Career transition isn't easy. Having experienced career change myself, I know how vital it is to get clarity, up-to-date-information and support.
Today, with more than 20 years of experience as an educator, librarian, professional writer, businesswoman, and career counsellor, I bring a broad base of knowledge and life skills to my work with clients - strange (and wonderful) how it all fits together!
My clients come from business, health care, education, technology, professional sports, academia, the public service and the arts. They keep me on my toes and 'in touch' ... and I can honestly say, that the work I do today is more exciting and fulfilling than ever.
I love working with young (and young-at-heart) professionals - as they re-examine career choices, search for a niche of their own and learn to manage their careers proactively.
I also work with families and young adults facing important post-secondary and career path decisions.
A top priority (and source of pride) is helping all my clients build lasting confidence and career self-reliance beyond our work together.
I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) and hold a Masters Degree in Career Development (School of Management, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California).
I also hold a Bachelor's Degree in Arts (psychology) and have completed postgraduate training in Education (University of Manitoba) and Librarianship (University of Alberta).
Professional ethics are very important in my work with clients. I adhere to the ethical guidelines of the Canadian Counselling Association, The National Career Development Association and the International Association of Career Management Professionals ... and am a member in good standing of all 3 groups.
With my husband Jim, I enjoy living in the seaside village of Riverport in Richmond, British Columbia.
My philosophy ... my counselling approach is holistic and collaborative.
I work with clients to develop a career action plan that considers all aspects of their lives (vocational, emotional, financial and family).
I believe that everyone has within them a natural capacity for self-understanding and change. My role is to help them to clarify and deepen that self-knowledge. Then, as they set career goals, I'm there as a mentor and coach, information source and sounding board ... supporting them through the process of making career decisions and positive work/life changes.
My approach is practical and balanced and directed at achieving genuine results in the shortest time possible.
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
National Career Development Association
International Association of Career Management Professionals