Board of Directors

President

Edward Temple
e-mail: [email protected]

Bio: Ed is an Executive Coach who brings focus on developing leaders and teams for greater results. With a strong emphasis on strength based coaching Ed helps leaders see what is possible amid high demands and challenging environments. Expanding leadership capacity, entrepreneurial creativity and strategic thinking is what Ed aims to help clients attain goals and enhanced effectiveness. Ed coaches senior executives from industries such as oil and gas, banking, the public sector, business owners, politicians, entrepreneurs and the charitable sector. Ed is a strong team player that is passionate about developing leaders to reach their potential, operational excellence for bottom line growth and innovation to embrace the ever-changing business landscape.



President Elect

Angela Braun
e-mail: [email protected]

Bio: Angela’s life and coaching practice are based on her personal value system: time is our most valuable asset. Angela is a business and leadership coach who supports growing entrepreneurs simplify their life and streamline their business for success. Before starting her coaching practice at Angela Nicole Coaching Inc., Angela has twenty years of experience working in the corporate world. Her expertise in leadership, employee engagement, organizational efficiency and project management allows her to support her clients in seeing the big picture to find optimal, creative solutions.

Website: www.angelanicolecoaching.com

 



Vice President

James Jenkinson
e-mail: [email protected]

Bio: James is a good listener, empathetic and provides a safe environment for personal growth and development. He's got 35 years of experience with organizations ranging from Global businesses to community – based not for profits with a creative, enthusiastic leadership style.Through decades of experience, Jim has developed a very strong sense of what leaders and teams require to be ‘successful’. His ability to connect with people at a deep level creates profoundly real relationships. Jim brings passion and experience to his role as a leader for executive coaching. Coaching has allowed
Jim’s clients to improve their professional and personal relationships.

Website: www.owensolutionsinc.com



Treasurer

Marcia Benko
e-mail: [email protected]

Bio: Marcia is the founder and Executive Coach at Turning Point Executive Coaching. Her authentic  rapport allows her to quickly build connections with the Executives, Managers, High Potentials,  Teams and Entrepreneurs she works with. During her 20+ years of progression in finance and business roles, Marcia discovered a natural  ability to bring people together from a wide variety of specialties and geographic locations,  domestically and internationally, to achieve success in arriving at common goals. Driven by her  passion for business results, strategic thinking, leadership effectiveness and high functioning  teams, she will partner with and challenge you to explore the edges of what is possible in your  ever-changing environment.  

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcia-benko-cpa-cec-3464101a/  



Past President

Kerry Black
e-mail: [email protected]

Bio: Kerry is a leadership development specialist and executive coach working primarily with new and emerging leaders in education and organizations.  

Before becoming an executive coach, Kerry held roles in public education as a teacher, Principal and Leadership Consultant. She is an active volunteer in a variety of organizations, including roles with ICF Calgary Chapter.

 

 



Director-at-Large

Greg McLeod
e-mail: [email protected]

Bio: Greg is a developer of people at heart with over a decade of experience working with diverse groups in both the public and private sectors. Combining his background in human kinetics, Greg’s approach is based in strengths psychology and neuroscience to help individuals, leaders and teams reach new levels of performance.

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gmcleod4151/ 



Membership Director

Susan McGuire
Susan McGuire HR Consulting & Coaching
e-mail: [email protected]

Bio: Through the powerful questioning of the coaching process, we will co-create and discover together your true strengths and abilities which open up choices you were previously unaware of.  Working with me results in increased self-awareness, self-confidence, and personal and business success.  Life can often leave us feeling stuck and alone with our thoughts but it doesn't have to be this way.  Coaching allows us to move through our decisions quickly and effectively so we can get back to focusing on what we love most.  

Website: http://www.susanmcguire.ca



Director Communication and Event Promotion

Larae Pierson
e-mail: [email protected]

Bio: Passionate about raising up leaders and building kick-butt teams, Larae works with leaders to enhance communication, business and team performance, creativity, engagement, productivity, and their lives. Her purpose is to empower others to shine by loving them where they’re at. This recipe consists of strength based coaching, expanding leadership capacity and strategic thinking to empower clients to set, hit and exceed milestones. This has been prevalent in her roles as a former Sports Event Manager, Sales Manager, Communications business owner, as a Business Coach helping to launch and expand businesses, and now as an ICF International Certified Leadership & Executive coach working with incredible leaders and their teams. To date, Larae has helped transform hundreds of businesses, non-profits, and municipal organizations. Her purpose project is teaching and engaging youth in finding opportunities in leadership and entrepreneurship.

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laraepierson/



Programs Director

Julie Sexsmith
e-mail: [email protected]

Bio: Julie coaches emerging leaders to make improvements in their professional and personal lives. Prior to becoming a certified coach, Julie developed leadership skills as a senior Project Manager collaborating with executives and team members to reach a common goal. The projects she managed delivered complex IT business solutions for large corporations. Julie’s strength is her ability to connect with individuals and understand the challenges they face early in leadership development. She currently holds an ACC (Associate Certified Coach) designation with the International Coach Federation. 
Julie completed coaching certification with the Co-Active Training Institute and started her practice in 2016. She has facilitated leadership classes for vulnerable youth with the Calgary Youth Justice Society and volunteered to mentor young women for the Women in Leadership foundation. 
Outside of coaching, Julie has a passion for working with newcomers to Canada. She gives time to the LINC program at Chinook Learning Services supporting students to adopt Canadian culture and improve literacy skills. 




Special Events Director

Tina Della vedova
e-mail: [email protected]

Bio: Tina Della Vedova is a certified coach with the International Federation of Coaches (ICF), who is able to discern the necessary training, coaching and changes required to improve interdepartmental relations, motivate teams and individuals to greater performance levels. Available for both corporate and individual coaching.

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tina-della-vedova-dbainc/

 



External Relations Director

Greg MacDonald
e-mail: [email protected]