As we continue to navigate a challenging and turbulent career landscape, how do we make space for unpacking our experience and prioritizing wellness? Understanding our emotions and the science of self-compassion are core strategies to help us adapt, reconsider how we engage with our work and connect to what’s most important. Tune in to where you are at right now and what you need in your life and career.
This webinar was on March 4, noon-1 p.m. MDT
Career wellness resources
- The Distress Centre: 403-266-HELP (4357)
- Crisis Support: 811
- Suicide Support: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-3433)
- Mental Health Hotline: 1-800-303-2642
- Canada wide crisis text line
24/7 support for anyone in crisis
- Kids Help Line: 1-800-668-6868
- Alberta Support Hotline: 2-1-1
Providing information on: financial and social assistance, housing and utility help, food assistance and meal programs, seniors’ services and home care, parenting and family programs, government program assistance, disability support services, volunteer organizations, newcomer services and mental health support.
- Made by Momma
Food resources for new mamas
- Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
- Canada’s best diversity employers (2021)
- How to Manage the Emotional Impact of Getting Laid Off - The New York Times (nytimes.com)
Mindfulness and well-being apps and resources
- Stop, Breath & Think
- Insight Timer
- Mindwell U
- Mindfulness an Eight Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World, by Mark Williams, Danny Penman; Foreword by Jon Kabat-zin
- Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive, by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff
- Emotional Agility, by Susan David
- The Burnout Book: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski
- Designing your Work Life, by Dave Evans and Bill Burnett
- How we Work, by Leah Weiss
Shelly Qualtieri, BA’99
Registered Social Worker
Shelly is a Registered Social Worker and she holds a Master’s degree in Investigations Management. She has been an energetic practitioner and educator in the human services field for over 25 years.
Shelly is a Registered Social Worker and she holds a Master’s degree in Investigations Management. She has been an energetic practitioner and educator in the human services field for over 25 years. She has experience in the areas of: suicide intervention, prevention & awareness, domestic violence, youth justice, child welfare, mental health, and homelessness within Canada and Australia. Shelly currently has her own private practice, is a consultant and trainer for the Centre for Suicide Prevention, and facilitates training for the Crisis Trauma Resource Institute and ACHIEVE Center for Leadership. Shelly‘s experience in counselling, coaching, mentoring and leadership has provided her with a unique and diverse skill set that combines academic understanding with practical knowledge. She is a seasoned and engaging presenter who is passionate about the people she works to support.
Liliana Gonzalez, BSc’12
Student, Master of Counselling Psychology
Liliana Gonzalez has over seven years of experience providing career development support to a diverse clientele, at various stages in their careers.
Liliana Gonzalez has over seven years of experience providing career development support to a diverse clientele, at various stages in their careers. She has worked with thousands of individuals to help them achieve career success. She has presented her expertise at numerous national conferences, and published articles in a national and an international magazine. Currently, she is completing a Master of Counselling Psychology degree at the University of Calgary. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Visual Studies and Art History, and a Human Resource Management Certificate from UCalgary. She has also completed a Career Educator Certificate Program through the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers and a Holistic Narrative Career Professional Training through OneLife Tools. "My goal is to empower alumni to maximize their strengths; supporting them in making informed career decisions and achieving their career goals.”
Jennifer DeDominicis, BA, MEd
Director, Alumni Programs and Partnerships, UCalgary
As Director, Alumni Programs & Partnerships at UCalgary, Jennifer has spent her professional career helping people get to where they want to go.
As Director, Alumni Programs & Partnerships at UCalgary, Jennifer has spent her professional career helping people get to where they want to go. A proud UCalgary alumna, she has built a diverse career spanning not-for-profit, start up and twenty years’ experience in post-secondary education. She is an ACC Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation), a Certified Organizational Coach (UBC), a Designing Your Life Certified Coach, and holds a Master of Education in Educational Studies from the University of Alberta. She has worked with clients in higher education, government, finance, publishing, film, performing arts, and climate leadership to re-design ways of working and make sense of complex organizational cultures to realize lasting, transformative change at the individual, group and team level. Outside of work she can be found spending time with her family and taking advantage of Calgary’s fabulous parks and pathways to walk her dogs.
Opening and closing remarks
Chantai Minet, BA’14 (she/her)
Student, Master of Science in Educational Psychology, specializing in Counselling Psychology
Chantai was raised in the Yukon Territory and identifies as both Indigenous (Tlingit), non-Indigenous (European), and Asian (Chinese, Vietnamese).
Chantai was raised in the Yukon Territory and identifies as both Indigenous (Tlingit), non-Indigenous (European), and Asian (Chinese, Vietnamese). Chantai has an expansive interest in culture which is expressed through her love of travelling. Chantai has backpacked around the world, partnering with various philanthropic organizations to provide support to communities in need. In her current research with the University of Calgary, Chantai is exploring the topic of Contemporary Indigenous Identity and Well-Being. In her spare time Chantai enjoys venturing to the mountains, yoga, and writing poetry. Chantai holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Calgary and is also currently a candidate in the Master of Science in Educational Psychology, Specializing in Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary.