Jeff Thirlwell Goodard, BA, MEd
A Professional Musician, Naval Officer, and Organizational Development Director are three careers Jeff has had before joining Toombs Inc. in 2009. He is a clear example that your career path can be as varied and as rich as you make it.
For the past twenty years, Jeff has devoted his career to helping organizations and the people within them achieve their full potential. He excels at identifying strategic organizational needs and matching them to the people whose skills, attributes, and aspirations meet those needs. For the last ten years, Jeff has focused on helping people, particularly leaders, realize their potential through career path identification, skill assessment, and development. All work that he finds tremendously meaningful and rewarding.
As a Senior Career Consultant at Toombs Inc., Jeff brings an eclectic management perspective gained from holding a variety of leadership roles, across industries such as government, financial services, energy, and entrepreneurial start-ups. His extensive Human Resources experience and academic knowledge equips Jeff to help executive clients shape their leadership brand. Together, they develop career narratives that highlight their value to organizations who need what they have to offer.
Jeff is passionate about helping clients see ‘what’s over the hill’ of their current employment challenges. He helps them reconnect with their confidence and sense of value by carefully evaluating the skills and contributions they’ve made throughout their career. Collaboration with clients to devise strategies which lead to career success continues to be a highlight of Jeff’s career.
A specialist in organizational needs, employee assessment, and leadership development, Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary, and a Masters of Adult Education from the University of Toronto. Jeff is currently completing a Masters in Counselling Psychology, from Yorkville University.
Jeff shows up for his career transition clients by being present and helping them find what they are genuinely looking for in their next career step. He relishes when clients achieve their personal and professional goals, especially when their results exceed their hopes.