Lee Weisser, M.Ed. PCC
Director, Career Services
Career Counsellor & Life Coach
Career Coaching + Job Search + Branding Expertise
- 10+ years in career counselling & coaching with 1000s of clients
- 15+ years experience in Training & Development
- 10+ years in Communications
- Professional expertise + Heart-felt care
How Lee's Experience Can Help You
At Careers by Design, Lee Weisser has coached 100's of professionals like you to achieve greater success in their careers.
In particular, assisting professionals to make career transitions is one of her key areas of specialization.
Her life experience (see more below) enables her to understand her client’s needs and challenges with care and compassion.
Lee has experienced many transitions in her own career, reinventing herself both by choice and by necessity and knows exactly what it feels like to experience these difficult times of change.
Lee’s experience as a professional communicator is a valuable asset to clients. As a writer and editor covering organizational and leadership issues, she has honed highly developed business communication skills.
This core strength fuels Lee to create clear and compelling professional brands for her clients.
She can help you to demonstrate your value to employers and shine in your interviews!
As a HeartMath Certified Coach, Lee can help you to transform career stress and bring renewed energy into your life. This energy helps you to convert your career and life challenges into opportunities.
"I have spent hundreds of hours, face-to-face, coaching individuals just like you at Careers by Design
and I'm excited to help you Feel Better, Do Better and Get What You Want, Faster!" - Lee Weisser
Lee's Background & Education
Lee is a life-long learner who is actively engaged in professional development (including keeping abreast of best practices in career counselling, job search strategy, positive psychology and coaching). She is an active member of the International Coach Federation and the Association of Career Professionals of Canada. She is also a graduate of the year-long Evidence Based Coaching Certificate, Fielding Graduate University.
This intensive coaching program incorporates the best research from a variety of disciplines (including psychology, communication and organizational studies). This enables her to coach you more effectively using proven techniques from diverse fields.
Her educational foundation is built upon a Masters of Education with a specialization in Workplace Learning and Change from the University of Toronto/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Lee also holds a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Ryerson University.
Lee has also has earned the designation of Professional Certified Coach from the respected International Coach Federation (ICF) - the leading global governing body of the coaching profession. This designation recognizes coaches who have completed over 750 hours of individual coaching and met rigorous professional standards.
Master's of Education (Specialization in Workplace Learning & Change)
Certificate in Human Resource Management
Evidence Based Coaching Certificate
Professional Certified Coach ICF
HeartMath Licensed Coach
Member of the ACP
Personality Dimensions Licensed Facilitator
Career Dimensions Facilitator
Trained in VIA Character Strengths Assessment
What Lee's Clients Say
"The coaching sessions were perfect. Lee has a sparkling personality that makes her easy to talk to.
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?
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."
"Lee Weisser is a gifted career coach. I could not have done this without such a supportive coach who inspired me to reach for my future. Thank you, Lee.
"At a time when I was struggling to launch a new career that would take me into the international community, Lee was there to help me point my compass due North.
Lee gently guided me through my fears and anxieties about making such a major change in my life and my career; encouraged me to be deeply reflective about my values and how I live my values; and challenged me with questions that were pivotal to my transition.
Each week, she encouraged me to stay true to my career dream and offered a multitude of resources to help me chart a pathway for reaching my dream."
"No longer feeling stuck, I've realigned my whole life to work in a way that's creative, productive, and inspiring.
"In four sessions, Lee helped me to articulate what I want my artistic career to look like:
I went from floundering and feeling uncertain to taking real steps toward producing projects that I am excited about and committed to.
No longer feeling stuck, I've realigned my whole life to work in a way that's creative, productive, and inspiring.I've done this by following through on commitments and tasks created in my sessions with Lee.
Her resources, and direct and honest coaching have been invaluable.
"She also helped me create a professional resume which stood out and generated interest from many potential employers and positive feedback from friends and colleagues.
"I recently had thoughts about a career change and Lee helped me determine what was important to me and determine my strengths.
She helped me organize my goals and put a plan to action. She also helped me create a professional resume which stood out and generated interest from many potential employers and positive feedback from friends and colleagues.
It was a pleasure working with her and I would recommend her for anyone who needs help while in a career transition."
A Short Interview with Lee
A Short Interview with Lee Weisser
Tell us about yourself.
Hi! My name is Lee Weisser and my passion is to help others discover their life's passion. I've experienced many transitions in my own career journey, reinventing myself many times both by choice and by necessity. I have felt both the fear and excitement of trying something new. I can help you to discover the work you are really meant to do.
I've made a number of career changes myself and I haven't always fit the traditional expectations. Because of my life experience, I can offer clients support and encouragement. I help them maintain their hope, take action, and really be themselves through their work choices.
I have spent hundreds of hours, face-to-face, coaching individuals just like you at Careers by Design and I'm excited to help you Feel Better, Do Better and Get WhatYou Want, Faster!
How does coaching help?
Coaching enables you to connect with what is important to you, get comfortable with who you are and move forward in a positive way. The optimal outcome of coaching is new learning that opens you up to a realm of possibilities and opportunities.
What are your special interests?
I've been coaching for about ten years and have also gained expert knowledge in the field while working as the Managing Editor of Choice Magazine, the magazine for professional coaches.
I also have a background in dance and theatre and a special interest is in helping creative artists build careers that make the most of all their strengths and allow them to plan for transitions and contingencies.
I'm also a communications consultant with 20 years experience in the workplace learning and human development sectors, helping to make complex information understandable.
Tell us about your post-graduate work?
I've completed the Evidence Based Coaching Certificate, from the prestigious Fielding Graduate University and have attained the designation of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation.
In 2001, I completed a Master of Education with a specialization in workplace learning and change, at the University of Toronto/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
I've also completed a Certificate in Human Resources Management, Ryerson University, in 1997.