Conversations with a career coach
Get your questions answered by a career coach in real time.
Navigating the do’s and don’ts of career planning and job search can be confusing and if you have questions about it, you are not alone. Although there is economic uncertainty and how we work or look for work may have changed, there are many things you can still do to polish your career toolkit. Join UCalgary Alumni’s resident career coaches for an open forum discussion to share your questions and get advice on how to navigate your career during this time to get and keep you market ready. Our career coaches will share their advice, tips and resources to help you succeed every step along the way.
Monday, June 22, Noon - 1 p.m.
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Meet Your Career Coaches
Carol Wert is the Associate Director of Alumni Career Development with the UCalgary Alumni and has been a proud employee of the university since 2006. Her career with the university started in student services, supporting students in their career development and eventually leading a team of career development specialists in the university career centre. Since moving to the UCalgary Alumni team in 2016 she has led the charge in creating a thriving career program for alumni. She is a Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) and a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) with more than 20 years of experience in career development and coaching. She is inspired by the potential of others and considers herself fortunate to work closely with individuals to help them achieve their goals and pursue what is meaningful to them.
Kelly Gallant, MEd’19 is a career specialist at UCalgary, supporting social work students with their career planning and development, in addition to offering career coaching as part of the UCalgary Alumni team. Kelly is also a CliftonStrengths facilitator at the university and employs a strengths-based approach when providing career guidance. Outside of UCalgary Kelly is also the founder of Kelly Gallant Consulting; offering workplace training and development to organizations, as well as personal and professional development for individuals, groups and teams. She is a proponent of positive psychology and incorporates ideas, theories and strategies in her approach to career development with a goal of fundamentally moving individuals towards a place of positive and holistic wellbeing. Kelly holds a Masters of Education from the University of Calgary in Adult Education, Work and Learning.
Brian Palmer, BComm’06 is a leadership and career coach with more than 14 years of experience in the consulting and energy industries. He currently offers career coaching as part of the teams at UCalgary Alumni and Creative Coaching. Throughout his career, Brian has recruited and coached professionals in a variety of industries including engineering, business, geosciences, IT and HR. In addition to coaching, Brian has also held roles as a compensation analyst, recruiter, and talent management advisor. He has helped more than 600 individuals breakthrough and advance their careers. Brian holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary, a Professional Coaching Certification through the International Coaching Federation and is a Leadership Circle Practitioner.
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