Career Coaching

We help people Choose, Change, or Advance their Careers!

At The Essence Group, our professionally certified career coaches are passionate about your career success. We help you explore and discover the right career fit that complements your unique characteristics; a career that fits brings meaning and passion to your life because you love what you do.

  • Are you tired of feeling confused, stuck or suffering from lack of direction?
  • Are you dissatisfied in your current organization, current role or current career path?
  • If so, then our career counseling and coaching services are for you.

The Essence Group offers a unique blend of career counselling and coaching services that provides our clients with a comprehensive holistic approach to career success.  Together, we unlock your career Essence, by tapping into your unique set of traits, skills, knowledge and experience that only YOU bring to your professional life. We create your vision, set goals, develop an action plan, and work collaboratively to help you achieve your specific career aspirations.  Over the past 10 years we have successfully coached and placed hundreds of professionals in careers that match their passion, personality and interests.

Benefits Of Working With The Essence Group

  • Faster and Easier results with our proven coaching methodology, minimizing time spent unemployed or underemployed
  • Land a career that brings meaning and passion to your life, not just a job
  • Build confidence and define your value proposition
  • Make informed decisions about the evolution of your career.
  • Set goals and build a roadmap to achieve your career aspirations
  • Provide support, motivation and accountability to achieve results
  • Help you navigate through difficult career decisions

Our Coaching Methodology:

Our secret sauce is our belief that our clients hold their own answers and with our proven AEA coach approach we support you to Actualize your BE, Execute your DO to Achieve your HAVE.  

We offer five customizable one-on-one coaching programs designed to meet your desired results: 1) Career Choice; 2) Career Change; 3) Career Advancement; 4) Career Enrichment Coaching, and 5) Career Fundamentals.


 Career Choice – Identifying Your Ideal Career or Career Path

We help you determine an ideal career or career path that is right for you while empowering you to take the next steps forward.  Our program is delivered through 7 to 12 one-on-one coaching sessions (depending on your needs) as well as assessments, proprietary tools and resources:

  • Assess your skills, strengths, interests, passions, personality, and values
  • Understand your work style and preferences
  • Explore career possibilities that fit with your unique characteristics and then strategically narrow your options to the best choices
  • Feel confident to take the next steps towards your ideal career path

 Career Change – Landing Your Next Career Opportunity

Our coaching process helps you create and implement an effective job search strategy.  We help you build confidence, set clear targets, develop goals, create an action plan while teaching you the necessary skills to land your next career opportunity.  Our customizable program is delivered in 5 to 12 coaching sessions (depending on your needs):

  • Determine where you are now, where you want to go, and the right path to get you there
  • Assess your transferable skills, strengths, interests, passions, personality, and values
  • Understand your work style and preferences
  • Explore career possibilities that fit with your unique characteristics and then strategically narrow your options to the best choices
  • Develop and communicate your unique value proposition
  • Create an effective professional resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile
  • Analyze you determine where you are now, where you want to go, and the right path to get you there
  • Develop an effective job search strategy; interviewing, negotiating and networking skills
  • Shift your mindset to create success
  • Support through the job search process

 Career Advancement  Ongoing professional development

Whether you are considering a promotion, asking for a raise, or wanting to develop your leadership skills, our one-on-one coaching sessions are designed and customized to help you reach your personal and professional aspirations. 

Leadership Development – Bi-weekly one-on-one coaching sessions with a minimum 3-month commitment for maximum benefit.

 Career Enrichment Coaching – One-on-one sessions delivered on an as-needed basis to address a specific career issue, challenge or opportunity.

  • Overwhelming workload
  • Difficult boss or co-worker(s)
  • Conflict
  • Navigating politics
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Communication breakdown
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Changes in work or personal circumstances
  • Considering a new job role or opportunity

 Career Fundamentals – Additional Services

You have determined the career you want to pursue, let our career coaches help you implement your career plan with our customizable service offerings:

  • Research, Job Search & Networking Strategy – We help you expand your prospects and create an effective targeted job search and networking campaign.  Let us help you stand out from the crowd by creating your own lane and access the “hidden” job market.
  • Interview Preparation –  We help you feel more confident and prepared for interviews.  We cover how to excel at the different types of interviews and questioning techniques; presenting your experience in a confident, self-assured manner; preparing questions; reframing the interview process and providing valuable feedback
  • Salary Negotiations –We help you develop the strategy and confidence to negotiate a raise or effectively answer the salary question during the interview process.
  • Comprehensive Assessments – Real career success comes from tapping into your innate resources while eliminating barriers to success.  This includes analysis of core values, strengths, key interests, skills and personal barriers. (Includes Proprietary exercises, personality and skills assessment tools).
  • Resume Review – Is your resume not getting the results you want? Let us help you get your resume working for you.  We impart techniques to target your resume, get through online Applicant Tracking Systems and ace the 45 second resume scan to get noticed by key decision makers.
  • Professional Branding Package – Get noticed with one-on-one resume writing and branding services. We help you clarify your professional value and help you convey that message with a professionally written resume, cover letter, LinkedIn Bio and how to leverage social media).

Note:  Our coaching programs are supported by 15-minute laser telephone coaching sessions and unlimited email support in between sessions.

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  • Our sessions together go beyond my expectations. I have met with a couple of career coaches during my transition and I have to say that you are by far the best I have encountered. I leave our sessions feeling empowered (like an athlete) to accomplish my career aspirations.

    Jilczy Nelson-Mamani, PMP, P. Ag Project Management Consultant
  • Jacqueline helped me with maintaining focus and achieving short and long-term goals.  I loved how she challenged me to push myself in a way that allowed me to feel comfortable at the same time. She gave me a real sense of her personal desire to help me succeed. Jacqueline  helped me explore and understand  my personal trait giving me the tools to overcome things that I have struggled with for as long as I can remember.  I would recommend Jacqueline based on her unwavering commitment and openness. In addition, I saw a significant rise in my performance once we started working together, and have gained long term tools to help me in all my career goals.

    Nicky Speers Owner | World Town Cosmetics
  • I started working with Jacqueline during my job search in the summer of 2018. She put forward positions that would not only be a good fit based on my experience, but she went past that to get to know the culture of the companies and making sure it was a good fit for me. She was always available to answer questions and gave me detailed feedback quickly after my interviews. She was honest, fair, and I felt connected with her immediately. Once the offer was presented, she made sure that I had everything I required to start my new position. Jacqueline is truly is one of the best 🙂

    Wendy Harding Senior Business Analyst | iON United
  • Jacqueline did a great job, she is very enthusiastic and passionate.  Jacqueline always had my best interests in mind and advocated heavily on my behalf with her client. She takes a genuine interest in her candidates and their career progression.  It was a great pleasure to meet and work with Jacqueline.

    Adam Stephen Branch Manager | WSP Canada
  • Jacqueline is a professional who is passionate about her business. She maintains constant communication between her client and the candidate, taking care of both parties’ best interests. She has done a great job matching my profile with the company I am currently working for. I totally recommend her services!!

    Dayana Barberi Project Manager | Optimize Engineering
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