Eileen Chadnick B.Ed. PCC
​​Career Counsellor, Leadership & Life Coach
Career Coaching + Job Search + Branding Expertise

  • Award winning ICF certified Professional coach with 13+ years experience
    (ICF Prism Award for Leadership Coaching)
  • Successfully coached 100s of clients to create success in life, career & leadership
  • Published author & career columnist at The Globe & Mail since 2007
  • 25+ years in the Communications field
    (Award winning professional, ABC credential)
  • Experience in PR agencies, banks & entrepreneurship with a highly successful communications practice
  • Professional expertise + Heart-felt care


How ​Eileen's Experience Can Help You

​A champion of personal, professional, and organizational success and wellbeing, Eileen has been a professionally trained coach since 2003. She supports her clients in career management, leadership development, communications efficacy, and personal/professional resiliency and engagement.

What is it to love your work and your life? Eileen lives in this question and brings her clients into this conversation with her as a trusting, collaborative thinking and planning partner.

Eileen learned key lessons at a young age when she completed three full-distance marathons before the age of 20:

  • To go the distance with your dreams and goals!
  • Partner with a coach.
  • Develop meaningful strategies, evaluate and celebrate success milestones along the way & rally up support where you can.
  • And most importantly don’t lose sight of who you are and the lessons to be gained while on the journey.

Background & Experience

Eileen's acclaimed support is backed by a solid track record as well as unique perspectives from more than 25 years of her own career experience that has spanned coaching, leadership development, marketing and public relations consulting, fitness and wellbeing, and writing.

She has significant experience from the financial services sector, education – and more. Additionally, Eileen was within one of the earliest waves of professionals to embark on an entrepreneurial path and offers insight and valuable support to those considering self employment.

Known to create safe, positive environments and learning experiences, Eileen has worked with leaders from emerging to experienced as well as people just starting out in their careers. She brings a multi-disciplined focus to her coaching drawing from diverse fields including emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and neuroscience – and the emerging field of Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ®).

Eileen is author of the book, Ease: Manage Overwhelm in Times of ‘Crazy Busy’. Since 2007, she has been a contributing columnist with the Globe and Mail / Globe Careers.

Training & Credentials

  • Adler Certified Professional Coach (ACPC)
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC/ICF credential)
  • Emotional Intelligence BarON EQi 2.0 and EQ 360
  • VIA Character Strengths
  • Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ®) – Trained as a “Core C-IQ®Coach”
  • Retirement Coaching
  • Accredited Business Communicator via IABC (International Association of Business Communicators)
  • B. ED, McGill University / Fitness Major
  • Marketing Certificate Program/McGill University

What Eileen's Clients Say

Frank Dieleman

From International Non Profit Development to 
Help Desk Analyst (IT)
Toronto, Ontario

"Just what I needed to redirect and recharge my thinking and attitude about my life and career.

I have landed a dream position, am learning new things and meeting new and interesting people."

The 12 coaching sessions I experienced with Eileen of CBD from January through mid-July in Toronto were just what I needed to redirect and recharge my thinking and attitude about my life and career.

I made a significant transition from 30 years of international non-profit work into a brand new position as an Bilingual Help Desk Analyst (IT). I invested a lot of energy into this transition but kudos go mainly to Eileen.

Eileen is a real cheerleader who doesn't shy away from directing the conversations to what matters. I believe I am a much more confident communicator and less distracted by negative attitudes and fear of change.

This process was not always easy. Yet now I have landed a dream position, am learning new things and meeting new and interesting people. It is my time to cheer on Eileen and the CBD team!



Message from Eileen:

I was deeply inspired by Frank's journey from 30 years in international non-profit development with no contacts or network in Toronto to a 'dream position'.  Upon reflection of our journey together, I wrote this article to help others understand how Frank was successful.

​Mike Butler

Manager, IT & Technical Services
Toronto, Ontario

"​I can't believe how quickly how quickly I was able to move onto a great new challenge.

I​'d highly recommend Eileen & the whole Careers by Design team. I'm really looking forward to ​many More Happy Mondays!"



Message from Eileen:

​Lots to learn from Mike's coaching journey. Learn more about how he achieved quick and impactful success - read his case study.

Vlad Novotni

​Vlad Novotni

Digital Media Professional
Toronto, Ontario

"​Enrolling in the CBD program was a tremendously positive and I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of their place in the modern business environment."

​My Careers by Design experience has allowed me to understand my own skills much better than before, and as a result I am able to present a clear message about who I am and what I am looking for from my next professional challenge.

Eileen, my coach, was very clear about what I can expect from the process and how to maximize its potential from the start.

Enrolling in the CBD program was a tremendously positive and I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of their place in the modern business environment.

Silvia DeBastos

Litigation Support & Project Management Professional
Toronto, Ontario


"Working with Eileen has been an absolutely wonderful experience."

"I had faced challenges unlike any others I had faced before and was having a very difficult time moving forward.

Eileen’s coaching style helped me see the challenges and stress when I was unable to.

She has been a tremendous help in planning out what my next steps should be for both long and short term goals.

Eileen radiates positivity and genuinely cared that I accomplished my goals, and more importantly that I was true to those goals."

Philip Tome

Fundraising Strategist
Give Direct Response
Hamilton, Ontario


"I wanted the VP position badly.
Through Eileen's guidance, I defined and prioritized my values. It was this process that was most transformative."

"I came to Eileen with one objective: sharpen my leadership abilities. In doing so, I was working toward a promotion at my previous job.

I wanted the VP position badly. And so the hard work of digging into my skills, my abilities, and my values began with Eileen.

Through Eileen's guidance, I defined and prioritized my values. It was this process that was most transformative.

So much in fact, I left my agency job in Los Angeles and took the bold step to explore employment closer to home and in greater alignment with my values (of family, learning, and health).

Eileen was a cheerleader. She was a sounding board. She was a no BS, yet kind coach to help me question negative thoughts and talk.

Practices that she shared with me, like a gratitude journal, remain critical in my journey. Today, I run a successful (and beautifully small) fundraising agency and work with amazing nonprofits from all over Canada.

Life is good.

I'm grateful Eileen was there to help me."