CPC Communications Team
ATTENTION: CALL FOR Communications Team News Feed Writers and Bloggers.
Do you have a way with words?
Due to the great interest in CPC's News Feed articles, our Communications Team is expanding. We are currently looking for team members who are interested writing and blogging. This is a great opportunity to build your expertise and increase your visibility. You must be a CPC member in order to join this volunteer effort.
Contributing to Career Professionals of Canada’s Communications Team is an excellent opportunity to “give back” to Canada while building your own credibility as a career professional and a leader in your field.
If you are an avid blogger or a career practitioner with some great tips, tricks, and ideas you’d like to share with your colleagues, this may be the role for you. Here's how you can contribute an article.
CPC Communications Team
Cathy Milton, after a long career in the telecommunications industry, embarked on the path to becoming a résumé writer. She has been a member of CPC since October 2010 and has earned the MCRS, MCWS, MCIS, MCCS, and MCES designations. Cathy is a Senior Board Advisor for CPC, the organization’s Communications Manager, and a course instructor. She is an avid sailer, a fairly decent cook, and active “pack member” in her pet menagerie.
Beverly Marchand is a bilingual résumé writer and career coach based in Montréal, Quebec. Through her practice — Beverly Marchand — she specializes in providing transformative and supportive services to clients who are seeking renewed confidence and energy as they go through the job search process. Coming from a background in academia, Beverly stays connected with her roots in research by providing her clients with leading-edge insight into the labour market.
Having honed her craft as an administrative professional for 20+ years in the health and public service sectors, Debbie Lapointe launched her own virtual assistant business in 2011. In 2019, she became CPC's Administrative Manager and recently earned her Certified Work-Life Strategist (CWS) designation. Debbie loves technology and always adds a creative touch to her work with Microsoft Office. When she discovered screencasting, her creative flair and expression was unleashed to its full potential, allowing her to add screencast and animated video creation to her service offerings. To relax, Debbie enjoys listening to music, watching movies, reading, and keeping up with news and politics.
Dorothy Keenan is an experienced career advisor and professional résumé writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is the owner and principle of FutureWorks where she provides résumé and cover letter writing services, job search coaching, career advice, and outplacement services. Her many clients – from new grads to senior level executives - cover a wide spectrum of industries - technology, science, biotech, gaming, administration, business, finance, logistics, trade, and education. In addition, Dorothy is a Board Advisor for Career Professionals of Canada and serves as the Program Lead of CPC’s Ambassador team.
Felisha Ali is a Project and Program Coordinator and a part-time professor teaching Career Planning at Seneca College. She is a CPC member and Certified Work-Life Strategist. In her full-time role, she provides career development knowledge and guidance, and facilitates career development workshops for employees. She’s a strategic and decisive leader, focused on projects and continuously learning current trends to improve efficiency. In her part-time role, Felisha is dedicated to helping her students succeed on their career paths. When she is not working, Felisha loves to cook and is kept very busy caring for her energetic 4-year-old daughter.
Janet Barclay is a former employment counsellor who supports Career Professionals of Canada as technology manager, and many of its members with her web design services and website care plans. When she’s away from her desk, she enjoys reading, photography, cooking, watching movies, spending time with her family, and walking her dog.
Jayne Barron is an award-winning Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) who supports individuals around the globe in career transition, and trains career practitioners across Canada and the USA. She is also a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) with more than 20 years’ experience specializing in Learning and Development. Jayne has been a member of Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) and the BC Career Development Association (BCCDA) since 2010, and has since become a Board Advisor for CPC.
Lori Jazvac is a passionate, award-winning Master Certified Résumé Strategist and Certified Employment Strategist through Career Professionals of Canada. As a multi-certified Master Résumé Writer and Certified Career Transition Coach, she specializes in helping clients navigate challenging career transitions. In 2013, an empowering vision inspired Lori to launch Creative Horizons Communications, a holistic career services firm where she virtually supports jobseekers around the globe to embrace their next career milestone. In her spare time, Lori enjoys dance, blogging, watching comedies and reality shows, yoga, and taking long walks in nature.
Michelle Precourt is a Career Coach, Recruitment Expert, and Registered Yoga Teacher based in Vancouver, Canada. In addition to providing first-rate career coaching, she draws from her yoga and meditation expertise, instructing clients in calming techniques for better interview performance and workplace success. When Michelle is not working, you will find her practicing yoga at a local studio or hiking in nature with her husband. Learn more about Michelle and her work at michelleprecourt.com
Sharon Graham is founder and executive director of Career Professionals of Canada. Committed to setting the standard for excellence in the career development profession, Sharon has authored top selling paperback publications and textbooks, and has established a range of certification, professional development, community development, mentoring, and award programs. As executive director of CPC, she provides foresight and leadership within the sector and ensures that the mandate of this national organization is upheld with integrity.
CPC News Feed Contributors
Adrienne Tom is an international award-winning executive résumé writer who founded Career Impressions over 12 years ago to provide senior leaders and top executives across North America with powerful career tools. Adrienne is also the co-founder of Job Search Secret Weapon, a membership platform for non-executive job seekers. As a proud member of Career Professionals of Canada, Adrienne enjoys supporting the CPC community as a certification assessor and board advisor.
Andrew Chalmers is set to launch his career coaching company, “Ace the Interview,” a venture that aims to bring coaching and interview support to as many people as possible. Working in nonprofit employment support for 10 years, Andrew observed that in an age of ever-increasing reliance on technology, many clients were losing the art of conversation. Combining holistic approaches with more traditional interview coaching practices, he designed and developed training programs to help clients build confidence though mastery of face-to-face communication skills that get them hired. Andrew has written over 10 screenplays and scripts for numerous television pilots. He believes that everyone has a story and that skilled and caring career development professionals are privileged to be able to assist clients in becoming the stars of their own story.
Brent Warman is a proud member of Career Professionals of Canada. He has extensive experience providing career coaching and employment services in the not-for-profit sector, at a post-secondary institution, and in private practice, serving clients from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. Brent is a Certified Career Strategist (CCS) and a Certified Résumé Strategist (CRS).
Carol Brochu combines a 30+ year career in HR, operations, and client service with a unique personal and spiritual development journey that has included studies in Mental Health First Aid, energy work, and self-care disciplines. She is a certified yoga and martial arts instructor, mindfulness facilitator, Me First practitioner, CPC member, and Certified Work-Life Strategist.
Christine Cristiano is an award winning Career Development Practitioner, Certified Career Strategist, Certified Life Coach, and professional résumé writer. Assisting job seekers of all ages, Christine has a special passion for helping new graduates explore the job market and mid-career professionals in career transition. Her journey into the careers sector started when her role as a freelance writer penning career-related articles led her to discover professional résumé writing. As her interest in supporting jobseekers intensified, she pursued and successfully completed a range of studies in career development. In 2015, Christine launched Ideal Career Services and offers personalized, virtual 1-1 career coaching sessions and services. She is an active member of, and volunteer for, Career Professionals of Canada. In her spare time, Christine is an avid line dancer and lover of all things books. She also enjoys the cottage and boating life.
Conny Lee is a Certified Holistic Narrative Career Practitioner, Online Business Manager for coaches, Certified Career Strategist, Certified Employment Strategist, and Certified Résumé Strategist. She is focused on supporting people to create the career, business, and life they truly desire and love. To learn more you can visit Conny’s website at thevisionaryva.com. When she isn’t working, Conny enjoys reading, listening, learning anything related to personal development, spending time with her family, and working out.
Daisy Wright is a Certified Career Management Coach and the Chief Encouragement Officer at The Wright Career Solution, where she helps executives, managers, and mid-career professionals tell their career stories and get hired faster. She is the author of two books, including the highly-acclaimed No Canadian Experience, Eh?: A Career Success Guide for New Immigrants. Daisy is a founding member of Career Professionals of Canada, a CPC advisory board member, and a Certified Résumé Strategist.
Fanie Zis is a Certified Life Coach and Career Development Practitioner based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She works as a Contract Service Provider for Homewood Health’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP). Fanie practices in the areas of Career Coaching, Career Counselling, Relationship Coaching, Grief and Loss Counselling, Stress Management, and Pre-retirement Planning. She is currently working towards her accreditation as a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Gabrielle LeClair is Master-Certified Career Strategist of Métis and Dutch ancestry. Founder and Principal Consultant of GDL Consulting, a boutique consulting firm, Gabrielle specializes in the confluence of career development and adult education. In online and in-person classrooms, Gabrielle supports and mentors professionals in all stages of their career to increase their impact with clients. As senior advisor, certification chair, and standards manager of Career Professionals of Canada, Gabrielle has developed course curriculum and supports career practitioners in expanding their professional competencies.
Gail Kastning is a Certified Career Strategist (CCS), an educator (B.Ed), and Keynote Speaker. Her business, Purposeful Careers, provides coaching, facilitation, consulting, and speaking services. For over 10 years, Gail has supported job seekers and career changers in their career goals, and has provided professional development support to career practitioners. Over the last 5 years, she has researched the growing global trend towards an on-demand workforce, and writes, speaks, and designs courses on the topics of the gig economy, agile workforce, and portfolio careers. Gail is based in Calgary, Alberta, and you can learn more about her on LinkedIn.
Giselle Mazurat is a Certified Résumé Strategist through Career Professionals of Canada. She specializes in helping technical and skilled trade professionals reach their career goals by creating industry-focused résumés and LinkedIn profiles. Giselle is also a gig worker who is never short of work writing technical documentation for Fortune 500 companies and government.
Karen McDonald-Hurley is employed part-time at KEYS Job Centre as a project coordinator providing support to clients with disabilities, with a focus on self-employment. She has been the owner and lead consultant of Opportunity Group Business Insights & Solutions since 2012. Karen has helped over 1000 businesses write business plans to start, grow, or exit their businesses. She also provides strategic advice to various boards including the Brockville & Area Food Bank and Victim Services of Leeds & Grenville. Karen is a Certified Work-Life Strategist whose passion is helping people by guiding them to see the opportunity in any situation.
Kimberley Halwas is Founder, Career Coach & Consultant at Infinity Career & Development Consulting and an Associate with Diversity World. She brings with her 15 years of combined coaching, consulting, and training experience, with specialties including career counselling, employment and retirement coaching, and workforce skills development. With a passion to empower others in recognizing their life and work goals, Kimberley embraces the spirit of mindfulness, self-discovery, and strength-based decision-making while incorporating creative solutions for individual and workforce goal setting. She is a member of Career Professionals of Canada, completed a Career / Employment Coach Certificate from University of Winnipeg, and became a certified Retirement Options Coach in 2019. Kimberley engages in a daily mindfulness practice and is a paddle board, yoga, and surf enthusiast. She embraces opportunities to travel and spend time with family and friends.
Ksenia Lazoukova is a dynamic Certified Work-Life Strategist. As an Employment Specialist at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, helping newcomers to Nova Scotia with their employment goals. In her past role as a Job Coach with Easter Seals Nova Scotia/New Leaf Enterprises, Ksenia provided a wide range of employment services to people with disabilities. Ksenia has over 14 years of experience serving people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Her passion is helping people of various backgrounds overcome multiple barriers, fulfill their life and career goals, and become more fully integrated into their communities.
Lysa Appleton is a seasoned leadership consultant and career and employment coach who is dedicated to helping high-performing professionals and industry leaders secure work that expresses their purpose, feeds their passion, and stretches their potential. She is also a certified Career Development Practitioner, and a certified Career Strategist and Employment Strategist with Career Professionals of Canada. Check out Lysa’s career story on her website and on LinkedIn.
Maureen McCann is a fierce advocate of career development, committed to preparing Canadians for the future of work. Founder of Promotion Career Solutions, she is one of Canada’s top executive résumé writers with 15-plus years’ experience teaching, mentoring, and facilitating career development. She is a senior board advisor to Career Professionals of Canada and an active member of both the Canadian Council for Career Development Outreach & Advocacy committee and the Canadian Career Development Foundation’s National Stakeholder Committee.
Rachael Maxcy is a Certified Career Strategist and the owner of Custom Coach Strategy in Vancouver, BC.
Stephanie Clark has earned her rank among North America’s top résumé services. Enhancing her innate talent for the written word with training in business communications, Stephanie is recognized as a Master Certified Résumé Strategist with Career Professionals of Canada, as well as a Master Resume Writer, conferred by Career Thought Leaders (US). Stephanie’s skill at capturing and communicating each client’s distinctiveness has revitalized more than 1500 job searches since 2007. You can find her work in Best Canadian Résumés and Best Canadian Cover Letters, Modernize Your Resume, and Expert Resumes & LinkedIn Profiles for Managers and Executives.
Tanya Kett is a Career Counsellor at McMaster University’s Student Success Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, where she supports students in their career and educational development. She specializes in the exploration of career options and further education opportunities, job search strategies, and employment coaching. Tanya is trained as a Career Development Practitioner, Certified Professional Coach, Certified Résumé Strategist (CRS), and earned her Masters of Education in Post-Secondary Studies in April 2020.
As a CPC News Contributor, you will write relevant, timely, interesting, and informative articles geared towards career professionals.
We welcome original content. Posts must be leading-edge; we primarily post informative content that is hard to find elsewhere. Content should be related to Canadian career, work-life, interview, employment, and or résumé strategy.
Your writing needs to be article-quality with fully proofed content – Canadian English grammar and spelling. We reserve the right to edit your posts as needed.
No sales pitches are allowed within your posts, but each post will include a short author bio for enhanced visibility.
If you are a CPC member, we’ll link your article back to your CPC member profile, which you can edit to include all your contact information, including a link to your website.
Responsibilities & Commitment:
- Research and write a minimum of one original-content News Feed article every month.
- Write timely, interesting, and informative articles geared towards career professionals.
- Focus content on Canadian résumé, work-life, interview, employment, and/or career strategy.
- Proofread content to ensure that it meets CPC specifications for grammar and style.
- Attribute / link to reference material and websites.
- Promote CPC membership, certifications, and courses.
- Discuss CPC’s initiatives, benefits, and programs.
- Disseminate promotional materials and themed content via social media.
All CPC members are welcome to contribute news articles for publication. However, only regular news contributors are listed here.
Are you a pro with the written word? Do you have a strong grasp of proper grammar and punctuation? If so, we would like to offer you the opportunity to edit our News Feed posts and Career Connections eNewsletter. You’ll get a sneak peek at all our articles before anyone else sees them.
Responsibilities & Commitment:
Responsibilities & Commitment:
- Proofread and edit the latest issue of Career Connections on a weekly basis.
- Proofread and edit one News Feed post per week. This is the post that will appear in the next edition of the Career Connections Newsletter.
CPC’s websites, careerprocanada.ca, careerprocanada.org, and careerprocourse.ca are the core of our virtual services and we are dedicated to making sure that the content is appropriate, spelling and grammar are correct, and that the structure is user-friendly. This volunteer role will allow you to support CPC while gaining a deeper understanding of our services, programs, and resources.
Responsibilities & Commitment:
- Proofread and edit new website pages as they are added.
- Review site pages on a regular basis.
- Suggest changes to content to ensure that they meet our standards for content and grammar.
- Recommend changes to structure and design to enhance marketability of CPC membership, courses, certifications, and programs.