We are a team of seasoned business professionals who have held leadership positions in the high tech, healthcare, pharmaceutical and the not-for-profit sectors. Our team has senior leadership experience in sales, marketing communications, business development, human resources, consulting and leading successful teams.
We are trained and certified professional coaches who are passionate about leadership and building teams that thrive, while delivering extraordinary results.
This is who we are.
- We are 'real'. We tell it like it is, we are honest and we are forthright with our clients. Some clients even say they are not ready to do the work. We respect that and we always reveal what we see.
- We walk our talk. We are consistently developing ourselves to better serve our clients and it is an invitation that we give our clients. You are at your best when you keep learning and taking action to shift your own behaviour and your organization in ways that promote sustainable success.
- We naturally build communities. We are committed to helping our clients build strong, powerful teams who are focused and disciplined to produce and who can communicate in ways that promote trust, camaraderie and respect.
- We are strategic thinkers. We connect with our client's context and we integrate our work with our clients' business plans. This work is 100% in support of the client achieving their collective performance challenges.
- We love to serve. We have chosen this work because we have great respect for leadership and we want to contribute to enhanced performance while bringing more humanity into the workplace.
- We work in the spirit of generosity. We know that as we work with teams, they see themselves in a new light. They recognize their own wisdom and they learn to appreciate each other and their collective contribution. They learn to be more focused on how they can be of greater service to their organizations and in some cases, their cause.
- We are courageous. We take risks with our clients everyday. Stepping into the unknown with them. Walking the journey and guiding them from where they are now to where they envision they can be.
We get to do Great Work everyday.
Joanne McLean PCC, CPCC, Principal, Soulzatwork
Team and Executive Leadership Coach
Recipient of the International Coach Federation 2007 Prism Award- for Business Excellence through Leadership Coaching.
Joanne helps leaders "get real", access their authentic leadership capacity and lead their lives and businesses in ways that produce fulfilling, sustainable results, on their own terms. Her mission is to be a catalyst for leaders and teams, so they can leverage their natural strengths, in service of inspiring people while transforming organizations. Joanne is passionate about contributing to the creation of more humane workplaces.
Prior to launching Soulzatwork, Joanne's 20+ year career took her into senior roles in global corporations (in the high tech and pharmaceutical sectors) in employee health management, strategic business development, marketing communications and human resources including leadership development, succession planning and executive coaching. As an entrepreneur, Joanne has owned and operated her own fitness / wellness consulting business and worked as an external business and health consultant for numerous organizations.
Joanne understands that leaders must act fast, work with integrity and get results. She is a strategic thinker and her clients can count on her to ensure that the business context is front and centre as they develop their team. She has been part of business start-ups and worked with organizations experiencing huge market challenges. She currently works with leaders and teams in the corporate and not for profit sectors.
As a certified executive leadership coach, Joanne works with leaders and their teams - utilizing her advanced training in organization systems coaching, team coaching and co active facilitation. She designs and delivers custom solutions focused on creating team success based on collaboration, while capitalizing on the diversity in the team. Through her writing, in newsletters, published articles and a book called 'Awakening the Workplace', Joanne shares her stories about leading from a place of truth, grace and dignity.
Joanne's work is a reflection of her passion for the power of the human spirit in the workplace. Clients access Joanne to work with them to develop strong, focused organizations that have clear, common performance goals.
Trained and certified with the Coaches Training Insititute and the International Coach Federation. Advanced training in Organization and Relationships Systems coaching. Trained facilitator for Team Diagnostic and Certified Solutions Provider for OneSmartWorld.
David McLean M.Sc, MBA, trained Co-Active coach
Sarah Robinson ATC
A Muse Coach
Team and Executive Leadership Coach
For more than 20 years, Sarah has provided Human Resource consulting and coaching services in Canada and abroad. She has extensive experience in hiring and coaching individuals and teams at all levels. Sarah brings her expertise to building the infrastructure and programs necessary to support organizations through the various stages of change. Her particular gift is in supporting individuals and organizations through times of significant transition. Sarah has the ability to put people at ease, build strong relationships and facilitate change with her warm and engaging personality.
Sarah uses the Team Diagnostic Assessment process - a leading edge methodology - with leaders and their teams. This process provides a comprehensive profile of the team's current reality from the inside out. It enables the team to gain powerful insight and awareness of existing team strengths and challenges. Sarah offers custom designed workshops and leadership programs that focus on coaching teams to be able to create their own action plans, optimize their performance and achieve extraordinary results.
In 2007, Sarah and her client Ovarian Cancer Canada won the Prism Award. This award is given by the International Coach Federation to organizations that have achieved excellence through leadership coaching. Sarah holds the designation of ATC from the Adler School of Professional Coaching.
Sarah coaches in a variety of sectors including high tech, healthcare, media, environmental engineering and not-for-profit. Outside the corporate arena, Sarah works with individuals seeking to make changes in their careers and personal lives as well as those who have faced a life threatening illness.
Nicki Weiss PCC, CPCC
Team and Sales Coach
Nicki Weiss is an internationally recognized Certified Professional Coach, Master Trainer, and workshop leader. She brings to her work 25 years of experience with leaders and teams.
Since 1992, Nicki has trained, certified, and coached more than 6,000 business executives, sales managers and salespeople in numerous sectors including distribution companies, manufacturer's agents, finance, consumer packaged goods, high tech, telecommunications, medical devices, travel, insurance, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare. Prior to that, she held sales and sales management positions, consistently achieving top-ranking results.
Nicki received her coach's certification from the Coaches Training Institute, with advanced training in Organizational Systems Coaching. She has co-chaired the International Coach's Federation Prism Award Committee. The Prism Award is given to companies that achieve extraordinary performance, with tangible bottom line results, through coaching.
Nicki combines her powerful coaching abilities with strong facilitation skills to help individuals and teams reach new levels of sustained, improved performance.
Laura Macro M.Ed. PCC, CPCC
Mayfair Legacy Group
Leadership Coach and Facilitator Mayfair Legacy Group
Women's Leadership and Team Coach
Laura is an experienced business professional with over 30 years of leadership, senior HR management, certified coaching and workshop facilitation experience within corporate, consulting and not for profit environments. Through her business Mayfair Legacy Group, Laura works in collaborative alliances to advance the development of women as leaders.
Laura’s primary focus is to help women leaders intentionally improve the design and leadership of their work, life and teams, to ensure that their professional contribution is effective, satisfying and makes a difference. Laura provides one on one coaching and facilitates custom designed leadership development, career renewal and team development workshops within corporate, not for profit and university environments. Laura has developed extensive knowledge of the transformative process that leaders must navigate in order to effectively balance business requirements, professional development, and personal priorities. Laura coaches and facilitates through a proven 6-step process that consistently has her clients develop personal capacity and professional satisfaction. The process integrates adult learning principles, leading edge coach training and wisdom gained from rapid corporate career advancement; guiding hundreds of others through career transition; providing extensive volunteer leadership to build not for profit capacity; returning to university in mid-life; investing significantly in family transformation and developing her coaching business. Laura knows what it takes to create sustainable and effective leadership that supports individual, team and business requirements and that over time leaves a meaningful contribution. Her work is a reflection of her passion to help professional women lead significantly and effectively, as they thrive both professionally and personally.
Laura has earned a Master of Education degree from OISE/University of Toronto, and coaching certifications with The Coaches Training Institute of San Rafael, CA as well as The International Coach Federation, the premier professional organization for coaches.
Laura is trained in Organizational Relationship Systems Coaching for partners, teams and families. She is currently active in The Company of Women, Career Professionals of Canada and the International Coach Federation.
Barbara Jennings Ph.D, CPCC
The Barbara Jennings Company
Leadership and Team Coach
Barbara is a seasoned healthcare professional with over 20 years' experience in both academic and business environments. She has led successful research development teams and cross-functional business teams in a Canadian pharmaceutical company and in the company's global organization. She understands the importance of strong, aligned leadership across all levels of an organization to bring forth the potential of employees to achieve successful, sustainable business results.
Barbara attained her Ph.D. in clinical pharmacology from the University of Lund in Sweden while on international assignment. She is a certified co-active coach through The Coaches Training Institute. She is also has advanced coach training in Organizational Relationship Systems Coaching.
Barbara coaches individuals seeking more fulfillment in their lives and careers, and she works with managers and their teams within organizations to develop strong leadership capabilities.
Authentic leadership in every aspect of life is Barbara's passion. In addition to business leadership, she has provided leadership in a 'not-for-profit' organization, where she inspires volunteers to work together to achieve common goals.