It's great to meet you!

Hi, I’m Chantal Fraser.

I founded Empowered Path Inc. in 2012 with the idea of doing more of what I loved best - speaking and training.

As much as I’d love to say becoming a veteran and starting a business was a seamless transition, it took a little testing and tweaking to get to the place I’m at now.

During that process, I realized the skills I’d learned while serving as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces weren’t just transferable to my own business projects. They can also help you reach your goals.

More than that, I learned there’s a need for a lot of the other things I love doing like mentoring, coaching, leading teams and managing complex projects.

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I genuinely believe that each of us has gifts to share with the world.

When we find or create a workplace that appreciates those gifts, and provides at least a living wage, we all win.

My special interests are leadership (understanding people), sharing success stories, and helping people learn ways to help themselves, their communities and organizations thrive.

What does that mean?

I teach people tactics and strategies to help them discover their ideal jobs AND I help employers learn tactics and strategies to help them create more Inclusive Diverse Equitable Accessible Learning (IDEAL) workplaces.

Find Your Ideal Job

Move from feeling stuck to finding your ideal job in a supportive organization that shares your values.

Create Your Ideal Job

With the right skills, knowledge and expertise, building a business is more feasible than you may think.

Create IDEAL Workplaces

Foster a more Inclusive Diverse Equitable Accessible Learning (IDEAL) culture in your workplace.

Explore Ideal Collaborations

A custom team of consultants can work alongside you on projects while you focus on your main goals.

Get to know my strategic partners

I work with inspiring organizations.

Indigenous LinkMentor CityParo Centre for Women's Enterprise pour l'entreprise des femmesTrenval Business Development CorporationNational Indigenous Women Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (NIWEE)
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There are many ways in which Chantal’s course benefited me with my career and personal life but ones that stand out are how I see it evidenced in my life. I moved from a job that had very little challenge to a rewarding career with a significant pay rise. I am helping other people succeed and progress in their careers and I hope in their lives, if even in a small way. Never be afraid to ask for what you want.

Shawn Adams

Government of Canada
I was so grateful to have taken the Empowered Path Inc. course. Chantal’s leadership in navigating the course was incredible, as was being able to connect with my fellow students on a regular basis. I reflected on my career, did a vision board, used mind maps and reflected on who my “friendly forces” were. Chantal is very invested with her students and the one-on-one sessions with her are so helpful! This course gave me the courage to change industries after 25+ years!

Melissa Bellocchi-Hull, CHRP, CHRL, CPM (She/Her/Hers)

Director, Human Resources at CHEO Research Institute/HRPA Ottawa Chapter - Past President
Chantal is a highly knowledgeable and supportive individual who develops strong partnerships. I'm appreciative of my connection with Chantal and remain excited to work with Chantal in the future and continue learning from thought leadership and I am confident that those who work with Chantal will have the same positive, joyful sentiments that I do.

Hannah Gzik

Changing workplaces (and lives) one moment at a time
Build a Kick Ass Company
I have had the immense pleasure of working with Chantal for several years. Chantal delivers Indigenous Inclusion training sessions to a number of clients on Indigenous Link’s behalf. As a Métis woman, Chantal brings an Indigenous perspective to the training sessions which enriches the dialogue and experience. She is committed to helping build positive, more inclusive, and equitable workplaces. Tiawenhk Chantal!

Ken Sioui (he/him)

Indigenous Link
[Chantal has a] unique ability to recognize unconventional talent and apply it in creative and innovative ways! She is a very deep and insightful person and has proven to be a great mentor. Chantal is personally responsible for helping me identify opportunities to expand my business model and has significantly increased my professional network. She has directly made meaningful connections for me, generated many referrals leading to work, and has generously shared her contacts to help me grow.

Matt Richardson

Director of Intelligence and Investigations
Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative
A gifted speaker and training facilitator, Chantal has a wealth of knowledge and is eager to share that with people and businesses in our community. She is easy to talk to and the amount of care she puts into her work really sets the bar for those in her industry. The way that she nurtures connections she has made within the community has been wonderful. I highly recommend Chantal for any personal speaking event and/or to help you to truly achieve your overall goals within your business.

Jenny Chandler

Simple Desk
I led a 1/2- day session on behalf of the Quinte & District HRPA Chapter and the Centre for Workforce Development and had the pleasure of working with Chantal in her role as Moderator. Organized and efficient, Chantal skillfully moderated the large group of participants with great success!! The success of any event reflects a lot of careful and thoughtful planning and Chantal is someone that is proficient in all of these competencies! Well done Chantal!

Dr. Denise O’Brien, PhD, Q.Med., ACC, CSODP

Even though part of my background was as a career coach, it's really hard to coach yourself into your next career. So I reached out to Chantal to get some clarity around my approach to a possible job opportunity. She gave me some straight forward simple advice (and confidence) on what to do to ensure my needs were met. And, it worked! I landed exactly what I was after. Thanks Chantal for being my trusted coach and cheerleader all in one!

Kris Dawson, CHRL

Employee Support & Wellness Coordinator
City of Peterborough
Chantal has a tremendous skill in building community and connections. It was these skills that I called upon when I needed to make a career decision. Chantal took the time to have a conversation with me and shared her insight and expertise about how the role would complement and align with my business direction. Her guidance was instrumental in making the business decision. It is important to have a trusted expert support system around you when you are faced with making business decisions. Chantal is definitely one of those people you want on speed-dial.

V. Ophelia Rigault

Resilience, Equity, Grief and Mental Health Wellness Educator & Trainer