Leadership and Life Coach
Greetings beautiful humans! I love people, learning, and have always been drawn to movement: my own, a river I’m paddling, the seasonal changes in my garden, my kids morphing from bundles of cells to full-on thriving individuals. Whether you’re looking to achieve practical outcomes like becoming a more confident public speaker, or to relate to a difficult aspect of your life in a new, energizing way, I offer my unwavering commitment to meet you where you are, and find the right amount of tension and support to inspire your own unfolding. I have experienced the thrill of waking up to my own life, and cannot wait to meet you and work with you on your own journey.
I am a certified Integral Master Coach™ through Integral Coaching Canada, and hold the ACC™ designation through the International Coach Federation. As part of my own ongoing development, I actively explore meditation and mindfulness, volunteer in my community, and am a blossoming soap maker. I have a deep passion for the transformative power of sport in our lives: as a soccer coach and Board Member, I have explored ways of cultivating positive team environments within which players, coaches, and parents can all thrive.
Over the last two decades my husband and I have raised four children, two dogs, two cats, and a flock of hens in rural Ottawa. During this time, I have worked as a researcher and evaluator in the areas of immigration, health and disability, and worked with vulnerable populations including First Nations and Inuit, persons with disabilities, and immigrants. I am currently leading the evaluation of a workplace mental health initiative in one of Canada's largest federal departments.
If you’d like to work together, I’m available for coaching in person in the Ottawa area, or online via videoconferencing.
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" | Mary Oliver
HOW IT WORKS
Build Muscles in Places You Didn't Know You Had
As a Leadership and Life Coach, I work with clients to make shifts in their lives, big or small. I do this from a place of deep compassion, curiosity, and whole-hearted commitment to engaging in the human experience in the most alive way possible.
During a coaching program, we start by crafting a clear topic that you want to work on; getting a sense of where you're starting from; and creating vision of where you'd like to go. Together we establish some clear developmental objectives – areas for you to grow in – to act as signposts to guide our work.
In a series of one-on-one conversations, we work to build awareness, and co-create practices to help you build muscles to help you meet your objectives. We then discuss what you have learned from the practices, and how it all relates to the changes you're trying to make.
Make no mistake, there is real work involved to build these new muscles. And – you’re not alone: whatever energy you bring to the table, I will match!
We will even have FUN along the way...
SCALABLE COACHING OFFERINGS THAT MEET YOU WHERE YOU'RE AT.
SINGLE COACHING CONVERSATION
One session during which I listen deeply to support you to get clarity on an issue that is time-sensitive, or about which you have some awareness. You'll come away with greater insight, and some practical tools to support you in the immediate term, as well as going forward.
Shorter Ride. 3-4 Month Program. 7 coaching sessions, including a Program that is entirely tailored to you, your topic and your needs. Great for people who are feeling curious and looking to explore in general, and also those looking to tackle a specific, bounded issue.
Longer Ride. 5-6 Month Program. 11 coaching sessions, including a Program that is entirely tailored to you, your topic and your needs. This can be especially important for people who are working to shift a set of beliefs or behaviours that are very strong or have been in place for a long time, or who are moved by a deeper spiritual pull that needs more time and space to reveal itself.
I work with teams to examine workplace culture, performance, and well-being, and key strategies to move from where you are, to where you want to be. Call for a customized approach and quote.
I got started making soap about five years ago as part of my own journey in learning to tap my intuition and my body's wisdom. Soaping has taught me the importance of scent as a doorway into experiences and emotions from long ago, or the moment that is here right now. My soap-making process is a way of listening to the whispers of my own memories and longings, and of those around me.
I offer a range of soap whispering experiences as part of marking an important life milestone or transition. I also make soap for coaches who are looking integrate self-care into their own, or their clients', practices.
So - what or who are you longing to celebrate, remember, honour, witness?
“I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
Edward Everett Hale
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH STEPHANIE
...You could be next!
Without your help I question whether I'd be this happy, fulfilled, active and engaged in my life. Invite prospective clients to contact me if it might be helpful... especially those seeking personal development more so than professional
This journey has been nothing short of life changing for me. When we first met, I felt very lost and broken and was really struggling in many different ways. Stephanie has helped me to not only move forward and heal but in the process, I have developed a great sense of love for myself. My relationships are more authentic than I can ever remember them being, and my confidence has tripled.