- Leadership excellence including leadership style
- Change leadership
- Emotional intelligence
- Team performance
- Cross cultural communication
- Appreciative Leadership and Coaching
My sense of purpose
“We owe it to all of us to get on with what we are good at.” Auden
Auden’s quote summarizes why I support people in becoming more of what they are good at in the interest of making the world a better place for all of us. To that end I have spent the last thirty years building capacity in individuals, teams, and organizations to support them in living their mandates. My “signature style” could be described as a combination of servant leadership and an action orientation, bringing everything I have learned and experienced in service to my clients.
My preferred clients are those who need to align their executive practice with their organization’s strategic direction. Extensive experience with provincial and federal government at many levels, social and private sector senior executives, resource based organizations, university senior leaders.
With Finning Tractor, at the time the second larges Caterpillar dealer worldwide, developed sales and management personnel in the resource industry.
For Brent International School, Manila the Philippines service as Executive Officer, Department Chair and Chaplain for a school of 27 nationalities and cultures. Successfully aligned school policies and practices to meet the diverse needs of students and faculty The cross cultural exposure of this position and the travel in the Philippine islands and China resulted in a deepened awareness of the impact of language and culture on any initiative.
For provincial government ministries aligned essential management practices to support executive mandates.
For the largest provincial health authority in the province (Fraser Health) increased team work and management practice from the level of Emergency Room front line (Fraser Health) to senior leaders crossing all functions.
For the primary provincial community service organization strategic planning and reconfiguring delivery service models to accommodate changed provincial mandate.
Broad management experience as Western Regional Manager, Canada and USA, of the Education Practice for an international consulting company focused on the technology field.
Eight years as an Associate Faculty member of the Royal Roads University Graduate School of Leadership Studies. Supervision of fifteen capstone action research projects for the Masters in Leadership program including a project that addressed the critical practices for indigenous leaders.
Currently ongoing social sector executive coaching and strategic leadership development at the provincial, social sector and university levels.
Since my academic achievements, initially at McMaster University, receiving my MA and PhD – all but dissertation, my working career has been involved with education and training of one form or another. The range of exposure to higher education and training organizations has provided a wealth of background experience and knowledge that defines how I approach my coaching and leadership development practice today. I was chosen to accept an Executive Certified Management Consultant designation from the Canadian Association of Management Consultants based on my reputation in the industry. I thrive on helping others become the best that they can be.
Masters and Doctorate (ABD) in modern British fiction.
Professional Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation. Over 3000 hours individual and team coaching.
Graduate, Solution Focused Coaching Erickson College, Vancouver.
Certified Management Consultant, (CMC Canada) Executive Level since 2007.
Licensed affiliate of the Consulting Resource Group for intensive feedback resources for personal and leadership styles and Learning in Action Technologies, one of the premier organizations in the field of emotional intelligence.