Rockport Reviews


B. Williams

“I am one of those people who is a ‘square peg in a round hole’. Other career counselors were trying to make me fit into conventional careers and it never worked…Rockport was able to help me to understand why I had always had difficulty in choosing a career path. They helped me make peace with my unconventionality and to see it as an asset rather than a liability.  Now I am in a job that is right for me and I enjoy my work every day.”

J. Scantlebury


“I am writing to thank you for the wonderful information I received from taking part in the Rockport Institute program. It was helpful both in helping me to make a career change and in finding out things about myself that had largely gone unnoticed before this time.”

Dana Hudepohl

“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.”

– Author of a Marie Claire Magazine article in which Rockport coached three young women through career change

K. Fabiani


“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.”

G. Vargas


“The beauty to me in the Rockport process is its simplicity.  It helped me create 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’.”

R. Glenn


“I have found that the biggest obstacles in choosing the right career were my fears. 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.”

A. Reading


“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.”

T. Chung

“Rockport Institute’s programs work!  With their help I moved from a career in education (I taught high school Physics) to IT and strategy consulting. I now work for one of the largest and well-respected consulting firms in the world and am really enjoying this new challenge.  Nicholas Lore’s book had a lot to do with me getting here. Thanks!”

A. Frankel


“The Rockport program enlightened me about so many aspects of myself that it made my career opportunities clearer to me than they have ever been before. The program made it possible to clear away all the fog that accompanied the early part of my career search and to focus on the careers that are really right for me.”


E. Lazarus


“It was the first time in my life that I could see in black and white a summary of where my talents lie.”


Connecticut Department of Higher Education

“Rockport Institute is a tremendous resource for discovering the right career.”

R. Najarro

“I am much happier and earning much more than I was.”

T. Rhyu

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

S. Lerner

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

M. Tosca

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

D. Lavoy

“Thank you for turning my life around!”

K. Evy

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

E. Burke

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

M. Retkovsky

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

R. Gottlieb

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

R. Hamilton

“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 Rockport, and the ensuing process has been transformational.”

K. Orenstein

“The Rockport 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.”

A. Sanchez

“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 begin the Rockport Institute’s career decision-making process.”