Kathryn Doré MHSc Career Counsellor and Transition Coach

“Given the chance to start over, most Canadian adults (71%) reported that they would try to get more professional career planning or job information than they did initially.”  

-Ipsos Reid Survey  2008

What is Career and Transition Counselling?

About Career and Transition Counselling

About Career and Transition Counselling

  

“Given the chance to start over, most Canadian adults (71%) reported that they would try to get more professional career planning or job information than they did initially.”  

-Ipsos Reid Survey  2008


I provide these career services to help you achieve your career goals

  • Career Assessment Package (see below)
  • Assessments measuring career interests, personality traits and skills
  • Individualized Career Counseling and Coaching
  • Job Search Strategy Package, 
  • Customized Resume Development (see below) 
  • Interview Coaching (see below)
  • Private Outplacement Services
  • Career Management Workshops

CAREER ASSESSMENT PACKAGE

A special 5-session package of services at an affordable price that will help you to quickly identify a career goal that is right for you. It includes:

· help in developing a career goal that matches your talents to today’s job market

· an individualized interpretation of the following assessment tools: Personality Dimensions©, Career Cruising© Interest and Skills Inventory, Values Assessment

· a Skills Assessment process helping you identify areas where you have excelled and produced results

· Decision-making tools to assist you in choosing among your options and identifying gaps 

· a workbook with exercises and readings to augment the counseling process

· a Career Action Plan to help you achieve your short and long term goals


JOB SEARCH STRATEGY PACKAGE 

If you know your career direction, but need support finding job opportunities, applying for positions and effectively presenting yourself in the job interview, this package is for you! This 5 -session package covers networking- how to involve people you know in your job search-  finding job postings, developing focussed resumes and cover letters, preparing for job interviews and managing your time and stress.  


CAREER COUNSELLING AND COACHING

Each session is tailored to your needs and concludes with a clear Career Action Plan to help you move toward your goals


CUSTOMIZED RESUME  AND COVER LETTER DEVELOPMENT

Resumes can open or shut doors of opportunity. If your resume isn’t yielding interview offers, I will help you to develop one that showcases what you have to offer that directly relates to what the employer needs. I can also help you prepare a LinkedIn profile to use when networking.
 

INTERVIEW PREPARATION

For most people, the job interview is the most stressful part of the job application process. Many job applicants spend very little time preparing for an interview and, unsurprisingly, this often leads to poor results. A candidate who prepares for an interview will reduce their chances of being flustered by unexpected questions and will present a positive and relaxed image. 

I will work with you to anticipate likely questions tailored to the specific job you are applying for and practice strong responses. We will develop strategies to boost your confidence and help you improve your performance in the job interview. 


PRIVATE OUTPLACEMENT COUNSELLING

Many professionals receive funds for outplacement services from employers. I will create with you an individualized outplacement package to meet your needs for career reemployment services.

Services and Fees

My Background and Qualifications

  

Several years ago, I finally reached the pinnacle of my public health career. 

And I still felt unhappy and dissatisfied. 

Stress and confusion were frequent companions until 

I finally realized that the time had come to DO something. But what? 

Should I stay? Try to fix my job (or fix myself?)

Should I leave? Where would I go? What would I do?


What followed was a lengthy and sometimes bumpy period of self-discovery that eventually led to an entirely new vocation. Now, as a professional career counsellor, I regularly experience the satisfaction and meaning that comes with finding work that aligns with my skills, core values and desires. 


"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." --Steve Jobs


Unfortunately, so many people feel unsatisfied and stuck in their careers. Some know what their preferred path is, and just need some help getting there, while others need assistance figuring out what they want and articulating what they have to offer. Looking back to my own solo, scattershot journey of self-discovery, I wish I‘d had a knowledgeable guide to show me more efficient, proven approaches and offer well-informed, practical advice. By providing personalized support and sharing my knowledge of the career exploration and transition process, labour market information and effective job search tools, my mission is to be that guide for you. 


MY COUNSELLING QUALIFICATIONS:

· Career and Work Counsellor Diploma 

· Career and Employment Specialist Certificate 

· Certified Psychometric Assessor (Level B) qualified to administer and interpret a variety of assessments relating to personality, interests, aptitudes and achievements.


TESTIMONIALS 

Some thoughts from clients on the value of our work together and the ways that the career counselling process has helped them


Kathryn has been a great support to me after my contract abruptly ended at a job I loved.  She provided me with lots of practical suggestions from her many years of experience, and encouraged me to re-evaluate my priorities to pursue the next stage of my career.  Her passion for helping people find the right fit for their unique goals shines through, and I felt very fortunate I was able to benefit from her insights.  Thanks, Kathryn!

Susanna


Thank you so much for giving me the confidence to go after what I am capable of achieving.”

Emily


Thank you so much for all your help with my job search. I was quite nervous about coming in but your kindness put me at ease. I am working on implementing all your excellent strategies!”

Emma


For the past several days, I had the honour to experience excellence at work. Your job has no occupational code. The title - “Incubation of Realistic Dreams” , the tools- knowledge, wisdom, judgment, insight, experience, humour, talent, service and passion. Seeds of hope are germinating already. “ 

Mike (workshop participant)


Your positive energy kept me going when I otherwise lacked motivation… thank you again for all your support and guidance.”

Stephen

Services and Fees

Services and Fees

I provide a variety of workshops and individual career services to help you achieve your career goals

    

  • Career Assessment Package (see below)
  • Job Search Strategy Package (see below)
  • Individualized Career Counseling 
  • Customized Resume Development
  • Interview Coaching 
  • Private Outplacement Services

   

CAREER ASSESSMENT PACKAGE……………………………………..$400

  • A special 5-session package of services at an affordable price that will help you to quickly identify a career goal that is right for you. It includes:
    • help in developing a career goal that matches your talents to today’s job market an individualized interpretation of the following assessment tools:
      • Personality Dimensions©
      • Career  Cruising© 
      • Interest and Skills Inventory
      • Values Assessment
      • Skills Assessment process helping you identify areas where you have excelled and produced results
      • Decision-making tools to assist you in choosing among your options and identifying gaps 
      • A workbook with exercises and readings to augment the counselling process
      • Career Action Plan to help you achieve your short and long term goals

JOB SEARCH STRATEGY PACKAGE…………………………………..….$400 

  • If you know your career direction, but need support finding job opportunities, applying for positions and effectively presenting yourself in the job interview, this package is for you! 
  • This 5 -session package covers:
    • networking
    • how to involve people you know in your job search
    • finding job postings
    • developing focussed resumes and cover letters
    • preparing for job interviews
    • managing your time and stress.  

CAREER COUNSELLING AND COACHING……………………………..$85

  • Each session (70-90 minutes) is tailored to your needs and concludes with a clear Career Action Plan to help you move toward your goals

CUSTOMIZED RESUME  AND COVER LETTERS………………….…..$150 

  • Resumes can open or shut doors of opportunity. If your resume isn’t yielding interview offers, I will help you to develop one that showcases what you have to offer that directly relates to what the employer needs. I can also help you prepare a LinkedIn profile to use when networking.

INTERVIEW PREPARATION……………………………………………..$100

  • For most people, the job interview is the most stressful part of the job application process. Preparing for an interview reduces your chances of being flustered by unexpected questions and presents a positive and relaxed image. I will work with you to anticipate likely questions and practice strong responses specific to the job. We will develop strategies to boost your confidence and help you improve your performance in the job interview. 

PRIVATE OUTPLACEMENT COUNSELLING ……………………….Please contact me

Many professionals receive funds for outplacement services from employers. I will create with you an individualized outplacement package to meet your needs for career reemployment services.


WORKSHOPS and PRESENTATIONS:

Topics, duration and location will be tailored to your specific needs. Below is a partial list of potential topics that work well with groups. Please contact me to discuss your ideas and together we will create a presentation or workshop that fits! 

   

"Personality Dimensions" 

"Thinking about a Career Change?” 

“Loving the Job You’re With”

"Restoring Life/Work Balance"

"Retirement: What am I going to be once I retire?"

"Transition: Making sense of life’s changes”

  

Contact Kathryn

Contact Kathryn

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Email for a free, no-obligation telephone consultation

If you would like any further information, or you would like to make an appointment for a initial telephone consultation, please email me (kathryn@transitioncoach.ca) and I will respond within one business day. This initial meeting is a brief (usually about 15-20 minutes) telephone conversation where we consider your main concerns and how we can best work together. This meeting is free of charge and there is no obligation to sign up for further counselling sessions.   

Transition Coach Canada

kathryn@transitioncoach.ca

Appointment Hours

Mon

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tue

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wed

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thu

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

Meetings are held at a mutually agreed upon location in Guelph and K/W area. 

Telephone meetings and video/web conferencing are available upon request, and can be arranged on evenings and weekends if necessary.