Calgary Career Counselling & Career Coaching Service

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars on Google across Canada & US

Love Your Work.
Love Your Life.
Discover Your Path With Us.

We offer 1-on-1 career counselling to help you
find your career fit & land the right job.

Or call us 403-744-5188

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How We Help You

Find The Right Career & Enjoy Your Work

Wondering what career is right for you & how to make it happen? 

Get personalized 1 on 1 career advising and career coaching.
Move forward, faster.

Land The Right Job

Struggling with your job search? 

1 on 1 job search coaching helps you every step of the way.

Interview Coaching & Resume Writing

Gain confidence & ace your interview with 1 on 1 interview coaching.

Our Resume Writers will work with you to create an impactful interview-winning resume, cover letter & LinkedIn profile.

Calgary - we are your leaders in 1-on-1 career advising, career path planning, outplacement services, resume writing & interview coaching.

We're here to help - we serve all industries & career stages: from starting out to mid-career, seasoned professionals & leaders.

Or call us 403-744-5188

Andre Darmanin - Careers by Design Testimonial
"Coaching at Careers by Design helped me achieve the confidence and self-worth I always had but never was able to realize before."

Andre Darmanin Urban Affairs & Policy Professional

"This service was a great help...and I landed a great new job within 4 weeks."

Heather Nicholas Clinical Risk & Quality Director

What We Do & Why It Works

For over 18 years we've helped professionals in the Calgary Area to achieve success.

Do you want to?

  • Achieve your career goals faster?
  • Feel better & be more confident?

We use evidence-based strategies that work in the real world by helping you Connect Head & Heart.

Louise Jones Jankovic
"The HeartMath tools and coaching helped me block out negative thinking and focus on positive tools - I rate them a 10/10!"

Louse Jones Jankovic Communications Consultant

Expert Career Counselling & Coaching - In Person

Meet Our Life-Changing Career Counsellors

Highly experienced & qualified career coaches that excel at helping you become the best version of yourself!

Jeanet Lamoca Career Coach

Jeanet Lamoca B.A. PCC

Career & Life Coach

Jeanet is an intuitive systems thinker and master coach.  She has helped hundreds of professionals for over 20 years to overcome challenges and reach their career and life goals.

Pat Parisi Career Coach

Pat Parisi M.Ed.


Pat is a proactive, resourceful & creative Career Coach for more than 20 years. She will help you achieve clarity & success with your career goals while remaining completely aligned with your own personal values and aspirations.

Linda Career Counsellor

Linda Faucheux M.A. LPC


A career coach for more than 20 years, Linda focuses on your strengths, helps you clarify and develop your unique genius and helps you cultivate greater resilience when facing uncertainty and change as you move toward more meaningful work in the world.

Changing Lives - One Career At A Time

Don't just take our word for it – hear from our satisfied clients who have found career success through our counselling and coaching services. With over 18 years of experience and 300+ 5-star Google reviews, you can trust us to help you achieve your career goals and transform your life.

"My experience with Careers by Design was fantastic. Jeanet made me feel comfortable and really cared about me. She really listened to me.

Through the coaching program I gained more confidence in myself and my interview skills. I would definitely recommend Jeanet as a coach."

Carolina Rojas CPHR
Solutions Designer, Deloitte SAP

"I'm very satisfied with the work that Pat and I have done together over the past year.

I've made great strides and I've come a long way. I've found a foothold in the learning field and Pat helped me tremendously with the transition. That's really all I could ask for!"

Steve Birek B.A.
Director of Learning Content, Rumie

"It felt like finding a job was a monolithic task before the coaching began.

I really appreciated starting the process by looking at what was important to me and using the exercise as an opportunity to achieve congruence between what is important to me and my working life. And also, having someone support these choices was very valuable."

Mavis Fernandes M.A.
Trainer & Coach, Mavis Fernandes Assoc.

"Working with Careers by Design was a great experience. Their processes were explained thoroughly and I felt fully informed before I committed to a coaching program.

Their emphasis on a personalized and holistic approach with each client confirmed that this was the right place for me.

Pat’s calm, caring, and gentle probing during our sessions together gave me new ideas, a deeper awareness of who I am, and confidence in my choices. Thank you Pat, and Careers by Design for helping me move into the next phase of my career."

Melissa Price-Mitchell
Graphic Designer

"Linda was a great Career Coach and gave me the tools I needed to help me find a career path aligned with my qualifications and interests.

I had felt stuck for a few years in my career search and the coaching sessions highlighted my interests, helped with my resume, networking techniques and more guiding me to achieve a new position that I am excited to pursue!

You will have to put in the effort but Linda will give you the tools and guidance to be successful. Thanks Linda!"

Troy Cruz B.A.
Manager, Under the Sun Pub & Brewery

"Participating in The More Happy Mondays career coaching program at Careers by Design gave me the tools to feel more positive and handle this stressful situation better.

All this boosted my confidence so I could take the next steps to get out of a difficult situation. My coach helped me to explore my options and I decided on a new direction with confidence."

Rob Arnott
Chief Operating Officer, Paro Marketing

A Career Guidance Service That's Practical & Effective

Join 1000s who have unlocked their potential with our career support – boosting confidence, motivation, and creating a clear path towards success.

Get matched with a coach who fits your needs

Our career counselling and coaching service will match you with a coach who has the expertise and experience to help you reach your full potential.

Let us help you take the next step towards your dream career.

1 on 1 support to get you to your dream job

We get it.  Job searching can be disheartening and downright tough.  You don't need to do this alone.

Let our expert coaches guide you through the job search process and give you the tools you need to succeed. 

Connect head & heart and tap into your strengths

We strongly believe that true career satisfaction comes from connecting your head and heart.

Our expert coaches will work with you to uncover your unique strengths and passions, and help you align them with your career goals.

With our guidance, you can tap into your full potential and achieve success on your own terms. 

Want to know more about our career planning Services?

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:

When You Should Consider Career Coaching?

  • If Your Work Starts Affecting Your Personal Life
  • If You’re Looking To Change Careers
  • If You Need To Overcome Negative Behavior Patterns
  • If You’re Simply Not Sure What You Want

If Your Work Starts Affecting Your Personal Life

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.

If You’re Looking To Change Careers

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.

If You Need To Overcome Negative Behavior Patterns

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.

If You’re Simply Not Sure What You Want

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.

How To Choose The Right 
Career Counsellor?

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?

Why Choose Our Career Services?

With so many career development services, why should you choose Careers by Design?

  • We have over 10 years of experience helping people just like you
  • Using evidence-based HeartMath tools backed by 25 years of research, our coaching will renew your vigor and focus while helping you overcome uncertainty
  • We combine the best of career counselling and coaching so you can get to know yourself better and make lasting, appropriate change
  • Using positive psychology, we’ll give you the tools you can use to be happier in and out of work
  • We can offer you flexible, interest-free payment plans if required
  • Over 100 solid testimonials prove we help people in your situation effectively

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.

Where Does Careers by Design Operate?

No matter where you reside in North America or internationally, we can help you!  We offer a completely unique way of solving career challenges that no other company we're aware of does!

Frequently Asked Questions

Please also view our much more comprehensive FAQ on counselling.

What can I expect from career counselling and coaching?

Career counselling with us can help you gain clarity and confidence in your career journey. We'll provide you with personalized support, career path planning and career guidance to explore your career options, and create an action plan to reach your goals. Our coaches also specialize in resiliency building and stress management.

What's your approach?

We offer a holistic, heart-based approach to career counselling. It's unique in the marketplace so you won't find this approach anywhere else.  We'll provide you with the tools to identify your skills, interests, and values to help you find the right career path for you.

How long will the career counselling process take?

We’ll customize a plan that works for you. Generally, for a career change or transition, the career counselling and coaching process takes between 7-12 sessions .  If you're looking for job search coaching and you already know what target position you're aiming for, then 4-7 sessions is a good estimate.

What makes Careers by Design different?

We have over 18 years of experience in the field and have earned over 300 5-star reviews across the US and Canada. Our holistic and heart-based approach ensures that each client is treated with respect and given the personalized attention they need to reach their career goals.  Unlike a solo practitioner we have 1000s of cases to draw upon and the collective wisdom of our coaching team that you can leverage.

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Calgary Location Information

We serve clients across all areas in and surrounding the Calgary area.
Please note that all consultations are currently offered by phone and Zoom only.

Address:639 5 Ave SW #850, Calgary, AB T2P 0M9

We provide career counselling services in Calgary and the surrounding areas. Our service areas include:

Calgary: Downtown, Beltline, Eau Claire, Chinatown, Sunalta
Airdrie: Downtown, Jensen, King’s Heights, Sagewood
Cochrane: Downtown, Heritage Hills, Sunset Ridge
Okotoks: Downtown, Westmount, Drake Landing

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