Career Coaching Can Help You Discover Your Best Path Forward.

 

What Can A Career Coach Help Me With? 

A career coach will help you explore and define your professional career-related goals. Through gaining clarity on your personal values, mission and vision, and how they align with your current work situation, you will discover a personal career path to pursue.

What Qualifies You To Offer This Kind Of Help? 

I have worked a variety of careers spanning four decades, all with communications as the common thread. My broadcasting career spanned a decade and a half-dozen radio stations as an announcer and program director. I dabbled in movie extra work, improv and stand-up comedy during that period. 

Most of the past 30 years has been in the communications business, predominantly in media relations, often as a spokesperson. I also provided crisis communications advice to executives. During these three decades, I did side hustles as a narrator for radio and TV commercials. In this period, I completed a degree in Ministry and did some speaking on the side, including officiating weddings and funerals.

While the communication thread persisted, in 2016 it began to emphasize the listening component. I initiated my training to become a coach, completing my studies the following year. In 2018, I obtained my designation as Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In 2021, I received the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation. This involved 500 hours of coaching more than 70 clients, 129 hours of coach-specific training, 20 hours with a mentor coach and other continuing education credits.

In 2019, I was accepted at BetterUp, where I serve as a Fellow Coach, a Communication Specialist Coach and a Navigating Uncertainty Coach. BetterUp only selects eight percent of the applicants to join the BetterUp team of coaches.I’m happy to have been selected during my first round of interviews. 

What Are Sessions Like?

Sessions are via Zoom and are scheduled for 30 minutes, but can sometimes be up to 40 minutes in length. The emphasis is on you. You decide on what you want to work on. My role is to support you in reaching your desired outcomes. 

How Often Do We Meet? 

Weekly.

What Do You Charge To Work With Clients? 

Have a look at the various coaching options I offer here. 

What Kind Of Results Can I Expect? 

The people I work with are highly motivated for change. All my clients who sought a clear career path or a promotion with their current organization have been successful in obtaining it. I did not promise such results to them, nor can I to you. I am here to ask questions, challenge your thinking and support you in a safe and confidential space. Ultimately, you are responsible for creating your own decisions and results.

What If I Need Help With Soft Skills Like Communication Or Executive Presence? 

I’ve helped several of my clients with these challenges. Often, it’s fine-tuning these skills that can help you attain the competitive edge you’re looking for in your career. You can read more about my approach to executive presence here (link).

Do You Offer A Consultation To See If We’re A Good Fit? 

Of course! You’re welcome to book a Discovery Call on my calendar. This is informal and absolutely free of any obligation whatsoever. It’s an opportunity to get to know one another so I can gain an understanding of where you are and where you’d like to be.


 

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Coaching Testimonials

"As a tech employee, I struggled to gain influence in the workplace. Brent pushed me to reflect and increment my influence over time. But, most importantly, he challenged and level-set my own expectations. Without Brent’s metaphors, action steps, and grace, I would have continued to fumble around stressful interpersonal situations. Luckily, I didn’t. Coaching lent me the space to understand confounding variables that—ultimately—were more personal than I thought."

-- ANDREW, PRODUCT DESIGNER, SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANY

"Brent helped me work on myself and my career plans by being empathetic, asking the right questions and supporting me to make this journey at my own pace while also holding me accountable. I’ve made a lot of big strides towards gaining confidence through self-awareness and looking inwards at what I want my career roadmap to look like. Through our sessions together, I have achieved the goals that I set for myself and was also able to get visibility further into my future enabling me to continue working on myself and my career."

--V.S., FIRMWARE ENGINEER, SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANY

"The coaching has helped me practice reframing. The most important thing I have received from the coaching is support in a very stressful time. Having the weekly support of a coach where I can share without worry of judgement has provided an opportunity to verbalize problems and stressors so that I can start to resolve them.

It was really wonderful having a kind and compassionate person like Brent to talk to about work, the new projects, the new job, the new boss. Thank you for sharing your gift of coaching. I hope you know what a big difference it has made for me in these last 6 crazy months."

-- MICHELLE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

"With his motivating coaching style, Brent did a great job of helping me clarify the outcomes of each coaching conversation which helped me identify and take actions to achieve my objectives. Brent has great coaching presence and is a skilled listener. I really felt in partnership with Brent as a coach. Brent is a masterful coach, he is adept at helping his clients clarify what’s really important and take measured and practical steps toward achieving their desired outcomes."

-- A.M., PROJECT MANAGER, IT