Professional Memberships: In Good Standing...
What makes coaching so different
Imagine you want to learn how to ride a bike. There are many ways to go:
• A THERAPIST might help you discover all the blocks and traumas from your past that have kept you from learning to ride a bicycle before now, and why you may feel fearful about going forward at this time.
• A CONSULTANT might give you all the technical information about bicycles, their features, how to use them, and maybe even how to be "ergonomically correct" when you ride a bicycle.
• A MENTOR might explain everything to you as he or she actually gets on the bicycle and rides it for you, demonstrating how it's done.
These are all good approaches, but not for everyone.
If you really want to learn HOW to ride on your own...
A COACH will stand by you as you get on the bicycle, keep it steady and help you discover your balance, cheer you on, give you a little push from behind when you need it, run along beside you with encouragement, and then let go so you can do it on your own.
So what’s the “bike” that you want to ride?
with help from BeDo... Thank you Ben!
Here's just a snippet of some of my qualifications and the training I bring to my Coaching and ADR/Mediation practice.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
*CPCC – CTI - Certified Professional Life Coach (Jan 2009)
* Certified Restorative Justice Practitioner
*ADR –York University (July 2007)
*MHFA - Mental Health First Aid
*ASSIST – Suicide Prevention/Intervention
*Roots of Empathy: Trained Instructor
*Lions Quest – Skills for Adolescents: Trained Instructor
*Mentor: ERFP Mentor Program, PDSB
*ECE R.T. Resource Teacher (Canada).
*ADCE. (Advanced Diploma in Childcare & Education -UK)
Humber College: The 2012 International Conference
A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO YOUTH CRIME
"YOUTH IN FOCUS"
Session: Reaching Back for the Future: A panel to highlight and discuss the challenges faced by Aboriginal youth in the justice system
Panel to include Elders and community members
PDSB Staff Professional Development Life Coaching (Life’s: Balance, Process, Fulfillment and Debt/Financial Management Workshops) and Leadership/Social Justice - G.I.G.G.L.E. Workshops
*Over 35 years in the Child Development/ Education field
Louise Russo W.A.V.E. AWARD 2012 (see link page)
Nominated for the Premiers Award of Excellence, Ontario 2011
* was a Volunteer Mediator: Community Conflict Resolution Services of Halton and Oakville Dispute Mediators.
(see link page)
* I created a Charitable Organization ‘I GIGGLE in CANADA’. (I Give Individuals Goodies for Greater Learning Experiences in CANADA) – To support isolated communities in Canada’s far north.
"Remember, success is not measured by heights attained but by obstacles overcome. We're going to pass through many obstacles in our lives: good days, bad days. But the successful person will overcome those obstacles and constantly move forward."