About Us

about us

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Our Goal is to help you unlock your life's passion.

With a seasoned team of individuals with practical experience in both Coaching and Career recruitment.  After 20 years in the employment industry, Susan McKechnie was observing one constant. New Post secondary grads are not prepared for the changing Workforce. As a certified Career Counselor, Susan began to realize that 1 in 4 post secondary grads were working in unskilled labor and just in the GTA there is 29% unemployment for 24-34 year olds. When she questioned guidance counselors in High Schools the answer was they need support since they did not have enough time to spend with students with all of the other challenging issues that they were dealing with. The answer from College and University counselors was that they are seeing 75% of first year students either dropping out or changing majors.

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FAQ's - How Does this All Work?

When thinking about Career Coaching or Career Development, the analogy that we can easily think of (living in Canada) is thinking about ourselves or our children playing hockey. When we were children we might have played street hockey, we might have played with our mom or dad, or we might have played on our backyard rink or pond.  But ONLY when we put our uniform on and laced up our skates in the hockey arena under the guidance of our coaches did we get a true appreciation for the game.  We were able to be voyeurs and watch our hockey heroes play on the TV and we had wonderful opportunity to review lots of data associated with the game we might have come to love.

Our coach was there to show us the path, to teach us about the rules, to encourage us to complete the skill development drills, to remind us along the journey of what it would take to get to the next level of our own game. Our coach was there to show us what it took to be a potential "hockey player"

If we now substitute the word "Accountant" or "Radiologist", or "Nurse" in place of potential hockey player - who is there to show us the way?  Is it a teacher?  Are they an accountant or radiologist, so that they can show us the way?  Is it our mother or father who are bricklayers and electricians?  Will they coach us down the path?

The answer is far more complex.  Our team is committed to assisting so that the correct path can be identified and pursued.

There are many questions and assumptions.  Like anything in life a well organized plan just makes things work more smoothly.

benefits

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benefits for coaching candidates

Our personal coaching programs provide our customers with an invaluable personal, objective, professionally facilitated "ROADMAP".  Customers see real value in our professionalism, our objectivity and our candidness.

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benefits for Young People

Young people are surrounded by well intentioned adults, teachers, counsellors, and relatives.  Our team looks to augment that team and support the aspirations of the young individual in a nurturing but realistic manner.  Our team is seasoned in the global business community, and they bring this experience to their coaching and mentoring.

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benefits for parents

A child leaving or pursuing post secondary pursuits places great stress on parents.  Our objective is to work with you, to formulate a realistic, achievable roadmap for your loved ones, and to facilitate their achievement of defined goals that they set out.

Parents are often the most significant beneficiaries of our coaching programs.

Our Leadership Team:

  • Mario Kovacevic

    Mario Kovacevic is the Managing Partner of the Parent Company behind Fresh Careers and provides business…

  • Susan McKechnie

    Susan has been working with organizations and helping to identify corporate talent since the late 1990's  as…

Our values

  • About Us – Why We Do What We Do?
    After 20 years in the employment industry, Susan McKechnie was observing one constant. New Post secondary grads are not prepared for the changing Workforce. As a certified Career Counselor, Susan began to realize that 1 in 4 post secondary grads were working in...
  • Workshops
    Workshops focus on: Motivation Goal Setting and Communication Stress and Organization Personal Leadership in the 21st Century Navigating the Post Secondary Process   Call us to find out how your school or group could benefit from these sessions.  Connect with us at email:...