Ian Christie - Executive Career Consultant & Career Coach - Vancouver Canada

Thank you for your interest in my professional background. I am a Vancouver Canada - based Career Coach and Executive Career Consultant and founder of the Bold Career Project, a leading provider of career consulting, career coaching, online courses for the executive, leadership and senior professional market.

I lead The Bold Career Project, with clients in Vancouver, across Canada, the United States and around the world,  where we consult on career change and job search, LinkedIn, resumes, career development, outplacement, and an overall approach to self-management of our professional journey.

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Bold Career Project

“Choosing to work with Ian and his team at The Bold Career Project has been one of the best investments in my professional growth.

Their transformative approach equipped me with high-impact assets, insights, and strategies, empowering me to take full command of my career journey and unlock my professional potential.

Ian's work has profoundly reshaped my views on career success and personal achievement, excelling at identifying both strengths and areas for improvement and offering actionable solutions that have made a significant difference. My only regret is not partnering with Ian and his team sooner.

For any ambitious professional or executive, having the Bold Career team in your corner is as essential as a world-class coach is to an elite athlete.

Their coaching has given me a bold competitive edge. Why not give yourself the same advantage?”

CEO, Quantum Industry Canada

I’ve created a number of online courses, ebooks, assessments and other resources to help experienced professionals develop their careers, available as part of consulting programs and individually.

I run an award-winning career blog where I write about issues, strategies, concepts and observations on a well-managed, purposeful career.

Here’s a bit of background on my impact as an Executive Career Coach

A two-time entrepreneur, former senior director at Monster.com, and former retained executive search consultant and former head of graduate career services for a global top 100 business school, I bring deep experience in the fields of personal marketing, careers, self-employment, and senior recruitment, and a passionate believer in the power of the individual to achieve great things.

My professional background includes:

  • Through the Bold Career Project, I have coached and consulted with thousands of clients in Vancouver, across Canada and the US and internationally.
  • Director of Graduate Career Services (2009-2015) at Vancouver’s UBC Sauder School of Business - a global top 100 b-school ,  where I designed, led and taught programs and delivered career coaching to increase the employability and career change goals of thousands of MBAs.
  • Monster.com Senior Director Product Management where I led efforts in the executive and self-employment markets
  • Vancouver-based Executive Recruiter at Caldwell Partners, a top Executive Recruiting firm where I conducted 200+ executive recruiting assignments across a number of industries
  • And I bring the experience of small scale entrepreneurship. My first start-up was bought by Monster and I am currently working as an independent entrepreneur here at Bold Career.
  • MBA from McGill University and a BA from UBC.

Ian Christie’s Career, Recruitment & Human Capital Thought Leadership has been published to many industry leading platforms, with millions of readers over the years, including…

  • Feature articles across numerous industry sites including Monster, Yahoo, AOL, MSN, HigherBracket, LiveCareer, and many others
  • Former Monster contributing writer and Monster.com career change coach and management careers coach
  • Former Workopolis resume writing columnistmanagement careers columnist & recruitment columnist
  • My career content powers the Alumni career services platform at UBC Sauder School of Business
  • Numerous media interviews: Globe & Mail, Canadian Business, Vancouver Sun and numerous other publications.
Bold Career Project

“If you want to achieve Everest-like career goals, Ian is the guide to help you get there! Initially, I was attracted by his deep experience in executive search in my local market. Once I signed up for his services, I appreciate his customization of a best practice approach to my specific needs. I would not hesitate to recommend him and have done so on three or four occasions already. ”

LNG Business Development, E&Y

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Bold Career Project

“Simply the best investment I've made in my career. Ian helped me explore new career options after spending 15 years in a single industry. He helped me to articulate my skills and experience in a way that made them transferable to other industries. He opened my eyes to different career models and to target options that fit my interests. Ian prepared me to navigate the transition process with confidence.”

Director Global Events, Lululemon

Seeking a career coach in Vancouver or North America? Look no further than Bold Career, your trusted partner for personalized career coaching. Whether you're contemplating a mid-career change, considering a career change at 40, or exploring a new career at 50, Ian Christie and our expert team are here to guide you at any stage of your career journey. Discover a better career and life with The Bold Career Project – where every career coaching session is tailored to your individual needs and career growth.

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