What Career Clinic Brought Me? Céline's Interview

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Jan 23, 2019
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Apr 5, 2021
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Find out how our Career Clinic has helped Céline develop her skills and move towards her professional goal.

As shared with you a few months ago, the Career Clinic was successfully launched in September 2016. Several pairs of coach/participant have been formed since then. Céline Jolivet is one of the participants.

Céline, a young entrepreneur

Originally from Lyon in France, Céline arrived in Canada 4 years ago. Having only a temporary work permit initially, it was actually difficult for her to find a job with Vancouverites employers. As a result, she decided to set up her own business: BnB Manager. Céline’s idea was to provide management services to people who wanted to rent their home for a short-term period. Later, she registered for the Career Clinic with Canada Talents to get more organized and develop her company.

Patrick, a passionate coach

Her coach, Patrick Gatien, is French Canadian and has gained valuable experience in different sales and marketing roles through the years for various industries and companies. He is very passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve success with their visions and businesses. Fun fact about Patrick: he is 2x Ironman Finisher!

What has come out of this participant/coach relationship?

Céine is telling us more about her professional objective and how she benefits from the clinic and her relationship with her coach, Patrick.

How long have you been a participant? 

Since the end of August 2016.

What was your professional objective when you started the program? 

Develop my business and find a better organization in my daily work tasks.

How far have you progressed since the beginning? 

I have a real better vision now, more methods and tools, and set up quantified goals that help me move forward step by step.

How is your relationship with your coach? 

Great! Patrick is awesome, a great listener and has a real understanding of the problem as an entrepreneur.

Did you develop any new skills in participating in the clinic? 

Yes, totally: follow up, write down goals, put numbers and also a vision (i.e. picture) on those goals, plan every step of a strategy of development up to 12 months, keep track, being more organized...

Once the clinic is done, would you like to stay in touch with your coach? 


Thank you, Céline, for sharing your experience with us!

If you think Career Clinic could also meet your needs or if you would like to become a coach, please visit our page or schedule a 15' call today with our team. We will be able to review your options together and see what is the best option for you. You will have the opportunity to ask all questions regarding our offers.

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What Career Clinic Brought Me? Céline's Interview

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