Fun and energizing are words to describe how I am...Inspiring Awesomeness! Enabling Results!!

At age 51, I was an accomplished and successful professional, a CPA, CA…I achieved success, obtained promotion after promotion, only to discover that I was becoming less and less ME. There was a little voice inside of me that was crying out: “help”..which became the catalyst of my amazing self-discovery journey. And this awareness is the foundation in how I am…Inspiring awesomeness! and enabling results!

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Inspiring Awesomeness! Enabling Results!

Optimize YOU in your new Paradigm – in our (post)pandemic world!

Optimize = awareness + insights + action towards your future “north star vision”

Self-discover the best in yourself!

Tap into your untapped awesomeness!

Take your business to the next level based on deep knowledge-based decisions!

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Inspiring people to be their best – unique, empowered and limitless…and to enable them to experience profound results on their own unique life journey. This is what I’m here to do.

Working & living internationally greatly enhanced my value add! It’s in Wellington NZ, London, Munich, Zurich, New York, Bermuda and Vancouver where I honed my international business acumen, and connected with my passion for maximizing potential. Maximizing the potential of people, of projects, and of organizations

After 25 years in the corporate world I followed my passion for maximizing leadership potential and have added to my CPA, CA the certification of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation and am a Certified Professional at Birkman Personality Assessment and Hogan Assessment (personality assessments).

Awareness Through Assessments


Optimizing YOUR potential starts with getting a baseline of who YOU are and how YOU show up.

Discover how to package your strengths to maximize YOU and YOUR performance.

Discover how to develop and deploy strategies to effectively manage your stress so that you stay out of your “derailer” zone!

Use this as part of your toolkit to tap into your untapped awesomeness!

Become a catalyst to tap into your underutilized (untapped) potential!
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I’m here with deliberate focus on delivering inspirational and impactful insights in a fun and engaging way. Here to help you gain insights on your strengths…and your overused strengths that can derail you from being your best!

My passion for maximizing the potential of people, of teams, and of organizations is coupled with my training, experience, and certification of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation. Added to this, I am a Certified Professional at Birkman Personality Assessment and Hogan Assessment (personality assessments).

Achieve optimal success through insights into your values and behaviours


    Equipping yourself with powerful insights from personality assessments is the foundation as it offers you scientifically reliable and valid assessment of personality and perceptions. The foundation for deep self awareness, which is the starting point on any journey. A good baseline of who you are and how you come across to others. Mapping out your “potential maximization” journey is something we co-create together, as I guide you on this path.


    Increase team effectiveness through a better understanding of individual personality styles and communication preferences. Similar to the individual assessments, the Team Assessments start with individual debriefs are then brought together into a Team Debrief.  A great way for impactful team building. Fun, engaging and powerfully insightful for all.



to grow in success and significance as they navigate through life’s transitions.

Experience profound results!

Self-discover the best in yourself!

Tap into your untapped awesomeness!

Become a catalyst to experience your own profound results, in every aspect of your life.

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I’m here with deliberate focus on huge value-add through my coaching style: “backbone and heart”, an approach to push my clients to extraordinary excellence, beyond their comfort zone and into their growth zone. Along with this, my coach approach shines the leadership spotlight from the inside out. As one of my favourite wisdom gurus, Stephen Covey, teaches personal victories precede public victories. This is the base for our ultimate effectiveness.

My business skills of 25 years, my business acumen and financial expertise as a CPA, CA, PCC my passion for developing strong leaders, and my certification as a Professional Certified Coach, PCC, complete my toolkit that my clients deeply value.


    Executives often find it ‘lonely at the top’, which can get in the way of optimizing their awesomeness.  My clients experience the profound results, the wonderful impact of having the spotlight shone on their greatness! The entire coaching journey is co-created with my clients…with them owning the content and direction and outcomes…and me providing the safe container, the safe space, the context.


    Team effectiveness and performance is optimized when they have a safe space to  grow and develop individually and together. Recognizing that teams are optimized through true leadership where personal victories precede before public victories (Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People).



Through creating a strong bond of common future-focused ‘North-Star Visualizations’, a common definition of exponential success. And by striking the right balance between a structured and a free-flowing approach.

Connected teams…to each other and to your company values & goals!

Energized team meetings!

Specific topics for your organization to rally around

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Creating great energy and space for groups to generate profound ideas through engaged conversations, is key to my facilitation style. Balancing structure and a free-flowing approach optimize participant engagement and exciting outcomes.

My facilitation skills have been honed over 25 years in the corporate world, where teams achieved remarkable results!

I help people get out of their heads and into their hearts, as this is where the pure gold is waiting to be uncovered.

Board Retreats, Strategic Planning, Board Governance, Board Roles & Responsibilities, Board & Executive Team Relationship Building, …and Customized Sessions to optimal outcomes.


reflect my passion for creating a world where people live in their full potential

Powerful Paradigms is the banner through which I provide financial operations strategy & expertise, coaching and facilitation – partnering with others to enable results through inspiring awesomeness.

My role within Impact-Coaches provides leaders in professional services & financial services the benefit of my 25 years in those industries, helping these leaders navigate their career progression while optimizing their leadership potential.

Powerful Paradigms was founded in 2016 to offer hope and energy and excitement to people on their life journey…to help them see themselves from a different perspective, from a profoundly different and POWERFUL paradigm.

I am passionate about helping people who want to tap into their untapped potential…but not sure what this is…or how to access this!

Defieh is a boutique consultancy firm specializing in guiding Canadian companies transition into decentralized finance, digital and crypto assets investments. Knowledge is the most valuable currency!…and knowledge of where the puck is going is even more valuable than the knowledge of where the puck is right now (thanks Wayne Gretsky for this great analogy!) Bitcoin is becoming mainstream! Cryptocurrencies are becoming mainstream!

Impact-Coaches Inc. (Impact) is a recognized leader in business coaching founded in 2003. We partner with large organizations to manage and deliver a variety of innovative coaching programs. We take the time to build relationships with our clients and understand how their business and industry works. We have strong coaching partnerships with professional and financial services firms, mining, insurance, utilities, public sector, etc.


I am passionate to enable each person’s greatness to be in the spotlight!

Working with and inspiring leaders to do the good their mission and vision invite. Inspiring! Brings out your passion! And mine!

Sharing my expertise with Not for Profit (NFP) organizations is a key component of paying forward within my community! Assisting profoundly impactful organizations in our world has a profoundly positive impact on me. Truly a win-win for all!

My philanthropic giving includes being on NFP boards, advising Boards, facilitating sessions with Boards and Executive teams, coaching Board Chairs and Executive Directors – both 1×1 and team coaching and business coaching – connecting leaders and teams to their desired business results.

From experience gained from many years of reporting to Boards and my many Board roles including Treasurer, Secretary, Chair of Strategic Planning Committee and co-Chair of Risk Management Task Force.

List of some Not-For-Profits (NFP) clients:

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