Theory Leadership + Wellness was born out of the desire to support individuals and organizations to embrace and explore the powerful intersection of leadership + wellness. We are seasoned and dynamic professionals who know the value and power of good leadership, and equally the importance of bringing wellness practices into one's daily life.
As Theory Leadership + Wellness' founders, we, Alexandra and Katie, first met when Alexandra, a seasoned strategist, communicator and leadership coach, embarked on 200-hour yoga teacher training at Katie's yoga and meditation studio. A friendship unfolded, and over time we recognized the need for and power of, uniting leadership + wellness.
With diverse business and entrepreneurial backgrounds ourselves, we see firsthand the benefit of individuals and organizations incorporating simple tools for leadership + wellness. We believe that individuals, and in turn workplaces and organizations, are most successful when individuals are self-aware and balanced.
I work along the continuum of leadership, communication and wellness. A global career spent developing strategy and communications for a range of multi-national and boutique companies eventually led me to the leadership and wellness space, where I work with individuals and organizations to embrace, enhance and embed leadership and wellness. I firmly believe that both individuals, and the organizations they serve, are most successful when they are self-aware and balanced.
I am a lover of the great outdoors, travel and adventure. I am a mom, a budding sailor, a decent cook, an avid traveller, and a fan of architecture and design.
* Bachelor of Arts, University of Calgary
* Diploma of Public Relations, Mount Royal College
* Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (CEC), Royal Roads University
* International Coach Federation Accredited Certified Coach (ACC)
* Certified 200-hour Yoga and 50-hour Yin Yoga Instructor, Yoga Alliance
* Certified TetraMap Facilitator, TetraMap US
* International Coaching Federation Certified Resilience Coach
I believe in addressing wellness from a holistic perspective: socio-emotionally, intellectually, physically, and energetically. Our thoughts affect our emotions, which affects our bodies, our actions, and our lives.
As a child, my mother taught me to meditate and the power of breath, which has inspired my life work. Since I was 18, I had the vision of creating a space where families and people of all ages could connect through the arts, movement, spirituality, and wellness. This eventually led to owning and operating Studio 202 (until March 2020), a centre for yoga, meditation and wellness for all ages. Prior to Studio 202, I pursued a career in finance, operations, and learning and development. Since then, I have pivoted my offerings and re-branded as gloWithin - Yoga Teacher Trainings + Registered Children's Yoga School with Yoga Alliance, Craniosacral Healing, and more support for families. My aim and passion is to inspire and bring greater balance, peace and joy to one's life and work.
I am passionate about learning, reading, music, travel, many creative endeavours, and being athletic outdoors - skiing, swimming, running, hiking, climbing, biking and more! I am a mom, and love spending time with my family and friends.
* Bachelor of Business, University of British Columbia
* Certificate in Workplace Learning, University of Calgary
* Expert Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT), Yoga Alliance
* Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT), Yoga Alliance
* Craniosacral + Somatoemotional Release, Visionary Healing