Our Services

Firefighter Interview Coaching

Firefighting interviews can be nerve racking, we understand.  Are you ready for your next interview?

Interviewing is a skill and requires practice  to do it well.  Some professional coaching helps too.

With our 20 plus years in business you will immediately feel our professionalism, expertise and knowledge of interviewing formats during a coaching session.

A session or two with Karen Smith-Hanney will be the difference in you showing up with a confident and winning attitude and ready to face your interview panel.

Coaching sessions are tailored individually based on the time before your interview, your interview experience, your personal interview challenges and who you are interviewing with.

You will gain a clear understanding of behavioural interviews, the S.T.A.R. format, and how to structure the best response and techniques to improve answers to tough questions. We help you, get to know you, in a way that is authentic and compelling. No cookie cutter answers here! This is a combination of practice, feedback and coaching.

Wanting a Mock Interview? We can do that too!  The valuable feedback you receive, can elevate your interview score.

Karen Smith-Hanney has successfully coached 100’s of clients to their dream careers. These results are well known in the Fire Service. She has worked with key Work Experience Programs to coach their firefighters along with firefighter training programs including the Justice Institute of BC – Career Firefighting Pre Employment Program, SMART Fire (now Training Division) and FireMedix.

If you want the best coaching from the best, call Destiny Career Planners.

Our sessions are 65 minutes long over Zoom. We have flexible hours to meet your schedule. The cost is $265 per session.

Police Candidate Interview Coaching

When you’re preparing for that important police intake interview or the second step HR interview, there is no substitute for our expert feedback.

Competition for policing jobs is high, and a first impression of professionalism and confidence is essential. Showing you are the best-prepared, battle-tested, interview-ready candidate means a lot and can be the difference between moving to the next step or not.

Our targeted one on one coaching for a municipal police or RCMP ‘Right Fit Interview’ is what we know. After one or more sessions, you will know the important key traits and skills of the department you are interviewing with, understand behavioural interviews, the S.T.A.R. format and feel confident talking about why you are the best candidate for the job.

Looking for a Mock Interview Practise Session with feedback? We can do that too in a one hour Zoom session.

Interview Coaching is the single most effective way to make a great impression at your interview and maximize your chances of a job offer. Karen’s proven approach is based on her unique combination of experience as a professional coach, a human resources executive, and her past police experience.

Each session is 65 minutes over Zoom and we have flexible hours to work with your schedule. Cost $275 per session.

Management Coaching

Are you moving ahead in your career and it’s been awhile since you interviewed?  Or have you missed out on your next move because you stumbled in your interview?

Maybe a potential promotion is in your future and one of the steps is an interview?  You have come to the right coach!  I understand the fire service and police structures, competency based interviews and how to be your best in a behavioural interview. Let’s work together to achieve that next goal.

Karen’s management clients come from fire services, police services and other municipal roles where structured panel interviews expect the candidate to excel.  She knows and understands competency based interviewing and how to assess your responses so they hit the key points your panel is looking for. Got a specific interview challenge?  We can work on that too.

Call Karen to set up your session over Zoom or to have a brief chat about your particular challenge.

$325 per one hour session. Flexible hours to suit your schedule.