A better version of you is just one hour away.
One hour. That’s all we ask. You’ll be amazed what a one-hour coaching session twice per month can do for your career and business. We provide professional objectivity, an honest assessment of a situation and hold space for you, the executive, to declare vulnerability, confess stressors or admit to a leak or a crack in the system. We teach you and your people to be better leaders, to learn – and unlearn – the skills you need to do more, be more and achieve more.
Sometimes the further up the ladder you climb, the less people willing to tell you what’s really going on. For executives who are used to being called “boss” or “sir,” it can be difficult to get objective feedback on the inner workings of a corporation. That’s where we come in. We’re not afraid to say the unsayable, to be tough and challenging and give your employees a voice to do the same.
Wilma Slenders, PhD, CMC, PCC
Strategic Advisor, Executive Coach and Founder.
The most valuable thing I give my clients is honesty. I tell it like it is, challenging them to broaden their thinking and to set bigger, more audacious goals for their careers and the corporations they lead. One of the best things about my work is that I get to have fun every day helping leaders and corporations succeed. That’s my job. And it’s what I love doing.
My coaching work is grounded in a lifetime of experience and education, including a PhD in Leadership, two decades of consulting work on a global scale, as well as the four businesses I founded along the way, including an asset management firm, a real estate holding company, a professional speaker series company and Transcend Management Advisors Inc., founded in 1997.
Some of the ways I help my clients:
- One-on-one coaching and strategic advisory for executives
- Assessing candidates and facilitating transitions into executive roles
- Group coaching for mid-level execs with the Management Moments© series
- Strategic planning to achieve desired business results
Wilma facilitated a strategic planning process for the Cutbank Ridge Partnership with senior leaders from Encana and Mitsubishi. Her plan included a strategy map, SWOT analysis, trends analysis, PESTEL analysis and development of Key Result Areas with goals, objectives, timelines, accountabilities and success measures. Two years later these companies are still using this tool to manage their business – a testament to the robustness of the process and the quality of the plan.
Wilma was instrumental in helping us realize the importance of obtaining buy-in to our business plan from the entire organization. Applying her communication, change management and strategy expertise, we have increased company interaction and commitment to the plan. Wilma brings a fresh perspective, consistently challenges our leaders to do more, and has been instrumental in helping us achieve our corporate goals by holding us accountable to what we said we were going to do.
Tarra Loïs Riley, MFA, CPC, PCC
Personal presence is critical to professional success. As a Presence and Presentation Coach, I support clients to authentically establish themselves as an authority and to motivate and inspire others. I use my extensive theatre education and experience as an award-winning director and acting coach to help clients meaningfully connect with their colleagues and confidently engage audiences.
Some of the ways I help my clients:
- Helping them understand how they come across to others
- Integrating a mind/body connection for better brain function and better decision-making
- Improving interpersonal communication that resonates with others
- Building confidence and overcoming nerves
After 10 years of public speaking, I finally enlisted the help of a professional and from the moment we began working together, received nothing but standing ovations and the most glowing of reviews. Tarra’s rich, extensive experience and capacity for focused teaching, coupled with her warm, engaging approach made working together a truly amazing process. Working with Tarra was life-changing!
Andy Kinmonth, CPC, PCC
A retired executive, Andy enjoyed a 30-year career in the global petrochemical industry, culminating in his final role as President of Shell Canada. As a coach, Andy is known as a caring voice of reason. His maturity and experience help him quickly create rapport and establish a relationship of trust with his clients, who feel calm and comfortable knowing Andy is in it for the greater good of all involved.
Some of the ways Andy helps his clients:
- Growing into leaders of people vs. managers of tasks and problems
- Identifying unique strengths and showing up in a more effective way
- Eliminating boundaries and shedding worries of what’s not working
- Developing a shortlist of areas where a difference can be made
Andy has made a tremendously positive difference in my career and helped me grow as a person. I appreciate Andy’s ability to ask questions and help me find solutions I was unaware of until we worked through the various tools. Andy’s extensive career gives him the credibility I needed to trust he knew how corporations work, and his exceptional listening skills and encouragement gave me the confidence to try new approaches – and they worked! I would highly recommend Andy as a coach without reservation.