Careers by Design - Kitchener Waterloo Office

Career counselling, career coaching & life coaching conveniently located in central Kitchener Waterloo near the University of Waterloo campus.  Serving clients across all areas of West GTA & Southwestern Ontario, including Mississauga, Milton, Cambridge, Guelph, London, Stratford & Hamilton.

Pat Parisi Career Coach

Pat Parisi, M.Ed.

Pat sees clients in-person from her comfortable and confidential home office in Waterloo, Ontario.  

Pat also coaches many clients across Canada and internationally using Skype video conferencing or phone.  

Book your session now using the link above.

Street Address:
275 Craigleith Dr
Waterloo, Ontario,
N2L 5B4
Telephone: 519-258-6368

Pat is available weekdays, evenings & weekends.

See our Online Booking Tool for real time availability and to secure your appointment time.

All coaching is by appointment only.

Driving Directions


From Highway 401, take Highway 8 towards Kitchener Waterloo.

Take the Highway 7/8 West exit towards Stratford. Exit Fischer Hallman Rd and continue straight on.

Turn right on Beechlawn Dr, right again onto Faraday Ct and then left onto Craigleith Dr.


1 hr from Mississauga.
1 hr from Hamilton.
45 mins from Milton or Guelph.
30 mins from Cambridge.

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Careers by Design
Reviewed from Google

5 out of 5 stars

Jen Shin
Jen Shin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

Pat Parisi was instrumental in helping me to uncover what my ultimate career aspirations were and so much more. Through methodical, rigorous coaching and a holistic approach, she helped me to re-define and clarify my personal definition of “dream career,” and ultimately, to live it.
With her years of experience and intuitive savvy, she was an integral part of shifting my linear outlook of what success looked like. She has given me the life-long gift of better decision-making skills, confidence to pursue what I’m passionate about, and the strategic tools to make it all happen.
Her methodology goes to the core of each individual, and extends beyond career counselling. I’m eternally grateful for the fundamental changes, and have applied so much of this to the rest of my life. Thank you Pat, for your wisdom, patience and authenticity. I couldn’t have done it without you!

Samantha Jones
Samantha Jones

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

I wanted to make a career change. I've already had many years of experience and didn't want to start at the bottom again. A friend recommended Careers by Design to me.
Coaching helped me to see how my skills could be used in a job that was much better suited to me in the same field. It made me realize that I had many more options than I thought. To enjoy work again, I didn't have to make a big change like I thought I would.
Using this service was a great experience for me. It made me feel more positive and much better about what I had to offer.

My coach was part career expert, part mentor, part counselor and ended up being a caring friend.

Caitlin Muirhead
Caitlin Muirhead

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

I would highly reccomend Pat as a career counsellor. In just 4 sessions she helped me take a step back to discover my interests and work values and then take a step forward to help me better navigate networking and interviewing opportunities. She gave some extremely valuable suggestions and tips that were very beneficial in landing my first job! While her career expertise is definately her big strength, her very caring, calm and reflective personality is perfectly matched with her strong critical thinking, problem solving, and motivational skills and this should be definately noted as well. Discovering your passion and finding a job is stressful these days and she helped me every step of the way!

Paul Hornak
Paul Hornak

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

I have known Pat Parisi since 2003. Pat has been a great mentor to me. I very much enjoy working with her. Pat has helped me to advance my career and also helped me with my personal relationships. I find her extremely knowledgeable, professional, attentive, kind and a great listener.
I would highly recommend her services.

Laura Nashman
Laura Nashman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

"I would definitely recommend Pat, as she delves into the deep parts of her clients, and honours both the emotional as well as the practical aspects, which I found to be very valuable. Her compassion, emotional intelligence and therapeutic/coaching mastery are a winning combination! They provided me with the tools and techniques to move my life in a new and productive direction." Laura Nashman

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