Meet The CCA Family

Our Mission & People

Meet the team and see our passion for coaching! Join us in our mission to change the world, one conversation at a time.

Co-Founder | Program Director

Nathalie Blais, MCC

Nathalie’s coaching journey began in 1996 through the prestigious Dan Sullivan Strategic Coach Program for Entrepreneurs. With extensive experience partnering with multinational organizations, she empowers individuals and groups, helping them unlock their genius and reach their full potential. Nathalie holds the titles of MCC, ICF Coach, and has a BA in International Politics from McGill University. Currently pursuing a Masters in Psychology at Harvard, she continues to expand her knowledge and impact.

Co-Founder CCA & CEO of Cowan International

Andrew Harris

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.

Meet Canada Coach Academy

The Best Part About Us Is Our Team

Wendy McGean, ACC
Admissions Coach
CCA Team - Wendy

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. She’s a graduate of the ICF Personal & Business Coach Certification and holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential with the International Coaching Federation.

Sandra Woloschuk, PCC
Mentor Coach
CCA Team - Sandra

Sandra’s passion for coaching grew from an interest in supporting leaders to help people and organizations thrive through change. Her work is guided by a humanistic approach of encouragement using a calm and non-directive style. With 25 years of experience in adult education, Sandra’s focus is to help adult learners achieve their learning, career, and life goals. Specializing in leadership coaching and peer coaching, and as an experienced mentor coach, her priority is helping students and coaches to successfully navigate their learning journey.

Sandra is a Certified Executive Coach (CEC), achieved the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and completed the ICF PCC Marker training program. A lifelong learner, she holds a Masters degree in Adult Education, and is certified in change management (Prosci) project management (Prince2), and is a certified DiSC facilitator. Sandra is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).

Kelly Wood, PCC
Learning Leader & Mentor Coach
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Kelly has her Graduate Certificate from Royal Roads University in Advanced Coaching Practices and is a Professionally Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. She is an Erickson Certified Life Coach, Neuro-linguistic Programming Master Practitioner, is certified in Strengths Deployment Inventory and is an Emotional Intelligence 2.0 certified facilitator.

Kelly Wood is a strengths and solutions-based life design coach and facilitator. She designs experiences for individuals and teams that inspire, create and explore with outcomes of empowerment, awareness, awakenings and forward movement. Her corporate clients have included Mount Royal University, University of Alberta, SoulFood, Campus Alberta Neuroscience, Ghost River Theatre, as well as Whitehorse’s Heart of Riverdale Community Centre. She has worked as faculty for Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Leadership Institute.

Cate Baio, PCC
Learning Leader & Mentor Coach
CCA Team - Kate

Cate is a Professional Certified Coach with ICF, a Certified Deep Transformational Coach, Certified Mentor Coach, and a Certified Coach Supervisor with a passion for the journey of transformation. She supports individuals, leaders and teams to answer the question, “Who do I want to BE?” and “How do I want to SHOW UP?”

She started out in the fitness industry as an instructor, educator and supervisor, managing a large team of fitness professionals. She soon found her way to coaching, following a deeper KNOWING of how she was being called to serve others.

In addition to her coaching certifications, Cate is a Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ Facilitator who works with individuals and groups to integrate the research and curriculum designed by Dr. Brené Brown. She is humbled to walk with her clients as they lean into the transformational process and she honours what a vulnerable and courageous process it is. She leans into her core values of connection and growth as she creates an environment that is full of discovery while nurturing one’s inner wisdom.

Sherry Matheson, PCC
Learning Leader & Mentor Coach
CCA Team - Sherry

She is an Innovative, Collaborative & Strategic Change Specialist, Consultant and Systems Coach, coaching leaders, teams, and social systems, moving them from fear and frustration to being more engaged, courageous and innovative. Sherry brings 26 years of experience working in and with executives, directors, managers & teams in various settings – corporate, legal, government, oil & gas, not-for-profit, engineering, health & wellness & collaborative team leadership development to her coaching, facilitating & consulting services.

Sherry is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation who believes the key is focusing on relationships. Through her work and in her own collaborations, she has experienced that if the relationship isn’t right, nothing is right. Sherry develops leaders & teams who create organizational cultures that innovate, driving new ideas, new ventures & creative impactful collaborations. Leading innovation requires a different kind of leader: a leader who is anchored in the awareness of their being as a leader; a leader who creates an environment where others are willing and able to collaborate and; a leader who is conscious and intentional of roles and responsibilities in leading collaboratively. Sherry is the founder of Empower the Truth.

Roula Eid, PCC
Mentor Coach
CCA Team - Roula

Roula Eid is a Certified Executive and Team Coach. One of her strengths is about meeting clients where they are and moving them toward actionable goals. She has over 25 years experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. She started her career as a Salesperson in a European Franchise to end up as the CEO of an American Franchise.

Ms. Eid owns a company for Coaching, Training, and Mentoring in Canada and the MENA region called TEAM IN MOTION. Her accessible approach, positive attitude, and creativity foster trust and create safe environments that help clients lean into new territory and build new awareness. Her years of experience in multi- sector managerial positions has equipped her to work with diverse leaders and teams in navigating change, reducing conflict, enhancing communication, and strengthening alignment. She is an ACC/PCC Mentor Coach and is a PCC Marker Assessor Certificate holder. Ms. Eid had her own TV Show in the MENA region called “If you want” and the main mission of this show was about telling people that all that they need is within, if they want to grow, so start to explore.

Suzanne Belden
Admissions Coach
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Sue is passionate about partnering and connecting with people. She has a natural ability to help people feel seen, heard and know they matter. This natural ability has led her to Life Coaching. She is a Certified Life and Wellness coach (one of our very own graduates) and she is currently completing our Advanced Skills Program to receive a PCC certification with the ICF.

Sue also has her Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Alberta and an extensive sales career background, both in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur.

Marian Yansen
Customer Experience Advocate
CCA Team - Marian

Marian joined Canada Coach Academy in February 2021 as the Customer Experience Coordinator. She is a firm believer that in life we may not remember the people we’ve met, the food we’ve eaten nor the music we’ve danced to. But we will always remember the experiences. As the customer experience coordinator her goal is to ensure that every experience will be unforgettable.
She has over 10 years of customer support & hospitality expertise. Her passion for bridging the gap between the organization and clients, led her to pursue a Public Relations Certificate after obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology & Political Science from McGill University.

Sierra Whittall
Marketing Coordinator
CCA-Team - Sierra

Sierra joined Canada Coach Academy in May 2023 as Marketing Coordinator. She obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Miami. Her passion for traveling and her interest in international business also led her to take an intensive business course in Hong Kong at HKU.

Sierra has over 5 years of experience in digital marketing, social media marketing, web development and customer relations.

Kristin O’Leary
Senior Bookkeeper

Kristin O’Leary joined CCA in February of 2022, as the Senior Bookkeeper. She has over 18 years of experience in accounting, she has worked in manufacturing, distribution, and retail. Kristin’s experience ranges from payroll to credit management and has handled the books from A-Z from small to medium size businesses.  Her knowledge and passion for numbers started back in high school and continued into Cegep and University. She completed her AEC in Finance and is continuing her journey on completing her BBA in Accounting, with the ultimate goal of earning her CPA designation. Her passion is a strong desire to learn and excel at solving problems.

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