You’re driven and motivated but feeling insecure about where your career is going.
You have so much more potential but that new career you seek continues to elude you. You’re burnt out from a stressful job that takes up all your time and sucks the life out of you. You’re looking for a way out and on to something new but have no idea where to start. You’ve taken time off to raise your family and you’re not sure how to get back in the game. You’ve given your time to everyone in your life and now it’s time for you, your career, your way! You’re so ready to do the real work it takes to build the career you truly want!
As you make the exciting and scary career shift, I want you to know what I learned from my own personal struggles. It is essential for you as a woman to explore your needs, strengths and values as part of a balanced approach to your personal and professional development. You are the only one who knows deep down what that looks like for you and my job is to help you bring it to the surface so you can flourish in your new career! I'll be honest with you without judging and may call you on your bullshit sometimes. We may even get a little dirty and swear a little as we push through your issues, and that's ok!
In her 20 year career, Denise has worked extensively in career coaching, recruitment, employee development, workplace training, literacy and adult education. She has an extensive knowledge of public service hiring practices and has successfully coached numerous clients through the complicated, competitive process. From entry-level to senior management jobs, Denise has written, edited, and enhanced hundreds of resumés and cover letters, helping over 90% of her clients land great new careers.
Denise is certified in Strategic Intervention Life Coaching which explores Human Needs Psychology and the belief that if a person's core needs are being met within their lives, they are able to move past many of their issues to build stronger relationships, happier lives and rewarding careers. Denise’s holistic approach to coaching sees solutions for her clients ‘snap into place’ as they learn how to meet their needs in healthy, productive ways.
Denise is a sought after trainer and has facilitated over 4000 hours of successful training sessions for large groups of federal public service employees ranging from front line staff to senior management. She has travelled extensively in Canada facilitating courses such as: client service excellence, career planning, resumé writing, interview coaching, emotional intelligence, dealing with difficult clients, gender issues in the workplace and harassment.
She has led career programs for non profit literacy groups helping adult learners achieve their learning and career goals and women’s groups dedicated to helping survivors of domestic abuse rebuild their lives and careers. Her programs have achieved great results for her clients in increased self-esteem, renewed confidence, improved concentration skills and the ability to create solid career plans for their futures.
Denise also supports students transitioning from high school to young adulthood in making informed life, education and career choices. Her successful workshop series ‘What’s Next After High School?’ combines aspects of life coaching and positive psychology and allows students to uncover their individual strengths, core needs and values as they move into this new life stage.
- Masters of Science in Training/Human Resources Management
- Certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach
- Certified Personality Dimensions Facilitator
- Certified Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Practitioner