Kerri Twigg

Career Coach | Job Search Strategist


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

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

Stories + Job Search Strategy.

So You Wanna Know About Me?


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

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 the work.

That’s what I help you with.  I help you figure out your current career brand (through deep listening),  your ideal role (or client) and what career stories to tell to land the work.  And we do this with individual attention on you, your values and experiences.

I don’t tell everyone this, but I am allergic to formulas that make you look like everyone else. You’re more interesting than that.

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.

What I Do


I help people to figure out what makes them awesome and how that helps their career.  We get clarity on their career story, update their resume/LinkedIn and networking scripts + develop a personalized job search strategy.

I come to coaching with the view that you already know yourself and your strengths better than I can ever know. But, my process and ability to see the awesomeness in you, help you to see it too. My most popular program is Stories and Strategy

I teach resume writing and job search strategy at the University of Winnipeg.

I 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
  • the moon

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 make it happen.

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.

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.

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