Our Outplacement Team
Charles Grossner is the President of PeopleFind Inc. He founded PeopleFind inc. in the year 1999 and it has since grown into a successful Executive Search / Recruiting and Outplacement / Career Transition firm.
Charles believes that a successful job search, whether it be to replace a lost position or to obtain a new and better opportunity is critically dependent upon a) effective research, planning and strategy, and b) “marketing” oneself as a “brand” when targeting organizations and corporations. He also believes that the resume is just the first visible step in the job search or the career transition process but critically dependent upon knowing oneself – accomplishments, capabilities and preferences.
Charles has coached many clients to obtain their next job or be successfully repositioned through a career change. His style brings significant “marketing” savvy and a pragmatic understanding of the human communications process to the subject of job search.
Charles has also taught college / university level courses in Economics, Business Administration, Advertising and Marketing. He has worked in a variety of industries including retail, food, drug, the automotive aftermarket, manufacturing, and information technology.
He is a co-author of Get Back To Work! – A No-Nonsense Guide For Finding Your Next Job Fast (Fitzhenry & Whiteside), and several published articles in technology and Market Research.
Sandy Vale is the Senior Career Management Coach for PeopleFind Inc. She provides individual counselling and coaching through one-on-one / face-to-face meetings, and through telephone and computer assisted consultations for long distance clients. Sandy has worked with clients from all across Canada both in terms of replacing a lost job as well as in executing career transitions while still in employment mode.
Sandy’s mandate is to guide the transitioning employee to self-sufficiency; that is, knowing what to do to move forward effectively in the job search world ultimately without outside assistance.
She strategically coaches people to effectively self-marketing, to preparing a resume that honestly and effectively represents their career history, to do the research necessary and conduct themselves effectively in an interview and to develop any other required career transition capabilities.
Sandy is a professional speaker on career development topics. Her articles have been found in the National Post, Workplace News and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). She was a columnist for the CICA and she has been quoted in the Toronto Star’s Career Monitor Tip of the Week.
Before Outplacement and Career Transition, Sandy’s work in Human Resources was in Training & Development, Recruitment, and as a Human Resources Generalist. Her career has included work in Public Relations, Marketing, Market Research and Education.
Carolyn Wiseman, Senior Vice President, has many years of hands-on business management experience and has led and built business teams in major corporations. She is knowledgeable in Marketing, Communications, Sales and Business Development. She has a sincere desire to not just find people jobs – but lasting and solid career opportunities. A professional copywriter and communicator, well equipped to create compelling and strategically sound resumes. A Degree in Communications and Mass Media.
Violet Carandang, Senior Consultant, builds and nurtures relationships from the word “go”. She focuses strongly on building personal strategies for reemployment. She has extensive experience dealing with different generations of executives….boomers to nexters. She has international HR professional experience in both local and multinational environments, and, she possesses a business degree with a major in HR.
Max Kirschner, Senior Consultant,is a multi-talented business professional with subject matter expertise in sales, marketing, business analytics, process improvement, and program management. As an expert in the fundamentals of business and with extensive knowledge of the employment market, Max is able to help transitioning employees develop appropriate marketing strategies to ensure that their talent is recognized and valued correctly both in the public and private sectors.