“Why hire an ICF Credential-holder?”
Welcome to our directory of member coaches of the Vancouver Island Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF). As ICF members, we are governed by Codes of Ethics which establishes the professional code of conduct that you can expect as a client. ICF Member coaches are enrolled in or have at least 60 hours of coach specific training. “Credentialed” coaches (ACC, PCC, MCC) have additional training and experience that allow them to qualify for these designations.
Erin Acton ECPCSpeaker, Certified Life and Business Coach Erin Acton Coaching
Are you tired of feeling like you’re caught on a hamster wheel?
You run and run but it only makes the wheel spin faster. You have a career that leaves you no time for friends and very little time for your family. You’re disappointed in yourself because when you’re with your family, you’re on edge and you snap at them. Sometimes, you’ll look up and realize that you just had a conversation with someone but you have no idea what they said and worse, no idea what you said. Some days, it’s like a zombie has taken over your body. Your confidence has tanked. You have no energy. You know you can’t keep doing this but you don’t know where to start.
I can help. Visit http://www.erinacton.com/strategy to schedule a strategy session.
James AmareloFounder Yellow Brick Road – Coaching and Consulting
Kathleen Asher ACC, CECExecutive/Leadership Coach Symmetry Coaching
Welcome to Symmetry Coaching
Prior to launching my coaching practice, I had a rewarding career with the BC Public Service. My career focused on leading large-scale transformational change, including business transformation and information technology – with a strong passion for the ‘people’ side of things.
As an experienced leader and coach, I’m steeped in organizational change management, communications, and issues management. I work with people to build relationships, create a vision and goals with them so they can unleash their creativity to solve problems with outstanding results.
Others see me as a respected and inspiring strategic thinker, a strong communicator who consistently brings passion, integrity, and diplomacy to the table and uses both backbone and heart. My core values include authenticity, courage, curiosity, compassion, and connection; anyone who knows me, appreciates my positive approach, sense of humour, empathy and ‘spark’ for life (and some sassiness too)!
Why I became a coach:
It’s ALL about people for me. I love new ideas and possibilities and the opportunity to connect people and ideas, and build relationships – this is both my talent and passion!
I love to work with individuals and teams to discover new possibilities and navigate change. I’ve worked in both project and operational environments, and know how a keen focus on people and leadership achieves results. In the trenches I learned about overcoming obstacles, working with a variety of leadership and team dynamics and the importance of being authentic as a leader and in life. I’ve felt ‘stuck’ and ‘held back’ and experienced first hand what a difference being coached made for me.
I am an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) through the Royal Roads University Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching Program.
I volunteer as a team coach for Leadership Victoria, a non-profit organization, who offer a Community Leadership Development Program to develop emerging leaders in the Greater Victoria area. I also volunteer for the Royal Roads University Executive Coaching Program.
Heather BeatonCertified Professional Coach CPCC, ACC Potential Plus CoachingOwner
Management Coaching and Career Transition Coaching for Women Seeking Forward Movement in their Professional Careers!
Hello and welcome.
I specialize in working with professional women seeking to reach their full career potential. Whether your goal is career transition or attaining upward mobility in management, together we can create the success you are looking for.
– Tired of your mind screaming for some balance?
– Tired of trying to be all things to all people?
– In a career that seems more frustrating than fulfilling?
– Feeling undervalued and underappreciated?
– Looking for that right ‘fit’ but too afraid to apply for the job you really want because you’ve convinced yourself you don’t really have what it takes?
I guarantee if you see yourself in any of the above, you are definitely not alone!
Why choose me?
Because I can help you get where you want to go. My background and experiences as a committed national level athlete in the sport of figure skating are instrumental in supporting the work I do with professional women like you. My experiences working in public sector senior management positions for the past 15 years provide me with the ability to support you in developing the discipline, courage and understanding necessary to stay committed to achieving your goals in a corporate setting.
I specialize in coaching smart, competent and committed women like you to reach your goals. I love working with professional women because it drives me crazy that so many talented women don’t believe in themselves and go for what they want Read client experiences.
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Certified Professional Coach (CTI), Associate Certified Coach (ICF), trained in Coaching Abrasive Leaders Boss Whispering™ Method, Certified Conflict Management (JIBC), Masters in Public Administration, BA in Sociology, Diploma in Criminal Justice
Linda C BradleyCPCC, ACC, ALB Awakenings Life Coaching
Coaching is a passion for me and it allows me to fulfill my dream with each client I work with.
After my 24 year marriage ended in 2010 I learned a hard lesson, that I was a terrible communicator. As my coach training began with The Coaches Training Institute and afterwards as a Toastmaster, it became clear to me that as I learned about finding my Courage, and creating deeper Connections I was needing to improve how I Communicated. These became the cornerstones of my coaching business.
Today I help all types of people work through their fears around being vulnerable; I help them find their courage to try new things and make deeper connections with all of the relationships in their lives. Together we discover the value of being curious in your life and your relationships and why all of these skills can profoundly change your intimate relationships, your work or your family.
I provide my clients with a safe place to learn about themselves and, for often the first time in their lives, a relationship that is free of judgement. Together we explore what is no longer working in your life, we will dig into your values and whether they are being lived by/honored or ignored and how they help us to lead a more fulfilling satisfying life. We will discuss boundaries and if you don’t have any we will create them!!
As for me, I am passionate about life, about seeing it as an adventure, always wondering what is around the next corner. There is no BS with me, what you see is what you get, I am genuine and direct. Accountability and responsibility are two of my strongest values and you will see that when we work together.
By the way, I am happy to coach evenings and the occasional weekend.
Experienced in business transformation and change management, Tracey is an effective thought leader able to drive strategic transformation across organizations one leader at a time. Focused on the people part of organizational transformation, Tracey coaches and trains high potential leaders to improve their communication and increase their agility.
Tracey has coached senior leaders and managers within the private and public sector for over ten years. Her client base is diverse including the following organizations: Schnitzer Steel, Viking Air, Health PEI, Arbutus Grove Nursery, and Cowichan Sportsplex, in addition to her ongoing roster of individual leaders. Her clients consistently generate reliable results that are testament to her coaching skills, passion and heart-filled impact.
In recent years she has lead an ICF accredited Coach Training Program in Malaysia, San Diego and Seattle. In addition, she has written many articles on leadership and developed several Leadership and Communication Programs and Workshops.
Dr. Catherine CarrExecutive Coach, Organizational Consultant and Psychotherapist Carr Kline & Associates Inc.
Catherine is known for her warmth and highly skilled approach. She is insightful, motivating, and positive. Catherine is very interested in successful change—understanding how coaching can help individuals and teams to reflect on what matters most and to create shifts in engagement and performance. Catherine is currently coaching government leaders, small businesses, health authorities, resource industries, university sectors, not for profit organizations, elite athletes, and Aboriginal agencies and bands. She is a professional certified coach, a registered psychotherapist and an author of 50 Tips for Terrific Teams! and High Performance Team Coaching. She has 17+ years experience and over 3000 hours coaching with individuals and teams from first time supervisors to executive directors & C-suite.
Areas of Specialty
- Building Confidence
- Career Coaching
- Motivation and Change
- Communication, Conflict & Skillful Feedback
- Health & Happiness
- Influence and Impact
- Inspired Leadership
- Leading Change
- Leading Teams
- Organizational Skills
- Personal Development
- Strategic Thinking & Vision
- Developing Staff
- Work Life Balance
- 360 Leadership Tools
- Cultural Orientation Framework
- DISC (Colours)
- Emotional Intelligence
- Harrison Career & Talent
- Narrative 360
- Pro-D Leadership & Career
- Team Assessments
- Thomas Kilmann
- Wellness Inventory
Garry Chopin MCC,MBAPresident and Owner Solution Focused Management and Pivotal CoachingUnleashing your Greatness!
Garry is a Master Certified Coach, Leadership Development, Trainer and Organizational Effectiveness consultant with over 25 years experience in helping people and organizations toward greater functionality.
He assists his clients in finding authenticity and the wherewithal to energize themselves and their organizations thereby increasing engagement and productivity.
As a coach and trainer he has inspired a great many of his clients to reach their personal goals and enjoy the successes of a balanced life. He coaches individuals and groups with equal alacrity and has often been seen as a catalyst – bringing about substantive and transformational change for both the individual and company.
His ability to easily and effectively coach and mentor at all levels of the organization has provided open environments in which clients feel confident to grow, experience new ideas and develop new alternatives.
Garry partners with executives and talented employees in a highly individualized manner to produce concrete, measurable, and generative results.
From developing “political acuity” to the development and execution of “game-changing” strategically transformational plans, Garry has helped his coaching clientele to delve deeply and find the wherewithal to develop their personal careers and lead their respective organizations strongly and wisely, balancing both the needs of the organization and the needs of the individual.
As a Coach Mentor he works with small groups and individual coaches striving for their ICF certifications; coaches who are passionate about their craft and committed to raising the bar of their coaching practice.
He brings over 3,000 hours of coaching expertise to the table.
Garry is a talented and highly sought after facilitator and speaker who has presented hundreds of workshops and retreats; from leading groups through the rigors of Root Cause Analysis or Strategic Planning and Execution to Team/Group Development.
Garry’s expertise is your resource.
Mary Crowley PCC, CECLeadership & Team Coach I Facilitator I Trainer Mary Crowley Coaching
Mary’s passion for people and their development has been the focus of her career. She has extensive experience as a coach, leader, facilitator and training consultant. Her career has included key positions in front line social service delivery, staff training and leadership in organizational health and development. Mary is a skillful coach, highly effective facilitator and licensed coaching skills trainer.
Mary is known for her compassion, deep listening skills and belief in people finding their own path. Mary has a keen ability to remain present and can be counted on for her insights, warmth and humour. She cares deeply about people’s learning and meets people “where they’re at” and helps them adopt new thinking and behaviours to make lasting changes and achieve the results they are seeking.
She thrives in helping leaders develop their greatest potential, integrate skills of multiple intelligences, and gain valuable interpersonal, managerial and executive competencies. She has worked with leaders at all levels in the public service and in business. Mary supports leaders to explore and push their current growing edges, identify and leverage their unique strengths and take action to become the leader they envision. Her areas of specialization include leadership and personal development, communication and using a coach approach, career growth/transition, leading change, performance engagement, and wellness and resiliency. She designs team coaching and development programs as well as customized services and workshops to meet the client’s needs.
Mary completed her Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching through Royal Roads University. She is a Certified Spiritual Intelligence Coach and a licensed coaching skills trainer. She holds the designation of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a member of the ICF.
She resides in Courtenay and enjoys an active lifestyle and volunteering internationally and in the community.
Mr. David CrumptonPrincipal Katana Coaching and Consulting
It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
A creative conversation that inspires a client to overcome challenges, recognizes new possibilities and achieves unforeseen success. Coaching offers the benefits of insight and growth to both the client and the coach. Its beauty comes from the partnership between equals that is based on mutual trust, respect, and a willingness to create a new future.
Who am I?
I am an executive coach and lawyer who is passionate about learning and inspiring my clients to achieve further success.
What will you experience?
1. you are seen, heard and understood.
2. you recognize I am totally there for you in our journey together.
3. you believe everything is possible.
4. you see yourself and your situation in a different way.
Dr Tammy D Dewar PhD, PCCPartner Calliope Learning
Tammy Dewar is a passionate educator and coach who integrates theory and practice into creative, engaging and thought provoking learning experiences. She holds a PhD in adult learning and is a Professional Certified Coach who inspires people to find and make the most of their leadership potential. Tammy’s independent consulting work has included leadership development projects, team development and coaching, and executive coaching. She has experience in a number of sectors and engages front line staff and executives alike. Tammy has been an associate faculty member at Royal Roads University since 1997 and she teaches in the MA, MBA, and Executive Leadership programs. She was the 2014 Leadership Victoria Coaching/Mentoring award, the 2008 CSTD Volunteer of the Year, and was awarded the 2007 Royal Roads University Teaching Award by the MBA students.
- Started my journey working with and alongside children and youth.
- This rippled out to include facilitating family conversations + groups.
- This rippled out to include facilitating leadership and organizational teams.
- This rippled out to include facilitating multi-stakeholder community driven groups (at local, regional and provincial levels).
- This rippled out to include curriculum writing, workshop development and post- secondary instruction (Interpersonal Communications + Leadership my sweet spots). Co-wrote a book. Developed resource tool-kits and webinar training.
- Realized along the way that Coaching was the consistent approach to ALL of these experiences; Asking Questions. Being in Inquiry. Building Awareness. Identifying Strengths. Learning in relationship to another. Connecting the gut, head and heart. Creating space for exploration, creativity and reflection.
- Currently, I’m “at home” with the International Coach Federation and have enjoyed being involved as the Communications Director of the Vancouver Island Chapter (for 2016). Now, I can’t wait to see where the next ripple will lead!
Igniting Reflective Leaders – Creating Reflective Teams
Anneli Driessen PhD, PhD, MCC(Master Certified Coach) President AnneliCoach.com Inc.
Emma-Louise ElseyLife, Career & Spiritual Coach The Coaching Tools Company.com ( a division of Simplicity Life Coaching Ltd.)
Emma-Louise Elsey is a professional life coach, NLP practitioner and founder of The Coaching Tools Company.com. Originally a project and relationship manager for Fortune 500 companies she discovered coaching in 2003 and hasn’t looked back. She is now a passionate and practical leader, writer and entrepreneur in the coaching field. If you love Coaching, you’ll LOVE her over 100 high-quality, professional Coaching Tools, Forms and Exercises, not to mention “The Launch Pad”, a blog for coaches and lots of FREE Resources (including 549 Powerful Coaching Questions)!
Emma-Louise has been coaching for over 10 years, and writes articles, workbooks and delivers seminars and mini-retreats. She has worked with professionals such as lawyers, accountants, engineers, project managers, computer programmers, teachers, HR specialists, marketing and sales professionals and small business owners to help them figure out who they are – and create a life they love.
She is also the creator of Life Coach On The Go, a stepping-stone for people who may not quite be ready for their own life-coach. People can coach themselves using articles, quotes, coaching tools, exercises, workbooks and more.
“Emma helped me identify what was important to me and what I wanted out of the next 20 years of my life. After 3 months of coaching I left my employer and moved to a new city in the Okanagan to start a new chapter in my work life. My wife and I are happier than we’ve ever been and I put more time and energy into my family and kids. In short, I was able to organize what I really wanted and not just talk about it like it was some far off unattainable dream. I feel rejuvenated in a way I’ve never felt and am having the time of my life! I would recommend Emma to anyone who is looking for help in focusing on what they want out of their future and their life. It was definitely a worthwhile 6 months! Dreams can come true and Emma helped me start living mine. Signed, a faithful and happier”
– William Arndt, Roads Foreman
“Every once in a while an individual enters our life and touches us in a way that we are never again the same… Emma, you’ve influenced me and inspired me to accept myself and be comfortable enough to just be… These realizations may seem simple but have empowered me to have the life that I want by simply being me! This journey is so exciting, I want to thank you for your insight, wisdom, wit and tools to help me make sense of my life! And through this journey I’ve become friends with myself which has been the greatest gift! So thank-you Emma from the bottom of my heart!!”
– Angela Kailley, Teacher
“I am extremely thankful to know Emma-Louise and strongly recommend her services to anyone looking to get the most out of life they possibly can! She has been a tremendous support both personally and professionally. Her tools are simple, easy to use, and highly effective. What I like most about her coaching and her tools, is that I always walk away with an ‘action plan’ I can implement right away, from which I start seeing results almost immediately. Even though I consider myself already ‘happy’ with my life, working with Emma-Louise inspires me to reach an even greater level of happiness and not settle for anything; she uncovers barriers and desires I didn’t even realize I had. By inspiring the child-like creativity and dreams inside each of us, her methods help one to break free of the ‘daily-grind’ and instead enjoy this ‘adventure called life’ as much as one possibly can!”
– Rishel Tomlinson, Mortgage Broker and Owner of Custom Mortgages
Eve GaudetPrincipal eveofchange executive coaching inc.
Eve is an executive coach with a passion for supporting others. She has worked in senior levels in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Her experience spans small business to global initiatives. She has worked with organizations at the community, provincial, national and even international level. She has represented Canada at Unesco and World Health Organization events.
Eve graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in Child and Youth Care. She has since gone on to complete her post-graduate certification in Executive Coaching through Royal Roads University.
Her volunteer work includes sitting on a number of boards including the YM-YWCA of Greater Victoria. She sat on the board of the Women of Distinction Program and chaired the Young Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Conference. She has also mentored numerous colleagues throughout her public service career.
Eve is an accredited executive coach and a member of the International Coach Federation. As part of her eveofchange coaching practice, Eve is a certified Lumina Learning Practitioner. Lumina is the next generation of professional development tools supporting individuals, teams and organizations to work more effectively and improve the bottom line. Through affiliations, Eve brings depth and breadth to the practice of coaching.
After 25 successful years in her career, Eve has found her joy in the success of others.
I work with Corporate Leaders and Teams to foster their leadership development, communication, decision making and improve the bottom line; and, People in Transition who have been out-placed and require special support and career coaching. I specialize in supporting Women looking to make changes, up their game or reach their goals and dreams.
Along with the client, we focus on a positive approach. Through honest and open dialogue, we identify what is right, what is working and what is missing. I help you jettison from what is not working to successful outcomes. I help you define your impossible future and what is needed to achieve it.
I use the Five C Model: connect, clarify, co-create, catalyze and commit. By following this process, we can reach your Essential C – Change. I also employ Lumina Learning tools to create a personal portrait of the client. This leads to increased self awareness, improved communication, alignment of leadership competencies and the ability to draw on our unique strengths. 360-Assessments are also available to individual clients.
I offer a complimentary first session to new and potential clients to ensure we have the right fit.
Is your hand open or clenched in a tight fist? It takes courage to open up! An open hand can be a metaphor for both a “letting go of” … perhaps of an old perception, pattern or way of thinking. An open hand is also a metaphor for being open to change and newness of life – at all stages and in various transitions. Sharon has transitioned into formal education to professional practice, with several distinct careers and from single young professional, to married, working mother of three to being an “empty nester”. She has managed significant health challenges personally and with loved ones. Life is full of change and challenge that can provide opportunities to transition and grow in one’s strengths, skills and sense of purpose.
Sharon’s people development career began over 20 years ago with coaching skills formalized through coach training with the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT). Sharon has facilitated courses and workshops at college and university. In addition she has been an Education Counsellor to students and potential students from all walks of life at many ages and stages. She works with people to create action plans in pursuit of goals as they work on topics such as career direction, vision development, self-regulation as well as time and priority management.
Sharon’s employment has been in government as a Recreation Therapist at the Yellow Head Youth Center, as a contract Child Care Counsellor with Independent Counselling Enterprises and in higher education at Red Deer College and at Vancouver Island University as both faculty, Educational Counsellor and Success Coach. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with the designation of PCC and is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education
Sherrice Kirby PCC, CEC, BAProfessionally Certified Executive Coach & Life Design Artist greatlife designs
Coach, visionary, entrepreneur, writer, strategist, adviser, & speaker! Passionate creator of clarity, action & manifestor of results! Specializing in business development, leadership, communication of vision, creation of executable strategic plans, and result focused goal setting.
Sherrice specializes in Executive Coaching, Corporate Consulting, Business Development, and “the art of life design”. Experience and knowledge comes from 15+ years in multiple positions within sales, marketing, sales training, management and corporate consulting for Fortune 500 and private companies. Sherrice received her coach training & certification from Royal Roads University and the International Coach Federation. Sherrice has created her own businesses, sold businesses, lead and produced seven figure business projects, consulted in multiple industries ranging from medical, esthetic, personal training, personal development, event planning, magazine, government and more. Some clients include doctors, professional athletes, top personal trainers, TED speakers, corporate C suite, coaches, internet entrepreneurs , and individuals craving clarity to move to bigger results in their life & business.. yet.. stay aligned in “their own version of purpose”.
Sherrice’s coaching style is honest & very real, balancing a strong push for results with compassion & heart. Sherrice is a certified Reiki Master & Teacher, this work has helped to bring a contrast to her strong corporate background.
Tanya, a Royal Roads University Certified Executive Coach, excels at helping leaders achieve remarkable results. Transforming leadership potential into high power performance is her commitment to her clients.
With 30 years working in leadership education, Tanya brings strong leadership development experience to her clients. Principal of Black Tusk Executive Coaching, and a Coach with International Coach Federation, Tanya specializes in developing outstanding and sustainable leadership performance in multi level leaders. Tanya’s clients and peers acknowledge her for authenticity and drive to connect with them and their organization to create trusting relationships. Tanya brings integrity, honesty and sincerity to her work with clients. She is committed to the success of her coaching partnerships by establishing and supporting clearly defined stretch goals her clients bring to the table.
Tanya has coached a range of leaders from CEO’s to senior and mid level team leads. She works one-to-one with leaders as well Tanya is working toward becoming a licensed professional facilitator through a cutting edge “Coaching Out of the Box” program where she will teach wide scale coaching skill development to organizations interested in adopting a coaching culture.
Some of Tanya’s clients include Not for Profit, as well as Provincial, Territorial, and Municipal governments. Tanya has coached senior executives in agencies such as Historica Canada, the crown corporation the Royal British Columbia Museum, the Yukon Government Public Service Commission
Tanya is a certified facilitator in Personality Dimensions and Career Focusing. She will reach her SDI certification in early 2014.
Tanya enjoys power walking, jogging, bike relays, kayaking, fishing, and spending time at her Yukon and Whistler cabins.
“Leave behind a remarkable legacy” is Tanya’s Vision for you!
Sue MaitlandLIfe & Career Transitions Coach BEST Rest of Your Life Coaching
Sue Maitland is a professional ICF Certified Coach who primarily supports mid-lifers who are dissatisfied with the status quo and want to create a more satisfying and fulfilled life. Sue helps her clients identify their special talents and gifts and take time to connect with their values. She then supports her clients as they plan and execute satisfying and uplifting personal and professional transitions. Sue has touched 1,000’s of lives with her speaking engagements, radio spots, magazine columns, one-on-one coaching and group coaching. Sue believes that we all bring a special gift to this world, something that is natural and pleasurable for us to do. Sue helps her clients appreciate themselves and their special talents and helps them find ways to bring more of what they love into their lives. Sue left a successful career in information technology to follow her passion and become an ICF certified life coach and she believes it was the best move she ever made. She believes that at any point in your life you can pause and get clarity on what makes you special and what you love to do and with the help of the right coach you can make the rest of your life the BEST of your life.
Life and Career Transitions Coach
BEST Rest of Your Life Coaching
“The one-on-one Discovery Session with Sue was tremendously valuable and the benefit I received was worth many times my investment”
Anna Coleshaw-Echols, Good to Great Public Speaking
“I would happily recommend Sue Maitland to anyone looking for clarity and guidance in confronting the life changes and life challenges that we all face”
Dr Alan Marcus, recently retired
“I have learned so much about myself and how to achieve my goals. I have a great set of tools now that have helped me to find a happier and much more positive outlook in my work and personal life”
Robert English, Executive
Sue offers seminars and workshops throughout the year at the Union Club of BC in Victoria and at other locations upon request. Visit the Live Events section of her website for upcoming events.
Sue has an international coaching practice and her private clients tell her that they find phone coaching supplemented by Sue’s comprehensive coaching notes from each coaching session very convenient and effective.