Associate Performance Coach – Louise Conn


I am thrilled to join the Jump Start team, and to bring my extensive experience in the career services world to Susan and her clients!  My experience in the Career Coaching field stems from my current role as President and Program Director at CMS Career Management Solutions Inc., a well established Canadian corporate outplacement firm where I have developed a wealth of career planning experience for people from all walks of life across the country.

Over the last 20 years, I have developed extensive knowledge and experience of a broad range of positions and industries and I bring that knowledge to Susan’s Jump Start clients to help them visualize potential career options for themselves after their athletics career has come to a close.  My focus is on career assessment interpretation, in relation to ones personal circumstances, career history, personal attributes and education.   

A Certified Administrator of the Strong Interest Inventory, the world’s most trusted career assessment tool, I combine my experience, my passion for my clients success, with this comprehensive, scientific assessment tool to help guide clients to exciting, but realistic career goals. 

In addition, to my corporate experience, I have worked specifically with young people in their teens and twenties through an independent venture called The Passion Project.  The purpose of The Passion Project is to help today’s millenials develop the focus needed to confidently plan their career paths. This includes planning Grade 12 courses, keeping the ultimate goal of desired university/college programs, in mind.  It also includes determining how best one can use the university degree achieved, in the world of work.

I began my career in 1993 after graduating from university, and learned the intricacies of the corporate outplacement business by moving through various departments; managing and planning candidate job search programs, writing resumes, designing and writing program materials, managing corporate accounts and promotions, through to over all operations management as President and Program Director.

I spend my time outside Career Coaching, with my busy family including 2 teenaged boys, 3 spirited dogs, and riding dressage horses.

To find out more about my services, please visit

-Coach Louise