I believe that life holds limitless potential.
And I also believe that our capacity to experience that potential comes with being bold, daring, brave, original, authentic, and inventive. My vision is to help my clients connect with these powerful ways of living. I specialize in developing visionary leaders who are invested in the principles of inclusion and want to take their organization (and their lives) to the next level.
To my coaching practice, I bring over 16 years of experience in leadership roles, management, and results-focused strategic planning within post secondary administration. With a focus on international partnership development, I am heavily experienced working in cross-cultural settings and bring a unique approach and perspective to my thinking. I have worked with global partners and have successfully led diverse teams to exceptional results.
I value and maintain a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion. Having worked internationally, mentored new immigrants to Canada, volunteered extensively with LGBTQ youth, and travelled world-wide, I know the importance of this value to effective communications, relationships, and shared respect.
As a Certified Executive Coach and an accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation, I also hold a Master of Education degree and am trained in strategic visioning methods, facilitative leadership, team development, communication effectiveness, and conflict resolution. I am a certified practitioner for The Leadership Circle 360 Profile, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step 1 & 2, as well as EQi 2.0 & EQ 360 Emotional Intelligence assessments. I hold a strong commitment to the ethical support and development of transformative life experiences for my clients, and am authentically invested in making a difference.
Based in Alberta, Canada, I bring international coaching experience and throughout my career have worked extensively in Asia, Europe, South America, as well as across North America.
What clients are saying...
"She asks questions that indicate that she’s listening on a deeper level and takes an approach that is quite different. She hears what’s behind the stated goal and not just what’s being said.”
"In the beginning, I was not sure what to expect from executive coaching. As time passed, I could understand exactly how important it was for my career. Melissa was really a great support and could understand what was underlying, even when it was not clear for me. I thank her for the encouragement and to make me confident about what I was looking for in my professional life!”– Cristina G., Instituto Saúde e Sustentabilidade, São Paulo, Brazil
“Her questions were thought-provoking and created new ways of looking at things – I reframed my way of thinking. This led to a different take on my goals and a broader perspective. “
I am pleased to work with a small group of Calgary-based, ICF-credentialed associates who bring a wide range of expertise to the development of exceptional leaders and highly effective teams.
Collectively we are positioned to offer tailored solutions to your talent needs, including coaching key and high-potential leaders, leadership development programming & tools, facilitation, and coaching skills training. Highly skilled and diversely equipped, this group of professional coaches serves clients ranging from CEOS to new professionals from all sectors, including energy, technology, and construction, as well as education, government, and non-profit.
If your organization is looking for a "one stop shop" to assist in creating exceptional leaders and powerfully effective teams, please contact me at melissa@CaseyExecutiveCoaching.com
Diane Bonneau, MCC, PMC
Diane is a highly-skilled executive coach, professional mentor coach and facilitator who is passionate about developing people for success. For almost 20 years, Diane has been challenging individuals, executives and teams to take risks, develop new skills, and become authentic leaders. She routinely works with fast-growing and newly-merged companies of all sizes in industries such as oil & gas, construction, building technology, and finance, facilitating offsite sessions and working with management teams and board of directors to create and execute strategies and solutions to business challenges. For more about Diane, visit www.coachingdesigns.ca
Gord Aker, P.Eng, PCC
Gord is passionate about helping leaders discover, develop, and deploy their leadership talent: because leadership matters. Great leaders drive positive change and encourage growth. Great leaders inspire superior performance. Great leaders build communities and teams that accomplish extraordinary things and deliver exceptional results.
His approach to leadership development is both personal and practical. It is also a product of real leadership experience. For more about Gord, visit www.logicalleadership.ca
Bob Nogue, CPA, CA, PCC
The roles of executive coach, impact trainer, and insight facilitator are all strengthened by extensive practical experience in senior management. With Bob’s approach, he quickly builds trust, simplifies the complex, and offers perspectives that inspire fresh thinking. Bob has a consistent reputation for bringing passion, tenacity, optimism and professionalism to accelerate goal achievement for clients. For more about Bob visit click here.
Kara Exner, M.C.Ed., PCC, CPCC
Kara has a passion for developing potential in others. She has over 25 years of management and training experience, and has been working as a Professional Coach since 2005. Kara is a powerful coach and facilitator, and her clients value both her challenging questions and championing demeanor. Kara coaches leaders on both personal and professional goals, works with teams to assist them in operating more effectively together, and facilitates training which teaches leaders and others to be more coach-like in their approach. For more about Kara visit www.ninelions.ca