As a Rehabilitation, Vocational and Life Coach for the past 16 years, I have worked with youth and adults (at risk and not at risk) to assist them in finding their career or life path. I believe that as a coach I have an obligation to assist my clients in attaining their personal and professional goals. Coaching is not for everyone, but if you are ready to make a change and move forward in your life, coaching may be for you.
People often ask me the difference between a coach and a counsellor. The basic difference is that a coach is not a therapist. Coaches focus mostly on looking forward towards your future, rather than dealing primarily with your past.
When looking for a life or career coach, you need to find a coach that has the following qualities:
A great communicator and listener.
Energetic and motivating clients. Someone who will listen to the needs of the client.
Having excellent intuition to be able to get a good read or “gut feeling” about their clients and situations.
Having a positive attitude and promoting encouragement.
Empowering clients to make the changes they desire.
Asking the right questions.
Refining job search skills.
Recognizing talents and skills in a client and helping them tap into their true potential.
Looking at the “big picture”.
My role as your coach is to assist you in uncovering whatever is holding you back from achieving the ideal vision of yourself, and setting yourself up to take action to achieve your vision. I will be there to support you throughout this process and keep you accountable. I believe that we all have stepping stones to walk through in order to reach our goals. My commitment to you is to tell the truth in order to see that goals are met and your success is obtained. I am committed to working with my clients to discuss not only the things they can do, but things they may need to avoid in order to reach their true potential. I am willing to be honest, understanding and direct in order to assist you reach your goals.
I have a post-graduate Career Development Practitioner Diploma from Mohawk College and I am a Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) with the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada, as well as a member in good standing with the College of Vocational Professionals (CVRP). I obtained my Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a Bachelor of Adult Education Degree from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Throughout my career I have worked with hundreds of injured workers who have been seeking re-employment. I have also worked with Veteran’s Affairs, Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Employment Supports, long- and short-term disability and with major insurance companies. I look forward to working with you and helping you with your stepping stones to a happy and healthy future.