Kaylee Houde Calgary, Alberta
Career Coach, Life Coach, Business Coach
BComm, 5+ yrs HR experience, Erickson Certified Professional Coach
Are you currently unemployed and need to get back to work?
Do you lack clarity & confidence in your job search?
Do you struggle with what direction to go next in your career?
Maybe you are feeling stuck and dread going to work in the morning?
Let's change that! My career coaching model specializes in your job search journey and finding happiness in your career! We will decipher your values and purpose first so that you can build a personal brand that tells a cohesive and authentic story to employers or customers!
How? I combine coaching methodologies with a “selling yourself” attitude. This means while there is an opportunity to share, listen and grow, we will also get down to business and get your documents ready to tell your results-oriented story effectively to hiring managers and recruiters.
Career coaching can help you address the bigger question of “What is my end goal?” with your career choices and help you make step-changes to realign yourself with your purpose.
Specializing in everything from resumes and cover letters to finding your purpose. Pick from pre-packaged offerings or reach out for hourly rates and personalized plans.
> Erickson Certified Professional Coach (ECPC) inspiring individuals to find the potential within!
> BCom Human Resources graduate with a minor in Psychology
> 3+ years coaching and advising client groups of 400+ employees as an HR Generalist
> Job search guru who managed recruitment related projects at PepsiCo
> UBC's Career Fundamentals Teaching Assistant coaching students on job search best practices
I follow the Ericksonian principles of positive and solution-focused coaching, which allows you to find the answers within. Alternatively, job search tactics, fostered by my 5+ years of industry experience in Human Resources, will help you get noticed by hiring managers and recruiters. This two-pronged approach creates a flexible and tailored environment to help you reach your FULL potential!
13 reviews (0 verified) (5.0)
Diana, Information Professional, Calgary
I highly recommend Kaylee as a career coach! She created an enjoyable, highly personalized, goal-oriented experience. She went above and beyond what is expected in her role as a career coach and was very generous with her time. Collaborating with Kaylee has given me the tools and knowledge for growth and future success.
Gary, Project Engineer, Calgary
I had previously worked with Kaylee at the same company before so I was fully aware of her capabilities. Kaylee helped me get my outdated resume up to par and showed me a few tricks on applying for jobs. She was great - I would highly recommend her!
Roberta, Production Manager, Toronto
Kaylee is an unbelievably talented coach who is very personable and creative. Her knowledge and expertise in career mapping, resume development and idea generation makes her stand out from the rest. She is sensitive to individual and unique needs and adapts her work accordingly. She has been very valuable in providing ideas and resources in assisting in my career planning and transition. I highly recommend her services. She is an outstanding professional! Thank you Kaylee! You are AWESOME!!!
Roberta, Life Coach, Toronto
Kaylee is a rockstar when it comes to resume writing and formulating ideas. She knows how to get you thinking creatively and then bringing those creative thoughts down to concise, impactful, and clear statements. So helpful! Thank you, Kaylee.
Kathleen, Senior Production Assistant, San Francisco
Kaylee is friendly and passionate and her services are truly invaluable on the job search front! Kaylee really strives to help educate and coach to bridge that confusing and mysterious gap between employers and applicants. Her knowledge and global experience are superior and I personally feel safer knowing she's on my team. I would recommend her to anyone, 10/10!
Daniel, Business Owner & Company Director, Hong Kong
After being coached by Kaylee, my attitude about myself, my career and my business have shifted 180 degrees. I find myself returning to the same feelings and attitudes I had when I started my business, the courage to make and embrace change and to move forward by making choices that benefit me, not just looking out for everyone else. I would like to emphasize that Kaylee does not make decisions for me but instead has supported me to develop ways to deal with situations using my own knowledge and self-awareness, and she helped me to develop a concept for what I want my career to look like for the next 10 years of my life. I have come to regard Kaylee as a valued and highly skilled coach. She quickly pinpoints the crux of a situation and does not fail to leave me with helpful insights, ideas or questions to ponder. I can truly recommend Kaylee, anytime.
Anna, Leadership & Communications Specialist, Calgary
Even the most seasoned professionals can benefit from Kaylee's help. I have over 20 years of experience in my field and could not find a way of simplifying my own story in a way that would make sense to others: the 20-somethings who may be evaluating my profile for a shortlist; the non-academics with no patience for long explanations; the experts who need to choose someone outside their own field to assist their team. Kaylee's no-nonsense approach helped me cut to the chase, update the look and feel of my brand, and communicate more succinctly what makes me great at what I do. Kaylee is great at what she does - if you need resume help, you will get the results you're looking for.
Gillian, Marketing and Communications Advisor, Calgary
Kaylee is a great career coach! She not only focuses on helping you with the tactical pieces of the job search (your cover letter and resume), but she does a lot of work on your mindset to help you uncover your deepest desires so you can land a position that will be aligned with your ideal lifestyle. After working with her on my resume, I landed 4 interviews right away, and am able to be very strategic about what jobs I’m applying for to ensure they’ll be a match for my lifestyle, career goals, and values. I would definitely recommend working with her if you are needing help to achieve clarity on the direction you want to go with your career.
Michael, Plant Operator & Facilities Manager, Calgary
I collaborated with Kaylee to revamp my cover letter & resume and I must say that Kaylee is positively wonderful to work with, and I regret not working with her sooner! She was very motivating and with her help she pulled out the skills that I already had, and made my cover letter & resume shine! I feel significantly more confident going forward knowing that my documents clearly highlight & demonstrate my skills in a way that grabs the attention of readers. I would recommend Kaylee to anyone who is in transition! Great job Kaylee!!!
Henry, Finance Manager, Vancouver
A few years ago I was going through my own career transition. I was let go from a Finance Manager role at a car dealership in Vancouver, and wanted to transition to something bigger. I knew my resume was outdated. It was over three pages long and had nearly 30 years of both industry and entrepreneurial experience listed on it. Together, with Kaylee, we revamped my entire brand! I did not think it could be done, but we boiled my experience down to the critical two pages, created some white space, added a bit of color, and highlighted key skills using strong accomplishment statements. It was through Kaylee’s coaching that I was able to tailor my experiences to allow hiring managers to better see and understand my results. The next thing I knew, I was hired - I barely went another minute without a job!
Ruth, Sr. Business Analyst & Entrepreneur, Edmonton
When I first met Kaylee I knew by her questions she has a strong analytical mind and listens to understand what your job is and whether you like it or not. She is energetic and passionate.
Heidi, Engineer & Intellectual Property Specialist, Calgary
I was a fresh engineering graduate looking for my first full-time permanent position. Oil prices had hit rock bottom and the market was in the dumps which made finding a new grad position feel impossible. When I was finally contacted for an interview for a position in Vancouver, I knew I had to prepare by practicing my interview skills with someone who is experienced with recruiting and Kaylee was the first person I thought of. As a friend in the HR industry with a recruiting background, she did not let me down. She sat down with me for an hour to review practice questions and give me honest feedback that I was able to use in my actual interview. Because of Kaylee’s advice, I felt very confident going into the interview and knew how to present myself to the hiring manager and interview panel. As a result, I was hired! Kaylee is approachable, honest, and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Kaylee to anyone who is entering the job market or looking to refresh their job hunting and interview skills!
Rohan, Engineer & Sales Professional, Toronto
Kaylee is a Career Coaching Rockstar! I was a newcomer to Canada six months back and I thought I had a pretty good resume that would help me bag a job. Little did I know, my resume lacked the “oomph” that was required to capture the attention of potential hiring managers. Kaylee took my resume from pretty good to, “What a great looking resume,” which is word for word what a major recruiter told me. Kaylee’s deep edit of my resume and cover letter made me look fresh, attention-grabbing and told a terrific story in just two pages. Most importantly, her coaching on the summary section of the resume made it very easy for hiring managers to get the gist of my accomplishments and professional qualities in 10 seconds or less, which is all the time a resume typically gets in this day and age. You are either the candidate getting called for an interview or get tossed in the paper shredder. Kaylee went above and beyond to help me with my own career search. The worksheets she provided with her packages were very detailed in explaining what you should do to make your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd. She is cool, multi-talented, has the right experience for the industry and provides great advice about your career. Today, I have a good job because I was Kaylee’s client. Sign up with her and take your career to new heights.