The RGD offers new career coaching program with Alana Ruoso RGD

Launched in collaboration with career and success coach Alana Ruoso RGD, this 6-week group coaching program, designed specifically for creatives, equips participants with skills and confidence to grow their careers and develop a mindset that enables them to achieve specific goals.


Over the course of 6 weeks starting April 4, the group will meet every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ET over Zoom* for a session with Alana. Each session includes a 20–30 minute presentation followed by live coaching and Q&A.

*Zoom sessions will be recorded and made available to participants only.


(Registration was open until Friday, March 24. This program is only open to professional designers*). If you are interested in participating in this program in the future, email .



RGD Member fee: $175 + HST/GST
Non-Member fee: $225 + HST/GST
Session dates: 
April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2 and May 9

Participants will receive digital workbooks throughout the program as homework and will be added to a private RGD Slack channel for continued support and engagement.


Topics covered in the program:
Week 1: Navigating a creative career
Diving into the real ups and downs of being a designer and how to set yourself up for success.
Week 2: Knowing your value
How to embrace your true value, talents and unique abilities that you bring to the table in your career.
Week 3: Building your personal brand
How to build an authentic personal brand that showcases your talents to clients and employers.
Week 4: Portfolio development
How to effectively showcase your portfolio and create website copy that authentically sells your talents.
Week 5: Career tools 
Resume building tips & tricks, job searching support and how to optimize your LinkedIn for engagement and job application success.
Week 6: Mindset makeover 
How to manage imposter syndrome and doubt and techniques to stay positive as you build your career.

About Alana Ruoso RGD

Past DesignThinkers speaker, Alana is a career & success coach* for those who deep down know that they can do better but keep falling short of where they want to go. Radiating humour and honesty, she helps people ditch struggle, own their value and move their career from vanilla success to spectacular triumph. For more information, visit