Linda Pleskach

Career Counsellor

I take pride in an "outside the box" approach to identify my client's needs and provide a creative, results-oriented method to vocational rehabilitation, career counselling and disability management. I see my role, one I am passionate about, to empathically support, connect, challenge and celebrate with my clients as they define, understand and own their strengths and limitations.

How I can help.

Speaking from personal experience, most of us will not stay in the same job, let alone the same industry for our entire working life. Working with me can start the journey to self-discovery; the journey that never ends. I apply a trauma-informed lens as a critical tool in providing all vocational services. In particular I am skilled and experienced in the following:

  • Determining a vocation or career path; Preparing for the “world of work”.
  • Complete a career transition; Navigate through a career change.
  • Ensure career management; Focusing on employability throughout a person’s work life.
  • Assist people who have disabilities in living fuller, more independent lives by securing employment.

My story.

Since 2005, I have been providing disability and vocational rehabilitation services within the insurance, non-profit, private and public sectors. I believe in modifying all strategies to fit the very specific needs of my clients. My focus is to improve my clients career potential and income as well as their quality of life outside the world of work. Trust is the cornerstone of my practice; my clients can be assured that their opinions and values will be heard and respected. My goal throughout is to help individuals pursue learning and find work which is personally meaningful; empowering them so that they are able to manage transitions in today’s ever-evolving labour market.

Life outside the office.

My greatest joy is spending time with my family; I am a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. I am a life-long learner, an avid reader and sports fan. Spending precious hours in my yard, visiting with friends and travel round out my life.


  • Career Counselling
  • Return to Work & Disability Management Programs and Coordination
  • Case Management
  • Work-Life Strategist
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Mediation Services Advocacy
  • Training (various topic)

Therapies offered.

  • Career Counselling
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Work-Life Strategies
  • Stages of Change
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Self-Actualization

Areas I can assist with.

  • Career Counselling: Exploration & Identification
  • Goal Setting and Intervention Planning
  • Vocational Profile Assessment
  • Career Services-Post Secondary Education Preparation
  • Career Management
  • Job Coaching
  • Job Search Assistance Services
  • Job Dissatisfaction/Mid-Career Changes/Workplace Changes
  • Retirement Preparation
  • Health Advice and Promotion in Support of Return to Work
  • Disability Management Program Development
  • Communication Strategies
  • Policy Development
  • Return to Work Coordination
  • Monitoring and Other Components of Disability Management
  • Outplacement Services for Employers
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Mediation and Advocacy
  • Transferable Skills Analysis
  • Labor Market Research
  • Residual Capacity Determination
  • Earning Capacity Analysis
  • Employability Assessment
  • Report Critique Services


“Linda is wonderful to work with. She finds laughter just at the right moment to keep things real. Doing the work was easy as she provided solid support along the way I am now realizing a new chapter in my life and happy she was there to celebrate with me. She is friendly and knowledgeable and the right fit for me and my new career move.”


ClienteleAdults with or without physical/mental disabilities as well as businesses and insurance companies.
Sliding scalePlease call to discuss, service packages available.
Free 30 minute consultationYes, by phone or in person.
Accepted payment methodsE-transfer, cash with receipt
Accepts coverage?Yes, direct billing is available, please check with your provider.
Accepted insurance plansCoverage varies based on individual plans.
Liability insurance provider and expiration dateProlink, exp. February 2022


Years in practiceOver 16 years
School:Certified Work-Life Strategist, (CWS), Career Professionals of Canada, 2021
Certified Interview Strategist, (CIS), Career Professionals of Canada, 2021
Certified Career Development Practitioner, (CCDP), Canadian Council for Career Development, 2020
Certified Resume Strategist, (CRS), Career Professionals of Canada, 2020
College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP -RTW/DM) , 2020
Chartered Professional in Human Resource Management (CPHR), Canadian Council of Human Resources Association, 2008
Human Resource Management Certificate, University of Manitoba, 2005
CACE Program Certificate (Adult and Continuing Education), University of Manitoba, 1997

Additional Credentials.

College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP)2021
Vocational Rehabilitation Association Canada (VRAC) 2007
Vocational Rehabilitation Association-Manitoba Society (VRA-MB)2007
Claims Association of Manitoba (CAM) 2012
CPHR Manitoba2005
Manitoba Association for Career Development 2020
Career Professionals of Canada 2020

Contact information.

NameLinda Pleskach

Client forms.

Consent Form download
Client Intake Form download

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