Stephen Williams

Position: Coaching

Career and Leadership Coach

Stephen Williams came to CareerJoy with a comprehensive HR background. He has more than 25 years of experience as an HR Leader specializing in Employee Development, and possesses the solid business acumen, pragmatic thinking and bottom line focus to guide leaders in gaining what they need to grow and advance their careers.

In addition to leading HR and training departments, he also has extensive facilitation experience and is at his best when facilitating clients’ career transitions. His keen insights provide the crucial feedback clients need and his deep understanding of HR provides a strong support for clients seeking to re-enter workplaces or change career direction.


Hon. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), University of Toronto

Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP)

Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL)

Certificate in Human Resources Management (CHRM), Humber College

Certificate in Human Resource Law, Osgoode Hall Law School

Co-Active Coach – CTI – Coaches Training Institute

Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP)

Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL)

Designed & developed North American wide training initiative and Leadership Development program

Developed Career Guidance program that provided structure to leadership development and succession planning

Improved relationships with union business agents by actively engaging them in problem solving and managing issues with their members, resulting in reduced grievances and better bargaining results

Personal Interests

Personal interests include music (performing) gourmet cooking and wine collecting

Favourite Clients

My favouite clients are the ones who participate and are willing to do the heavy lifting and not just be “present” and expect me to do all the work.

Client testimonials

“I am glad to let you know that I have accepted a job offer from XX. I had an excellent interview with the head architects of the firm where we discussed my background and their current projects and they expressed their willing to assist me with obtaining my license. This is a great opportunity and your advice helped me a lot on this endeavor. After years of trial I feel I am getting back on track with my career in architecture. Thank you again for the great advice you provided during the coaching sessions. – SA