My kind of selfie: a nice testimonial

  This summer I had the pleasure and privilege of helping a fine London animation company to focus its approach to the US market.  When we were done, I asked if they were happy with the project and would consider writing a testimonial.  This is what I received in return.   “Having had the pleasure […]

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Media specialist opens new business and writes a testimonial

I hired Michael (Pollock) two weeks after launching my consulting business, after I’d sent emails to everyone I knew and realized I had no idea what to do next. In a matter of weeks, he helped me create a unique position in the market, make my website more targeted and succinct, collect great testimonials from […]

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Coaching Testimonial from a Digital Strategist

“With the precision of a skilled surgeon, the creative mind set of a celebrated artist, and a grounded-ness that is only gifted to the very best and brightest, Michael Pollock set to work on helping to shape the professional me. I came to him looking to focus how I represent myself as a leader in […]

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Combine your interests and skills = be unique

Here is a wonderful testimonial message I received yesterday from a client: I just wanted let you know that I am going to accept a position with [a major entertainment company]tomorrow. They have somewhat created a position for me …I’m excited because this brings together all my skills/experience in Music, Sponsorship, Marketing and allows me […]

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Print Journalist: Coaching “paid off time and time again”

I was dubious about how much career coaching could do for me.  But I was pleasantly surprised by how much my career trajectory and the way I thought about the business of print journalism changed over my sessions with Michael. One of the best things about Michael was that he understood the business I am […]

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Pollock Spark Works…in the words of our clients

Pollock*Spark works for Global Creative Firms “Michael was absolutely instrumental in helping us to design and build a new strategic broadcast capability for RedWorks ( A Global Division of Ogilvy). Through partnering with Michael I learned that he possesses a truly unique blend of strategic savvy and operational experience – thinking at 30,000 feet while […]

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Coaching feedback – this stuff works!

I just completed a course of coaching with a client in the film/TV business.  Here are some excerpts from his review of our work: We accomplished the goals extremely well. I went from lackluster “brand” materials (cover letter, resume, etc) in serious need of improvement to getting job offers and finding new opportunities in the […]

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13 snapshots from coaching = 13 ideas for you

Journalist or personal brand?A journalist is working with me to define her long term goal.  Super-busy and writing for major titles now, but where is this going, she wants to know.  Is it about books or appearances or a content specialty?  We have moved towards defining the aspirational goal and are embarking on tactics that […]

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