Our history shapes who we are, and our vision for the future carries us into each chapter of our lives.
I believe the key to how we navigate change and transition in life is based on how aware, intentional and integral we are. When we aren’t fully aware of what’s going on, our stories of why, and make changes that aren’t in line with our core values , things become harder. The challenges override the triumphs, and the shifts we are hoping for come and go too fast, or don’t come to fruition at all. We spend more time on temporary fixes rather than getting to the great results.
You’ve arrived here because you or your business are in the midst of, or about to embark on, a change. You’re hoping to find the right solution and guide to help shape your next steps with more ease, less risk and strong results Does that sound about right?
You’re probably wondering, “Can she guide me through this?”
So let me tell you this: “Yes, I can. You have come to the right place.”
Like many of you, I have a wide range of life experiences. Some have landed me flat on my ass, feeling broke (and literally broke), indifferent about life and unsure of what’s ahead. Others have lifted me up, taken me on some WILD adventures, given me some of the most unbelievable gifts and surrounded me with things that were beyond what I ever imagined. All have taken me on an incredible journey that have landed me here.
There is nothing that I have not seen, heard or experienced that would pull me away from saying, I can assist you.
I have learned, earned and created an array of tools and practices that have supported a vast array of clients, from COOs, to community leaders, to incarcerated and street entrenched youths, to first time mothers grounding themselves in their new chapter of life. I have ran, walked, and sat along some of the most dynamic people.
I customize my approach to each person/ business I work with based on needs. I always stand by my core values of ensuring that I inspire positive change, create a sense of community and connect individuals to a more fulfilling contribution in this life. So far, it’s been pretty incredible.
The bonus of working with me is three-fold:
First, I’m real. Who you see is who you get. I will show up, ready to connect and assist your journey.
Second, I’m thorough in my training. No weekend course can give someone what I have. I hold a masters degree in Leadership from a top university, am certified ICF coach trained under two disciplines, and have over 12 years of coaching experience with clients all over the world. I am also Prosci (change management) certified and have a number of other courses under my belt.
Thirdly, I’ve lived a very full life: I’ve traveled extensively, lived in a few parts of the world for short stints of time, work in 15 countries, started my own charity and co-founded another, co-produced a documentary, have been a two time TEDx speaker, worked on multi-million dollar projects, rescued dogs, become a mother, navigated some hard life experiences (some with more grace than others) and above all have created a beautiful life full of incredible experiences that weave magic into my work life.
My approach is also three-fold: Science. Nature. Spirit.
Science is the foundation of my learning, nature is the method of creating and carrying out practices, and spirit is what drives it all. Any successful change needs all three of these to succeed, and should build awareness, focus on intentional action and work to shift all parts of the experience to create a thriving state of being.
If you’d like to learn more and are ready to change, book your free discovery session with me now.
Events & Organizations
United Nations Intl School
BC Community Living
Lower Mainland Local Government Association
SFU, International Women’s Day
LEED SFU Youth Day
Red Cross Kenya
Dress for Success Vancouver
Simon Fraser University
Helderberg Rape Crisis Center
Global Leadership Concerns India
British Columbia Youth Policing Network
Attorney General’s Office
Premiers Youth Office
YWCA of Greater Toronto
New Westminster Secondary School
Vancouver School District
North Vancouver School District
Burnaby School District
New Westminster School District
Surrey School District
City of Vancouver
City of Burnaby
City of New Westminster
Pacific Community Resource Society
Simon Fraser University
Me Inc. UBC
Projecting Change Film Festival
Education & Interests
2016: Foundations to Project Management, City of Vancouver
2015: Negotiations Level One, JIBC
2014: Prosci, Change Management Certification, Navigo
2013: Masters of Arts, Leadership, Royal Roads University
2011: Canadian Career Development Practioner Certification
2010: CCDP Ethics / Career Practioner Theories Douglas College Van, BC
2010: Non Violent Crisis Invention Certification Vancouver,BC
2009-10: The Art of Science & Coaching- Erickson Coaching Institute Van,BC
2007: Foundations MCP- MentorCoach (ICF)- Washington, USA
2006- Life Skills Coach 2, YWCA Professional Training
2005- Life Skills Coach, YWCA Professional Training- Ontario
2005-Child and Youth Care Counselling Diploma, Douglas College- BC
ADDITIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST & TRAINING
Coaching for Excellence, Overcoming Adversities, Leadership and Community Engagement, Human Process Development, Social Impact, Relationship Development, Emotional Intelligence, Labour Market Information, EP Training, Anti Oppression, Suicide Prevention/ Invention, Gangs/Violence, Media Instruction, Healthy Choices, Behavioural Modification, Working with Mental Health, Sexual Exploitation/ Abuse, Dealing with Difficult Situations, Residential Care for Addictions, 7 Habits of Highly Successful Teens, and more.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Loretta is the perfect medium between a kick in the ass and a good hug. Working with her changed everything in my life for the better.
From healing a broken relationship, to creating new meaningful ones, to launching a business, and doing some serious self-work, Loretta was the catalyst I needed to achieve some of my wildest dreams. My only regret is that we didn’t work together for longer.
If you have big goals and are serious about achieving them, Loretta is the coach for you.”