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Bennett, HBA, CPCC
(Past-President, ICF Chapter)
in business, Senior Manager, Strategist, national and
international brands, Advertising and Marketing
work one-on-one with executives, managers, other
coaches, athletes, entrepreneurs and students to
create the life that makes them want to jump out of
bed in the morning. I focus primarily on clients in
career transition, athletes and corporate/executive
coaching. I also conduct workshops and motivational
At 36, I
am very happily married to an awesome guy, Jim,
and I am the proud mom of the most amazing 2 year
old - Jake. When I'm not at the park or
with a coaching client, you can find me skiing at
Whistler, running on the trails on the north shore, or
on the back of some horse. I just completed my
second half-marathon (despite a bad cold).
5 values -
Positive energy, openness, freedom, connection, and
living your life purpose.
My mom's little cottage on the shores of Georgian Bay
in the small town of Thornbury, Ontario
Good question. Absolute tie between skiing in
thigh-deep powder on a sunny day at Whistler (rare!!)
with some close friends or going over a jump on horse
back. Both exhilarating and the stuff that feeds my
soul. Oh yea, and snuggling under the covers with Jake
and reading Curious George ... again!
Book - So
many to choose from. I love great fiction. Favorite
authors are John Irving, Leon Uris and Steinbeck. Best
book I've read lately was The Red Tent by Anita
Meal - A
traditional Polish Christmas Eve dinner with 12
courses (some great and some not so good!).
Biro, Bpsy, CPCC
VCC, WVCC, YEA, WXN
- psychology, BCIT – business, CTI - coaching
Executive, Marketing Communications (TELUS Business
Solutions, BC Hydro etc.)
of human motivation, the creation of peak performance,
and the study and application of effective leadership. I
have made it my job to study "success" and
help people achieve their goals and dreams by using
their mind more effectively and applying key
universal truths. I work corporately with CEO's and
executives and privately with people of all ages and
am a big believer in the important role
exercise plays in achieving optimal mental health
and the significant impact it has on every other area of
our lives. I love to hike, swim, workout, and run, and
recently completed my first half-marathon. Even more, I
love reading and being able to immediately apply my
learning to my own life as well as sharing it with
others. Most of all, I LOVE spending time with my
boyfriend Chris, my family and close friends, and my
incredible dog, Budget.
Top 5 Values: Integrity, humility, conviction, peace
of mind, kindness
… where I
first learned how to be just “me”
Favorite Activity: spooning
(if you don't know what that is, you're seriously
Favorite Book: Awaken
the Giant Within by Tony Robbins - I've read it over 9
Favorite Meal: toast
with peanut butter and banana
ICF, CAPS, Toastmasters
Training: CTI, Justice Institute
Background: Coach and trainer with over 20 years
of business experience, including sales, marketing, and
advertising. President of a professional leads exchange
company and expert in business networking.
Specialty: Leni enjoys working with
professionals, salespeople, entrepreneurs, and coaches
who want to attract more clients, make more money, and
put more fun into their lives.
She also loves to coach and mentor new coaches as
they work towards certification.
Leni was born and raised in New York City and now
lives on West Coast. People are her top priority, and
she has a wonderful network of friends, family, clients,
and colleagues all over the world who enrich her life
and whom she enjoys connecting with one another.
Top 5 Values: Friends and family, laughter,
integrity, connection, helping others help themselves
Favorite Place: Boston, Mass.
Favorite Activity: dinner parties on Oscar night
Favorite Book: It's a tie:
Penmarric and How To Win Friends and Influence
Favorite Meal: Anything somebody else cooks!
Training: CTI, Newfield, EQI, Insights, NLP, NVC,
Zenger Miller, Diversity training, Inclusive leadership
Background: 25 years in Health Care. Management,
teaching and facilitation.
Specialty: I work with individuals, groups, youth
and families from diverse backgrounds to increase
productivity, "work less and earn more."
Improve the quality of relationships at home and at
work. I am passionate about mentoring and coaching "baby
boomer" and "grey power entrepreneurs"
and new coaches stepping up to meet the
challenges of certification and growing their
practice. My mission is to help you see the best in
Personal: Now in my early 50s I enjoy watching my
son and daughter accomplish their dreams and
aspirations. I split my time between the city and our
country cottage. I enjoy reading, learning and sharing.
Top 5 Values: Connection, Contribution, Harmony,
Favorite place: Cottage by the sea.
Favorite activity: Paddling, gardening, walking,
Favorite Book: I love reading, "so many
books so little time."
Excuse me my
life is waiting, is a fabulous one.
Favorite meal: I enjoy most foods particularly
with a dab of Tabasco.
Memberships: ICF, NJPCA
Training: CTI, Co-Active
Space Leadership Program, Leadership and Management
training by IBM University
20 years in business
as VP Sales, Manager, Marketing Specialist,
Management Consultant and Entrepreneur
41 Céline is
happily married and loves
life with her husband and two cats. She enjoys cooking
gourmet meals while spending time having fun with her friends
and family who have hearty appetites. Practicing
Yoga has become her new found love and peace to
her inner self.
Top Values; Aliveness,
a difference, health/spirituality
Favorite Place; Rome,
Favorite Activity; I
love jogging on the oceanfront board walk or playing
scrabble with my friends/family hanging on the beach
in the summer. The smell of the ocean, the
fresh breeze on my face and hearing the waves rush in
Favorite Book; Now
that is a tough one. I love books that inspire
me, challenge me, expand my horizons. Books on
leadership, spiritually and inner peace.
Favorite Meal; Italian
Matlock Hicks, BBA,
ICF, OD Network, ASTD, Association for Psychological
Training: CTI, Master’s of Science degree in
Organization Development, Myers-Briggs
Background: 18 years in business as an organization
development consultant, leader, coach, and marketing
Specialty: I work with executives and human resource
professionals to help them be more powerful catalysts in
leading change inside organizations.
I also work with career changers to step into the
vocation they love, and individuals to learn and develop
health and wellness practices which bring more vitality
to daily life.
Personal: At 41, Lynn is happily married and loves
interacting with two teenage boys and a girl that she
acquired through marriage. She enjoys being out in nature and walking the nature trails
near her house.
Top 5 Values: Health, peacefulness, spirituality,
powerful partnerships, and making a difference.
Favorite place: Changing Woman near Taos, New Mexico
activity: Cooking a creative and nutritionally
healthy meal for a small gathering of friends, listening
to live performances of my favorite singer song writers
at small music venues around town, and swimming in my
own pool on a warm summer day.
Favorite book: I have many.
But, I enjoy Transitions and Leading with Soul
along with many other books on spirituality, personal
development, health, and leadership.
Favorite meal: Grilled Salmon with fresh ginger and
a medley of steamed veggies seasoned with herbs from my
Catherine Hind, CPCC
Memberships: ICF, EAGALA
Training: CTI, Innerworks, Justice Institute, EAP
Background: Trainer for a Major Airline, Event
Planner, Business owner, Entrepreneur
Specialty: I work with individuals who are
looking at their personal and professional leadership
increasing self awareness of what works for you, and
what you can do more of to get the results you most
desire in your life and career. I also lead leadership
trainings, using an experiential approach in which
participants are involved in hands on learning using
Personal: I am 42 year old married, mother of 3
teenage girls. I
live on a small hobby farm complete with 3 horses and
assorted other animals.
Top 5 Values; Balance, Family, Love, Integrity
Favorite Place; Sundance Quest Ranch on the back
of a horse on top of the mountain over looking the
Favorite Activity; I enjoy riding, running,
pilates, skiing, having fun, and entertaining good
friends and family!
Favorite Book; I can't possibly choose! I love
novels and personal growth...I guess
The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (no!
this is not a plug for the movie!!!)and the Alchemist by
Favorite Meal; (One when I am not in a rush!)
Full of fresh herbs and garlic, complete with a glass of
fine red wine.
ICF, Coachville, BCAF, BCOD, ASTD, WBO
Training: CTI, NTL Institute, Gilpin-Robinson, Gestalt
Synergy Centre, MBTI, EQI
Background: 20 years
experience as a coach and trainer in a large
multi-national organization, and now head of my own
I work individually with people going through all sorts
of transitions – life transitions, career transitions,
personal transitions, helping them become clear about
the life they want, identify and knock down barriers,
and create a path to their destination.
feel my greatest accomplishment in life is to have
raised two strong, caring, and productive daughters to
I live at the edge of the forest, in conscious,
committed relationship with my partner of 7 years, where
I love to watch birds through the window with my spoiled
Top 5 Values:
Continuous learning, healthy relationships,
integrity, independence, and stewardship of nature.
Long Beach, or almost anywhere in BC.
Activities: Reading a good book curled up in front
of the fire, walking the beach, watching the waves roll
Books on leadership, spirituality, evolutionary
psychology, and (yes, I’ll confess it!) murder
mysteries which feature female protagonists.
B.J. Hons., CPCC
ICF, CAPS, International Society for Performance
Co-Active Space Leadership Program, Landmark Education,
Virtues Project International, New Frontier Alpha
20 years of business and media experience as business
owner, general contractor and award winning interior
designer; national TV journalist, interviewer, producer,
writer; workshop leader, facilitator, speaker.
I work with big thinking professionals, business owners,
leaders and decision-makers committed to making their
lives work better by enhancing their peak performance,
accessing more of their personal power, and maximizing
their impact in relationships.
The result is clients create lives they love to
loves her vibrant life with her young daughter and son.
Surrounded by a strong network of family and
friends, she is active in her and her children’s
serves on the Leadership team of the ICF Vancouver
Chapter, is a board member of CAPS and is a Director of
the Women’s Enterprise Society of B.C.
She is recognized as one of Canada’s pioneering
Top 5 Values:
Integrity, Contribution, Passion for Life, Authenticity,
Oceanside beaches, Bay of Islands New Zealand
Favorite Activity: rediscovering life through my
children’s eyes, dancing, sharing good food with
friends, walks on the beach, meaningful conversation,
music, gardening, crafts.
Currently, The Power of Now, by Eckhardt Tolle. The
family favorite is The I Spy Gold Challenger!
I love food- particularly Spicy Asian and anything that
I haven’t had to prepare alone.
B.S. Psychology, CPCC
ICF, North Shore Community Coaches, Optimist Club
International, Conway Farms Golf Club
University of Wisconsin, CTI
35 years of business experience, 16 years as
company President, 30 years of service as director on 5
different boards, president for 3 of those boards
work with executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and
professionals on challenges
that might include workplace relationships,
communication, employee retention, productivity,
reducing stress and work/life balance.
When clients gain clarity around their values,
recognize choices, and commit to take action, successful
careers and fulfilling lives result.
is celebrating several milestones this year.
Thirty years of marriage, one son graduating
college, and the other graduating high school.
Hobbies include working out and skiing, but golf
is a passion. At
age 57, Ron is trying to lower his 4 handicap and now
that he qualifies for Senior events he hopes to make the
cut in some statewide tournaments.
Top 5 Values: Honesty,
Integrity, Humor, Connection, Contribution
Favorite Place: My
screened porch, looking at my wife’s gardens with the
view of the B’hai Temple in the background.
Favorite activity: Hitting
golf balls-----on the range or on the course, it
Favorite Book: Seems
to change periodically but currently, The Diamond Cutter
by Geshe Michael Roach
Favorite Meal: Any
one of my wife’s many gourmet preparations,
particularly on a warm spring night when we can eat on
the screened porch---my favorite place.
Coaches Training Institute, Newfield Network, Hudson
years in the Health Care Industry as Manager, Trainer,
Educator, and Program Facilitator
design and implementation of coaching and training
programs for individuals and teams, so people can become
more authentic, responsive, and productive to their own
needs, and to the needs of their organizations,
colleagues, and families.
love smelling the ocean air and feeling the wind against
my face. When not working, I am enjoying nature. I am
married to my soulmate. One of my two daughters is a
coach; the other is in Outdoor Leadership.
Top 5 Values:
a difference, community, connection, adventure, and
Favorite Place: Long
Mountain biking with my husband, on trails with
rocks and roots
See IT When You Believe IT,
by Dr. Wayne Dyer
Favorite Meal: Anything
really spicy hot!
Training: CTI, Newfield, Hollyhock, Innerworks,
years in business in private, public and non-profit
organizations, President, COO, Entrepreneur, Consultant,
work with individuals, couples, professionals,
executives, entrepreneurs, counselors and coaches to
help them have more authentic, conscious, courageous and
connected lives, relationships, and businesses. I guide
my clients in tapping into their inner wisdom and
reaching their full potential in their lives,
relationships and careers. I also work with value based
and socially conscious organizations on visioning,
leadership and team development.
43, Bruce enjoys traveling, scuba diving, hiking,
golfing, kayaking, reading and spending quality time
with friends and family. He is a volunteer and Board
member of a number of professional, humanitarian and
Top 5 values: Authenticity,
integrity, compassion, Spirituality, and health.
Favorite Place: Long
Favorite Activity: Scuba
Favorite Book: The
Places That Scare You - A Guide to Fearlessness in
Difficult Times by Pema Chodron.
Favorite Quote: "Be
the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi
I have 20+ years business experience in communications
during which time I have been a sales representative and
sales manager, an executive editor, an entrepreneur, an
author, and a documentary film maker.
I have taught business communications as an
adjunct professor at two state universities.
I coach one-on-one with individuals, entrepreneurs,
executives, and professionals who want to make the most
of their lives. As a coach, I help these people get clear on what they want
and then get it. I
feel privileged to support and encourage them to be the
best they can be.
Personal: I am from Needham, Massachusetts and have
lived in New York, England, Texas, California, and now
in Sedona, Arizona.
My husband, Paul, and I have raised a son, who
lives in New York City.
We have 4 Humane Society dogs.
I live a full
life—coaching, hiking, going to movies and film
festivals, filming a documentary about life in Sedona,
co-authoring a textbook, and serving a four-year term on
Sedona’s City Council.
Top 5 Values: Connecting—with my authentic self, my husband, others, and
the Universe. Joy.
Making a difference.
Favorite Place: My home
Favorite Activity: Watching movies, hiking and learning about new things
Favorite Book: This is impossible for me to answer.
It’s always changing, but I most enjoy reading
biographies and historical fiction.
Favorite Meal: Homemade hot salsa crudo with avocado, rice, and beans
M.A., Ph.D., CPCC
American Management Association, International
Corporate Coach U. PhD in Human and Organizational
Development with a dissertation on leadership.
Over 20 years developing leaders. Formerly an engineer,
executive director of Outward Bound Western Canada, and
management consultant. Presently Co-Principal of The
Centre for Exceptional Leadership.
Specialty: I help individuals and
organizations realize their leadership potential. I work
with individuals at all levels of organizations from
recently promoted supervisors to CEOs to help them align
their personal knowledge and vision of leadership with
the realities of life and work. I also work with women
from all walks of life to help them achieve a great
married with two young daughters. And life
for me is, as it is for many of us, quite a juggling
act. Between working and raising my children, running
the local Beaver Colony, skiing, boating, exploring back
roads, and kayaking there barely seems a quiet moment.
Top 5 Values;
Living full out, being the best I can be, making a
difference, being outdoors (it’s not by chance that I
live in BC!), getting things done
Too many to choose. The top of Chimborazo in Ecuador or
Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania or, closer to home, the
Cathedral Mountains are all still very special to me.
Favorite Activity; Skiing the steeps and the
deeps with my kids. Speeding across the water feeling
the wind through my hair and the smell of the ocean.
Seven Years in Tibet.
Favorite Meal: Anything I haven’t had to cook
ICF, Assoc. for the Advancement of Applied Sport
Psychology, Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher
Training: CTI, Co-Active Space, Landmark
Education, Erickson College
Background: 20 years of sport coaching (youth to
elite) and teaching (pre-school to doctoral students);
over a dozen years of sport psychology consulting,
counseling, training, leading, educating
Specialty: I inspire people to live passionate
lives, finding their magic, pursuing their calling,
playing full out, and creating wonderful relationships.
Some areas I focus on are personal coaching with people
in the sports world; family and relationships; and
has been described in two words as "teacher
daddy." He loves time with his wife Paula, their
baby, Andrew, and his 8 year-old, Michael. He is an
enthusiastic teacher at the University of Alberta,
public speaker, workshop leader for community sports
coaches and various organizations, and he enjoys many
sports and activities such as basketball, soccer,
cycling, and yoga.
Top 5 Values: Integrity, Play, Aliveness,
Connection, and Making a Difference
Favorite Place: Lakes and Mountains (Lake Louise,
Alberta; Echo Lake, Maine)
Favorite Activity: Playing -- with my kids;
sports; with words; & Coaching
Favorite Book: pick one?! Latest non-fiction
that's impressed me is "Difficult
Conversations" and a work in progress called
"Magical-Parent Magical Child,"
my favorite novel is probably "Catcher in
Favorite Meal: Indian
Zimmerman, B.Sc.N., M. Ed. (CounsellingPsych), C.P.C.C,
Training and Certifications:
CTI, NLP Master Practitioner, LAB Profile, Drum
years in mental health and health care administration; 4
years coaching; 2 years as leader for CTI (in person
courses, Jumpstart, supervision)
passion is working with people in the health care field
who want to make a difference. I also love working with professionals and people training to
am a 52-year-old grandmother, wife and mother.
I love the outdoors, fitness, movies and the
(making a difference), freedom, beauty, relationships
P.Eng, CPCC, MCC
, Coachville, Toastmasters
Training: CTI, Thomas Leonard, CoachU, Newfield,
Innerworks, Justice Institute, Banff Centre, EQI
23 years in business, President, Managing Director,
Entrepreneur (2 IPOs)
I work one-on-one with individuals, entrepreneurs,
executives, professionals, and new coaches helping them
align their passions and strengths, and learn the skills
they need to get their lives and careers to the next
level. In short, I help clients focus and obtain what
they really want, now.
Personal: Steve is happily married and the proud dad of three
active girls. He enjoys family, friends, good health,
coaching community sports teams, and a variety of
outdoor activities including swimming, boating, skiing
Top 5 Values;
Integrity, compassion, making a difference, presence and
Favorite Place; The beach at Roberts Creek.
Favorite Activity; Mmmm.... Can't choose. It is
either water skiing on morning glass with friends and
family, or going for a solitary swim, in the ocean, on a
Favorite Book; Can’t choose here either, Don
Quixote or Siddhartha (and a few hundred other titles on
spirituality, history, myth, health and personal
Favorite Meal; Italian (So hard to choose!)
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