Over my career, I have worked with thousands of public and private sector clients in the areas of leadership development, careers, work-life design, work/life balance, public service competency-based interviews, career growth strategies for professional women, conflict resolution, and building collaborative work environments.
I started my private consulting practice after holding both leadership and consulting roles across the Federal Government for over 20 years. When I joined the Alberta Public Service (APS) in 2011, I reworked my business model to include a combination of self-employment and employment. Since leaving the APS in January 2020, I have resumed full-time coaching and consulting practice with public and private sector clients.
Some of the most rewarding work of my career has been in the over 2200 plus coaching conversations I’ve completed with women and men of all ages and career stages – from front-line professionals to senior executives. After spending thousands of hours in confidential conversations some consistent truths emerge from these coaching sessions.
Our careers and lives are defined by change. Many things impact our career and life pathways that are outside of our control. I know first-hand that life doesn’t always go as planned and our “happily ever after” sometimes gets derailed.
We all have to dig deep to find out what is most rewarding and satisfying work that will fit with our true self. We can’t have real career success or be powerful leaders or collaborators if we don’t know ourselves – our skills, talents, values, priorities and gifts. And our shortcomings and skill gaps.
Getting back on track and real personal leadership begins with painfully honest answers to two questions: “What is essential for me to be satisfied at this time in my work and life? Who do I need to become to achieve my definition of success?”
The good news is, if we tell the truth, we can create space for greater possibilities and take the lead in our work and lives. The starting point is getting honest about who we are, who we aren’t, and who we aspire to be.
Countless times, I’ve witnessed the power of using this personal clarity as the foundation for work and life design and motivation for professional competency building. My passion for doing this work only gets deeper as I witness the transformative power of clarity coupled with practical next steps.
I am a coach and writer dedicated to helping people thrive at the work they want; live a life they love, and effectively collaborate with others at work.
Please see my Client Testimonial Page for some first-hand accounts of what it’s like to work with me as a coach and facilitator.
A note to Canadian Federal Government Professionals and Leaders: I am a Pre-Qualified Supplier for Leadership Development under the ProServices Agreement.
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