- Success Stories
Nemo is a phenomenal resource with the ability to dive in to the core of what your obstruction is and get you past it.
Before I started working with Nemo, I was confident about my basic ability, though I struggled with balancing life, school, exams, and job-seeking. When I fell behind my peers in exams passed and did not find the job that I was seeking as quickly as I would have liked, I realized that I needed help. Obviously, I was going wrong somewhere, although I was not sure where. I found Actuarial Journey by chance through an interview with an actuarial exam tutor and figured that as frustrated as I was, I had nothing to lose.
With Nemo’s help, I was able to crystalize my goals, focus on what was going right in my studying and expand on it. Nemo also helped me tremendously with my job search and honed my interview skills to the point where I can actually look forward to interviewing.
I currently have two exams passed and have successfully landed an internship, and I can definitely attribute that to Nemo’s push to get me over the top.
Thank you, Nemo, for all of your help, and for the confidence that you expressed in my ability. I really appreciate it!!
Hello my name is Steve and I’m actually recording this testimonial to share my recent experience of working with Nemo.
I actually came to Empjoyment because I’m a career changer myself. Trying to get into a technical role was a particularly challenging for me, so I needed some extra help. When I saw that he had a website coaching and a podcast supporting these things, I had to reach out and get some help with my own situation.
I had come to a crossroads essentially where I had gone out to pursue a career of my interest, and I had spent pretty much spent the last three years acquiring all kinds of skills to give myself the best resume to get out there and get one of these positions. After several interviews and exhausting my network, I actually wasn’t able to get a position that I’ve been dreaming of!
And so at this crossroads, I wasn’t sure if I was two steps away from greatness or if I needed to go a completely different direction for what I aspire to in a job in a career.
For me, there was a lot of fear and anxiety with “which step do I want to take next”. It was very challenging to want to pursue this [career] any further with the disappointments and setbacks that [I] had faced at this point.
What was great about working with Nemo is in our first one-on-one coaching session, I was able to just speak freely and let all of my feelings be expressed with my frustrations. That was something where, as I would seek out friends and family to get help, they could understand me but they lack the ability to really sense and get me to where I wanted to go. That’s where Nemo was a huge help because he was able to listen to my concerns and offered really constructive guidance to get me towards the goal and the career that I actually truly aspired.
What was really great about our one-on-one coaching sessions is he would always have something of action that I could take between our next session. What I found great was it was tailor-made to me, so I was given advice on certain books articles that I should follow up on to get a better understanding for where I wanted to go next. Even some of his podcast episodes on Empjoyment were just really eye-opening to me.
As I uncovered this information that Nemo pointed me in the direction of, it was like getting splashed in the face with a bucket of cold water for me because I was just getting exposed to new information that just woke me up and got me refocused again [on] where I wanted to go.
Ultimately, from these one-on-one coaching sessions, I’ve been able to pretty much walk into and make steps towards my end career- the career I’m going for.
It’s hard to quantify at this point in time, but I am taking little steps each day every day towards my dream career whereas it feels like now that I was taking steps towards something that wasn’t quite what I wanted out of life and out of my career.
Not only that but as I take these steps through talking and working with Nemo and his coaching, I have no fear, no doubt, no worry that the path that I am on is the right path that I’m supposed to be on.
I just wanted to share this experience because if I’m having these challenges I know someone else out there is.
I just can’t say enough how much of a help Nemo has been to me to give me this strength and courage and confidence to go after what I want in a career.
I can really say I’m going to be living the Employment lifestyle where you get joy out of your employment and combine the two and that’s really a great thing because it’s something I haven’t had before.
I couldn’t be more grateful for all of Nemo’s help.
Hi my name is Tierra Carter and I wanted to share my experience with coaching with Nemo.
I have to say that my experience of Nemo was amazing. It was an incredible experience for me that truly was life-changing in the outcome that came from my experience with him.
I came to Nemo struggling with comparing myself to other coaches and comparing, like we as humans do. comparing my failures to their success and lacking confidence in my ability to show up as a successful coach.
I was also not very clear on what coaching meant for me, what it was for me, and what it would look like coming from my authentic self.
What I realized working with him and what I really appreciated from him was he came from a place of being truly genuine and truly authentic. Nemo was a perfect example of the kind of coach that I want to be, essentially. Really this is what it came down to.
What he said to me starting off that was really powerful and really meant a lot to me was that he was here to serve me not to please me and he was going to hide nothing and hold nothing back. I so appreciated him saying that and showing up that way.
There were several times in our conversations that I found myself stuck in my loop, and he was a powerful enough coach and committed to me enough to help me be aware of that and to show up in a more powerful place.
In our conversations, the questions he asked and the exercises he took me through helped me come to the realization that I was focused so much on being a coach and building my coaching business based off of how other people are doing it instead of the way that I want to coach and I want to build my business.
That was a life-changing awareness that he led me to. You know as coaches we know that all of the answers are inside ourselves and inside our clients. He truly showed up with that belief and just asked me the right questions and took me through the right exercises to lead me to that realization.
Not only did he help me become aware that I wanted to coach the way that I wanted to coach and I shouldn’t be trying to coach the way that everybody else, he also helped me discover what did that look like. What did a Tierra Carter’s coaching business look like? He got me super clear on what that was like.
He also helped me work through money beliefs that were holding me back from my full potential of what this could be:
- Understanding that the impact of what I had outlined was greater than dollar amount that I believed that I was worth.
- Breaking through that limiting belief and realizing that there’s so much more abundance available for me, not only financially but also in the space of having a business and a life that I love.
He was the perfect guidance the perfect coach to help me to come to that realization in that awareness.
In my experience with Nemo, he’s truly a coach that is sincere and he is committed to showing up 110% for you.
I really appreciated that time wasn’t relevant to him in our session. He was committed to giving everything he could to my breakthrough and to my experience, as long as he had the time available for that.
That meant so much to me because I have had experiences with coaches in the past that coached around time and that didn’t make me feel a value as like Nemo did.
Nemo was committed to me, and I really really valued and appreciated him showing up in that space and being there to hold of space for me. Sometimes that meant just being quiet while I digested what I was discovering and what was coming up for me.
I’m so grateful that I came to know, came to meet Nemo and for the experience that he has created for me.
I cannot wait to see what more comes from our experiences together.
Hello everyone- My name is Zilong or Z! I am an actuary by trade and entrepreneur at heart. I want to share with you my experience working with Nemo in the past few years.
I started working with Nemo when I was still a college student studying actuarial science at Temple University in Philadelphia. I was part of his Actuarial Journey mastermind group / accountability group.
Through that group, I received three very important things that helped me to become a Society of Actuaries Associate (ASA), right now.
A lot of times stuff, especially taking exams, are hard things. It’s very hard to motivate yourself to do the extra work outside a long day of studying or working. That’s what I could provided to me. Having a group of people motivated to accomplish a common goal gave me an extra push to study more and to work harder.
Through the mastermind group accountability and also the encouragement of Nemo, I was able to keep working at it day-in, day-out. That persistent effort is very important because we all know what to do, but actually doing it is difficult. So I think accountability is what get things done.
He provided to everyone in that group a wealth of resources. He constantly brings on guest speakers, as well as, knowledge he learned from reading or from his work experience. I think that resources are important in my personal and professional development journey.
Something else I want to stress is Nemo is a Possibility coach.
What I mean by that is Nemo helped me to see what’s possible and sometimes what he saw in me were things I hadn’t seen myself. He’s a great listener with a huge compassionate heart.
He is able to help me to unearth my interests and my strengths, and help me to think about how my strength and my passion can lead to my long-term life mission. To me, that is to make a difference.
But making a difference is very vague term. He helped me to reverse-engineer my goal and break that big weight and big goals into smaller actionable steps. I see that to be very valuable. Let’s face it – this journey of pursuing excellence is a lonely journey. I’m very grateful for Nemo being part of that journey – helping me to walk farther and walk faster. Thank You Nemo!
I would recommend Nemo to anyone who is willing to take their professional and personal development to the next level!
Sessions with Nemo are absolutely amazing! And there are a thousand reasons why. Although you must experience it for yourself, I would love to share how he changed my life and perhaps can change yours too.
My honest reflection leading into my first coaching session
The moment I scheduled my first ever session with Nemo, he said that it’s going to be “a life-changing conversation”. At that time, I couldn’t really realize how it would be possible that one conversation can change your life. Not like I was skeptical about it, but I’d never had a personal coach or anything like that before, and just didn’t know what to expect. I was completely open to any experience if there was a tiny chance to find a right path for me in life and I came to the session willing to try something new. And fortunately, I met Nemo in the very right moment of my life. I was ready for something great and I had a feeling that there must have been a new chapter if my life and great changes were just behind the corner.
Visual arts and design have always been my passion, and the only things that can give me those precious moments of pure exaltation, excitement and joy. But 8 years ago, I chose a different career path – business and management, which left a very small space for art in my life, doing it only as hobby from time to time. I didn’t know who I was, what I was, where I want to be in a few years, where it’s all going, etc. All I knew was that I loved creating art, and I need it to take a bigger place in my life no matter what.
But at the same time I was desperate and confused, because I was mostly focused on obstacles rather than on opportunities that are literally everywhere.
The Impact of Coaching with Nemo on the Way I see Myself and My World
And this is one of the greatest takeaways from my session with Nemo. He made me realise how many opportunities are around me. I always thought this way, but I could never realise it deeply. And Nemo showed me that there tons of chances that I used to refuse or ignore because sometimes I was scared to fail, was lacking confidence, or was risk-averse in general. I realised that very often we convince ourselves that we are not good enough, not ready, that we are lacking skills, or that there are circumstances in our lives that make our happy future (however you image it) impossible to reach. But in fact, all we need is just to see the circumstances as opportunities, not obstacles.
Another important take away is “happiness is not the place you go to, but a place where you are coming from”. Nemo made me realise that nothing can stop me from being the person I want to be NOW, not one day later but right now. I started thinking of myself not as of a person who wants to become an artist but as I AM an artist already. Similarly, if you are not a person who wants to be an entrepreneur, you ARE an entrepreneur, today and right now, and there is simply no circumstances that might stop you from being yourself, being an entrepreneur or an artist.
Imagine the best version of yourself and be him/her already, act like he/her would act, do what he/she would do. And if you tell yourself, just like I did it to yourself, that you are an artist already, then hell go and paint, introduce yourself as an artist or a designer, show your work to people, do your daily tasks at work as you are an artist who does this job (not the person who wants to become an artist but cannot because she is tight by this job). Once you change the way you perceive yourself, all the difficult circumstances will look as a challenge not as an obstacle any more.
What I’ve Created in My Life Since Working with Nemo
There are many “tangible” results of our sessions too that I didn’t anticipate in the beginning.
- I have changed my daily schedule completely, optimised my normal day at work and after work activities and that helped me to create a lot of space for my passion – art and design.
- I’ve created a road map for myself. That was the most difficult thing actually – to realise what you want and where you want to be and WHO you are. The very first session with Nemo helped me a lot to figure it out WHO I am and WHAT I WANT. Now I’ve created a plan for myself and a clear journey for the next few years, a journey that I know I will truly enjoy.
- In these 2 months, I’ve made a huge breakthrough. From the person who was only dreaming to become an artist one day, I’ve become a person who actually IS an artist already! I have accomplished a lot. Most importantly, I’ve started created my art work on a bigger scale. For the first time in my life, I have sold two paintings which found their home in the heart of Singapore (I would never believe it)! I’ve finished a few digital courses about art and design and gained new software skills. I’ve started sharing my passion with the word in social media.
- I have started my career transition. And I no longer see my current job as an obstacle, but as a platform for career transition. I see it as a place full of opportunities to enhance my artistic skills on my way to a moment when I can fully sustain as a designer. And I use every day at work as a chance to improve my artistic skills or to learn something that can help to in building my own brand.
It all happened in 2 months from the 1st session with Nemo! It’s even hard to believe. A few months ago, I couldn’t even imagine that I’d be selling my artwork under my own brand in a few months! I always had an excuse: I don’t have time, no one would buy it, I don’t have a studio for painting, I can’t do digital art because I don’t have skills, I need to get a proper degree in fine arts, etc.
The Possibilities I’m Pursuing As a Result of All This
So exciting, and it’s only the beginning! Nemo made me realised that literally anything is possible to achieve if you have a true passion. There is a lot more in my nearest plans: website launch, merchandizing, personal studio, my first ever exhibition in SEA and much more!
We used to think that our happy future and the moment than your dream comes true is too far, but in fact it’s much closer than you think. It doesn’t mean you won’t have to work hard on your personal development, but it just important to realise that you have everything to create the best future for yourself and there is no point for you to wait. If you start today, tomorrow you are already one day ahead from where you are now.
If you feel like you got lost and can’t figure it out your way in this life, you need to meet Nemo to truly understand the power that he has. He reads your mind between the lines and I’m sure you will discover a lot about yourself even at the very first session with him. He won’t give you the answers, but he will make you find these answers, because you are the only one who knows what you want and how you want it to be.
Sessions with Nemo are always fun and joy. It’s absolutely unique experience that I would strongly recommend to anyone. He knows how to open you up and the outcome of your session is always something you would never expect. He is very supportive and he will celebrate with you all the small successes on your way up. I’ve got lost of inspiration from him. And he always shows you a different way to look at the most desperate situation. If I had to sum up the experience that I had with Nemo in one word that you be “PROGRESS”. Because things are going very fast for me now, and it would never be this way without those life-changing conversations with Nemo.
I feel extremely lucky that I met Nemo. Thank you, Nemo, you are truly gifted! I owe you a life because nothing matters more and nothing feels better than being the better version of yourself and follow your dream every day!
“I was lucky to find someone that believed in me at such a critical time in my life.
With so much information and advice from friends and others, the job hunt was a confusing and overwhelming process to me.
Ultimately, Nemo taught me to believe in myself and trust my instincts.
This lead to me coming out of my shell, and building confidence in who I am, which translated into a stronger presence during an interview.
Nemo’s active listening and industry knowledge enabled me to achieve my goal of landing an actuary position.
He truly has the best people skills of anyone I’ve ever met. I will be forever grateful for what he did for me (and my family).