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Meet Michele The Career Coach

Welcome to my private Career Coaching practice in the privacy of my home in Esquimalt near Saxe Point Park, Victoria, British Columbia. During our work together, I hope that you will feel respected, challenged, inspired, and encouraged to embark on the courageous quest for a more satisfying career and life mission.

I have over twenty years of experience in the field of Career and Employment Counselling. My own career journey began with a B.A. Degree in Germanic Studies from the University of Victoria. After graduating, I continued my studies in Germany on a scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Fellowship. Upon completion of a very amazing year of personal growth, I returned to my homeland and settled in Vancouver where I taught Beginner’s German as a Teacher’s Assistant at UBC while completing a Diploma Programme in German Translation. After spending too much time with my head buried in dictionaries, I began the quest for a niche that would meet my deep need to connect with people in a heartfelt manner and make a significant difference in their lives.

My search took me on a path to the threshold of Canada Employment (now called Service Canada). After the most abysmal performance at a job interview, much to my surprise, I was actually offered a contract for three months. Once I had my feet in the door at the Professional and Technical Branch, I was thrilled to meet some very fascinating people called Employment Counsellors.

With my interest piqued, I diligently conducted information interviews, at a time before it was a commonly recommended step to take in the Career Research process. With first hand information, I discovered the necessary steps that I needed to follow in order to pursue this intriguing career path. Once I set my course, the pieces really did fall into place quite magically. The Law of Attraction was manifesting itself in my life without my conscious awareness. In the coming months, I took all of the in-house training that was available to me, I attended many job interviews, and I also offered to help out my Mentors as much as I could to demonstrate my enthusiasm and keen interest.

After two very focused and exciting years, I landed my dream job as a Special Needs Employment Counsellor at the Canada Employment Centre in Richmond, BC. I had the humbling and challenging responsibility of assisting job seekers with multiple barriers with their search for rewarding work. I was constantly inspired by their courage and determination.

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“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

-William James