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Career Reinvention Bootcamp

  • Bolt Careers Vancouver Canada (map)

Have you ever left work feeling deflated, the feeling that you’re just going through the motions at your job each day? 

Have you thought about starting something of your own, a side hustle perhaps, or doing something more impactful with your talents, but you are afraid that it may fail, it may be a step backwards for your career, and may not bring in steady income?

Have you wondered why your efforts to land new job opportunities haven’t gained traction and don’t know why?

You’re not alone. Over 70% of employees are not engaged with their work, and find themselves feeling unfulfilled.

No doubt you have contemplated making a career or job change. However, without clarity or inspiration it can be tricky to know where to start.

Be one of the first Vancouverites to join the Career Reinvention Bootcamp!

Join Iris Cai in this highly interactive full-day workshop designed specifically for professionals and entrepreneurial-minded individuals like you who want clarity, inspiration and motivation on your career/business decisions and options.

Together, we will explore where you are right now in your career and where you skills and interests could take you instead. The Bootcamp is different to traditional career counselling as it focuses on visualizing, mapping out potential paths and personal action planning for how to get there, and we walk through all of this step by step.

The Career Reinvention Bootcamp uses design thinking (a problem solving technique typically used in product/service innovation) and draws inspiration from the international bestseller, Business Model You, to help you produce “personal business models” that empower you to adapt to ever-changing needs of the marketplace and create new career possibilities.

Who is this for?

  • Your current job is losing its appeal to you. You'd like to move to a different role and would like some support to map out your plan.

  • You want more out of your life and career, but still haven't found that purpose, that calling, to channel your energy and creativity.

  • You want to start something of your own but don't know how to make it happen.

By attending this Bootcamp you will:

  • Have a much clearer understanding of your personal brand and what career/business options are most aligned with your purpose, strengths and interests.

  • Create a personal framework and roadmap to help you organize your thoughts and plans that you can refer back to time and time again as you move towards your new career goals. 

  • Develop skills to manage your career in an agile way.

  • Become much more confident in promoting yourself in your resume, cover letter, interviews, LinkedIn profile, and in creating a network of people that support you.

  • Gain motivation and support from a community of like-minded people with diverse backgrounds.

Imagine how good you will feel when you could finally say that you are in a career/business where you THRIVE, rather than SURVIVE, and actually having an action plan to make it happen.

About your Bootcamp leader

Iris Cai is a professional coach and workshop facilitator passionate about helping professionals and entrepreneurs create a life and career that matter. As the Career Coach for University of British Columbia's MBA program, founder of Bolt Careers and Iris Cai Coaching, , Iris has over 10 years of experience in various marketing and people development roles in organizations such as TELUS and Right Management. Iris's diverse corporate experience and aptitude in understanding product personas and marketing strategies have successfully enabled her to help hundreds of her clients discover the true essence of their humanities, chart their career paths and craft and market their personal brands.


08:45-09:00: Registration

09:00-12:00: Bootcamp Part 1: What inspires you, reviewing your past and current careers

12:00- 12:45: Lunch

12:45-17:30: Bootcamp Part 2: Reinvention and commitment

What to bring

A pen and a letter-sized notebook/clip board to make your writing easy. We will provide a handout for you to do exercises on. 

Included in ticket (valued at $400)

  • Free step-by-step pre-work booklet designed to help you reflect and get the most out of the Bootcamp

  • Interactive 8-hour Bootcamp with opportunities for open discussions and to have all of your questions answered

  • Free playbook to help you track your insights and action plan during the Bootcamp

  • Experienced coaches to facilitate your brainstorming, plus a group of highly engaged fellow participants

  • 2 free Business Model Canvases

  • 30 minute 1:1 post-bootcamp coaching call with Iris (valued at $100) to help with your next steps.

  • 10% donation to Room to Read, a global non-profit dedicated to girls' education and children's literacy in low-income communities in Asia and Africa. Room to Read believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children®.

Small investment - FLASH SALE expiring soon!

  • Regular Package price of $259; Get it for $199 NOW

  • Want to attend with a friend? We are happy to offer a special “buddy price” of $139 when you purchase a minimum of 2 tickets

Praises from former participants

  • "Really enjoyed the visualization - Opened my eyes to what I want and value..." - Gaby R. (HR professional)

  • "Workshop is effective in gaining perspective and clarity. Also gets participants up for next steps with SMART goals." - Tony V. (Director, public sector organization)

  • "The flow of the day was very powerful. Plus the benefit of sharing the exercises with like-minded people is immeasurable. I'm empowered to try something that I dropped as an idea because why not! Rapid prototype. I can't fault it as a package. Excellent workshop, perfect level of casual vs. professional and very empowering." - Sam M. (Entrepreneur, former engineer)

  • "I'm more confident and courageous to make steps for my future career. Feel good walking out of this workshop. Didn't feel like an entire day. Thank you!" - Anonymous (Marketing professional)

Video testimonials from Sam and Allison, former participants

Sam Middlewood is a former aerospace engineer from the United Kingdom and attended the Career Reinvention Bootcamp in February 2018. Hear Sam’s story on how the Bootcamp motivated him to pursue his entrepreneurial venture.

Allison is a marketing professional from Vancouver, BC and attended the Career Reinvention Bootcamp in February 2018. Hear what Allison has to say about how the Bootcamp gave her ideas, clarity and action plans on how to advance her career with her current employer.

View more testimonials here.

Time: 9am - 5:30pm

Location: 7 Gate Ventures, 68 Water St #401, Vancouver, BC

Watch this video to learn about Iris’ career journey since she arrived in Canada, and how it has inspired her to found Bolt Careers to help people who want to live a life and career that matter through her interactive design thinking workshops.

Photos from our June 9th Bootcamp:

Photos from previous Bootcamps

Prefer individual attention?

Book a free sample session with Iris Cai at to see if 1:1 coaching is suitable for your needs. 


Let’s chat :) Schedule a call with Iris at Alternatively, drop us a line at

Earlier Event: March 23
Career Reinvention Bootcamp