The RGD launches 3 Career and Business Coaching Programs this Fall

These 6-week group coaching programs, designed specifically creatives, equips participants with skills and confidence to grow their careers/businesses and develop a mindset that enables them to achieve specific goals.


Over the course of 6 weeks, the groups will meet every week over Zoom*. 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.


Career Coaching — Beginners

Hosted by Alana Ruoso RGD, this program is for students and professionals with less than five years of experience. The sessions will take place every Tuesday starting September 19. 

Registration & more information here.


Career Coaching — Advanced

Hosted by Alana Ruoso RGD, this program is for professionals with 5+ years of experience. The sessions will take place every Thursday starting September 21. 

Registration & more information here.


Freelance Business Booster 

Hosted by Lauren Gonzalez this program is for freelance graphic designers just starting or looking to take their business to the next level. The sessions will take place every Wednesday starting September 20. 

Registration & more information here.


Registration is open until Friday, September 8th. 



In Canadian dollars

RGD Member fee: $175 + HST/GST
Non-Member fee: $225 + HST/GST
* Each program has 2 spots offering scholarships to attend the session at no cost.

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.


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

About Lauren Gonzalez

With an ambition that started since she was five years old displaying her artistic skills, Lauren pursued her career in design, going to the top art schools in Los Angeles. She has personally been crafting visual brands for over decade. A leader of a network of designers, she has also been teaching creatives around the world about design and business.