Alan Kearns


Managing Partner & Founder, CareerJoy

Alan is Canada’s Career Coach and the Head Coach and founder of CareerJoy™. He is one of Canada’s foremost experts on all things relating to careers. Alan was educated as an Optician, and made a career transition into the recruitment industry. He was one of Canada’s most successful recruiters and founder of TalentLab. Having made a career transition himself and recognizing the gap in the market for professionals who were looking for unbiased professional advice and tools to help manage their career, he founded CareerJoy. Alan has more than 17 years of experience coaching professionals with major career decisions. He hosts Canada’s top rated career Podcast CareerJoy Conversations. His guests have ranged from John Stanton founder of The Running Room to Jim Citrin best selling author of The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers. He has a weekly column in Workopolis and speaks to organizations and conferences across Canada on topics related to professionals and their career.

Alan was voted one of the Top 40 entrepreneurs under the age of 40. He is interviewed regularly in the media about the latest issues and trends within the Canadian workforce. He has been featured on Venture, The National Post and The Globe & Mail and is the career expert for Workopolis Canada’s number 1 career site.

Alan is certified in the Highlands Career Assessment Methodology and was a founding member of the International Association of Coaches (IAC)