About Mary-Ann Owens
I am a lifelong learner and love reading and exploring new ideas. When I don’t have my nose in a book you will find me meditating, exercising, doing some tai chi or yoga, walking, snowshoeing, skiing or hiking.
We live near the mountains and especially enjoy alpine plants, whether in the mountains or in our own backyard. We have our very own alpine garden complete with koi pond. It is a lovely place to mindfully and slowing enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. Birds, bumblebees, and friends are some of the many guests we share our garden with.
What Brings us Alive in Coaching, Facilitating and Speaking
Coaching empowers. My clients come alive through coaching and are able to accomplish what they want, moving through blocks to progress, and get energized in the process. When I carry out coaching one-on-one I get to walk with a person and see them grow and succeed. When I facilitate coaching skills workshops I find a whole team can resolve blocks to their progress and become more engaged.
I love speaking and facilitating workshops on the topics of resilience and grit. Through deep processes clients make progress on their goals and realize their dreams more quickly. There isn't anything I find more rewarding.
I have used assessment tools for a number of years and enjoy helping clients learn more about themselves individually and in teams. When self-awareness increases work becomes easier and smoother, relationships get better and teams work more cohesively.
Increasing clients emotional intelligence helps them increase self-awareness, have better relationships, and enhance the impact on their workplace and community. Even their moods are enhanced. Life and work goes better with increased emotional intelligence.
I Love Learning: I have a BComm, an MBA in the Management of Human Resources, and a PhD in Leadership Development from The University of Calgary. I also have numerous certifications in a variety of assessment tools and coaching and development methodologies.
I Love Coaching: I have an Executive and Career Coaching Practice. I was the founding President of The International Coach Federation, Calgary Chapter. I bring depth, breadth and resources to the clients I coach. I have many friends who are coaches, and we love to support and challenge each other. I obtained my Certified Corporate Coach in 2001.
I Love Speaking and Facilitating Workshops: I do paid and volunteer speaking on Leader and Career Resilience/Grit. I facilitate Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development and Coaching Skills workshops. I have been leading workshops since 1995.
I Love Writing: I am a self-professed book worm, and am currently writing a book on Career Grit. I also write a blog, read more on it here.
My Commitment to Clients: Numerous clients use our services more than once. Glowing references and feedback on workshops, coaching, and leadership development are on the homepage.
We would love to assist you to make progress on your goals, while growing and learning to be more of the best of yourself. Supporting you to lead and work with more resilience, interpersonal skills, energy, effectiveness and leadership thrills us. We can help you to lead yourself and your teams with increased effectiveness. We are motivated to assist you to keep your career on track and evolving.