Career Coaching

Navigating your career can sometimes leave you feeling lost, blocked, frustrated, and in need of some help moving forward. 

Career coaching is a working alliance between you and your coach. It will help you identify and understand challenges and obstacles, recognize their impact, and develop personalized strategies in addressing them. A series of career coaching appointments can help you to:

  • Develop a deeper self-awareness and self-concept
  • Clarify your career-related goals
  • Break through various limitations and barriers
  • Build motivation while working towards immediate and future goals
  • Strengthen your approach to lifelong learning and self-discovery


U of A students, alumni, and staff:

  • $150/package of 3 coaching appointments (must be purchased initially)
  • $50/additional appointment (only available after completing the initial package of 3 appointments)


  • $300/package of 3 coaching appointments (must be purchased initially)
  • $100/additional appointment (only available after completing the initial package of 3 appointments) 

How to book

Coaching appointments can be purchased online. You must create a user account before purchasing.

After purchasing, you will be contacted by a career coach to set up your first appointment.

Purchase Coaching Appointments

Amelia Fick

T2C Team Lead/Career Coach

2-701A Students' Union Building

  • About Amelia

    Amelia has worked in career development since 2012 and has recently joined the U of A Career Centre.  Amelia is the Team Lead for the Transition to Career Program where she engages and connects with faculty and staff members as well as coaches clients one-on-one and in group settings. Amelia comes to the U of A from Calgary, as the former manager of the Youth Employment Department at Bow Valley College.  She has worked with clients from a variety backgrounds including barriered youth, newcomers, underemployed and low income Canadians. Amelia has two degrees, one in Psychology and one in International Studies, she is also fluent in Spanish. Having lived in Spain for a year while attending university, she relates to the joy and challenges of being an international student.  She thoroughly enjoys travel, languages and culture, having visited over 13 countries and counting... 

    Amelia uses her diverse coaching background help clients by providing focus and awareness of career and life choices.  Amelia specializes in helping clients adapt to job searching in the Canadian context – focusing on Canadian workplace expectations, workplace “fit”, skills in demand, and effective search strategizing.   Amelia will help you to clarify your career goals and create better potential for career satisfaction. 

Justin Pritchard

Career Development Expert/Career Coach/T2C Instructor
2-701B Students' Union Building

  • About Justin

    Justin Pritchard has been employed at the Career Centre in various roles since 2011, including his current role as a Career Coach for the T2C program. As a Coach, he works closely with clients to help them uncover creative tactics for exploring career opportunities, as well as develop targeted work search strategies and tools. Justin is a Certified Career Development practitioner through the CDAA as well as a Certified Coach Practitioner through the Certified Coach Federation.

    His work at the Career Centre intersects with his role as the Past-President of a mindfulness group on campus, and is researching and disseminating information on the relationship between careers and mindfulness. Justin has a long-standing personal and professional practice, which he shares with his clients, colleagues and the participants who have attended many of the health and wellness events he has presented at over the years.

    As a parallel career, Justin is a Freelance Graphic Designer with a work history that started in fashion design in 2005 and segued into other design domains — including interiors, visual display, graphics, web, instruction, visual communications and design research. Because of his expertise in this area, he has presented at various conferences on the topic of design thinking in career development. Additionally, Justin is a Sessional Instructor in the Department of Art and Design and has completed a Master of Design (MDes) degree, which investigated the relationship between creativity and mindfulness in education.