Authentic Career Retreat Weekly (March, 2017)
Authentic Career Retreat Weekly (March, 2017)

Authentic Career Retreat Weekly (March, 2017)

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Innovation Guelph

111 Farquhar Street

Guelph, ON N1H 4E6


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The Authentic Career Retreat (7 Weekly Sessions) 

NB This is a weekly format consisting of 7 weeks on Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm. The weekly method offers time for reflection to map out your next steps. Intensive weekend formats are available offers  the same content in an intense learning format to expedite your search.

Design the Career and Life That You Choose to Lead 

This Retreat  deals with issues ranging from how to find and experience meaninful work to how to network and get an interview.

  • Create a career and a life worth living -- A life with meaning and happiness and job that you look forward to going to each day.

  • Get clear on your career direction

  • Devise the right strategy for your search to get leads on the positions you target

  • Connect with industry professionals in your field

  • Tailor your resume to stand out from the crowd to land interviews

  • Stay motivated throughout your search with new connections in the Career Aviators Community

Who should attend?

This programme is designed to meet the needs of experienced professionals, those in a position of responsibility and new graduates who are :

  • Planning career transition

  • Starting a business or thinking about business as an opportunity and need a job to support them while in transition.

  • Interested in contributing more broadly to society and to make a living - The Millennial Dream

  • In a job that does not fit

  • Experiencing a toxic work environment

  • Retiring and wondering what next?

  • Recently finished school ...then what

The Right Career Retreat Programme Summary

In this interactive retreat you will use the best of design thinking to challenge you to understand what is important to you, your desires, values, strengths and who you want to be in your next job and in your life. You will explore and test options to discern jobs you would enjoy pursuing each day.

At home with online support, you will apply our proven career advancement techniques from the classroom sessions, to finish up your resume, plan your search strategy and write a powerful career statement.

Next you will meet with a Career Consultant in two, one on one consultations to finalize your resume and launch your strategy.

To ignite your search and overcome networking fears, we will introduce you to two professionals in your field of interest.

To add incentive in getting your search underway, you can get back $100.00 by successfully completing your resume, search strategy, two field research interviews and career statement within 60 days of completing the classroom sessions.

Finally, regular meetings with your new friends from this workshop and others in the Career Aviators Community will help you stay motivated and keep on track throughout your search.


Registration Fees:

Total Registration Fee: $250.00 to $400.00 ( Sliding Scale).

You choose how much you want to pay within this range, based upon your income and the value you think you received from it.

  1. $100.00 Deposit (non- refundable) is required to register and hold your seat: Seating is limited to 20 people. Classes fill quickly. Your deposit holds an available space.

  2. Final Payment: At the end of your second consultation, we will give you the opportunity to choose the amount between $150.00 – $300.00 you wish to pay to complete your payment. 

  • All Deposits  are to be paid through Eventbrite.

  • Your final payment may be paid by cash, e-transfer from your bank account or credit card or cheque.

  • A small number of Work Exchange Opportunities and Bursaries available for those with limited means– contact us for details

Refundable $100.00 Incentive Fee: Payable at the door (cash only). These funds will be held in trust and are not connected to your registration fees. You will get a full refund of $100.00 when you complete your two field research interviews; search strategy, and complete your resume and career statement within 60 days of completing your classroom training. If you don’t complete your assignments within the 60 days, we will donate your money (in your name) to our current charity for innovative youth leadership initiatives in Guelph. 


Wayne Greenway, Senior Partner, Career Aviators
Wayne Greenway has devoted his career to helping individuals and organizations thrive. As the founder of Career Aviators, he has empowered more than 1000 clients and workshop participants to take control of their future. In the process, he has continually refined the Career Aviators methodology, creating a proven strategy for successful career transitions. Wayne is proud of Career Aviators record of success with 97% of his clients who completed the programme, finding careers in which they excel, value highly and love to do. Most recently He had a lot of fun managing the highly successful 2nd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology. When Wayne is not working on his business, you will find him volunteering in the fields or promoting Ingnatius Farm CSA, learning about the ridiculous side of himself through authentic clowning, cycling, hiking or sampling delicious food in some of Guelph's fine restaurants!

Ami Dehne Career Leadership Coach, Career Aviators

Ami is the founder of Minga Skill Building Hub, a hands on reskilling school in Guelph, Ontario.  Ami’s lends her leadership, mediation, coaching and influencing skills to many local initiatives and programs.  In her spare time she is a white water paddler, permaculture designer, cook, potter, animal lover, cyclist, and recently a new mother. This is Ami's second year facilitating this workshop. She is known for her skill in asking powerful questions that help participants to discern who they are and who they want to be in their career.

Our Success Stories

I never thought I would get back into senior management… now in a leadership position that fits me to a tee. I have the work life balance that I needed for my family … the company’s steady growth means opportunities for the ongoing learning that I constantly desire. It is thanks to Wayne’s persistence in urging me to never let go of what we initially planned together.-- Jarome L, Niagara Falls, Ontario -- Career Aviators Client

My career/life statement was invaluable. It helped me target what I wanted to do next and how that fit with other aspects of my life. -- Len S, Vancouver, BC, Career Aviators Client

What was fantastic about Career Aviators and working with Wayne was that the process and exercises undertaken enabled me to recognize what really motivates me. -- Andrew B, Calgary, Alberta, Career Aviators Client

This was the best workshop I have ever attended in my life.  My resume has dramatically changed and it now reflects what I have actually achieved. My field research paid off and I am negotiating between offers.  Thanks to this workshop I have the means to evaluate these offers.  -- David B, Burlington, Ontario, Workshop Participant

I can manifest my ideas into goals that can be pursued and accomplished with a little work and determination. It is not as scary or impossible to represent myself in the job market as I thought it would be. -- Tania R, Peterborough, Ontario, Workshop Participant

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