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’re not alone. Join career coaches from UCalgary Alumni for an open forum discussion to ask questions and get advice on how to navigate your career in this ever-changing job market.

Join us for our upcoming sessions: Nov. 23 and Dec. 14. 


Upcoming Session: Nov. 23, 2020

Time: 12 – 1 p.m. MT

Join UCalgary Alumni career coaches Carol Wert, and Brain Palmer, BComm’06, for the Nov. 23, 2020, session of Conversation with a Career Coach. 

Their advice, tips and resources will help you succeed along every step of your career.

Meet the Facilitators

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.

Brian Palmer, BComm'06, is a leadership and career coach with more than 14 years of experience in the consulting and energy industries. He is also one of UCalgary Alumni’s resident career coaches. 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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Upcoming Session: Dec. 14, 2020

Time: 12 – 1 p.m. MT

Join UCalgary Alumni career coaches Carol Wert, and Brain Palmer, BComm’06, for the Dec. 14, 2020, session of Conversation with a Career Coach. 

Their collective advice, tips and resources will help you succeed along every step of your career.

Meet the Facilitators

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.

Brian Palmer, BComm'06, is a leadership and career coach with more than 14 years of experience in the consulting and energy industries. He is also one of UCalgary Alumni’s resident career coaches. 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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