One of the greatest benefits a Coach can provide you is an objective perspective and awareness of who you are and the potential of what you have to offer.
As a Coach, I employ creative questions to engage and inspire you to reach your fullest potential and to achieve the purposes for which you were intended in this world.
My challenge is to help you clearly identify where you are now in your life and leadership development, where you want to grow and explore even more possibilities for your future. The action plan created will be shaped around a series of outcomes which we'll track as they're accomplished.
In order to assist you in creating your outcomes, I will draw on a wide range of my life and work experiences and education. Here’s the background and context out of which I will offer to our coaching sessions:
Education – a PhD in Education (Michigan State University) specializing in change strategies with a special focus on how adults learn, change & grow
Leadership – executive leadership to more than 120 non-profit leaders in a unique movement across Canada
International Involvement – explored and engaged development issues by spending time in nearly 100 countries around the world
National Forums – hosted & spoke at many of the Annual Leadership Forums held in 12 major cities across Canada over a period of 7 years
Academia – served as a Professor of Education and the Dean of a Graduate School in Western Canada
People Building – hired, trained and developed individuals and teams of more than 20 individuals in different work settings
Training – taken dozens of personal & professional development courses ranging from strategic planning to financial planning to dream interpretation to spiritual formation
Contemplation – worked through a variety of reflective spiritual exercises with spiritual guides from different faith traditions
Clergy Experience – served as an ordained church leader in 4 Canadian & US churches of different denominations
Authorship – written 2 books & many articles describing the experiences of individuals & leaders who have made a difference in our world
Coaching begins as I listen, using questions, to clarify what's most important in your life these days. Where do you want to change and grow? What are your dreams and desires for your future?
Out of this context, we will begin to identify potential ways in which my coaching can serve you in accomplishing your goals.
Partnering together, we'll create an action plan with outcomes to help you achieve the changes you desire for your life & leadership.
Check out the TESTIMONIALS below from those who have valued my services in the past . . .
"Don is a talented strategist, entrepreneur and thinker outside the box."
- Dave Toycen, Former President of World Vision Canada
"Don is a man of integrity and wisdom and someone I can always count on."
- Janet Johnson, VP Canadian Red Cross
"Don is an expert in "coaching for diplomacy" and has helped me manage some challenging situations and conversations both professionally and personally. His approach always helps me find the win-win for all parties involved."
- Dr Bonnie Mallard, Professor University of Guelph
"Anyone will find Don both passionate and sensitive, creative yet realistic and a joy to work with."
- Eric Stolte, World Federation of Hemophilia
“Don has taken time to understand who I am, and through coaching, has given guidance to see my potential and reach my goals."
– Shirley Correia, Executive Admin Assistant
Completed all course requirements for full accreditation with the International Coaching Federation.