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Wondering what leadership coaching or training can do for you?

Check out what our clients have to say.



Training

I have to thank you for the many resources and tools you provided, I have to say that day in and day out I find an opportunity to use the valuable learning – truly working on keeping those monkeys off my back!

~HR Labour Relations Specialist, Academia, Saskatchewan

Our client base, is largely indigenous. Working with Janice & Hayley and by adopting a coach approach we appreciate cultural differences, and guide our clients to actions respectful of their own style and approach. Through our measurement and assessment system, our clients report that this new approach has empowered them to seek their goals and often exceed their own expectations.

~K. Velthuys, Former Executive Director, YES Manitoba

As an academic environment, we have found this coaching model and approach to be a good fit, given that it is grounded on the science of emotional intelligence, for which there is a wide array of supporting literature. As well, given the opportunity to examine our personal operating style (emotional intelligence) and how we interact with others has been insightful. The coaching skills framework is simple to implement and we are finding it to be a helpful approach in not only how we communicate with our students, but collaborate with each other.

While we are still in early stages of implementing these new skills, this undertaking has begun to refresh and renew our culture giving our faculty the opportunity to “think differently” and therefore “lead differently.”

~Associate Dean, Academia, Saskatchewan

Coaching

Based on our coaching conversations I have now landed a job in Ghana following my passion doing international development work.

~Program Manager, Not for profit industry, Ghana

It has been exciting working with Janice! During our first consultation, I felt she truly heard where I was in my career and that I was searching for more. Janice has provided excellent guidance and tools assisting in defining my values, my professional strengths and improving my resume. It has been encouraging and motivating! 

~Manager, Transportation Industry, Winnipeg

Janice’s coaching helped me to define what I wanted to do in my encore career from the Military experience. It made me realize the large amount of transferable military job skills that I have to offer in the civilian sector. The coaching skills assisted in pinpointing what I was comfortable with doing in my encore career and what areas out in the civilian sector that I should be searching. It also made me realize that there are a great number of places in the civilian sector that my skills could be utilized to a great degree.

~D. Benson, 17 Wing, Winnipeg

Just wanted to let you know that it was because of our coaching conversation last week that I was able to feel comfortable chatting with [my employee] on a new level to advance some performance issues, and casually to boot!

~Program Coordinator, Not for profit Industry, Winnipeg

I am grateful to work with Janice and have received her professional coaching. Janice is gracious, genuine, clear and true to her intentions of helping others reach their professional goals.

~C. Fraitzl, Program Developer & Project Coordinator, British Columbia

Women in STEM Leadership Course

The Women in STEM program has given me insight into the qualities of a great leader and has provided tools to help me embody them, bit by bit.

Name: Samantha D. Pauls, PhD
Post Doctoral fellow
Company: University of Manitoba

The tools I took away from the Women in STEM program, combined with the excellent 1 on 1 coaching, have helped me build a sense of my own worth and have empowered me to pursue my goals.

I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to either improve or learn better leadership communication skills.

Sheryl | Boeing Canada Operations Ltd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

The material that was covered was truly relevant and the style of the course was very engaging. It was great that we were given the opportunity to break into groups to practice the skills and to get to know the other members better.

It is by far one of the best courses I’ve ever taken, and I am looking forward to the coaching sessions!

Diane Stuart-Edwards
Manager, Client Services
RANA CARE GROUP

Managing Change Workshop

The Change Style Indicator workshop with EI ADVANTAGE has encouraged our staff to be more open-minded towards change. It has been helpful in working with and understanding each other and our different perspectives –whether we are conservers, pragmatists, or originators! The group activities assisted with team building and Janice made all of us feel so comfortable and made it easy to follow. Highly recommended!

Leslie Wilson
HR Manager
Simaril Supported Living (Winnipeg, Manitoba)


EQ-i2.0 & EQ360 Certification

The live instructor-led sessions were designed to prepare us for using the tool and being out in the field applying it. The case studies helped to really think through the application in a deeper way.

I would highly recommend training with EI Advantage and the training certification with the EQ-i 2.0 assessment and 360. The training is designed with the adult learner in mind and you come away ready to implement new tools supporting your clients.

Melissa Pylypchuk
MP Coaching & Consulting
Martensville, Saskatchewan, Canada

I appreciated the opportunity to take the course virtually. After completing the assessment and receiving my 1:1 confidential debrief I was completely impressed by the information that was shared with me – and the professional manner by which it was communicated.

I was supported to manage my own business and still be able to complete the course within the week.

If you are planning to attend the training, you MUST take it from the EI ADVANTAGE team.

Laurie Fenske, PFP, ECPC, PCC
Fenske Strategic Coaching
Sherwood Park, AB, Canada

I’d heard great things about EI Advantage through my coaching community, and I was more than delighted when I took the EQi- 2.0 certification course myself.

Janice connects so naturally with her virtual participants, expertly engaging around the content and demonstrating a coach-approach throughout.

I am looking forward to the insight and development that the EQi-2.0 can bring my clients.

Lorraine Spiering
Inspier Consulting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The online training with EI Advantage helped me take my consulting and training career to the next level.

Janice truly understands the art and the science behind facilitation, leading our online certification group through incredibly engaging and thought-provoking sessions. I am so glad I chose to do my certification with EI Advantage.

Michael C. Robson
Longstone Consulting
Commonwealth of Dominica, Caribbean

The training was excellent – the instructor/student ratio was low so there was lots of 1:1 interaction and lots of opportunity to ask questions and to explore concepts in more depth. I finished the training confident that I not only understood the instruments but also how to incorporate them into my practice.

When I recommend EI Advantage (and I’ve done that a few times now) I highlight: the fact that you are practicing coaches and that you approach the instruments from that point of view; the high quality of the training that I received; the cost-effectiveness of your delivery model; and the value that my clients have realized from their EQ-i assessments.

James Greengrass, M.Sc, ACC
Principal
Fortifico Leadership Support Services
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The training was excellent and encouraged me to apply what I was learning with real-time feedback from the trainer. I was grateful for the opportunity to do pre-work and to learn about the instrument and the process prior to the real-time online training.

I learned a lot and was able to use the assessment shortly following the training. The trainer was sensitive to our different learning preferences and made sure that everyone had plenty of time to ask questions. It was an enjoyable experience and has added another level of value to my offerings as a coach and facilitator.

Jenn Wicks Coaching
Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

I appreciated the examples that the facilitator provided, and the opportunity to think things through on my own and contribute examples into the conversation. I also liked that the group was smallish – allowed for more interactivity.

The training is engaging and efficient, and the facilitator is quite personable in helping bring the learning home.

Kendra Coleman
Kindred Organizational Consulting, Inc.
Chicago, USA

EI Advantage provides thorough coverage of the material, thoughtful and detailed approaches and a great coaching session! The on-line training was very personable which helped to create an open and productive environment for all participants.

Julia Skidan, PCC | Workforce Officer
Economic Development Greater Saint John
New Brunswick, Canada

Thank you, Janice and team, for the wonderful experience of undergoing my certification with you. The small group virtual setting was so conducive to good conversation, learning, and growth. I especially liked how the content was spread out over three days so that it didn’t take too much time out of my workday and I wasn’t overloaded with content all at once. I would definitely recommend working with EI Advantage for your EQ-i2.0 certification!

Andrew Bizarro
TELUS
Canada

I first met Janice during a Certified Leadership Coach training course, and this was also my first introduction to the power of EQ.  After listening to her presentation, I couldn’t stop thinking about the tremendous potential that EQ would hold for me in my work as a Coach, and in Leadership Development. I was hooked, and needed to learn more. I signed up for the EQ-i2.0/EQ360 Certification course and participated in a virtual training program. The course materials, and facilitator (Hayley Hesslen) were excellent. While there was a lot of content covered in the course, there was opportunity for self reflection and discussion.  I would highly recommend this program to anybody who is interested in unlocking their own, and others’ EQ potential.

Jordan Hamel
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada