Born-and-raised in India, I moved to Canada just over a year ago. I am glad to have invested a significant amount of energy in understanding Calgary’s socio-economic trends, cultural viewpoints, and the Startup ecosystem. My love for the city and its people inspired me to give back to the community through ‘The Startup Impact’ Project.
As Gandhi once said "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others", I feel I have a responsibility to give back to the community and explore ways to be of service outside my home and the workplace. I love to be involved in community engagement, outreach, mentoring and fundraising activities with social and health services organizations.
I am the first one in my family to migrate overseas with no friends or relatives around. Struggling to find a thriving environment in India, I dreamt about carving a meaningful and genuinely happy life in Canada, which was on the other side of the world. Long story short, I manifested my way to this country and soon fell in love with this beautiful city. I was fortunate enough to find employment opportunity before landing to Canada, quite a rare feat for a newcomer. Early on, I understood that networking and skill enhancement are the key elements to finding new career and growth opportunities in Canada.
My first job in Calgary, Canada was with a Startup and I was their first international hire. The experience was unparalleled. During my transition from a newcomer to a known face in Calgary’s marketplace, my second employer gave me the opportunity to help hundreds of job aspirants build capabilities and connects toward achieving their career goals. Driven by passion to engage in community development programs and desire to form meaningful social connections, I have formed invaluable relationships with professionals and organizations who are committed to building an economically rich and inclusive society.
Fear of regret, desire to succeed, self-belief and crazy amount of hard work helped me defy the odds, persevere and achieve some wonderful milestones. I believe whether you operate your own business or not, a creative, purposeful and entrepreneurial approach is critical to impacting the society and experiencing your best self.
I am imperfect, have fear and self-doubt just like the rest of us. But, I am determined to bring out the best in me, keep evolving, have fun and live a purposeful, expressive and fulfilling life.
Now I’m on a MISSION to encourage millions of aspiring entrepreneurs, students and professionals find their purpose, adopt empowering mindset, act on their dreams, unite to solve pressing problems and in the process realize their true potential. I believe, when this happens, we will start seeing transformational shifts and extraordinary outcomes that will lead to a more conscious and inclusive community, a community that will be better-equipped to thrive even on the face of adversities and pandemics.
BI Specialist | Data Analytics | Financial Planning & Analysis | Business Strategy | Project Evaluation & Management | Research
Shivi is that "veteran warrior" you need in your corner for your career boost, reboot or job search journey.
Shivi worked with me to secure post-training job placement during my recent career pivot, she was intuitive in the matches and recommendations she made; always aligned with the objective to leverage and mesh my enhanced Tech skills with my existing professional profile.
She is tireless and always willing to give her time in support of others, dishing out her treasure-trove of job search, resume, Linked-in optimization, networking and interviewing wisdom. Plus she's awesome at making connections, getting the inside scoop and sharing.
Junior Software Developer at CoreData
I have been a client of Shivi's as I was in transition from an oil and gas engineering job to a software development job. I was impressed by Shivi's energy and dedication.
She was relentless in pushing our group and me in particular to make the maximum amount of effort in our job search which is not something anyone is comfortable with. Her support was invaluable in resume writing, interview preparation and networking where she personally went with me to a few networking events.
I was surprised to see that sometimes right after the events which ended in the night, she was back to the office to finish working on another project.
Her efforts paid out eventually as, following an internship that she found for me, I am working right now in a software developer role consistent with the training I had undertaken.
Full Stack Developer at Showpass | Data Science | Machine Learning
Shivi is exceptionally dedicated, supportive, helpful and just a fantastic person in general. She is a great networker, motivator and mentor.
Shivi is always there when you need her; whether it be advice, motivation or a gentle nudge in the right direction.
She is great at helping people to move out of their comfort zone in order to help them move their careers forward and land in the best environment for their personality and career goals.
When I first met Shivi the first thing that reassured me was her smile :) Since then, her career coaching has been invaluable for me as I navigate my career in Canada.
Shivi gave me confidence in my career journey with her encouraging personality. She significantly helped me with building my resume and always motivated me to apply to as many jobs as possible. Ultimately, those skills, along with the interview tips she gave me, helped me land my very first internship.
She helped me with the industry connections and connected me with the employer for the Software Developer internship. Shivi was such a great person to work with; I will always remember her positive energy!
IT Project Coordinator at Vog App Developers
My first impression of her was that she is very approachable, professional, and easy to get along. She has played a major role as a job consultant and a resume editor.
She has given me some very good feedback regarding my resume and LinkedIn, which has helped me tailored my resume for job search purposes in my new field. Besides her expertise in resumes and LinkedIn, she is approachable, honest, and can give proper feedback.
Shivi is also well connected with industry leaders and employers.
Data Analyst / PMP in progress
I have worked with Shivi at TechCareers with Manpower. She had been the most amazing guide, helping me in drafting resumes and counselling me about professional networking.
I highly appreciate the dedication she has towards her work and her patience while explaining the intricacies of resume building and importance of networking. Her professional attitude and pleasant behavior make her very approachable and easy to talk with.
Shivi had been a great mentor to me and I am sure she will be a great addition to any organization she works with.
Senior Software Engineer
An optimistic and helpful person. I met her at Tech Careers and was helpful for me and my classmates. I heard from lots of her clients that she really feels with them and spends lots of efforts to help them.
She is also friendly and has very good relations with everybody. Moreover, she is an excellent motivator and encourages you a lot to achieve your goals.