Free Introductory Conversation

You can get new perspectives and experience adventures in growth leading to a more productive and fulfilling life for you.

Our first 15 minutes together are FREE.

Our Introductory Conversation serves as the starting point and foundation for us working together with Intuitive Consulting Career Life Coaching.

Your Introductory Conversation with me is free. Let’s talk.

Let’s talk with each other. Let’s explore if, and how, we can work together.

Tell Me About Yourself

As soon as I have received your contact request I will send you an email address.

Tell me about yourself.

Before we begin our conversation I want to get to know you so that our conversation can be focused and productive.

We only have 15 minutes so let’s make each minute count.

Send Me the Following Information About Yourself

Before we talk I will need the following information.

  1. Tell me what do you need help with?
  2. a current colour photo
  3. your birth date, birth time and place of birth
  4. family information such as marital status, children and so forth.
  5. a copy of your resume.
    The longer the better. A 1 or 2 page resume does not contain very much detailed information.
    Read my resume writing advice “Your IT Resume – 15 Basic Components“.
  6. your personal website or your blog
  7. your LinkedIn link
  8. your Facebook link


The Introductory Conversation is free. There is no charge.

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The best way for you to connect with me is by email via the Contact Form below. After receiving your message I will send you my email address and your can send your information to me so that we can setup a conversation time..

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Get new perspectives and experience adventures in growth leading to a more productive and fulfilling life with your career, in your business, and in your life in general. Intuitive Consulting Career Life Coaching with Richard Edward Ward.

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Step outside your mind and take a look at your world from a new perspective.

Dive into your heart and follow your dreams.

Intuitive Consulting Career Life Coaching can help you to tap into your intuition and see your story, and to see your environment, in a new way, and from different perspectives.

New Perspectives

A new perspective can help anyone to experience an adventure in growth leading to a more productive and fulfilling life with their career, in their business or finding a job.

You may be able to find new and innovative ways to solve problems as we work together. Let’s bounce some ideas around. Let’s look at things differently. Let’s explore.

You may become unstuck, get out of the rut you may be in and find that you can now follow your path to achieve your dreams.

15 Possible Adventures in Growth

We are all unique.

Clients of mine have found that Sounding Board Coaching Sessions have unlocked adventures in growth for them. Do any of the following resonate with you?

  1. Break out of deadlocked problems and find original solutions
  2. Develop strategies to cope with rapid change
  3. Follow your curiosity
  4. Stimulate your creativity
  5. Become attuned to your inner self
  6. Become more aware of your environment
  7. Make more skillful use of your energy so that you can realize your full potential
  8. Inspire thoughts and feelings
  9. Stimulate creative thinking
  10. Develop a values system
  11. Empower yourself as an individual
  12. Create a time investment portfolio
  13. Enhance personal growth and work performance
  14. Develop strategies for fighting boredom by changing your routines and expanding your interests
  15. Discover strategies for conserving inner energy by cutting down on criticism and defensiveness

Experience Your Own Adventure in Growth

Experience your own adventure in growth with Sounding Board Career Life Coaching.

If this resonates with you contact me.

I look forward to working with you to help you to get new perspectives and experience adventures in growth leading to a more productive and fulfilling life with your career, in your business, and in your life in general.

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José Luis Stevens

José Luis Stevens, PhD, is a Shaman who is an international lecturer, teacher, consultant, and trainer.
He completed a ten-year apprenticeship with a Huichol marakame (The marakame is an integral link between the people and the unseen realms of the sacred. Marakame is translated as one who knows, singer or shaman) in Mexico.

He has studied extensively with the Shipibos of the Amazon, and the Q’ero of the Andes for the last twenty years.

Jose Luis Stevens

He is the cofounder with his wife and partner Lena Stevens of:

He is on the board of the Society of Shamanic Practitioners.


He is a psychologist, licensed clinical social worker with a doctorate in integral counseling from the California Institute of Integral Studies, an MSW from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in sociology from the University of Santa Clara, California.

Books and Audio By Jose Stevens

Jose Stevens is the author of eighteen books and e-books, as well as numerous articles.

Shamanism & Shamanic Practice

Learn more about shamanism and shamanic practice by visiting these pages:

Shamans & Shamanic Practitioners

About Richard Edward Ward

Richard Edward Ward provides services as a Sounding Board Career Life Coach. He is a Reiki Practitioner with training in the I Ching, Shamanic practice, Druidry, Tantra, and other esoteric arts therefore Intuition and Synchronicity play an important role in his work.

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A few words about Richard Edward Ward by Richard

I was born in Montreal, Quebec on February 20, 1948, and moved back in 2016.

For those of you who follow astrology, as I do, I am a Pisces with Moon in Cancer and Gemini Ascendant. According to Vedic astrology I am an Aquarian.

I am born in the year of the Rat according to Chinese astrology.

I am the eldest of 3 kids with a younger brother and sister.

Places Lived

I have lived in various cities and towns across Canada including Brockville, Burlington, Grimsby Beach, McBride Lake, Oakville, Ottawa, Toronto, Willowdale, Pictou and Halifax.

I have also lived outside of Canada in London and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England; Tangier, Morocco and Beijing, China.


I have travelled extensively throughout Canada, every province, from coast to coast as well as The Northwest Territories and the Yukon.

Foreign travel has included visiting the United States (and visiting many states), Mexico, England, Wales, Belgium, France, Spain, Morocco and China.


In China, I have travelled to the cities of Beijing, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Shanghai, Urumqi, Wuhan and Yantai.

I am very interested in China, Chinese culture and Chinese people.


After graduating from St. Andrew’s College in Aurora, Ontario, Canada I studied Commerce and then Theology at McGill University. Some years later I studied in the Department of Communication Arts at Loyola College (Concordia University) in Montreal.

Work Experience

My first job was as a milk boy helping to deliver milk on Saturdays when I was in Grade 4.

As a kid, I delivered newspapers, mowed lawns, shovelled snow, taught swimming, lifeguard, worked on factory production lines, worked in a lumber mill on the green-chain, worked as a bouncer, waiter and bartender in a Montreal bar on Crescent Street.

Special Assistant

I have worked as a Special Assistant to a federal cabinet minister from Westmount, Quebec in the 1970’s and been an election campaign advisor in various ridings across Canada both federal and provincial. Over the years I was active in local politics in residents associations.

As a public & government relations consultant in Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax my clients included mutual fund and investment companies, international shipping group, dance company, international nightclub chain, real estate developers, manufacturing companies, government agencies and others.

Softel Incorporated

The software development and consulting company – Softel Incorporated – that I co-founded in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia was partnered with Scientific Atlanta and US West Communications working on bleeding-edge VSAT and mobile communications projects, as well as complete accounting systems including inventory management.

The Reiki Store

In 1993 I co-founded The Reiki Store in Toronto, Ontario, Canada teaching Reiki, offering workshops in yoga, tai chi, shamanism, mediumship, and other subjects as well as selling books, CDs, crystals, and jewellery.

IT Headhunter

IT Headhunter provided headhunting and recruiting services in the IT vertical.

Rebuilding My Life

After a car accident and then a heart attack I have had to rebuild my life.


I am a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Survivor. In 2000 my car was rear-ended by a truck while I was stopped at a red light resulting in head injuries causing Traumatic Brain Injury and subsequently turning my life upside-down. Memory loss and cognitive issues seriously interrupted my career as a recruiter and headhunter.

Heart Attack

In 2004, 4 years after the car accident, I had a heart attack resulting in an angioplasty. As a result, recovery became a priority and I had to shut down the online job board that I had created, which was just starting to gain traction generating a steady monthly revenue.


I have studied Reiki with Reiki Masters in Minneapolis and Toronto including Komyo ReikiDo with Master James Wells, and Usui Reiki with Master Dee Millard (Level 1 & 2) and Master Anita Levin (Level 1).


Studying Tantra with Lucy Becker, and Dr.Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati) was a wonderful and enlightening experience.


Although shamans had been holding workshops in my centre/store, The Reiki Store, I didn’t really connect with shamanism until after the heart attack in 2004. I have studied shamanism with Jeannette McCullough, Martha Lucier, and Sharon van Raalte who have all studied extensively with Michael Harner and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. I have also been studying the work of Jose Stevens.

I highly recommend the book Medicine for the Earth by Sandra Ingerman. This work is foundational to the practices of Jeannette McCullough. I doubt that I would be alive today without the healing work that I have done with them.