“Irene has been an inspiration to me. She asked all the right questions at the right time to help me solve the most awkward situations that I had no idea how to handle. It was a revelation to me that she could do it so easily and quickly. I have told so many people about how she has made such a wonderful contribution to my life. She amazes me.”
~ Marion Zarkadas
“Irene was referred to me by a mentor and although I was somewhat confused by what the differences and/or similarities would be with a mentor versus a coach, one session with Irene put me on the right path - literally. Irene's blend of experience, empathy, insightfulness and knowledge were exactly what I needed for me to: (1) visualize what I wanted for my career, (2) identify the next steps in getting there; (3) spot the obstacles and determine how I would address them; and (4) feel confident that I was doing the right thing.
While our focus has been primarily on professional coaching, her methodologies are inherently holistic and profoundly insightful on a personal level. I keep my action plan close by at all times and use them as my centre should I veer off course in between sessions - they are both a source of reference and of reassurance. Irene is truly a gem to work with and I would, without hesitation, highly recommend her services”
~ Sherry S
“When I met Irene I had just decided to make another move at work. I had relocated from Toronto to Ottawa and had changed jobs 3 times in the past 3.5 years. I was feeling unhappy, restless and unmotivated. In addition, I was trying to complete my PhD and struggling to prioritize the seemingly never ending responsibilities that my academic and work lives continued to put on my plate.
Irene helped me to focus my attention on identifying what direction I really wanted to take regarding my career, while also helping me to see how some of the things that I had been doing were actually working against my ability to make progress in that direction. In the short-period of time that I worked with Irene, she helped me to more clearly identify my career objectives and to develop a strategy that would help me to achieve those goals.
Now, I have a strategy and feel that I have started to move forward on some of those things that had been challenging my ability to make decisions and progress. I am more focused on my desired outcomes, my motivation is returning and I am achieving more. Irene has helped me learn how I can continue to move forward, even when I feel like I don’t have all the pieces of the master plan!
Irene Roberts is excellent as a career coach – from helping with career goal assessment, information gathering to resume building. However, what was most important to me as a client was her genuine warmth, patience and great personality. She tailored the coaching sessions to my personality and suggested strategies that were very relevant to my situation. She has had an exemplary career in the public service which has given her a wealth of real-life practical experience to draw from. I ultimately made the decision to upgrade my education despite initial hesitations – this may not have happened without Irene’s presence and influence in my life. I would definitely send my friends her way.”
~ Ketevan C
Thank you for helping me step more fully into the dream regarding my career path. You have not only helped me clarify it, but to also to own it. I feel much more confident as I move forward. Your insight and skill at keeping me focused is greatly appreciated!