In a recent interview with one of our clients, Tony talks about his experience with SLC and the team.
After a few unexpected life curve balls, I found myself struggling with how to approach the next chapter in my life. Sarah Hannah, President of Second Life Careers (SLC) sent me an email completely unexpected. To be honest, I did not respond right away because I was overly cautious of what she wanted and if she was going to “sell” me something I did not need. I decided to respond and see what this was all about. I am so glad I did, Sarah brought “life” back into my uncertain future.
Not only did she take the time to listen to what I was looking for she took the time to get to know me and my passions. She listened. Listened in a world where there is sometimes too much talking. Then she took the time to investigate solid franchise opportunities for me; those aligned with my passions. Her capacity to care and empathize is outstanding. No matter how much or how little you need to get to where you are going, she is by your side. I genuinely appreciate the time she spent with me. and would highly recommend Sarah and SLC to anyone that is searching for their next business adventure. Sarah was the surprise well needed.
~ Jody K., Sr. VP of Operations
When I was first contacted by Sarah at Second Life Careers (SLC) I honestly did not expect a positive outcome after previously working with numerous franchise consulting companies, thankfully I was wrong. Sarah and her associates are knowledgeable and really take the time to get to know you and match opportunities that best align with your needs and goals, The process is also designed to fit your schedule and provide as much detail and information as you need at your own pace while continuing to provide relevant opportunities and information.
Thanks for all your help and I am glad my initial assessment was wrong!!!!
~ John B., Director of Accounting & Finance
Second Life Careers (SLC) is more than you expect. You may assume you will be working with a franchise broker, or a start-up guru - but you'll be surprised at how much more they bring. If you decide to work together, you really are working *together*. Sarah (the President) is a launch partner, a coach, a sounding board, an advisor - and she genuinely cares about her clients. That becomes clear very quickly - and it's a huge differentiator. Their capacity to care about what you are trying to do and where you are trying to go drives her every interaction with a client. No matter how much or how little you need to get to where you are going, Sarah and her team are great copilots.
~ Mike S., IT Services Executive
I’d like to express my strong support of Sarah Hannah and the team at Second Life Careers. I recently spent several weeks looking at some excellent opportunities that were presented by SLC. In the end, two projects that I was already engaged in went full steam ahead, and I am continuing in those endeavors. Nonetheless, I truly appreciate the time that they spent with me, and the great spirit of collaboration and care that she and the SLC team showed to me in all of our conversations. I would highly recommend them to anyone that is searching for their next business adventure!
~ David S., CFO / Investor Relations
I highly recommend working with Sarah and the Second Life Careers team. Sarah spent the time to get to know me, my goals, and lifestyle to recommend business opportunities that made sense for me. Sarah and the Second Life Careers team is very professional, considerate and related to my situation immediately. This made the process very smooth.
~ Andrea B., IT Sales Exec
Sarah and the SLC team were some of the nicest, most considerate teams I’ve worked with in the recruiting/entrepreneurial space. They took the time to get to know me and presented opportunities that aligned with my skillset and overarching goals. I highly recommend working with SLC, they truly do care about helping people.
~ Richard B., CEO
These are all really good opportunities. Thanks for setting them up for me. Lot of work to do in following up, but they are all legitimate and worth spending the time on.
~ Greg B., CFO/CEO
Update, December 2020: You will be happy to know I now have 4 customers. It is a successful start. It feels great, too! In no small part to you. Thank you, and Have a Merry Christmas.
May 2020: My name is Tony and I am a CPA with a Master’s in management and 25 years of experience as a VP Corporate Controller of a $700M company. I strongly recommend two things:
I was struggling in the job market for over a year with no success, then I met Sarah Hannah. I was at a cross-road. Should I continue my job search sending out hundreds of resumes and LinkedIn connect requests or is there another alternative. Sarah reached out to me about 9 months into my search but I was not yet ready to give up my quest. Then I started to do research on options for executives over 50 and the consensus suggested the best avenue is to consult or start your own business. It’s a shame because usually executives who have arrived at that stage of their careers have dealt with many business trials and tribulations, and consequently have developed sound judgment and an understanding of how to lead and get the job done. So I came to the conclusion that if no one was going to give me the chance to utilize my skills, talents, and abilities that I would reconnect with Sarah and explore how I could take all that potential and put it to work.
If your situation is similar to mine, you are probably all well aware that there are tons of folks out there looking to help you for a price and with no guarantee. What distinguished Sarah from all the others was her carefully considered and credible process that might actually work, unlike the others who seemed more like predators banking on your desperation level. Guarantees are unreasonable under any circumstances, but Sarah’s approach was the best. The first part of the process was a screening interview where, without any judgment, she obtained an understanding of my skills and preferences. From there, she engaged her business partner to meet with me and do an even deeper dive. Next, Sarah and her associate presented a list of 5 different options each requiring varying degrees of capital.
During the whole process, Sarah was always patient and low pressure even after I rejected her initial efforts. She would keep in touch and see how my search was proceeding. On a side note, that’s a great strategy when approaching folks like me, given my circumstances.
~ Tony P., CPA