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 into 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.”
 

Faculty

Yvonne Thompson (MA (Leadership), CPHR)

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 (MA, ACC, CEC)

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.

 

Michael Thompson (BBA, ACC)

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 having an extensive coaching practice.

Eileen Bossons (BA)

Leadership Consultant and Faculty

Eileen’s career path has given her the opportunity to experience a variety of industries including healthcare, government, not-for-profit organizations and working with military families.

Eileen joins our team with a unique perspective on the corporate environment and the ripple effect it can have on the family unit.   She has a combined 10 years’ experience working in both federal and municipal government settings, specializing in building strategies and initiatives focusing on the design and development of programs in the field of health and wellness. Eileen lives in Calgary and supports our Alberta and Saskatchewan client base.

 

Dawna Atamanchuk (CTDP)

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 cook books.  Dawna lives in Winnipeg and support our Manitoba and Saskatchewan client base.

 

Sharon Blady (BA, BFA, MA, PhD)

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 informs 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.

 

Parminder

Parminder Sohal (MBA, PMP, SCPM)

Leadership Consultant and Faculty

Parminder has held senior management positions in top global organizations like IBM, Apple, HP and AT&T Canada.  Parminder is passionate about assisting leaders to transform building self-awareness through heightened emotional intelligence, creativity and overall well-being.  He is deeply involved in the personal journey of inner healing and transformation through a variety of meditation practices.  He combines his knowledge of science and spirituality to provide a well-rounded view of leadership and self-development.  Parminder has a degree in Engineering and an MBA from Stanford University.

Kristine Sheffield (BSc.)

Operations Manager

Kristine has more than 10 years experience in the financial services industry and is excited to be part of our team.

Kristine takes care of all of the details behind the scenes including training material preparation, all financial accounting and reporting.