Team

Our success is built on global mobility and a network of Coach collaborators worldwide.

 

 

Nathalie Blais

Nathalie Blais

Program Director & Co-Founder of Canada Coach Academy

Her passion for coaching was sparked in 1996 as a student in the prestigious Dan Sullivan Strategic Coach Program for Entrepreneurs.

Nathalie has worked closely with individuals and groups within multi-national organizations as a partner in Talent Management & Development as well as a Performance Coach & Facilitator. Her passion lies in empowering people with the skills to develop themselves and others to discover their genius and tap into their full potential.

Nathalie is an MCC, ICF Coach and has a BA in International Politics from McGill University. She is currently completing a Masters in Psychology at Harvard University.

Andrew Harris

Andrew Harris

Co-Founder, Canada Coach Academy & CEO of Cowan International

Like you, Andrew Harris understands the impact of the talent gap on organizations. As the owner of one of the longest established executive search firms in Canada, he has seen the evolution of human development and the powerful impact of coaching. 

As President and Owner of Cowan International (est. 1954) Andrew is a key collaborator and adviser to Canada Coach Academy. He is also an inspirational leader with an unshakable commitment to maximizing human potential and organizational performance. 

An expert in strategic workforce planning and talent development, he’s driven by a mission to empower companies in the developing world to harness and promote local talent. 

Marie Claude Lapalme

Marie Claude Lapalme

Executive Coach & Facilitator

Marie-Claude is an accomplished bilingual facilitator, trainer, and credentialed executive coach. Her work spans over 15 years. 

She has had the pleasure of working with leaders throughout Canada, the US & Europe. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies in the mining sector, financial services, hi-technology, consumer goods, pharma, property management/ developers, retail, manufacturing, as well as government organizations.

Marie-Claude is accredited by the International Coach Federation and a graduate of the MBA program at University of California.

Laurence Pichon

Laurence Pichon

Performance Coach & Accredited Facilitator

Laurence is a Performance Coach and Accredited Facilitator with Canada Coach Academy. She has 20+ years of global experience in business & people development.

A passionate human development ambassador, Laurence is known for her expertise in transition and leadership coaching in cross-cultural environments and with global teams.

Laurence is an ICF certified coach. She holds a diploma in Business Management from EDHEC Business School.

Devon D'Andrea

Devon D'Andrea

Project Manager with CCA & Wellness Coach

Devon is a Project Manager with CCA & Wellness Coach. She lives in Hamilton Ontario where she is passionate about women’s wellness. As a coach, her mission is to help people with compassionate communication through coaching, facilitating workshops and as a Reiki Practitioner.

Driven by a desire to share her story of resilience, Devon has dedicated her life to helping others discover their strengths and persevere through challenging times. Her professional experience, prior to establishing her coaching practice, ignited within her a desire to help others make room for wellness in their lives. As a Project Manager and leader on complex construction projects for over 12 years, Devon knows first hand how easy it is to let the demands of life interfere with putting your health first.

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Cate Baio

Program Facilitator

Cate originally started out in the health and wellness industry as a Fitness Leader and Trainer of Fitness Professionals. She found her way to coaching by setting the intention to support people in creating space for deeper, more personal and purposeful change in their lives. Today she is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation, Mentor Coach, speaker and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator living in beautiful Nelson, BC, Canada.

As a lifelong learner herself, Cate is deeply passionate about helping others develop coaching skills in order to not only fulfill their personal potential but to create wider impact in the world. Cate believes Coaching is a beautifully co-creative and intuitive process and she supports her students in discovering the power of the coaching experience.

Outside of the coaching conversation, Cate explores what it means to live a wholehearted life. She might be found playing and resting with her family, connecting to her friends or curled up on her favourite chair with a good book.

 

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Joseph Atanas

Strategic Alliance

Joe is an Award-winning Educational Leader and Social Activist. As a coach, Joe’s mission is to empower Educators to elevate the next generation of change makers.

Over the last decade, Joe has dedicated his career to coaching Adolescents, Educational Leaders and Community groups.

Joe holds an Honours Business Degree from the University of Waterloo, a Masters Degree in Science and Education from D’Youville College and a Masters Degree in Education, with a focus in Coaching from Brock University.

 

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Nicole Beauregard

Program Facilitator

Nicole is a credentialed executive coach, mentor coach, facilitator and educator with over 25 years leadership experience in the corporate and public sectors. She works with executives and leaders throughout North America primarily in the healthcare, engineering and tech industries. She coaches individuals and teams and mentors coaches helping them to create the best impact in their fields.

Nicole is a Professional Certified Coach from the International Coaching Federation and holds a MSc from Kings College, London.

 

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Wendy McGean

Program Specialist

Wendy McGean joined Canada Coach Academy in November 2020 as Program Specialist.

Connecting with people has been a life-long passion for Wendy. She became a coach to turn her passion into a service.

Wendy has 30 years experience specializing in IT, supporting teams in large corporations including Michelin, IBM and Bombardier. After choosing early retirement in 2019 to pursue her dreams, she set off on a cross-country solo motorcycle tour which led to publishing her first memoire and starring in her own podcast attracting listeners worldwide. Wendy is also an accomplished artist.

Wendy has a B.Com from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. and is a graduate of the ICF Personal & Business Coach Certification.

 

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Eamon Leonard

Head of Global Partnerships and Growth.

Eamon joined the CCA global team in January 2021 as Head of Global Partnerships and Growth.

Born and raised in Hamilton Ontario, Eamon set off at the first opportunity to explore the world. His thirst for new experiences, adventure and meeting fascinating people led him across the globe, first as a teacher, and then in global event management with Cirque du Soleil, the World Expo, and the Olympics, before returning to settle in Montreal, Canada where his focus turned to technology, business and e-commerce. Functional in Chinese Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English, Eamon’s gift for languages is driven by an intense curiosity about people and culture.

As a globetrotter, Eamon was fortunate to have crossed paths with many inspirational people, some of whom were gifted coaches, who taught him that to ask a good question is to give a gift. Eamon earned an MBA in Global Business from Université Laval, a BA in Communications from McMaster University, and a collection of certificates from language schools around the globe.

To Eamon, bliss is found in nature, walking and talking with the people he loves.

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