“The insight she provides is priceless.”
Here’s what they’re saying…
It’s not what you say about yourself that counts, but what others say about you. Here is what some clients are saying about their coaching experience.
Nomination as Business of the Year
Key Dynamics was nominated as Business of the Year for 2022 by a member of the Upper Keys Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) local organization. Because all nominations were anonymous, I can’t put a name to the nomination, but what follows are the highlights:
Is this a woman-owned business and what is the title of the business’s highest-ranking woman? Yes, it is owned by Jackie Harder
How did this business demonstrate its commitment to workplace equality? Although Key Dynamics Coaching and Consulting mainly helps women, the testimonials on the website show that the women are international and from different background and ethnicities. Even a few men have benefited from the coaching and consulting service.
In what way did this business positively impact our community in the last year? Key Dynamics Coaching and Consulting has the skills to support women at a very affordable rate. The first 30-minute call is complimentarty, and as an long-time Upper Keys BPW member has Jackie been very generous in her support to local women where needed, outside the official coaching environment. She has assisted many women in our community with a quick resume review, text editing or supportive converstation and a listening ear.
Anything else you’d like to add? Their mission is truly to help others succeed.
‘Refocus energies…complete major goals’
Jackie, thank you for your time and guidance.
I would like to thank you for the coaching you have given me.
Your style and method is very effective, helping me to refocus my energies and complete some major goals in my career.
I will be sure to use your wise words in all aspects of my life.
Elizabeth (Liz) Healy
‘She transformed my thinking’
Jackie is an amazing coach! She transformed my resume and my thinking. Her positive coaching and ability to ask to hard questions and hold me accountable for answers is enlightening work. The rewards are being open to new ways of seeing and understanding my role and the career I am seeking.
I gained so much knowledge about the process and more importantly myself in that process. I now know what a truly “good fit” position I am looking for in my job search. She helped me change the dialogue in my head that is making me more successful as a person and a better candidate.
I like how she held me accountable and gave me needed assignments to work toward my goals. If you are in a transition in your career or want that “dream job,” Jackie will give you the tools to get there. Jackie champions females in the workplace and if you have ever considered having a coach, she is the one!
Human resources specialist
Her ability brings results
Jackie is an exceptionally gifted and talented career coach. Jackie has had a substantial number of years in recruiting, and her experience shines through her exceptional work. Not only was she able to analyze my diverse background in brand and digital marketing, product launch, and formulation science, but she helped me land several interviews at top companies in the industry.
I can say, without a doubt, that investing in Jackie’s expertise was well worth the return on my investment. I now understand what recruiters and companies in the industry are looking for, what strengths and attributes I bring to the table, and how to tweak my resume in the future to bring better results. Jackie is an invaluable resource that I will continue to use for future career opportunities.
Her ability to analyze clients’ backgrounds and bring results through her work will serve her clients well as they pursue future career goals. I highly recommend her expertise if you are looking for your shot at landing your dream career.
Boca Raton, FL
Sammarco LinkedIn profile
‘One of the most valuable key players in switching career paths’
How do I praise Jackie? I do not have enough word count space to count the ways!
She is such a pleasure and one of the most valuable key players of my future transition in switching career paths. Jackie re-designed my resume and gave me the confidence and courage to apply my skills, experience and personality with her flawless introspect by developing a noteworthy resume that I am truly proud of and will submit to potential employers with pride.
I have only communicated with her via internet. However, at first meeting we hit it off like a house on fire! She is an asset to her profession and an everlasting value to all that seek her out for her expertise. I look forward to working with her on my interview skills and I know she will help me shine!
Boca Raton, Florida
‘Skills for a lifetime’
I can’t say enough about Jackie and how she has helped me. Not only did she help with my resume, but she assisted in interview skills.
She will help you realize and convey your true worth professionally — not to be timid to speak about your worth. Jackie helped me to strategize and prepare for interviews; to confidently speak during interviews; and write follow-up emails.
I have learned a great deal from my work with Jackie. I will be able to use the skills she has taught me for a lifetime.
‘My confidence was expanded’
Jackie helped me to see my potential and made me feel more confident at the time to apply for [and land] an executive position. With her support, my vision and confidence was expanded.
I have the fortune to know Jackie for many years and know her high quality and valuable services to our community by providing professional development and coaching services.
Keys Advocacy Center | Center for Independent Living of the Keys
Key Largo, FL
‘Jackie Harder was the answer’
I recently discovered I would soon be back in the new job market search. After dusting off my old resume I quickly realized I needed professional help in getting my resume up to speed in today’s evolving job market.
Jackie Harder was the answer, guiding and coaching me through every aspect of creating a new resume I can confidently send out to potential employers. I am confident it will turn out to be one of the best and reasonable investments I could make for my future.
Key Largo, FL
‘Nudge in the right direction’
Jackie has a gift that enables her to see and bring out the best in people.
When I first interacted with her, I was looking for a suitable job amidst the pandemic and was feeling demotivated with the overwhelming amount of negativity in the world.
Talking to Jackie helped me identify my strengths and gave me a new perspective. She taught me the importance of choosing the right words to talk about my achievements because the world looks at us the way we talk about ourselves.
Sometimes, all we need is a nudge in the right direction and Jackie did that exactly – which eventually helped me achieve my goal.
Love her spirit!
Analyst, Deloitte India (Offices of the U.S.)
Blog on Medium
Time for a career pivot
I reached out to Jackie when I realized that I was still writing my resume the way they taught me in college. I’m at a point where I want to pivot in my career.
She helped me figure out the best way to present the work I have done and cheered me along in the process.
I came out with a much stronger resume and a boost in confidence too. I would highly recommend working with Jackie.
Unique techniques enhance business, life
I discovered Jackie on LinkedIn at the end of 2018 as I was busy looking for ways to hone my entrepreneurial skills and invest in my personal development. At the time, I had no clue that coaches existed and after some time of following her posts, I knew she was the best choice to help me through this journey as a young, female entrepreneur.
I must admit that as a Namibian, I was at first skeptical if an American would be able to relate to African “issues” and culture. However, Jackie was very open-minded and I later learned, despite the societal and cultural differences, she was perfect because of her life experience and expertise.
Jackie has helped me at a time I needed outside support in my business and personal life. Our conversations comprised of unique techniques that have helped enhance my business acumen, confidence, personal branding and setting of SMART goals, which were exactly what I needed to excel. Thank you, Jackie, for the insights.
Ruth Martinez Lago
Iyalgo Food Assurance Consultants
Walvis Bay, Namibia
Learning the value of who we are
Prior to working with Jackie, I knew that I had an extensive work experience. I have worked in different companies, different states and with all kinds of people. However, it wasn’t until I started working with Jackie that I realized the value that I’ve brought not only to my employers, but to my local community and even the country through the support I’ve provided to our military service members.
They say it’s not what you know but whom you know. Working with Jackie, I’ve learned that the most important person that we need to know is ourselves. Once we learn the value of who we are and how our contribution has impacted the lives of so many people, we gain the confidence to conquer anything in our professional and personal lives. Thank you so much, Jackie!
Winter Garden, Florida
‘Opens new doors’
Jackie Harder is an executive coach who gives high regard for your accomplishments, yet at the same time opens new doors and fresh ideas.
IT Sales and Consultant
‘Exactly what I needed from a coach’
I met Jackie on LinkedIn and began communicating with her through her posts initially. It was a time in my business where I saw it wasn’t working and I wanted a coach who had life experience as well as skill set. Jackie’s professional feel, humour and informative articles were the nudge I needed so decided to do a few months group coaching online.
She was readily available, positive, encouraging and really helped me through a tough spell. I still find it unusual that the coach I needed was across the Pond but as I believe in the Law of Attraction, Jackie was exactly what I needed from a coach. I purchased her book, too, DIY Coaching Manual for Women: How to Transform Your Life in 12 Months and have a constant reminder of the methods, etc., to keep me on task.
Thanks, Jackie; you really are a gem and so appreciated. Things have really turned around and I have set up my company where I will be launching my signature programme in March. I have also changed the way I do business with my freelance work so it can work.
London, United Kingdom
Creative Entrepreneur and Managing Director of Soul Conscious Creations Limited
Networking for Women workshop feedback
Professional Development Series produced by the Upper Keys Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) in support of the organization’s adult scholarship fund for women.
Jackie was excellent and pushed us out of our “norm” — comfort zone. She was upbeat and really easy to talk to — she knows her stuff. Highly recommend her for networking solutions for any group, individuals or company.
Traci Ryan, sales professional
Islamorada Resort Co.
‘Awesome opportunity to grow’
It was very helpful in gaining confidence to network.
I was very uncomfortable to take the course at first, but I knew that opportunities like these don’t come often. In my first course of the Upper Keys Business and Professional Women’s Professional Development Series, I quickly realized the importance of networking and how to overcome the fear of getting out and involved in the community.
I have a difficult time speaking in front of people and for me this course breaks through my personal fears and will hopefully help me help others more efficiently in my line of work…helping emerging artists take their first steps in stepping out and presenting their work to the community
Learning how to network and interact with business people always seemed intimidating to me and I had no idea where to begin. We are all in the business of trying to make things happen, not only for ourselves but for each other.
Jackie is here to help us recognize that in whatever business we are in, there is always more to learn in the realm of confidence and professionalism. There is a process to professionalism that helps us succeed in getting through to the movers and shakers. Learning to expand your networking circle is key to success.
This program is a wonderful step in the right direction. I’m very thankful for this awesome opportunity to grow.
Joanna Theodosiou, business owner
Key Largo, Florida
The Art Box
She opened my eyes to the use of social media and LinkedIn to promote business and expand contacts.
I never understood the importance of networking and how to go about doing it. Thank you so much for all the great, useful information!
Ildiko Mandy Meltzer, computer networking
Key Largo, Florida
Very informative, engaging. Can’t say enough!
Theresa Sutter, virtual assistant
Key Largo, Florida
‘An ideal business partner’
As a result of her time management coaching, I have stepped outside of my comfort zones (financial and business) and outsourced more of my business, more than I ever thought I would.
It has been a pleasure getting to know Jackie Harder from a social media group on Facebook to some coaching and most importantly a listening ear as a friend. I can see the value that she has, and is able to provide to others, through our friendship and her perspectives on life.
It’s refreshing to have someone take a look at your business and/or personal situation and be aware of your sensitive emotions but tell you like it is, and give you a better outlook on life in general. Sure, life can suck at times, but when you have folks who help you keep it real without tiptoeing around you, but able to tell you like it is — that is pure gold.
I am still profitable AND have more time. I am also tracking my time better and DOing what I always knew to do… but wasn’t. I have increased my prices and been reminded, constantly, I HAVE VALUE and deserve it.
Jackie, the business coach, is an ideal business partner to someone in my industry, search engine optimization and website readability, so I have had the pleasure to work with her on some projects with some clients and work with her on her website. And we have, as friends and business cohorts, bounced stuff off each other.
Jackie Harder…an advocate for women, a super life coach, a mentor to my business, a business partner to help me expand my business while helping her with hers, a time management aficionado and by far the highest of all – a new best friend. It is a complete HONOR to know Jackie and call her my friend.
Kristen Wilson, SEO specialist
A Visual Business
‘The little push I need’
Jackie takes the time to really listen and ask you those tricky questions that really make you think and find your way to the root of the problem.
I like to call her my accountability partner because she really is. Every time I find myself “stuck,” she is always there to give me the little push I need.
Chloe Forbes-Kindlen, social media strategist
‘Gave me confidence’
Working with Ms. Harder really inspired me, and gave me the confidence I needed to be prepared for my college scholarship interviews.
Practicing with her was the key to being ready for the interviews, and she made sure to cover any potential questions thoroughly.
I felt much more comfortable with the whole process after working with her, and came out of my first interview with a $115,000 scholarship. Ms. Harder helped me to develop my confidence and find my voice, and I would recommend her to anyone that needs to boost their interviewing skills.
Coral Shores High School graduating senior
Forthright and imaginative
Jackie’s counsel and networking have been invaluable to me in my recent “start up.”
I have known Jackie Harder for some time going back to her time at The Reporter [newspaper] and the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and then her tenure as President of the Chamber. She has always been forthright and imaginative.
I was particularly lucky when she resigned from the Chamber to start her own business shortly after I had merged my Tax and Accounting Practice with a local firm allowing me to concentrate on Financial Planning.
I had a website that I had ignored hoping it was OK as was. Jackie straightened me out on that and jumped into fixing some things and spiffing up others. She turned me on to an advertising medium of which I had been unaware and hooked me up with a local artist who developed a great ad for it; the very first day it came out, I received a call and have had several since.
Bill Andersen, retired Certified Financial Planner
Andersen Financial Services
Key Largo, Florida
Coaching had a significant impact
Although pessimistic at first, I am happy to report that coaching has had a significant impact on my business as well as personal life.
My confidence has improved resulting in a bigger paycheck as well as a much happier “me.” Jackie Harder has far exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend her services for anyone in the need of a great coach. Working with my coach has been OUTSTANDING!
Thank you, Jackie, for your mentorship, shared energy, and creative thinking. I love being one of your many success stories!
Sabrina Wampler, Realtor
Moorings Realty Inc.
Stayed on track
I was intrigued by the concept of having a personal coach as opposed to going to a self-help seminar with a large group of people. My coaching sessions were tailored to me!
No preaching…..Jackie very cleverly got me to answer my own questions and set my own direction/goals, but then made sure I achieved them.
The checks and balances were exactly what I needed to assure I stayed on track.
Since I thrive on euphoria (like most people), I long for the successes experienced during those coaching sessions and have implemented many of the techniques into my daily life now. Recognizing the opportunities before me was the first step in pulling myself out of the “comfy rut.”
Patty Ivey, retired state government project administrator
Lakewood Ranch, florida
Back in charge and inspired
I felt truly alone, was fighting debilitating depression and a lack of self-esteem.
As an independent service contractor during an economic crisis where jobs and clients are nowhere to be found, one of the biggest challenges I faced was remaining confident and optimistic.
I knew I needed to get inspired and find direction – and fast – if I was going to survive, so I contacted Jackie Harder at Key Dynamics for some coaching. I had no idea what she could offer someone so down in the muck, but what she offered was a life preserver.
First she encouraged me by reminding me that this economic crisis is affecting millions and that I was definitely not alone. She also reminded me of my talents, my future potential, and how valuable my contributions to my clients is and have been.
She worked with me to define business and personal goals, and we set deadlines to meet those goals. I began to feel back in charge and inspired, and it literally evaporated the depression that was smothering me.
Jackie not only reintroduced me to my old self, but she introduced me to the next, better, phase of me. Her optimism was relentless and contagious. It transferred over to me and now my friends, family, and NEW CLIENTS and I’m back in the saddle. Thank you, Jackie! You are the shiz!
Julia K. Hallagan
She is the genuine article who puts others before her interests, and always finds the silver lining in any situation.
At The Sun News [newspaper in Myrtle Beach, S.C.], her leadership was apparent and her judgment was sound.
To read about how she has parlayed such established skills to being president of a chamber, and of her advice to businesses and individuals, I cannot say I am surprised. She is a natural not only in the profession, but also in person.