Like many others, I found a career decision made at 18 years of age is not always the best long-term decision. After a University of Michigan BS in Engineering, followed by 10 years in the Civil Engineering field, I knew my heart had long left my work. However, I was at a loss as to which vocational path to pursue. Largely attributed to the coaching provided by Nick Synko, I decided to pursue a career in Financial Planning. The investment I made working with Nick was highly worthwhile. His advice and facilitation has changed my life and that of my family’s for the better.
— Kevin W. Murphy, From Civil Engineer to Financial Planner

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From an HR Manager Who Recently Used our Career Transition Coaching…  She sent this note to her former employer.  Nice gesture and much appreciated by the entire team here.

I wanted to send you a note to let you know how things are going with Synko Associates. I’ve been working primarily with Nick, and periodically with additional support from their other coaches. It’s truly been an eye-opening and inspiring process. I’m feeling so much more positive about finding something suitable so I can move forward. Nick is very hands-on and the process has been painless - even fun.

At one former employer where we did massive layoffs, we contracted with a well-known outplacement firm for our employees’ outplacement services. I can honestly say Synko Associates is head-and-shoulders above that other firm - there’s no comparison. When I visited the other company’s office before we contracted with them, I was really disappointed in the quality of the experience our folks would have with them. It was a bleak, cattle-call atmosphere where everyone was treated the same and pushed through “the process” without regard to whether our former employees actually were successful in finding meaningful work at the end of the process. The company had simply “checked the box,” if you know what I mean.

By contrast, the atmosphere at Synko Associates is warm and inviting, feels safe and positive. Their services are worth every penny directly to me and indirectly, I am certain, to others in former employee goodwill. I’ve told many people how well I have been treated. I hope you continue the relationship with Synko Associates because it was someone’s brilliant decision to use them.
— Lyn Maylone
The results that I achieved working with Nick have far surpassed my expectations. In addition to reaching my goals, I was able to take what I learned about how to get back into my industry and then assist others who were unemployed. For folks concerned about the monetary investment, I would say, “Find a way to get the help you need. There are many costly mistakes people can unknowingly make. You will save time and money by getting it right the first time.” Direction and clarity with regard to your career is a rock solid investment.
— Pat Kilbane
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 received positive feedback from numerous employees who attended the workshops. Employees said your workshops were “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 were 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