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Personal Programs

Get your bearings so you can reach your goals

Understanding yourself is the key to successfully negotiating the twists and turns of life.  When you know where you fit compared to others, what you're awesome at, what you need in your environment to flourish, where your blind spots are (and what you can do about them) and how to recognize and manage your stress, you will be ready to take on the world.

Working with Catherine is a safe, friendly experience that gives you access to deep insights into how you can use your Birkman results to best effect today with your current goals and in the future, too.

What's with the Birkman? The Birkman Method® has been refined and validated for over 60 years.  With over 2 million respondents, it gives you access to comprehensive information about not just what you are like but where you fit compared to the population at large.  Read more


With so much data at your fingertips and a fun, informative and personally relevant session or sessions with Catherine, an experienced Independent Birkman Consultant, you'll have everything you need to reach your current professional or personal goal. 

Choose the Personal Program that meets your needs:


Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you'll have more success than you could possibly have imagined." Roger Caras, wildlife photographer


Gain the insights you need to succeed at not just finding a job but finding a job where you fit and can flourish for years to come. 

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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go." Dr. Seuss


Whether you're graduating high school and just entering university or you're graduating from university and entering the workforce, you are in the driver's seat.  So, get to know yourself in black and white terms and discover how you can ensure that you are setting yourself up for success.  Read More



All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership." -Ann Landers


When you understand each other's behaviours in black-and-white terms, on paper, you are able to discuss hot-button issues in a new, more constructive way and you'll retain that ability throughout your life together.  Read More

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment." Lao Tzu


Change is the only constant." Heraclitus


In order to grow and flourish, we need a clear sense of who we are, what our strengths are, what we need and how to manage those things that send us up the wall. Read More



The Birkman has been extremely useful for my day to day life, on and off duty. I have been able to strengthen my shortcomings and adapt effectively to different environments. A better understanding of myself, and my natural habits, has reduced my stress while on deployments and allowed me to enjoy all aspects of sailing." -Brian Arnott


Catherine is a wonderfully skilled, witty and insightful Birkman Consultant....  You will find her insights emerge from a deep pool of experience and are not just helpful but rather transformational." -Dave Phillips



Catherine Olchowy business HR consultant Victoria BC

Catherine Olchowy

An enthusiastic HR strategist with a wealth of experience supporting business owners and the teams they depend upon.  Bring Catherine in to get great at the people part of your business.

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