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Career Transition, Leadership, and Training for Your Organization


“It is without hesitation that I recommend CareerJoy as a top firm in providing career transition services. While in the process of winding down our organization, we surveyed staff to determine what types of transition services were important to them. It was based on this survey that we interviewed CareerJoy to see if they were a firm that could meet our unique needs. Not only did we select CareerJoy as our preferred firm to work with, they surpassed our expectations in their planning and delivery of services.”

— Carrie McVeigh, Manager, Human Resources & Labour Relations at Envirotest Canada (AirCare Program)

As an employer, you want to improve employee purpose, confidence, and productivity. Bottom line: if you improve these, you improve your organization.

Being proactive means that as an employer you offer new employee success programs, high potential leadership programs, leadership team programs, outplacement services, employee workshops and events, or organization-specific career development programs. Learn more about how CareerJoy can assist your organization with everything from onboarding new staff to retirement transition coaching/succession planning, and everything in between.

At CareerJoy we offer face-to-face coaching, as well as workshops, at any of our 14 locations across Canada – Toronto (2), Ottawa (2), Mississauga, Markham, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Kitchener/Waterloo, Kingston, Montreal & Halifax – as well as the option and flexibility of telephone and Skype coaching coast-to-coast.



Over 13 years, CareerJoy has worked with more than 500 corporate clients nationally, such as Government of Canada, Scouts Canada, Calgary Flames, Vega, PWC, & more. We have a robust real-time sense of the economy, growth industries, and demand for skills in the marketplace. We work closely with recruiters in high-demand and emerging sectors and careers, and are happy to leverage our extensive network of professionals on behalf of our clients.
We are unique in the marketplace; our approach is personal, authentic and practical and our framework enables individuals to assess, identify, and build on their unique abilities and skill-sets.

Our assessment tools are chosen from those we’ve developed and the best from outside – we customize the mix tools and personalize our programs to ensure all of our clients maximize their time with us. Because each individual has distinctive career history and needs, our services are multi-dimensional and we have built a team of career specialists from varied backgrounds, so that we can get the best “fit” in terms of both industry and style of coaching.

CareerJoy provides coaching and leadership programs throughout the entire employee career lifecycle, from entry level and administrative professionals, all the way through to senior level and executive level professionals.
We are happy to customize our programs and packages to suit the specific requirements of your organization. Contact Alan Kearns – 1-877-256-2569 x 101

CareerJoy offers a multitude of services for both Individuals & Employers, including:

Yes. Our coaches are available at any of our 14 locations across Canada (Toronto (2), Ottawa (2), Mississauga, Markham, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Halifax, Winnipeg, Kitchener/Waterloo, Kingston & Montreal) to meet with you and assist your employee.

Please click here to learn more about how CareerJoy can provide On-site Termination Support.

We offer a variety of on-site training & development options customized to best support your organization. Some of our more popular CareerClass Workshop topics include career transition, employee engagement, onboarding of new staff, leadership development and retirement transition.



Our on-site CareerClasses are available in a full selection of delivery formats to allow for ease of employee scheduling. We also offer the option of highly effective “on demand” webinars for less accessible employees.

We work with a full range of employers from coast to coast within the corporate, government (federal, provincial and municipal) and not for profit sectors. Our broad national span and personalized approach allows us to continually partner with a variety of organizations. tailoring each program to our client’s specific needs.

While start times will vary depending on each employee’s specific situation, we recommend starting the program as soon as possible. Clients currently on working notice have the added benefits of returning to their place of employment as well as their established networks in-between their scheduled sessions. Beginning the program early builds confidence in what is typically a time fraught with “unknowns”, decreasing stress and enabling your employee to transfer knowledge more effectively.

We offer three levels of recommended outplacement programs to best align with your employee’s unique needs. These include Foundation Level, Professional Level and Executive Level. By separating programs into established levels, it allows you the employer to quickly determine the depth and length of support your employee requires. We can then begin the customization process from there.
We can provide employers with an Employee Engagement Letter, upon request. This letter, which can be given directly to the employee upon termination, details the program you have selected for them, the benefits of engagement and the contact details for getting started.

Our corporate clients include:

Rideau Centre, Ottawa Senators, Public Safety Canada, Harris Computer, CSC, MXi, Subaru, CHMC, Export Development Corporation, The Canadian Coast Guard, National Research Corporation, Alcatel, Petro-Canada, Canwest Interactive, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Ontario Construction Secretariat, Sprott School of Business, Rotman School of Business, McMaster University, University of Saskatchewan Medical School, Ryerson University, Subex America Inc., Grand & Toy, City of Ottawa, Corrections Canada, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Canada, Oakville Community Living, Lavalife Corp., Christian Children’s Fund, CAA National Office, BGI Canada Ltd., Environment Canada, CML Emergency Services Inc., Natural Resources Canada, GE Capital, and the Renfrew County District School Board.

CareerJoy™ is headed by Canada’s Career Coach Alan Kearns who is a Workopolis career expert, author of Get the Right Job Right Now!, and a regular contributor to Canadian media on the latest trends in the Canadian workforce. Our team of coaches is uniquely trained to help your employees achieve career success. We are the official career coaching company for Workopolis, Queen’s University Alumni, Carleton University Alumni, Bishop’s University Alumni, Dalhousie University Alumni, OCAD Alumni, Kwantlen Polytechnic University Alumnni, Nippissing Univeristy Alumni, University of Toronto and Athabasca University Alumni and numerous other respected Canadian organizations.

There is substantive research showing the value coaches have in today’s workplace. A good coach can serve as a sounding board for an executive’s frustration, while simultaneously pushing the client to modify his/her behavior even when feeling provoked (Koonce, 1994). Coaches can help executives better “read” interpersonal situations and be more effective interpersonally in their interactions with colleagues (Hall et al., 1999). Coaches can give senior managers specific pointers on when to stand firm and when to bend, and perhaps most importantly, how to negotiate or compromise more effectively (Koonce, 1994).

Leadership coaches can also be instrumental in helping senior managers develop junior colleagues more effectively as well as allowing junior colleagues to learn from their mistakes in a supportive manner while learning coaching skills themselves. (Dalton, et al., 1977; Kosan, 1999) Career coaches can help executives take a step back from their day-to-day behaviours to examine the cumulative overall impact they are having on both their colleagues and superiors (Snyder, 1995).

Our philosophy in one line is “Helping professionals to reach their full potential.” You and your team are not “human capital” or “assets.” Our drive to help people understand their unique strengths and treat them as individuals, backed by our innovative process and expert team of professionals, will support your team in reaching their full potential. You will have more engaged employees, less turnover and a more profitable company.


Here are some industry statistics and a general overview of the value and ROI coaching offers:

  • In one study conducted by MetrixGlobal LLC, companies including Booz Allen Hamilton received an average return of $7.90 for every $1 invested in executive coaching.
  • A survey by Manchester Inc. of 100 executives found that coaching provided an average return on investment of almost six times the cost of the coaching.
  • An internal report of the Personnel Management Association showed that when training is combined with coaching, individuals increase their productivity by an average of 86 per cent compared to 22 per cent with training alone.

Benefits reported by companies that provided coaching included:

  • Productivity (reported by 53 per cent of executives)
  • Quality (48 per cent)
  • Organizational strength (48 per cent)
  • Customer service (39 per cent)
  • Reducing customer complaints (34 per cent)
  • Retaining executives who received coaching (32 per cent)
  • Cost reductions (23 per cent)
  • Bottom-line profitability (22 per cent)

Executives who received coaching reported improvements in the following areas:

  • Working relationships with direct reports (reported by 77 per cent of executives)
  • Working relationships with immediate supervisors (71 per cent)
  • Teamwork (67 per cent)
  • Working relationships with peers (63 per cent)
  • Job satisfaction (61 per cent)
  • Conflict reduction (52 per cent)
  • Organizational commitment (44 per cent)
  • Working relationships with clients (37 per cent)

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I recognize that this is a timely and confidential conversation, and I know you want to do this right. Whether you are dealing with one person right away, or a multi-person/multi-location project, we can help. I work with a number of organizations & individuals going through a transition.

Let’s book a confidential call, I’m available promptly to discuss how our team can build a program that supports you in a timely manner & meets your budget.

Claire Dillon
Practice Lead, People & Culture Solutions

1-877-256-2569 Ext. 879
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