Trish Brooks

Dr. Patricia Brook’s coaching certification (International Coach Academy, International Coaching Federation) provides her with a firm foundation for coaching that compliments her degree in Psychology (PhD).

Trish is passionate about supporting leaders to reach their potential, which is what lead her to become a coach. Since 2000 Trish has coached over 200 leaders in public and private organizations. Coaching goals included supporting leaders in developing their competencies from 360 feedback, coaching leaders to fast-track to senior positions, and solving specific issues. Trish is certified in two tools that provide leadership competency assessment: Voices (360 feedback, Lominger – Korn/Ferry), and Harrison (self-assessment).

One of the areas of leadership expertise for Trish is 360-degree feedback. From 2004-2008 Trish lead the 360-degree feedback process for Nortel globally. The project started with choosing a leadership model, and aligning the leadership competencies with the company’s values. An important aspect of the project was interpreting the individual 360-assessment, creating development plans with the executives, and monitoring year over year progress. Trish also analyzed 360 group reports to determine where the company as a whole was strong and weak; suggested general training/coaching for the company that would align with their strategic goals; developed training courses that could help raise the competencies of the organization overall.

Being a senior leader provided Trish with a practical perspective on being a leader, and what it takes to develop people in a typical business environment. She led teams of 100+ employees in both R&D and HR. The hands-on experience of working in a large global company provides Trish with a valuable perspective for coaching.

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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