CPCC and PCC Certified, Ashley brings experience in enterprise software, professional services, and digital marketing to his coaching practice. His leadership roles have included operations, client portfolio management, consulting practice management and project delivery in both corporate and startup environments, ranging from large-scale retail, healthcare, and pharma to manufacturing, transportation, and telecommunications.
His leadership roles have included operations, client portfolio management, consulting practice management and project delivery in both corporate and startup environments, ranging from large-scale retail, healthcare and pharmaceuticals to manufacturing, transportation and telecommunications. He has led enterprise software implementations for many Global 2000 companies in retail, manufacturing, healthcare/pharma, logistics/transportation, and financial services industries.
Ashley specializes in helping new managers, senior leaders, and whole teams recognize their innate capacity for achieving superior results. Drawing on the knowledge and experience he gained over 20 years of forming and leading effective teams in diverse environments, Ashley creates a safe and progressive environment for the personal and professional advancement of individuals and teams, in alignment with their values, unique capabilities, and aspirations. He creates long-term, positive relationships with his clients and stakeholders, which is foundational to his clients’ success.
Coaching Availability: Phone, in-person, Zoom
Bill Swift is an accredited executive coach and leadership performance & change consultant with more than 25 years of corporate leadership experience. His experience stretches across operational leadership, marketing, sales, customer service, and human resources. He has led project/program initiatives across a broad spectrum of material strategic change initiatives. He brings this dynamic experience into his coaching and consulting relationships with an enthusiastic business focus to inspire leadership development and deliver results.
At Rogers Communications Inc., Bill spent six years as an executive in the Customer Service operations for Wireless and Cable. Previously, Bill spent over 20+ years with the Bank of Montréal in a variety of leadership positions on both the retail and commercial sides of the business, his last 18 years as an executive. He also led the PMO and Leadership Team that built BMO’s Direct Banking offering mbanx and operationalized the Customer Service infrastructure for the launch of Rogers Home Phone. Bill is a CoachU accredited Coach, an ICF affiliate, including an advanced Corporate Coaching designation. (CCUG).
Today, Bill supports individuals, teams and businesses to bring a more effective style of leadership and professional interpersonal effectiveness into the workplace, to enable goal achievement. Since 2006, he has coached and consulted extensively, over 350 business leaders for over 2500 hours, in the Public, Private and NFP sectors. This is his 5th year supporting Schulich EMBAs.
Coaching availability: Phone, in-person, Skype
D'Arcy brings over 10 years as a professional coach along with over 25 years in Human Resources in several companies and sectors to bear on the career issues of his clients. He provides a full-range of career transition and coaching services to clients entering into Career Planning, or experiencing Career Transition. His private client practice and work with educational and corporate organizations has exposed him to very diverse clients and issues, which he brings to bear on the unique issues that each client is dealing with.
D’Arcy completed a Master of Adult Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts from York University. He holds a Certified Coach Practitioner designation from the Certified Coaches Federation (CCF), and received coaching training from the Adler International Learning Coaching School.
D’Arcy’s philosophy assumes that the “answer lies within the client.” Accordingly, he works to identify and understand the unique perspective of the person he works with, and brings to bear observational and practical factors that enable forward movement with greatly enhanced self-understanding and confidence. The focus is to build on strengths and opportunity, while understanding, but not dwelling on “weaknesses” that can limit progress. As a coach, D’Arcy helps translate personal aspirations, goals and performance measures into effective outcomes, for the client, their family, and organization, by acting as a resource and advisor.
Expertise with: Mid-Managers, Senior Managers, High Potentials, Entrepreneurs, MBA /EMBA Students
Coaching Focus: Self Assessment, Career Planning, Career Transition Issues, Job Enrichment, Job Search, Strategic Thinking, Influence and Motivation, Managing Up, Down, and Out, Leading Across Cultures
Industry & Sector Knowledge: Business Services, Education, Financial Services, Technology, Real Estate, Human Resources, Consulting
Coaching Availability: In-person, Skype, and Phone
Hala Beisha, MBA, M. Des. PCC. CPC.
Hala is a strategist and coach and works with leaders of established Fortune 500 companies and emerging organizations to identify “leverage points” and face challenges. She partners with organizations to refocus and to energize their offering in times of rapid change. She collaborates with professionals navigating complex and fast changing environments that include: consulting firms, busy hospitals, law practices, global construction companies and scaling tech firms.
With an MBA and a Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation, she combines creative and analytical thinking to design outcomes that move the dial. She has worked in cities around the globe and in Toronto to build brand equity and go to market strategies for brands such as Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Hyatt International.
She volunteered to serve on boards of non-profits with a focus on economic empowerment. She volunteer as an executive mentor for the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Futurpreneur Canada, national non-profits supporting emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. She also volunteers to support the mentors of Business in the Streets.
Julie is a highly sought-after executive coach and works with senior leaders at major corporations around the world. For more than 20 years Julie has helped many public and private companies across Canada and Europe implement aggressive growth and change strategies. She is a highly respected expert in the business community and is best known for her edgy podcast, Conscious Business with The Corporate Yogi. She believes that Monday morning should be more exciting than Friday afternoon and she is dedicated to building workplace cultures that employees actually brag about.
Coaching Availability: Phone, Zoom, Skype or Facetime
Laurel brings over twenty years of experience as a corporate executive to her coaching practice. After her tenure as Vice President of Marketing for the Toronto Blue Jays and Executive Director of the Jays Care Foundation, Laurel established an executive coaching practice which focuses upon assisting clients develop strategies to achieve desired results both inside and beyond the corporate sector. With clients from Fortune 500 corporations, Laurel has an appreciation and knowledge of the ongoing needs of today’s executive and the necessary strategies to ensure results. Combining extensive brand marketing insights and effective leadership strategies enables Laurel to act as an agent of change for her clients. Her approach is straightforward: generate a conversation and relationship with clients to ensure their objectives are successfully attained.
Laurel is a graduate of Queen’s University with a degree in communications, holds a post graduate certificate in public relations with extensive media experience and training, and has achieved her CPCC and PCC coaching certifications.
Coaching Availability: In person / by phone / zoom / skype
During a successful financial services career spanning over 25-years, Ross Emerson held senior roles in banking strategy, operational risk management, learning and development, global payments, electronic banking, and wealth management. All his past roles had a strong commercial remit focusing on revenue growth, innovation, risk mitigation, cost effectiveness, employee engagement, and positive stakeholder experience. In 2013 and 2014, Ross won Royal Bank of Canada’s Private Banking Gold Award given to the top enterprise leaders across Canada. Prior to that in 2009 and 2011, Ross won the Barclays Chairman’s award for Individual Contribution to the Monaco and to the Europe regions respectively.
Now Ross utilizes the breadth of his experience to help both leaders and businesses to successfully navigate transformation and change through these ambiguous and disruptive times. In addition to founding his own strategic advisory, coaching, and consulting business serving leaders around the globe, Ross provides senior executive coaching and consulting services through the Senior Directors Unit EMEA hub in London, UK and through the International Center for Executive Options. He draws extensively from global experience gained in the UK, Canada, Japan, Monaco, and India. He has worked with leaders across the globe and helped them make meaningful breakthroughs. Diversity and inclusion - critical elements for business success - are incorporated into all his work. Ross is also certified to administer the HOGAN Leadership Suite psychometric assessment tools for leadership development and effectiveness.
In 2019 Ross graduated with Distinction from INSEAD’s Executive Master of Consulting and Coaching for Change degree course. This is a highly specialised qualification blending the disciplines of Organizational Design, Clinical and Organisational Psychology, and Systems & Complexity Theory to transform the self and the organization simultaneously. Ross also earned an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, a BA (Honours) from Western University, a Post -Graduate Certificate in International Business (with distinction) from Seneca College, and various financial industry designations including a financial planning designation, a financial services Branch Compliance certification, and securities licenses from the Canadian Securities Institute and UK Society of Investment Professionals.
Expertise with: Board Directors, CxO, Exec. Director, Director, Senior Managers, High Potentials, Entrepreneurs, MBA /EMBA Students
Coaching Focus: Leadership Development, Transformation, Strategic Career Planning, Executive Career Transition, Self Assessment and Awareness, Strategic Thinking, Influence and Impact, Cross-Cultural Leadership
Industry & Sector Knowledge: Financial Services, Professional Services, Business Services, Technology, Real Estate, Human Resources, Consulting
Coaching Availability: Zoom,What's App, Facetime, Skype, Phone, in person when possible