Kerri Twigg

Career Transition Coach | Job Search Strategist | Certified Resume Strategist 


I’m Kerri Twigg. I help people to use their stories to transition into ideal work.

And if they don’t know what kind of work, I help with that too.

Stories + Career Transitions

So You Wanna Know About Me?


I help people all over the world to use their stories to grow their careers, whether they aim for a “job-job” or owning their own business.  And, if you’re not sure what kind of work, I help with that too. Stories + Career Transitions.

As the Future of Work emerges, we need a new way to navigate and exist in our careers. The old way of finding one place, getting a pension and security is gone. This is an exciting time to be alive and show what we can do. Our career story is the most important work to know as employees and business owners.

You have a big dream about the work you could be doing. I’d love to help you land it.

These days, growing your career requires a career brand. People who can share their strengths through compelling stories, on paper, online, and in-person land ideal work.

I have been helping people find and share their stories with confidence for nearly 20 years, 7 in the career management sector. I love this work.

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What I Do


I help people to figure out their career stories and how to share them through 1:1 coaching, classes, and workshops.

I specialize in helping people to see their awesome and how to communicate that to other people in person, as well as on their resume and LinkedIn. I mainly work in career transitions, helping people change careers to a new sector without losing money or integrity.  We get clarity on your career story, figure out what work is ideal for you, and then upgrade all your networking intros, resume, LinkedIn profile, and strategy to support the career transition.

I also support businesses as they restructure or downsize. I help support their employees who experience change or job loss.

My influences include:

  • theatre
  • community development
  • humane education
  • social practice artists
  • playwriting

All of that might sound soft and romantic, I am wired for action. I am wired to help you to see which parts of your story matter, how they inform the kind of work you were meant for, and then, even more importantly, how to build a plan to successfully navigate a career transition.

You have a big dream about the work you want to be doing. And, it is time to start.

You have a big dream about the work you want to be doing. It is time to start doing it. 

Why Job Search Strategy?


I value the part of my work where I get to help people figure out what work they were meant to do. And I know that is life-changing. Some people come to me just for that clarity.

But, the truth is, I love the strategy piece too.

The strategy is where we get to take your big career dream and make it happen.  We do the resume. We make you look awesome on LinkedIn. You know what you’ll say in an interview. And you know exactly what to say when you’re out networking. This is the action part.

Here’s why: knowing your big dream and landing your big dream are two different things. I want you to have both.

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Work Experience


A few highlights as Founder of Career Stories Consulting

Before I worked for myself I was a drama educator and playwright. More than any of the jobs listed below, this was my most important work.

I spent years teaching people how to feel comfortable being and expressing themselves and writing plays. So much of my coaching work comes from theatre and plays. This work didn’t always pay all my bills so I had these day jobs too:

  • the Career Development Project Manager for New Professionals Network with the Government of Manitoba (Gov’t Manitoba 2016 – 2018)
  • a Career Transition Consultant at an HR firm (specialist in resumes!) (People First, 2013 – 2016)
  • expanding a community arts program & expanding programs (Art City, 2011 – 2013)
  • helping to reduce GHG emissions and bring the community together (Sustainable South Osborne, 2010 – 2011)
  • doubling the revenue of art appreciation tours and classes (Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2008 – 2009)

 

Education Credentials


I have a B.A in Theatre and Film, a Masters in Education and an HR Certificate.

I am a Certified Resume Strategist.

I am in training to be a Certified Mindfulness Teacher through (Unified Mindfulness)

I am a member of the Career Professionals of Canada and Manitoba Association for Career Development.

Blog

How to Find Your Career Story

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