Career Transition 

Are You a Successful Professional Looking to Transition?

Feeling a little overwhelmed and stuck? I can help.

I created this program to work with successful professionals like you who are transitioning. Using your experience, background and knowledge as a foundation, we'll spend quality 1:1 time working together to create a functional resume, associated materials, and strategic marketing plan.

My Career Transition program is our chance to work together, one-on-one. Leveraging the power of email, phone and the internet, you have access to all of the powerful career advice, guidance and insights I can provide you.

I'll show you how to effectively market yourself using the latest social media strategies, resume tips, and interview preparation techniques to get hired quickly. Our hands-on program allows you to explore new ways to strategically handle your career transition. You will take away a solid plan and actionable tools for immediate use to get a fresh start in your existing or new industry. 

    “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old,  but on building the new”
    – Socrates

    I help my clients to recognize what they're good at, what they really want, and take meaningful steps for action:

    Align your personal and professional goals
    Start with a positive attitude and stay focused on the process
    Prepare for the interview - The do’s and don’ts
    Create an attention-grabbing “professional resume”
    Develop a powerful 30-60-90 plan based on your background and experience
    Build a persuasive professional portfolio - "brag book"
    Identify and focus on your key strengths
    Target a company when you can’t go through normal hiring channels (hint, try the back door)
    Look at yourself “in the mirror” and see what the interviewer sees
    Interview Preparation and Role Play - be prepared for any question
    Utilize your network via social media to implement your transition strategy
    Uncover and utilize inside information to jump ahead of other candidates
    Create and implement your marketing plan
    Creating a compelling resume and LinkedIn profile
    Finally feel confident that you can close the interview 

    Each person in transition has different needs. My goal is to meet you where you are -- with a customized approach to you, your timeframe, and desired career outcomes.

    This program can be customized for sales professionals who are transitioning, or are new to the medical device industry

    What my clients say. 

    • Kevin WhittlerKevin Whittler

      "Today is September 22, 2019 and I am writing this letter as a letter of recommendation for Steve Porcaro. My name is Kevin Whittler and have known Steve for about five months now.

      I had health issues and was out of work for more than four years. I was seeking help through the guidance of a career coach to get me back in the work industry, mainly medical device sales. My background was in pharma for over 15 years, however, I wanted a change and only looked at medical device sales.

      I thought what a perfect career coach when I saw Steve’s LinkedIn profile. Someone who knew the industry and would know how to sell myself.

      Now after all the work Steve has done; rewriting my resume, an assessment to look at my personality, numerous coaching calls above what I paid for and even on weekends, fixing my computer on his own time, and revamping my LinkedIn profile which includes a video that I would have never thought of. Now I have found a job that I can be proud of which I start tomorrow. All thanks to Steve.

      I can also say that I have made a new friend in life because Steve really cares about people. We shared countless stories about our family and I appreciate him lending an ear when I was venting about my son. I would highly recommend Steve as a career coach to anyone. If he can help me get back on track in my career I truly believe that he can help anyone."



    • Janelle PanozzoJanelle PanozzoSenior Specialty Sales Manager Acceleron Biotechnology

      I was at a crossroads in my career after two decades in my industry, I knew I wanted to transition to medical device sales, but I was clueless about where to start. I found Steve Porcaro and MVP Coaching on LinkedIn. During my initial consultation with Steve, I found him to be authentic and empathetic about what it is like to pivot mid-career to a highly competitive industry.

      There is a process that Steve uses to help one uncover what their goals and aspirations are. He is very good at guiding the development of a game plan and my value statement. He has gone above and beyond with coaching, providing feedback on resume, and interview prep. He is always willing to listen, give direction and advice. He also connected me with new groups of sales professionals through LinkedIn. I now have had several networking calls and made more connections to help me forge my new career path.

      I highly recommend Steve for career coaching and motivational speaking. The best investment you can make is in yourself, especially when weighing such an important decision as a career pivot. Hire Steve, you won't regret it.



    • Leo CardonaLeo CardonaSales Specialist at MedImmune, a subspecialty company of AstraZeneca

      "I enthusiastically recommend Steve Porcaro as a career coach for medical device / surgical sales or any role requiring selling skills, intelligence, enthusiasm and drive. As coach and former sales executive, Steve, has two key areas of distinction. First, he has full command of all functional aspects of the role as a career coach. Secondly, he understands the sales model, and more significantly, the customer relationship. It was a privilege to work with Steve - a professional with a high sense of integrity and tremendous sense of enlightenment. Without a question, he is one of the the best resources I have worked with in my career and without a doubt, I look forward to future contacts with him in the future!"



    • Jeff Van DeusenJeff Van DeusenSales Professional, First BOV

      "When I needed to get indoctrinated into the world of Medical Device sales and Pharmaceutical sales, Steve, like the best cream, rose to the top. He went out of his way to call me from his home on a Friday evening, and delayed his dinner plans with his wife, and literally gave me all of his years of experience, wisdom, and input, and distilled it down to me over the course of a rather lengthy phone call.   Furthermore, Steve then sent me a follow up email, making sure I got everything that we had went over on our phone call, detailing the key take-aways. While it is great to have someone with such knowledge, it is even better to have someone that has such a passion for the industry, that goes way above and beyond, the concept of "helping someone."



    • Brian O’ConnorBrian O’ConnorDirector of Sales, Suki

      Steve knows the medical device and supplies industry extremely well and has a great ability to connect with people. Steve was pivotal in helping me uncover strengths and areas of focus to leverage in my sales career. Throughout my time working with Steve, he was always accommodating to my consistently changing schedule. Steve helped me achieve optimal interview performance and preparation for an internal position that I was actively pursuing. I would highly recommend Steve for anyone looking to build a successful career in sales (especially in medical industry). The benefits of working with Steve include interview preparation, strengths finders, industry insight, and networking opportunities. I can't say enough of the positive experience that I had with working with Steve and I know that I will absolutely continue to work with him in the future!



    • Grant LewisGrant LewisMedical Device Territory Manager, BioTissue

      Working with Steve has been extremely beneficial to furthering my sales career. What he provides is much more than just coaching, it is also consulting through all phases of a job transition. Steve helped me to greater understand my personal sales strengths and weaknesses in order to identify the perfect fit for me in my next sales role. I highly recommend Steves services if you're looking to advance your sales career.



    • Ted WoodhouseTed WoodhouseBiologics Territory Specialist at AlloSource®

      "When I first reached out to Steve I was in a "Sales Slump". I am a hard worker and had all the tools I needed to succeed but I needed some help to regain momentum. Steve helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan to move forward and regain confidence. Through our work together I was able to realign my personal and professional goals to identify a more focused approach to my career in medical device sales. Furthermore, I started a new job with a company that better fits my goals and I'm much more excited and driven because I made the move! Steve is a great mentor and really treats you as friend and business ally. I would recommend him to anyone looking to gain that extra edge and focus in their professional and personal growth."



    • Robert KudartRobert KudartPeripheral Vascular Consultant at Covidien

      "Steve provides you with expert advice and straightforward resources that are essential to one-upping the competition. His expertise enabled me to stand out from the pack and convey my marketable qualities in a way that made me a must have. If you’re considering taking your career to the next level, I’d strongly recommend that you hire the best!"



    • Jaime SilverJaime SilverSenior Territory Manager - Eye Care Division, Allergan

      "Like so many, I'm in the process of making a career change. I spent more than 12 years in the Pharmaceutical Sales & Training industry and am now trying to breakthrough into Medical Device Sales. I assumed based on my experience, that it would be a seamless transition into this industry. I realize now, it won't be. Impressed with Steve's experience & knowledge of the industry, coupled with his esteemed reputation, I asked him via e-Mail, if he would be willing to spend a few minutes with me over the phone, to help me gain a basic understanding of how pharmaceutical sales differs from that of medical device sales. Steve, words can't express how thankful I am for the insight and support you offered me. Your professionalism, openness & willingness to lend me "an open hand", without asking anything in return, is nothing short of astounding! You inspire me."



    • Heather MasonHeather MasonDirector of Alliances, InsightSquared

      "I have had two opportunities to work with Steve, and both times been thoroughly impressed with his integrity, insight and perspective. He is extremely good at asking questions that helped me to prioritize my life and career objectives, as well as provide guidance as to how best accomplish my goals. Thanks to Steve, I was able to make career decisions that are aligned with my personal as well as professional goals that would have been difficult on my own. I would absolutely recommend Steve to anyone looking for career guidance from an outside, unbiased and highly ethical coach!"



    • Martha PierreMartha Pierre

      "I contacted Steve on LinkedIn when my job was downsized as part of a company-wide downsizing at a pharmaceutical company. Steve helped me break into medical device sales and continued to provide support and direction after I landed my most recent job in medical device. Steve also helped me stay motivated and focused when needed. He’s style of coaching is combination great knowledge, experience, and compassion. Steve is a great consultant who treats you as friend rather then just a customer. I feel that Steve is successful in his coaching business because he truly believes in what he does and has great passion to help others advance in their goals and careers.

      Without hesitation, I would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking to make a career change or level up in his or her professional and personal growth."



    • Fredda AlbrechtFredda AlbrechtMedical & Dental Sales Professional

      "I was in the process of changing careers and was at a loss to how to do this successfully. I started to do some research and Steve Porcaro, YouTube,"Breaking into Medical Device Sales" appeared. I listened to that two times and knew I had to get in contact with Steve. I started and ended my search on LinkedIn; Steve is also a member. I cannot even think of the words that would be best to describe Steve's coaching, presentations, knowledge, and his passion to help. I just completed the 5-week workshop,"Breaking into Medical Device Sales", and will start his next 10-week workshop, "Fundamental Sales" in January. I already have gained so much knowledge and information by taking just the first workshop; I plan to take all of his workshops, I believe there are 5-6 total. I highly recommend Steve Porcaro as an Advisor and Sales Coaching; he is invaluable!"



    • Margarita ShubMargarita ShubFaculty Instructor, Lincoln Technical Institute

      "Steve is a great coach, very supportive and caring. Steve makes me feel so comfortable and successful while preparing for the interview.  He helps me build on my strengths and conceptualized in my mind how to fit in medical device industry and be marketable.  Steve has a warm personality, and I always happy work with him. I would recommend Steve as a business coach/trainer to get a great result."



    • Robyn RiversRobyn RiversMarketing Consultant

      "Steve has provided me with a great framework to make a career change into medical device field. His insight and personality made him very effective in providing direction. While I have not found the right position, Steve helped me streamline my job search to make this a successful transition."



    • Derek HendersonDerek HendersonClinical Sales Specialist, Boston Scientific

      "Before taking his class, I had very little knowledge of the Medical Device industry. After the 1st week of his course, I discovered so much more knowledge, than I previously had. What little I knew! WOW! What a difference he made. Again, if you are looking to enter the Medical device field, you cannot afford NOT to take Steve's course! Thanks a million, Steve!"



    • Parker PenningtonParker PenningtonU.S. National Figure Skating Champion, 4 Levels; Artistic Director/ Producer

      Steve helped me get my switch turned back on - he guided me to see the forest through the trees in a way that opened my eyes, casting sunshine over the entire landscape.

      I’m excited to feel like that kid again, regaining my youthful exuberance and bounce to my step. I’m thankful for Steve lending a hand and sharing his wisdom with me, giving me just the fuel I needed to turn to my next chapter and unlock my full potential.




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