Hi. I’m Ian Christie, and I lead the Bold Career Project. We provide expert career transition services & programs for mid & senior-level professionals from Vancouver Canada to clients from around the world.
Career transition services and programs are comprehensive, personalized projects 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 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.
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:
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.
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:
The following steps represent areas that we can work on. However, please note the following
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.
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.
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.
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 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.