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Nathalie Blais

Nathalie Blais, Program Director & Co-Founder of Canada Coach Academy

Her passion for coaching was sparked in 1996 as a student in the prestigious Dan Sullivan Strategic Coach Program for Entrepreneurs.

Nathalie has worked closely with individuals and groups within multi-national organizations as a partner in Talent Management & Development as well as a Performance Coach & Facilitator. Her passion lies in empowering people with the skills to develop themselves and others to discover their genius and tap into their full potential.

Nathalie is an MCC, ICF Coach and has a BA in International Politics from McGill University. She is currently completing a Masters in Psychology at Harvard University.

Andrew Harris

Andrew Harris, Co-Founder, Canada Coach Academy & CEO of Cowan International

Like you, Andrew Harris understands the impact of the talent gap on organizations. As the owner of one of the longest established executive search firms in Canada, he has seen the evolution of human development and the powerful impact of coaching. 

As President and Owner of Cowan International (est. 1954) Andrew is a key collaborator and adviser to Canada Coach Academy. He is also an inspirational leader with an unshakable commitment to maximizing human potential and organizational performance. 

An expert in strategic workforce planning and talent development, he’s driven by a mission to empower companies in the developing world to harness and promote local talent. 

Roberta Ephtimios

Roberta Ephtimios, Operations Coordinator

Roberta is Operations Coordinator at Canada Coach Academy. Originally from Toronto, Roberta joined the CCA team in 2018.

Having worked in the public relations, finance and public sectors, Roberta prides herself on her ability to build rapport and lasting relationships with people from all backgrounds. Prior to becoming part of the CCA team she worked as an insolvency professional supporting her clients through critical points in their lives. It was this experience that inspired her to pursue coaching, inspired by the opportunity to support others to realize their full potential.

Roberta has a BA in Political Science with a minor in Professional Communication from Ryerson University. She also completed a post-graduate degree in Public Relations and is currently a candidate for ICF certification.

Marie Claude Lapalme

Marie Claude Lapalme, Executive Coach & Facilitator

Marie-Claude is an accomplished bilingual facilitator, trainer, and credentialed executive coach. Her work spans over 15 years. 

She has had the pleasure of working with leaders throughout Canada, the US & Europe. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies in the mining sector, financial services, hi-technology, consumer goods, pharma, property management/ developers, retail, manufacturing, as well as government organizations.

Marie-Claude is accredited by the International Coach Federation and a graduate of the MBA program at University of California.

Rebecca Lea

Rebecca Lea, Performance Coach & Consultant

Rebecca is driven by her passion to affect the quality of talent development in organizations and unlock human potential.

Rebecca has 19 years of international experience in the Talent Management industry including 7 years in Europe and 12 years in Asia.  She specialized in Board and C suite level services providing talent acquisition, assessment and coaching across different geographies and industry sectors.  Her most recent position was Senior Client Partner at Korn/Ferry, a leading global talent development and consulting firm, where she dedicated 6 years.  During this time she worked with Global and Regional Managers  to provide talent acquisition and coaching strategies to surpass key objectives and optimize performance. 

Rebecca graduated from Oxford Brookes University and is a certified Coach.

Laurence Pichon

Laurence Pichon, Performance Coach & Accredited Facilitator

Laurence is a Performance Coach and Accredited Facilitator with Canada Coach Academy. She has 20+ years of global experience in business & people development.

A passionate human development ambassador, Laurence is known for her expertise in transition and leadership coaching in cross-cultural environments and with global teams.

Laurence is an ICF certified coach. She holds a diploma in Business Management from EDHEC Business School.

Devon D'Andrea

Devon D'Andrea, Performance Coach & Facilitator

Devon is a Performance Coach and Facilitator with Canada Coach Academy. She lives in Hamilton Ontario where she is passionate about women’s wellness. As a coach, her mission is to help people with compassionate communication through coaching, facilitating workshops and as a Reiki Practitioner.

Driven by a desire to share her story of resilience, Devon has dedicated her life to helping others discover their strengths and persevere through challenging times. Her professional experience, prior to establishing her coaching practice, ignited within her a desire to help others make room for wellness in their lives. As a Project Manager and leader on complex construction projects for over 12 years, Devon knows first hand how easy it is to let the demands of life interfere with putting your health first.


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Cate Baio

Cate originally started out in the health and wellness industry as a Fitness Leader and Trainer of Fitness Professionals. She found her way to coaching by setting the intention to support people in creating space for deeper, more personal and purposeful change in their lives. Today she is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation, Mentor Coach, speaker and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator living in beautiful Nelson, BC, Canada.

As a lifelong learner herself, Cate is deeply passionate about helping others develop coaching skills in order to not only fulfill their personal potential but to create wider impact in the world. Cate believes Coaching is a beautifully co-creative and intuitive process and she supports her students in discovering the power of the coaching experience.

Outside of the coaching conversation, Cate explores what it means to live a wholehearted life. She might be found playing and resting with her family, connecting to her friends or curled up on her favourite chair with a good book.


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Joseph Atanas

Joe is an Award-winning Educational Leader, Facilitator and Social Activist. As an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Joe’s mission is to empower Educators to elevate the next generation of change makers.

Over the last decade, Joe has dedicated his career to coaching Adolescents, Educational Leaders and Community groups.

Joe holds an Honours Business Degree from the University of Waterloo, a Masters Degree in Science and Education from D’Youville College and a Masters Degree in Education, with a focus in Coaching from Brock University.


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