Personal Leadership

Development as a person is the fundamental prerequisite for leadership – it all starts with the self. We all develop into adulthood through a series of predictable stages. Our education and experience teach us the mechanics of leadership in our chosen fields but they don’t teach us how to grow as a person, from the inside out. As a result, we get stuck in repetitive stories based on outdated beliefs that limit our capacity to live into our full potential.

The processes and programs offered here uncover these limiting perspectives and enable the creation of powerful new stories for leading in work and life.

Personal Coaching guides you through a process of awareness-building leading to new capabilities and perspectives.

Personal Development Retreats reveal the habitual behaviours that thwart meaningful growth, allowing you to create a compelling commitment to change.

Chrysalis is a renewal program for women focused on diagnosing your current life chapter and discovering new avenues for transition and development.

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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Becoming a Leader Coach® Online

We have launched our new video-based Leader Coach program! Here is an introduction to what you will find. For more, visit or click on Becoming a Leader Coach Online under the Professional Leadership tab.