Hi. My name is Ian Christie and I’m a highly-experienced executive career consultant, career coach and personal branding specialist based in Vancouver Canada. Welcome and thank you for your interest in career change services.
I define career change as intentional efforts to make some form of shift either away from or towards a professional direction. Through career change services offered at Bold Career, I specialize in:
I founded the Bold Career Project, a Vancouver-based online career coaching and personal marketing firm in 2002. In addition to working with 1-1 with clients, I’ve created a number of online courses, ebooks, assessments and other resources to help experience professionals develop their careers.
I bring deep experience in the fields of personal marketing, career change, job search and transitions, self-employment, and senior recruitment. I am a passionate believer in the power of the individual to achieve great things. My professional background includes:
Ian helped me to take my rather unclear thoughts and ideas regarding my future career path and crystallize them into a realistic and achievable plan to move forward. His approach is straightforward, forthright and it is clear he has a good deal of experience in his field.
You are intentionally exploring what else is out there for you. Key questions include:
You have identified (or think you have) your career change target and need to support to get from here to there. Key issues include:
Your career change involves designing your own path or creating something from your unique set of interests and expertise. Key issues include:
My work is based on the premise that you have a set of professional assets and that there are natural target markets for what you do. As your career coach, I help you figure out both of these, develop strategy, and execute on branding, campaign approaches and personal marketing. For more transactional assignments (LinkedIn profile, resume, cover letter, interview coaching), I bring my extensive practical experience to bear to help you put your best foot forward. My style involves:
Note: The online platform is designed in course format and is available for sale separately.
How does it work? What is the process?
Each package has a set # of consulting hours that is applied to any of the following topics based on your needs and priorities.
How long does it take? It depends on four factors: my current load of pre-existing client commitments, your level of urgency, how much digging you need to do (and your availability) and how much consulting time we need. The process can be compressed to a few weeks or for some clients take a few months depending on their needs and availability.
What do I need to do? Career change is complex and involves self-discovery, exploration, learning and execution. We work together in partnership to achieve this.
What is your refund policy? You can request a full refund up to and including the first 30 minutes of the first consultation with no questions asked. I do not issue refunds beyond that point.
Working with Ian Christie of BoldCareer has proven to be one of the best decisions I have made in my professional career. With Ian’s assistance, I developed an understanding of my own skills and abilities, and I now feel empowered as I know how and to whom I can market my skills to achieve desired results. I was a very challenging client as I had extensive experience in a unique industry with seemingly little transference to other industries; particularly industries that provided the personal fit I so desperately sought. Ian facilitated a structured analysis and definition of my skills which we then packaged and used to approach targeted firms. As a result, I was offered exactly what I was looking for: a challenging position; working with exceptional people and technology; and, within an industry that I am passionate about. I recommend Ian to anyone who wants to take charge of their career and establish a trajectory that can create considerable personal and professional growth.