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Coaching for
Effective Leadership

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Effective leaders recognize that the key to a productive team is their ability to attract, develop and retain high-performing members. They also know that using a coaching approach achieves exceptional results. Coaching is a thought-provoking partnership designed to maximize potential. Through coaching, team members feel empowered and engaged, job satisfaction and morale are heightened, and performance is increased. Results translate into positive impacts on the organization’s bottom line.

 

Faculty

Experienced, passionate, innovative. The Coaching for Effective Leadership’s faculty member are a leaders in the field.

Jim Gavin

Jim Gavin, PhD, ABPP, MCC, IMC, is a certified master coach and licensed psychologist who has taught and practiced over the past 45 years. He is deeply committed to the development of human potential and the evolution of our human consciousness. His work has ranged from individual growth to facilitating of groups and teams, along with whole system level interventions. He has been privileged to work in a variety of settings, notably in higher education, within the airline industry, with mining organizations, in tech startups, and within the public safety sector.

Jim is a full professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences, and co-designer of the internationally renowned Human Systems Intervention graduate program at Concordia. He also serves as the Director of the Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies at Concordia.  He is a Master Certified Coach (ICF) and Integral Master Coach® (ICC). Along with his long-term friend and colleague, Dr. Madeleine Mcbrearty, he designed this ICF ACTP coach certification program which was first offered in 2007.

His passion for the practice of Aikido and Iaido link magically with his academic knowledge in personal and organizational change processes. Among his numerous publications, Wellness Coaching, 3nd Ed. (Human Kinetics, 2018) is a classic and comprehensive work. Jim sees himself as a work in progress, and is often reminded of how much he yet has to learn by his five children and his life partner.

Madeleine Mcbrearty

Madeleine Mcbrearty, PhD, PCC, is a fully bilingual educator, coach, mentor, and consultant. Her focus is on leadership development, employee engagement and mobilization, team performance, and personal effectiveness. Her passion is to walk alongside those who seek to achieve professional and personal excellence.

In all she does, Madeleine brings an intentional focus on enhancing self-awareness, identifying strengths and leveraging resources to promote individual and workplace wellness. A core belief that guides her work is that people are more committed to what they help co-create. Her approach is to partner with clients to bring about positive change and achieve the goals they truly desire. As a consultant, her proven competencies are in designing and facilitating processes to improve individual and organizational effectiveness. Her extensive professional experience is rooted in her involvement with management teams in diverse organizations for over 30 years.

Madeleine teaches in the area of human relations (Department of Applied Human Sciences). In addition to her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation, she is also a certified Social & Emotional Intelligence Coach and a Certified Mentor Coach. She is co-author of Lifestyle Wellness Coaching (Human Kinetics, 2018), a landmark text in the field of professional coaching.

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