Hi. I'm Ian Christie, and I provide career transition services from Vancouver Canada to clients from around the world.

Career Transition Services & Programs

Career transition service packages are a comprehensive, personalized project that we engage in together to help you either prepare for a future move or make that next career move. For some clients, it is a form of job search, in other words, getting ready to compete for that next role. For other clients, a career pivot or career change is involved, which likely requires more time developing an understanding of what they're offering, identifying where they're going and connecting the dots with the target market.

My Approach

My speciality or approach really hinges on marketing. My client niche is people who are good at what they do, have a track record behind them, but who have a marketing gap between here and there. Typical clients include C-Level executives, Directors and VPs and Managers. However, I have worked with many, many different types of clients - from creatives to experienced technical staff, to business school students, etc.

Closing the Marketing Gap

What I find is that many talented and skilled people face a GAP in making desirable career changes or moving to the next level. That GAP is marketing based and includes:

  • How to make sense of their background and capture their value in an authentic and powerful way
  • Exploring what's next in their career
  • Defining best target markets
  • How to sell it verbally and on paper and putting together a powerful LinkedIn profile and resume
  • Devising strategies to reach the target market
  • Understanding the needs of target market to sharpen a persuasive value proposition
  • Raising profile and incoming leads through online means
  • How to package an offering, where there is something freelance / contracting concerned (including marketing collateral, if appropriate)
  • How to navigate the search campaign and manage the marketing cycles

This is my gift and what I do extremely well. So well, in fact, that I make my living working with 1-1 clients like you, writing, speaking, consulting and acting as an expert of these and related topics.

What's Included?

  • Career move programs are personalized consulting engagements involving our time and attention on your career transition project
  • We take a formal, but adaptive process, meaning what we focus on and our approach is tailored to your unique situation.
  • Our work can involve a combination of homework on your part, 1-1 meetings / consultations at key points in the process, we taking action on your behalf and our communications.
  • Our expert and experienced feedback, guidance, evaluation, ideas and advice as appropriate through the project.
  • An online platform with modules, online course material (video, lessons and downloadable workbooks) that underpin our work together. 

The Approach

Our 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, we 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), we bring my extensive practical experience to bear to help you put your best foot forward. Our approach is: 

  • A strategic and practical approach to your career development
  • A market-based and marketing focused approach to understanding and connecting the dots between your value and target markets
  • Champion and guide for designing a powerful professional journey

The following steps represent areas that we can work on. However, please note the following

  • Each career transition program is designed to take the client along the path to a specific distance. Each program has a set # of consulting hours. To work on all the following steps would involve the higher end packages. 
  • We focus on and emphasize what is important and needed for you. 

1] Situation Analysis & Goal Setting

2] Discovery of your unique professional value 

3] Exploration and analysis of target markets

4] Future planning, if undertaking a career change 

5] Target Value Proposition Development

6] Branding - LinkedIn: Design and delivery of a LinkedIn profile that you're proud of

7] Branding - Resume: Design and delivery of a Resume that you're proud of

8] Insights into Interviews with Prep / Practice

9] Networking Conversation Scripting / Practice

10] Recommendations on how to uncover the hidden opportunities

11] Custom cover letter development

12] Recommendations on Campaign Activities

13] LinkedIn - How to actually use LinkedIn to build profile, network and reputation

14] Executive Recruiter Insight / Approach Strategy

15] Opportunity Management

16] On-boarding / Setting-up for success once you're on the job

Career Move Service Packages

Bronze | Career Move Jumpstart
$600

Jump-start and plan your next career move | Diagnose gaps in your current transition strategy

Three hours of 1-1 career coaching & consulting with a Certified Coach

Three Online "market ready" training modules (Resume / Interview / LinkedIn)

Companion workbooks with practical, step-by-step exercises for each module

Silver | Market Ready Program
$1800

Situation: Job Search or Career Pivot. How market ready and effective are you? This service package is ideal for clients who have a relatively focused idea of their next professional step but who want to sharpen their strategy, marketing presentation and job market skills.

9 hours of Consulting & Coaching time flexibly applied to your unique situation

Topics: Value proposition | Target identification | Strategy | Coaching | Resume critique & co-editing | LinkedIn critique & co-editing | Resume / LinkedIn optimization | Cover letter co-editing | Mock interview practice

Four Online "market ready" Training Modules (Professional Assets Discovery / Resume / LinkedIn / Interview)

Companion workbooks with practical, step-by-step exercises for each module

Silver | Full Service Market Ready
$2500

Situation: Job Search or Career Pivot. How market ready and effective are you? This service package is ideal for clients who have a relatively focused idea of their next professional step but who want to sharpen their strategy, marketing presentation and job market skills.

5 hours of Consulting & Coaching time flexibly applied to your unique situation

Topics: Value proposition | Target identification | Strategy | Coaching | Resume critique & co-editing | LinkedIn critique & co-editing | Resume / LinkedIn optimization | Cover letter co-editing | Mock interview practice

Professionally-written Resume | LinkedIn Profile | 1 Cover Letter

Four Online "market ready" Training Modules (Professional Assets Discovery / Resume / LinkedIn / Interview)

Companion workbooks with practical, step-by-step exercises for each module

Gold | In-Depth Career Move
$3500

For career change Explorers or when you require more support both in preparing for and during your campaign, this is the ideal service package. Situation: Career Change / Pivot or In-Depth Job Search Support

9 hours of dedicated 1-1 consulting time (Meeting / Writing / Research) PLUS

Professionally-written Resume | LinkedIn Profile | 3 Cover Letters

Resume scoring & optimization for specific job opportunities

Coverage: Value | Exploration | Markets | Branding | Interviewing | Networking | LinkedIn strategy | Campaign Map | Opportunity Management

Access: Professional Value Course bundle | Why You Solution Course | Interview Course | Resume Course | LinkedIn Course

VIP | Full-Service Career Move Program
$4500

You're seeking a strategic partner to support your next career move

Approx. 12 hours of dedicated 1-1 consulting time PLUS

Timely phone support to navigate your live job opportunities (strategy, debrief, decision making)

Assessment: The Birkman Method - Signature Report & in-depth debrief

Professionally-written Resume | LinkedIn profile | 2 Cover Letters

Coverage: Value | Exploration | Markets | Branding | Interviewing | Networking | LinkedIn strategy | Campaign Map | Opportunity Management

Access: All available online programs

Process & FAQs

How does it work? What is the process? 

  1. Contact me to first explore if there is a mutual fit in working together and receive direction on the best service for your unique situation. 
  2. Complete your purchase by selecting the appropriate program above. You will receive an email receipt with onboarding instructions. 
  3. We will set you up to have the appropriate level of access to the client platform with course videos, workbooks, mind maps and other tools to support our work together. 
  4. We will arrange our first meeting either in-person or via Skype or phone.

How long does it take? 

It depends on four factors: your level of urgency, how much digging you need to do (and your availability) and which program selected. The Bronze program could be done in 10 days while the Deluxe could take months. 

What do I need to do? 

Career moves vary in complexity and might involve self-discovery, exploration, learning and execution. We work together in partnership to achieve this. My expectation of you is that you're ready to engage in the important work of figuring this out. 

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. However, unused fees will be returned to you should you elect to stop the process. 

Where do you serve clients?

I am based in Vancouver Canada. However, my clients are often remote and we work together via Skype, email, a private dropbox folder and my online platform. Across Canada (Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Victoria, etc.), the U.S. (Boston, New York, Chicago, Seattle, etc.) and international (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, London, Paris, Mexico City, etc.)

  • 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.
    Sean Ellickson, Director Commercial Management, Vancouver

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