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Connect with William Ferry,

Private Career Coaching & Mentoring Opportunities for Engineers

from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Connect with William Ferry,

Private Career Coaching & Mentoring Opportunities for Engineers

from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Introduction

Headline:

Private Career Coaching & Mentoring Opportunities for Engineers

I am a(n):

Professional Engineer | Engineering Manager | Engineering Mentor | Ph.D. | Graduate Course Developer | Manufacturing and Automation Consultant | Ex-Montrealer | Self-Directed Investor | Car Nut | Squash and Soccer Player

I am the go-to for:

Helping engineers advance in their careers both professionally and personally.

What I do:

The engineering profession is well-paid and rewarding, but also stressful and challenging. Many engineers will reach a point at which they will ask themselves what they are doing and where they are going. I help them answer these topics and develop a plan for a successful and rewarding future.

I draw on my extensive experience in academia and industry to provide unique perspectives - particularly to those who feel stuck and would like to try something new. I also have a large network of engineering contacts that I can draw on if required.

I take a no BS approach and will always provide honest answers to your questions. Some of my opinions will go against conventional wisdom and may be surprising. However, if you are looking for someone who can steer you through confusing and difficult times in your engineering career, I'd be happy to hear from you.

Look forward to speaking with you shortly!

Services

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1-on-1 Private Session With Will

$150


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Independent Career Assessment for Engineers

$500


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Private Career Coaching & Mentorship (3 Month Program)

$1,500


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Private Career Coaching & Mentorship (6 Month Program)

$2,500


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Private Career Coaching & Mentorship Program (1 Year)

$5,000


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Offer

My Offer:

I offer the following:

1) Discovery phone calls. Let's get to know each other and see if I might be able to help you find what you are looking for.
2) Private coaching session. Get help on a topic of your choice.
2) Custom career assessment. Let's see how much you know about yourself and about what you want.
3) 3, 6, and 12 months of private career mentorship. Bring me on if you want to invest directly in your career development.

My ideal target audience:

• Engineers who are looking to advance in their careers.
• Engineers who feel stuck in their jobs and would like to try something else.
• Engineering students who would like to know more about a career in academia and how to succeed.
• Companies or people that are interested in knowing more about applied research and development, manufacturing, automation, testing and aerospace.

Reach out if you want to:

  • Progress both professionally and personally.
  • Get some outside help when it comes to figuring out where you are going, why, and how to best get there.
  • Invest in private career coaching.

Feel free to also book a session if you want to ask me about:

Industry trends, insights, observations & opinions

My current role & responsibilities

My salary, rates, income & benefits

My education, training & qualifications

My biggest challenges, successes, failures & lessons learned

What success means to me

How I got to where I am today

What I enjoy most/least about my career

What it is like to live and work in my city

Recommendations for anyone entering my career or industry

Recommended books, articles, blogs, conferences, tools, apps, etc.

Whose content do I consume regularly

Daily practices, habits, and strategies

Issues I care most about right now and why

My values, beliefs, philosophies and/or political views

About

Why me:

✔ I studied at some of Canada's top engineering universities, obtaining a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.
✔ I worked for almost nine years as a senior engineer and project manager in aerospace manufacturing, building automated machine tools and production lines.
✔ I was a manager in the testing department for the development of new gas turbine engines, where I instrumented engine parts and proved-out new technology.
✔ I was an adjunct professor at McGill University where I supervised students and created and taught a new graduate-level course for a class of nearly 30.
✔ I am a manager of a team of nine employees at a Vancouver-area high-tech manufacturing company.
✔ I have mentored countless students and engineers and love helping others succeed in their career.

In summary I have worked in industry and academia, both big and small companies, and as an engineer and manager. I have seen what works and what doesn't and believe this wide range of experience gives me unique perspectives on career development.

What it’s like to work with me:

I have three, six and 12-session programs where I will step you through a series of discussions on certain themes. At the end of each session I give my clients homework, which we will review on our next session. This ensures that our meetings have structure and that there is forward progress through specific actions and accountability.

However, each program is tailored somewhat to the needs of the individual. I am conscious that some engineers may not even want to continue with engineering! This is why career development is not a one-size-fits-all process.

I recommend a discovery session to determine the needs of the client so I can adjust my program accordingly. Our discussions will be kept strictly confidential.

Fun fact about me:

I love competitive sports. Soccer and squash have been constants for me from a young age. I have played both to a high level.

I am a car nut. My teachers used to ask me "don't you have anything else to write about?" in my journals when I was young.

I love fixing things. Why throw it out if it can be repaired?

Professional experiences:

  • Professional Engineer (P. Eng) at Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC)
  • Manager, Test Operations at Genesis Robotics and Motion Technology
  • Adjunct Professor and Course Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering at McGill University
  • Manager, Test and Validation at Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Manager, Machining Technology Development at Pratt & Whitney Canada
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Educational experiences:

  • Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering at The University of British Columbia
  • M.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering at The University of Windsor
  • B.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering at Queen's University
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