We aspire, in everything we do, to be:
A positive force in the world.
Mindful in how we engage with the world.
Living with a deep sense of our interconnectedness with humanity.
What we do
We are a team of internationally recognized experts in leadership development, executive coaching, learning design and coaching education. With many decades of experience as coaches, consultants and trainers, we are seen as valued partners for leaders and for those who support leaders through formal or informal coaching.
A central theme for our work in organizations is collaboration. Effective collaboration requires high levels of conversation intelligence and a social climate conducive to high quality connections and engagement. We believe it is a combination of these three key factors that significantly contribute to leadership and organizational success in a C-shifted world. In our approach to these matters we combine grounding in good theory and research with our extensive hands-on experience as practitioners.
Why organizations seek us out
Whether working individually with leaders or with groups, we are known for our artful approach to designing and facilitating learning processes that lead to meaningful shifts. “Learning with” is a key design principle for all our development programs.
As leadership development specialists, organizations retain us to help:
- enhance the performance of leaders and leadership teams
- develop the mindsets, capabilities and skills leaders and teams need for the C-shifted world
- enhance the quality of conversations as a business process for getting results
- cultivate high-quality collaborative environments
- embed a coaching culture
As experts in coaching and coaching education, organizations call on us to:
- train, develop and mentor internal coaches (HR, OD, Training specialists) to support leaders
- train and develop leaders to take more of a “coach approach” to leading and developing their teams
Who we work with
We work in partnerships with a range of organizations in both the public and private sectors including: Alcatel-Lucent, BCSA, Canadian Tire, Cervus Equipment Corporation, CIBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Dundee Precious Metals, Ericsson, Export Development Canada, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hbc, Joseph Brant Hospital, LCBO, McMaster University (The Directors College). NASA, Oxford Properties, Pearson Education, Scotiabank, Tine (Norway) and Woodbine Entertainment Group among others.
About our work
We have received recognition for our coaching, training and leadership development work with Prism Award winning companies including Pearson Education (2003), Scotiabank Commercial Banking (2004), LCBO (2004), NASA (2007) and Tine (2010). The Prism is an award presented by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) to organizations and the coaches they work with, for demonstrating bottom line results through coaching.
Our work has also received recognition by two of the highest regarded international professional coaching associations. Our Business Coaching Advantage Program™ is the first in Canada to be granted approval by the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches™ (WABC™) for their Level 1 Accreditation, leading to the designation of Registered Corporate Coach™. Our Coaching Advantage™ Series is also approved by the International Coach Federation, for Continuing Coaching Education.
Our founders are co-authors of the highly
regarded and sought after professional
resource for coaches and coaching leaders:
A Guide for Practice (2013).
We have a team of experts and highly qualified, experienced and passionate leadership coaches and facilitators who work with us on the design and delivery of our leadership development and coaching programs. We select team members to support specific client projects based on their best fit with client needs and context, and we ensure that team members assigned to significant projects have support in the form of a project advisor.
Senior members of our team include our founders, Melinda Sinclair and Dorothy Greenaway, as well as core team members Maggie DiStasi, Donna Forde, and Marina Sinclair, as well as a group of carefully selected associate faculty members and coaches.
I bring over a decade of professional coaching experience specializing in career transition and leadership coaching, following my own significant transition from a successful first career in financial technology management. As an Adler Certified Professional Coach and ICF Professional Certified Coach and Applied Mindfulness Meditation Specialist, University of Toronto, I invite my clients to be thoughtful about how they are showing up in order to create sustainable change and success.
I have over two decades of leadership development and executive coaching experience in both the corporate and not-for profit sector. I’ve designed award winning leadership and coaching programs and am faculty on C-Suite executive education programs. As an ICF Professional Certified Coach and accredited Executive and Business coach I work to create meaningful learning experiences by inviting others to explore the edge of who they are becoming.
My work has revolved around supporting clients in the consulting, coaching and leadership development domain with a unique combination of skills in information design, program development, logistics and planning, communications and data management. I enjoy bringing program content to life – from program design and content architecture to managing the logistics, and maintaining and developing new infrastructure to provide program participants a rich virtual experience.
I bring playful energy, insight and practical wisdom to my work as a coach, teacher and curriculum designer. I was one of the first professional coaches in Canada to receive the designation of Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coach Federation. In 1990, I started my own consulting, facilitation and coaching after having spent twelve years in educational publishing, including in senior leadership roles.
I take pleasure in distilling vast amounts of information and complex concepts into simple and practical frameworks, models and tools that can support leaders and coaches. As one of only a few coaches in the world to be awarded the Chartered Business Coach (CHBC) designation by the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches™ (WABC™), I bring a lifetime of experience working and leading in knowledge-based environments to my work. For more about Melinda: www.melindasinclair.com