Ashley Christopher began working at the YMCA of Western NL in their youth service organization, the Community Youth Network, in 2009. After 10 years of working with youth in our communities, Ashley joined the YMCA under their YMCA – YES! Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Center research project in 2020, providing employment support to individuals experiencing barriers to employment. | Leah Callfas is a Career Coach with the YMCA of Western Newfoundland based in Corner Brook, NL. She currently holds the title of Social Worker as a registered member of the Newfoundland &Labrador College of Social Workers. After graduating from the Bachelor of Social Work Program through the Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador she knew her heart was pointing her in the direction of front line work within the community sector. As a young person who began her professional career at the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, she entered a very different looking work world requiring flexibility, reflection and compassion. These themes became integrated into her service delivery with clients and even as a new normal emerges within the world of work she continues to use these driving factors in her day-to-day practice.