About

Our Team

Your industry is specialized and complex and your time is valuable.  Because our coaches come with relevant, relatable experience you can get straight to the heart of the matter and impact results fast.

Each of our coaches is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) to deliver workshops, assessments and executive coaching on the foundation of emotional intelligence.  We are all certified in EQ-i2.0 & EQ360 assessments, and we can certify others to build capacity within organizations.

We offer our services in-person or via technology depending on the needs of our clients.

We offer coaching services in English and French. 



Janice Gair, PCC, CPHR, SHRM-SCP

President

Janice brings over two decades of experience in governance, corporate strategy, and organizational development.

Her passion for capacity building in individuals and organizations led her to become an accredited executive coach. She has achieved the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation through the International Coaching Federation. In addition to providing personal and professional coaching services, she offers her services as a Mentor Coach to fellow coaches completing their accreditation requirements. 

In June 2015 she established her executive coaching practice and shortly thereafter co-founded a second company EI ADVANTAGE and fully entered the world of entrepreneurship. Together with her business partner based in Saskatoon, they provide individual and team coaching, training, emotional intelligence certification, and conduct research, evaluation, and publishing in the field of coaching and emotional intelligence. Their company is quickly becoming positioned as a leader in the emotional intelligence training space for online courses, virtual and in-person delivery.

Her core values include social responsibility and servant leadership.   She proudly serves as Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba.


Hayley Hesseln, PhD CEC

Vice-president

Hayley leads all our workshop curriculum development and monitoring and evaluation efforts.

Dr. Hayley Hesseln has dedicated her 20-year career as a university professor to teaching and learning. She is an economist and professor at the University of Saskatchewan with extensive experience working with indigenous communities in the North. Active in education in the North, she has served as Research Associate for the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the University of the Arctic.   She is a co-founder of EI ADVANTAGE and responsible for its curriculum development.

Hayley is an alumnus of the Royal Roads University Executive Coaching program in Victoria, BC, Canada and Member of the International Coaching Federation.


Associates

Angela Linke, ACC, CEBC

Angela supports individuals to create conditions for change.

Having spent many years guiding leaders to shape organizational change journeys, she completed an International Coaching Federation accredited evidence-based coaching program through Fielding Graduate University in 2016. She loves co-creating space for people to take a step back from their day-to-day ‘busyness’ and reconnect with where they are at and what needs attention. Angela fosters open, trusting, collaborative relationships and delights in learning from one other in conversation.  Angela has achieved the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Natasha Music, ACC, PMP

Natasha is a compassionate leader, and certified executive coach with over 24 years of IT leadership experience in both public and private sector organizations.

She has successfully led corporate change initiatives including business transformations, start-ups and transitions. As a skilled project management professional and leader she has led highly complex and multi-stakeholder IT projects. Throughout the process, she continually developed high performing teams through ongoing coaching, mentoring and education.  Natasha has met the requirements of the Associated Certified Coach designation and is a member of the International Coaching Federation. 

Anne-Marie Renaud, CEC, ACC

Anne-Marie has a passion for leadership and talent development.

She believes as a coach she can act as a catalyst to spark change and new ways of thinking for her clients, allowing them to become more effective. Her experience as V-P of Operations inside a Fortune 500 Company helped her develop strong business acumen an gain expertise in strategic planning and change management. She was also exposed to world-class talent development systems, process, and tools and has worked across Canada and in the US.  Anne-Marie has achieved the Associate Certified Coach designation with the International Coach Federation.  She serves our clients in both French and English.

Pam Grahame, CLC

Pam is a leader, a certified coach and facilitator who spent 25 years working in the steel industry.

She’s been through the tough stuff, and she knows what works and what doesn’t. Her experience as a  gifted negotiator with a decisive, results-oriented style guides her clients to bring solutions forward, revealing unspoken assumptions and holding themselves accountable.  Pam fosters trust with her clients through a commitment to courage, resilience, integrity, honesty and transparency. She is a Certified Professional Facilitator and has achieved the Certified Professional Coach (CPC) designation. Her mantra – Wear a hard hat – Succeed – Be you!