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Kathleen Johnston

Call: 780.424.4700

Kathleen is a professionally trained coach and counselling therapist with a keen interest in supporting high potential women who are seeking greater levels of satisfaction in their personal and professional lives.

Her background is in strategic leadership, operations management, and program development. As a senior executive with the YMCA she developed unique partnerships with schools, community, government, and foundations to provide programs and services for thousands of youth and adults. Her work was recognized locally, nationally and internationally.

Kathleen’s credentials:

  • Professional Certified Coach with The International Coach Federation
  • College of Executive Coaching’s 128 hr Advanced Certified Personal & Executive Coach Program
  • Master of Arts Pastoral Psychology & Counselling, St. Stephens College
  • Canadian Certified Counsellor, #5525, Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association
  • Certified Stress & Wellness Consultant (Canadian Institute of Stress)
  • 125 hours of conflict resolution training with the Alberta Arbitration & Mediation Society
  • B.Sc. Home Economics (Family Studies). U of A 1987. [Registered Professional Home Economist]
  • Qualified to use psychometric tools, e.g. Myers Briggs, EQ-i 2.0 (Emotional Intelligence)

Kathleen has been a faculty member of Concordia University’s Career Development Program since 2004. She co-authored a chapter in the first Canadian textbook for colleges and universities published in January, 2014 by the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling, Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles and Professionalism.

Our Success Stories

Toombs Inc. helps clients move into the next phase of their career with insightful assessment to define the right direction to achieve the best-fit opportunity.

How we support you

“This was the first time I had ever worked with a transition agency, so I approached it with some trepidation. However, my apprehensions were quickly dispelled. Toombs was there the day I was laid off, which was a very traumatic day for me. I had never been laid off before. I was very angry and upset, and Toombs immediately helped ease those feelings. Their kindness, patience, and guidance were of great help to me that day, and set the foundation for what developed into a very productive relationship.”

“Martha played a critical role in helping me discover myself and define my path forward. She may be the best active listener I have ever encountered. Her patience, encouragement, guidance, listening, and ability to help me uncover my new career direction were invaluable to me, and I cannot thank her enough.”

“My engagement with Toombs was extremely valuable and very helpful. The “It’s Your Move” book is a tool I expect I will use throughout my working life. I have already passed it on to others (including my son)! The courses offered were without exception of great value; well researched and well delivered.”

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Over the last 30 years we have supported thousands of organizations in successfully transitioning employees to a better, more fulfilling future

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    1053 – 10 Street SW
    Calgary, AB T2R 1S6

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    Edmonton, AB T5J 0E9

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