Integrative Career Counseling

  • I offer convenient online career, life and retirement coaching to clients globally.

    I assist my clients to:

    • successfully navigate career transitions 
    • build the foundations for a resilient career path
    • discover and integrate personal, life affirming solutions to stress and burnout
    • map out meaningful possibilities for retirement

    I invite you to try Integrated Career Counseling - a combination of career and life coaching from an experiential and existential psychological perspective. An existential coaching perspective focuses on your life, on your unique experiences, your diverse talents and capacities.

    I am committed to supporting, guiding and encouraging you through this personalized coaching process by helping you integrate and leverage your experiences, your evolving skills and what you value deeply to create customized and lasting solutions.

    My aim is to help you continue to move forward in your life with greater awareness, insight and perspective. The results of our work will enable you to combine what is possible with personally meaningful decisions and actions.

    To book an initial 20 minute conversation please contact me at brittmari@brittmarisykes.ca. I welcome any questions you may have and I look forward to speaking with you.

    I guide my clients in integrating and harmonizing their inner and public lives. By reflecting on personal values and aligning these values with their career aspirations and innate capacities, clients discover possibilities for themselves. This reinvigorates their ability to move forward with concrete actions to ensure that the work they create and devote themselves to, the collaborations they seek out and engage in, and the contributions they make to their specific fields or communities are meaningful, fulfilling and authentic representations of who they are.

    Britt-Mari Sykes PhD
    Existential Psychology
    Founder - Integrative Career Counseling

Editorials

  • Integrative Career Counseling: Working Contextually and Experientially

    08/25/2019

    In my practice, integrative career counseling is a hybrid of personal (existential) and career counseling. It is an approach to career counseling that takes into consideration the whole person. This includes considering an individual’s varied experiences and the influence and impact those experiences have had, and continue to have, on how an individual navigates, shapes and contributes to their life and work. An integrative approach takes into account a client’s values, it respects and highlights an individual’s unique way of being, personal expertise and capacities. An integrative approach looks at concurrent and overlapping issues that may impede or influence the direction and progress of a client’s desired outcome for career development or career change.

  • Can You Help Me Identify My Skill Set?

    08/25/2019

    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. Understanding how we work and being aware of our evolving personal skills is increasingly crucial.

    While some of our learned skills are 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. We leave out how we work.

The Interview

  • Mikaela Ray

    08/25/2019

    Mikaela Ray exudes vibrancy and fulfillment in her work. It combines her own personal experiences, values, professional capabilities with constant change, the environment, and the experiences of her clients. As she states, “In a profession like mine if I approach change with acceptance and excitement, I learn to love the subtle changes that occur”.

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