What is a career ceremony?

A career ceremony is meant to connect us to the small and big transitions throughout our professional life. They give us time to pause and reflect, and they invite our community to celebrate what we've gained or grieve what we've lost. A career ceremony marks the beginning or end of a chapter in your career trajectory.

Why are career ceremonies important?

Careers don’t look the same as they once did. We rarely go into a job for an entire career. That means we'll have many first days and last days. There will be promotions and lay offs, parental leave and business failures. When we foster a culture of celebration, acknowledgement, and appreciation, we see clearly the value we give and receive.

How do you create a career ceremony?

What is really important to you when it comes to your career? If it's work friendships, then find a way to honour those. If it's things you learned, find a way to incorporate that into your ceremony planning. Perhaps it's recognition and celebration. Consider all of those aspects when you set out to create a ceremony applicable to each chapter of your career.

Career inspiration

There are so many ways to weave ceremony into your career, from the first day on the job to seeing your business fail. Follow along with us as we explore unique and powerful ways to mark each step of your career trajectory. 

Business launch

Someone once told us that when you're self-employed, you need to 'throw your own confetti'. All that time spent planning, creating, reworking, and launching your business deserves celebration!

Getting fired

Whether you're leaving a job on your own terms, or on the terms of others, your last day can set the tone for what comes next. Ceremony can honour all the different feelings you're holding to,


Gratitude is essential throughout our career. Thanking those who helped us get to where we are, and honouring those who have come before us, can be a meaningful way to launch into retirement.