Gap Years are as unique as the people who are taking them. Gapper goals and objectives can differ. Below you will find a list of practitioners who we have found helpful for past gappers.
Luciana Quarin, ACC, ACPC
Luciana Quarin is an Adler trained Certified Professional Coach, and a member of the International Coach Federation. She is also certified in BarOn EQi. After earning her Honours degree in English from the University of Ottawa, Luciana gained over 10 years of private sector operations and management experience, working in corporations ranging from professional publishing to employee assistance services. Luciana is committed to working with young individuals to help them gain clarity in their values and beliefs, achieve their goals, and live a life with purpose and passion. Luciana’s love of travel began as a student, when she studied and lived in Italy. She continues to look for novel and interesting travel adventures with her husband and three children.
Teresa Sottana, ACC
Through executive, leadership and career development coaching, and through creating programs and learning experiences for teams/groups, I work with individuals and organizations internationally (NA, Europe and Asia) to facilitate change and movement that will lead to desired results and achievement of goals. In addition to my corporate clients, I am also a part of the Queen’s University Smith School of Business (affiliated with Cornell University) Executive Coaching team, where my coaching focuses on Executive MBA and MBA students and helping them achieve their goals and aspirations. The mygapyear organization was also where I spent my time coaching both high school graduates and university students that want to understand and explore possibilities for their future.
Heather Tingle, ACC, BSN.
Heather loves to work with people who are searching for their way forward and are exploring how they want to show up in this world. She is a professional ICF-certified coach with a degree in nursing; much of her professional life has been spent working with and for youth experiencing challenging times in their lives. She also coaches for Pain BC, supporting people living with chronic pain or illness. A deeply-rooted love of nature inspires Heather and has resulted in many adventures, including taking her three children on several backpacking trips in the wilderness of BC. Wild Blue Coaching
Sonya Tomas, B.Sc, MA
Sonya Tomas is a Transformational Coach. Clients see Sonya for a variety of reasons, including education and career advancement, resume writing, and stress management. She has worked in consulting and education research. She is an expert in different meditation styles and has cultivated her own practice for 20 years. She is an Adler Certified Coach, holds a B.Sc in Psych, and a Master’s in Industrial Relations. To find out more visit sonyatomas.com
Emotional Intelligence Specialist
Alex Revesz, Hons BA, Psycology
Alexandra holds an honours degree in psychology from York University. Her background in human resources and career development provides expertise in helping individuals find direction and create positive change. She is EQ-i certified and has developed, designed and delivered workshops related to emotional intelligence, change and transition, and work/life success. She is currently pursuing a professional coaching designation through Adler International Learning.
Julia Bubrin, MA, Excelerator Coach
Julia is the co-founder and Managing Director at Latitude Coaching, working to support inspired people through inspiring careers. Julia coaches emerging leaders, new managers and people in times of transition. Her diverse experience and education background have empowered her to become a life-long learner. After completing degrees in International Development from the University of Guelph and Environment, Politics and Globalisation from King’s College, University of London, Julia shifted her focus to exploring human societies and how people interact in the workplace. Julia holds a certificate in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University and obtained coach training through Excelerator Coaching™ from Essential Impact. She is currently working towards an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation with the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is a certified facilitator in Emotional Intelligence and is completing a certificate in Mindfulness Meditation through the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.
Career/Education Pathway Specialist
Kathleen Ross, B.A., B.Ed.
Kathleen Ross, founder and Principal of EduKate Consulting Inc., is an enthusiastic and passionate career development practitioner with decades of experience working with youth. A qualified Ontario School Counsellor and former high school Business, Economics and Career Education teacher, Kathleen is committed to giving youth and young adults the best possible career and education direction experience.
As post-secondary education and the workplace dramatically evolve in the 21st century, her focus is to reduce uncertainly and provide clear and confident education and career direction. Her straight-forward process gives clients peace of mind, knowing that they have made the best possible decision and ultimately saved time, money and stress.
eLoft Careers focuses on teaching job search skills that work to students and graduates. Through online job search courses and individualized coaching services, we ensure success in today’s competitive job market. Our online courses include gamification, lively video units, downloadable templates, quizzes and worksheets. Courses are available 24/7, 365 days/year and viewable across devices.
Lauren Wallis, MSc, MA, CCC
Lauren is a certified Career Counsellor, helping individuals explore their passions and desires on a deeper level so that their next career steps become intuitive and fulfilling. Lauren is a warm, caring therapist and loves working with others who feel stuck and are looking to experience freedom and clarity in their career.
Jane Kristoffy, MEd
Jane Kristoffy, Educational Strategist and founder of Right Track Educational Services, has over 25 years experience as an educator. She is passionate about helping students thrive, academically and personally. Jane’s mission is to help students build on their strengths, and find their passions and direction.
Jane works with students and their families during their transitions to high school, and university/college. Counselling students about careers & self awareness, how to choose school programs at every level, and how to complete top-notch applications for all transitions is her expertise. Jane also motivates children and teens to develop effective executive function & study skills.
Devon Turcotte is working to change the career conversation through careerified, a career and education coaching business based in the GTA. Prior to starting her business, Devon worked with a number of teens, parents and educators in the Career Development and Student Recruitment offices at Durham College, and as a Liaison Officer at Skills Ontario. Devon is a Certified Career Strategist and member of the Career Professionals of Canada, and has extensive knowledge of career planning, post-secondary pathways and university and college admissions. Visit careerified.ca for more information.