Sandra Menzies Gaithersburg, Maryland
Retirement Coach, Leadership Coach, Career Coach
Project Management Professional, Certified Quality Auditor
As a Career, Leadership, and Retirement Coach, I help you through those major life transitions. As a Career Coach, we focus on identifying the best career options for you. While pinpointing existing knowledge and skills to enhance your chances of being selected for interview. We also work on interviewing techniques, so you are selected for the position.
As a Leadership Coach, I work with leaders or managers who want to excel. We focus on identifying what is working, what is not working, and filling in the gaps. I use an agile approach where you identify what type of leader you want to be then we work together to build the skills and habits to support your transformation.
As a Retirement Coach, I provide a platform for soon-to-be or recent retirees to envision life beyond work. Sometimes this take re-envisioning self to be more than the career. Sometimes it means looking within to see what legacy you want to leave and figuring out how to achieve it. We focus on finding meaning and value for this next phase of your life.
Coaching allows you the space and time to learn about yourself. While homework may be offered to practice and learn new habits. The Transition process allows you to grow intentionally, meaningfully, so you move confidently into the future.
TRANSITION Process –
1. Accept – Identify and explore your current situation.
2. Commit – Identify the change you want to make and why it is important to you. Establish the habits to support your transition.
3. Attitude – Embrace the transition journey. Change takes work! Realize that the thoughts we have, leads to the word we say, leads to our beliefs, leads to the actions we take, which leads to the thoughts we have. To transform we must break this cycle.
4. Acknowledge – What is within your control, your sphere of influence, and outside your control.
5. Believe – You can do it!
7 reviews (3 verified) (4.86)
I have had the immense pleasure to have Sandy as my coach for the past 6 months. We hit it off right away, she is great and would absolutely recommend her. I feel I have grown and flourish into a better leader without compromising my values. Sandy works with you for you to grow and gain understanding and solid leadership bases for the future. She has provided expectational values in her ability to assess the situations and offer concrete tools, recommendations and plans of actions to enable my growth. Even though my professional development funds through work have ran out, I decided to continue working with Sandy, to improve myself, to learn from her and challenge myself to think outside on my box. I have also leaned a tremendous amount of skills, techniques and resources for my career development and leadership. Thank you Sandy, for all your help!Cecilia Kretz
If you are a professional that need support to explore your inner strengths, I recommend Sandy to you. I have worked with Sandy and she has a superpower as a gifted listener to hold a grounded space guiding her clients toward sustainable outcomes. Her experience in mindfulness meditation would definitely bring extra flavor to the coaching engagement. Look to Sandy to access your inner strengths and courage. Coach Bao Nguyen, HCMC, Vietnam.Bao nguyen
Sandra is a wonderful coach who puts her heart and soul into coaching her clients and supporting them in reaching their goals. Her coaching framework "learn, unlearn, relearn, my learn" is so powerful and It helped me gain clarity on areas I needed to change in my life and new behaviors/perspectives I need to adopt to move forward and grow. Sandra's empathy, support and positivity helped me see opportunities, possibilities and hope. Thank you Sandra for empowering me!Lyssa Miskawi
Sandy Menzies is a thoughtful life coach who helped me clarify my Why statement to get to the core of why I wanted to be a coach. My Coaching Nirvana Statement and my Onboarding statement suggesting changes that were very helpful. She listens carefully and is thoughtful about what she says and what she suggests. I found her 3 point breath exercise very helpful. I used it for myself and my clients. She suggested changes that made my mindfulness meditations more clear and powerful. She also had me make them my own with my letterhead. Sandy is an excellent coach and I was fortunate to have her.Mari Craig
Sandy's approach to coaching puts the client's best interest at the center of the conversation. Over the past two years, Sandy has helped me clarify my intentions, clear my path of distractions, and enabled me to craft smaller obtainable, concrete actions to pursue my goals. She genuinely cared while she walked along side me, empowering me to take my next steps.Gwen Garrison
Sandy was very patient and encouraging to me for the year we spent together as coach and mentee. I was unable to express myself clearly and assertively in my carrier. She gave me tools to work with and follow up with my progress. I always remember her simple but focused questions and feedback when I need it.Meron Debebe
Sandy is genuinely interested and focused on helping others grow. She is a sympathetic listener and asks questions that challenge your perspective. She has worked with a variety of clients and brings broad life and work experience to her practice.Kathy Heer