Re-imagining Career Services – Mid-career Transitions

Take your next career step by joining one of the few fully-funded programs in the country for mid-career employed Canadians. Continue working while experiencing this innovative career coaching framework.

Courses are offered online one evening per week and/or weekends and include:
  • Personality Dimensions
  • Managing Career Transitions
  • Dependable Strengths
  • Financial Management
  • Presenting Your Values
  • Networking and Mentorship
  • Thriving on the Job
  • Navigating Disruption in the Workplace      

Participants also receive one-to-one career counselling with certified career coaches to understand their contexts and opportunities. 

This opportunity begins for 20 participants from April to June. Participants who complete the program and provide feedback throughout the experience will receive a $450 ex gratia payment.



Naz G
Naz Gurbuz, CCDP

Our certified Career Coach Naz is an expert in helping people navigate career and life transitions. With extensive experience working with job seekers, career explorers, and working professionals, she has helped hundreds of individuals face diverse challenges. Her areas of specialization include career coaching, job development, curriculum design, mentoring, and workshop facilitation.

As a certified career and cross-cultural counsellor, she is well-equipped to assist foreign-trained professionals facing challenges related to immigration. Her expertise in goal setting, purposeful action, and strategic networking has helped many individuals overcome low self-confidence and professional relationship conflicts.

Committed to providing exceptional service, she is a member of various professional associations and stays current on the latest industry trends and best practices. Whether you're looking to explore your career options, develop new skills, or overcome obstacles in your professional life, she can help you achieve your goals at the 'Re-imagining Career Services – Mid-career Transitions' program.

Judi Huta, CCDP, CCW, RTC 

As a Child Care Worker, Certified Career Development Practitioner, and Certified in Reality Therapy /Control Theory, over the past 40 years Judi has had the honour and privilege of serving people of all ages and in different stages of their lives within social services, education and the employment sectors. 

The focus of her work for the past 20 years or so has been on employment and have had roles in leadership, group facilitation, career coaching, instruction, and curriculum development. Currently, she is an instructor at Douglas College in the Career Development Practitioner Program teaching Case Management and Career Development Practice and is a subcontractor for ETHOS Career Management Group serving WorkSafe clients. 

Always the eternal optimist who sees every experience as a life lesson, that all things matter, she is relentless in finding the reason or the “why” things happen. Judi believes once we know the ”why” then we can find the “how” - the best solutions.

Serving others is not a job, rather it is Judi's calling, her life’s purpose which she is as passionate about today as she was 40 years ago. Through actively engaging with each person, Judi supports their self-discovery to see new opportunities, and possibilities, and have renewed hope in creating a more fulfilling life and being part of a community.

Karen Begemann, M.Ed., CCDP

Karen is a Career Consultant in private practice, Work Matters Consulting, focused on assisting return-to-work parents to secure employment. She is a contract instructor with Douglas College in the Career Development Practice Certificate Program and provides consulting services in support of career development projects locally and nationally. Karen has an M.Ed in Counselling, training in career development and 20 years experience in a variety of roles within the non-profit sector including vocational counsellor, facilitator and senior manager. Karen has a passion for experiential learning to make learning fun, interactive and engaging. 



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April 2024

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