I'm Pat and for over 18 years, I've supported 100s of people to thrive in their careers and live meaningful lives.
I help people to find deeper satisfaction and happiness in their career and life choices -- and live their dreams.
I'm Linda Faucheux (pronounced 'fo-shay') and I've been coaching professionals like you to career success for over 25 years.
Feeling empowered in your career cultivates purpose, mastery, and autonomy; key components for a flourishing life.
Let me help you build a strong professional direction that will energize you and bring out the best of who you are.
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With more than 14 years in business across Canada and decades of experience between our career coaches, Careers by Design has been helping Canadians across the country achieve long term career happiness and success.
Our approach blends traditional career counselling with transformative life coaching and a focus on 'Connecting Head & Heart' to build resilience and self-empowerment.
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We are a team of highly qualified and credentialed career counselling & career planning experts.
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Career counselling doesn’t have a fixed definition but there are certain core principles involved regardless of culture or language.
Also commonly known as career guidance, this is a process that helps you understand yourself and workplace trends so you can make a better and more informed decision about your career.
Whether you’re looking for your first job, searching for work while unemployed or looking for a career change, working with a Counselor can help you achieve a better outcome.
In all career counselling, qualified practitioners will offer advice in their areas of expertise while employing a range of general counselling techniques. This process helps the candidate deal more fruitfully with career-related change.
Career guidance takes place in a range of different settings, physical and virtual. There are group workshops and more personalized 1-to-1 services.
With career counselling, the primary focus is building up better tools to the job you really want. Taking an educational approach, your career counsellor will help you explore your desired industry while also giving you the support you need to get the job. From writing a powerful cover letter and honing your cover letter skills through to interview technique, you’ll be much better placed to secure the job you want and the career you deserve.
Career development services often deal with both counselling and coaching since they build on each other to maximize your chances of success in today’s economy.
We’ll look now at what you can gain by branching out into some coaching to consolidate your skillset and expand your horizons.
Career coaching builds upon career counselling by doubling down on your strengths and weaknesses, your personality and core values.
By concentrating on your talents, you’ll be able to work with your coach to bring your optimum career path into clear focus.
Before undertaking any form of counselling or coaching, it’s only natural to ask, “What’s in it for me?”
Here are some situations in which engaging career development services could be fruitful:
Anyone unhappy at work knows only too well how this misery and frustration can spill into your private life.
Do you often waste your Sunday worrying or grumbling about the forthcoming week doing something you find unstimulating? Do you take out your anger at your situation on your nearest and dearest?
If so, you can change this and get More happy Mondays.
Getting a career coach can improve your life at work which will have direct positive benefits where it most counts: at home with your family.
Sometimes, it’s easy to overthink what’s involved in a complete career change. This can lead to you avoiding taking action and remaining in a rut.
An effective career coach will help you maximize your existing skills and allow you to frame your past experience so you can make a positive shift even if it’s to an entirely different industry.
It’s often simply fear and overanalyzing the unknown that are the biggest obstacles when you’re looking to change careers. An effective coach can help you leap those hurdles and race to pastures new.
Bad behavioral patterns are hard to shake. Sometimes you need a helping hand not just self-discipline.
Do you procrastinate or neglect your emotional health?
Perhaps you struggle to motivate yourself successfully or allow mental issues grind you down physically?
Whatever the poor behavior in question, career coaches and counsellors can play a vital role in driving you forwards and changing bad habits.
You know you want some form of change at work but you’re not sure what you want…
This is surprisingly common.
The most effective career coaches can laser in on what you really want and translate this into a clear path of action.
For anyone suffering from analysis paralysis or uncertainty, career coaching can be invaluable.
Decide first whether you really need a career counsellor or a career coach.
A career counsellor will give you better insight into your strengths and weaknesses.
They will also help out with the mechanics of getting you the job you want. If you’re at a real crossroads and want to have your career goals clarified, counselling is a smart bet.
A career coach, on the other hand, will focus more on the present and help you identify career targets and objectives. You can come up with actionable strategies alongside your coach to rapidly achieve your career goals.
Since there is a significant degree of overlap in counselling and coaching, it may be that you want a combined approach.
If you’re looking for face-to-face guidance, try Googling “career counselling Calgary” or “career coach Calgary” and start exploring some options.
Maybe you prefer the idea of counselling by phone or online? If so, check the service you’re looking into offers this.
Don’t be afraid to check up on the credentials and background of the counsellors. We’d strongly recommend doing this, in fact.
Once you’ve assembled a workable shortlist, make sure that the counsellors and coaches you have in mind specialize in helping people in your situation.
Don’t rush into this investment. Ask the advice of friends and family. Perhaps they have a recommendation. Take your time. Speak with at least 3 career development services.
If you decide to investigate Careers by Design, we’re confident you’ll end up choosing us.
What makes us so sure we can help you out?
With so many career development services, why should you choose Careers by Design?
If you’re looking for the best career counselling service in Calgary, you’ve found it!
Contact us today. We can help you feel better, do better and move forward faster.
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