What employees are saying about this service

Career Navigation

Career Navigation and Transition consultations at UBC are a fantastic service, and represent the best part of working, learning and growing at UBC. My talks with Pooja were nurturing, challenging, refocusing and inspiring, and gave me what I needed to land on my feet.

-M. in Arts

Thanks for a great coaching session yesterday. I want to let you know that I find every single session we had hugely beneficial to my personal and professional development and I simply cannot express in words my gratitude. Last night when I reflected and wrote in my diary what I learned during our last session, I started to think about the feedback I received from two people at work on how much I grew professionally in the past year. I would not have accomplished all that without you!

-J. in IT

Pooja is very good at listening and providing practical career transition solutions. She connects as both a person and a professional and brings a depth of experience and understanding to her role. I can’t say enough about her.

-C. in Communications

Career Transition

I had the pleasure of working with Pooja throughout a recent career transition. Her kind and inquisitive approach created a safe space to explore my transition while aiding me in taking a more holistic approach to the situation. She aided me in pausing to take the time to truly grow from the experience and not merely push forward to the next job opportunity.

-E. in Enrollment Services

During the months of May, June and July 2015, I have worked with Pooja Khandelwal to help with career transition in the months preceding the end of my grant-funded project manager position in Microbiology and Immunology.

I would like to let you know that her services were most useful and that her compassionate, thorough and timely approach was most appreciated. Although I have mentioned my appreciation to Pooja, I also wanted her supervisors to know how pleased I was to have had the chance to work with her.

I was very happy to find out that UBC Human Resources could provide me with such efficient support. Thank you to you too.

-M. in Life Sciences

I was fortunate to have access to Pooja’s assistance during a career transition. Pooja is a positive person with a ‘work hard and good things will happen’ perspective. She guided me with honest feedback on my self-marketing materials, suggestions on how to improve my networking techniques, and recommendations on job applications I should consider. Pooja’s support pushed me beyond my comfort zone and enabled me to hone skills useful to a career transition and in life generally.

-G. in Governance

I recently had the pleasure of working with Pooja in planning a career transition. I really appreciated that Pooja takes a holistic and balanced approach in her coaching. This process helped me develop my own inner “compass”. I may not have landed my dream job quite yet, but thanks to her advice and support I now have a crystal clear vision of where I want to go and feel absolutely confident on my ability to get there. Thank you, Pooja!

-V. in IT

Recognition beyond UBC

This service was one of the five UBC coaching services that was awarded Honourable Mention for the International 2018 Prism Award. This is a prestigious honour from the International Coach Federation for businesses and organizations with coaching programs that fulfill rigorous professional standards, address key strategic goals, shape organizational culture and yield discernible and measurable positive impacts.