About Us

Our team is a unique group of individuals with a collective passion to enhance the corporate world and its results through New World Leadership™.

Our passion to explore leadership in depth has led us on an exciting journey over the past 15 years! Our roots began in more traditional corporate leadership development, which led to Positive Psychology – The Science of Leadership and Emotional Intelligence, Spirituality and, of course, Coaching. We have worked with community leaders, parents, teachers, administrators, entrepreneurs and, of course, corporate leaders.

We have built a community of practice in the field of leadership and we are proud to say that we truly have built a community. Once you graduate from any of our programs, you become part of our family. We meet monthly in our Teleclasses, continue with coaching relationships, where applicable, and provide refreshers that enable us to bring the newest research to our clients, even if they graduated 5 years earlier! Creating a community of leaders willing to explore, discover and stay open to the possibilities is what we are all about.

“Life Changing Leadership meets at the crossroads of Science and Spirituality.”
As described by our clients, “our programs are life changing for the individual leader, their team and the organizations.”


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Yvonne Thompson
(MA (Leadership), CPHR)
Vancouver, BC Canada

Lead Faculty and President

Yvonne is a master training and leadership consultant with over 30 years experience.  She has a unique ability to draw out the very best in each and every leader.  She creates an amazing, safe space for leaders to explore and discover their greatness.

Listen to Yvonne Thompson with Stephanie Staples on the Your Life Unlimited radio show as she discusses the importance of Self-Leadership.

Yvonne lives in British Columbia and supports all client activities in both Canada and Europe.

Helen Wale
Victoria BC Canada

Leadership Consultant and Faculty

Helen Wale is a Certified Executive Coach with the International Coach Federation holding the ACC credential. She is an experienced Human Resources professional with over 26 years in professional and leadership positions.

Helen’s coaching experience specializes in leadership and management effectiveness and spans senior executives to middle and front-line leaders and small business owners.

Passionate about coaching and leadership development, Helen draws on her wide experience and knowledge to build strong partnerships with her clients, supporting them to achieve their goals and aspirations, challenging them to move beyond obstacles to exceed their expectations.  Helen lives on the Canadian West Coast and supports our British Columbia client base.

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Michael Thompson
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Leadership Consultant, Coach and HeartMath® Accredited

Mike is a highly experienced facilitator and coach who focuses on inspiring people to be their very best at all times.  He works extensively with Emotional Intelligence and personality assessments.  His passion for one-on-one coaching has led him to have an extensive coaching practice.

Sharon Blady
(BA, BFA, MA, PhD)
Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada

Leadership Consultant and Faculty

Sharon comes from an eclectic career path that includes teaching in post-secondary institutions across Canada and serving in the Manitoba Legislature and provincial cabinet as Minister of Health.

Her belief in leading by example and through empathetic understanding is what brought her to become a student of Emotional Intelligence and to become a facilitator for Change Innovators. Her experience and perspective inform her desire to help others cultivate their leadership skills and bring out the best in their team members. She is also a healthcare consultant and speaker on mental health and well-being.

Dawna Atamanchuk
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Leadership Consultant and Faculty

Dawna Atamanchuk has been working in the field of learning and performance since 2003.

As a lifelong learner, Dawna continues to focus on her personal development.

Look for the best in people and you will find it. 

Her commitment to the community is a driving force behind her active volunteer activities.  She enjoys traveling, swimming and reading cookbooks.  Dawna lives in Winnipeg and supports our Manitoba and Saskatchewan client base.