Career Coaching & Consulting Team

Ian Christie – CEO

Ian Christie - The Bold Career Project

I am a Vancouver Canada – based Career Coach and Executive Career Consultant and founder of the Bold Career Project, a leading provider of career consulting, career coaching, online courses for the executive, leadership and senior professional market. A two-time entrepreneur, former senior director at, and former retained executive search consultant and former head of graduate career services for a global top 100 business school, I bring deep experience in the fields of personal marketing, careers, self-employment, and senior recruitment, and a passionate believer in the power of the individual to achieve great things. Learn more about my background here.

Wendy Mann – Career Coach & Career Consultant

Wendy Mann - Bold Career Coach - Career Coach

I am a certified career coach, ICF credentialed member and EQ assessment practitioner. I am passionate about supporting professionals in all stages of their career to achieve greater fulfillment in their life and work. In addition to working with mid-career client transitions at Bold Career Project , I work with UBC’s Sauder School of Business MBA and Alumni populations to provide 1:1 coaching, career growth strategies and exploration of new career paths.  I bring over 20 years’ prior experience as a sales director in the private sector with organizations such as American Express and Apple.

Veronica Widmer – Career Coach & Career Consultant

Veronica Widmer - Bold Career - Career Coach

I am thrilled to be partnering on the Bold Career Project with such a talented team of colleagues.  I really enjoy supporting mid-career clients of diverse professional backgrounds as they explore next career steps, whether internal or external from their existing organization. Snapshots from my professional background include career management coaching with the UBC Sauder School of Business, as an outplacement consultant at The Focus Group/ Career Partners International and the YWCA.

I have continuously focused on self-improvement through learning.  I graduated from the Sauder School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce degree specialization in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Simon Fraser University specializing in Management and Organizational Studies.  Additionally, in 2014, I was selected to be a coach intern with Coaching@UBC, a program that trains and provides professional coaches to all staff at UBC.  Through this program, I completed a certificate in organizational coaching through UBC Continuing Studies and completed the criteria to become a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation.  The certification process is quite rigorous and verifies that I have completed hundreds of hours of coaching (currently over 900 hours).

Most recently, I have been recertified on the use of Birkman Method, an amazing tool used widely for career and leadership development.  Another powerful tool I have been certified to use is the emotional intelligence assessment by Roche Martin (Emotional Capital Report) including 360. Depending on the client, use of an assessment can very quickly focus career related priorities.

Since 2005, I have been collaborating with a diverse set of clients through their individual career transitions.  These transitions have not only included building the practical tool kit (including resume, LinkedIn, cover letter and interviewing techniques) but also reflecting on the critical part of job fit based on interests, skills, values and strengths.


Elena Giorgetti – Career Coach & Consultant

I am a certified career coach, with an ACC credential from ICF and a Certified Organizational Coach from the University of British Columbia. I am also a certified EQ assessment practitioner. 

I started my career as a recruiter in a Fortune 500 global consulting firm and worked in both Europe and North America. In addition, I bring more than 10 years of experience as a Career Coach with one of Canada’s top business schools. My experience as both a recruitment insider and as a career development specialist enables me to offer a unique blend of support and guidance to the clients I work with.

I am passionate about the work I do and I am recognized for my empathy, spontaneous sense of humour and goal-oriented approach.