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  • ​Leading Kitchener Waterloo with over ten 5* reviews for career counselling services.
  • Helping ​Kitchener Waterloo residents be happy at work for 13+ years. Serving all areas of Southwestern Ontario, including Cambridge, Milton, Guelph, London, Stratford & Hamilton.
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How We Help You

You're always in control. All our services are 100% customized ​to your needs.
Here are some popular topics, but contact us if you need any other support!

​Career Counselling That Helps You Put All the Pieces of the Puzzle Together

​Leverage our career planning & career advising expertise and build a strategy for success.  

Our ​comprehensive and holistic career counselling approach will help you generate options, evaluate your next steps & feel confident about your future.

We dig deep to uncover your blindspots. We help you master the inner game and coach you to success.

​Master the Job Search
for 2018 in ​Kitchener Waterloo & Surrounding Areas.

​​The ​Kitchener Waterloo job search ​marketplace has completely changed over the last 10 years.  

Don't waste time on techniques that no longer work.

Learn how to uncover job opportunities in ​Kitchener Waterloo and get coached to be a networking expert, no matter where your starting point.

​Define Your Brand.  ​Win Interviews. Land the Right Job.

​Our ​Kitchener Waterloo Resume & Professional Branding Specialists can't wait to help you define and articulate what's unique about you. We follow a unique process that's personalized and accomplishments-focused.

​We'll arm you with the right strategy and marketing materials (resume, cover letter, Personal Networking profile, LinkedIn profile) that will put your application at the top of the pile!

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Kitchener Waterloo Career Coach Rave Reviews

We're immensely proud to be one of the highest rated career development
companies ​across Canada, including locally in the Kitchener Waterloo region.
Read what others have to say in their own words.

Careers by Design
Reviewed from Google

5 out of 5 stars

Robert Galka
Robert Galka

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

Working with Careers by Design was very rewarding because Pat helped me to figure out what was most important to me and to make sure that I was looking at new opportunities with these requirements in mind.

I highly recommend working with Pat and I also highly recommend the resume/CV services offered by Careers by Design.

R Novoa
R Novoa

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I worked with Pat for a few months and I had a great experience. Although I was going through a difficult time where I was very confused, she guided me and helped me to make very important career decisions. She instilled hope and I was able to see new opportunities. I am grateful I had her as my coach.

Jen Shin
Jen Shin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years 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.

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.

​Kitchener Waterloo Office Location

Coach ​Pat Parisi, M.Ed. practises from her ​Kitchener Waterloo office.
​See below for more details.

​Pat Parisi M.Ed. 

​Career Counsellor & Life Coach

Pat Parisi - Career coach Mississauga

​Kitchener Waterloo Address:

1 Victoria St. S.
Suite #310
Kitchener, Ontario,
N2G ​0B5

​Kitchener Waterloo Tel Number: ​519-258-6368

All coaching is by appointment only.


From Highway 401, take Highway 8 towards Kitchener Waterloo.

Continue on Highway 8.

Slight left onto King St E (signs for King St/Downtown).

Turn right on Montgomery Rd.

Turn left onto Weber St E.

Turn left onto Victoria St.



The building has free visitor parking in the underground garage.  Entrance is ​located in the alley between 1 Victoria & U-Haul.  Parking is between the 1st and 2nd level.


On-street @ Francis Street S
(between King and Charles) 
or the Tannery parking lot
(on Charles St @ Victoria St)


​1. The entrance is located on Victoria St, next to the Settlement Coffee Shop.

2. Upon entering the building, look towards the accessibility open-door button. To the left of it, in a little alcove containing a door there is a digital board. Search for INSPIRE (Suite #310).

3. Please call the #, Pat will answer and buzz you in.

4. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor, turn left to find Suite #310.

1 Victoria Entrance

Kitchener Waterloo - Area Information

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