Calgary Career Counselling – Professional Development

Do you want to be the best in your profession, and make the most of your career?

If feel you’re in the right job and on the right career path, but maybe need to learn more about your strengths and areas to develop, so you can maximize your potential and achieve your most successful life possible, career counselling can work for you. Or maybe you’d like to pick and choose your future projects with purpose and conviction, and in a way that will fulfill your job satisfaction and meet your goals and objectives. Then yes, career counselling can be of tremendous benefit to you.


free telephone consultation
Dr. Susan MacDonald Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Calgary Career Counsellor – Professional Development

430 15 Street NW Calgary
403-295-8355


Why is career counselling for professional development so important?

Career counselling for career development helps to maximize your self-knowledge and understanding. It helps you sell your strengths and focus on improving specific skills and competencies to develop and improve upon.  Career counselling for career development is specifically targeted to your areas of specialization and your unique career path.

How many sessions does career counselling usually take?

Typically 4-6 hours and 4-5 tests work really well for most clients.  Some people may benefit from more sessions if they require further work in a particular area, targeting a specific concern, or need to overcome any obstacles standing in their way for career success.

How much does career counselling cost?

Career testing is $80 each, and fees are $200 an hour. It is truly a great investment in your future, your career, and in your life.


free telephone consultation
Dr. Susan MacDonald Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Calgary Career Counsellor – Professional Development
430 15 Street NW Calgary
403-295-8355

 Career Testing – Personality Testing – Career Interest Inventory – Career Values Scale


What types of payment do you take? Are costs covered by insurance?

You may pay by cash, cheque, credit, debit, or e-transfer. A receipt is issued for reimbursement through your extended medical plan or health spending account.  It is also a tax-deductible medical receipt on your income tax return.  Sometimes companies pay for these services directly on behalf of their employees when they are committed to maximizing their potential return on investment in their human resources.

What are the tests used for career counselling?

The tests used for career counselling for professional development potentially include a career personality, career interests, career values, work personality index, and career conflict scales. If you are in a customer services or sales role, tests related to these skill sets may also be incorporated into your career development process. The tests that are chosen for you are based upon your specific career, your goals, and what is going to serve you best in terms of learning and growth. All these tests have high validity and reliability, and provide a wealth of information for your career development process. The tests used are only available to professionals that are specifically trained and certified as career counsellors.

What makes Dr. MacDonald the choice for career counselling for professional development?

Dr. MacDonald has a degree specializing in Human Resources, and worked in the oil and gas industry for many years. Since then she has expanded her knowledge by specializing in career and career development, with a Masters and PhD., as well as research in this area. She also has extensive work experience consulting to companies, coaching teams and executives, conducting selection and development assessments, and working with individuals and teams at all levels of an organization.

What does career counselling for professional development provide for you?

Career counselling for professional development opens up the world of work to possibilities that you’ve maybe never considered. Or it can validate and confirm why the career you are in is right for you, and how you can fine-tune your future directions and choices. The knowledge you gain from career counselling for professional development can help you overcome any obstacles you may encounter as you pursue your dreams. It can also improve your decision making abilities, with confidence and with solid rationale for the direction you are driving your career Generally when people are in the right job they are much happier, less stressed, and much more successful. Career counselling for professional development can truly be a positive experience as you aim to meet your goals and dreams, and take full advantage of your potential.


free telephone consultation
Dr. Susan MacDonald Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Calgary Career Counsellor – Professional Developemt

430 15 Street NW Calgary
403-295-8355


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