My work-life journey has been full of wonderful people, challenging times, and continuous learning. I’m proud to have grown up on the Alberta prairie and discovered Sociology, Career Development, and Coaching at UCalgary. My big sky, wide open prairie optimism, pragmatic nature, love of people and conversations, together with taking on the occasional family peacemaker role – have been an integral part of my interest in how humans develop, learn, and create 100% work-life satisfaction in a changing and technologically advanced world. My 26 years in the career development space has included 20 years as part of the UCalgary Haskayne School of Business Career Centre and Career Services teams, as well as 7 years as an entrepreneur, coach, and consultant, including 5 years as a Career Transition Coach with LHH Knightsbridge in Calgary.
My curiosity keeps me learning about how we humans navigate life and the conversations that help us be our best each day, while navigating the challenges of living life and working well. I bring the human elements of personal presence, emotional intelligence, and language into helping clients define and find work-life satisfaction. My work has been focused on career development and transition, a BA in Sociology, 2 years of Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) learning, Body and Movement coach training, and NCC & PCC Certified/ICF accredited Newfield Network Coach Training program. I have coached and supported hundreds of clients through their career transition and personal change challenges, while also honing my own professional coaching skills by working personally with MCC Certified and IBP personal and business coaches and counsellors.
My specialty is creating and delivering work-life satisfaction, career transition learning, and coaching programs for individuals, small business teams, community organizations, along with personalized 1-on-1 career strategy coaching. It brings me a lot of joy to be an advocate for self-care, personal leadership for a connected world, and helping people succeed in their search for meaningful, satisfying work and workplaces.