Identifying Skills – An Experiential Worksheet

What comprises a skill set? We often associate our skill set with the functional skills or expertise required for a specific job, role, or profession. But this lens is too narrow; it does not capture the full scope of reality. Ourskills are in fact continuously developing and expanding over the course of our lives. Our […]

Imagining Career – A Career Development Exercise

Career development is continuous throughout our lives; whether you are a young adult just starting your working life or whether you have some career experience and are now contemplating a career transition. Creativity and imagination are as much a part of career development during our lifetimes as specific strategies. Try this exercise. What does your […]

Career Assumptions: In Career Development

Dominant narratives and assumptions about careers are always with us. And they can influence our career decisions and how we develop our career paths. Career conversations can bring perspective to these narratives and untangle assumptions that may be impeding the development of your career path. Let’s examine 3 examples. “I want work that I am […]

The increasing desire for fulfilling work

As a career counsellor, I have witnessed the increasing desire for fulfilling work amongst my clients. Fulfillment is at the top of the “want” list for those experiencing career transitions, for those re-assessing their relationship with their current work roles, for those who are experiencing and navigating work-related stress and burnout, or for those in […]

Answering your questions about Career Counselling

Career counsellors bring a wealth of diverse expertise and experience to the field. Selecting a career counsellor to work with is a very personal choice and it should be the right fit for you and the areas of your career you want to explore and/or work on. I wanted to respond to some of your […]

A guide to information meetings

This 8-step guide is designed to help you organize and conduct information meetings. This is a guide. As you become more practised with these types of meetings and conversations, the way you organize and experience them should become increasingly personalized and organic. Why do Information Meetings? A few good reasons… Information meetings can offer insights […]

Movement and Change

As a career counsellor I work with movement and change. I work with the life-long relationship we have with work and career; that often means helping clients to re-evaluate and re-define this relationship, to explore the meaning work currently holds for them, to see how their skills, expertise, and perspectives have evolved, and to imagine what they […]

Reflective Conversations Before Embarking On A Career Transition

Reassessing your Relationship with Work and Career Career transitions are one of the most recurrent conversations I have with clients. But in my experience clients often want time and space to explore more reflective questions. These more personal, client-centered conversations precede the steps and strategies necessary to navigate a career transition. Many clients I work […]

A Career Transition Checklist

Career transitions are often challenging periods to navigate. Even when we willingly embark on a career transition, the starting point often feels hazy. I like to start this conversation from a holistic perspective as every career transition has its own unique and overriding narrative. Guiding clients through a reflective process at the beginning helps to […]