Career Counselling That Moves You Forward
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.
Vancouver - 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.
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Easy, Convenient Support That Fits Your Busy Schedule
Book a free chat and get started on your career transformation today!
Experience The Impact of Coaching
Meet with your career counselor on Zoom for your first session and bring your goals and challenges. She will listen closely and work with you to create a step by step strategy.
Continue working with us in one of our coaching programs & have an experienced coach guide you every step of the way.
Start Loving Your Work & Enjoying Your Life
Our innovative Connect Head & Heart solution gets you there faster.
What We Do & Why It Works
For over 18 years our career counsellors have helped professionals
in the Vancouver 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.
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Meet Our Life-Changing Career Counsellors
Highly experienced & qualified career coaches that excel at helping you become the best version of yourself!
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 M.Ed.
CAREER & LIFE COACH
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 Faucheux M.A. LPC
CAREER & LIFE COACH
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.
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 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.
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."
"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."
Chief Operating Officer, Paro Marketing
Frequently Asked Questions
Please also view our much more comprehensive FAQ on counselling.
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.
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.
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.
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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Vancouver - Area Information
We serve clients across all areas of the Greater Vancouver Area,
Please note that all consultations are currently offered by phone and Zoom only.
We provide services in Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Our service areas include:
Vancouver: Downtown, Yaletown, West End, Gastown, Coal Harbour
Burnaby: Metrotown, Brentwood, Edmonds, Lougheed
Richmond: Steveston, Terra Nova, City Centre, West Cambie
North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale, Central Lonsdale, Lynn Valley, Edgemont Village
West Vancouver: Ambleside, Dundarave, Caulfeild, Horseshoe Bay
Coquitlam: Coquitlam Centre, Westwood Plateau, Eagle Ridge, Harbour Chines
Surrey: Whalley, Guildford, Fleetwood, South Surrey
Langley: Walnut Grove, Willoughby, Brookswood, Fort Langley
Delta: Ladner, Tsawwassen, North Delta, Sunshine Hills
Port Coquitlam: Downtown, Citadel Heights, Lincoln Park, Oxford Heights
Port Moody: Newport Village, Heritage Mountain, Anmore, Ioco
New Westminster: Downtown, Queensborough, Glenbrooke North, Uptown
Maple Ridge: Albion, Silver Valley, Kanaka Creek, Thornhill
Pitt Meadows: Central Meadows, South Meadows, North Meadows
White Rock: White Rock Beach, East Beach, Sunnyside Park, Ocean Park
Bowen Island: Downtown, Deep Bay, Eagle Cliff, Bluewater
Are you in the Vancouver area or are you thinking about a move?
Read through this important area information we've gathered that might inspire you or give you some career ideas.
Vancouver Overview & Key Industries in the Region
Consistently rated as one of the most liveable (and expensive) cities to live in, in the world, the Greater Vancouver area is the third most populous metropolitan area of Canada, with around 2.4 million people. Vancouver's city website boasts that 60% of families speak a language besides English as home, and the Vancouver Sun recently called the city “the most Asian city outside of Asia.”
With one of the most diverse populations in the country and strong international relations, Vancouver has a bustling economy and is at the forefront of many emerging industries. Vancouver is home to headquarters of natural resource companies (such as forest products and mining) as well as growing banking, accounting and law sectors. It continues to expand into software development, bio-technologies and well as earn its title of “Hollywood North” with many productions in and around metro Vancouver.
With a strong focus on technology, arts and culture, natural resources and social enterprises, Vancouver’ economy is strong and continues to grow, despite other economies in Canada that continue to struggle. Many people from all over the world have chosen Vancouver as the place to work and live, and for good reason.
Vancouver has the fastest growing economy in Canada in 2016, with real GDP expected to rise 3.3%, compared to 0.4% for the rest of Canada. The fastest growing sectors continue to be construction, manufacturing, and transportation and warehousing. The low Canadian dollar has helped with export-related economies, such as tourism and manufacturing (Source: The Conference Board of Canada, Mar. 2016).
The largest employment sectors are real estate, professional services (like Law, Accounting, etc.) and construction (Source: BC Stats, 2015).
Fun Facts about Vancouver
Vancouver has one of the mildest climates in Canada.
Greenpeace, a famous environmental group, was established in Vancouver.
Some of the famous names associated with the city and the surrounding Vancouver area include: Bryan Adams, Michael J. Fox, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ryan Reynolds, and Seth Rogen.