President, Retail Industry
Associate, Investment Industry
I am incredibly grateful to the thorough, professional, and, yes, thoughtful approach that The Thoughtful Co has provided me in not only salary negotiations but also in helping see different perspectives on major career decisions. Jill helped me not just with tips on negotiation but such a detailed view of the market that I was able to go in to all conversations with deep confidence. The Thoughtful Co is providing services that I wish I had access to early in my career - it would have changed the way I advocated for myself and how I coached other women to advocate for themselves. I know I'll work with Jill again in the future and could not more highly recommend The Thoughtful Co.
I would recommend The Thoughtful Co to anyone looking to negotiate their salary. From our very first session, it was evident that Jill is not only experienced in these conversations but also has a strong understanding of the market and how compensation works across different industries and geographies so all of the advice she provided was always relevant. Jill is approachable and honest and her investment in her clients' success makes her both a pleasure to work with and an effective professional. I am very happy to have worked with Jill and I'm very grateful for the outcomes of my sessions with her.
Manager, Advertising Industry
Sr Manager, Retail Industry
I reached out to The Thoughtful Co because I had never negotiated my salary before and was very uncomfortable in those conversations, and it was honestly the best decision I made. They helped me evaluate, compare and understand different offers in a constructive manner that I wouldn't have been able to on my own. They enabled me to ask the right questions and to share my thoughts and requests with the employer with confidence. Jill was very professional, trustworthy and always responded in a timely manner that I really appreciated throughout the process. I would 100% recommend The Thoughtful Co!
Chief Operating Officer, Retail Industry
"I worked with The Thoughtful Co for promotion negotiation support while transitioning from a VP level role to the C-suite. Jill helped me break down the details of the role’s scope, review peer comparables to determine the value of the new offer and provided a simple negotiation framework to follow. Jill was with me every step of the way, responding to approaches to take as the negotiation progressed. I felt empowered throughout the process with Jill’s coaching, the outcome was a win-win arrangement. I am grateful for Jill’s guidance and highly recommend the Thoughtful Co."
I cannot express how grateful I am for having The Thoughtful Co's guidance and expertise throughout my recruitment journey. Jill gave me the confidence to negotiate an offer that I was ultimately thrilled with after four months of intensive recruiting. The team offers the type of support I think every woman would really benefit from, whether they are new to the job hunt, navigating a career transition, or just looking to level up their current compensation. The Thoughtful Co was so wonderful to work with and I would recommend her to anyone seeking support for their next step.
Engineer, Technology Industry
Director, Communications Industry
What I didn’t anticipate was how much emotional support came from working with Jill through this. Jill pointed out lots of opportunities to ask questions to my prospective employer, or simply, where to ask for more. Knowing the stresses I was faced with outside of negotiating, it felt really comforting to have someone to openly discuss the details with and know that each email I sent back had my approval and also Jill’s - the team element of it felt both grounding and empowering. I would definitely work with Jill again!
I used The Thoughtful Co.'s services to review a contract, and it was the best decision! Not only was Jill accommodating of my timeline, she also provided valuable advice and metrics that helped me in negotiating a signing bonus. She also provided me with a lot of important questions to ask, that I had not considered before. When I finally signed my contract, I was confident that I was getting an amazing opportunity and I fully understood all the terms that I was signing for. I will be using her services again in the future!
The contract review The Thoughtful Co generated for me was extremely helpful in highlighting the key points I needed to be aware of and in suggesting questions to ask the employer. They offered great perspective on hesitations I was having which helped me make decisions. They patiently addressed all my concerns until I was in a confident place to sign the offer. Even after the fact, when I reached out to them with questions about benefits entitlement, they generously provided guidance. I would strongly recommend The Thoughtful Co’s services and consultation.
Sr. Manager, Technology Industry
Jill is knowledgeable and empathetic. She was invaluable in helping me evaluate offers objectively and negotiate salary and bonus. I would highly recommend!
I highly recommend working with The Thoughtful Co to prepare for any salary discussions. Jill coached me through understanding the unique value I bring to my employer and gave me the tools and language to approach salary negotiations with confidence and ease.
Vice President, Technology Industry
Chief Executive Officer, Non-Profit
In just over an hour, I saw how I could be much more effective in my negotiations with our compensation committee, and I learned that my compensation dialogue is far too narrow. It also became clear that I can do a much better job in supporting my direct reports, in a way that benefits the individuals and the organization.
I really valued The Thoughtful Co's input on my compensation package, especially when it came to stock options, RSUs (restricted share units), and vesting periods. Jill was thorough, detailed, and provided me with very good strategic advice.
Manager, Environmental Industry
Your advice has changed my life. I've been re-sharing the heck out of the workshop that I attended... You do amazing work, thanks for helping me get a raise!
Jill helped me to organize my thoughts and, ultimately, salary request in a way that I otherwise wouldn't have. This led to a clear separation of talking points and a very positive outcome in negotiations.
Chief Design Officer, Technology Industry
One thing I've learned is to not fake expertise when you can just talk to an expert. I was excited about my job offer but hadn't negotiated a new job in years. The Thoughtful Co helped me understand the questions to ask, where to push, how to think about private company stock options. Jill listened to my needs and applied her expertise to help me make sure I was getting what was fair. As important, Jill and The Thoughtful Co made me feel more confident with this big life decision. I highly recommend Jill and The Thoughtful Co.
Director, Technology Industry
The Thoughtful Co reviewed an offer I had and provided me with a much needed sanity check, particularly on private company stock options. Jill was insightful, knowledgeable, raised the right questions and understands the nuances in programs across various industries. I highly recommend Jill and The Thoughtful Co!
Sr. Manager, Content Marketing
I reached out to Jill for support negotiating my first compensation offer in the tech field after hearing her speak at a networking event and being really impressed. She was prompt in her responses which I sincerely appreciated, and she encouraged me to ask specific questions to get the answers I needed. She also confirmed that my asks were realistic and explained key areas to look out for when it came to vesting and long-term profit sharing. Connecting with Jill helped me feel confident going into talks with the recruiter, and I'd recommend The Thoughtful Co services to all women wanting to make sure they start their new role off on the best financial foot possible!
If you're unsure of whether you're fulfilling your earning potential, I recommend you get in touch with the Thoughtful Co. I knew I was underpaid but I didn't know by how much. Through working with the TTC I realized I could be earning up to 45% more! This helped me get more specific with my job search efforts and not waste my time on postings that didn't offer my expected salary. Amazingly, not only did I land my dream job but after a round of negotiation, I was offered slightly more than I'd hoped with an outstanding benefits package. TTC helped me feel confident in defining my salary expectations and not second-guess myself."
Speaking with Jill prior to my annual performance review was extremely helpful. I went into the review with confidence and clarity on what I wanted to communicate and how to do so professionally. I found their knowledge and expertise in how to have ‘tricky’ conversations, enriched by data and benchmarks, incredibly valuable.
Director, Technology & Strategy
The Thoughtful Co was a vital resource as I navigated the delicate and time-sensitive matter of juggling two offers at once. Jill was excellent, always quick to respond, providing me with actionable coaching at key moments of negotiation. Her insights on equity packages during our contract review engagement made it much easier to understand the full compensation package being offered and was essential in navigating and negotiating equity - an area in which I didn't have much knowledge or experience previously. I'd highly recommend their services!
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Meet the Team
Jillian Climie, Co-Founder (she/her)
Jillian Climie, Co-Founder of The Thoughtful Co, has spent her career advising and leading teams in executive compensation and corporate governance, both as a consultant, and in-house at two global retailers. Most recently at Lululemon, she led the global equity compensation and executive compensation programs. After taking a pause, she realized she wanted more of three things in her professional life: thoroughness, passion and freedom. She Co-Founded The Thoughtful Co so she can leverage her niche and technical experience, coupled with her passion for gender equity, to empower women to get paid what they deserve.
Sophie Warwick, Co-Founder (she/her)
Sophie Warwick, Co-Founder of the Thoughtful Co, has spent her career in structural engineering consulting where she designs multi-use and residential buildings, from early conception to project completion. In 2018, she Co-Founded Women in Consulting Engineering (WCE), a non-profit organization to support and empower women in engineering. At The Thoughtful Co, she specializes in developing in-house gender equity policies and chairing Employee Resource Groups and advocacy groups. Additionally, she uses her data analysis expertise from her engineering background to define targets and track growth and retention.