Over 30 years of entrepreneurship, including door to door sales, professional cold calling, real estate (ownership, investment and residential sales), and financial advisory services with Canada’s high-net-worth families. Extensive experience coaching primarily SME founders and entrepreneurs, C-suite Executives, and senior level managers in organizations of all sizes. Over the past 20 years, professional expertise focused on Differentiation Strategy, Value Propositions, Competitive Positioning, and Creating Market Advantage.

 

 

EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS

2019: UWO Ivey Academy – LIFT Advanced Coaching Certification
2019: Motivation Factor – Certified Practitioner
2017: ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) Designation
2013: ICF Coach Impact Award
2011: Women of Worth Mompreneur of the Year
2004: Certified Professional Coach
1997: Certified Financial Planner Designation (discontinued)
1996: Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (discontinued)
1995: Certified Investment Manager Designation
1986: Real Estate Licence (discontinued)

AFFILIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

• Terminal City Club
• Certified B Corporations
• International Coach Federation (ICF)
• Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE)
• Women’s Executive Network (WXN)
• Social Venture Institute (SVI)
• Forbes Coaches Council
• Crofton House School for girls
• Saint George’s School for boys

OTHER NOTES

• Raised in North Vancouver, live in Vancouver Westside now
• Married for 24 years and have 2 children, aged 20 (Ivey, at UWO) and 17 (Grade 12, at Crofton House)
• Corporately sponsor the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society, the Arts Club Theatre, B Lab, and the Children’s Miracle Network, plus others.
• ESL Teacher in Tokyo, Japan 1991-1993
• Functional proficiency in French