Work History

Work History
Sep 1992 - Present

President

Foothills Youth & Family Services Inc.

Educational and organizational consulting services, professional speaking, staff development and training, career coaching.

Jan 2008 - Present

Associate

Life Role Development Group

Professional Trainer for Life Role Group programs such as "Work Search,"  "Labor Market Information 101," and "Labor Market Information 102"

May 2009 - Present

Off Campus Teacher

Livingstone Range School Division

Placing and monitoring high school students into work experience, registered apprenticeship and Green Certificate programs. Working with employers to maximize a positive experience for the students. On-site coaching as well as safety inspections and site visits.

Sep 1998 - Apr 2007

Contractor

Alberta Employment & Immigration

Managing a provincial government contract to provide career services, resources and activities for youth ages 13-24 from Nanton to the Crowsnest Pass in Southern Alberta. Activities included;

  • Delivering Classroom Presentations
  • Organizing Job Clubs
  • Facilitating Parent Workshops
  • Conference Presentations
  • Establishing a Mentoring Program
  • Developing a Job Skills Program
  • Organizing Regional Career Fairs
  • Creating a “Youth Making A Difference Conference”
  • Establishing “Career Corners” in schools
  • Individual/Group Counselling
  • Facilitating Post Secondary Tours
  • Creating the “Crossroads Program”  where high school dropouts spoke to students
  • Organizing Job Shadow, Work Experience and Take Our Kids To Work Programs
  • Providing Professional Development to school personnel and employers
  • Developing Curriculum/Publications

Education

Education

Bachelor of Education

Simon Fraser University
Sep 1990 - May 1994

Master of Arts

University of Calgary

Focus on Organizational Development

Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Professionalism

Positive Attitude/Motivation/Passion

Dependability/Reliability

Work Ethic

Honesty/Integrity/Morality

Interpersonal

Multi-Tasking

Analytical/Research

Thinking & Learning

Career Planning

Entrepreneurial

Lifelong Learning

Working in Teams

Networking

Leadership/Management

Use of Computers

Time Management

Communication

Planning

Teaching/Presentation

Organizational

Problem Solving

Interest

Working with Rotary International, writing, playing and performing music, working with young people, self development and growth, helping men to be the best men they can be and give their best gifts to the world, making the world a better place.

Summary

A highly regarded speaker, facilitator, trainer and consultant working in a variety of settings A change agent who thrives on dealing with the tough issues in organizations and specializes in helping teams work more effectively with each other, empowering leaders, boosting staff morale and increasing customer service An exceptional communicator in both written and oral form who has developed curriculum on a number of topics and presented keynotes for many organizations and groups A risk taker who encourages everyone around him to step out of their comfort zone and expand their horizons, moving themselves and their organizations to a higher level A proven track record in community and organizational development, bringing people together to work on common goals and pushing through even the toughest of circumstances. An innovator and developer of numerous programs, tools, and curriculum A certified career development professional, teacher and professional speaker

Certifications

Certifications

Certified Member

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Certified Teacher

B.C. College of Teachers

Certified Teacher

Alberta Teacher's Association

Professional Speaker

Canadian Association of Professional Speakers

Career Development Professional

Career Development Association of Alberta