“I have worked with Linda for many years. She has always been, and still is, a pleasure to work with. Her high energy level and constant positive attitude has been a key to her success! For as long as I have known her she has been relentless at being the best she can be given her chosen field. I got to experience this first hand over the summer of 2009 when I was without a job for the first time in my 20+ years in my industry. Linda provided me the insight, guidance, and positive reinforcement that I needed at a time when it was critical for me to remain upbeat.
I strongly recommend Linda and her organization “Back to Business” for anyone that is looking for a positive and rewarding career search or change.”
“When I first met Linda Waters I had been unemployed for nearly 18 months. I had been checking the job boards and newspapers and had applied for a number of positions for which I was qualified. I interviewed for a few and would get no response on others. I started to become more and more frustrated and my self-esteem and confidence levels were at an all-time low.
“Meeting with Linda in her warm and welcoming office put me at ease right away. Her positive attitude and contagious smile confirmed in my mind that I had made the right decision in coming to Back to Business for career advice. The Myers-Briggs and self-assessment profiles were enlightening! Realizing my personality type, how I process information and what industries I should be looking at is invaluable going forward. I recommend taking these assessments to anyone starting a job search. Linda helped me realize that a job interview is not an interrogation. It’s a two-way street. I am also interviewing the company! The knowledge I’ve gained from working with Back to Business has given me the ability to put myself out into the job market again with confidence. Everything from self-assessments and interviewing to brushing up on computer skills. Linda and the Back to Business team can help. ”
“…The most valuable thing that I took away from our time together was that I actually learned what drives me and what unique skills I bring to employers. Previous to our session together, my resume was quite wordy and it was difficult to determine what skills I possessed and wanted to focus on. After our session, my resume was clear, concise and divided into several key sections identifying my skills. Not only did we rewrite my resume, but more importantly I also learned more about myself. We also came up with my value statements which I am now using during my informational interviews and I am on my way towards finding a new career. ”
“Thank you very much for your help and support during my job search. Your faith in me was wonderful to have and to this day helps give me confidence that I will succeed in this role! ”
“Linda was one of the first people I called when I was laid off. She worked with me not only to develop my resume but also my confidence, look and entire approach to finding my next career. At a time when I was feeling less-than-confident in my abilities, Linda was an optimistic spark. I looked forward to working with her then, and I look forward now to referring other women to her for consultation.
“Linda Waters is passionate about helping women get “Back to Business”. Whether making a career transition or returning to the work force, she provides self-evaluations and personalized in-depth assessment tools as well as training and support. Back to Business is the resource for women serious about being all that they can be and doing what they love.”
“Linda is very knowledgeable, technically skilled and extremely professional in her business. Her solid corporate and business background and extensive professional experience helps to provide a very needed and unique service. Linda is dedicated and passionate about her company and understands the huge need to assist her clients to get “unstuck” and find their true passion.”
“I have referred many clients to her and have received rave reviews. It is a great service to be able to direct my clients to so that they can gain the confidence and skills to reenter the workforce.”
“Linda is an enthusiastic career coach and extremely knowledgeable about the job market and current career choices. Linda gave me her full attention at each session and was insightful in analyzing my talents and work history experience. She is an excellent writer and resume expert. Because of Linda, I landed a great job at a leading financial corporation and greatly appreciate her continued interest and support in reaching my fullest potential.”
“Linda Waters changed my life. From the moment I met her, I felt a connection that cannot be described in mere words. Her compassion, her knowledge and her ‘gift’ for understanding people surpassed any expectations I could have imagined. I would not hesitate to recommend Linda to anyone. At a time when I could not see what was next for me, Linda guided, taught and encouraged me to move forward onto a new path. In addition to being brilliant and confident, she is kind. Qualities that I believe are hard to find in any one person.”
“I used Linda as a Career Coach for me in 2011. I felt she was professional, understood all that it takes to be successful in a career search/change and she was realistic without being negative. Linda was fun to work with and enabled me to think outside my normal idea of what is possible. She gave me good and new insight into my resume, skills, talents etc. With Linda anything is possible! I needed that when I hired her to help me move to the next career in my life. She has a good sense of herself and how she got to where she is right now and also, that she is still growing and changing. This is an ever evolving process for us all. I recommend Linda if you are ready to move to that next place with a career and your life.”
“From the first time I spoke with Linda I felt connected with her, she exudes positive energy, happiness and true caring. For me she has been so much more than a career coach, she is inspirational and supportive keeping me on course for success. When I’m off track I appreciate her honesty guiding me back in a positive way that makes me feel great about myself. The Confidence Beads that she has created is an incredible way to remind us all how fabulous we are as women, and I thank her for that!”
“Linda was one of the first people I called when I was laid off. She worked with me not only to develop my resume but also my confidence, look and entire approach to finding my next career. At a time when I was feeling less-than-confident in my abilities, Linda was an optimistic spark. I looked forward to working with her then, and I look forward now to referring other women to her for consultation.”
“Linda helped me make the connections that changed my life! Focused on corporate clients, I was frustrated and felt I was not making a difference. I now coach teens in high school and college to get better grades with less stress through time management, organization and study skills. I love my work and make a real difference to the lives I touch. Linda helped me take that step back to reevaluate and find my passion.”
“Through a career coaching engagement and a seminar, I found Linda to be quite talented, creative, and genuinely passionate about bringing out the best in people while doing the most for people. She demonstrated breadth and depth in topics from how you present yourself to appropriate career choice. Linda has a large, genuine heart and is fun to work with. I recommend Back to Business for both personal coaching and related speaking engagements.”
“I thoroughly enjoy working with Linda. I respect and commend her dedication to her clients. She seeks first to understand the big picture and guides them accordingly. Anyone that meets her can quickly see her passion for what she does. If there’s ever a time that I need to make a career move decision, I wouldn’t dare without working with Linda first!”
“Linda is a focused, driven and intelligent woman who inspires everyone around her to improve themselves personally and professionally. Linda’s hard work and dedication to her career, her clients and her family is much to be admired by those who are lucky enough to be part of her life. I highly recommend Linda to anyone looking to learn more about themselves, identifying their personal and professional goals and need someone to provide the tools needed to do so.”
“Linda has built a compelling new business around coaching, consulting and inspiring people through her down-to-earth and yet heart-felt advice and upbeat encouragement. She has focus, humor and drive to spare. If you are looking for a business guide and leader to help you get to the next level, look no further.”
“I hired Linda Waters for coaching services to help me through a career transition. It was Linda’s expert style of asking the right “trigger” questions that ultimately lead me to navigate and guide my own path. It was with Linda that I had the “aha” moment of realization that my next journey was toward entrepreneurship. I am now the president of Leading Women Central MA and enjoy a meaningful career doing what I love best – working with women to help advance each other.”
Linda is very knowledgeable, technically skilled and extremely professional in her business. Her solid corporate and business background and extensive professional experience helps to provide a very needed and unique service. Linda is dedicated and passionate about her company and understands the huge need to assist her clients to get “unstuck” and find their true passion.
“We are in the process of hiring at my company. After a conversation with Linda describing what kind people we would be looking to hire, Linda was able to provide me with an excellent candidate. She was “right on” with regard to what we are looking for and I look forward to receiving more prospective employees from her in the future.”
“I have known Linda for quite some time and can confidently recommend her. We have worked together on Chamber of Commerce activities and I have often referred potential clients to Linda. I have always found Linda to be a high energy person. She is extraordinarily dedicated to the work she performs and has had many documented successes. She is easy to work with and delivers results.”
“It’s with great pleasure that I recommend Linda Waters to whomever would consider her qualifications – personally or professionally. In the years I’ve worked with and known Linda, I’ve found her extraordinarily hard-working, diligent, thorough, and detail-oriented. She works hard for those who depended on her and is always a professional. In addition, she is truly joy to know and a pleasure to work with.”