Hello! I’m Linda Folster, Director of Career Services. I began my journey as a Career Practitioner in 2008 in the non-profit sector. I hold a Master’s in Adult Education; am a Certified Career Development Practitioner, Career Leadership Academy graduate, and am certified in several career assessments. I joined the Yorkville/TFS family in September 2020.
I am privileged to lead our team of exceptional Career Professionals. My work involves setting the strategic direction of career education and support, and working collaboratively with campus partners, while consulting with students to understand their needs. Our goal is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and support needed to transition successfully from school to the world of work and realize their career dreams.
I am a values-based professional, passionate about supporting people to stretch themselves. I’ve coached over 1300 clients through challenging life transitions, including unemployment, entrepreneurship, and coping with COVID-19.
I am a mom to 2 amazing daughters, and live with my partner in a small, scenic, seaside village nestled between downtown Vancouver and Whistler. I love long walks in nature and get a kick out of contorting myself into yoga poses, and shopping online for fashion and home décor deals!