The Coaching Studio

World-Class Support for Your Organization.

The Coaching Studio

World-Class Support for Your Organization.

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As world-class professionals in our fields, we pride ourselves in delivering results that matter to you and your organization. Your goals, strategy and objectives drive our implementation of people programs ranging from leadership development design and delivery to complex organizational change processes for multi-national organizations.

Your Team at The Coaching Studio

Stephanie Ryan LinkedIn

Studio President

Office: (604) 235-1684
Direct: (778) 839-3693
Email: stephanie@thecoachingstudio.ca

Stephanie is Studio President of The Coaching Studio.  She has over 10 years of experience in leadership development, facilitation, coaching, organizational change, and transformational learning. She supports organizations who want to enhance their culture in order to exceed their goals by designing, delivering, and leading programs that are customized to the client needs.  The common thread in all these programs and experiences is that they must be aligned with the organizations’ strategic goals and ultimately, positively impact results.

She has designed and implemented programs that are virtual, face-to-face, and blended learning. She has worked with over 5,000 leaders at all levels in organizations, from C-suite to the front line, in programs that have varied from 1 day to multi-year engagements.  Her work has taken her around the world with experience in the US, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, Taiwan, China, Australia, and Tanzania.  She has used this experience to design, deliver and lead programs that impact organizational culture change through leadership development.

Stephanie’s work has included partnerships with start-ups, multinational businesses, and non-profits in a variety of sectors including natural resources, education, high tech, film, telecom, and government. She has honed her skills as an exceptional facilitator, coach, and consultant while working with individuals, intact teams and in cohort-based programs.  She is exceptional at building relationships across the organization that allow her to see systemic connections and solutions to challenges that clients are facing.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Mount Allison University and a Post-Baccalaureate degree in Education from Vancouver Island University.  She has a certification in Evidence-Based Coaching from Fielding Graduate University, is a certified ICF coach, and has a variety assessment tools’ certifications including MBTI, EQi2.0, Learning in Action EQ, EQ and Somatic Coaching Master’s class.

Stephanie has been my coach and advisor for over a year now, and is the most effective coach I’ve ever had. She is great on everything from the emotional to the structural to the strategic sides of leadership. 

Mark Surman, Mozilla Foundation Executive Director

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Michelle Robindell LinkedIn

Consultant Team Lead

Office: (604) 235-1684
Direct: (604) 916 7821
Email: michelle@thecoachingstudio.ca

Michelle is a Senior Studio Consultant at The Coaching Studio. She has over 15 years of experience in leadership coaching, organization development, transformational learning and leadership development and facilitation with large, complex organizations. Michelle has a passion for helping leaders accelerate and heighten their positive impact – on their organization’s outcomes and culture, and on the world. 

Michelle is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and has designed and delivered award-winning coaching programs, including an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited internal coach certification program for a large Canadian utility. As the Internal Coaching Program Lead, Michelle trained and supported 60 internal coaches and 4 mentor coaches who worked with hundreds of leaders at various levels, from Executive Vice Presidents to Crew Leaders, throughout the 6,000-employee organization. Due in part to this program, this large utility has earned recognition as a Top Employer by several organizations including Forbes, BC’s Top Employer, Canada’s Best Diversity Employer, and Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.

Michelle has been collaborating with operational and strategic leaders and helping shape corporate cultures for over 20 years, most recently as the Senior Manager of Talent, Learning and Leadership at a Provincial Crown Corporation. In addition to her PCC, Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University and a Human Resources Management Certificate from the BC Institute of Technology.  She holds Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), and Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designations. She’s also a certified ProSci Change Management Practitioner.

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Angad Singh Nirh LinkedIn

Studio Consultant

Office: (604) 603-5247
Direct: (604) 512-7359
Email: angad@thecoachingstudio.ca

Angad is a Studio Consultant at The Coaching Studio. He has over 8 years of professional work experience in leadership, coaching, project management and program coordination within post-secondary and start-up industries. Angad is furthering his coaching credentials by completing his Organization Coaching certification through the University of British Columbia.

Angad believes that to navigate our complex and uncertain times, leaders of today need to be authentic, agile, collaborative, and innovative. He cares deeply about the upcoming generation of leaders and values the power of helping people grow. One of the many ways he achieves this is through coaching and facilitating workshops. He is passionate about leading teams, personal development, technology, mindset, grit and conflict resolution.

His work has ranged from overseeing the customer experience of over 500 clients while leading highly technical teams, streamlining workflow for operations with internal stakeholders to developing and improving workplace efficiencies. Angad’s effort has led to leaders being promoted from within his team and is proud of creating an environment oriented to trust and cohesive team effort. Angad has also supported and built relationships with 150+ clients in the academic space resulting in increased engagement and satisfaction.

Angad is motivated by the growth and welfare of others; supporting others to cultivate a sense of purpose and meaning in what they do. Angad’s ability to help clients understand and develop clear goals has led to successful, lasting relationships and building cultures of trust. He believes the best approach is to provide resources specifically designed and built for each unique client.

Angad holds a Bachelor of Education degree and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. He is also a licensed facilitator of Total Strenths Deployment Inventory assessments that focuses on developing effective teams and stronger leaders. The Coaching Studio uses this tool to provide critical insights to enable leaders and team members to better understand how to work with others who think, behave, and communicate differently.

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Lindsay McFadden

Associate Studio Coordinator

Office: (604) 235-1684
Email: lindsay@thecoachingstudio.ca

 

Lindsay is a Studio Coordinator, using her 15 years of professional experience in human resources, project management, and public affairs. She provides exceptional attention to detail, proactive planning, program coordination and creative writing and editing to ensure high-quality results are consistently delivered.
Lindsay has worked within a variety of sectors including non-profit, manufacturing, retail and residential construction; contributing her expertise to successfully deliver leadership development programs, executive coaching programs, talent management coordination, global meeting coordination, human resources committee board materials, career development guides, organizational and team alignment reports, event planning, content and speech writing, and executive support.
Lindsay is known for her collaborative, team-focused approach. She is passionate about communications and the field of leadership development and maintains a keen interest in people development best practices.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Alison Caldwell Johnson LinkedIn

Studio Consultant

Office: (604) 235-1684
Direct: (604) 785-9959
Email: alison@thecoachingstudio.ca

Alison brings more than 25 years in the non-profit sector to her work as a Studio Consultant. Her focus on engagement with teams, donors, and the community in her earlier work now serves her as she engages with senior and emerging leaders and their teams. Together they co-create action that moves them towards building strength, agility and balance. As a coach, her approach is rooted in research and best-practice for values-fuelled decision making and change. As a facilitator, she consistently creates safe environments and delivers mindful content with her signature humour and insight.

Alison co-designs coaching programs and workshops that focus on transformational change. In these programs and in her coaching work, Alison connects people to their unique combination of values, strengths and skills. She then works with them to build action plans for change that lead them in the direction of their best hopes at work, at home and in the world. It is her deep belief that meaning and purpose are discovered at the intersection of intention and action and that each person thrives not only at work, but also at home and in their communities when they are connected to that meaning and purpose.

Her direct coaching style is coupled with a unique ability to share back complexity in a simple, easy-to-connect-to way. She works with individuals and teams to create clarity where there is confusion, vision where there is lostness, and inspiration, energy and motivation where there is overwhelm and exhaustion.

As an ICF-accredited coach (ACC), Alison brings a commitment to life-long learning and growth to her work. She earned her Certified Leadership Coach certification through Essential Impact and continues to seek out related training and mentoring to deepen her practice.

At home, Alison shares life with her husband Scott and their two school-aged kids. As a family they love being on the ocean or on the stoop: both seem to cure most things and leave them grateful, all the time.

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Alex Phizicky LinkedIn

Studio Consultant

Office: (604) 235-1684
Direct: (514) 358-8789
Email: alex@thecoachingstudio.ca

Alex is a Studio Consultant at The Coaching Studio. She has over 10 years of experience in leadership, coaching, entrepreneurship, and sales in tech startups and non-profit space.

Alex earned her Certified Executive Coach (CEC) designation through Royal Roads University’s Executive Coaching Graduate program.

Having started her own career in fast-paced tech startups, designing sales strategies, developing teams, and growing revenue at some of Vancouver’s most successful tech companies, Alex is no stranger to developing teams in an ever-changing environment. She knows that for teams to succeed, people need to be engaged, which is why she is committed to helping individuals bring clarity, confidence, and energy to their jobs and lives.

Alex’s natural sense of curiosity, zeal, and authenticity allows her to truly partner with her clients in defining their goals and achieving them one step at a time. She is a dynamic, agile thought partner for leaders and professionals, from junior lawyers to tech executives to new managers at non-profits.

Alex grew up in Montreal and loves her life on the West Coast. She’s crazy about dogs, passionate about sailing, and obsessed with food and Bon Appetit’s Test Kitchen.

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Ken Lawson LinkedIn

Studio Associate

Office: (604) 235-1684
Direct: (604) 603-5247
Email: ken@thecoachingstudio.ca

Ken is a Senior Studio Consultant at The Coaching Studio. He has over 15 years of experience in leadership development, facilitation, organizational change, performance coaching and dynamic collaboration. Ken has developed and impactfully lead transformational sessions with a variety of sectors including natural resources, tech, film and television, videogaming, construction, non-profits, government and finance. He has a reputation for developing and nurturing joyful and results-based, long term relationships with the 1000s of leaders that he’s had the pleasure of collaborating with throughout North America, Europe and The Caribbean.

Ken believes that leaders set the cultural tone and give permission for all behaviour in every organization and that kindness, clarity, compassion and clear values are the cornerstones for developing a healthy, thriving team. Through dynamic, supportive group facilitation and individual coaching, he has inspired many leaders to become more aware of and accountable for their behaviour which has resulted in healthier, more efficient and productive organizational cultures. As an exceptionally engaging and impactful facilitator he has demonstrated that inspiration and change happen when people feel safe, valued and challenged.

Through his invaluable and unique experience as an award-winning actor and world-renowned improviser, Ken is an expert in coaching clients to develop impactful executive presence, navigating change and becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable. He is sought after for his ability to inspire and lead individuals and groups in amplifying their authentic voice, releasing limiting beliefs, stepping up and owning their leadership potential.

Ken graduated with honours from Thompson Rivers University’s Social Service Worker Program and holds certificates in motivational interviewing, substance misuse counselling and solution-focused counselling.

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David Ogle

Studio Associate

Office: (604) 235-1684
Email: david@thecoachingstudio.ca

 

David is a performance coach and has been in the leadership development and coaching industry, working with entrepreneurs and large businesses alike, for over a decade. His coaching philosophy is founded on the premise that we all have immense amounts of untapped genius in our mind, and the practice of coaching is an effective means to distil that genius into simple and doable actions. He brings a social neuroscience approach to coaching for business leaders and professional athletes. He coaches through examining the relationship between the processes of one’s mind, their actions, and their goals.

There are three components to his approach to performance: coaching, leadership, and neuroscience. By leveraging a deeper understanding of the brain and seeking a greater awareness around one’s role as a leader and their impact, the highest potential for performance is achievable. David has worked with clients and organizations to generate over  $2.5B in growth. He coaches executives, Olympic Athletes, and organizational leadership teams, and is a candidate for his MSc in Applied Neuroscience. David is known for his ability to ask the challenging question, create the conditions for insight, and do so without feeling like the sky is falling. He is also the proud father of Zoe, the cat who shares his passion for purrformance.

 

 

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Lynda Bemister

Associate Studio Coordinator

Office: (604) 235-1684
Email: lynda@thecoachingstudio.ca

Lynda is the Project Coordinator at The Coaching Studio. Lynda has over 10 years of professional experience and a proven track record to impact business through value-based leadership. Lynda works with senior leaders and their teams and supports The Coaching Studio’s projects to ensure engagement and to build leadership capacity throughout the organization.

Lynda has a passion for people with an aptitude to connect with individuals.  She is known for her ability to effectively facilitate and manage leadership development. More recently, Lynda has been involved with a rapidly growing telecom company recognized as a top 5 finalists for the 11th Annual Small BC Business for “Best Concept”.

Lynda has served as an HR Manager, and has been instrumental in the company’s growth. She brings a progressive, innovative style to HR, and has been responsible for issues such as strategic planning, leadership development, employee retention and engagement, as well as conflict resolution.

Lynda holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Human Resources Management Certificate, both from Simon Fraser University.

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Andreas Abele LinkedIn

Studio Executive Chair and Founder

Office: (604) 235-1684
Direct: (778) 388-7448
Email: andreas@thecoachingstudio.ca

Andreas is Executive Chair and Founder of The Coaching Studio, and a world-class coach and leadership development expert. He has a solid background and over 15 years of experience in executive coaching, leadership development, organizational change, management consulting, strategic planning and people strategy work. With his team, he offers world-class processes and solutions that are relevant, impactful and designed to build leadership capacity specifically for you and your organization.

Andreas has a passion for people and their projects, and has effectively applied his knowledge with great success in start-ups, international business, multi-billion dollar corporations and non-profit organizations alike. As an expert in leadership development and executive coaching, he has designed and managed development processes ranging from a large scale program for over 500 managers of a global, public corporation to intimate, high-impact, turning-point non-profit Board retreats.

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