PETER CHEESBROUGH, BA, CPCC, PCC, NLP
Human Potential Unleasher | Challenger | Inspiration Architect
Peter is referred to as champion and challenger amongst his clients for his ability to help top performers inspire themselves and others to achieve brilliance. He has been a student of the art of leadership for 15 years and has worked with elite athletes, corporate and business leaders and the entertainment industry.
As a former NCAA javelin thrower, he is intimately aware of what it takes to rise up and overcome challenges, perform under pressure, and achieve the exceptional. He has been a longstanding human resources professional and is the president of Fibonacci Leadership Inc.
Peter is also a Professional Certified Coach, a Certified Professional Co-active coach, a Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner and is working towards his Registered Psychologist designation in Alberta.
Carolyn Craig, BA, Psych.
Insightful coach | People Developer | Optimizer
Carolyn has enjoyed enabling leaders and teams to find their true purpose and reach their potential for over 25 years. She is skilled at helping people find and express their authentic self and navigate the path toward achieving their goals.
Carolyn has a Certificate of Professional Development in Coaching combined with extensive experience coaching leaders and teams at all levels. She is also accomplished at working collaboratively to create and improve programs that positively impact organizational cultures. Carolyn has comprehensive Human Resources expertise, particularly in HR strategy, organizational development and talent management, and has held senior and executive Human Resources roles in the private, not for profit and co-operative sectors.
Carolyn enjoys spending time with family, exploring the world and getting out into nature whenever she can.
DOUG MARTEINSON, M.Sc. Organization Development, M.Sc. Environmental Design, B.Sc. Economics & Mathematics (hons)
Teamwork Addict | Leadership Multiplier | Collaboration Master
Doug is a successful entrepreneur who shifted his career to become an executive, leadership and team coach and who has an intense passion for collaboration. He enjoys working with clients committed to results and has extensive experience developing leaders and teams, and facilitating large group forums aimed at tackling a strategic challenge or seizing a strategic opportunity. He brings curiosity, empathy, big-picture vision and a bottom-line results focus to his work. his 30 years of business leadership and partnership experience provides a deep appreciation of the challenges in creating a collaborative team environment and delivering timely results. Doug works well with people at all levels and his approach builds individual and team capacity and lasting value.
Doug has held positions as Managing Partner of the North American Operations of Jarltech International (Taiwan), Chair of the Sunshine Coast Community Futures Development Corporation, Canadian President of Comfort Homes and Organizational Consultant of the Covey Leadership Center in British Columbia. Doug’s education includes a Master’s degree of Science in organization Development, Master’s degree in Environmental Design, and Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Mathematics.
Melanie Schmidt, HRMC, WSET, CSC
Builder | Growth Enabler | Cheerleader
Melanie is a skilled coach and business leader with a strong background of working with entrepreneurial organizations and people seeking a life and culture that is aligned with their values. She understands the value of passion and diverse opinion in building an organization and in a career.
Melanie has over 25 years of experience in leading teams and inspiring people in the oil and gas industry and thrives on seeing others succeed. She has worked primarily with companies in significant growth states and has honed her skills as a change management expert, executive coach and strong human resources leader. Most recently, she was Director of Corporate Services with Laricina Energy and previously held strategic leadership roles in fast growth companies such as Connacher Oil and other small SAGD producers. She has also led the leadership transition of companies through acquisitions including Pioneer/Total and Chauvco/Pioneer.
Melanie is a continual learner and has her human resource management certificate, wine and spirits education trust certification and Canadian Securities certificate. She is also taking her certification in nutrition. She is an avid cyclist and powerlifter, and has served on several not for profit boards, including the Calgary Distress Centre and Kids Up Front.
JESSICA SCHNEIDER, B.A, ACC
Passion builder| Bridge Maker | Social Entrepreneur | Alignment Architect
Jessica is a born and raised Calgarian. She has deep roots in the community and a connection to the values of Alberta. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and has performed extensive volunteer work in the non-profit sector with organizations such as The Calgary Foundation, Calgary Health Trust, Calgary Stampede, STARS Air ambulance and Galvin Trust. Her experience running a small business, adventuresome travel and living around the world have made her adaptable, a big picture thinker and a relatable connector of ideas and people.
Jessica thrives on being a gateway for her clients to elevate their thinking to new possibilities and higher outcomes. She applies her diverse coach training to business, integrative nutrition, HeartMath, somatics and neuroscience with her life experiences to create a strong foundation in her work with clients to build inspiration, offer fresh perspective and foster whole transformation.
Jessica is driven by the ideology of making the world a better place. She has great passion for coaching, which comes through as she fosters alignment between purpose, passions and beliefs with her clients. This alignment enhances personal and professional capacity translating to a ripple effect of elevating families, organizations, and communities.
Jessica has a BA in Economics and Environmental Conservation from the University of Colorado, and received her Associate Accredited Coach designation from the International Coach Federation. An avid learner, she is also taking certifications in HeartMath and Social Entrepreneurship. When she is not volunteering, taking a new course or creating an adventure you will find her spending time with her family, usually on horseback in the summer or a ski hill in the winter. Her love of skiing, riding, and playing polo have introduced her to wonderful people, interesting places and amazing experiences throughout the world.
Elizabeth Neef, B.A., CHRP
Compelling Advisor | Charismatic Transformer | Change Management Advocate
Elizabeth Neef is an extraordinary business woman, executive coach and human resources consultant with over 20 years experience in the professional services industry. Elizabeth has extensive international experience and has built several businesses in Canada and the US. She is currently based in Kelowna, British Columbia.
She has a knack for helping business leaders and professionals build a strategy for marketing themselves to organizations, while providing entrepreneurial advice and direction. She takes a results-oriented, no-nonsense and common sense approach to helping people land higher.
When she’s not helping someone strategize their next career steps, she is actively involved in the community. Elizabeth has held numerous Board roles in the not-for-profit sector and is an avid change management advocate.