People say change is hard, especially when you are a newcomer professional with many years of experience, and do not know where to begin to start your career here in Canada. Change is much more achievable when you have Stephen White as your coach and mentor to guide you through the process. I was lucky to have Stephen as a career coach during a period of time where I needed to change my expectations, adapt to a new country and focus my job search efforts to what was achievable. I learned a lot from him on how to identify my strengths and development areas, how I can make the best of my experience and he provided me practical help to tackle upcoming challenges in job interviews and choosing the right path. I attribute a part of my success in navigating a difficult period in my career to Stephen.
I have had the pleasure of being coached by Stephen for 10 weeks as part of a new initiative launched by the Halton HRPA Chapter. During this time, it was evident that Stephen was passionate about working with others. He has a natural ability to build up someone’s confidence and bring out the best in them. Stephen was professional in his coaching approach and would continue to motivate and encourage me to step outside of my comfort zone and seek out additional resources build myself up as an HR professional. At the end of the 10 week coaching session, I was able to secure employment and it was due to the time and attentiveness that Stephen provided to me. It was such an enjoyable experience to work with Stephen I would highly recommend him without reservation.
After several months of looking for work, I was provided the opportunity to work with Stephen. His advice on how to target my cover letter and resume made me more marketable to prospective employers. Within 4 weeks I landed my “dream” job with a highly reputable organization.
My association with Stephen proved to be highly successful, and I would not hesitate to recommend his services.
I received competing job offers after going through a 3-month coaching program with Stephen. His approach is highly programmatic. Each session has been designed to elevate my knowledge and skills to the next level. As we progressed in the program, I started to receive an increased number of responses and interviews. And later on through mock interviews, my interview results were also significantly improved.
There are three key factors that have made the experience so powerful and effective: Stephen’s in-depth knowledge of the job market; the way how he applied the knowledge based on my specific needs at times; and his holistic focus on my overall balance amongst job searching, family and my mental well-being.