“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.
Kathleen Asher PCC, CECExecutive/Leadership Coach Lumina Spark PractitionerSymmetry 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 a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) 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 am a Lumina Spark Practitioner https://www.luminalearning.com/luminaproducts/spark
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.
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/honoured 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!!
Take my personalized quiz and learn where you can begin to make the biggest changes in your life. Receive your customized PDF results that will help bring focus and direction to your journey.
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.
Should you want to work with a coach, but do not have daytime availability, I book evening appointments.
Tracey BurnsExecutive Coach Burns & Associates
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
Kim Renée Coté, ECPC, PCC, CTPC PCCLife Coach, Spiritual Coach & Facilitator of Wolf Energy Intuitive Learning Sacred Quest Wellness
I believe in living an extraordinary life. I believe in producing achievements that are exceptional, outside the limits of what’s already predictable, attainable, or known. I believe that anything and everything is possible, and it all begins with change.
Sacred Quest Wellness specializes in Spiritual Wellness; Life Coaching, Healing and Intuitive Work in order for you to access your Higher Consciousness, create positive change and live an extraordinary life.
At Sacred Quest Wellness, clients are offered a combination of life coaching and inner healing with the outdoor energy of nature and the benefit of creating a relationship with wolfdogs to help build confidence, trust, patience, and self-esteem.
Life Coaching, staying in the present moment, authenticity, being uncomfortable without panicking, having healthy boundaries, all support change.
A program with Sacred Quest Wellness teaches heart and soul lessons that are hard to learn in an office setting. I combine people with nature and wolfdogs in a protective environment in the facilitation of creating a powerful experience of change for the client. I assist clients in “getting out of their heads and into their hearts and bodies.”
Being in nature where there is no judgment nor criticism, simply an acceptance of what is in this very moment causes a reflection of change that clients feel can be so astonishing that it begins a path of inner discovery and healing.
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.
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.
Tammy Rose Dewar PCC, CPCCCo-active Coach, Facilitator, Writer Inner Caravan
- 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
Gabriel DhahanManager Bellrock Benchmarking Inc.
I help leaders implement the solutions to their toughest problems.
With years of experience in family enterprise and small business, I understand the challenges leaders face. Whatever our goals may be, achieving them often requires us to change. Yet, old habits are hard to shake, and new ways forward aren’t always obvious or easy to adopt.
As a coach, consultant, and family enterprise advisor, I provide an outside perspective and knowledge of best practices for tackling these problems. But it’s not just about recommendations. I work closely with clients through analysis, strategic planning, implementation, and coaching to help them reach lasting success.
I am passionate about this work because I believe in the potential of every person to achieve more. I live for the Aha! moments that expand possibilities and shift behaviour. While change is hard, the journey from endings to new beginnings is incredibly rewarding.
Considering a step in a new direction? Let’s chat.
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
Suzanne FoxCertified Executive Coach Suzanne Fox Leadership Coaching and Consulting
Suzanne is a Certified Executive Coach, Dare to LeadTM trained, consultant, and member of the International Coach Federation. After more than 15 years as a senior leader in healthcare and now a Chief Operating Officer in private industry, Suzanne is known for passionately propelling individuals and teams to achieve great results through intentional listening, caring and practicality. She is a strong believer in relationship building and is well respected for her professionalism, integrity and values based leading and brings her extensive experience to every coaching conversation.
Suzanne knows from personal experience that coaching is a catalyst for change. If you can imagine it, she will help you achieve it. Her style is practical, creative and collaborative. With compassion and edge, Suzanne will stretch you outside your comfort zone for positive, personal and professional growth to support you in achieving joy, clarity, and great results.
Suzanne engages leaders of all levels, teams and organizations, to strive for excellence through purpose and vision, inspiring change one conversation at a time. She is committed to working with you, in partnership, to hold the space for you to shine and discover your full potential.
Connect with Suzanne by visiting her website and book a discovery session today. She is waiting to hear from you. email@example.com | 250.327.4514 | suzannefox.ca
Adele Fraser BA, BEd, CPHR, ACCOrganizational and Leadership Coach Adele Fraser Coaching
Specializing in leadership and organizational coaching, Adele Fraser Coaching helps you take it to the next level. With over a decade of experience as a coach, educator, and human resources professional, Adele Fraser sees the big picture and helps client’s uncover the right levers to propel them to the end goal. Often a shift in perspective or focusing on the real issue can make all the difference in work and life.
Adele’s clients- individuals, small groups, and organizational teams- have experienced great success in using coaching as the vehicle to identify and achieve their individual, team and business goals.
⇒ New to leadership or have a desire to take it to the next level?
⇒ On the hunt for rediscovering you?
⇒ An established team in need of a recharge?
⇒ Forming a new team?
⇒ Facing disengagement or dysfunction?
⇒ Striving to be the best you through a challenging transition?
Leadership and team coaching is one of the most effective strategies to address the challenges of becoming a high-performing individual or team, able to powerfully face challenges and opportunities by:
⇒ establishing alignment around achieving team and business goals
⇒ building clarity around mission, purpose and values
⇒ building efficiency through the co-creation of valuable practices
⇒ learning tools for leveraging strengths
⇒ engaging in commitment with head, heart and hands
Curious about what is possible? Visit adelefraser.ca to start your intentional conversation.
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.
Mr. Kieran HarropExecutive Coach Kieran Harrop Coaching
Kieran Harrop, MBA, ACC
Kieran is a passionate executive coach, consultant, and facilitator who helps people achieve their dreams. With 25 years of business and leadership experience and a human-centric approach to design and transformational change, his mission is to develop leaders and ignite the human mind to the vastness of our potential.
Kieran’s approach cultivates mindfulness, curiosity, and presence with clients creating space to develop awareness, self-mastery, inspiration, and clarity around values, vision, and intent.
The results speak for themselves. Book your free introductory session!
Jilly Hyndman CPCC ACCCoach + Facilitator the heartrageous coach
Jilly Hyndman, CPCC, ACC — that’s me! I am a coach, facilitator and writer whose coaching superpower is creating safe and playful spaces for clients to learn, grow and claim their lives. I love helping clients stir the pot, challenge the status quo and use creativity to foster deeper connections to themselves and others so they can live authentically courageous lives. I especially love supporting clients who have been given a “gift from the universe” — a new child, a job loss, the end of a relationship, a scary diagnosis — to be empowered by choice and make the most of each day.
I currently champion courageous women at http://www.heartrageous.life, am a coach trainer and group coach at OneFreePlanet (http://www.onefreeplanet.com), a faculty member of Spiral Leadership (http://www.spiral-leadership.com), coach humanitarian staff through the HCN (http://www.thehcn.org), a member of the Victoria Holistic Death Care Community where I advance conversations about death and dying, and support private one-on-one clients.
With clients spanning five continents, I’m comfortable and experienced working with everyone from CEOs to singer-songwriters to new parents, at any age or stage of life or career.
Along with over 20 years of diverse professional experience in both the public and private sectors with roles in communications, marketing, media, business consulting, corporate strategy, project and change management, organizational development, front-of-room leadership, adult education and people leadership, I am credentialed through both CTI (The Coaches Training Institute) and ICF (International Coach Federation). I’m also trained in ORSC (Organization & Systems Relationship Coaching), is a certified EQ-i 2.0/EQ 306 facilitator, certified Appreciative Inquiry facilitator, certified Prosci Change Manager, certified meditation teacher, and licensed art-based coaching workshop facilitator through Artizen Coaching.
I draw from my diverse training and experience to create customized one-on-one coaching engagements and group workshops to achieve you and your team’s goals. Visit me at http://www.jillyhyndman.com to connect!
Sharon KellySuccess Coach Successful Transitions
Sharon, MA, PCC, has helped hundreds of people shape and re-create their stories. She inspires leaders and professionals at various junctures and life stages to create the changes they want, or deal with sudden change – to live their best selves. As a coach, Sharon assists people to create inner change for outward, game changing impact. She also facilitates workshops around learning, self-regulation, resilience and well-being. Her goal as a coach is to help you as an individual or team overcome obstacles and shift your mind set to realize the outcomes you aspire to achieve over time.
Sharon is a Certified Life Coach, and Wellness Coaching Specialist through the Institute for Life Coach Training, and has completed the Narrative Coach, Enhanced Practitioner Certificate. She has coached people with varied cultural backgrounds and has a high level of intercultural-competency. She is a PCC level coach (professional certified coach) who would be honoured to collaborate with you on a portion of your journey. Learn more at successfultransitions.ca or call 250-667-1752.
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!