B.A., LL.B., LL.M., ACC
Mimi is a lawyer and strategic adviser. She is an executive coach and the CEO of exeCoaching International – a boutique coaching, consulting and advisory firm that offers tailored services to organizations, and to current and aspiring c-suite executives around the world.
As an executive coach, Mimi provides a confidential coaching environment, free of judgement, where clients are encouraged to articulate their values, explore ideas, discover, learn and grow. Clients gain clarity, insight and greater self awareness that support a style of leadership that is consistent with their core values - enabling them to push their executive performance to greater heights.
Mimi is an authentic leader who uniquely blends a dynamic style with an empathetic ear. The value she brings to her clients is derived from the awareness and insight she has gained throughout her career spanning over 25 years in both the public and private sectors.
Mimi is accredited as an Associate Certified Coach and is a member of the International Coach Federation; she is also a valued member of the Forbes Coaches Council and is the Co-Founder of the Canada-UK Emerging Leaders Program.
Mimi is actively engaged in her community and beyond. She is a contributor to the Mentoring Women in Business Program at The Cherie Blair Foundation where she acts as one of their valuable mentors - mandated to foster relationships that will support women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries, and close the global gender gap in entrepreneurship. When women attain financial independence and are economically empowered, everyone benefits.
Mimi is also the Chair of The Rolling Barber – a local, not-for-profit charitable organization that offers grooming services to people experiencing homelessness in the streets of the National Capital Region. She is a founding member of Women for Mental Health of the Royal Ottawa Hospital. As a former host mom, Mimi now acts as a regional development and outreach ambassador for AFS Canada – a not-for-profit, international organization that promotes intercultural and educational youth exchange experiences around the world in an effort to create more just, peaceful, inclusive and interconnected societies globally. She has served on the Board of Directors for UNIFEM Canada being the United Nations Development Fund for Women. She has also served as Chair of the Board for NoStigmas.org Canada – a not-for-profit, international organization that aims to eliminate stigmas attributed to individuals whose lives are affected by mental illness and suicide. Mimi has been the Chair of the Governance and Risk Committee of the Board of Directors for the Ottawa Safety Council – a local, not-for-profit organization that promotes road and pedestrian safety.
Mimi loves coffee and chai lattes in the morning and bonfires at night. She loves to read, run, travel and laugh! She currently lives in Chelsea, Québec (Canada) where she enjoys the great Canadian outdoors with her partner & best friend Ryan, and 3 of their 6 active – and wickedly funny – kids!
Reach out to Mimi@execoaching.ca
Elly is accredited as an Associate Certified Coach and member of the International Coach Federation. Elly has over 25 years of experience in business management, real-estate development, and as an executive/life coach. She is the Founder and Director of United World Voices – a Canadian, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable individuals and communities. Their programs support education, basic health initiatives, and secure livelihoods through life skills and vocational training. United World Voices focuses on the whole individual as well as the community with integrated programs to create the conditions for long term, sustainable impact. Since its inception, United World Voices programs have benefitted thousands of youth, many of whom identify as Indigenous or are associated with marginalized immigrant populations.
Elly knows first-hand the life challenges that we can face through upheaval and loss. She and her family immigrated to Canada as Baha’i religious refugees after fleeing to India from Iran where she was born. She was witness to the impact of state and religious persecution as a child and, in India, experienced the poverty and challenges faced by women and children around her. Elly has lost two younger siblings, both while she was a child and as an adult. She knows grief first-hand as well as the challenges of family suffering from mental health and addiction. She brings to her coaching extensive experience in different modalities to navigate through and grow from these life challenges.
She has successfully re-invented her career throughout her life and she views her life experiences as the sum of her riches. She thrives on bringing theses riches to her coaching practice as a catalyst for change in others, helping them to navigate their own journey of self discovery and growth to further their life and careers.
Elly is also a certified yoga instructor. She integrates meditation and breath work into her coaching practice.
She loves that very first cup of coffee every morning! She enjoys running and rock climbing, and she is a life learner. She lives in Ottawa, Canada's national capital, with her partner Carl whom she describes as her rock of Gibraltar.
Reach out to Elly@execoaching.ca
A former entrepreneur and business leader, Julian’s work now includes leadership coaching and executive education, with the aim of bringing new consciousness to human performance. Julian’s career spans 20 years of entrepreneurship, leadership, and humanistic psychology training and practice.
Julian began his career as an opera singer and performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden for 8 years. After a decision to give up professional singing, he founded ‘Zafferano’ which became one of London’s highly acclaimed food and event management brands. The Company was acquired in 2018 and Julian exited the business.
Julian now coaches top performers, CEOs and executive teams, and runs leadership development training programmes internationally. He is Co-Founder of the Canada-UK Emerging Leaders Program, Adjunct Professor at IE Business School Madrid, a Forbes Contributor & Member of the Coaches Council, and a speaker for Vistage International, an international peer mentoring and coaching organisation for CEOs.
Julian is a board advisor for a range of technology businesses. He is a board trustee for PHET – the Polack’s House Educational Trust – an independent charitable organisation that provides scholarships and bursaries for Jewish children from year seven onwards. He is also a board trustee for Tzedek – a UK-based registered charity which aims to provide a Jewish response to the problem of extreme global poverty. Tzedek has a number of overseas development programmes, works closely with local NGOs to alleviate extreme poverty in Northern Ghana and Northeast & Southeast India. Tzedek aims to develop the leadership skills of young Jewish leaders within the community to provide a long-term, sustainable solution to global poverty.
Julian is the UK Ambassador for The Abraham Initiatives, a shared societal project for Arabs and Jews in Israel that aims to create widespread positive social change in the field of Jewish-Arab relations in Israel.
Julian lives in London and Cornwall, UK with his partner Lucie and their five children. Passionate about nature and the great outdoors, Julian also loves good food and exercise.
Reach out to Julian@execoaching-international.ca
Gina is an executive coach and business adviser. The wealth of knowledge and expertise she brings to her clients stem from being a former bench scientist turned serial COO for biotech startups. She has four university degrees from three countries in biochemistry, molecular biology, drug evaluation and pharmaceutical science. After nearly 20 years in founding and running startup businesses and a national industry association, Gina formalized her empirical knowledge with an MBA in Healthcare Administration.
As a dual citizen of the United States and New Zealand, Gina has lived and developed lasting bonds in both countries. Known as intensely curious and reputed for turning that curiosity into actionable reality or rescuing million-dollar projects from circling the drain, she has a diverse background with career chapters in academia, the private sector, and government service.
At the pinnacle of her NZ government career in national economic development, Gina served as New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as Consul General Designate to New York from 2005-2008.
Bringing all three chapters together, Gina created a summer school program at the University of Auckland to train together in teams a group of young scientists interested in business basics and seasoned business veterans looking to invest in the wonders of biology. The program’s success catapulted the Schools of Business and Biological Sciences at The University of Auckland to use it as the basis for a fully accredited 3-year Masters in Bio Enterprise degree program celebrating its 16th graduating class in 2021.
Gina knows the personal trauma and family impact of several of life’s challenges: infertility, mental illness, grief, divorce, and job loss. She also knows the triumphant joy of recovery, the enduring love of family and friends, and strength of community. She is trained in the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Friends and Family program and an ordained Presbyterian deacon.
Gina continually marvels at the wonder of being human and genuinely treasures collecting life stories from people she meets. Warm and witty, she embodies that enviable quality of being able to recognize, characterize and draw out the best in others. Gina and her gorgeous Irish-Kiwi husband and their two amazing children split their time between Austin, Texas and Auckland, New Zealand.
Reach out to Gina@execoaching-international.ca
Martin is a dynamic executive coach who has a rich background in education and international market development. He has focused the majority of his career in the field of post-secondary education, student recruitment and mentoring at all levels and organizations. Having traveled around the world for work and leisure, he has visited over 35 countries and brings his world-class intercultural and collaborative approach to his coaching. Currently completing his Master of Education in Leadership, Evaluation, Curriculum and Policy Studies, Martin offers a practical yet personal approach to his sessions which are grounded in academic theory.
Through his studies and professional experience, Martin is knowledgeable and has experience working with school boards, colleges and universities in Canada and abroad. He has completed a leadership, mentoring and coaching program for managers at the University of Ottawa, and this helped to further develop his listening, leadership, communication and collaboration skills. Martin is a FLOW certified coach and is also a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He listens to his clients with empathy and compassion and accompanies them on their personal and professional journey.
Martin is fully bilingual in English and French, loves to work with his clients in the language of their choice.
Martin volunteers as the Vice-Chair of The Rolling Barber, a non-profit organization in the Ottawa region that offers free hair and beard services to people experiencing homelessness and others in need.
Martin has taught piano for many years. He is a proud supporter of creative arts in all forms, such as musicals, concerts, literature, and museums.
In his spare time, Martin enjoys spending time with his partner John and their corgi Hachi, going for walks, cooking, puzzling, travelling, and catching-up on the latest shows on Netflix.
Reach out to martin@exeCoaching.ca