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:

Emotions are what really drive us toward our goals.

The Real Motivation Behind Your Goals

There's always more than what meets the eye "I want to lose 20 pounds by the end of the year," ...
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Process and outcome goals work together to help drive overall results.

Goals: Process Versus Outcome

A well-constructed goal can change your life Goal setting is a topic that gets a lot of attention in the ...
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Does your set of professional skills resemble a general store?

Is Your Career Like a General Store?

Depth over breadth? A couple of weeks ago, I was walking through the general store of a small, rural Ontario ...
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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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