Media Appearances


February 15, 2019 – Benefits Canada: A Look At Extended Parental Benefits One Year On

Avra Davidoff comments on the impact of the 18-month extended maternity leave introduced by the Canadian government in 2017

January 31, 2019 – Global News: Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Land a Job After Parenting Gap

Avra Davidoff provides research-based suggestions for landing a job after a parenting gap

January 30, 2019 – Ottawa Citizen: Job flexibility, maternity benefits and workplace culture key to attracting and retaining talent, experts say

Avra Davidoff gives advice for employers looking to retain talented employees interested in work-life balance

January 14, 2019 – JWN Energy: Overcoming the Oil and Gas Industry’s Challenge Attracting Young, Bright New Workers

Dr. Laura Hambley comments on workplace trends in the Oil and Gas industry in Calgary


November 30, 2018 – Calgary Business: Building a good corporate culture starts at the top

Dr. Laura Hambley gives advice about workplace culture for both organizations and employees

October 26, 2018 – Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta: How to Effectively Navigate Maternity Leave Career Transitions

Avra Davidoff gives advice for navigating a maternity leave by providing advice before, during, and after the break from the workforce.

June 20, 2018 – Financial Planning for Canadians: Encore Careers: A Senior’s Guide

Colleen Lucas provides suggestions for seniors transitioning back into the workforce.

April 19, 2018 – Global News Radio, 770 CHQR: Still Jobless – Where are the jobs at?

Dr. Laura Hambley gives advice to a demographic of young men struggling to find work in the Calgary economy.

March 1, 2018 – The Globe and Mail: Five Ways to Schmooze Your Way Into a STEM (or Any) Career

Michelle Cook shares tips for students who are ready to prepare for their career.


November 15, 2017 – University of Calgary Alumni: 10 Tips to Launch, Develop and Sustain Future Careers

Dr. Laura Hambley shares key tips for developing your career from education, to networking, and more!

November 3, 2017 – AM 770: “Career Counselling”

Michael Sorsdahl weighs in on what people who may be overqualified for jobs should do to get back into the workforce.

November 2, 2017 – CBC Calgary: “Skill-set mismatch: Most open jobs only need high school education, leaving many people overqualified”

Dr. Laura Hambley reflects on the need for strategic planning for highly educated individuals having a hard time getting a job.

October 18, 2017 – University of Calgary: Helping Your Child Plan for Post-Secondary

Michelle Cook has some great advice for parents who want to help their children plan for their post-secondary education.

May 23, 2017 – Metro Calgary: “Demand for Health Care Professionals”

Avra Davidoff comments on the current economic climate as it relates to the health care profession.

March 2017 – Calgary’s Child: “How to Help Your Teen Land Their First Summer Job”

Michelle Cook describes how summer jobs can be significant for young teens.

February 10, 2017 – CBC Calgary: “‘Check your ego’: How to get a job in Alberta’s recession”

Avra Davidoff discuses the struggles some face with an unplanned career change.

January 18, 2017 – CTV News: “Number of Albertans on EI Climbing”

Michelle Cook gives advice for standing out when looking for a job in the tough economic climate.


July 24, 2016 – Career Cravings: “The Riches of a Portfolio Career – Don’t Put All of Your Eggs in One Basket!”

Dr. Laura Hambley talks to Dev Ramcharan about her successes, the challenges she faced along the way, and advice for others considering multiple career endeavours.

May 27, 2016 – News Talk 770 : “New Grads and the Job Market”

Meghan Reid talks to News Talk 770 about the job market as a new graduate.

May 9, 2016 – Career Cravings : “A Millennial Career Professional with Meghan Reid”

Meghan Reid talks to Dev Ramcharan about Career Counselling, and how choosing a career that is fulfilling and engaging is so important, as it affects every aspect of our lives.

April 12, 2016 – Calgary News Talk 770 : “Adapting in Alberta – Special with Dave Taylor”

Meghan Reid talks to Calgary News Talk 770 about adapting and finding new opportunities during the current economic downturn.

April 11, 2016 – Global Calgary: “Job Interview Questions: Possible Curve-Balls To Watch Out For”

Michelle Cook shares her expertise and job interview tips.

January 15, 2016 – CTV News Calgary: “Bleak 2016 Outlook”

Meghan Reid talks to CTV News about career counselling trends during the current economic downturn.


November 24, 2015 – Calgary Herald: “Laid-off Calgarians Losing Hope as Prospects Dwindle and Money Runs Short”

Dr. Laura Hambley of Calgary Career Counselling says sharing stories is an important part of coming to terms with major life changes like unemployment

November 18, 2015 – Calgary Herald: “Tips From a Career Counsellor for Laid-Off Workers”

Dr. Laura Hambley, co-founder of Calgary Career Counselling, offers these tips for those who have lost their jobs

October 15, 2015 – CTV Calgary News: “What’s Next? Volunteer Opportunities Help Bridge Gap Between Jobs”

Avra Davidoff says through volunteering, job seekers may gain skills or experience that can bridge them to their next position

August 20, 2015 – News Talk 770 (CHQR): “Demand for Career Consultations”

Meghan Reid weighs in on career counselling as unemployment rates rise

May 1, 2015 – CPA Magazine: “Addicted to Work”

Dr. Laura Hambley comments on the growing trend of “Workaholism”

April 24, 2015 – The Calgary Journal: “Fear of Failure”

Avra Davidoff speaks to why the fear of failure pervades our society

April 8, 2015 – AM 770: “Career Regret”

Avra Davidoff talking on AM 770 about career regret

January 13, 2015 – The Globe and Mail: “Pregnant Colleague? Here’s What Not to Say”

Avra Davidoff talks about the impact of maternity leave on the career development of women


April 25, 2014 – Calgary Herald: “U of C researchers develop test to identify employee ‘cyber-slackers”

Tom O’Neill, Laura’s research partner, comments on their research, and why it will help employers decide which employees can or should work from home

April 24, 2014 – UToday: “Cyberslacking a greater temptation for certain personality types”

Dr. Tom O’Neill, Dr. Laura’s research partner, comments on their research, and which traits make some home-based employees more likely to stray on the Internet

April 4, 2014 – Toronto Star: “Google studies how people work”

Dr. Laura comments on the importance of separating work and life

March 25, 2014 – Association for Psychological Science: “Your Personality Might Not be Suitable for Telework”

Dr. Tom O’Neill, Dr. Laura’s research partner, explains why certain personality traits can lead some individuals to “cyberslack”

January 14, 2014 – Calgary Herald: “Less than half of Alberta companies offer telecommuting

Dr. Laura discuses why Alberta companies are below the national average for offering telecommuniting opportunities to their employees, but have shown recent growth

January 13, 2014 – CBC News: The impact on career development for men skipping school and entering the oil fields


December 2, 2013 – Calgary Herald: “Blizzard forecast prompts call for flexible work”

With the June floods and abnormally cold winter, Dr. Laura explains why companies would be smart to consider allowing flexible work opportunities to their employees to keep productivity up

Fall, 2013 – Careering: “The Mother of all Career Transitions”

Avra speaks about how to help expectant mothers prepare for the impact of maternity leave on their life and career

September 24, 2013 – Breakfast Television: Re-careering after Maternity Leave

Avra gives tips and strategies for re-careering and returning to the workplace after maternity leave

September 16, 2013 – Alberta Primetime: From Millenials to Boomers: Alberta’s workforce

Dr. Laura explains how people from a variety of different generations in the same workplace can work, communicate, and collaborate effectively together

September, 2013 – Distinctive Women Magazine

Dr. Laura Hambley receives recognition from Distinctive Women and discusses the importance of finding fulfillment and enjoyment in your work

August 24, 2013 – Calgary Herald: “Summer’s end good time to find a job

Dr. Laura & Michelle advise job-hunters to start their job search in the summer, when there is a boost in employment prospects given fall hiring increases

July 30, 2013 – Breakfast Television: Myths and Realities of Career Planning

Joel Wilkinson discusses some of the most persistent myths and mistakes regarding career planning

June 27, 2013 – Calgary Herald: “Flood Crisis a Wake-up Call for Calgary Businesses and Flexible Work Arrangements
This article was also found in the Vancouver Sun

Dr. Laura highlights the benefits of offering flexible and remote working opportunities in light of Calgary’s flood crisis

June 29, 2013 – Calgary Herald: “Crisis shows need for teleworking

Dr. Laura brings the benefits of having employees well practised and equipped to work from home or telework to the forefront given the summer floods in Calgary

June 12, 2013 – CBC News: New trend for Alberta students in post-secondary applications

Michelle comments on the surge in Alberta applicants that University officials in Saskatchewan say they are seeing due to recent program suspensions at post-secondary institutions in Alberta

May 21, 2013 – Global News: The pros and cons of taking a gap year

Registered Psychologist Avra Davidoff discusses the pros and cons of taking a gap year between high school and post-secondary

April 27, 2013 – Calgary Herald: “Province a leader in telecommuting

Dr. Laura explains why Alberta companies are the most likely in Canada to offer their workers the opportunity to telecommute, an option that can help employees achieve great work-life balance

March 22, 2013 – News Talk 770AM Radio

Dr. Laura explains why choosing your career based on employment rates and trends may not be as career-smart as following your heart

March 1, 2013 – The Globe and Mail: “It’s 2013: Why aren’t more people teleworking?

Dr. Laura offers teleworking tips and recommendations in order to help people make the difficult mental shift of “work being an activity, not a place”


December 29, 2012 – Calgary Herald: “Stress surges during holidays”

Dr. Laura Hambley and Emma Geoghegan offer suggestions on how both employees and employers can deal with the seemingly unavoidable stresses of the holiday season

November 16, 2012 – Calgary Public Library: “WorkSHIFT”

Dr. Laura Hambley presents on The Psychology of WORKshift, in conjunction with the Career Development Association of Alberta at the Central Library

October 22, 2012 – The Calgary Journal: “Young Albertans choose oil careers for the money

While rig work can be appealing, Laura explores some of the possible negative impacts that should be considered by young Albertans before deciding on an oil career

September 10, 2012 – Calgary Public Library: “Are you an ENFJ kinda gal?”

Emma Geoghegan presents Personality Types: Understand, Connect and Work Better at the Crowfoot Library

August 6, 2012 – Calgary Herald: “Career counsellors help clients solve job puzzle”

Dr. Laura & Emma discuss why career counsellors are a great source of support in helping clients make sensible career choices

June 15, 2012 – Calgary Herald: “Telework trend at the tipping point in Calgary”


June 14, 2012 – Calgary Herald: “Office space crunch driving telework”

Dr. Laura and Robyn Bews talk about the emergence of telework and Workshift out of real estate crunch

 2009 – 2011

April 9, 2011 – Global News: Interview for “Do’s and Don’ts of Resumes and Cover Letters”

Dr. Laura discusses recommended do’s and don’ts of resumes and cover letters for students applying to summer jobs

June 27, 2010 – Calgary Herald: “Playing for Keeps”

Laura takes a look at the post-grad period and the issues of career, travel, home and family that follow

December 18, 2009 – Business Edge Magazine: “Career Satisfaction needs not be Elusive for Creative Spirits”

The importance of enjoying what you do, rather than just being good at it, is discussed by Dr. Laura in this article about career satisfaction

N.D. – Calgary Herald: “Telework: Real appetite for it

Dr. Laura Hambley discusses the importance and value of offering teleworking opportunities to employees, despite reservations expressed by other organizations

What Can Career Counselling Do?

Career counselling with a Registered Psychologist or Career Coach is an excellent way to make career decisions and find a fulfilling career direction. The process of career counselling includes personality, interest and values assessments, and coaching sessions to ensure you find the right career path for you. All career counsellors at Calgary Career Counselling are Master’s- and Ph.D.-level Psychologists and Career Coaches with extensive experience helping people reach their full potential. We’re a private organization offering fee-based services, but many extended health plans cover Registered Psychologists.

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