About Destiny Career Planners

How We Began in Emergency Services Career Planning

Destiny Career Planners  was officially registered as a company by Karen Smith-Hanney in 2001.  The initial goal was to provide specialized career coaching for clients  working towards a career in fire fighting or policing. We have continued to keep up to date with various fire service and law enforcement recruitments to provide key information to clients so they can improve their performance and increase their chances of getting a job offer. At the heart of Destiny Career Planners are passion, dedication and genuine interest in helping people succeed. It is truly our honor and privilege to help you be the best you can be so you can make a difference in your career!

Destiny Career Planners has become the leader in providing career coaching to clients from throughout metro Vancouver and BC, Alberta and points east.

 About Karen Smith-Hanney

Karen Smith-Hanney of Destiny Career Planners     Erickson_logo   ICF_logo

Karen, the principal owner of Destiny Career Planners, is a former human resource manager, police officer and municipal member of the RCMP.  In launching her business she completed the Erickson International Coaching Program and is a Certified Professional Coach.  She has worked with hundreds of clients through her personal coaching sessions, as a Contract Instructor with the Justice Institute of BC, (Fire Academy), SMART Fire Academy and a Private Peace Officer Training Program. She has designed workshops to assist participants to create their own resumes, navigate the application processes and prepare for the interview. Karen is trained in behavioural interviewing, coaching and resume writing. She uses best practises to coach clients on preparing for interviews, understanding hiring trends and is a member of  Career Professionals of Canada, International Coach Federation,  and Career Directors International.

Contact Karen via email .

Career Directors International is an association of committed individuals who, every day, help career professionals to change their lives in very significant ways. CDI members span all career disciplines and represent a global community of those individuals who aspire to be leaders in the careers industry and to make a difference to the job seekers.

Destiny Career Planners Team Associates

A successful business needs a team with unique skill sets to reach the goal of providing the best service to our clients. Our team is there to assist in various aspects of career planning, resume writing, interview coaching and research.


Ruby  has been a Professional Coach and Interview Strategist with Destiny Career Planners since 2010. She has a Commerce degree and over 15 years experience in the corporate world with interviewing and all aspects of the recruitment process. She has a Professional Coach Certificate and loves working with clients to help them bring out the best of who they are in an interview setting. Ruby lived most of her life in Vancouver and recently relocated to the United States. She coaches by Skype only and is actively coaching clients from B.C. and other parts of Canada.

Jeri    Image_Tori    cprw-logo120X102   CDI_logo

Jeri is one of our Certified and Professional Resume Writers. She has been an award-winning, professional writer for more than 25 years, about 15 of them as a journalist.  She conducts exceptional interviews and knows the questions to ask to write the best representation of you in your resume.

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