Name: Jennifer Bouley
Occupation: Career Coach/Small Business Owner/ Bouley-Mak Consulting and Coaching
What’s a typical day like for you? My typical day is quite interesting and a lot of fun. I tend to get up early and work with clients I have in China. Then I move on to working with clients in Toronto, UK, Brazil, and USA. Lots of writing, networking, conferences, resumes, recruiting, career guidance for clients, managing a business, and working with my employees. I have designed my life to what I have always wanted. I work different hours depending on clients and their needs. I like it this way I can meet the needs of those I work for and myself at the same time. I always try and get some workout in the day and spend time with family and pets.
What in your life is really important to you? Well, I am married so this is most important; keeping a healthy home relationship is the base for any healthy life. Also taking care of myself I travel a lot and make sure to keep myself centred and health to help others. Seeing people who I work with succeed. People come to me for help with their careers so I want to help them in any way I can. My main clients are aged 18 to 40 and are looking to get ahead in their career. Growing my business is also important.
What would you like to be remembered for? Giving people the tools to live a good life and career. I have been in jobs that wore me down, I want the world to love their job.
What role does fashion play in your life? Big role, your clothes are your outward expression to the world.
What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective? The clothes fit me correctly, they have a variety or styles, with good fabric, nice designs, prints, and quality.
What do you have that you want to promote? I help you move your career forward! “Moving Your Career Forward!” is our slogan. I want to tell people that Career Coaches are out there to help young professionals. We are an new industry that has a high demand who have been through the trenches of our careers and came out preserving. People have SO MUCH talent that can get them the job they want that they don’t even think counts. While they say the resume is dying, at this point it is still the most important part of your job search. Knowing how to properly write a resume and commit to your personal vision of life can get you miles ahead. In North America we live in a place where the opportunities are limitless, so working with a career coach have really help you get yourself on the right path to achieving your goals.
Is there anything else we should know about you? I was a Social Worker before going in to Human Resources and have been working with the Anti-Human Trafficking movement since 2008. I am going to Thailand in January 2016 with an organization called Children’s Organization of South East Asia to set up an employment program. People used to tell me there is no way you will bring Social Work, Human Resources, and your work with Anti-Human Trafficking together. But I did. My whole point is NOTHING is impossible if you really want something you will always find a way to do it. You just need to collaborate with others and yourself!
Where can people find you on social media?
Meetup: West Toronto Career Professionals