Career Coaching Blog

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LOGO BOLD CAREER PROJECT

New Bold Career Logo!

You might have noticed that we have a new logo. We designed it to convey three ideas about managing your career:
  • You are on a bold, professional journey
  • You might be focused on climbing a mountain (career goals, rising into more senior roles)
  • Or you might be focused on exploration and possibilities, not one path
We will be updating the newsletter design soon and other elements to get things more "on-brand."  Who knows, maybe some t-shirts and coffee mugs for the new look?

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The benefits of regular quarterly or monthly career coaching

Updates on our Career Coaching Service Options

I've made updates to the career coaching service options available on the site with the addition of quarterly arrangements as well as the already existing monthly coaching packages. Much of my client work is done a project basis - either with in-depth career move programs, or specific deliverables like LinkedIn profiles, resume writing, etc. In some cases, a monthly or quarterly schedule works great. In the words of one my current clients working on …

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Rebuilding my voice

I imagine that singers, actors and writers have experiences that cause their “voice” to dampen. Or they simply go through phases where they aren’t ready or able to produce their art. I’ve definitely gone through that phase. In fact, you, dear reader, might notice that while this blog started way back in 2005, there has been very little activity for a long time.

It is time to change that. Or putting it another way, my voice is back, and I have a lot to say, relative to helping you make a living, …

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MBA Career Centre Testimonial

We have hired Ian on umpteen occasions to provide one-on-one interview coaching to MBA students in the full and part-time MBA program over the last four years. Ian’s insightful advice and professionalism has helped numerous students on their path to new careers. Ian has also conducted presentations to large groups of MBA students on maximizing their brand and marketing themselves successfully. His presentations are thoughtful, engaging and fun. - Mary Cowan, MBA Career Manager, Sauder School of …

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New site up

I am delighted to have birthed the new site. This is on the Squarespace platform, and so far, I am very happy with their service and tools.

There will be a few hiccups as we roll out…

  • New pages

  • A Free member’s area

  • Client zones

  • and more

Also, beginning next week, I will have a special download for you. Some tips on how to weather and thrive in these uncertain economic times.

Until then, thanks for tuning in.

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Executive Job Board Testimonial

Ian clearly strives for excellence in his dealings with his client base. He has a solid grasp on executive advancement issues and technology and is a very personable coach. His unique gift is his ability to transfer his vast knowledge and insight to another individual with the true spirit of a teacher.
- Anthony Kaul, Founder - HigherBracket.ca 

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Technology Start-Up CEO Testimonial

Ian is that rare combination of talent plus experience that makes someone exceptional at what they do. His coaching has made my goal of shifting business sectors manageable by helping me create a strategic plan based on what he’s seen succeed in the past. And his framework for collecting details on my background was efficient and went well beyond what I was able to offer up through my previous resume and conversations, and also prepared me to talk crisply about my past experience. The copy writ…

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Country Manager Testimonial

Ian has been a tremendous resource for me. He consistantly brings clarity and an action plan to solution for each question or challenge I pose. He is a expert in his field, well connected, and well respected.
- John MacMaster, Country Manager (international technology company)

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Director Marketing Testimonial for Career Coaching

One of the best decisions I’ve made in my professional life is hiring Ian as my career coach. He is attentive to my professional goals and comes to each of our meetings with new ways to tackle my objectives and get results. Creative, positive…simply a great coach!
- Sheila Dunn, Director Marketing - Vancouver

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