Kevin Schafer

Position: Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Kevin has been a Career and Leadership Coach and Certified Career Strategist since 2005.  He is passionate about providing career development strategies to help his clients work towards improving their situation. He has developed expertise in resume development, interview preparation, career goal setting and especially networking.
Having spent 16 years in the hi-tech industry and 5 years in the music industry, he has developed a coaching specialization in both the tech and arts industries.
Whether it’s soccer, basketball, careers or volunteering, coaching is usually at the centre of his involvements. He is also a mentor for “street engaged” youth, developing relationships with them and helping them make positive choices for the future.

Professional designations

  • Certified Career Strategist

Client feedback

“Personally the process was influential in raising my self esteem after a period of under/unemployment and other personal life events. By assessing my skills using the Highlands tool, I got a better understanding of my skill level and where I might fit in to a workplace, and why things didn’t always work out for me in the past. On a professional level, I’ve started a new job that leads into a couple of different possible careers that were deemed highly appropriate for my skill set. I’m making much more money than I ever have before, as well.” – Sue Lantos
“Kevin and Karen were critical players in helping me get back on my feet in such a short period of time. I wish I could work with these two forever. Even though I thought I knew how to network, Kevin taught me a lot more.” – Andrew Hind
“[Kevin] was instrumental in guiding me towards an objective and helped give me the peace of mind and motivation to work towards it.” – Ryan
“I learned a more strategic and systematic method to crafting my resume, approaching a possible employer, preparing for interviews, and finding a job. I feel that I am now equipped to go out and find or even create the job that best fits my career goals and this would not have been possible without CareerJoy’s program.” – S. Bullivant

“Personally, I have always struggled in deciding which career path to take. This program helped me to clearly define my strengths, natural abilities, and passions, and supported me every step of the way in discovering the right path for me. Professionally, this program was highly effective as well; I was provided suggestions and strategies for professional development, as well as ideas and motivation on resources to use to my advantage.” – H. Wallace

“I did get a much clearer sense of my strengths and weaknesses, and also have a general direction and a start of a strategy towards starting my next career.” – A. Szabo
“When you find yourself out of a job and you are behind the times on applying electronically. This gives you some direction. I regained a bit of confidence. I am more comfortable with the whole process of finding a job in a different field.I came to see what it took to change my career and what I was good at. The testing did that and I found areas I want to explore to find a better job.” – K. O’Donnell
“First and foremost, Kevin was an excellent coach for me. He first met with me when I was at a very low point and was able to relate to my situation and be a very sympathetic ear. CareerJoy has personally helped restore my self-esteem. It has also given my some useful resources for job hunting and assessing potential new jobs.” – D. Isaacs