What Our Clients Are Saying

As a participant in the recent CFO program, sponsored by the CPA of Alberta, I worked with Barb as my coach. She helped me to become a more strategic leader. Together, we explored what becoming a strategic leader could look like for me and then we created specific action steps for me to implement. I now see my role in a different perspective and am making good progress.

~Chad, VP Finance, Brookefield Residential

Barb Francis partnered with the CEO, the Senior Leadership Team and myself, to create the Company’s vision and mission statements, values and a comprehensive strategic plan. This process helped the Leadership Team to achieve many aspects of the strategic plan including increased sales and the significant decrease in operating expenses while operating as a tight, cohesive team. I also partnered with Barb on a coaching assignment. She helped me to stay on task and to be able to identify and tackle key and critical issues.

~Mary, Chief Operating Officer

As a developing leader in a new organization, I worked with Barb for six-month period on a coaching assignment. I benefitted from her coaching in three areas: determined my priorities in the first 90 days in my new position; acclimatized to a new environment and work culture; and used her as a safe and confidential sounding board as I developed my new internal network. Barb’s coaching helped me to stay focused and confidently achieve my goals much faster and effectively than I could have ever done on my own.

~Marie, Manager, Client Services

I am an experienced leader who worked with Barb on a six-month coaching assignment to prepare for a more senior leadership position in my company. Through some assessment and conversations, we identified what my key strengths were and how I could best use them in the new role. We also identified areas that I needed to develop to become a more effective leader in both my current and future position. The strategies that we came up with were practical and challenging. Barb also challenged me on some assumptions and thoughts I have had for quite some time. She kept me focused and accountable and really helped me to be ready to take on the opportunities and challenges that I was going to face in my new position.

~David, Manager, Financial Services

I began working with Barb as my coach since I had been facing many challenges in my professional life and was at a crossroads in my career. Through various assessments and discussions, she helped me to discover my strengths and weaknesses. We then worked together to develop strategies and processes that I could adopt and put in to daily practice. Our coaching sessions were meaningful, relevant, realistic and also provided tangible measurements of progress. I left the sessions feeling enabled, not trained. There was a new understanding of “self” that I was able to apply to both my professional and personal lives. My quality of life has improved and I feel energized as a direct result of Barb’s coaching.

~Sandy, Customer Service Representative

I have worked with Barb over the past three years in creating and rolling out a highly successful industry-specific mentorship program for our organization and its members. She is a dedicated professional who understood our needs and goals. She involved our client group in the development of the program as well as tweeked the program based upon the feedback from the program participants and other stakeholders. She is skilled facilitator who led the 3 training session for the mentors and proteges. I am extremely proud of the mentoring program and would highly recommend her to any organization that is looking to develop and implement a successful mentoring program.

~Lia, VP Communications & Client Services