About

Gerard Alberts, M.Ed., R.Psych., CCLC                                                                                                 Psychologist / Executive Coach / Career and Workplace Consultant

Gerard Alberts

Gerard has a vision and passion for helping people and organizations to develop and achieve their goals. Over the past 25 years, he has pursued professional and leadership opportunities consistent with his values, principles and ethics to support the progress and success of over 1000 individuals and almost 100 businesses and organizations.

After enjoying early opportunities as a musician, Gerard began developing his skills within the not-for- profit sector, including roles as a youth counsellor, psychometrician, and information systems coordinator for a large social services agency. In the meantime, he also pursued further education, training and career adventures to become a school psychologist, employee and family counsellor, and executive director of a counselling center before transitioning into
business leadership.

While leading a diverse team of many professionals across Alberta serving an extensive
customer base of large industry and government employers on behalf of a national workplace
support firm based in Toronto, Gerard had the opportunity to discover and help create solutions for some of the most challenging HR, workplace and personal concerns. Subsequently, he applied his knowledge and skills as a Senior Consultant in the executive search and career management business, then as Alberta Director for the progressive international City University of Seattle where he was senior faculty for several years.

During this time, Gerard also developed and operated his psychology, coaching and consulting
business, contracting his services to various organizations and individuals to address
challenges, develop solutions and create successful outcomes.

Over the years, as a psychologist, Gerard has had the privilege of gaining the trust of numerous
adults, youth, couples and families while counselling them through personal, relationship,
educational, and career challenges. He has also conducted hundreds of assessments to
facilitate educational, career, and mental health solutions.

Additionally, Gerard understands the diverse needs and challenges of business leaders and
career-minded people working together to develop collaborative and effective teams in today’s tumultuous marketplace. He has experienced the rewards of providing confidential coaching to enhance the success of many executive leaders, professionals, and hundreds of other personnel and teams across industries, including the energy sector, financial institutions, technology, agriculture, real estate developers, education, health care, social services, and other business and non-profit organizations.

Gerard completed a Bachelor’s and a Master's degree in Psychology at the University of
Calgary, supplemented by innumerable personal, professional and leadership development
opportunities. With broad experience as a member of several associations, boards, and
committees, he is a Past Chair and current member of the Calgary Industrial/Organizational
Psychology Group, and a member of the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Committee
(Calgary). He served for several years on the oral examination panels for candidates entering
the psychology profession. As a licensed registered psychologist (Alberta), Gerard also holds
coaching and assessment certifications from the Center for Creative Leadership (San Diego)
and Birkman International (Houston), which have opened doors to a significant number of
assignments. More recently, he was recruited by the progressive Niagara Institute of the
Conference Board of Canada as a member of their executive coaching team in Western
Canada.

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