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Career Coaching and Corporate Outplacement Services

Our career-transition process helps
you move beyond,
"What is next?" to "What is best?"
Nick Synko, Principal Partner

Drawing on decades of Human Resources experience, our coaching services include:

  • Determining Career Options
  • Optimizing Job Searches
  • Developing Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Preparing and Practicing for Interviews
  • Negotiating Job and Salary Offers

Since 1992, we have successfully coached all levels of professionals, as well as individuals returning to the workplace and college students beginning their careers.

Contact us for a free preview appointment. Call 734.332.8800 x 212.

Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, we coach clients throughout the United States.




Your career transition workshops allowed employees at the Ann Arbor News to open their minds and to think about future career possibilities in an entirely new way. I’ve received positive feedback from numerous employees who attended the workshops. Employees have referred to your workshops as “inspirational, informative, practical, logical, stimulating and helpful”. All are true. One particular employee commented on how she could not sleep because she was so motivated and couldn’t wait to get started on applying the tools discussed in the workshop. Your career transition workshops are truly uplifting and practical; I would recommend your workshops to anyone who is experiencing uncertain times at work and to those who are considering a career change.
        Thank You,
        -- Doretha McDonald, Human Resources Manager
           Ann Arbor News

Synko Associates specializes in a highly personalized service approach. They help individuals create a “perfect fit” next step as they advance their career.
        -- Darlene Trudell, CAE, Executive Vice President
            The Engineering Society of Detroit

Synko Associates is the definition of top notch and compassionate professionals. The career transition service they provided would not have been possible without their creative and flexible approaches. I highly recommend the Synko team as an ethical professional services firm.
        -- Dennis P. Blanchette, President & C.E.O.
            Ensure Technologies

Two words, "professional and personalized," come to mind when I think of the Synko Associates' team. As Ave Maria College relocated from Ann Arbor to Florida, we needed an outplacement firm that would treat each of our non-relocating employees as the unique individuals they are. We found Synko Associates' career transition coaching process and their personalized service to be highly effective at helping our staff move forward with their future.
        -- Gordon Leipold, Vice President, Human Resources
            The Ave Maria Foundation

The overall effect of working with Nick and Cathy Synko was to mark a watershed in my life. Career coaching gave me the impetus I needed, the accountability (I have stayed in touch with them ever since), the belief that it was possible to find the answers and the courage to persist until I knew the what, the where, and the how. At this time I am finishing up pre-requisites for nursing (and doing exceedingly well in school). I know I made the right decision.
        -- Elizabeth Chewter, Fulltime Mom to Fulltime Nursing Student & Mom

During the last year, I have had the opportunity to work with Synko Associates to provide career transition coaching services for some of our Eastern Michigan University employees. Each member of the Synko team has proven to be a capable and caring professional who has treated our employees with dignity and respect as they move forward with their careers.
        -- Karen L. Simpkins, J.D. - Interim Associate Vice President for
           Business and Finance-Human Resources
           Eastern Michigan University

If you think things will never change for you, you should know I spent 20 years of frustration wandering in the career desert. Nick provided the guidance, support, and encouragement I needed to discover my Purpose and Passion. Thanks to Nick, I have found the courage, commitment, and inner resources to complete my career transition. I heard Nick on a radio show and we made these changes over a few months of working together by phone. It is difficult to believe that someone I only know over the phone has helped me make such dramatic changes in my career and my life.
        -- Hugh Costello, President, Mighty Mech LLC, Fairmont, West Virginia

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