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Alan KearnsAlan Kearns
Canada’s Career Coach

Alan Kearns is the author of Get the Right Job Right Now! (HarperCollins Canada) and one of Canada’s foremost authorities on career management issues. As the Founder and President of CareerJoy, Alan has shaped his 20+ years of career management experience into a company that helps people from coast to coast navigate through a wide variety of career-related issues.

Mr. Kearns’ is the career expert for The Globe & Mail and his expertise is highly regarded, having been featured in Venture, The National Post and The Globe & Mail, Canadian Business, Report on Business, Chateline amongst others. He has also spoken regularly on CBC radio and is provided career expertise for the Chapters-Indigo, National Post, Readers Digest, and He also has a weekly column in Workopolis.

He has been on a number of TV shows including, Venture, Breakfast Television, Canada AM, Till Debt Do Us Part, Smart Woman, Princess, The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos & Million Dollar Neighbourhood.

“It was terrific having Alan come in to talk to our services professionals. Alan spoke on managing your personal career brand and the changing directions of the working world. Alan was insightful and engaging and we really enjoyed his session.” James Sheppard Microsoft Canada

“Alan delivered a talk about personal branding and social media that clearly resonated with all the attendees present. His advice was practical, especially as he emphasized the “social” aspect of social media. CWC Ottawa-Gatineau received excellent feedback after his talk” Chamika Ailapperuma President CWC

Starting his career as an Optician, Mr. Kearns eventually made his own career transition into the Career Management field where he has since devoted his time and energy studying, writing and speaking about everything to do with careers. In 1998 he co-founded TalentLab, a high-tech talent agency with offices in Ottawa, Toronto and San Diego, for which he was awarded the honor as one of the “Top 40 Entrepreneurs under the Age of 40”. Today Alan is the Head Coach and President for CareerJoy, one of the most respected career coaching firms in Canada.

Alan is a founding member of the International Association of Coaches (IAC)

Alan has spoken at a number of Private, Public and NGO’s including;

The Green Living Show,The National Job Fair, IEEE National Conference, University of Saskatchewan Medical School, Microsoft, Rotman School of Business, Queen’s School of Business, Ryerson University, Western Law School, The Ottawa Centre for Research & Innovation (OCRI), Queens University, Carleton University, Algonquin College, University of Toronto,St. Mary’s University, Sprott’s School of Business; Upper Canada School Board, University of Ottawa, Canada Franchise Association (CFA), Canadian Association of Career Educators (CACEE); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Canadian Workplace Conference, Ministry of Revenue as well as working with organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Alcatel, Nortel and EMS Technologies.

Alan has given keynotes on the following topics

Social Media & Your 3D Personal Brand

Is Your Career Managing Your Career Or Are You?

Tele-work | Myths and Opportunities

Get The Right Job Right Now! Canadians Share How to Have a Great Career!

Leadership Starts With You!

Building Your H.R Brand- Why would I choose your company?

Career Evolution; How to keep your talents relevant to the market

How to Make Successful Career Decisions

The Green Collar Career- The Fair Trade Between Profit & the Planet

An Executive MBA Now What?

Building Your Career Brand

The Decadent Resume -What Presidents Choice Can Teach Us About Branding Ourselves

Facebook – Social Networking and Your HR Brand


Leadership Identity Workshop

Career Identity Workshop

Career Transition Workshop

90 Day Career Search Workshop

Get The Right Job Right Now

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