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Metis writer and educator Tag Goulet is the daughter of George and Terry Goulet. She completed her B.A. and M.A. in Communications at the University of Calgary. As a student, she was resident of the Students! Union and served in editorial positions on the year"oo#, student hand"oo#, and student newspaper.
Tag has "een a maga$ine editor, a seminar spea#er, the communications director for the %aw Society of Al"erta, a "oo# pu"lishing and communications consultant, and wor#ed for a dot&com during the "oom. She has also wor#ed as a part&time university instructor and trainer for organi$ations such as American Management Association 'nternational, and served on the Calgary A"original Ur"an Affairs Committee. As a writer, Tag(s career articles have "een read "y millions of people worldwide at we"sites such as A)%, C**, and Microsoft(s MS*, and have appeared in newspapers and online through CareerBuilder in the United States, Sun Media in Canada, and Metro *ews in +urope. Tag has contri"uted essays to numerous "oo#s, including, a USA Today "est&seller pu"lished "y Simon - Schuster, the official hand"oo# of the Canadian Authors Association, and "oo#s pu"lished "y divisions of .andom /ouse and enguin Group. She was also Managing +ditor of Calgary: A Year in Focus, the host city(s official gift "oo# for dignitaries attending the 0122 3inter )lympics, and author of a motivational C4&.)M distri"uted in 56 countries. Tag self&pu"lished her first "oo# at the age of 77. Titled Sell Yourself!, it was a career guide for Canadian university students. 'n 0111, Tag returned to career "oo# pu"lishing when she launched 8a"9o".com with her sister Catherine Goulet. As the University of Calgary!s alumni maga$ine reported, :8a"9o".com was created ;ust as the dot&com crash hit, "ut it didn!t deter the pair from feeling the 'nternet was the right spot to start their company that gives advice on how to "rea# into a dream career.<
8a"9o" initially pu"lished career guides in e&"oo# and C4&.)M formats. The company has now put many of its titles into traditional print formats. :The venture paid off,< reports the U of C!s alumni maga$ine. :Their company has sold millions of dollars worth of "oo#s, largely in the U.S. and the sisters are now widely recogni$ed as leading e=perts in career advice.< Authors of the "oo# Dream Careers, which reached >0 in career and "usiness "oo#s on Ama$on, they have "een featured in media from ABC to )prah!s newsletter and from Woman's Day to the Wall Street Journal online. They!ve even had 8a"9o" "oo#s appear in the movie Be itc!ed, starring *icole ?idman and 3ill 8errell. Their company has also "een honoured. 8a"9o".com was named :the num"er one place to get pu"lished online< "y Writer's Digest maga$ine and won the Telus eBusiness Award of 4istinction from the Al"erta Cham"ers of Commerce, among other accolades. 3ith 8a"9o" guides used as te=t"oo#s and in the career centers and li"rary collections of many famed colleges and universities @ from the University of Te=as to the 8ashion 'nstitute of Technology @ the sisters decided it was time to offer their own certificate courses "ased on their "oo#s. 'n 7A0B, the Goulet sisters e=panded their "usiness into online education, launching the 'nternational Association of rofessions Career College which now offers do$ens of certificate courses in dream careers.
Compiled and +dited "y %awrence Bar#well Coordinator of Metis /eritage and /istory .esearch %ouis .iel 'nstitute