Irene Roberts


My Clients Say...

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!
Kathleen T
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
Irene, 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!
Linda Lang
Irene Robert's is a trusted coach whose expertise I sought out in order to help me improve my skills as a conflict coach. As part of that, I conducted an EQ-i assessment which was very straightforward, followed by a personalized one on one session with Irene. The strategies that Irene provided with me not only helped improve my skills in managing and engaging with people, but also how to problem solve in an ever changing environment. Thanks to my session with Irene, I have extensively changed my problem solving approach. I now see myself more objectively. In the past, a distorted self-image prevented me from identifying areas that warranted improvement—a major stumbling block in my leadership growth and development. Irene quickly uncovered the problem and provided the tools I needed to understand how others perceive me. With my newly honed skills, I can adjust my actions and modify my behaviors for increasingly positive results. These indispensable lessons will serve me well at work and personally.
Gharam Mahfouz
Irene helped me get my career back on track. Finding the good job is hard, but Irene's advice and coaching made a huge difference. She took the time to understand what I was looking for and gave me all the tools I needed. And I have an amazing job today thanks to her!
Jonathan Lefebvre
Irene is skilled at her craft. She is knowledgeable, empathetic, and resourceful which helps to build trusting working relationships as well as provides her clients with the tools they need to navigate their challenges. She provided me with conflict coaching services, which resulted in the successful establishment of more harmonious working relationships with my colleagues. While I value this result, I value even more, our work together to define my EQ and identify my strengths and weaknesses, because it was through this that my world opened up and I became more in-tune with who I am and how I relate to those around me. I am ever grateful for my experience with Irene!
Cristina Wallace
Irene is an excellent career coach who was truly helpful throughout my career transition. Her guidance was tremendously insightful and valuable throughout the process, from considering options to preparation for interviews . Her supportive, calm and professional manner makes her a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend Irene to anyone seeking career coaching.
Andrea Ciemny
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