Having transitioned careers myself, I know how hard it is to make the change. I combine my own personal experience with over 25 years of consulting, training and career development to help you clarify career decisions, navigate change and successfully compete in today’s job market. I create a customized, one-on-one approach to help each client find their path.
Choosing a career path is intensely personal and that’s why we begin our work by listening to your story. Using proven narrative road maps and tools, I help you uncover your personal and professional desires, explore career options, and achieve your own choiceful change.
Aside from personal consulting, I’ve also designed and facilitated hundreds of interactive workshops with high participation and outstanding feedback — some of which you can read here.
Iris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Education Degree from O.I.S.E, a Training Generalist Designation from Langevin Learning Services and a Career Development Practitioner Graduate Certificate from Conestoga College. She is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer and CareerCycles trained Holistic Narrative Career Professional (HNCP).
It starts with a committed partnership between the two of us. While you’re the one who ultimately decides which career path you take, my role is to provide the knowledge, best practices and guidance you need to ensure you achieve your goals.
I will help you determine your strengths, clearly understand your career options and make strategic choices that will lead to the most rewarding work. At the same time, I will guide you through your job search with effective tools and resources that produce results.
The ChoicefulChange process incorporates:
Understanding and clarifying what you hope to change in your career.
Envisioning future possibilities for change.
Evaluating individual strengths and weaknesses, in light of the market situation; accentuating your strengths while translating weaknesses into opportunities.
Creating a list of alternatives; generating short, medium and long-term goals.
Developing a plan of action, using proven job search resources and techniques (research, networking, resume writing, LinkedIn profile creation, interview coaching).
Building self-sufficiency for ongoing management of change and transition.