BIOGRAPHY


A networking maven whose books, columns and presentations have turned dreaded rubber chicken dinners into fun fairs with her spirited and humorous approach to building relationships that count.

COLLEEN CLARKE is a highly recognized career specialist, corporate trainer, and public speaker in the areas of career management and transition, communication and networking. For the past 18 years she has motivated, inspired and counseled thousands of groups and individuals to maximize their career potential. Colleen is also a certified Workplace Coach with the Adler Institute.

Colleen is a qualified Myers Briggs Typology Indicator 1 & 2, True Colors, Personality Dimensions and EQ-i 2.0 facilitator. She conducts seminars and assessment evaluations to groups and individuals, who want to improve their interpersonal relationships, build better and stronger teams and improve communication.

Author of Networking How to Build Relationships That Count and How to Get a Job and Keep It, so whether speaking or writing, Colleen insightfully and humorously shares with her audience the practical insights and “hands-on” approaches and techniques she has developed as a motivational leader.

Colleen was until recently, a weekly contributor to Workopolis.com. as a career and workplace columnist, after nine years as a career advice columnist, “Ask Colleen”, for Monster.ca. From 2000-2009 she had her own career and workplace column for the two Toronto commuter newspapers. Today, she is a monthly columnist for The Globe and Mail’s “Nine to Five” career column. Colleen is the Networking Guru for BizTV Canada. All articles and videos are available on this website.

Partial client list includes: Industrial Alliance, Canadian Payroll Association, CMA Ontario, CGA Ontario, AGF Management, Heineken, CIBC,BMO, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Scotiabank, Ridout & Maybee LLP, The Performance Institute(Arlington Virginia), The City of Toronto, Prologix, RP Graphics, Bell Canada, Guelph Police Service, University of Guelph, Centennial College, George Brown College, NRT Technology, etc and many associations, government ministries and municipalities.

Colleen has authored a chapter in ‘The Power of Mentoring’ book series with Brian Tracey, Zig Ziglar, Bob Proctor, Jim Rohm and other inspirational and knowledgeable professionals.

Benefits to working with Colleen:

To motivate, inspire and provide the necessary tools to manage and or build one’s career is our primary goal. We impart practical, workable “been there done that” information, resources and techniques that enable you to move forward in your career or work search.

In counseling and coaching sessions, our extensive and diversified resource base has individuals up and running and feeling empowered on day one. Training sessions are often “edu-taining” and delivered with applicable processes and “I can do this” inspirations.

Customization:

Flexibility of time and program emphasis is up to you. We develop training sessions and keynotes that meet your specific learning objectives, from half an hour to two days.

Resume sessions are minimally two hours long and in person. Email resume writing is also available to long distance clients.

Coaching sessions are usually 45 minutes to an hour and often conducted over the phone. Some people only need one visit while coaching clients are usually committed to the process for a minimum of three months.

Location:

Counseling and coaching sessions are held at our office in east Toronto, over the phone, by email or at your office. Workshops are usually conducted at a site selected by the client company, either on-site or at a hotel.