Alexandra is an experienced communicator, strategist, facilitator, and certified executive and leadership coach (CEC), who has worked globally for two FTSE 100-leading companies, and also an array of organizations, leaders and teams.
Today, Alexandra draws upon global corporate experience — along with an understanding of organizations and people — to deliver boutique leadership and wellness trainings and retreats. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, a Diploma in Public Relations and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching. She is also a Certified Yoga Instructor (YTT260), a Certified Resiliency Coach (ICF) and a Certified Tetramap® Facilitator. In the autumn of 2023, Alexandra is set to embark on a Masters of Arts in Leadership.
Alexandra loves to travel, hike, ski and play tennis. She is a mom, a news junkie and a lover of architecture and design.
Katie believes in addressing wellness from a holistic perspective: socio-emotionally, intellectually, physically, and energetically. Thoughts affect our emotions, which affects our bodies, our actions, and our lives.
Katie was taught meditation and breathwork as a child, which in turn inspired her life's work. At eighteen she had the vision to create 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), and eventually being invited to head up not-for-profit during a period of dramatic change. Prior to Studio 202, Katie pursued a career in finance, operations, and learning and development. Since then, she has pivoted her offerings and re-branded to gloWithin - offering somatic support for families, educators, and therapists, where her aim and passion is to inspire and bring greater balance, peace and joy to one's life and work.
Katie's qualifications include a Masters in Counselling (Candidate), a Bachelor of Business, and a Certificate in Workplace Learning. She is an Expert Registered Yoga Teacher , a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, founded a Registered Children's Yoga School (RCYS), and a Craniosacral practitioner. She is also a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient, and has been recognized for her leadership over the years.
Katie is passionate about learning, travel, creative endeavours, and immersing herself in nature while skiing, swimming, running, and climbing. She is a mom to two, and love spending time with family and friends.
Hilary has over 20 years of global experience in executive and leadership coaching, leadership and team development, positive psychology, human resources - employee relations case management and strategic business execution. She has led her own North American and Canada-wide teams in different business contexts. Hilary's roles include Director, Human Resources and Organizational Development and Vice President Peopleworks, Canada.
Hilary is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a Certified Executive Coach, having completed Royal Roads University Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching program. She is in her final year of obtaining her master's degree in Executive and Organizational Coaching and currently serves as a Board member of the ICF Vancouver Chapter. In addition, Hilary is an EQ-I 2.0 and EQ 360 Certified Practitioner, helping leaders lead with Emotional Intelligence.
Hilary's approach uses empathy, challenge, and support to enable her clients to fulfil their potential and maximize performance, all with tangible results. She takes her clients on a journey founded on accepted coaching models and approaches, with other perspectives from management theory, psychology and neuroscience.
She is an ultra-marathoner and has completed Racing the Planet, 4 deserts Gobi March, a 250 km self-supported foot race named by TIME magazine as one of the world's toughest races.
Sharon Ryan is a facilitator and learning specialist with a passion for empowering leaders to achieve their life-affirming purpose. Drawing from a diverse toolbox, she aspires to create and facilitate meaningful learning and development journeys for self-awareness, relationship building, storytelling, belonging and resilience. Sharon is a Certified Tetramap® Facilitator, an Endorsed Facilitator with the International Association of Facilitators, trained in the Way of Council and Narrative Coaching, and has a Master of Environmental Education and Communications, a Bachelor of Public Relations and a Bachelor of Arts. Previous senior leadership roles in organizations such as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, and the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands, ground the insights and passion she brings to the work.
Niki’s early love of art, photography and design led her to her Masters in Architecture at Dalhousie University and a career in Universal Design here in Vancouver BC. It was in this arena that she began to feel the joy of helping people. One formative project was reworking the plans for the Vancouver Library so that all users could feel comfortable in the space.
As a young woman, she noticed that movement, and yoga in particular, eased the difficulties of three pregnancies, and she immediately sought her 200 Hour teacher certification, making a major career shift. Twenty years later she has taught thousands of hours of private and public classes, 25 international wellness workshops and retreats and over 20 teacher trainings. In 2015, following a strong desire to improve the quality of teaching in yoga teacher training programs, she obtained her Masters in Education from UBC.
The difficult times of the pandemic motivated her to further deepen her studies of the human nervous system. She is expanding her knowledge and the value that she brings to students and private clients by earning her Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She is co-director of the yoga teacher training school, Whole Body Paradigm, which offers traumasensitive, socially-just, traditional and science-based teacher training programs in Vancouver BC and Costa Rica.
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