Career & Leadership Development for Students

Welcome to CoachOiseau

Life & Leadership Coaching

My name is Mike Bird.

I'm the founder of CoachOiseau Life & Leadership Coaching, and I help ambitious students build extraordinary careers.

You can learn more about me here, or click the button below to follow my work.

Why do I do this work?

  • A lot of young people are partially or totally lost in their careers.
  • This "lostness" can have major impacts on important things like mental and physical health, relationships, and overall quality of life.
  • The world is so interconnected and depends more on great leadership than ever before. But, where are the leaders we need right now? I love helping these people emerge.
  • I love working with young people and have been doing so my whole life.

What outcomes do I help clients create?

  • A sense of direction¬† and purpose in your chosen career path
  • The ability to own your power as a leader
  • Increased self-awareness and self-confidence
  • The ability to have difficult conversations with yourself and others
  • Sets of tools for personal and professional development

Recent Posts:

Profit is a mutually beneficial concept, not a one-sided ordeal.

Profit is a Two-Way Street

Profit makes the world go 'round "Profit" can be a polarizing word. It excites some, and repels others. But whether ...
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Everyone is a salesperson

Everyone’s a Salesperson

Life is full of low-percentage plays. How do you compensate? Job hunting. Dating. Sales. Making the basketball team (especially when ...
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What you can learn from getting fired.

Fired at 25, Here’s What I Learned

Getting let go from a job isn't as devastating as you might think. My first leadership position in my career ...
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You don't truly know how others feel.

No, You Don’t Know How I Feel

"Look...I know how you feel, I've been there before!" Wrong. The above statement is inaccurate 99.99% of the time. That ...
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What failing a course 3 times will teach you.

What Failing A Course 3 Times Teaches You

FDFA. That's the sequence of letter grades I got in Calculus 2 while doing my undergrad at McGill. And the ...
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Don't blindly follow the herd.

Don’t Blindly Follow the Herd of Buffalo

There's a place in Alberta called Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. I love the simplicity of that name because it tells an ...
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Work-life balance: is it really attainable?

Work, Family, Self: Choose Two

I recently had a thought-provoking conversation with an old family friend around the topic of work-life balance. For the sake ...
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Benefits of self-awareness.

11 Benefits of Self-Awareness

When it comes to the top skills of effective leadership, nothing trumps self-awareness. As I've mentioned previously, improving your self-awareness ...
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Leadership coaching helps clients eliminate gaps in their skill sets.

What is Leadership Coaching?

Life coach, business coach, relationship coach - what the heck are all these fancy titles? It's no wonder there's so ...
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Mike Bird

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