I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. I received my training and the International Coach Federation accredited certification from the Coaches Training Institute which is the industry leader and largest in-person coaching facility in the world in addition to being the most rigorous and respected in the industry. I am also a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and have an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto where I completed a double major in sociology and social cultural anthropology.
I have over 18 years of corporate experience ranging from human resources (HR), operations, management, sales, marketing and finance. The diverse industries I have worked in such as technology, financial services, engineering and not for profit, gives me extensive knowledge of different corporate cultures and how to thrive within them. My last corporate position was as an HR Director for a financial services company and HR is in fact where I discovered my love of coaching. I feel very passionate about helping people achieve their goals. I realized that I could better serve individuals using my corporate knowledge and experience but without actually wearing the corporate hat. One-on-one coaching is the perfect vehicle that allows me to do that. I’ve provided coaching to business leaders and owners, senior executives, people managers and employees for a large part of my career. Now, I can focus solely on you and your goals.
I realized when standing over the ruins in Rome one summer that there has been so much history and so many people before us and so much more to come after us. I realized in that moment that my purpose in life was simply to leave the world a better place than I found it. I’ve always been passionate about helping people whenever I can but particularly in times of need – when they are feeling stuck, alone or maybe a little lost. I personally have been through changes in my own life; I’ve been married, divorced and remarried and feel grateful that my wonderful husband and I have recently celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary. I love food (or more specifically eating food), I love to see and experience new things and it’s typically the beauty of nature that inspires me. I’ve recently taken up piano again and have to admit that I absolutely love karaoke. I take horseback riding lessons and have enrolled in hip hop dance classes (soo fun!). I am an active volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross – Disaster Management York Region branch and I also volunteer with Hospice Vaughan. Music and art speaks to me and I love the feeling when you’re at the theatre and the lights dim and the show is about to start. My strongest values include honesty, kindness, integrity, simplicity and excellence. My hope for myself and others is to always be striving to be the best version of ourselves.