lisa was constantly questioning. Asking me to look at things in different ways and consider angles I hadn't though of - perhaps a problem with someone was caused by the way I chose to communicate? Perhaps an issue arose because I just looked at a situation differently than someone I was working with?... "I recommend Lisa, and coaching, very highly. Working with Lisa helped me clarify my goals into specific, achievable steps, and Lisa kept me accountable for making measurable progress against those goals every time we met. As a result of having worked with Lisa, I have more confidence at work, more happiness at home, and much better balance between the two." Leigh S.
“I don’t usually create goals for a year, other than what is required for work. I think this is important to do and it has been beneficial for me to do this. It makes me establish action steps to ensure that I am working towards getting the things that are important to me accomplished. This list of goals also helps me prioritize and re-evaluate, instead of getting overwhelmed or upset that things are not getting done. I have begun to recognize that I do have successes everyday and to give myself credit for them. Lisa gave me the right level of support and provided objective feedback on issues that I have encountered so that I can learn from them.” Dana C.
"I have been working on becoming more efficient by dealing with my road blocks and increasing my confidence. Lisa has helped me break down what I need to do into specific, bite-sized tasks that aren’t overwhelming. Regular checking in keeps me moving forward and taking stock of how I’m progressing and what I might do differently to improve. I like feeling that I’m not alone. She provides realistic support. I feel lucky to have found a career coach who is just right for me, dealing with me where I am, not where I “should be.” Carol T.
"The best part about the sessions was that I felt I was talking to a friend, but at the same time my guidance. I enjoyed feeling open and ready to share ideas without being shot down or discouraged. I liked the fact that there was always something positive to be said, even if I had something negative to say or complain about. It turned my mood around and helped me see alternate options more quickly than I usually do.” C.L.
“I met with Lisa when I was between jobs and looking to define a new career path. Lisa asks excellent questions, she is insightful and encouraging. Lisa is the ultimate professional” M.S.