Meet our team

You’re reading this right now because you’re looking for the right expertise & advice to make your work better.

We understand how unique & important this is to you right now.

Our team of knowledgeable certified experts cares about you & provides the practical tools & advice to make work better for you and/or your organization.

We ensure the right coach & consultant fit, and are equally committed to helping you achieve your goals in our partnership & to get true value for your investment. Guaranteed.

Search for a specific team member by name, or search by keyword (ex. science, or HR) to find team members with related backgrounds.



Gurpreet Dara

Coaching

Certified Transition Coach

With over 15 years of experience, Gurpreet brings expertise and credentials by working in Coaching, Human Resources, Career Development and Vocational Rehabilitation fields. She has successfully worked for Corporate, Government, and Not-for-profit sectors before joining Careerjoy. Gurpreet’s strengths include incorporating adult learning principles and experiential learning aspect to coaching. Her sincere desire to help gives a confidence boost which helps the clients move towards a bright and successful way. She has been recommended by many clients for receiving individualized support and care.

Credentials

Bachelor of Arts Certified Career Development Practitioner Post-Diploma in Human Resources Management Registered Myers Briggs Practitioner

Personal Interests

Staying active, Deepening human relationships, Travel, Cooking, and Watching Comedy shows

Favourite Clients

Clients who are open to learning and engaging. Clients who see life as a journey and would like to be more self-aware. Helped clients from school going to entry-level jobs, mid-level to management level in every sector.

Charlie Guy

Coaching

Senior Career and Leadership Coach

Charlie is a Human Resources professional (CHRE) with over 40 years experience in senior and executive leadership roles extending across a variety of sectors from telecommunication to not for profit.
He has a strong sense of commitment to personal values of integrity, excellence, and continuous improvement. He has cultivated a solid reputation for mentoring and coaching young leaders up to C-suite executives. His coaching has focussed on team building, leadership development and career transition.  

Credentials

Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE)-HRPA Graduate of Rotman’s Advanced Program in Human Resources Management
Arrow Executive Leadership Program
Bachelor of Arts-History & Geography
Bachelor of Adult Education
 

Personal Interests

Reading
Sports, especially playing golf and pickleball
Coaching Women’s Slo-Pitch baseball
SPN Umpire
 

Félicité Roy

Leadership Team

Client Engagement Specialist

Félicité brings over 8 years of customer service experience to help her understand your story, linking you to the resources you need to become the hero in your life.

Karli Wilkinson

Leadership Team

Corporate Success Specialist

Helping people has always played an important role in Karli’s personal and professional life. Karli started her professional career working as a Program Manager for Inuit and Indigenous youth in Ottawa. When making a career change, she used her transferable skills and willingness to learn, to take a position in the Compensation Management space. Karli worked closely with senior leaders to develop new and innovative ways to engage and address the needs of her clients. Karli’s main objective in this role was helping organizations maximize their greatest asset; their people. In her current role with CareerJoy Karli strives to ensure a level of customer care ensuring the nuances of both the individual and the company are taken into account.  

Credentials

Police Foundations at Algonquin College  

Personal Interests

Spending time with family & spending time outdoors!  

Favourite Clients

Those who work in the HR space

Maria Viscione

Coaching

Maria is a career coach with over 7 years of HR and recruitment experience.  Her passion has always been to be of service to others by helping guide them to their true calling and to land a career they are passionate about as well as build and maintain a work-life balance that helps them live a more fulfilled life.

 

Her specialty is helping job seekers, career changers, and entrepreneurs unlock their special qualities and achieve their best work-life balance and the satisfaction that comes with it. She help clients reconnect to their core interests while developing effective decision making, communication, personal leadership and interviewing skills.

 

Credentials

Bachelor of Arts with a Specialization in Human Relations

Professional and Personal Coach Certification (PPCC)

 

Personal Interests

Yoga, Traveling & Painting  

Favourite Clients

My favorite clients to work with are those who are fully committed to making a change, who are serious but have a great sense of humour. Clients who are open and set high - but realistic expectations for themselves. 

Delia Noel

Coaching
Special Counsellor by trade, Organizational change and development consultant by profession.
28 years in the helping and social services field working with youth and families in crisis. Over 15 years of presenting various workshops and professional seminars.
My purpose in life is to help change the world, one person at a time.  I aspire to do this by supporting people to have a safe space to question their own beliefs and how those beliefs allow them to navigate the world they live in.

Holly Merritt

Resume & Branding

Certified Resume and Branding Coach

With over 10 years of experience as an accredited writer, content creator, and editor in many diverse settings and roles, Holly brings a resourceful and highly adaptable element to her writing. She not only strives to produce the highest quality and best project outcome for her clients but aims to create a successful and collaborative experience along the way. With strengths in creativity and communication, Holly has extensive experience working in the film and television industry with directors, producers, and content branding companies – combining absorbing storytelling with strong marketing components to drive success and create opportunities. Holly is also a proficient researcher and editor across many platforms - but always with the same goal, to create compelling content at its efficient and most engaging.

Credentials

Sheridan College Institute of Technology – Diploma with Honours

Personal Interests

Creativity, Storytelling, Entrepreneurship, Collaboration

Favourite Clients

Where we strive to establish mutual trust in the process and each other, this tends to garner not only the best results but a successful shared experience as we work to get there - together.

Success stories

“I was extremely moved by Holly’s story and her incredible writing ability. We requested many rewrites and Holly took direction and criticism with ease and grace… She never ceases to amaze me with her hardworking attitude and ability to create such compelling stories.” – Laura T.

Jennifer Facchin

Coaching

Certified Career Transition Coach

Jennifer is well known for her passionate and inexhaustible positive way of living and working. Her authentic ability to connect with individuals and teams combined with her tenacity and resourcefulness is integral in the transition journey. Jennifer has an extensive background in HR, recruitment, leadership development, employee engagement,  OD projects, training and facilitation, business development management, and corporate store management.  She has spent over 15 years supporting teams in private sectors while leveraging and maximizing human talent resulting in culture changes and profitable growth.  She is branded for being a change catalyst. Her strategic approach synchronized with human connectedness and mission to serve has been refreshing and has had proven results.

Claire Cotton

Leadership Team

Client Success Manager

Claire is driven by a desire to inspire and develop others. She sees herself always working to better herself and her team. With over 10 years of client engagement experience, she’s devoted her passion for working with people into creating trusting relationships that deliver success.

Benjamin Cejvan

Leadership Team

Digital Marketing Intern

Ben is a fourth-year student at the University of Ottawa currently studying sociology. With a wide array of experience from working with internationally renowned music festivals to small local Ottawa businesses, Ben creates captivating social media content with a focus on creating effective organic content.

Paula Connolly

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

For 20+ years, Paula has helped clients improve their individual and business outcomes. Her deep understanding of workplace challenges and how to achieve results comes from years of designing and presenting customized training programs for businesses and government.   Paula’s expertise in human resources training and coaching for government clients has seen her lead hundreds of training sessions. She applies adult learning principles and knows the best results occur when participation and questions are encouraged. Paula is adept at adjusting her approach to suit each group’s specific needs, giving participants opportunities to reflect, challenge, discuss and experience new ideas and skills to enhance their growth and learning.    As a Career Coach, Paula has had great success helping clients plan their careers, improve their resumes and prepare for government interviews.    Originally from Prince Edward Island, Paula dabbles in oil painting and is an avid sports fan.    Paula’s training and coaching successes include:
  • Designed and delivered 50+ Career Planning seminars for provincial government’s Administrative Professionals Learning and Development Program including career coaching for over 500 participants
  • Provided career training and coaching to clients experiencing downsizing or restructuring: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Pan/Para Pan American Games Secretariat, CIRNAC, Ministry of Community and Social Services
  • Provided individual coaching to 30+ government managers to prepare for executive positions
  • Designed and developed courseware for over 40 classroom and on-line training workshops on diverse topics

Professional Designations:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Acadia University
  • Certificates in Adult Education and Professional Courseware Design
  • EQ-I 2.0 and EQ 360 Certification
  • Personality Dimensions® Certification

George Muenz

Coaching
With over 40 years of experience, George is one of our senior coaches and among the most respected career and leadership coaches in Canada. George specializes in working with clients with their very personalized and individualized needs, all while focusing on real-world strategies. Known for his ability to help clients understand and articulate their capabilities, value, and potential, George is a perfect fit for the CareerJoy team. An expert in outplacement, career transition, job search, and on-site termination support - George has experience working with clients that vary from startups to leading international firms like IBM, Price Waterhouse and Motorola. In addition to this, George is very experienced in working with clients from entry-level to the C-Suite.

Credentials

CCDP (Certified Career Development Practitioner)

Personal Interests

Reading, Self-Improvement, Coaching (Work and Sports), International Affairs, Cycling (Road and Track).

Favourite Clients

Favourite Clients are the ones who thank me for the positive impact I have had on their lives and not just for the Job Search Success. I seem to do well with Senior Executives, C-Level.

Success Stories

George is excellent as a career coach - from helping with informational reviews, to resume tips, to networking, negotiating and interview help. However, what he adds above and beyond that skill set (and what was most important to me as a client), was empathy, patience and understanding for each individual's situation.  I originally met George when I parted ways with an employer that almost destroyed my confidence and spirit, not to mention my love of working in sales. I ultimately landed a job at a great company and I negotiated a salary increase from the initial offer & car allowance – I don’t think I would have been successful without George’s initial patience, guidance and just being there for me. - Eve Groth  

Drew McVeigh

Leadership Team

Regional Director, GTA

Drew McVeigh boasts a wealth of business development experience. His expertise in business development, sales, and experience in senior-level management provides him with the ability to form a deep connection with CareerJoy’s corporate clients. Originally from Ireland, Drew studied at Queen's University, Belfast, which provided him a solid business base for the next four decades of his career spanning both Canada and the United Kingdom.  Although Drew has spent much of his management career with multinational telecommunications enterprises, he easily relates to employees at all levels in an organization. In addition to being a part of management, his varied career includes working in a small family enterprise and initiating his own entrepreneurial venture.  Drew is a former member of the British Sport Parachute Association, and has been an avid cyclist throughout his life. He has competed in several major international cycling events, breaking a collarbone at Canada's National velodrome and cycling the closed roads of the Tour de France’s mountain climbs two hours ahead of the official race.  Drew credits his varied career and his international management experience with giving him the tools to provide CareerJoy’s corporate clients with the practical advice and insight they need to engage career transition support.

Jake Warren

Jake is a Digital Marketing expert specializing in Analytics and PPC Advertising. Keen to take on new challenges and learn new things, he tends to wear a lot of hats in his practice and enjoys being behind the scenes silently making a difference. testing. He comes from a marketing background with experience in email marketing, sales and communications.

Alan Kearns

Coaching , Leadership Team

Managing Partner and Head Career Coach

Alan Kearns is a leading thought leader on all things work. Author and contributor to The National, The Globe & Mail, National Post and CBC Radio, he shares the latest trends and changes in the Canadian workplace. Voted one of the Top 40 under 40, he is the Managing Partner and Founder of CareerJoy, an award-winning national boutique HR services firm serving 500+ leading Canadian organizations including World Vision, Shopify, The United Way, Toyota and The Government of Canada.
From St. John’s to Victoria, he oversees a team of smart, wise, certified professionals offering a variety of HR services including leadership coaching, transition support, employee engagement and workshops. His team is committed to making work better for Canadian professionals and organizations. He believes in the inherent value of the individual and is committed to supporting change and igniting growth.
People made better is work made better.

Amanda Beselt

Leadership Team

Client Success Manager & Marketing Specialist

With a background in web content design and a passion for helping others, Amanda excels at making her clients’ lives easier through clear communication practices and plain language writing.

Andrea Nicholls

Coaching

HR Consultant and Employee Engagement Coach

Andrea is well-known for her ability to capture attention with creative and surprising marketing solutions. Having done so for over a decade, Andrea is now changing the ‘engagement’ landscape. Her drive to achieve exceptional results was proven in senior strategic marketing positions with prestigious brands and now her passion for helping the C-suite connect with people on the front lines – and getting them wildly engaged – sets her apart, making her a much sought-after resource.
With over 15 years of strategic experience, Andrea has built up a true passion for solving organizational problems and finding new, creative ways of driving growth in today’s market. Andrea has proven accomplishments in change management, organizational development, analysis, strategic use of data, business planning, customer acquisition, up-sell and retention as well as forecasting, product launching and competitive response. Andrea understands the drivers of engagement and the critical link to achieving broader organizational goals; measurement is key to the work she undertakes and underpins her strategic style. Her work often involves multiple stakeholders with competing priorities, but she is able to weave them together and bring innovative approaches to clients.

Andrea Phippen

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Andrea Phippen is an executive and career coach with over 10 years of HR experience. Andrea believes in developing others and is passionate about building future leaders. As a lifelong learner herself, she embraces the power of self-discovery, introspection and reflection and has an authentic approach to coaching, facilitation and teaching. She believes that taking the time to invest in another's learning journey is one of the most rewarding experiences possible. She loves coaching others to reach their greatest potential.
She believes that her purpose as a coach is to support and challenge her coachees to reach new heights and to realize their true potential in their roles and lives. Her philosophy in coaching is to empower her coachees to uncover their brilliance already within them through guided discovery and accountability.
She volunteers her time freely with students at the local university as well as at local non-profit organizations and is the Vice-Chair for a non-profit Board of Directors for SOFIA House, a second stage transition house for women and children who have experienced domestic violence. Her hobbies include weight lifting, running and training for a Spartan race that's been on her bucket list for over a year.

Professional Designations

  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology
  • Master's of Human Resource Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching
  • Certified Executive Coach
  • Chartered Professional of Human Resource Management (CPHR)
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation
  • Certified in EQ-i 2.0 (a psychometric tool)

Cynthia Dennis

Resume & Branding

Resume Coach

Cynthia's passion for Human Resources has guided her to devote her career to helping people and companies collaborate and succeed together. Her multidisciplinary career has led her to focus across many of the HR specialities including recruitment, training, organizational development, resume writing and career coaching.
With over 20 years of expertise and a degree in Labour-Management Relations, Cynthia has the ability to understand an organization's needs and expectations and transform them into a successful recruitment strategy. On the employee side, she has a proven track record of providing insightful career guidance including professional resume writing to help clients take the meaningful steps towards their next career.
Cynthia enjoys meeting and partnering with clients to create a unique story based on their individual experiences and niches.

Cynthia Hannigan-Thaw

Coaching

Client Success Specialist

After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science from Carleton University and a Graduate Certificate in Victimology from Algonquin College, Cynthia discovered her passion of working with people through an internship as a Gender and HIV/AIDS Program Coordinator in Malawi. She went on to support victims of crime in Canada’s criminal justice system, acting as an advocate and liaison throughout Ontario. She has always found herself in supportive leadership roles and is excited by roles that foster creativity and innovative ideas.
As a Corporate Development Specialist with Career Joy, Cynthia assists the corporate development team in the expansion of our business, engages with corporate clients, manages projects and works towards continual and maintained growth.

Debbie Sprowl

Leadership Team

Finance Administrator

Debbie has worked in the non-profit world for many years, doing financial and database management. Helping others is what attracted her to working with CareerJoy.

Debora Dekok

Coaching , Resume & Branding

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Debora has been a Resume Coach with CareerJoy since 2005 and is also one of CareerJoy’s Biographical Career Report (BCR) analysts. In this role she gets to know her clients’ most satisfying life accomplishments and analyzes those accomplishments to uncover common threads to propel their career direction forward. Throughout her career in journalism, Debora enjoyed getting to the core of a story by gathering information and retelling the story in an easily understood way. At CareerJoy, she does the same with resumes. Debora hones in on a client’s unique skills and experiences, and reframes them with clarity and precision, creating a clear, concise and readable resume so employers can easily understand a client’s career highlights at a glance.

Professional designations

  • Technical Writer Graduate Certificate
  • Advanced Resume Development certification from the Career Professionals of Canada
  • Photojournalism Diploma
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology
  • Certified Biographical Career Report Analyst

Personal Interests

running, creating art

Favourite Clients

mid-high management in any industry

Erin Patchell

Leadership Team

Director of Operations & Government Programs

Erin has a gift for both seeing the big picture and implementing the details. She is passionate about helping others achieve success, and takes our mission here at CareerJoy straight to heart.

Fleur Trubert

Resume & Branding

Resume Coach

Fleur is passionate about languages and writing. She lived in multiple cities, working in a variety of jobs in retail, marketing, sales, customer service and the public service commission. She thrives to live a balanced life by staying active, healthy and disciplined. Finding a career that relates to ones values is incredibly important to her and she creates resumés that explore specific opportunities and goals. Fleur is bilingual is both official languages.

Professional Designations

  • Bachelor's Degree in French Literature
  • Master's Degree in Film Studies

Garen Jemian

Coaching
Garen's background has more than 15 years as an employee, as an employer, and as a manager, so he has the varied experience to help clients through different lenses. This wide perspective along with deep listening skills and empathy allows Garen to collaborate with clients to drive results and bring success. Garen’s strengths include leadership coaching, and he often finds himself connecting with clients in the tech/internet industry. Garen has also provided corporate coaching for organizations, seeing successes such as reduced turnover and a drop in absenteeism and sick days.

Credentials

  • Accredited trainer by the Government of Quebec in leadership development, in accordance with the Act To Promote Workforce Skills Development and Recognition.
  • University training in Professional and Personal Coaching in accordance with the ICF (PPCC)
  • University training in Team Effectiveness Coaching
  • Quebec Government Accreditation for organizational training (2018)
  • Authored book called “Happy People Work Harder” (2018)
  • Achieved PCC level certification requirements (2018) (500+ billable hours)
  • TEDx Headliner/Speaker "Motivation Beyond Money" (2017, shared the stage with the Honorable Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire)

Personal Interests

Understanding human behaviour, mastering the art of coaching, deepening relationships.

Favourite Clients

open to learning and growing, they don't take themselves too seriously and they are able to relinquish some control to create room for the unexpected.

Success stories

“When I first contacted Garen, I wasn't sure what to expect. After years of struggling with the growing pains of adulthood, I was left with crippling anxiety and I was desperate for a change. With his help I was able to prioritize my goals and make the positive changes needed in my life in order to achieve them. What was most remarkable about my experience with Garen was that while I reached out to him for answers, he never gave them to me. Instead, he guided me to better understanding the issues I was struggling with, how to cope with them and most of all, how to address them so that in the future the only person I'll seek for help is myself.” - Samantha T. / Personal Banking Advisor

Greg Zador

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Greg’s coaching and leadership style has been developed from his extensive partnership- and consensus-building and organizational experiences, both nation-wide and internationally. Greg’s professional background includes partnering with representatives from business, community and education sectors, as well as government agencies, to provide the support they need to succeed. Greg has a deep personal commitment to community sustainability, with roots in international and community development. Greg’s strengths lie in his deep understanding of how to mentor and motivate clients so they can thrive within their unique situations.   An expert strategist, planner, team leader and negotiator, he delivers concrete results. Clients appreciate having a trainer and coach who can draw from motivational team-building skills, staff support and conflict management to collaborate on achieving their leadership goals.

Personal Interests

I have particular interests in developing future / transitioning leaders

Favourite Clients

thoughtful, impactful, change-oriented, progressive, enlightened

Success Stories

"Greg really helped me identify where I truly wanted to be in my career - still in non-profit but not in the environment I am in now. His approach was excellent in helping me gain confidence, that even though I have been out of the job search game for over 16 years, I can still be successful. Fully utilizing LinkedIn and answering any questions I had about certain aspects on some job postings I reviewed really helped me understand what employers are looking for." – Karen Ball

Jan Kincaid

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Jan Kincaid is a Human Resources professional with over 30 years experience spanning several sectors from manufacturing to pharmaceutical to the not for profit sector.  Jan has a large variety of different areas of expertise, including: employee relations, termination pay negotiations, preparation of severance packages, public speaking, presentation skills, recruitment, HR Strategic and Ops plan development, and corporate communications.

Credentials

Graduate of U of Ts Advanced HR Management program

Personal Interests

Gardening, writing, crafting, home improvement projects, painting, entertaining, encouraging people

Favourite Clients

My favourite clients are those that are open to learning, constructive coaching and have a sense of humour in life. 

Jan Williams

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Jan is a prime example of success in the career coaching world - as head of her own successful cross-cultural training company in Europe, Jan achieved considerable success in training managers to communicate effectively in international environments. Jan's professional coaching background ranges from executive and leadership coaching to career and employment coaching. Jan’s experience includes career management/advice/identity/exploration, outplacements, career transitions, job search, on-site termination, and leadership development. Jan has experience working with clients that vary in professional status. In addition to this, Jan is experienced in dealing with almost every industry in Canada.

Professional Designations

Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads Univ., Victoria, BC 2005 ICF accredited. Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design, Royal Roads Univ. Victoria, BC 2014 CELTA -Cambridge Examination Board Certificate for adult learners, Amsterdam, NL, 1995   Instructional Design For Technology Mediated Learning Royal Roads University                                 Graphic Design for Instructional Design Advanced Project Management   CELTA Cambridge University Certificate for Adult Learning  International Accredited Amsterdam, Netherlands 1997.

Personal Interests

I love cycling, hiking, skiing, sight seeing, traveling, talking with good friends over a beer or a glass of wine. By nature, I am a curious person, so I love researching and investigating.   Hobbies - I see myself as a storyteller so I'm working on a number of screenplays.  I've taken classes and really enjoy the prospects of maybe turning my stories into short TV series. I also enjoy languages.  I do speak some French, Spanish and Dutch.  I enjoy learning about new cultures and having conversations about them.  I really enjoy people and their complexities. 

Favourite Clients

My Favorite Client - I like working with highly intelligent people, both men and women.  I enjoy the way their minds work and how they see themselves in their world.  I enjoy challenging them.  I really enjoy it when they see something that they hadn't seen before.  For a number of years I taught Business at local  colleges to Korean, Japanese and Chinese students all between the ages of 20 and 30.  It was really fun!  I enjoyed learning about their culture, food, critical thinking and learning a little bit of their language.

Success Story

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jan. She was very engaged in my development and offered practical advice, constructive feedback and a comfortable environment for discussing personal issues. My favourite aspect of our sessions was finding the language to discuss past achievements, personal preferences and future goals. I found that, by talking through everything with Jan, I was able to unearth stories and ideas I never would have thought of on my own and practice concisely discussing them for future networking/interviews. Jan offered a great balance between leading the direction of our sessions, and also letting me direct where I would like to devote more focus. I wasn't sure what to expect as I started our program, but I left my first session feeling energized and encouraged, and that feeling remained throughout our time together." - Richard Mitchell

Jason Parks

Leadership Team

Vice President, Corporate Development

Jason has 20 years of proven business development expertise and believes in creating raving fans from every client experience. Coming from a background in printing and education, the balance of growing business while managing ongoing client projects comes naturally to Jason.

Josh Clements

Resume & Branding

Resume Coach

Josh's writing career began with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and creative writing, and a Master’s in film studies. His love for language started at the age of six, and hasn’t dimmed since. Josh’s greatest strength is helping individuals from all walks of life find their unique voice, and present their ideas in the most compelling way possible.  When it comes to working with clients, Josh is a very patient listener, and feels that sometimes it is the seemingly insignificant details that can really go a long way in crafting an individual’s personal brand.
 

Professional Designations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Creative Writing
  • Master's Degree in Film Studies

Judith Cane

Coaching

Finance Transition Coach

Judith has worked in the financial services industry for 27 years first as an insurance agent, then as a full service adviser and finally, since 2010, as a Money Coach. She has worked with hundreds of clients to create a clear picture of their financial situation, build a realistic spending and savings plan, implement a “Get Out of Debt and Stay There” strategy and finally help them begin to achieve their financial goals.
She has spoken on stage and in workshops across Canada and is an engaging speaker who has an ability to connect with audiences, both large and small, at a personal level. Her listeners walk away not only inspired, but also armed with practical, actionable information that they can use to achieve their financial goals and live the life they want. She has presented workshops with Industry Canada, Invest Ottawa, Enterprise Renfrew County, Canadian Medical Protective Agency, National Research Council Canada and Veritaaq.
Judith is Canada’s Money Coach and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Living and Chatelaine. She has a weekly segment on 1310NEWS and is seen once a month on CTV Morning Live talking about everything money so if you are up early enough, you’ll see her there.

Professional Designations

  • Human Resource Management Certificate

Karen Haas

Coaching , Resume & Branding

Career and Leadership Coach

Karen has a talent for helping clients see the value of their unique combination of skills and the possibilities those skills hold. When coaching clients and writing their resumes, Karen deciphers each client’s driving factors for success and what exactly sets them apart in their field. She is skilled at recognizing ways of leveraging accomplishments and abilities to strategically set and reach goals. By identifying things clients may have overlooked, she helps them to see how their skills can be transferable. Using an analytical approach, Karen facilitates clients in seeing the potential that may not always be obvious to themselves.

Credentials

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology - major; Criminology - concentration; Management - minor) first 5 courses of Certified Financial Planner Designation (former financial planner)

Personal Interests

Medical Research, Gardening, tutoring math; clients:

Favourite Clients

mid 40's - late 50's professionals, career change, students, identity clients, clients with a sense of humour and humility

Success Stories

"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. Same with Karen and how to write a real resume." – Andrew Hind

Kathleen McLean

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Kathleen started her coaching career following 36 years in the Public Service, the last ten of which were as a successful senior executive. Kathleen is a fluently bilingual Certified Professional Coach. She specializes in assisting clients to make effective and lasting change. Her approach is by exploring and identifying personal goals, identifying solutions to leadership challenges and setting objectives and plan to advance their careers. She brings extensive experience in most Public Service disciplines including strategic business planning and corporate reporting, finance, and human resource management. She is a dynamic, inclusive, adaptive and proactive coach and senior leader who is known to have excellent listening skills. She has a good sense of empathy, a positive outlook and an ability to motivate others.

Credentials

  • Certified Professional Coach
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Administration
  • NATO Defence College Graduate
  • 360 Feedback

Favourite Clients

My favourite client is someone that is willing and enthusiastic about entering into a journey of discovery together

Laurie Fenske

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Laurie’s coaching successes are rooted in her ability to lead clients to find their best solutions within themselves. Clients are drawn to Laurie’s passion and commitment for helping clients to achieve substantial improvements in their work through high-energy coaching sessions and workshop facilitation. Drawing from her extensive professional experiences, Laurie offers Individual Executive and Leadership Coaching for clients who are striving for more but need leadership guidance to reach their top goals.  She has also had great success as an Organizational Strategic coach, partnering with organizations or entrepreneurs seeking to elevate their business to the next level of success. Laurie offers customized training programs and workshops to enhance the learning and development successes of individuals or teams.

Credentials

  • Professional Certified Coach 
  • Member: International Coaching Federation
  • 2019 Nominee RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award
  • Certified McQuaig Facilitator
  • Certified Book Yourself Solid ® Coach
  • Indigenous Awareness Certified
  • Indigenous Communication & Consultation Certified

Personal Interests

Golf, gardening

Favourite Clients

mid to executive level desiring change

Success Stories

“Those whom Laurie coaches gain from not only her considerable skills, but also from her understanding of the pressures and importance of performance in business. Her leadership and coaching experience in competitive, performance-oriented business environments is a valuable and rare combination.” – T. Taylor, PBDM

Lillian Thomsen

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Lillian specializes in executive level competition preparation including identifying leadership competency gaps and opportunities for growth, interview preparation and conducting mock interviews followed by individual assessments. She has also done extensive coaching of public servants and of colleagues in the not-for-profit sector, where she is very active.  She has extensive experience facilitating retreats, change management and leadership development workshops in both the public and not-for-profit sectors and is bilingual in both official languages.

Credentials

M.A. (ABD) in Soviet History, Joint BA with full majors in both history and economics. Lean certificate (green) in healthcare

Personal Interests

Writing, the arts, healthcare and other public policy issues, including international affairs.

Favourite Clients

I enjoy both the group coaching circles and individual coaching, both "goal" focused, i.e., a job competition, or "bigger questions", such as next stages in life/career.

Lisa Pierosara

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Lisa is a senior certified professional coach, facilitator and collaborative program leader with a history of fostering transformative change, communications excellence and leadership effectiveness. After many years coaching young professionals at The Schulich School of Business and working with Canadian employers for the MBA program, she now consults as an affiliate coach with CareerJoy, among other projects with executive clients across all business sectors. Lisa walks the talk of pursuing work that “fits” and personal branding that is inspiring and relevant.

Credentials

BA French; College degree in Marketing ICF PCC (with training by both Adler & CTI) Management Effectiveness (Reddin Global) CoachingOurselves CareerLeader

Personal Interests

Cooking, home decor, photo books, fitness, downhill skiing, cycling, hiking, historical fiction, hospitality, mentorship and facilitating effective conversations, anything parenting/family related, art galleries, etc!

Favourite Clients

Smart and humble, motivated, progression-focused, reflective, grateful, learner's mindset -- from any industry, function or age-stage.

Success Stories

“Lisa was an excellent communicator and facilities the exchange of ideas very well. My sessions felt like they were brainstorming events. I have a much better understanding of what I am looking for in my career life and how career /balance should be. Having a career profession acting as your advocate is a very powerful catalyst when looking for a new direction in a persons work life. The system works. It’s effective and provides results.” – Mark G.

Lynda Peto

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

A member of the CareerJoy team since 2014 - Lynda’s personal success leads her to be an essential tool for mid-career transitions. Lynda’s coaching philosophy involves unlocking each client's potential and supporting them in developing and achieving a sense of agency in their careers. Lynda’s an expert in career management/advice/identity/exploration, outplacements, career transitions, job search, and on-site termination. In addition to being well versed in group coaching methods, and expert at working with clients of all ages and career points working in any industry in Canada. 

Credentials

  • Certified Career and Employment Coach
  • Certified Designing Your Life Coach based on the #1 New York Times Best Seller “Designing Your Life - How to Build a Well-Lived and Joyful Life” by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.
  • Certified Career Coach and Facilitator from the University of Winnipeg
  • Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education

Favourite Clients

Student, early career, mid-career  - interested in people in general and always find something interesting to share.  Most favourite clients are the motivated and are doing this work for themselves and not to please others (eg: Mom and Dad :))

Success Stories

“Working with Lynda from CareerJoy has been a very productive and helpful process. The in-depth assessments helped me identify my strengths, abilities and passions. I was then able to research careers that best utilized these traits and started charting a new career path. I was able to identify the job description that matches my skills & abilities. I learned how to write a focused resume and cover letter. The best part is that I found a job in a new industry and a new position. The process was extremely valuable to me on both a personal and a professional level. I have know for years that I needed to change my career path but I struggled to find a way out. This process gave me a job description to aim for and then I was able to construct a resume that highlighted my skills to match the needs of the employer. I am very excited about my new position, my new path and the new company.” – Sandi G.

Margaret Van Amelsvoort-Thoms

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Margaret Van Amelsvoort-Thoms is a bilingual CareerJoy Senior Leadership Facilitator. She is also a former Director General with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS).
 
After a 35 year career in the public service, of which 30 years were spent in human resources. Before her retirement, she was on assignment as the Special Advisor to the Chief Human Resources Officer. Previously, she was the Executive Director, People Management & Community Engagement at the Treasury Board Secretariat. In this role, she was responsible for supporting transformation of human resource, including the business model; facilitating strategic planning for human resources decision-making; HR community capacity-building; and she was also responsible for people management policies such as Employment Equity, Performance Management and Values and Ethics. A graduate with a BA from McMaster University, Ms. Van Amelsvoort-Thoms has worked in human resources for the public service for 30 years.
 
In 2018, she was the recipient of the Human Resources Council Michelle C. Comeau Award for Career Contribution in Human Resources in the public service.

Michelle Horne

Coaching

Image and Branding Coach

Michelle helps her clients as an Image and Branding Coach to discover their Personal Brand statement, define their style identity and use that image to create success in personal and professional situations. Michelle has been described by clients to dig deep to help her clients define their authentic brand and style and get results. Michelle is also a professional speaker and an international trainer. She is known for her thoughtful, thorough, but always fun approach to helping clients take ownership of their authentic images.

Professional Designations

  • Certified Image Professional

Success Stories

"Michelle is a dynamic image consultant who has provided corporate training and individual services to a diverse group of clients. Her spark and enthusiasm ensure that she connects quickly with her audience." - Catherine Bell
"Michelle provides a comprehensive service that goes far beyond making sure that you look great. In fact, she doesn't even start with how you look - she first learns about you, your lifestyle and your personality. She builds on that foundation to teach you how to create an image that reflects who you are. Michelle's services gave me a better understanding of myself from a perspective that I had never really considered before. The things I learned during the process have given me great confidence as well as tools and techniques to reflect my intentions and my personality in the image I present on the outside." - Maria Ford

Rebecca Bartley

Resume & Branding

Resumé Coach

Rebecca has always had a passion for writing and the art of telling a great story. With over 7 years of experience in public relations, communications, marketing and writing she has worked alongside a number of organizations from international corporations to small businesses and from government to online outlets. She believes that every client has a story to tell and she revels in knowing that she can help others with their stories.
Rebecca loves working one-on-one with clients in order to discover what makes them tick. It’s her passion to find out what a client’s greatest strengths are and how they define themselves. Rebecca helps clients create their own personal brand and coach clients on how they can best market themselves in any situation. The best feeling for her is seeing her clients succeed.

Success stories

"I am very happy with the process and the timely follow-up and follow-through were greatly appreciated. During one of the interviews, I actually used your version of my resume. It was well-laid out and the VP of Marketing was noticeably impressed. I was successful in securing a new job that I am excited to start now! Thank you for putting together something I can be proud of!" - Justin Hall
"It all looks great! I don't have any additions that need to be made. It's awesome how detailed you were able to make it. I hadn't thought about listing my skills at the top of the resume before! It really gives the reader a good summary of what I bring to the table before getting into the finer details. Thank you so much for this!" - Patience Mwangi
"These documents are fantastic! The opening to the resume is powerful and makes the breadth of my value proposition very clear." - Tony Anderson
“Thank you so much for the revised copies. I like the added section “Selected Achievements” which highlights my sales and some leadership experience. I believe this resumé is going to “wow” potential employers and get their attention. It’s concise and right to the point. Once again I appreciate your advice and support.” – Fernando Raimi
"The resume building and LinkedIn components were invaluable. My coach Rebecca gave me lots of helpful tips and tricks to propel my career forward. With her help and guidance, I was able to rework my profile to stand out from the crowd by highlighting what recruiters and hiring managers are looking for." - Dave Cheung
"Thank you for your excellent work on my resume and cover letter. Your tips are very practical." - Delphine Delsahut
"The process as a client was hassle-free. Rebecca took my original resume from a document that tells my story and turned it into one that sells it. I look forward to applying to opportunities with a resume that is going to stand out from the crowd!" - Rob Meloche
"I was very impressed with the quality and professional look of both the cover letter and resume. Also, thanks for the tips on saving it to a PDF to keep the professional appearance. I was impressed with the process and how you over delivered on the expected date of completion!" - Michael Ebert
"Rebecca patiently drew my story out of me and crafted a concise resume that captured a lengthy career in an eye catching way that drew attention to my achievements. I didn’t think my career was that remarkable, but with Rebecca’s help, she was able to put to paper my story of accomplishments. I realized that my story is unique and I have marketable skills. Thank you for your help Rebecca!" - Shawn Boven

Richard Rochefort

Coaching

Certified Career, Executive and Leadership Coach

Richard is an expert in leadership development, management excellence and learning. He is perfectly bilingual (English and French). Richard is a certified executive coach, excellent facilitator and outstanding public speaker.
Richard is certified in the application of various psychometric assessment tools. He has extensive experience designing and facilitating innovative conferences, strategic planning sessions, executive retreats, management forums and staff general assemblies.
Through storytelling, practical examples and interactive exercises, he delivers dynamic workshops, learning sessions and keynote addresses on various topics such as leadership, teamwork, service excellence and organizational culture change. He served as a senior executive for 23 of his 35 years in the Public Service of Canada.
Retired in 2012 as Vice-President of the Canada School of Public Service, Richard was responsible for all federal public service training programs in Canada. Prior, he created the Service Canada College and served for six years as its Senior Director General. Throughout his career, he devoted relentless effort to the renewal of institutions using coaching, mentoring and learning as strategic levers to create and sustain a culture of service delivery excellence. He is currently working across Canada and internationally on reinforcing public and private institutions.

Professional Designations

  • Certified Executive Coach

Sandra Bobkin

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Sandra has more than 15 years of private and public sector experience in a variety of learning, leadership and management roles. She has fostered a powerful reputation of assisting individuals who seek to expand their influence repertoire and pursue their leadership and professional goals. Her coaching has focused on leadership and team development, effective communication, emotional intelligence, career transition/management and 360 feedback results. Sandra has had the privilege of coaching everything from Bay Street executives, to newly appointed leaders to official’s at the most senior levels of the Federal Government.

Credentials

  • Masters in Adult Education
  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing Science
  • Professional Certified Coach
  • Registered Nurse
  • ADLER Certified Professional Coach
  • Certified in EQ-i 2.0 (a psychometric tool)
  • Accredited the Professional Certified Coach Designation (PCC) through the International Coach Federation
  • Personality Dimensions Certification
  • Advance MBTI Certification
  • FIRO - B Certification

Personal Interests

Creating and experiencing art (painting, crafting and drawing), learning new skills, reading,  psychology and neuroscience, business/economics and politics

Favourite Clients

My favourite clients include mid level - senior leaders and professionals and aspiring leaders. I also really enjoy working with clients who want to increase their influencing skills/Emotional Intelligence competencies.

Success Stories

"Sandra Bobkin is a skilled and seasoned executive coach. She listens to her clients, brings constructive and thoughtful insight to discussions and assists in creating focused goals and plans. Sandra always brings enthusiastic, positive energy to her sessions, and is a pleasure to work with. She has high integrity and reliability. Sandra is very knowledgeable about career planning, resume writing, interview preparation, and network building. I have recommended her to other colleagues looking for effective executive coaching." - Laura Bhoi

Shoshana Allice

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Shoshana specializes in supporting leaders through personal and professional transitions, and building effective teams which create engagement and get results. Since 2004, she has coached, mentored, and advised leaders across North America and abroad. A former Learning & Leadership specialist in Canada’s Federal Public Service, Shoshana has coached and facilitated career and leadership development at all levels. Her experience in the Federal Public Service and in health care have given Shoshana a deep understanding of leadership within a complex unionized environment. She understands the challenges of attending to personal career and leadership aspirations while navigating changing mandates and funding pressures. Keenly interested in each client’s unique story, Shoshana encourages rich conversations to build strong coaching relationships. Clients are drawn to her down-to-earth, genuine personality which naturally provides them with a safe, exploratory environment. She is not afraid to gently push clients by asking the hard questions in order to decipher what they really want.  One of Shoshana’s gifts is the ability to synthesize information and hear 'between the lines. She pulls together what clients can't quite put into words yet, gaining and sharing a deeper insight into their values, strengths, and deeply held beliefs, as well as potential blind spots. Challenging their stories about what might limit them, or the limits of their abilities, she is able to leverage their complementary strengths and drive powerful changes. Career successes Shoshana takes pride in include developing and rolling out an emerging leaders program as well as a coaching-based succession planning initiative for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.  She has also worked in India, where she rolled out a Coaching Skills for Managers program: She introduced the program at a national conference, trained 10 facilitators to deliver it, and helped develop and roll out a marketing strategy for it. Shoshana’s coaching successes for individuals include:
  • Helping an executive director-level client make some hard decisions about his next steps by connecting deeply to his values and truth. The client ultimately created a life legacy he is both proud of and nourished by.
  • Supporting a manager in taking a new level of leadership by connecting her with her own courage and commitment in order to have a courageous conversation with her director.
  • Supporting a front-line leader to identify the work she deeply wanted to do and facilitating a 3-way conversation engaging her director in that vision, who got on board and brainstormed ways to make connections and build bridges for the client. 
Clients working with Shoshana can expect to practice and develop strong muscles in vulnerability, courage and clarity to gain the leadership skills they desire.

Professional Designations:

  • Masters in Human Systems Intervention
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CTI)
  • Professional Certified Coach (International Coach Federation)
  • Certified in EQ in Action (Emotional Intelligence psychometric tool)
  • Certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Client Testimonials

“I just wanted to THANK YOU for your coaching and "focus on me" over the past months. You have had a major impact on my life and have helped me get though some very interesting times with several personalities I have had to engage with. Without your help, I would have been lost.”
"In the year that I worked with Shoshana she was a significant component of my success in setting up a new team that was developing a new work capability. She provided individual coaching for my direct report team and advised me on business strategies to facilitate team building while delivering on our commitments." - Eric V.
"Shoshana is an excellent coach and is exceptional at facilitating team dynamics. An excellent resource that I highly recommend.” - Linda S.
“Shoshana is a wise, playful and intuitive coach. Most recently I worked with Shoshana to help me work through some confusion and 'stuckness' I was feeling. Shoshana listened deeply and through … creative exploration, helped me connect to a deep part of myself. In only one hour with Shoshana, I found clarity about what I want and a plan forward about how to make it happen. Working with Shoshana is always a breath of fresh air. I feel seen, heard and taken seriously… A booster seat for the soul, Shoshana has a way of 'lifting' my sights beyond what I might not see on my own. Leaving that session with a plan and feeling powerful and energized gave me the momentum I needed to follow it though. I've made the changes Shoshana helped me get clear about and experience the benefits of them daily - within myself and my staff.” - Julie R.

Stephen Williams

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.

Credentials

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

Tanya Smith

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

As an accredited integral leadership development coach, Ms. Smith works with individuals to develop/build their competencies in order to improve their capacity to achieve long term excellence, self-correct and self-generate.
Her 25-year career experience spans the public and private sector. She has worked in leadership roles in both the public sector of the Canadian Government and in private sector industry. She has worked with and supported individuals and teams in both developing and strengthening their competencies to achieve personal and corporate objectives. Tanya is bilingual and can coach in both official languages.
In addition, Ms. Smith also specializes in Personal Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Business Coaching, Career/Transitional Coaching, Mindfulness, Action Learning Facilitation, Human Resource Management, Project Management, Strategic & Business Planning and Community Engagement Planning /Corporate Social Responsibility Planning.

Credentials

University of Ottawa Certified Debriefer SCHOR 360 Feedback Integral Development Coaching Certificate Action Learning/Coaching Circles Facilitator Certification Certified DiSC Communication Consultant-Assessments 24x7 LLC Certified Emotional Intelligence Consultant – Assessments 24x7 LLC

Success Stories

“I used Tanya Smith’s services as a coach for a period of 8 months. This was a period of transition in my life in which Tanya was able to work with me in preparing me for adapting to a new phase in my life. Tanya was extremely supportive and helpful in assisting me with this period of change. Her unbiased view was one that always made me feel at ease to open up and share all my thoughts with.” – Julie Cranton, Manager, Government of Canada

Taryn Brady

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Taryn's love of science and technology has been a common thread throughout her career.  After her first job as field biologist with Canadian Wildlife Service she knew that working with people was more her passion than tracking elk.  As a Career Coach, Taryn helped hundreds of engineering students through the recruitment cycle in Engineering Cooperative Education (University of Alberta) with resumes, interview skills and job search while also assisting employers from across Canada with recruiting talent. Wanting to spread her wings Taryn went on to start her own business to provide strategic planning and marketing communications services for a wide range of companies and organizations – including many technology start-ups.  Years of experience guiding teams, individuals and leaders to achieve goals culminated into Taryn’s true passion – career and leadership coaching.
Now as a CareerJoy Coach, Taryn offers a wealth of experience spanning industries from government, university, research, science and technology and manufacturing to oil and gas. One thing for sure, Taryn is a cheerleader for awakening the human potential in each of us. Clients have come to know Taryn as an authentic, creative and solution-focused Career and Leadership Coach.

Professional Designations

  • Associate Certified Coach
  • Certified in Leadership Circle Profile
  • Bachelor of Science (Zoology),
  • Masters in Spiritual Science
  • Certified in Insight Seminars series
  • Leadership Edmonton Program
  • Professional Speakers training

Success Stories

"Taryn was very upbeat and helped me 'off the ledge' on more than one occasion." - Dave Bunney
“I loved the fact that [my coach and resume writer] both communicated and worked together to help me with my goal. When I met Taryn it was like talking to my friend. She had great suggestions and ideas for helping me find a job and I could tell she truly cared and was invested… I had no idea what to expect with Career Joy but to be really corny… they have made this difficult journey a joy because of their friendly helpful advice. If I had any questions, my emails were answered right then and there. I can’t give enough positive feedback. CareerJoy is lucky to have these women working for their company.” – Anne G.
“It was a very valuable experience for me. I was given tips on how to conduct myself during interviews which I appreciate. The self-evaluation that I was made to undergo helped me find my strengths and weaknesses.” – Reynald L.
“Taryn helped me stay in tune with what I needed to stay focused on and how. She offered good insight into tools to use during a career search and during the interview process. Taryn provided guidance on where to improve my CV and cover letter.” – John T.
“As someone who did not have a lot of experience applying for jobs and going through the interview process, I really found it helpful in just understanding in the process you go through in getting a job. I found the resume and cover letter to be extremely helpful, as well as the coach helping me understand a lot of the assets that I have for a company that I would not usually expect to have identified myself, leading to more confidence when applying for a job. On a personal level the main thing that I gained was self confidence, it showed me that I have something to offer the work force, and gave me the know how to go through the process of getting a job so that I am able to give myself the best shot of being successful. On a professional level, as someone who does not have a great amount of professional experience, it gave me an insight into how things will work in the future when it comes to moving up in an industry or how to weigh different options for careers as I move through my own career. I found the experience very positive, the coach was very helpful, and all the resources that come with the package are also really helpful, along with the fact that I can start to see tangible results after only 4 sessions.” – Evan J.
“Very good value for professional and personal in terms of future school investments. It was very useful in displaying my talents and abilities towards a school path.” – Taylor H.
“Excellent coaching. The ability to meet with my coach via phone, gmail, Skype & in person was quite helpful.” – Esther C.
“More confidence in applying for jobs, much-improved resume, improved interviewing skills. Coaching sessions were very helpful.” M. Coulter
“Face to face sessions were very helpful and engaging. (Tangible outcome:) Better understanding or confirmation of my strengths & confidence support. This program would benefit anyone looking for career support whether you are just starting out or whether you have been in the job force as myself for years.” - L. Drach

Thomas Labelle

Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

He feels extremely fortunate to be in the position to excite and motivate clients about career and life “possibilities” and to help them devise strategies towards achieving their goals. The ability to help people discover or reshape their career and life goals is a privilege that Thomas enjoys and takes very seriously, while understanding that life craves and functions best with generous sprinkles of healthy humor.
The complex world of work requires an individual to be proactive and responsive to consistent change. As a knowledgeable, compassionate, and inspirational coach Thomas helps empower individuals to meaningfully connect, not only to their occupational aspirations, but in all facets of their lives.

Professional Designations

  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching
  • Certified Career Development Professional
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service Administration
  • Member of the International Coaching Federation
  • Member of the Calgary Association of Professional Coaches

Success Stories

“I can say with tremendous confidence that Thomas’s skills and commitment towards his profession are amongst the best in the career advisory industry. It could clearly be seen that he loved what he did as he worked tirelessly towards achieving his ultimate goal, of developing the students of today into the leaders of tomorrow.” - Z.V., Engineering Student (University of Calgary)
“I have had the pleasure of working with Thomas in both professional and learning environments. Thomas consistently shows up with integrity, combined with a grounded and poised approach (along with a great sense of humour!) to everything he does. I highly recommend him as an educator, advisor and coach!” - Selena Murillo (Executive & Empowerment Coach)

Tudor Robins

Resume & Branding

Resumé Coach

Tudor enjoys writing anything that tells a story and considers resumes to be the ultimate “short story” of a person’s life. As a professional resume-writer for more than a dozen years, Tudor has created over a thousand resumes for roles from Architect to Zookeeper. She specializes in re-organizing and re-writing the story of your career in a way that is clear, compelling, and impactful to prospective employers.
A great resume is about more than words on a page. A great resume is about confidence. Tudor’s goal is to give you the confidence you need to explore your options, secure interviews, and land a role that fulfills you.

Professional Designations

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Journalism

Victoria Miles

Coaching

HR Consultant and Employee Engagement Coach

Victoria has 25 years of experience in helping organizations shape and deliver strategies centered around the intersection of commerce, culture and community. Whether it has been through leadership roles in global brand companies, as an entrepreneur in a leading-edge corporate consultancy, or working for international and national non-profits, she has always focused on those things that will be truly transformative.
She has demonstrated her ability to build and lead dynamic teams in a range of fast-paced, and often inflexible industries, and possesses the unique combination of analytical and creative thinking. Victoria is respected for her ability to develop, manage and implement large-scale initiatives around change management, organizational dynamics and employee engagement. Her process of strategic inquiry includes expertise in creating survey tools and measurement techniques to truly evaluate engagement. Part of her work includes the design of customized, tactical approaches to helping organizations understand their culture through their people dynamics – then create tools to help them build and strengthen those relationships.