LAND THE RIGHT JOB - SUCCESS STORIES

For More Than Eleven Years, We've Helped Canadians
Get More Happy Mondays Both At Work & At Home.

Don't Take Our Word For It - Let Our Clients Give You Inspiration For Your Change.

Gabrielle Barkany

Senior Communications
Officer

Ontario College of Teachers

Toronto, Ontario


"Thank you Careers by Design! I now feel refreshed and exhilarated when I think about the future."

"I love my work and felt the necessity to refocus myself and take time to reflect on my skills, weaknesses and achievements in my current role. I took the opportunity while I have a rewarding and pleasant job to completely redo my resume.

I had no hesitation hiring Careers by Design. I liked the fact that you were experienced, flexible, centrally located and had coaches that worked in the same industry as me.

Coaching helped me to ask questions about the industry I am in in terms of responsibilities I want to explore. It reaffirmed that I chose an industry where I can flourish and contribute in a variety of ways. Coaching helped me built a powerful and meaningful resume using the PAR method which takes time so I am glad I was in a position to work on it without the stress of being unemployed. I am very grateful for the advice I got from Lee and I am very proud of my new refreshed resume."

Coaching also gave me the opportunity to explore additional options to include in my life in terms of other interests I have that are not related to my current field.

Thank you Careers by Design! I now feel refreshed and exhilarated when I think about the future."

Mavis Fernandes

Organizational Change
Consultant
Victoria, BC


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

"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.

Lee has a marvellous knack of connecting the dots and offering an alternative way of approaching the task. I liked the fact that Lee brought a fresh perspective to an issue and shared her insights about why something worked or didn't."

Andre Darmanin

Urban Affairs & Policy
Professional
Toronto, Ontario


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

"Before the Turning Point session, I was stressed, negative, not confident and didn't know where I was going in my career.

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

I came out of this a stronger, more confident and relaxed individual than I was just several months ago.

Coaching is unbiased. It is where someone listens and guides you based on the problems or dilemmas you have. I have gone to friends and colleagues looking for answers and realized that wasn't the right way to do things. It was confusing and they guided you into a direction you weren't suited for or comfortable in. I am glad I went for coaching."

The HeartMath tools helped me immensely. Can I rate it as 100 (out of 10)! I will continue to use them throughout my career progression."

Manda Whitney

Accounting Professional
Toronto, Ontario


"I can't thank you enough for the service you provided. If anyone asks me about changing their career, I'll be sure to send them your way."

"Hello! I took some coaching from you about a year and a bit ago. I wanted to e-mail you to give you a very extremely belated thank you.

I am still bookkeeping but it will be for theatres and artists and I will be making up my own schedule. I will also be taking on the duty of building and running seminars on how to do excel, how to budget, etc., which is fantastic because it will help me build the skillset we discovered together. And fantastically, in the long run I will be making a higher salary.

I could not have done this without you and Careers by Design. Though it has been over a year, it was those six sessions that really helped me set my plans in motion. I got a better handle on my anxiety and drove myself to apply to jobs. I built up my interview experience and managed not to let the defeats get me down. I have also begun to network and put further long term plans in motion by getting more involved in the video game community.

This new day job is a small step, but an important one. I can't thank you enough for the service you provided. If anyone asks me about changing their career, I'll be sure to send them your way.

Thanks again!"

Amy Sullivan

Marketing Coordinator
Edmonton, Alberta


"I would highly recommend Careers by Design to any professional looking to advance to the next level in their development."

"I have worked with Careers by Design over the past 4 months, as I was in a career rut and questioning my choice of being a creative professional.

In the shorter term, Lee taught me powerful HeartMath stress management techniques that helped me feel better day to day.

I thought the HeartMath tools were incredibly effective - I would rate these tools as a 10 (out of 10)!

Once I had improved my mindset, I was able to focus on long-term career planning and strategy.

Lee provided an invaluable third party soundboard, detached from my family and workmates, to truly help me evaluate my situation and the viability of staying put.

All told - it was by no means an easy journey - I had to take an honest look at myself, and evaluate what I was able to personally change. In the end, I got a $10,000 raise and a promotion.

I would highly recommend Careers by Design to any professional looking to advance to the next level in their development."

Louise Jones Jankovic

Communications Consultant
Calgary, Alberta


"The coaching on my job search, including a new resume/CV has landed me more interviews that I expected."

Before working together, I had a lack of focus in my job search and my resume/CV and answers to interview questions were too detailed.

I had low confidence and high stress - would I ever get an interview, let alone a job?

The coaching sessions were perfect.

Lee has a sparkling personality that makes her easy to talk to.

Lee's coaching on my job search including resume/CV has landed me more interviews that I expected. The interview role playing and debriefs have improved my interview performance, while encouraging me to assess the suitability of the position for my own requirements.

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

The Skype technology facilitated the coaching - I did not hesitate in reaching out to Careers by Design for their coaching expertise."

Catherine T.

Project Manager
Toronto, Ontario


"I was feeling dissatisfied with my work and wanted to explore what other types of work might bring me more personal fulfillment. Lee helped me explore how I could transition from full time employment to part-time or a more flexible work schedule in the future.

After exploring my values and understanding more about what makes me the way I am, I feel that I'm in a stronger position to define what I'm looking for and to go find it."

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