“My experience with [Anne] proved to be a great source of insight into my personality.  Having follow up-discussions with a [career coach] was instructive in planning practical ways to implement what I had learned about myself.  I would certainly recommend the experience to anyone looking to improve their self-understanding, regardless of age.”  — Michael

“Before taking the Highlands Battery assessment with Anne, I was happily and gainfully employed but wondering what was to come next — I really felt that I had reached a ‘ceiling’ with my current position. I considered both business school and law school as sure-fire career path options that I would have success with, based on the skills I had already acquired. In taking the assessment, I learned that not only would I have a hard time with either profession — based on my natural abilities — but that after the struggle of being educated in either industry, I would end up hating the pipeline profession as well!

“Through the assessment itself and my comprehensive summation conversation with Anne, I learned that my natural tendency was towards the creative, and while I always knew that I had a natural skill in the arts, I never considered the practical career applications. To see a list of realistic professions for myself was enlightening and really exciting. As a result of the whole experience, I was able to (without any doubt!) nix the idea of business or law school entirely, and catch up with a friend in interior design and start apprenticing with her. I haven’t felt so invigorated by a career choice in a long time, and am really excited to see where the new path leads me.” — W. Shanks, 25, NYC

“I completed the career testing with you last December and I wanted to let you know that I am pursuing a whole new career . . . something I’ve always dreamed of doing…thanks to your help.

“Long story short, I ended up attending the Ohio Center for Broadcasting radio and TV program (in Lakewood), interned at Channel 7 on weekends (I did work some with Dayle Cedars), and am moving to Peoria, IL, the end of November for a reporter/anchor position.  My undergrad degree was in journalism and it is something I always wanted to pursue.  That came up as a strong area for me in terms of abilities and interests on the tests.  So I decided to look into it and can’t believe a year later I’m actually pursuing a dream!” — Lori O.

“I have had the privilege of working with Anne Angerman as a career coach. I would like to recommend her highly to any individual looking to make a change in his/her professional life. She not only handled my questions with great professionalism, she also obviously had many years of experience to bring wisdom to my individual concerns. She also was very flexible in finding meeting times as I have a very hectic schedule, and I never felt as if I was just ‘one more client’.

I feel that I learned a great deal about my strengths, abilities, and interests in undergoing testing and counseling with Anne. I feel that now I have a better idea of what things are important to me when choosing the next phase of my career. She was able to provide a solid analysis of my testing and answer all questions that I had regarding the testing itself.  Thus, I feel that working with Anne was an immense help in my personal growth and in developing a vision for my professional life. I highly recommend her as a career coach to others.” — Sarah Y., Sept. 2010

“Anne’s help has been invaluable to me.  I started with nothing more than an idea that I was being underutilized and have come away with not only career options that I feel fit me and a plan on how to make myself marketable and qualified for these options, but I also now have the confidence that I have the aptitude and personality that would fit those hiring for these positions. This was an invaluable experience for me and would recommend for any person that could use a lot of direction, a little direction or even confirmation.  Very highly recommended.” — Lindsey M.

“I did not understand at first why Anne suggested I take all 3 assessments, but after I had individual coaching from her I observed how she used all 3 to make an accurate, insightful profile. I have a much better idea of the type of job at which I would excel and use my talents.” — Josh M.

“The workshop gave me much insight into my personality and gave me many tips on how I could communicate better with my boss and co-workers.“ — Company workshop attendee, S. Welton

Anne’s Career Assessments

“Taking advantage of The Highlands Program definitely gave me the focus I had been seeking for a long time. Thank goodness for the way it was designed to give such specific feedback on a person’s gifts and styles of work. “ JF – past participant

“We had our 17 year old daughter take the Highlands Ability Battery when she was unfocused and unhappy. The results have given her and us a better appreciation of her abilities. This has improved her self esteem and an understanding of the need to nurture some of what we’d previously neglected, especially her artistic inclinations.” – Parent of high school senior

“I truly believe it should be mandatory for every student, lawyer, graduate and professional. Who wouldn’t benefit from valuable information that will help maximize your efficiency and minimize your stress in learning/working environments for the rest of your life? During the process of career transition, this information was absolutely invaluable to me. I only wish that I had taken it years ago!” — Lawyer in transition

“The test is a terrific source of objective information about how you learn, how you work, how to maximize use of your natural abilities and how to minimize your stress – at work or school. During the process of career transition, this information was invaluable to me. I only wish I had taken it years ago!” — GG

Participant in workshop for company:
“The workshop gave me much insight into my personality and gave me many tips how I could communicate better with my boss and co-workers. “ RC, 2005

From 31 year old adult:
“I’m having a blast at school studying graphic design. Its new, challenging and fun at the same time – all 3 elements I needed in my life at time I did the Highlands and now I have them! I could not have made a better decision to leave my former job and go to school. “ DF, 2004

From 48 year old adult:
“Taking advantage of the Highlands definitely gave me the focus that I had been seeking for a long time. Thank goodness the way the Highlands is designed to give such good feedback.” SF, 2005

From parent of teenager:
“As a parent, all three tests helped me to see many strengths in my daughter and helped me have reasonable expectations about her work and her personality. It also gave us a roadmap for choosing class for college for her. “ GH, 2004

From teenager
“The Highlands Program gave me a surge of self-confidence and made me more aware about my individual skills and abilities. It was very helpful and I referred to my results during my college search.” BAM, 2005

Anne is a Denver-based career coach who serves clients all over North America.  In the Denver area, she has worked with clients in Aurora, Arvada, Boulder, Broomfield, Westminster, Lakewood, Thornton, and more.

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