Your Amazing Coaching Team!
Team Leader - Bilingual (Mon-Thurs)
Doug has been working as a business coach in the nonprofit sector for eleven years, seven of which have been with Make A Change Canada. He has provided guidance to hundreds of clients in helping them achieve their goal of self-employment. Doug is highly skilled at one-on-one coaching, group facilitation, and delivering online webinars. With a consulting background in the financial, publishing, and manufacturing sectors, and through his work with foreign governments, Doug has wide-ranging business expertise. Some of the interesting projects Doug has led include project management of integrated business systems for a chain of Canadian newspapers and the development of protocols for online banking systems and ATMs. While living in the Carribean, Doug developed a strategic plan for tourism and financial systems for airlines, in addition to participating in several fraud investigations conducted with British, American, and Canadian agencies. As the International Y2K Consultant to the United Nations, Doug has travelled extensively delivering information seminars to several foreign governments. Throughout the years Doug has volunteered with various national agencies and service clubs spearheading a number of fundraising and educational initiatives. Doug currently enjoys focusing his energies on coaching aspiring entrepreneurs and in the creative arts, offering writing and screenplay services as well as on-camera training and casting services. Doug has appeared in a number of commercials, has a lengthy stage performance portfolio, and has produced, directed, and acted in a number of films and corporate videos.
Business Coach - (Mon-Thurs)
Chantal was born and raised in Nelson, British Columbia, and currently lives in Calgary, Alberta. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria with a specialization in International Business and is currently completing her Diploma in Public Relations. Her professional experience spans across many facets including mentorship, event management, marketing/social media, entrepreneurship, facilitation, and relationship building. Chantal has worked for a multinational company, co-founded an international NGO, co-chaired an international environmental summit, worked for a technology start-up, and as managing partner, helped found the successful sustainability and marketing consulting firm, Synergy (www.synergyenterprises.ca). Chantal has over five years' experience in the field of business sustainability. She currently consults small and medium sized businesses on operations strategy from the sustainability perspective. She has also mentored dozens of students, helping them to formulate their career path and develop their business plans. Chantal has played varsity soccer both in Canada and abroad, and since has taken her athletic pursuits to the hot yoga room. Chantal is training for a half-marathon and enjoys nothing more than a hike with views.
Business Coach - Bilingual (Mon-Thurs)
Louise has worked as a professional business coach and has enjoyed 15 years of helping hundreds of people achieve their dreams of self-employment. When it comes to her career, Louise is most passionate about inspiring the inner entrepreneur. Louise aspires to support individuals as they develop their business concepts and enjoys helping them stay focused on their vision. Having overcome a serious health diagnosis herself, Louise knows first-hand the struggles and challenges of facing change while trying to land on one’s feet. Prior to business coaching, Louise worked for many years in Northern Alberta in the publishing industry where she was co-owner and publisher of a newspaper. Public relations was a large part of Louise’s role, and she earned significant recognition with her award-winning graphic designs. An adventurer at heart, Louise is passionate about the 13th century. She has travelled twice to Montségur, France, to conduct research for her recently published book, The Last Cathar, with the sequel now underway. Louise is an artist and writer by nature and finds joy in following whatever may inspire her. As a fabric and textile artist, her silk wall hangings can be found as far away as Argentina. Other artistic interests include felted ‘Downton’-style hats, Venetian leather masks, and cheesemaking.