ABOUT YOU + ABOUT ME
Something's holding you back in your career or business. It could look like...
Wanting to "get it right" but not knowing the "how"
But...you've finally reached a point where...
"Enough is enough". You're ready to commit and finally get serious about your idea or dream
You're looking for a specialist to support, guide, and coach you using effective tools and strategies that lead to concrete results and meaningful, lasting change
You're ready for your work to support your life
I began my career as an "employment counsellor" helping many hundreds of people find work, change careers, retrain, or start a business. I kept my own job by helping others find theirs. As quickly as possible.
That was almost 20 years ago.
Since then I've worked with everyone, from every background with their career transition--even during the great recession (remember 2007 to 2009?). Somehow we all survived to tell the tale and I've continued my work with highly accomplished leaders, successful entrepreneurs, and probably any profession you can name.
For years I achieved recognition for my work coaching and counselling clients on their journey to finding meaningful work.
I developed my coaching approach from many years spent learning, practicing, and then teaching "brain-based coaching". The power of this approach is that it offers a very effective framework for creating new ways to resolve issues, produce better results, and achieve goals more easily. Combining this with my vast knowledge of business + career strategy is a highly effective recipe.
In 2012, after over 10 years of working as a career counsellor + coach in corporate Canada (I had a pension. I had benefits. I had an excellent, reliable paycheck), I left that behind to open up my private practice.
I had all the same reservations that anyone has when they want to leave something good for something better. Lots of fear, doubt, uncertainty and people telling me they didn't understand. Undergoing my own transition forced me to practice what I teach. It's my specific career development training + nearly two decades of experience combined with my own lived experience that helps me help others make magic.
My philosophy is that your work should be a tool to help you live the life you want. It will look differently for each of us. I have spent my entire career crafting an approach to help others do this.
As a professional career counsellor + coach I’ve worked with many, many, clients over the past two decades. I've also supervised and trained other career coaches and consultants. Before private practice, I oversaw career + vocational rehabilitation programs for insurance companies, provided career + executive coaching for outplacement providers, and completed vocational evaluation and testing for non-profit organizations. I also worked as a specialist and SME within the employment + career counselling fields, performed recruitment and HR functions, and oversaw life skills coaching, job search training + business start-up programs. I've worked with clients and employers throughout Canada, in the UK and the U.S., with large global corporations, school boards, community colleges and within government. I attend professional development training at least every quarter to keep my qualifications and knowledge current and cutting edge.
In addition to maintaining numerous professional designations (CVRP, RRP, to name a couple), I'm an ICF certified coach. I've undergone extensive training in behavioural + mindset change, and am certified to administer Type B-level career tests and have done so for many years. I have held a professional resume writing designation and numerous others over the years as well. I've hired and fired people, started and run my own successful private practice and am a mother. In case this means anything to you, I'm an INFJ, Enneagram Type 2. My undergraduate training was in Psychology with subsequent completion of post grad training in Career + Work Counselling, + Cognitive Behavioural Coaching.
I'm on a mission to turn dreamers into doers (if that's what they want!) The world needs big ideas, better ideas, YOUR ideas. My dream and what I do is help smart, passionate women with great ideas stop dreaming and start doing so they can turn their career or business idea into something real, and something meaningful--improving their life and in turn, the lives of others.