Ros Geuss started guiding me in the tenth grade. Before Ros, I thought the college process would be a time of never-ending essays, interviews, and stress. But with Ros's guidance, a new picture began to form. Instead of guessing what colleges wanted and doing everything during my next two years with the single goal of getting into college, Ros told me to think about who I was and who I wanted to become. Within months, I could clearly articulate my skills, values, and interests for the first time. Later, as I began the daunting task of writing applications and constructing my resume, I was secure with the knowledge that all my applications would clearly reflect who I am. When I finally heard back from my number one choice, I found out that all the hard work and soul-searching I did with Ros paid off-- I was accepted to Amherst College! I am so grateful for Ros's help during my college search. Her endless enthusiasm and energy were exactly what I needed during such a stressful time in my life. Because of Ros, I now know where I'll be going to college, but I also know that I have a lifelong adviser who will help me through any of life's future stresses.
As parents with our first child going through the college admissions process, we chose Ros Geuss to be our family’s professional guide and resource. Ros was the right fit for our daughter. Over the course of two years, Ros was a calming and knowledgeable presence. Beyond helping with the admissions journey, Ros spent considerable time helping our daughter explore her strengths and academic likes in order to build an identity. It is clear that Ros is concerned with helping students start finding a path and a purpose rather than merely getting into a school. Ros even focused on skills such as job interviewing and developing a mission statement. I firmly believe that the work Ros performs will continue to pay dividends well after college admissions.
I just wanted to let you know that in the current atmosphere of all the college admissions drama:
I know most parents would do “anything” to help their kids have a solid future- be it getting into college, getting a job, etc. Well, to me, you were part of our “anything” for our daughter. You were part of so many things that came together for her to help her get (and help her earn) where she is- I know you helped focus and guide and I am so appreciative of that. I know that she is leaving High School with experiences and opportunities that she worked for, and thanks for being a big part of that!
Being able to discover new career opportunities and meet inspiring & charismatic people during the BGL’s Summer School was such a great experience. But to me the high-light of the program was to work with Mrs. Geuss. Her energy, her sincerity and positivity and the great experience she made during her career; instantly made me feel comfortable around her. She did not only teach me to trust myself, she also taught me to stay positive no matter what and to have faith in my dreams and aspirations. I was surprised that even though she didn’t know the students for a long time, she seemed to possess this admiring ability to grasp one’s personality and to adapt here counseling and advices to each and every one of us. Meeting such an amazing and caring person changed me and I could not be more grateful.
Ros is a talented and unique career coach who offers comprehensive coaching beyond the surface “wants” her clients present with. She offers a full-service approach and is a master at harvesting talents, strengths and opportunities from past experiences. From building a positive and succinct resume to coaching through tricky issues at work Ros knows how to support a diverse group of clients of many ages and backgrounds. Ros trusted our son’s capacities in spite of his challenges. She communicated regularly with our family while maintaining a positive, warm, and confidential relationship with him. Above all Ros never gave up believing our son could be sustainably employed; and now he is!!!! We could not be happier with the process and the outcome of the amazing work she did with our son.
The college application process has changed radically since our college days in the late 1980’s and we had no idea where to begin. Luckily for us, a friend recommended Ros as a great resource as a college and career counselor. Ros guided us through the entire process with biweekly meetings with our daughter and follow-up detailed emails and quarterly meetings with me. One resource that Ros used and was highly beneficial to our daughter was YouScience, a tool that gauged our daughter’s interests, strengths, weaknesses, and connected them with future possibilities that made sense. It helped to confirm in my daughter’s mind that her intended major and eventual career is one that she is well-suited for and will enjoy for years to come. Having Ros direct the step by step process from the beginning of our daughter’s junior year in high school through her acceptance to the colleges she applied to, most certainly alleviated the tension and stress that was likely to have occurred if we went through the process alone.
As a senior in high school Ros did an awesome job boosting my self-confidence and identifying my brand. During college visits and academy interviews I felt prepared and engaged. I would recommend anyone for her Art of Interview program. The techniques and exercises will help me throughout my life time. Ros is very flexible, thorough, and insightful. Best money ever invested. Thanks, Ros!
Ros helped to navigate our daughter and us through the college application process. Her insight helped decrease the anxiety we were feeling about where to begin. Ros helped our daughter to focus her goals and ideas and assisted her in honing her skills of presenting herself on a college application through an essay and in the face-to-face interview process. Ros' use of questionnaires and other online tools encouraged our daughter to think about her future, her career which boosted her self-confidence. She gave us great hints for what to look for and do during the college visitation process. Ros was available throughout the entire process by phone or email and we met with her several times to check in. Our daughter's one-on-one sessions with Ros were confidence building, enlightening and invaluable. She was someone that our daughter could go to and talk independently about her goals, thoughts and feelings regarding her future. We are so appreciative of the time she gave to our daughter and how she worked with her schedule to make their meetings work.
You can have the smartest kid in the world, but that doesn't guarantee they don't need a little help getting their foot into the next door. Ask your child, "Tell me about yourself". As an interviewer for a Fortune 500 company, applicants need to come prepared. If you or your child are just coming out of high school, college, or heading to a new career, Ros' Art of interview training is a must for all. I've recommended her services over and over again.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
To experience Ros Geuss is to run through a tornado -for she has the energy, enthusiasm, and insatiable curiosity that ignites a fire under you to keep driving onward, upward, and through anything to find the next place you can call “home”.
In a word, I am an anomaly- an entrepreneur who uprooted, moved cross-country, and started over again... for the 10th time in my life. And I found myself struggling to figure out what my career will look like NOW, and what will bring me fulfillment. So, I asked for help- which is sometimes the hardest thing to do, as a strong, independent go-getter woman!
Right out of the gate, Ros understood how to embrace my uniqueness, broad career experience, and yearning to find and follow God’s plan for what “work” looks like at this phase of my life. She carefully selected and integrated specific coaching tools and assessments into our session conversations- which proved to be spot-on in delivering several a-ha moments. Having been an Executive Coach myself for the past 20 years, these moments are golden!
When you need a solid dose of realism, optimism, and accountability... commit to working with Ros, and watch your mind, spirit, and career possibilities light up!
I wanted to thank you for your inspiring presentation you held last Tuesday. It really opened my eyes. I studied what my parents told me to study, did a job I didn’t like for four years and am now a stay at home mom for 17 years already. And your speech made me realize that on the way, I kinda lost myself. … I need to rethink my life, find a goal, a purpose for me, do something that makes ME happy … So, I want to thank you for opening my eyes, clearing my view on life and making me want to explore myself all over again.
When I first approached Dr. Geuss, I was fifteen years removed from receiving my bachelor’s degree, had held various “jobs” over the years, and was looking to transition into a “career”. I was paralyzed by the overwhelming number of avenues I could pursue, and insecure about how to transition into a field that I had little work experience in. By the end of our first session, with her signature warmth and empathy, Ros helped me identify my passion. By the following week, we had narrowed the field to a few positions that would allow me to do what I love.
The work she does for her clients goes leaps and bounds above your run-of-the-mill, weekly consultation. The world is now, more than ever, host to diverse and constantly evolving industries. In between meetings, Ros utilizes her vast experience and connections to conduct research–her own “independent study”, if you will–in those fields most relevant to you! Armed with the insights she uncovers, she is able to provide you with viable career options that align with your special talents and interests.
In addition to this extracurricular work, Dr. Geuss also equips all her clients with tools to explore different career paths on their own. One such tool, the “informational interview”, pairs career-seekers with professionals in a related field. By learning the personal journeys of these professionals–their stories–a client can explore whether a particular career path, or industry, is right for him or her.
The fact of the matter is that Ros cares! I left with a much clearer sense of direction and a résumé that would have cost thousands if left up to some anonymous, online résumé writer. Now months after our last session, we still keep in touch via e-mail, as our busy schedule’s permit. To thank Ros for everything she’d done for me, I made sure to give her a signed copy of my first novel.
Working with Ros was the best decision I could make during an unexpected and jarring job transition. Not only does she possess the skills and expertise to guide individuals through a process of careful self-reflection and inventory of resources, but her calm, kind, structured approach helped make a difficult path much easier. When I was disoriented and struggling to see the way forward, Ros patiently helped me to understand how to articulate my strengths and leverage my connections in order to develop manageable action plans and make career changes. She is an outstanding professional and someone to have on your team any time you want to consider your career options!
Thank you for your stellar optimism, your strategic game planning, and your charismatic, unique approach in what you do best…Being an awesome coach!
Ros is a dynamic presenter who provides a warm, empathetic, personalized coaching approach and easily engages people of all abilities. Ros volunteers her time for Ramapo for Children’s Annual Mock Job Fair, giving our participants the opportunity to practice interviewing skills and receive professional feedback. Several of our young adults have benefitted from “The Art of Interviewing”, a series of interactive presentations, and live videotaping, which helped transform them into competitive candidates for employment. I highly recommend Ros as a Career Coach for all young adults. (Employment Specialist)