Comments from Course Participants

“This course provided such rich background as to why we do things the way we do. Thanks for wonderful Zoom classes and being an exceptional instructor!” Julie Cyburt, Career Coach, GST Michigan Works!


“This course has great information and I loved hearing about the different resources from classmates and Kristen. I will definitely recommend for my Career Resource Center people in Genesee County.” Amy Hoeksema, Career Preparation Coordinator, Genesee ISD.


“I’ve really enjoyed this course and learned some great information I will be able to use in my daily work.  This class has helped me to become a better advisor.” Randy Hall Career Advisor, Delta College


“I'd like to thank you for sharing your expertise with me and our class. I found the course context to be interesting, helpful and informative. Your teaching style was engaging, fun and provided a strong foundation of a career services provider.”  Jill Bernard, Counseling, Transition and Testing, North Farmington High School.


Comments from Course Evaluations

  • Thank you so much for a great course - I look forward to recommending it to my agency's training team for future staff to attend.
  • I picked up your passion for the CDF training. I loved the way you ran this class/training.
  • Will be able to take what we have learned and use it here at Michigan Works along with coaching or working with the community
  • I gained three important things from this class that I will carry with me for the entirety of my high school counseling career.  First, a new insight and expertise into the practice of Career Counseling.  The second is a newfound confidence to work with students and families seeking my support in this area.  And lastly, that I have the ability to make a difference in my school and my district to improve our CDF services as well as the importance being placed upon it.
  • You were very helpful when questions came up and had the assignments well organized to make sure everything was done.
  • I appreciate how you motivated us every step of the way. Thanks so much for your support and understanding.
  • The class was so worth it with an encouraging instructor like Kristen.


How will you use the knowledge you’ve gained in this course?

  • Knowing all of these things helps me connect with clients and pinpoint their interests/needs and how to help them overcome barriers. 
  • The information I’ve learned will help me be a better case manager. I now have the tools to get more useful information from my clients when meeting with them.
  • I will be able to provide more coaching assistance so my clients will leave feeling helped.
  • Helps clients take a real look at their circumstances and help me help them get started toward reaching their goal.
  • I will use the knowledge I gained to best assist my job seekers in a more effective way.
  • These concepts will most certainly help me to get to know and understand my clients better which in the long road,help them get to their goals.
  • I can apply all nine chapters to what I do.
  • By assisting my job seekers and sharing my information with my co-workers to keep them informed. I am able to assist their job seekers as well.
  • I will implement a standard Action Plan form. Now that's a "must have."