Rockport Career Choice-Career Change Program Reviews


“I just couldn’t get over how Amie, Lisa and Dawn raved, raved, raved about you. Since then, I’ve been referring all our friends in career confusion to your website.” – Dana Hudepohl, Author of a Marie Claire Magazine article in which Rockport coached three young women through career change.

“I highly recommend Rockport Institute’s career choice program, which gives you access to a personal career coach to guide you through the research and decision-making process. I can’t count the number of times that I wanted to quit, or hit a wall in my thinking, and my career coach was there to give me constructive feedback or reassure me that I was on the right track. Having that support and guidance made all the difference to finally making a decision on my new career path.” – C.J. ,British Columbia

“Nicholas Lore has created the most comprehensive career change decision-making tools available today. His approach breaks down the process of choosing a career that fits you like a glove into small, manageable steps, thereby reducing the likelihood that overwhelm will take over and cause you to quit.” – Laura V., Washington, D.C.

“I am writing today to give my highest praise to The Pathfinder and Rockport Institute’s career decision-making process. – Patrick.D., San Francisco

Before I started working with Rockport Institute, I had done a great deal of thinking, planning, and worrying about my impending career change. I had decided not to continue my career in the Navy and had been accepted to law school, but knew deep-down that while the law school path felt comfortable, it did not feel right. A friend recommended The Pathfinder, and the ensuing process has been transformational. – Sarah C., Montana

The beauty to me in the Rockport process is its simplicity. By focusing on my aptitudes, my interests, and my developed skill-sets, it created a path forward that very naturally fits who I am. While this process is simple, it is easier said than done if trying to ‘go it alone’. I have found that the biggest obstacles in choosing the right career were my fears: fear of rejection, of lack of income, of being perceived as ‘lost’ by friends and family. It’s as if society was subconsciously encouraging me to ‘just stay put’ as it pertained to my job. The Rockport process helps break down these barriers, not with blind optimism and ‘feel-good’ cheerleading, but by carving out what your next job looks like based on personalized evidence and data. – Tasha L., Portland, ME

The process first helps determine which career is best suited for you, then gives you the confidence needed to make that career a reality. When writing a cover letter or sitting in an interview, your self-expression will come naturally because you are applying for the job that you know is right for you. You will have already thought critically about why you would be a perfect candidate for the position; you will already have analyzed ‘evidence’ from your past experiences that will illustrate to the potential employer why you would do an amazing job. When the interviewer asks a tough or prodding question, you will have something substantial to say because you will have already answered those questions for yourself. – Jim F. Maryland

I strongly recommend to anyone entering an ‘inflection point’ in their life, considering a career change, or who is unhappy in their current employment situation to read The Pathfinder and begin the Rockport Institute’s career decision-making process. “ M.C. – naval officer seeking perfect career in civilian world after driving a billion-dollar nuclear sub and commanding 150 people “Rockport Institute has been the leader in career design for many years. I did considerable research before deciding to work with them. What I found was that most so called career experts and coaches used methods they had made up themselves or they had gone to a few classes at a coach academy. Others used the old fashioned tools my college’s career services people used unsuccessfully twenty years ago. Rockport was completely different: brilliant coaching and advice, world-class expertise, highly personal, nothing was canned or generic. In a few sessions I had designed a career in technology marketing that I love. I was able to make the change fairly easily. I used to be a recovering lawyer. Now I look forward to going to work.”  – Charles.T., Atlanta

“Nicholas Lore has created the most comprehensive career change decision-making tools available today. His approach breaks down the process of choosing a career that fits you like a glove into small, manageable steps, thereby reducing the likelihood that overwhelm will take over and cause you to quit.” – Theo.M., San Francisco, CA

“I realized that the problem was not that I did not want to work, but that I was not performing a job that would give me personal satisfaction. Not only did the program help me arrive at this career decision, but it also enabled me to define the type of organization and the particular job role that would allow me to feel most comfortable, most productive, and therefore, most successful.” – B.Decker, Fairfax, VA


“I just can’t thank you enough for the exciting changes your Career Choice Program (has) brought to my

“I am much happier and earning much more than I was.” If you’re serious about creating the career of your dreams, the Pathfinder approach is for you.

“The Career Choice program greatly exceeded my expectations.”

“Tremendous effect…on my business and personal life.”

“This was a definite turning point in my life.”

“After several years of indecision, the program empowered me to make a specific career choice.”

“I needed a 180 degree shift and the Rockport Institute turned me in the right direction.” “Expert

“I am eagerly looking forward to doing something with my life that really feels right for me.”

“Your genuine personal interest…helped me to make these changes. Never before has anyone believed in me so much.”

“Thank you for turning my life around!”

“The counseling sessions enabled me, step by step, to choose the one career and begin doing it.”

“Most of all, thank you for my power to decide, commit and act.”

“I wish I had done this 25 years ago!” “…has helped me to choose to change my entire life – in a positive

“I…warmly recommend the Rockport Institute to anyone who has a desire to make a career change or improve their present employment.”

“I was hoping for a miracle. I got one.”

“Many of the apprehensions about going into a new position have been eliminated.”

“I believe that the process at Rockport is a very successful way to face these issues, realize that one is not alone, and put what appears to be a crisis situation back into perspective. Only in that way can one begin to take action.”

“The usefulness of my…program with Rockport continues to be apparent almost every day and the results have been extraordinary.”

“Very excited about this new career direction.”

“Since the program, the doubts which can be so immobilizing are gone, and now I know exactly what I’m going to do.”

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