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Testimonials

Corporate:

"The education and training that MBJ Group has provided to our company has allowed us to grow and mature as a company. I believe it has helped us to be better employers, employees, managers, and team builders. I am confident that our company will continue to experience growth and success because of our ability to more accurately hire and manage individual employees."

CFO – Commercial Construction Company – Michigan

"I have had a professional relationship with the MBJ Group since the early 1990s.  During my tenure as CEO, I have retained their services over the last five years and worked together with them on executive level strategic planning and new hire processes as well as personal executive coaching."

CEO

Non Profit:

“MBJ Group, Inc., has been a Partner in Change with All Faiths Food Bank, facilitating two searches which realized the hiring of three professionals - a Chief Administrative Officer, Marketing Director and Operations Director who have produced incredible results from day one. Hiring the right person to fit the job and the culture has paid off tremendously for our organization. I would recommend MBJ Group to assist your organization’s talent and selection needs.”

Sandra J. Frank
Executive Director

"The MBJ Group is a well-respected business whose understanding of the not for profit industry is vastly apparent and critical in locating and interviewing potential candidates for an organization.  Their search capabilities are excellent and in addition to researching an individual’s background their ability to do a job, they are also capable of helping to determine if an individual and organization are a match, both in experience and personality.  They have been immensely effective and helpful.  I am very pleased to have worked with the MBJ Group in filling critical positions to better our organization which in turn betters our community."

Alexandra Quarles
President, CEO & Trustee
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc.

“The process of recruiting, culling through and interviewing prospects can be time consuming and still not yield the best candidate. Working with Mary Beth Bos enabled me to limit the time I spent on interviews to candidates who most closely fit our needs and facilitated the hiring of a Vice President of Philanthropy whose credentials and profile are a solid match to our mission and culture.”

Estelle Crawford
President of the Pines of Sarasota Foundation

"As Chairman of the Search Committee for a new Van Wezel Foundation CEO/President during 2009-2010, I found the technical assistance from the MBJ Group, Inc. most helpful. In particular, the Personal Talent & Skills Inventory, Workplace Motivators and Behavioral summaries gave the search committee and me information that answered some of the important “fit” questions about job candidates, thus making our selection process more efficient and effective."

Paul W. Hersey
Chair Van Wezel Foundation CEO/President Search Committee

“MBJ Group recognized a need and followed-through to provide professional selection and recruitment services in delivering a Chief Development Officer for our public garden. Knowledge of the industry, culture and candidates was valuable for me as a new CEO. Assessments provided insight into work behavior, management and communication styles which enabled a faster selection. Recognition of a need, educating me and delivering a candidate in a focused timely manner was exceptional."

CEO – Thomas Buchter - Marie Selby Gardens – Sarasota – Florida.

"Circus Sarasota recently contracted the services of the MBJ Group to help recruit a professional and experienced fundraiser. The entire process from beginning to the end was handled professionally and the conclusion, we are happy to say, was 100% successful. Our sincere thanks to the MBJ Group."

Pedro Reis
Dolly Jacobs Reis
Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & Associate Director

"Thank you so much for the awesome job you did in facilitation our fundraising retreat. You have a marvelous balance between patience and get on with it…, seriousness and humor…, generalities and specifics."

Executive Director – Non- Profit – Florida – Sarasota

"At a time when our organization was in the midst of some of the most significant changes in our history, our CEO was promoted to our national home office. We needed a new CEO who could hit the ground running. We needed a dynamic leader who could be passionate about our mission, build discipline around our increasing financial reporting responsibilities, inspire confidence and enthusiasm in our staff, and put the organizational and programmatic changes in place to adapt to our organizations changing needs. It seemed an impossible order. However, with the diligence and guidance of the professionals at the MBJ Group, we actually had multiple talented candidates who fit the bill. MBJ also helped us to “think outside the box”, which gave us the confidence to hire the successful candidate—a convert from the for-profit world who is everything we hoped for and more."

Carol Ann Kalish, President of The Cancer Support Community formerly known as The Wellness Community

Career Transitions:

“Have you ever wondered where you really wanted to be in a career path? I am pleased to say that after working with Mary Beth and Jim Bos of the MBJ Group, I found the career niche that best fit my talent. I encourage anyone to take that step of faith in the MBJ Group. The consultation and guidance from resume creation to job interview was a very worthwhile investment in helping me find an awesome job!”

Marketing Director for a not for profit

"After a layoff from a Fortune 100 company, I searched for a ‘right’ career coach and assessment firm to navigate in the ‘new economy’. I found my decision to work with MBJ Group to be in line with my wishes to move out of the automotive supplier business and to utilize my transferrable skills into marketing for the non-profit industry.

I had the presentation skills, global prowess, and marketing expertise, but Mary Beth coached me to target my transferrable skills presentation into the non-profit industry. After a successful placement, we continued to get together to bounce ideas off of one another with Mary Beth’s continued interest and guidance through the non-profit world. Mary Beth’s coaching was a positive, nurturing, and certainly resulted in effective results."

Director of Marketing – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

"I contracted with MBJ Group to help with with my job search. I hadn't been getting anywhere with Internet job postings or classified ads, and every job search resouce will tell you that the most effective way to find a job is to network. But I didn't have a network! Within weeks, MBJ Group had arranged exploratory interviews for me with several influential people in the Sarasota market. They helped me build my network. And six months later, I landed a job that I love.
Grant Writer & Compliance

"The services of the MBJ Group and those of Mary Beth Bos specifically were enormously helpful during a stressful time in my life.  I was dealing with unemployment at the same time that I was facing a personal health crisis.  The advice, consultation, and guidance of the MBJ Group during this stressful time made an extremely difficult situation manageable.  Their services gave me professional advice and guidance and provided me with much needed positive focus, structure, and personal image building at a time when I was overwhelmed with negative emotions.  The result was a successful and rewarding job search.  I highly recommend their services."
Vice President of Philanthropy

“In these “perfect storm” conditions for locating a new job, the MBJ Group threw me a “life preserver” with their assessment testing product.  I had the skill set, the determination and the discipline, but Mary Beth coached me to target my presentation skills -- my resume evolved into a crisper version of itself, my cover letters emphasized a nexus with the organization and my responses during interviews became more focused.  Mary Beth’s coaching was a most positive – and certainly very pleasant – experience for me.”
Managing Director – Strategic Gifts of Feeding America

"After being laid off as a Mortgage Account Executive being in the business for over 11+ years, I turned to the services and resources of MBJ Group.  MBJ Group led me down a path where I was able to tap into all of my strengths through vocational assessments, skill evaluation and exploratory interviewing.  Through this assessment process I was able to find a true passion in another industry. Ultimately I found challenging, emotionally and financially satisfying employment during what is slated as the worst recession in history.  Thanks to Mary Beth and Jim Bos of the MBJ Group for all of their hard work.  We did it team!"
Former Mortgage Account Executive now a Non-profit United Way Program Manager 
 

“Mary Beth, please know that, over the past few months, you have been (and I believe will continue to be) a terrific professional career coach and guide to me.  The networking that we have been doing will have tremendous value as I settle into my new position and really "join the professional community" here in SW Florida. Thank you for your consistent encouragement and support.  It will be a pleasure to encourage others to work with you and Jim whenever I meet people with similar career transition needs.” 
Secured Fiscal & Financial Manager position with one of Florida’s Universities

 

 

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