Career

Accountable, objective career coaching, Job Coaching Services, Executive Career Development

“Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” – Harvey MacKay

Square Peg in a Round Hole

Where did your career go off the rails? Downsized? Fatigued? Feel like you’re climbing the wrong ladder? Feel like a square peg in a round hole? Feeling like you never were a good fit for your job is actually very common. Want clarity? I help you identify your strengths, values and mission in life, which leads you to greater job satisfaction and career direction. In a few sessions I help you identify what really motivates you and what you feel passionate about. Image being so pumped getting out of bed each morning feeling that you can’t wait to get to work?

I have two decades experience coaching and consulting with mid-career executives of Fortune 500 companies, CEO’s and lawyers in leadership and communication skills that have helped them excel both personally and professionally. I bring a balanced perspective, objectivity, creativity and judgement to my clients. I believe in creating practical outcomes that my clients can act on. Having worked as a consultatant, an entrepreneur and and an executive, I bring real life experience to bear in my work with you.

I am a seasoned executive, career and life coach known for my keen insights, clear perspective and intuitive interventions which have helped hundreds of clients reach a deeper understanding of themselves and set their sights on their goals. I see clients in Toronto in person and speak to clients around the world by phone. I have clients in Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston, Buenos Aires, New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Roanoke, Philadelphia, Edmonton, Denver, San Diego, San Francisco, Vancouver, Delft, Washington DC, Atlanta, Tampa and many more places. I’m just a phone call away. Contact me for a free consultation and receive a free monthly coaching newsletter.

An innovation thought leader, I’m sought out for my knowledge and experience in the field. I am the author of a popular monthly career coaching column called Ask the Coach in Job Postings magazine.
My articles are published in popular blogs like Best Thinking and Vivid Life. For more information about me, check out my Linked In profile.

Integrative Approach: I use an integrated approach to help you find you passion and purpose in life. In addition to coach training and real life experience as a consultant, entrepreneur and an executive, I am trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Gestalt psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). If this sounds like alphabet soup to you, just know that these are effective tools that I use. I tailor my approach to each client, sounding out your strengths to find a path that is true for you. It’s not only what you bring to the table that’s important but finding a career that suits your suite of unique strengths is the key to satisfaction and fulfilment.

Process: One process that is typical of every coaching situation I am involved in is an adaptation of the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) model. First I survey the situation you are in, I do fact finding, then identifies and clarifies problems and with them, opportunities. Next is idea finding, the fun part, which is similar to brain storming. Solution finding is the convergence of all that comes before it, distilling everything you have explored down into realistic and do-able solutions. Action finding is the final step which become your action steps.

Bio: I earned my Master’s Degree at the University of Toronto and undergraduate degree at McGill University and Columbia University. I completed the three year training program in leadership and psychotherapy at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto and lead several workshops and coach training classes. I am currently running workshops in the Toronto area in goal setting and starting a practice. I have fifteen years experience as a communications consultant to major international corporations including Reuters Information Services and Thomson Newspapers.
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