Helping Students Build Extraordinary Careers

Stressed out about what you're doing after graduation?

Does this sound like you?

  • You feel anxious and stressed about what you're going to do after you graduate from university.
  • You're between a small handful of potential career path options, and have no idea which route you should choose.
  • When people ask you what you're planning on doing post-grad, your answer is "Ummm...I don't know...that's a great question!"
  • The cool job you've lined up for yourself once you graduate is actually really intimidating and quietly scares the sh!t out of you.

Great news - you're in the right place! Keep reading!

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 totally lost and don't know where they're going in their careers.
  • This "lostness" can have major impacts on important things like mental and physical health, relationships, and overall quality of life.
  • I love working with young people and have been doing so my whole life. My central goal is to help lost, post-secondary students design and build careers they truly want to pursue.

What outcomes do I help clients create?

  • A sense of direction and purpose in your chosen career path
  • Increased self-awareness and self-confidence
  • A personal toolbox of professional skills that will dramatically accelerate your career: leadership, communication, work-life balance, goal setting, networking, personal marketing, etc.

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