Alumni Career and Executive Coaching

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If you’ve hit a career slump or are looking to make a change to your profession, get customized, one-on-one support and guidance through the Alumni Career and Executive Coaching program. 

The Alumni Career and Executive Coaching program is best suited for established, mid-career professionals. For grads who are early in their careers, the University of Alberta Career Centre offers a wide range of subsidized career support services.

Save 15% on Coaching

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As a University of Alberta graduate, you can save 15 per cent on the cost of services provided by any coach on our roster of certified professional career consultants. 

Email alumcar@ualberta.ca with your full name, University of Alberta degree and year and a promotional code will be emailed directly to you. Contact your preferred coach to get started.

Meet the Coaches

Explore the profiles of certified career coaches who can help you step up your career. Once you’ve found a coach whose approach suits your needs, email alumcar@ualberta.ca with your full name, University of Alberta degree and year and a promotional code will be emailed directly to you. Contact your preferred coach to get started.

Kim Arsenault

Kim Arsenault, ’01 BEd

Credentials

  • Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta
  • Master of Arts in Leadership
  • Post graduate degree in Executive Coaching CEC

I aim to model and assist leaders to get the best results possible and meet their goals. Clients know me for my fun, dynamic and interactive coaching style. I specialize in leadership coaching, which often includes performance, team development and career development.

Rates

$125-$150 per hour
$200-$250 per month (includes 2-3 phone calls)

Jennifer Askey

Jennifer Askey

Credentials

  • PhD
  • Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach

I specialize in leadership coaching, built upon a foundation of taking a leadership role in crafting your own career. My approach includes big picture work, including creating a definition of career success, as well as tactical and practical work around priority management, efficient use of time, and strategizing application materials.

Meet Jennifer

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Rates

$1,500 for 3 months of bi-weekly coaching with Positive Intelligence integration
Strategy sessions and coaching packages from $500-$2500

Brent Collingwood, ’13 M.Ed

Credentials

  • Bachelor of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
  • Master of Education – Educational Studies, University of Alberta
  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University

My coaching style is to bring positivity, curiosity, and a belief in everyone I work with. While not exclusively, I enjoy working with clients in the non-profit and post-secondary sectors. As an expatriate living in Asia for 7 years, I bring a unique awareness of intercultural nuances helpful in a coaching relationship. I look forward to helping you “reach into the realm of possibility”.

Meet Brent

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Rates

$100 per hour, request a minimum of 6 sessions.

Toni Crow

Toni Crow

Credentials

  • BSc, University of Victoria
  • CEC Certified Executive Coach, Royal Roads
  • Lean Black Belt, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

I coach people wanting to be more intentional, effective and balanced in moving through change. My clients include emerging and evolving leaders, teams, public and private sector players at all levels, and those in life stage transition. My approach is coaching the whole person with the situation and my style is curious, creative, and compassionately challenging. We work together in gaining crystal clarity on what’s most important; building awareness and possibilities; and designing specific actions toward what you want to create.

Meet Toni

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Rates

$250 - $350 per hour

Bernice Gartner, ’02 BA, ’14 Human Resources Mgt Cert

Bernice Gartner, ’02 BA, ’14 Human Resources Mgt Cert

Credentials

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management, University of Alberta
  • Certified Professional Coach, Erickson Coaching International
  • Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation

I approach coaching holistically, meaning I coach the whole person and not just the situation. I have been described as being calm and caring, and am someone who creates a safe space for clients to explore what it is that they want, what is getting in their way and what they can do to make their desire a reality. My specialization is career and transition coaching. I love helping people connect the dots between their skills, values and goals and building a strategy to help them move in the desired direction of their career.

Meet Bernice

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Rates

$100-$150 per hour

Michele Hecken

Michele Hecken

Credentials

  • CoachU Certified Executive Coach
  • EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program
  • University of Bonn, Germany
  • Master Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

My main area of specialization is coaching successful entrepreneurs and their teams so that they can grow their business successfully and align their teams with a cohesive leadership culture, while living a joyful and well balanced life. I offer one-on-one coaching as well as Executive Coaching Circles for teams or for aligned topics with members from different companies to provide additional fast growth.

Meet Michele

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Rates

Monthly and annual coaching packages for individuals or groups starting at $850 per month

Laurie Hillis

Laurie Hillis

Credentials

  • Masters in Leadership and Learning
  • Professional Certified Coach
  • Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator (the work of Brené Brown)

I provide customized leadership development and coaching solutions to clients in a range of industries, government and not-for-profit organizations. I am an executive coach, supervisor to coaches, a team coach, a speaker and leadership development practitioner whose purpose is to help others examine and create their most courageous self as they rumble with the daunting arenas they navigate in this world. I have worked extensively with organizations, teams and individuals to enhance their people engagement practices. From culture shifts, to executive/individual 360 processes, team coaching and individual coaching, I am known to be creative, empathetic, optimistic, enthusiastic and a strong learning-focused facilitator. As coach I support people to step into their courageous lives and look for careers and job matches that help them live in flow, growth and fulfillment. I coach leaders in all parts of their career journeys, transitions and challenges.

Meet Laurie

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Rates

$300 per hour

Chris Lalchan, ’05 BSc ChemE

Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta
  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University
  • Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
  • Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation
  • Certified Core Strengths Partner

My coaching practice is tailored towards clients who are technology and engineering focused. My experience in coaching is comprised as an internal coach within a technology organization. I have also coached emerging leaders and executives navigate their leader behaviors and team interactions to drive business results. Recently, much of my practice has been helping clients navigate through career and life transitions. I believe that engaging in coaching is an investment in your success while saving you time and stress.My approach to coaching is non-directive, deliberate, and solutions focused. To realize sustainable results, there is a depth and breadth of exploration that is necessary within every coaching conversation. I serve as an adversarial collaborator in that we will explore knowledge, unknowledge, and different perspectives of a situation in service of what a client wishes to achieve.

Meet Chris

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Rates

$200 per hour (Recommend a minimum of 5 sessions)

Marguerite LeBlanc

Marguerite LeBlanc

Credentials

  • Master of Arts in Leadership, Royal Roads University
  • Professional Certified Coach, Erickson College
  • Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
  • Certified Professional Accountant/Certified Management Accountant

Coaching provides individuals and teams a safe place to grow, learn and feel fulfilled as they measure their progress and celebrate real results. In Executive and Team Coaching our clients feel safe when we build our relationship and trust. In our customized and staggered Team Executive Coaching program your confidence is quick-started as you soon host sticky conversations with ease and resolve issues once and for all. To ensure progress, you build the habits of: 1) Defining results and measures, 2) Discovering possibilities, 3) Planning for and hosting sticky conversations, and 4) Sustaining change. Your team resolves ‘real issues’ in real time, get real results, and anchor sticky conversation skills. In Individual Executive Coaching, much of my practice centres on being a guide for leaders leading through change. My M-VAPP approach guides you as you refine who you want to be as a leader and define the fulfillment you want. Together we identify the results and measures you want. We review your values as the foundation of your decision-making and how you hold yourself accountable. You look for possible paths forward. You plan your actions, accelerate your progress and feel more calm, confident and fulfilled.

Rates

$300 per hour

Eric Martin

Eric Martin, ’09 BSc; ’13 BScN, ’20 MBA

Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alberta
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Alberta
  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University

My coaching style is derived from a place of curiosity, honesty and compassion. I have held a variety of leadership positions in the past 15 years and I have been fortunate to lead clinical and management teams in areas such as occupational and public health, acute care, mental health, clinical informatics and more recently, in innovation and entrepreneurship. I believe coaching enhances the quality of life for both the individual being coached and the coach in that it enables people to strive for their full potential. I hope to support people, through non-directive coaching, in striving towards setting and achieving goals that enable clarity and purpose towards their idealized future. Personal values assessment, Myers Briggs personality inventory, Strength based Inventory.

Meet Eric

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Rates

$100-$150 per hour

Linda Maul

Linda Maul

Credentials

  • Human Resource Certificate, University of Alberta
  • Career and Employment Consultant, 5+ years as a Recruiter
  • Certificate from Graduate Executive Coach Program, Royal Roads University
  • Graduated from Mentor-Coach Program and L.E.A.D.S. at  Royal Roads.
  • Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation

I'm passionate about growing you and your team! With over 35 years of leadership experience in both medium and large organizations, I’ve experienced firsthand the need for accountability to drive results in challenging times. My clients describe me as a thoughtful and supportive coach, trustworthy and supportive problem solver, intent on being a catalyst for success. My first love is coaching C-suite leaders and their teams moving through change. My executive coach practice includes a diverse range of industries, but my goal is always to bring another perspective, to challenge your thinking and help you identify success criteria.  We will co-design potential solutions, to hold you accountable to your goals, to your team and to yourself.

Rates

Corporate: $275 per hour
Non-Profit: $150 per hour

Nicole McLeod, ’11 MA

Nicole McLeod, ’11 MA

Credentials

  • Bachelor Degree, Recreation Health Education
  • Masters Degree, Exercise Psychology, University of Alberta
  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University
  • Certified MBTI Facilitator
  • Certified DISC Facilitator

I believe in creating a safe environment where my clients can dive into what is standing in their way but I'm not afraid to challenge limiting mindsets, behaviour patterns and actions that are not serving my clients. I have a great sense of humour, strong empathy, and high emotional intelligence which means I can help people feel comfortable quickly. It’s important to me that my clients and I are working toward clear goals and we have determined ways to measure success. I am trained as an executive coach, however, no one lives in a box of just work, other parts of life are often part of coaching. I'm very passionate about building strong teams that have effective communication. I have taught interpersonal communication at the college level and I'm often able to provide insights from my teachings for clients who are struggling with their communication and/or empathy.

Meet Nicole

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Rates

$150-$300 per hour

Donna Richardson, ’85 BCom, ’89 MEd

Donna Richardson, ’85 BCom, ’89 MEd

Credentials

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Alberta
  • Master of Education, University of Alberta
  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University
  • Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation
  • Certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) practitioner
  • Certified Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi) 2.0 and EQi 360 practitioner
  • Certification in Team Coaching

I have a passion for helping mid- to late-career leaders who feel like something is missing to live a meaningful life, finish strong and have an enduring impact. They are leaders who are experiencing a gap—a feeling that something is missing or amiss—or they are ready to make a change or transition. They are just not sure what it should look like or how to do it. They are ready to be more intentional about fulfilling their purpose. I take a strengths-based approach to coaching clients, viewing them as 100% capable. I am known for collaborating with clients as their non-judgmental thought partner, asking powerful questions and listening to create space for reflection, insights and learning. I support them in setting goals, creating outcomes and achieving personal change that is long-lasting and sustainable.

Rates

$150 - $200 per hour; contract length negotiable.

Cindy Thompson

Cindy Thompson

Credentials

  • Master of Science in Family Psychology
  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching

Solution focused, transformational coaching. Strength based approach with an emphasis on partnering with the client to find clarity and purpose in their goals.

Rates

$200 per hour with coaching packages available

Wendy Wilton

Wendy Wilton, ’91 BEd

Credentials

  • Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta
  • Master of Education, Distance Education, Athabasca University
  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University

My coaching style is very approachable, friendly with a good dose of accountability mixed in. My clients set the agenda, the pace and, ultimately, are responsible and accountable for the results they achieve. I am there to provide structure, accountability and focus. It is always a worthwhile journey.

Meet Wendy

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Rates

$150 per hour