The common thread throughout my career has been about relating to people in a meaningful way, helping them make decisions that have a positive effect on their lives. I have been coaching since 2006 and am trained and certified (CPCC: Certified Professional CoActive Coach) by the Coaches Training Institute – the world’s largest coach training school accredited by the International Coach Federation. I also hold the advanced coaching certification of PCC – Professional Certified Coach – from the International Coach Federation and am certified to administer the powerful Leadership Circle Profile™ 360-degree competency assessment.
In terms of other formal education, I hold an MBA with a specialty in Organizational Behaviour from the Schulich School of Business (York University), an HBA from the Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario) and a Certificate in Adult Training and Development from OISE (University of Toronto).
My experience in the Leadership Development department of one of Canada’s largest banks helps me to do my job today; I gained excellent insight into the development needs of business leaders, which offers me context for my coaching practice. I also have a background in marketing communications, both as an independent consultant for several years and prior to that as the National Marketing Manager at a large accounting firm.
Contributing to my community is important to me. I’m a volunteer in the “Top 200 Mentoring Program” at Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management and provide free coaching to retirees through my “More to Give” initiative. I’ve been sought out as a speaker on topics relating to career development, leadership effectiveness and diversity at several universities, and as a contributor in national media. I take opportunities to present to many corporate special interest groups, and have been a proud participant and aggressive fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Run for the Cure for 18 years. I love mentoring new Coaches through the business-building aspects of their coaching careers, and I always make room my practice for a pro-bono client.