While some companies have adopted ‘no reference’ policies, there’s little to stop managers from providing personal opinions
Nov 04, 2014
Typically used by creative types, a portfolio can showcase your best work – no matter your field
Sep 26, 2014
Between employers that went bust and incompetent bosses, I am starting to feel doomed
Aug 26, 2014
When confronted with a choice, weigh your potential regrets in the equation
Aug 01, 2014
Few at my firm like the work and several have advised me to switch career tracks while I still can
May 08, 2014
Parents who network or go to interviews for their adult children are just keeping them dependent
Apr 01, 2014
My company won’t promote me but I’ve been very successful
Mar 27, 2014
I know five languages but I need guidance as to what career would be best for me
Feb 20, 2014
I’m ready for a change but I may not be able to find a job that pays as well
Dec 17, 2013
Even HR isn’t paying attention to my complaints. What should I do?
Dec 09, 2013
Eileen is a certified coach and general manager for McRae Inc., an outplacement and career coaching firm located in Calgary. Specializing in career transition and enrichment, her practice encompasses career development and renewal, helping her clients to embrace opportunities to redefine career objectives aligned with personal goals and expectations.
Combining coaching with her additional skills in mediation, negotiation and communications, Eileen provides clients with balanced perspectives that help them realize their opportunities and potential.
Professionally trained and certified as a coach through the International Coaches Federation and having additional training in mediation and negotiation, Eileen spent 15 years as a communications professional, providing counsel to senior-level management and internal teams.
Eileen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a diploma in Corporate Communications and a university certificate in Strategic Management. She is a member of the International Coaches Federation, the Calgary Association of Professional Coaches and the Human Resources Institute of Alberta. She is also a periodic contributor to The Globe and Mail, Calgary Herald, QR77 and other Post Media and Corus news outlets, as well as a presenter at various organizations for workplace and career issues.
Committed to leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle, Eileen practices hot yoga and enjoys cycling, music, cooking and entertaining with her husband and two young daughters.