Vice President, Performance Development
John provides professional coaching, career planning and psychological support services. John is a psychologist and career specialist with many years of Counselling, teaching, and consulting experience. John established his own firm, Egress Psychological Resources, in 1992, providing a wide range of services to individuals, employee assistance programs, corporations, governments and post-secondary institutions.
John is frequently requested to provide career assessments and career coaching to individuals from all walks of life, including senior executives, managers, and front-line workers. He has developed and facilitated numerous career transition programs for governments and colleges, including specialized programs for health-care workers, new Canadians, and older workers. John has provided clinical and career services to various employee assistance programs including BMO Bank of Montreal, Warren Shepell Consultants, Humanacare and the Calgary Catholic School Board.
John’s expertise also includes skills related to cross-cultural and diversity topics. John has worked extensively with individuals from different cultures, both in Canada and abroad. He has counselled and taught individuals and assisted organizations in the areas of cultural adaptation, cross-cultural communication, and managing diversity in the workplace.
John provides training and consulting services related to a broad range of topics including career management, self-marketing, communication skills, conflict resolution, stress management and teamwork. In addition, John teaches career practitioners in the University of Calgary’s Career Development Certificate program, and also teaches management courses in the Applied Management Certificate program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
John holds a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary, and is a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, and the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.