“Hi Daisy, I have accepted a position at York University – Lassonde School of Engineering as Director of IT…Will be joining next week. Thanks for all your support and attention.”
I am Daisy Wright, Founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at The Wright Career Solution. Executives, managers and professionals hire me to help them stand out from their competitors and attract the right job or career opportunity. My coaching process incites awareness, inspires change and enables clients to gain clarity, articulate success stories and showcase their genius through their career marketing documents. Bottom line, I help clients find satisfying careers and get hired FASTER!
For more than 10 years, I have been collaborating with executives, managers and mid-career professionals on their career journey: guiding them in the “Wright” direction. Specializing in career coaching, resume development, and mock interviews, I also create and deliver workshops to diverse audiences.
I am a speaker, trainer, mentor and career storyteller, imparting advice and support to hundreds of career practitioners and individuals entering the Canadian, US and International labour markets. Considered a subject matter expert, I have been widely quoted in The Globe and Mail and Toronto Sun, other media outlets, as well as career journals. For two years I was the Career Advisor for The Link, a program on CBC’s Radio Canada International, offering advice to new immigrants to Canada.
I am member of International Coach Federation, Career Professionals of Canada, and have been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.
“I hired Daisy while I was considering a career shift to another position. Through an unexpected turn of events, I ended having two opportunities open up, and had to choose between two very good offers. Working with Daisy, I was able to really crystallize my core values and objectives, and make a decision confidently. Daisy also helped me in affirming my value so that I could assertively – and successfully – negotiate a compensation model I’m very happy with. Sensible, down-to-earth, and savvy, Daisy “gets it”. Considering how quickly career decisions add up professionally, financially, and emotionally, for me it was a no-brainer to invest in good advice.” DK
Author of two books, No Canadian Experience, Eh?A Career Success Guide for New Immigrants (a Canadian best seller in the Job Hunting genre), and Tell Stories, Get Hired, An Innovative Strategies to Land Your Next Job and Advance Your Career, I have also contributed to more than 10 career and resume books including: Interview Magic, Expert Resumes for Baby Boomers, Same-Day Resume, No-Nonsense Cover Letters, the Quick Resume and Cover Letter, Resumes for the Rest of Us and No-Nonsense Job Interviews. I have also been featured in the Spotlight on Communicators section of the college textbook Business Communication: Product & Process, an edition that includes Oprah Winfrey, Colin Powell, Diane Sawyer and Michael Dell.
My corporate background includes a stint with the United Nations (formerly UNIFEM, now UNWomen), in New York, an assignment that contributed tremendously to my ability to understand and work with people from a variety of cultures. I am also a former instructor in the Faculty of Business at Sheridan College where taught taught Business Communication and other courses to the Executive Administration group.
I am a founding member of Career Professionals of Canada, an advisory board member, and a Certified Resume Strategist. As a result of my work supporting the Canadian career industry, I received CPC’s highest recognition – Outstanding Canadian Career Leader (twice), and the Executive Director’s award as Outstanding Volunteer Contributor. My other accomplishments include recipient of the Alumni of Distinction award from Conestoga College, where I pursued the Post-graduate Diploma in Career Development. I was also a nominee for a 2011 Zonta Women of Achievement Award. I hold a BA from Ryerson University.
The Executive Director cited at the time, “Daisy Wright was twice nominated and awarded the prestigious Outstanding Canadian Career Leader Award from Career Professionals of Canada for two very important reasons: She has proactively contributed to establishing Canadian resume writing as a viable leader in a largely dominated US market. She has also significantly influenced the Canadian marketplace through numerous high-profile volunteer activities.”
Placing a high value on continuous professional development, I lead by example. My clients are aware that I regularly attend industry conferences and workshops, participate in webinars and networking activities, and maintain membership in professional organizations.
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