“I've rarely experienced a 'training' program that so effectively combines rigorous methodology with generous heart. I now have a living compendium of precise, relevant practices.”
“Working with Joanne and Laura has been transformational at many levels of my life. Through their Integral Coaching® training, I have come to understand what “being human” means.”
“Integral Coaching Canada provides what we believe is the most complete and comprehensive coaching program available. ”
Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, PhD, is a prominant scholar-practitioner in Integral Theory holding numerous leadership roles including Vice President of Applications and Research at Integral Institute, founding executive editor of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, founding chair of the Department of Integral Theory at JFK University, and served as faculty at Integral Coaching Canada for a number of years. He is the co-author of Integral Ecology. In 2011 he founded MetaIntegral. Sean has over twenty years of leadership experience. His passion as a coach comes from his love of being alive, his commitment of looking directly at reality without blinking, and his desire to increase people’s experience of intimacy with Being. He is a practitioner within Tibetan Buddhism and the Diamond Approach and lives in Sebastopol, California on five-acres of redwoods with his wife and daughters.
Sebastian’s background lies in creative woodworking, now he brings his love and compassion for our world and human mankind into the field of personal development. Combining this interest with his passion to integral theory brought him to Integral Coaching®. Before starting his education as an Integral Coach, he spend over two years travelling the world and reassessing what he knew.
As a growth enthusiast he is deeply committed to what his clients are longing for to change, improve or achieve. To get the client there, Sebastian serves with openness, trust, honesty, love and deep commitment to the client’s ride of self-actualization. His strength is to take on other point of views and also to help seeing how this view can be widened into a fuller recognition of self and world.
Sebastian has been a Zen practitioner for many years and loves the outdoors. He is married and the father of two little boys.
Shane’s conscious navigation of life is his bedrock. With deep caring, he helps to translate personal and collective goals, or burning creative inspirations, into action and reality. Shane will help you make the inspired transition from where and how you currently relate to this goal, to a new and embodied potential of your vision.
Do you have a sense that "something new" needs to emerge for you to realize this goal? Shane brings 25 years of integrative and therapeutic studies to help you break through current obstacles. Shane will help you identify and obtain the needed capacities and perspectives, so that you may craft a realistic, sustainable and artistic expression of who you are being called to become or offer in this world.
Sharon has worked in the field of human development throughout her career - in education, management training, organizational development and human resources.
She has travelled, lived and worked extensively abroad, managing cross-cultural teams, teaching English to adults and writing for various publications.
Working at the Department of Global Affairs, Sharon provides coaching services works in the area of organizational and employee development. She has an accreditation in Organizational Development through NTL and is also a qualified hatha yoga instructor.
Sharon lives in Ottawa with her husband and delights in spending time with him, and with their two incredible daughters as often as possible. She finds renewal through connecting with family and friends, continuous learning, travel, music of all kinds, printmaking, working with glass and yoga.
Artistry in Coaching
I am an artist, entrepreneur, business owner, independent consultant, dynamo! I have over 15 years of Information Technology Corporate experience working in Organizational Change Management, Senior Project Management, Client Relationship Management, Software Training, Business Analysis, Business Process Improvement and more, providing a well-rounded and adaptable set of skills and awareness of how change impacts all areas of business and people. Leveraging many years of project management skill into a focus on change and creativity as healing and possibility, my mission is to incite and drive creative nuggets out of my clients in an ongoing mission to alleviate the impacts of Personal, Executive or Organizational Change and bring deep color, new and innovative options and realized beauty to their lives.
I approach life enthusiastically and with an abundance of curiosity and fire. I wear my true colors proudly, brazenly and unapologetically. Brutally honest, I am spaciously kind and wholly dedicated to my own development in service of discovery, in service to others. Life must be loved and lived to the fullest, and for me this includes travelling and exploring the beauty of our planet with awe and wide-eyed wonder. I find creative inspiration in people and places, in books and in music (from Puccini to ACDC), in nature and in urban settings, in noise and in silence – and I want to inspire that in others.
I also work with non – profit organizations to offer free coaching to mission based and low budget programs, sharing the beautiful benefits of this amazing method with those that would not otherwise have exposure to it and I am soon to be working on some special projects with Artists In Healthcare Manitoba, who bring artists and musicians together to provide soothing experiences and joy to the sick and terminal ill.
My many loves are my family, painting, travelling, reading, knitting, learning and sitting with deep gratitude in the nature of my cottage.
Shawn spent 18 years as a Senior Officer in the Canadian Army, leading diverse teams globally. His experience is enhanced by his considerable leadership training, including a Master’s Degree in Leadership from the University of Guelph. Shawn’s determination and resiliency has significantly helped him develop after a career ending injury and the loss of his son Samuel, who passed of a disease called Tay Sachs.
Shawn is passionate about supporting leaders develop their strengths to work effectively within teams. He also volunteers to help fathers reconnect with their families and supporting families with sick kids.
Shawn embraces a slower life, kayaking and calmly basking in nature. He is also a purposeful father of 4 amazing children and the biggest fan to his accomplished wife.
I have been working as an astrophysicist, project and quality manager in different technical areas. Additionally, I have a profound interest in integral theory and adult development. In 2016, I started my path of practical application of these knowledge fields to offer my services to others supporting their development.
Working with my clients I love to explore the moments when they become aware of something they haven’t seen or experienced before. These moments invite the clients to dive deeper and explore the new such that they gain fresh momentum, develop needed capabilities and start the desired change.
- Development of soft skills or leadership abilities for executives.
- Scientists wanting to change profession.
- Better dealing with high sensitivity.
- Purpose finding.
Driven by her big curiosity for life, Sinne is very passionate about taking part in change processes, both with individuals and within organizations. She has 14 years of experience as a product developer and project manager in a large dairy company where she built extensive and diverse skills in a variety of innovative processes.
After completing in 2009 a two-year life coach program in Denmark, Sinne felt compelled to change the focus of her work away from developing cheeses, and into developing people—to which she now devotes herself fully.
Integral Coaching® has equipped Sinne with new and powerful coaching tools that enable her to facilitate the change people face at the crossroads in their personal or work life. As the first Integral Coach™ in Denmark, Sinne hopes she is the beginning of what will become a thriving Integral community in Denmark.
As a bilingual executive coach with over 20 years experience in adult learning and development in the workplace, Sophie’s approach to coaching consists of developing sustainable leadership capabilities in intermediate and senior managers as well as in executives through a coaching program that she designs with their participation. The coaching process usually last approximately 6 to 7 sessions with meetings taking place at an interval of 2 to 3 weeks. Personalized exercises are prepared for each coachee in alignment with their coaching objectives and desired outcomes.
Sophie provides executive coaching in the context of academic and governmental organizations. She holds an expertise in leadership development and organizational change management. She supports academics (Provosts, Vice-Provosts, Deans, Vice-Deans, Program Chairs) in management positions as well as other leaders using various psychometric tools such as :
1) The Leadership Circle Profile, a 360° evaluation and feedback tool for managers who wish to explore where their strengths and potential blind spots,
2) EQ in Action Profile Assessment from Learning in Action Technologies which measures emotional intelligence (EI), a group of emotional capacities — introspection, self-healing or self-regulation and empathy — that are prerequisites to efficient human relationships.
3) Solutions TRIMA, an integrated three-dimensional model that defines human behavior through social styles, competencies fields and leadership styles.
Learning is not about filling a pail, but about lighting a fire...adapted from William Butler Yeats