I’m Jill Culver, career coach to the disillusioned, the dissatisfied, and the downright depressed. Can I just state the obvious? You deserve to be happy at work!
Happiness, fulfillment and joy can and should apply to the hours between 9 to 5.
But for those of us who colour outside the lines and can’t comfortably fit into boxes (much less cubicles), it’s not easy.
Maybe you’ve found yourself at a career crossroads, struggling to make a decision about your next move. Maybe your values have shifted in response to the current wackiness of the world. Maybe your family situation has changed, and what made sense in the past no longer seems tolerable.
Or, perhaps, to quote The Dude, “New shit has come to light”, causing you to question your career choices and wonder what else is possible for you.
Or, maybe your work environment is toxic and it’s time to GTFO.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns that are clearly tied to your job situation, it can be especially hard to make decisions, set priorities, take action, or see a viable way forward. Having someone in your corner is crucial to move into a healthier reality.
Maybe you’ve tried taking online quizzes, asking for advice, trying out ideas (apprentice cheesemaker? Dogsitter to the stars? Professional lizard tamer?) but nothing seems to land.
Quiz results don’t reflect your background, strengths, fears, and unique situation. Most advice is geared toward climbing the corporate ladder (shudder).
The fact is: You are an unconventional person who requires an unconventional approach to figuring it out.
That unconventional approach is my specialty.
My holistic, systemic and bespoke approach to career exploration evolved from helping folks like you (and me).
Drawing on my background as a therapist, I’ll work with you to explore the path that got you here, the stories and beliefs that might (or might not) be holding you back from vocational bliss, and the best way to support you in moving confidently towards your dreams.
My background as a Social Worker gives me an acute awareness of how your environment affects your life, how your story influences your choices, and the challenges of changing both.
And, as a trained coach, I am future-focused and can work alongside you to set goals, strategize, and gently move beyond your comfort zone (where all the good stuff is!).
This work can get heavy.
We may talk about hopes, dreams, disappointments, fears, and the shit that happened to push you farther from your authentic self.
I am trauma-informed, overtly feminist, and firmly believe that you don’t have to sell your soul to make a living.
If that sounds like a fit, let’s connect.
Click the button to schedule a free 15-minute intro call to make sure this is a fit for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does career coaching work?
It’s actually pretty easy. I charge by the session and offer a complimentary 15-minute conversation to answer your questions and make sure we are a good fit. Some people get what they need in a 50-minute conversation. Others book every week or so to get the results that they need. Most clients find that 4-6 sessions are enough to figure it out and move forward with confidence and clarity.
I work online only by Zoom or over the phone.
Do you work with clients from Canada only?
As a career coach, I work with clients from all over the world, including the United States.
Will my extended benefits cover career counselling?
I am a Registered Social Worker in Ontario and in British Columbia Canada. Many benefit plans cover my services in those provinces. Please check with your benefits provider or Human Resources department. I am unable to direct bill but will provide you with a receipt with my registration number to submit for reimbursement.
I am able to direct bill the First Nations Health Authority and Medavie Blue Cross (Veterans Affairs Canada) with prior approval.
What are your qualifications?
- Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of British Columbia.
- Certified Life Coach through the Transformation Academy.
- Certified in the Hope-Action Theory of Career Development
- Masterclass in Career Coaching through University of British Columbia
- Devour everything I can get my hands on about career change and coaching
- Private Practice Therapist at Jill Culver Counselling
Do you provide workshops, facilitation or consultation to organizations?
Sure do! Email me and we can discuss the possibilities.
What are your rates?
I currently charge $175.00 for a 50-minute session.
Will you help me with my resume?
I am able to provide resume suggestions for current clients. However, this is not my best thing. I can recommend an excellent professional resume specialist who can work with you if you are interested.
How do I book a session?
How do I book a complimentary initial 15-minute conversation?
Need more information?
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