DEVELOP Skills Imperative To Your Growth

Skills that improve awareness, develop identity, build human capital, facilitate employability, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations are worth taking the time to develop.

DEVELOP is a tools-based pillar that aims to provide elite athletes with the fundamental skills necessary for their future professional success. Utilizing the magical combination of their newly found self-knowledge and personal brand, elite athletes will take their personal development to a whole new level.

An important key to success is self- confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. - Arthur Ash

Peek Inside Pillar 3: Develop

  • 1
    INTRODUCTION
    • Pillar Outline
  • 2
    MEDIA TRAINING
    • Meet Jessica Gares
    • Module Outline
    • Introduction
    • Be Prepared
    • Media Types
    • Before The Interview
    • During The Interview
    • The Do's & Don'ts
    • Reflection Questions
    • Conclusion
  • 3
    INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
    • Meet Nicole Davidson
    • Module Outline
    • Introduction
    • What Is An Informational Meeting
    • The Purpose
    • Benefts for Elite Athletes
    • Informational Meeting vs Job Interview
    • Where To Start
    • Making Contact
    • Preparation
    • Game Day
    • Questions To Ask
    • Follow Up
    • Rejection
    • Conclusion
    • Reflection Questions
  • 4
    INTERVIEW PREPARATION
    • Meet Keira Roets
    • Module Outline
    • Introduction
    • The Past vs The Present
    • What's The Big Deal
    • Know Yourself
    • The Basics
    • The Rules
    • Typical Questions
    • Game Day
    • Post Interview
    • Conclusion
    • Reflection Questions
  • 5
    YOUR COVER LETTER
    • Meet Sarah Hart
    • Module Outline
    • Introduction
    • The Purpose
    • The Format
    • Writing Your Cover Letter
    • Addressing Red Flags
    • Dos and Don'ts
    • Conclusion
    • Reflection Questions
    • Digitally Optimized Cover Letter Sample
    • Graphically Enhanced Cover Letter Sample
  • 6
    YOUR RESUME
    • Meet Sarah Hart
    • Module Outline
    • Introduction
    • Self-Marketing Material
    • The Theory Behind Resumes
    • Format For Athletes
    • Your Master Resume
    • Grammar, Transferable Skills & Targeting
    • Conclusion
    • Reflection Questions
    • Digitally Optimized Resume Sample
    • Graphically Optimized Resume Sample
  • 7
    FEEDBACK
    • Pillar 3 Feedback

Meet The Experts

Jessica Gares

Jessica Gares is a communications leader with a unique blend of experience as a journalist and public relations specialist in both the private and public sectors.

It was working as the producer of the Bill Good Show on CKNW, where Jessica learned which stories resonate with the public and how to effectively position stories to a wide audience. From there, Jessica took on a senior communications role at BCLC, where she was responsible for bolstering the corporation’s reputation. She implemented and led proactive communications strategies, effectively managed issues, and represented BCLC as a spokesperson.

Today, Jessica runs her own boutique communications firm, Kismet Communications, focused on amplifying the stories of her clients and creating strong public reputations.

She has a BA from SFU, majoring in – you guessed it! – Communications. In 2017, Jessica received a Wendy McDonald Award from the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade as a Woman to Watch.
Jessica Gares

Nicole Davidson

Nicole Davidson is the Founder and CEO of Beacon HR, where she works with purpose driven companies to help them attract, hire, and engage their teams. With almost ten years of experience matching job seekers with career opportunities, Nicole knows how to land that job. She's passionate about helping people unlock the fundamental skills behind informational interviewing - a must have but under-utilized piece of the career toolkit.

Nicole holds a BA with a Psychology Major from UBC and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR.) In the summer time, you'll find her in the ocean, in the winter time, you'll find her on the ski hill.
Nicole Davidson

Keira Roets

Keira Roets is the Head of Community for Beacon HR, where she works with purpose-driven companies to help them attract and hire new team members, and help increase employee engagement and retention. Keira has a breadth of experience in customer experience and agency recruitment. Keira is passionate about helping others increase their skill-set so they are ready to enter the job market and that includes ensuring people are as prepared as possible for interviews.

Keira holds a Bachelor of Arts with a Communication Major from Simon Fraser University. In the summer you will find Keira learning how to sail and in the winter on the ski hill.
Keira Roets

Sarah Hart

Sarah is a passionate Facilitator and advocate for social change. She brings the unique combination of skills and education in both corporate Business Administration and public Social Work to everything she does.

Up until 2015, Sarah was a Professional Rock Climber where she spent 10 years climbing remote mountain ranges all over the world. Sarah is an Ambassador for Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC).

Sarah then transitioned from a full time athletic career as a professional rock climber to a full time working career as a Facilitator and Employment Counselor.

Sarah is on her path to become a full time licensed Social Worker.

Sarah has been exploring her personal why, and now partners with several community-based organizations that align with her passion for working with women and girls from a feminist-based perspective.
Sarah Hart