As a COACH, Brenda helps you become ‘the BEST you can BE’ and shines a light on your spirit/emotions, mind, body, values, integrity of strengths/weaknesses. She enjoys supporting groups and individuals to excel at their own personal goals and achieve their life purpose. Brenda’s coaching style builds on your strengths/weaknesses, and empowers you to make choices and take action towards your passion. She helps YOU create and take the next steps that result in living your authentic life. Brenda uses a variety of tools like the Medicine Wheel and Four Directions to live life at the centre path of liberation. " There is no better, no worse, no right, no wrong. Everything just IS. " - White Lilly. Tools from CTI help co-active work with "The Wheel of Life and Captain and Crew Chart" looks at level of satisfaction with career, family & friends, significant others, fun & recreation, health, money, personal growth and physical environment.
Coaching remove blocks, saboteurs, old beliefs and habits that are not serving you well today. Brenda helps you create a new path to be able to facilitate your own personal growth and realize improved performance and fulfilled dreams.
As a Coach, Brenda addresses your whole life/self; spirit/emotions, mind and body, values, integrity, and embraced helping individuals excel at their personal goals and achieve focus on life purpose.
Brenda is focused on and deeply committed to reconnecting people with their inner voice, spirit, vision and passion. Together you discover the best steps/action that will bridge any gaps between where you are NOW and where you would like to BE and establish how you PLAN to get there. She is intuitive, flexible to your needs and an enthusiastic leader and
champion of the change process.
There is an overall commitment to personal wellness and empowerment using one on one phone talks and in person session plus she hosts small intimate groups too. Brenda is a cancer survivor and believes in the power of positive thinking to spark change and fiercely holds onto the perspective we have the power of choice and that our life does matter and makes a difference. The outcome of working together will awaken you to your own inner power, passions and help focus/refine your decision‐making processes to be in line with your pat and unique values through reflection and building clear awareness of vision, blocks, and priorities.
Results reach are:
The work of a coach is to engage individuals towards being the best they can be and understanding, embracing, and claiming their optimal strength and power. Let me help you make a difference, embrace change and focus on what matters for you. Foundations for this work was developed over 35 years.
As General Manager of 3 major leisure centres in Calgary for over a dozen years, Brenda has been a leader with hundreds of employees and fostered excellence for the individual personally and with goals. She has life experience with counselling/coaching is based on recent education with IBP (Integrated Body Psychotherapy in 2018), CTI (Coaching Training Institute in 2016), a Masters of Adult Education in Human Resources, Leadership and Management Certificate at University of Calgary plus a double honors and Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Waterloo in Recreation and Laurier University’s in Business. Most significant is her 3 year Gestalt Certificate in 1995 from the Gestalt Institute of Toronto and the 2013 Warrior Training Certification in the Medicine Wheel and Shamanism.
Brenda has served as a consultant with municipal, provincial and federal governments, national and provincial organizations plus a variety of organizations - both profit or non-profit. With over 40 years of experience and proven skills, knowledge - Brenda is able to consistently bring energy and a positive attitude to all projects using the following core competency areas:
The greatest impact comes when the individual or organization is ready, willing and able to move forward and gets prepared to challenge and update their own habits, systems and way of operating in the above competencies areas. It is key to address all areas in a coordinated and integrated renewal effort. Single initiatives or interventions may not build a significant and sustainable result and commitment to new and better ways of doing business.
Board’s behaviours can often fail to add significant value to the organization they steward. Even though the transition from ‘hands on’ management to ‘policy governance’ may be complete, principles, vision, policy and community accountability roles can be unclear or non-existent. Boards know that they need to be more strategic and visionary – the two key skill sets that are difficult to do and are required for effective leadership in today’s complex operating environments.
CLARKE Enterprises can help the Board members:
Voluntarism is the backbone and essential piece to sustainability of a community and efforts must be supported with plans, strong policies/procedures and managed proactively with care for all volunteers. As well, many charities and organizations are being left behind as more powerful fund development and advancement teams like universities drive towards new plateaus of excellence.
Fundamental concepts that created this success are now basic and commonplace: integrated, relationship based, constituency analysis (LIA), seamless development and communications, data mining and prospect research, stewardship. To excel, an established team must invent breakthrough practices and further differentiate their unique value proposition to ‘catch up’ and get into the game.
CLARKE Enterprises can help organizations with volunteers and with increasing desired outcomes if they:
Results are key and organizations need to be ‘outcome driven’: clients, funders and donors want to know that your organization is successful and makes a difference before commitment. Unfortunately, some teams facing this new scrutiny have a ways to go provide the required evidence. No organizations are exempt as stakeholders push for:
CLARKE Enterprises can help:
The personal and organizational change leadership model used supports the achievement of vision and one’s greater potential within or with the organization; results will courage one to ‘barrier bust’ and remove constraints to change, and want to develop more ability to see and build on possibilities and new options that create a preferred future in the present.
Transition components will support the change challenge with proven ingredients that nurture individual growth and successful organizational habits and processes that work; the success factors are:
Recreation, Parks, SPORTS, FITNESS, arts AND CULTURE and Performing arts
Brenda has developed her skills and interest in sprecreation, sports and fitness over her lifetime along with music , acting and theater. She has a long standing commitment to recreation, sports, fitness, arts, culture, parks and the service excellence of same having facilitated the the "BENEFITS CATALOGUE" twice and ARPA’SERVICE EXCELLENT PROGRAM’. Brenda worked with her partner to facilitate governance with many municipal councils and parks and recreation department plans all across Canada for almost 25 years.
Brenda has significant experience with managing major leisure centers and consulting with large organizations the Canadian Paraplegic Association, Rick Hansen Foundation, Calgary Olympic Development Association, ARPA, Canadian Parks/Recreation Association, Parks Foundation Calgary, many local boards and governments. A few examples of a leadership role with interventions designed to significantly shift the way business was done in the leisure industries are: