My Approach

Start With You

What is the most important shift you can make to lead yourself and others in the complex story you find yourself in?

What matters most now is your ability to grow and develop yourself, and the people you coach and lead. Realizing your deep potential in the complexity of our world demands an OS built from a more conscious, deliberate and focused you. The wisdom you’re looking for is already here. Expansive awareness. Deliberate growth practices. Transformational change is all possible.

Agility

Grow your awareness of how you’re wired and how respond well with whatever you encounter.

Create

A full expression of who you are is fully social. Learn to move from reactivity to creativity.

Flow

You always have an impact – perform in a way that shapes the emerging future.

Relational

Learn how to find presence, creativity and the capacity for innovation in any conversation.

Know Your Self

Transform your awareness through radical self-inquiry

Radical Self-Inquiry

The change you seek, happens first in your inner world and your closest relationships, before extending outwards to other areas of your life. There is an art and a science to staying the course in this work and not getting stuck. Sometimes this means finding breath in the slant words of a poem, sometimes acknowledging spirit, sometimes leveraging science and sometimes finding the grit to make the integration we seek a daily practice.

We often don’t ‘know’ what the problem is. We feel stuck or burdened – frustrated, like we are missing the mark or just not as alive as we want to be. You might feel like you want to make a change or have an impact but just can’t find the words or influence people the way you want. I help you become more in tune with the patterns and beliefs that cloud your relationship with the unknown – within you and in the world before you – so you can find your path and make your voice heard. Our willingness to bring our shadow into the light and find the deep well of energy for being our very best together is what makes all the difference.

Practice the Art of Growth

Cultivate deliberate practices

Keeping your mind, heart and will open when you’re working with people doesn’t happen by accident. We live in distraction, blind to the wholeness that exists in everything – especially ourselves. Growing a mindset and practice that moves you towards the grounded and meaningful relationships with your self, your kids, your partner, your work and in the communities you are apart of is critical. This is the place where we find intimacy with ourselves, with others and begin to show up in ourselves differently.

The invitation to be more you always leads outwards. It is a call to see your art as what you, and the world, are becoming together. The closer you get to you, the more drawn you are to a mindset and stance that invites others into a bigger vision of how we are in the world together.

Spark Big Change

Lead with wisdom and compassion

Today, there are no unimportant conversations. Gender, race, equality, power, truth and reconciliation, how we invest in the next generation — are all conversations we have in our workplaces, communities and families. How we include while we transform our communities, systems and our organizations will only happen to the degree we deal with our own shadows. The change-agile cultures, collective wisdom, and bold innovation we all need right now – the art of working and leading with these conversations matters in all the parts of your world from your family to your work and the civic and public spaces we inhabit.

In any human system, it starts with you. Learn how to do your inner work. Practice your mindset. Master the art of people and presence so that you really ‘get’ what’s happening in front of you – and then create the strategy, structures and practices that make your community, organization or business a force for real change in the world.

  • "Your approach strikes a good balance between slowing down the organization so that it can become truly reflective and gathering up the threads in a way that gives it direction for going forward."

    John Burton, LL.B., M.B.A., M.Div., Ph.D., Assistant Professor Business Ethics, UBC
  • "Jeff is a gifted leader with a wonderful ability to help others find order amidst chaos. His ability to create space for exploration and dialogue creates a rich experience for discovery and sense-making."

    Mike Grogan Principal, Adaptive Capacities
  • "Jeff was open and easy to work with. He took the time to listen and understand the specifics of what I was looking to accomplish and offered fresh ideas that helped organize and formulate a custom strategic plan that was easy to understand and implement. As a result, I was able to help my clients manage their defined goals and track progress."

    Brad Biesel
  • "Jeff created a coaching program that was uniquely suited for my development. Together we have engaged in some incredibly transformative conversations that have led to me taking significant and exciting risks in my leadership and ultimately my career. Through his support I trust myself more completely now and my career development has been accelerated because of this."

    Dave Sannes, MA (c) Manager of Strategic Initiatives
  • "Jeff helps make sense of complex situations to find ways to deal with perplexing social problems."

    Janay Ferguson Owner, Litehouse Consulting Inc
  • "Jeff is my ‘go to’ guy for strategy, insight and feedback on what it takes to nurture health and vitality into organizations.  A refreshingly focussed listener, Jeff connects his client(s) needs with a wealth of relevant knowledge, insight and experience gained from on the ground experience.  Jeff applies his gifts and the tools of his trade with little fanfare – almost matter-of-factly.  The result for the client is a trust and confidence in the diagnosis and the process for moving forward." 

    Chris Lock Former President (retired), The Mentor Group
  • "Jeff’s approach encourages a deeper level of thoughtfulness. He is insightful in his though process and feedback, supporting both myself and our agency to engage with greater intentionality and creativity."

    Andrea Silverstone Executive Director, Sagesse
  • "Jeff has been invaluable to our teams as we have developed new strategies for violence prevention as an agency. Jeff is a very skilled and thoughtful facilitator. Drawing on a his expertise in issues relevant to men and boys and violence prevention, he was able to engage and  lead our team members through a program re-design process that resulted in new, creative, and innovative approaches to the issue. I highly recommend Jeff"

    Gillian Weaver-Dunlop, MSW, RSW Director of Client Services, CWES
  • “Jeff has an innate ability to engage people in a way that helps them discover their strengths, and see what's possible. He is an adaptable coach who sees the individual (or group) as the expert and uses that as the key foundation to build upon in his work. Jeff brings an excitement and energy to every interaction that fosters an environment where creativity, strategic thinking, visioning and problem solving can authentically emerge.”

    Jennifer Stacey, MA Director of Operations, HIV Community Link
  • "I have had the pleasure of working alongside Jeff and would not hesitate to recommend him.  Jeff's facilitation abilities are stellar and time and again, he was able to engage and guide our leadership team through some difficult thought provoking issues and processes with relative ease.  As a result, our team has launched new and exciting initiatives which will ultimately benefit the community as a whole.”

    Ann O'Donnell Director, Resource Development & Communications, CWES