Lorraine Clemes

  • A career/life coach with expertise in helping individuals to gain clarity on their strengths, challenges, current situation and best next steps
  • An experienced group facilitator who creates a professional learning environment and works with what surfaces in order to meet goals
  • A change agent who encourages individuals and organizations to develop short term actions that support longer term visions; specialist in maximizing the opportunity of “transitions”
  • Experience within both the private and public sectors

Dr. Lorraine Clemes is an Associate of The Coaching Project as well as President of her own firm specializing in facilitating individuals in making their most effective career and life decisions. Corporate experience includes operational, management and consulting roles. For many years she managed leadership development and change projects within the financial services industry and for a brief period was an OD consultant within the Ministry of the Attorney General. Lorraine has worked with clients from across North America, Europe, the UAE and New Zealand. Projects include involvement in championing a new performance management system, communicating large-scale change, embedding a coaching culture in organizations, and facilitating focus groups with senior leaders.

Specific areas of expertise include coaching on issues of career management, communication and life balance. She is realistic about the challenges executives face. A strong conviction that starting with what is, reframing what is possible and building a strategy that helps us stay in touch with our values, leads to living powerfully and with purpose.

Lorraine has a Masters degree in Applied Psychology and a Doctorate in the Workplace Learning and Change focus at University of Toronto/OISE. She is certified to work with assessment tools such as 360s, and is a Professional Certified Coach from the Hudson Institute of Coaching. She has taught Organizational Behaviour at George Brown College and Organizational Transformation at the Adler Professional School of Psychology and been a speaker at conferences. She is the author of Mid-life Magic: Designing the next chapter of your life.

A partial list of clients include CIBC, BMO, MDS, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Aegon Canada, GlaxoSmithKline, The Burgundy Group, Mercantile & General, British Aviation Insurance Group, Rogers, Mary Kay, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Breast Cancer Foundation, RBC, Kids Help Phone, Rogers, Microsoft, Dep’t. of Veteran’s Affairs, Minto Group.

Latest News

  • The Coaching Project is Transitioning

    After a long absence, I am writing with the purpose of providing some context for the changes in me and the world around me that have led to this gap. The Coaching Project has transitioned to new interests and priorities over the past couple of years, reflecting my own transitions in life.

    Just as TCP was a pioneer in the field of Leaders Coaching Leaders, we are setting out again to explore the role of leadership and coaching in the

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  • A New Beginning

    In our coaching and training we have consistently used our three-stage process as shown in the model below. Each stage answers a question: What’s So? So What? What’s Next? I have used these questions to reflect on my recent experience and to give a sense of completion to this chapter in The Coaching Project’s history.

    What’s So?

    I often say retirement is harder than it looks. I have been working on it for half a dozen years. I began

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  • The Importance of Coach Education

    I recently interviewed Arden Henley, Principal of Canadian Programs at City University, about CityU’s decision to partner with The Coaching Project on coach education. His insights mirror and expand on the results of the ICF study.

    Why does CityU see a coaching program as an important addition to its roster of programs?

    We see our role as building leadership capacity in the community. Coaching plays an increasingly important role in leadership and we want to respond to that need.

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