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Herky Cutler

Speaker, Trainer, Author, Coach

Work experience

Sep 1992Present


Foothills Youth & Family Services Inc.

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

Jan 2008Present


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 2009Present

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 1998Apr 2007


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


Bachelor of Education

Simon Fraser University
Sep 1990May 1994

Master of Arts

University of Calgary

Focus on Organizational Development



Debbie Houghtailing

“I found your course was very eye opening and it has truly changed my direction in life. For the first time in my whole life, I have a real attainable goal. Thank you again for your help, support and encouragement. I never dreamed when I started this course that I would be so drawn to a career. Now I look forward to the days ahead…”


Robert Manolson

“Live Inspired...Be a Person of Enthusiasm... Create Your Plan To Life Success...

This is just a small sampling of the many gifts you receive from engaging Herky Cutler in your personal and professional development.

So, what's holding you back?? Go ahead, make that off that him on Facebook...Without a doubt, I recommend Herky Cutler.”

Robert Manolson

Powerful Play Experiences

Kristen Cumming

“Herky and I have co-facilitated training workshops under contract to Life-Role Development Group for Alberta Employment and Immigration.

Herky is a talented and experienced facilitator who is able to create a safe environment to support participants in their learning and their expression of new ideas. He creates elegant opportunities for networking and team building within groups that enhance the overall training experience.

He is a supportive and adventurous co-facilitator, ready to try new approaches and resources and constantly in search of creative ways to support participants in their learning. He brings abundant humour, kindness and insight to the training room."

Kristen Cumming


Career Insight Consulting

Philip Uglow

"Herky is an amazing leader who has lead an organization of counselors whose goal is to improve the lives of high school students. Herky has the rare skill of providing well defined structures that allow both students and staff to excel."

Philip Uglow



Dr. Ray Davis

"Herky is a great performer, career development professional, and speaker who infuses his passion for music into a wonderful workshop! He truly lifts spirits while he teaches valuable skills!" Dr. Ray Davis SC Department of Education

Emily Sylvestor

“Herky has taught our staff how to help clients find work and how to access and use good labour market information.

Our staff rave about Herky - in a good way. They call him "awesome". They found his training both practical and engaging. Herky made time for structured practice and ensured everyone's participation.

Herky "really listened" and "understands our material and our work very well". He knows his material and "brought the material to life, he could relate it to what we are doing". Herky found ways to teach "for all learning types".

For myself, I have known Herky as a career professional for a number of years. He is an energetic, committed, well-connected, and positive activist in the field of career development. When Herky offers a course or session, I recommend people take it. I do.” Emily Sylvester, Alberta Employment & Immigration

James Woodall

“On behalf of Crowsnest Community Support Society, I would like to thank Herky Cutler for the Team Building sessions that he facilitated for our society in late 2009/early 2010. Prior to these team building sessions I had not had the opportunity to meet Herky, so I was not sure what to expect from the multi-day sessions. However, after the process was completed, I was very impressed with Herky’s style of facilitation. The initial brainstorming sessions that were conducted in smaller groups allowed employees to get to the roots of employee concerns/conflicts, but they also allowed employees the opportunity to explore the positive aspects of the society.

Herky then took all of the information from these smaller sessions and came up with a number of core issues that employees needed to address. He then had a session with all the employees, where he divided the group into smaller groups in order to tackle these main concerns.

The follow-up session in January brought all of the groups together to discuss the issues they had been given and to look at what solutions had been proposed and/or implemented. I feel that these sessions have created a solid base that the society can use to hopefully build a stronger team dynamic.” James Woodall, Executive Director, Crowsnest Community Support Society

Stephen Harris

“It has been a huge asset having Herky Cutler….working with the students and teachers in our jurisdictions. Both have been well served.” Stephen Harris, Assistant Superintendent, Livingstone Range School Division

Dr. Tracy Edwards

“Herky, with little notice, customized a musical teambuilding experience for 60+ of our leaders at Lethbridge College.

And we couldn’t have asked for a better more worthwhile activity that promoted risk taking and teambuilding in a fun relaxed atmosphere.

Everyone participated and we won’t soon forget the songs we composed and performed in seven minutes. We are hoping to work with Herky again in the future and would heartily recommend him to others.” - Dr. Tracy L. Edwards, President and CEO, Lethbridge College



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.


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


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