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Courtney Kirschbaum has helped thousands of people get better jobs and careers by giving them the inspiration, motivation and strategies to move up or on.


An award-winning presenter, career strategist and advocate, you may have already seen her work in Fast Company, Business News Daily or CIO magazine.


More than a coach, Courtney champions people, helping her clients realize their potential through career strategies and insider tactics not taught in college or trade schools.


A first generation college graduate, she worked her way through school and believed that same hard work would equal success after graduation. She quickly realized college had not taught her the nuances of the business world or prepared her or her peers for success there.


After stumbling in her first interview with a blue chip company, she saw her dream of working overseas slipping away. She rallied and convinced a manager at KPMG to give her a chance, that chance was all she needed.


She parlayed that job into a sought-after position as an international project manager and was sent to overseas to work at the company’s international headquarters where she spent the next decade as an expatriate hiring and developing talent throughout Europe and Asia. She saw high-potential new hires overworked and under-developed and facing the same challenges she’d had to overcome.


In 2011 Courtney founded her own company to share her insights, lesson's-learned and champion people to achieve their most ambitious career goals. She speaks and leads workshops at companies and universities across the US and Canada and delivered the closing talk at TEDx Edmonton.


With first hand experience of the glass ceiling, gender pay bias, and the challenges unique to first generation professionals, leveling the playing field is important to Courtney and she donates a portion of her company’s profits and a portion of all her speaking fees to Pathways to Success Youth Project, which teaches students success tactics and strategies giving them the skills and confidence to go after their dreams.






It is possible to get where you want to go and enjoy the journey.

-Courtney Kirschbaum

Courtney Kirschbaum empowers and inspires the next wave of global thought leaders and local champions. Her straight-talking style resonates with attendees by combining compassion, humor, and real-life Fortune 500 work experience to provide:


•  Effective techniques for succeeding on your own terms

• How to be a master not a commodity

• Secrets to getting into career fields or jobs that seem out of reach

• How to create a career built on your personal genius and unique strengths


Whether speaking at colleges and universities or conducting workshops for Millennials at companies like Marriott, Lowes, and Sage Software, Courtney quickly distills 20 years of insider knowledge into transformational tools for success and actionable wisdom. Participants walk away with added confidence, knowledge and a framework for action.

Courtney was the closing speaker at TEDx Edmonton in 2014 and was selected as one of eWomen Network’s top 5 speakers in 2013.

"I was completely blown away by your keynote address and your breakout session. You have opened my eyes to a new way of thinking."


Katherine Shimazaki,
Delegate Network of Empowered Women Conference


Topic: Your Personal Vision and Career Choice

Imagine that you’ve just graduated and your dreams are bigger than your résumé. You don’t want to settle for a "survival" job. that has nothing to do with your dreams just to get by. When she first graduated, Courtney was in your shoes. She found a way to break out from a coordinator-level position at a small local trade association to live and work all over Europe and Asia while leading global initiatives for some of the most recognizable brands in the world. In this talk, she’ll tell you exactly how she did it with an actionable plan for how you can, too. Hear Courtney’s real experiences and the secrets she learned along the way to avoid (or escape) underemployment with smarter, faster alternatives.


Topic: Motivation And Personal Growth

We’ve all heard success stories about people without college degrees, or even high school diplomas, who become huge innovators and industry pioneers. What factors and characteristics activate their success while others stall in jobs that don’t inspire or energize them? Gain the competitive advantage — regardless of résumé or credentials — by attending this talk where Courtney reveals the shared mindsets and skill sets of high performers and prepares you to take focused action when life’s pivotal moments present themselves.


Topic: Getting Hired And Working In Large Corporate Cultures

Large multi-national companies employ 38% of the workforce, and many graduates want this type of experience on their résumé. In this frank and entertaining talk, Courtney pulls from her decade-long career as a "fixer" for global consulting firms KPMG, BearingPoint, and  Deloitte to give you a "myths vs. reality" look at corporate life. She’ll expose the secrets to getting in, getting ahead and when the time comes, getting out — giving you a rare behind-the-scenes look at this unique culture and how to succeed within it.


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Learn more about Courtney's speaking seminars and begin your path to success!


Are You Too Busy Working to Focus on Getting Ahead in Your Career?

Each quarter, Courtney accepts a handful of career strategy clients. Consider this if you’re an ambitious, high potential; you know you’re meant for something more and you’re not satisfied with the glacial pace of career advancement offered by most employers. This is an opportunity to partner with an experienced strategist whose focus will be on you and achieving your goals.




You are an experienced professional who wants to better leverage your knowledge and experience to move to the next level or transition to entrepreneurship.


You are having trouble gaining traction or aren’t clear on next steps.


You are ready to move to the next level, but can’t get your leadership to see you as a leader who can do higher level work. You’re bored.


You’d benefit from an experienced, objective strategist to partner with you and develop your career.


You want clarity and an objective, professional assessment of your options and next steps.


You would like to brand your self as a thought leader and raise your professional profile.


You are ready to take action and do the work required to bring about the change you want.


Applications are accepted year round. New clients for strategy sessions begin in October, January, April, and July.


Learn more about the career strategy program here.


"An inspiration in a practical and meaningful way."

-Jill Anderson,  Anderson Marketing Communications

"Not only were your words uplifting and encouraging, but extremely helpful and life have given me the courage to find/pursue my passion. You truly have a gift."

-Tisha Deloney, “Move Up or On” workshop attendee, Marriott Corporation

"I would like to express my sincere thanks to you for your sharing at the conference. You are my inspiration! Your words truly impacted me, and changed my perspectives on pursuing my goals and dreams."

-Yanyee Kong, delegate, NEW Conference

"Fantastic! and I think it actually changed my life. I will now make better choices every day"

-Haavard Helmen, Audience member at Courtney’s “Choices” keynote.

"An entire roomful of women who had just spent an hour with Courtney Kirschbaum were so enthusiastic and excited after their time with Courtney that I instantly knew I wanted to be a part of whatever it is that she does."

- Karen Terrell, Financial Advisor ...on why she registered for a workshop with Courtney


Give your fledgling career wings and
be happier.


Original ExperienceTM is a 5-week, online program composed of live and collaborative components. This one-of-a-kind program is designed to teach you how to take the guesswork out of your career and life and replace it
with powerful strategies and a blueprint for achievement and fulfillment and find happiness
in your life.

Internationally recognized speaker and presenter


From corporate to college audiences, Courtney’s talks are engaging, informative and inspirational. Selected as one of eWomen Network’s top 5 speakers in 2013, Courtney was the closing speaker at TEDx Edmonton in 2014.

Get your right job
and change
the world


A career’s worth of job hunt wisdom and experience in the time it takes to complete this
one-of-a-kind program. Replace rejection letters with job offers.  Master branding and marketing techniques and get proven tactics for negotiating better salary
and benefits. Your job is your opportunity to change the world. Get the right one.





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