About Us

How We Began in Emergency Services Career Planning

Destiny Career Planners was launched by Karen Smith-Hanney in 2001. Her initial goal was to provide specialized and targetted coaching to aspiring firefighters and police officers. As this journey continues many of clients have achieved their goals in the fire service or with law enforcement agencies.

Clients of Destiny Career Planners notice the passion, dedication, and genuine interest in helping people succeed. It is truly our honor and privilege to help you be the best version of yourself at every stage of your recruitment.

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

About Karen Smith-Hanney

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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 with 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 guide clients through their applications, create resumes and with interview preparation.

Karen is member of Career Professionals of Canada, International Coach Federation, and Career Directors International.