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. As an ICF Associate Certified Coach, Certified Career Development Practitioner, Certified Career Management, and Executive Leadership Development Coach, my coaching process incites awareness, inspires change, and enables clients to gain clarity, and articulate their success stories through their career marketing documents and during interviews. The bottom line is that I help clients find satisfying careers and get hired FASTER!
For more than 15 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 the 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 also collaborated with 20 other women to compile and publish a book, 21 Resilient Women: Stories of Courage, Growth and Transformation. 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.
As a result of my work supporting the Canadian career industry, I have been the recipient of several awards and recognition, including Outstanding Canadian Career Leader (three times), and the 2018 Outstanding Interview Strategist award from Career Professionals of Canada. I received an Alumni of Distinction award from Conestoga College where I earned a post-graduate Certificate in Career Development and was nominated by the college for a 2021 Premier’s Award. In 2011 I was nominated for a Zonta Women of Achievement Award, and was twice nominated for an RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (2019 and 2020). I graduated from Ryerson University with a BA in Public Administration. I am also a founding advisory board member of Career Professionals of Canada.
I am a speaker, workshop facilitator and mentor, imparting advice and support to hundreds of career practitioners and individuals across 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 job seekers and new immigrants to Canada.
I have earned several certifications including ICF’s Associate Certified Coach, Certified Career Management Coach, Certified Executive Leadership Coach, Certified Career Development Practitioner, Certified Resume Strategist, Certified Career Transition Coach and Certified Work-Life Strategist. I am a member of the International Coach Federation, ICF Toronto Chapter, Career Professionals of Canada, and a former member of Forbes Coaches Council. I am also a former part time professor in the Faculty of Business at Sheridan College where I taught business communication, supervisory techniques and keyboarding to the Executive Administration group.
One of the highlights of my career was working with UNIFEM (now UN Women) in New York, an assignment that contributed tremendously to my ability to understand and work with people from different cultures. As a result of that experience, I am impassioned to elevate, encourage and empower women to find their voice, build confidence and advance their careers. In 2016, I launched the Let’s GROW Project, an initiative to offer one high-touch, high value coaching conversation to women.
A former part time professor in the Faculty of Business at Sheridan College, I taught business communication, supervisory techniques, and keyboarding to the Executive Administration group.
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.
Connect with me via email at daisy[at]thewrightcareer.com, LinkedIn, Twitter at @CareerTips2Go, and Instagram: daisywright_careercoach.
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 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
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