Behind the Curtain: Coaching Secrets from Those Who Know (Part 4)

March 18, 2021
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Calgary, AB

Behind the Curtain: Coaching Secrets from Those Who Know (Part 4)

If you are a fairly new coach, you will want to join the fourth in our series of panel discussions with very experienced coaches to hear their stories of challenges and successes and what they have learned

Experienced coaches will discuss how their business changed in 2020, the impact that shifting to a virtual world had on their coaching, and how they have diversified or consolidated their business offerings as a result. The coaches will also share what led to these decisions and the trends they see coming in coaching. Our facilitator, Robyn Holloway will guide the discussion for the first half and leave plenty of time for participants to ask questions. 

Our expert panel members are Sidney Craig Courtice (PCC), Leah Wuitschik (PCC), Ed Temple (PCC) and Wilma Slenders (PCC).

BTW - if you are a more experienced coach, you are also most welcome to join us! 

1.5 CCEU's approved for this event!

About our Facilitator; Robyn Holloway, PCC

Her love of learning and challenging herself led her to have a diverse career: She has held roles in human resources both internally and through a consulting company, law offices, physiotherapy clinics, and long-term care facilities. Robyn is passionate about helping people live their best lives, so coaching was a natural fit and next step in her career. She supports clients in a range of roles and a range of industries. She also co-leads a women’s leadership program and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion.

Robyn combines her 25 years of experience in management and human resources with her training in coaching, emotional intelligence and leadership development to help clients achieve their professional goals while maintaining a sense of self and authenticity. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation, certified in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP), and has a BA in Psychology. 

Panelists Bio’s:

BN, MA (Leadership), CEC, PCC

As a leadership expert and coach Leah strongly believes in the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. She is dedicated to empowering professionals to become leaders that make a difference through connecting with values, building strengths, exploring possibilities, and creating remarkable change.

Before her career path landed her in the field of leadership development and coaching, she was privileged to serve extensively within healthcare in various leadership roles and a variety of practice areas. This experience is the basis for her sound understanding of the industry – the culture, the pressures, the opportunities.

Currently, she brings 20+ years of professional expertise in working with healthcare professionals of all experience levels to chart a course for greater success and authenticity in life and work. She helps people to look at how they do things, how they communicate with one another, how to think differently, and how to become leaders that create extraordinary results in the midst of complexity and change. She recognizes the challenges of an industry that must balance economic, political, and policy issues, with the need to provide the best quality of services. Leading in this environment is demanding, exciting, and rewarding. It necessitates new skills, knowledge, and approaches for all, from the emerging leader to the seasoned executive.

Additionally, Leah produces and hosts a podcast "Central Line: Leadership in Healthcare" which is the ultimate resource for emerging and current leaders in healthcare. She features in-depth interviews with actionable advice from today’s successful healthcare leaders on how they got to where they are, lessons learned along the way, and what it takes to thrive as a successful leader in healthcare.

Of note, Leah is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Leadership program and the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. She is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. She is also a Certified LEADS Coach, a Certified LEADS Facilitator, a Certified SDI 2.0® Facilitator, and has a Certificate in Public Participation.  

Described as warm, compassionate, and committed, she offers a practical and insightful approach, empowering people to take their performance to a new level. Her fusion of real-world experience, education, and encouraging, yet purposeful approach, connects with her clients and supports discovery and new learning. 

Leah happily lives in beautiful Calgary with her husband, her five-year-old daughter, and two dogs.

Sidney Craig Courtice

As a Coach (PCC), Coach Mentor, and Facilitator with over 20 years of experience as a consultant and manager, Sidney has built her practice on the unwavering belief that leaders and teams work best when they understand and apply their natural strengths.  She works with people in organizations to help build their strengths onto a sturdy foundation of competencies that stimulate more trusting work relationships, enhanced communication, deeper understanding of inclusion, and greater engagement. 

Sidney has a master’s degree in Workplace Learning and Leadership (MCEd.) and is certified in Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder®, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) ®, Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), Hogan Assessments, and Emotional Intelligence (EQ-I 2.0 and EQ360).  

Sidney sits on the Calgary Learns Board of Directors, volunteers as the GAIN Team Lead for United Way of Calgary and Area, and is a founding board member of the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Collaboration (FC3), a Canadian non-profit organization working in Charsadda province, Pakistan, to develop foundational learning programs for adults. FC3’s first project was launched in February 2021.

*NeuroLeadership Coaching, Presence-Based Coaching, Gallup Strengths® Performance Coaching, The Team Diagnostic Model™, Intercultural Development (IDI), and the MBTI coaching model, MBTI®Step III™.

Ed Temple, PCC, CEC, MA

Ed is an executive coach that brings a focus on enhancing strong relationships that build towards personal and professional success. Ed helps executives expand their capacity, entrepreneurial creativity, strategic thinking and team effectiveness to attain goals. Ed is a Lead Facilitator for the ExceleratorTM Coach model, a 6-time Prism Award winning program, and facilitator for Strength Deployment Inventory (TotalSDITM), which focuses on relationship awareness theory. Ed’s coaching clients are senior executives from the energy industry, banking, telecommunications, business owners and both the public and charitable sectors.

Ed is a fierce servant, expressed through serving on multiple charitable boards. Ed is the Board Chair for the international development organization CAUSE Canada and the President of the International Coaching Federation Calgary chapter. Ed is also a social innovator best exemplified in the successful launch of SEEDS (Social Enterprise ExceleratorTM Development System) program to help train over 300 charitable leaders with coaching skills in Alberta. 

Ed began his career in international development through education and community health. As an executive, Ed discovered his passion for executive coaching, leadership development and facilitating high capacity leaders to use coaching skills.

Ed resides in Calgary, is married to Hannah with three kids (Elijah, Madalyn & Evangeline) whom are all avid volleyball players. Ed and Hannah enjoy being Asian Street Food foodies together.

Dr. Wilma Slenders, Ph.D, CMC, PCC

Dr. Wilma Slenders believes that people are infinitely capable. She is the founder and owner of Transcend Management Advisors Inc., a twenty-four year old firm that helps leaders, their teams and their companies perform better, grow faster and achieve more. Dr. Wilma is a respectful disruptor, challenging others to see things from different perspectives to uncover opportunities that are not readily apparent. She has reinvented herself and her business multiple, the latest of these during the Covid19 pandemic. For further information:



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