Career Wellness

March 4, noon-1 p.m. MDT

Join us for an invigorating session to tune in to where you are at right now and what you need in your life and career.

Part of the 2021 Grow Your Career Conference.  

Career Wellness

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. Join us for an invigorating session to 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

Mindfulness and well-being apps and resources

  • Headspace
  • Stop, Breath & Think
  • Insight Timer
  • Calm
  • Mindwell U

Books

Other resources


Here’s what you’ll learn

Gain a deeper understanding of core emotions and how they can show up at work

Discover how to feel more happiness, connection and confidence and work through challenges holding you back

Understand and acknowledge who you are and practice self-compassion to build your career wellness toolkit and develop strategies for personal and professional wellness

Session speakers

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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. 

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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.” 

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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. 


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Proud partners

The Grow Your Career Conference is made possible through the generous and ongoing support of TD, an affinity partner of the UCalgary Alumni Association.