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Faced with large numbers of soon-to-retire employees? Turnover among high-potentials? Talk to us about solutions that engage your employees, reduce your risk and protect your revenue. 


If you’re successful but not satisfied, in the midst of a traditional career, or want to unretire, we can help you decide what’s next. You have more options than you think.


Challenge Factory is the North American leader in developing and implementing creative and practical solutions for the aging workforce. Tap into our latest ideas and news about the exciting things we’re doing. 

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Challenge Factory challenges old career thinking

Challenge Factory clients see career transition as an opportunity instead of a threat. Our corporate clients are ready for new thinking when it comes to talent management and succession planning. Our individual clients are "successful, but not satisfied" and ready to explore new career paths.

Challenge Factory’s fresh thinking, unique processes and tools—and our passion—have led to assignments with some of Canada’s largest organizations.

If you are a business leader with large numbers of employees approaching retirement, you will want to complete our complimentary corporate assessment and we'll be in touch for a no-obligation consultation.

If you are an individual looking for help finding a more satisfying career, take the Career Mindset Assessment or browse our catalogue of individual programs.

Of course, we'd love to hear from you. Give us a call at 1 866-319-1073, anytime.


July 2014

What's a manager to do? Career Conversations for Managers

Jul, 21 2014 12:59 PM
Lisa Taylor

Career management, like leadership, starts with the individual. In the busy-ness of performance review cycles, it is often overlooked that to be a great career manager you have to first be secure, confident and proactive about your own career. Yes, you are an executive or a manager. But you are also an employee. Let's start with you.

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June 2014

Is "Norm from Cheers" your career role model?

Jun, 19 2014 2:40 PM
Lisa Taylor

In the classic sitcom Cheers, Norm walks into the bar every night to be welcomed by name from all of the patrons. He sits in the same seat, has the same pint and launches into basically the same conversations with the same friends.

At work, there is something distinctly comforting walking into the building and having everyone know your name, having the day's activities be predictable. You know who you will see and what to expect. It may not be exciting, but you certainly won't be caught off guard or forced into an unpleasant situation.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee and Careers

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Managers' Career Conversation

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee and Careers

Wednesday, October 01, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee and Careers

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee and Careers


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About Challenge Factory: Innovative talent management and career services.

Challenge Factory brings a unique approach to career transition and corporate talent management. As a corporate client, you will find us innovative but practical, with a firm grasp of demographics and current trends and a keen sense of your need to protect revenues and manage budgets. As an individual client, you will gain new energy for your career and certainty about your next steps. Both individual and corporate programs incorporate high impact, customized career test-drives. Our approach is research-based and experiential and includes formal assessments, online tools, professional career coaching and consulting, and day-in-the-life experiences. We are always available to discuss your specific needs.

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