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Career Counsellor & Life Coach

Career Counsellor & Life Coach

Website ShirinKhamisa Careers by Design

Your Brighter Future Begins Here

*We are looking for two coaches, one to serve clients in-person in Toronto & one to serve clients in-person in Mississauga*

Learn more about Careers by Design – click here.

Position type: Consultant (Available to provide 10-15 billable client hours/week); Seeing clients in-person 2-3 days a week.

Experience: At least 2+ years experience (i.e. served at least 150 clients one on one – providing career coaching or career counseling to individuals in transition and job search).

Background: Knowledge of career development is essential. Certification in Professional Coaching and/or Degree or sufficient course work in counselling or psychotherapy required.

Masters degree in counseling or Education an asset, coaching certification an asset, HeartMath licensed practitioner an asset. Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Solution Focused Coaching an asset. Post graduate career practitioner courses an asset.


1. Deliver effective holistic career counseling and life coaching services in person to local clients. Serve national and international clients via phone and Skype.

Strong expertise in career counselling: helping clients to deepen knowledge of themselves + identify where they fit in the labor market/self employment + provide practical career counseling interventions.

  • Provide one on one career counseling and life coaching following the guidelines of the Careers by Design model and solution.
  • Assist clients with career development, career transition, job search and other career challenges
  • Assist clients with job search tactics (resume development, interview coaching, networking etc.).
  • Teach skills to enable clients to build resilience and manage stress and emotions relating to their career challenges
  • Consistently enable client success by supporting clients to achieve their goals


2. Customer Service and Sales

  • At the first meeting, recommend best course of action to the client and enroll in program, if appropriate.
  • Follow up with leads and prospective clients according to our guidelines.
  • Confidently communicate the value of career counseling to leads and clients.
  • Keep clients engaged in the coaching process until client’s goals are reached (3 months to one year).
  • Continually assess clients’ needs and support progress.


3. Maintain up to date information for clients and leads.

  • Use existing CRM/business systems to keep client record current.


Personal Qualities:
1. Strong social and emotional intelligence – ability to establish rapport with a diverse range of clients from new graduates to senior business leaders.
2. Motivated to help others. Warm and caring.
3. Spiritual capacity: presence, compassion and acceptance.
4. Passionate about and engaged in own professional and personal development.
5. Honesty, integrity and authenticity.
6. Displays high level of professionalism with team and clients
7. Tech savvy: ability to use technology with ease


Compensation: Hourly rate for billable hours dependent on experience and qualifications.


Other Requirements:

2 evenings per week required or one evening and Saturday. (This position is best for a candidate with a flexible schedule. Ideal for a candidate who wants part time hours or has other part time employment.)


Application Process:

  1. Fill out the online questionnaire – click here
  2. Email your completed application including resume & cover letter to Shirin Khamisa, Founder Careers by Design, (please remember to indicate which locations you can serve, either Toronto, Mississauga or both).

Thank you for taking the time to consider and apply to join our company – we look forward to working with you!

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