Team

Alexandra Wright

co-Founder + Leadership Expert

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 tennis player, a decent cook, an avid traveller, and a fan of architecture and design.

My qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (University of Calgary), a Diploma of Public Relations (Mount Royal College), and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (CEC) (Royal Roads University). I am also an International Coaching Federation Accredited Certified Coach (ACC), a Certified 200-hour Yoga and 50-hour Yin Yoga Instructor (Yoga Alliance), a Certified TetraMap Facilitator (TetraMap US), and an International Coaching Federation Certified Resilience Coach (ICF).

Katie Connolly

Co-Founder + wellness expert

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.

My qualifications include a Bachelor of Business (University of British Columbia), and a Certificate in Workplace Learning (University of Calgary). I am an Expert Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) (Yoga Alliance), a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) (Yoga Alliance), and a Craniosacral + Somatoemotional Release practitioner (Visionary Healing).

Contributors

Hilary Ewart

Expert Certified Coach

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

Facilitator and Learning Specialist

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 Inglis

Wellness Expert

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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