Welcome

  • I help clients create personally empowered solutions to career transition, burnout and building meaningful careers. I offer my clients a customized, affirming and holistic approach to career counseling.

    Single session and multi-session packages in career counseling and career development are available. Start with a free 30 minute consultation. To book a consultation please contact me at brittmari@brittmarisykes.ca. I look forward to hearing from you.

    “Individually we want to be actively engaged in creating and constructing our lives and careers. We are also relational beings, we experience meaning and a sense of connection through collaboration and being engaged with others and the world around us. We are motivated to contribute to our families, to our work and the communities we are part of as this gives us an energized feeling of purpose and value. Ideally, we want our aspirations, values, passions, interests, personality, education and unique experiences to be aligned with our work lives. This alignment or congruence is experienced as "best fit", as personally authentic, more importantly it is the key to fulfillment and enriches our career path(s)”.

    Britt-Mari Sykes PhD
    Existential Psychology
    Integrative Career Counseling

Editorials

  • Can You Help Me Identify My Skill Set?

    05/16/2018

    This is a very common question clients ask at the outset whether they are young students beginning a process of career development or individuals navigating career transition. We often identify skills with the learned skills of a specific job or profession. Learned skills are, however, only one small part of the equation. While some of them may be transferable, the real skill lies in identifying, describing and putting into action your personal and unique skill set. It is literally a different skill! To limit our expertise, talents and capacities to the narrow lens of the learned skills of a specific job, role or task puts the emphasis on functional requirements and omits personal engagement. We leave out our innate skills, our active engagement in and with the job, our personal growth, our contribution, what we learned from our experiences or the overall meaning and value a job or role had for us.

The Interview

  • Marie-Claude Lessard

    03/27/2018

    Our careers and professional lives grow, expand and shift. This movement, aided in part by our unique and accumulated experiences, adds depth and perspective to our interests, talents and contributions. Marie-Claude (MC) Lessard is no exception as she reflects on the developments in her professional journey. As she states, “I feel my professional and personal lives seem to be merging in a most uplifting manner”.

Testimonials

  • Working with Britt-Mari was one of the most powerful and fulfilling personal and career experiences I have had the privilege of going through. Britt Mari has an ability to guide you into your inner world in a manner that enables you to...

    A.Were - Nairobi, Kenya