Hello there. Since 1987 I have been developing, delivering and training others to deliver, a career decision making and development program, The Implicit Career Search. ICS is designed to help individuals clarify who they intend to be and how their work will make a positive difference in our world. It is rewarding, and somewhat bemusing, for me to realize that the program is now being delivered throughout North America and Europe, guiding thousands of individuals toward joyous and impactful careers. As I finally come close to considering ICS to be a 'finished product' I notice my passion is turning toward helping people get 'unstuck' in other areas of their life. This shows up on this site under the heading 'Wisdom Development.' and, just as with ICS, I am determined to bring you the most no-nonsense, effective and safe techniques available to help you become as real as you would like to. Which, I suspect, is the wisest thing you can do.
The Implicit Career Search will not tell you what you should be should you decide to grow up. Instead it will teach you how to plan for your future with an approach that will keep you constantly ahead of the upcoming shifts in the world of work. You will complete your ICS experience with the vision and clarity of a leader and a plan that will see you become an expert and creator in your chosen field."
Denise offers coaching and group facilitation along with Leadership Fitness processing sessions for individual clients. Denise is a Trained Practitioner of The Human Element, Implicit Career Search, PEAT Process and a Critical Incident Stress Interventionist. Denise has been employed with BC Emergency Health Services for 25 years as a PrimaryCare Paramedic and Critical Care Coordinator\Emergency Medical Dispatcher and as a Former City Councillor has a demonstrated history of working in the Public Safety Industry and Municipal Government. As a former City Councillor with the City of Salmon Arm Denise holds an Advanced Certificate in Local Government Leadership and has worked with government stakeholders, non--profit agencies and city staff to provide progressive leadership for the city.
Denise has volunteered Internationally with Canadian Medical Assistance Teams on disaster relief deployments in Pakistan in 2010 and the Philippines in 2013.
"My intention is to remind individuals of their innate abilities and provide organizations with tools to develop high functioning teams."
"Denise is a skilled and nurturing individual. Her warm nature makes everyone feel welcome and at ease. In addition Denise's ability to listen and to ask enquiring questions, facilitates free and open conversation." Alan Harrison, Mayor, Salmon Arm.
For further information contact Denise@implicitsolutions
If you are here to consider career exploration, whether deciding upon your first career or transitioning from a current one, my suggestion is, no matter your current circumstances, to first consider the contribution you will make with the career path you choose. Establish that contribution as your home base for all subsequent career decisions and you will become successful. And, best of all, successful on your own terms!
All careers are as successful as the plan they are based upon. If you want a more successful career, develop a better plan. Oh, you need to know what a plan is...
TO BECOME A CERTIFIED ICS PRACTITIONER OR COACH
An ICS Practitioner is certified to both deliver the workshop to groups and coach individuals through the process. Certification is a straightforward and inexpensive process. For more information visit the Experience ICS page.
Sweden's largest fast food franchise, Max Burgers was introduced to ICS in 2007 by Master Practitioner Susan Petrina, here were their results after just two years:
Due to the ICS workshops we have cut training time in half, taking one year to train a Regional Manager where it used to take two." JONAS ASPENFJALL, GENERAL MANAGER OPERATIONS, MAX BURGERS, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
'We Work!' An introduction to The Implicit Career Search approach. Available on Amazon.
A couple of highlights from results garnered by Brentwood Bay Resort since using The Emergent Leaders Program. It is useful to note that the resort was achieving very good results prior to using TELP (average turnover rate for hotels is 34% and for restaurants 66%). TELP helped moved the BBR stats from very good to excellent.
ICS GOING ONLINE! View the video below to discover Millennial Hero, an online program that uses ICS as its base..
ICS provides the foundation for MAPPS: Mentoring Adolescents & Adults for Personal and Professional Success. MAPPS is currently part of the curriculum for the High School for Recording Arts in Los Angeles, a project and learner based charter high school serving disadvantaged youth and drop outs ages 16-24."
The High School for Recording Arts in Los Angeles, California and St. Paul, Minnesota provides young people a chance to realize their full potential, despite any previous setbacks. By engaging students through music and the exploration and operation of the music business, core learning areas and real world, 21st century skills can be acquired at the same time. More than just earning a high school diploma, HSRA prepares students for a positive post-secondary education and life.
If you are feeling stuck, less successful than you want to be, lost or frustrated in any area of your life be it: career; relationships; family; money; etc., you are most likely being held back either by previous traumas, present fears, or future 'shoulds'. We actually do want to achieve our goals, exercise regularly, eat healthily, etc. It is the, often unconscious, negative charge we have developed around these activities that stops us. Ten years ago it was difficult to imagine that emotional and psychological rigidities, especially the deep and chronic, could be removed in one hour long session. Now there are procedures achieving just that: increased mental and emotional fitness in an extremely short period of time. For the past year I have been incorporating the work of Zivorad Slavinski (PEAT) into my own work to provide my clients with safe and effective tools to help them become joyously unstuck and free to achieve the goals they set.
Implicit Solutions is honoured to partner with the Brentwood Bay Wellness Centre, Victoria, BC and the Schutz Company of New York to offer The Emergent Leader Program (TELP). Based on the philosophy that leadership is an emergent quality available to all of us rather than a role that is assigned to some of us, TELP has been carefully designed to assist participants in identifying and further developing their unique leadership abilities.
Interview with Dr. Wanda Wallace of 'Voice over America' radio
ATTENTION SCHOOLS AND VETERANS!
The most commonly asked question during an ICS Workshop is "Why isn't this available in schools?" My answer to that is "It certainly can be!" To make good on that promise I am offering all ICS certification and licensing fees at a 50% discount to all high-schools. I am also extending this offer to veterans as they are another group that I see benefitting tremendously from this approach and have difficulty accessing it.
It is neither a fear of failure or success that stops us from realizing our goals. It's the fear of having that feeling and the unawareness that we can cope with it.