Building Resilient Careers.
I/O Advisory Services uses ...
I/O Psychology, the scientific study of human behaviour in the workplace and organizations
... To assist individuals and organizations.

More Than Career Coaching, it’s Career Psychology®


Whether you are an individual interested in improving your own career or you’re an employer who wants to strengthen your team and your leaders you’re in the right place. My name is Dr. Helen Ofosu and I will help you make the most of your skills, experience, values, and interests to build a satisfying and resilient career or a stronger organization. I use my expertise in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) psychology and my 15 years of professional experience to help you jump start or re-start your career. I’m the first to admit that I/O psychology is a clunky title, but it means that I’ve developed an efficient, effective, and unique program for my clients as a result of postgraduate studies, research, and professional practice. Since I/O psychology is not well known outside of certain contexts, I’ve written a short article and published a video that explains why I use it as my foundation for Career Coaching and HR consulting.

Need Career Change? Want a Career Change?


Contact I/O Advisory Services for Effective Career Counselling, Coaching, and HR Consulting Services for Clients in Ottawa, Toronto, the GTA, Barrie, and other areas.

Find your career path. Find your life path. When it comes to examining the key areas of your life, I’ve been compared to a paleontologist digging for clues. But we go on this exciting quest together to articulate your past strengths. I empower clients with tools and approaches that allow you to use your skills and interests to your best advantage. I create clear, detailed, action-oriented strength statements to guide you in your search. I help you use your totally unique combination of talent and strengths.

I will help banish that knot in your stomach. I will motivate you.

Struggles are inevitable when trying to start or change a career—and that is exactly why I/O Advisory Services is here—to help you get off on the right foot and increase your chances of success. I/O Advisory Services can save you months or years of needless anxiety and frustration and increase your chances of improving your professional prospects.

I help people who need to change their career for any reason (e.g., downsizing, mergers, injury, relocation, underemployment, or extreme dissatisfaction) after being in the workforce for several years. My experience and insights with helping people improve their careers after a divorce have been featured in the Careers section of Globe and Mail. Some of my ideas for members of the military who are planning a career transition into civilian roles have been highlighted in Esprit de Corps Magazine.

  • FaceTime and Skype appointments are available for out-of-town clients or clients in different time zones.
I-O Advisory Services Offers:
  • A standardized test (click to watch video) and interview to assess your skills, interests, and current circumstances
  • Action-oriented feedback based on the test and interview to help you decide on viable career options
  • Resume / cover letter assistance and mock interview preparation to help you land the job
  • In instances where self-employment is appropriate, you’ll get concrete help with starting your own business (in other words, startup business coaching)
  • Assessment of leadership skills for hiring, employee development, and for promotion
  • Assistance to small business owners who need to hire new staff
  • Outplacement services / Right-Placement services
  • Concrete advice and strategies to help with personnel security

What is Industrial and Organizational Psychology?

Also known as I/O Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology is the scientific study of workplaces, employees, and organizations. Typically, the techniques of I/O Psychology are used by businesses and other organizations for the benefit of the business. With this specific knowledge and insight, businesses are able to figure out the best and most sophisticated solutions to issues that arise within their companies. Through expert counselling, consulting, and coaching, change and improvement is always made evident in the long run, from the business itself down to its individual employees.

How Can I/O Psychology Help Me?

Our organization is offering the rare opportunity for our clients to leverage the same techniques and expertise of I/O Psychology to help them build the best possible careers for themselves. In other words, we help our clients by sharing our insider knowledge and first-hand experience. We determine what personal challenges our clients are facing and then we figure out how to resolve them. We advise our clients on how to develop concrete and practical strategies for getting into the right career and hired by the companies where they want to work. For some clients, self-employment may become a preferred option and we can help them get their business started.

How are we different from regular career advice?

What sets I/O Psychology Advisory Services apart from regular career advice services in Toronto, the GTA, Ottawa, Barrie, and other parts of Canada? It all comes down to our professional knowledge base and our execution. We don’t simply tell you what kind of employee you are. We take it further by helping you translate this information into action by giving you advice on how you can develop and implement practical strategies that will place you on the best career path for you. With Dr. Helen Ofosu’s award winning expertise in pre-employment assessment, recruitment and selection, training, diversity, and work-life balance—you’re in the right place. Take the all important first step and jump start or restart your career with us now.

More about our services …

We offer precise, discrete, practical, and personalized counselling, coaching, and consulting services that are based on a standardized (psychometric) test and interview. By doing this, our company helps its clients to leverage tried-and-tested advice and techniques when aiming to build the best possible career for themselves. Whether you are located in Toronto, the GTA, Ottawa, Barrie, or other areas in the country–success will always be within reach in person, by phone, or by video (e.g., Skype or FaceTime).

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