Professional Experience

Owner & Life Coach

Life's Like That
September 2013 – Present, Chilliwack BC

Encourage clients to become their best selves, to realize their dreams. My focus is happiness. Received IOS 9001 Life Coach Certification. Currently enrolled in the University of the Fraser Valley's business administration certificate program to better empower my clients regarding business and financial decisions.

Research Assistant

Brain Box Consulting, Research Design, Statistical Educational Consulting
2011-2013, Greater Vancouver Area

Completed statistical analysis under supervision, conducted research rch and had administration duties.

Consumer CounsellorStream Global Services

 2010-2011 Chilliwack BC

Counselled consumers about their rights and responsabilities.  Focus on conflict resolution and  financial education.  900 counselling hrs.

Field Interviewer/Phone InterviewerPremier Service, Inc.

2008-2010, Greater Vancouver Area

I conducted surveys and interviews, and collated data, on a variety of retail products that have an implication for substance dependency, for different North American corporations.


Masters Degree Practicum Student, Psychological Counsellor

Chilliwack Community Services
September 2007 – April 2008, (over 600 counselling hrs.), Chilliwack, BC

Worked with individuals, couples and groups. Focused on couples counselling, depression and substance abuse. Took part in psycho-educational groups focused on improving parenting skills.

UBC Health Science Dept Field InterviewerThe University of British Columbia

2003,  (conract position, 150 interview hrs. )greater vancouver area

Interviewed senior citizens for a research project on senior citizens health literacy (administered mental health status exams). This was a joint project between the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia.

The development and validation of measures of health literacy in different populations published November 2006

Youth Worker/Counsellor and Weekend Manager,Pathway House, Aldergrove

2002-2003, Aldergrove, (1728 counselling hrs)

Helped design and implement therapy with clients. Dispensed medication. Responsible for daily management of in house facility for juveniles suffering from psychiatric and behavioural problems in the ministry's care. Worked with social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists.

ESL Instructor & School Counsellor, Kids Club KoreaKids Club, Seoul

December 2001 – November 2002 (1 year) Seoul, South Korea

Taught English as a Second Language, developed and implemented curriculum. Acted as the school's counsellor (100 counselling hrs.) and implemented parenting mini-seminars, participated in continuing education seminars, taught kindergarten to grade 7.  

Youth Worker/Counsellor & House Manager, Spera Special Services

2001, (4320 counselling hrs.) Langley BC

Implemented behavioural therapy and managed daily operations for a facility for juveniles in the Ministry of Family Services care. Life skills coaching, substance abuse counselling, reproductive education.

Substance Abuse Counselling Certificate Practicum Student

Peardonville House Addictions Centre
July 2000 – October 2000 (200 counselling hrs.)Abbotsford BC

This is an in house addictions counselling facility for women. Group work and individual counselling. Family Systems Model.

Administrative Assistant, Student Union Society,University of the Fraser Valley

January 1996 – October 1996 (10 months) Student Union Society, Abbotsford BC campus

General administrative duties: took meeting minutes, reception, basic corispondance.

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