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.
Rabee Alwan, P.Eng., PMP
Unlocking potential | Elevating the human experience
Rabee is an Engineer turned Life Coach with a passion for compassion. His life purpose is creating serenity and his mission is to unlock potential and elevate the human experience. He is a passionate person that believes in living life fully, that your strengths are your greatest assets, and that there is always a way to achieve something - regardless of how difficult or impossible it may seem! Having gone through the transformational journey himself, the only thing he would have done differently is doing it sooner!
In addition to his coaching, Rabee has a vision of transforming Calgary into Canada’s most compassionate city. This vision is what inspired him to start the #compassionateYYC movement. By having and expressing more compassion in our lives, Rabee believes that we can make Calgary more resilient, more inclusive, and more accessible.
Rabee is a Computer Engineering graduate from Queen’s University. He holds designations as a Professional Engineer (through APEGA) and a Project Management Professional (through PMI). He is also a professionally trained ontological coach through Accomplishment Coaching. He worked in the Oil and Gas industry in Calgary for 15 years before becoming a full-time coach. He has held various leadership roles and has also been lucky enough to go through 2 economic downturns - so you can count on him to relate to career stresses, the overall demanding business environment, and the collateral effect it can have on life and overall fulfilment.
Rabee enjoys dreaming big and testing limits and has three kids that also enjoy dreaming big and testing limits – just ask his wife! He is also a runner, a self-taught guitar and ukulele player, and speaks several languages.
Jacquie Stephens, MBA, RCC, PCC
The power of leadership, coaching and teamwork has weaved throughout my entire life. As a fastball pitcher awarded the “Academic All American” at the University of Central Oklahoma, to my MBA at the University of British Columbia, coaching has significantly impacted my own professional and personal development. Since then it has been my mission to help other become unstuck and thrive in their profession.
Following a career as a Project Manager, Instructor and Manager of Education with SAP Canada, I finally founded my consulting firm in 2005. In my practice, I align industry knowledge and leadership experience with brain-based leadership and coaching.
I specialize in working with passionate, emerging executives and growth-minded frontline and mid-level leaders to develop a clear career plan aimed at personal and professional growth that aligns with their goals and aspirations. Certified in Myers Briggs, Psychological Safety, Foundations of NeuroLeadership, and Brain Based Leadership, I share tools and help hone skills and approach to measurably improve the performance, communication, relationships and leadership skills of my clients. As co-creator of the FrontLine Leadership 2.0 Program, my company offers group training as well as one-on-one coaching.
JESSICA SCHNEIDER, B.A, PCC
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.
Erin Wilkins, B.Mgt.
Trusted Advisor, Career Transformation | Perceptive Ideator | Solutions-focused Leader | Unconventional Innovator
Erin has always had a passion for training and advising professionals. One of her great joys is helping people to make connections and find solutions, ultimately allowing them to land higher. She has worked with Higher Landing since 2016 as an Instructor and Career Transformation Strategist, Government Program Manager, and Operations and Marketing Coordinator.
"Life is what you make it" has always been Erin's guiding philosophy. Her ability to find solutions where others see problems has led to success in a variety of professions, including training, recruiting, coaching, operations management and entrepreneurship. She has always enjoyed the challenge of working to grow organizations. As a Founding Principal and President of The Quaderra Group, a boutique oil and gas professional search firm, she was heavily involved in the creation and establishment of the company, along with its ongoing management and direction.
Erin graduated with great distinction from the University of Lethbridge in 2000, with her Bachelor of Management and dual majors in Marketing and Management Information Systems. Upon graduation, she returned to her birthplace of Calgary and has lived here ever since. She enjoys anything to do with the arts, especially live theater, and is a loving wife and devoted mother to the light of her life, her daughter Lauren.
Charlene Dorey, BA, CPCC, ACC
Energetic, bold, naturally curious and intuitive, Charlene has a warm and engaging style while being direct and authentic. She has a career spanning 24 years working as a counsellor, HR professional and Coach. The foundation of Charlene’s career has been helping others (individuals/teams/organizations) achieve greater success. Charlene helps her clients gain clarity on their values, passions and goals, and turn that into action; uncover their potential and discover their power within; increase self-awareness; identify and remove barriers; establish clear decision making processes and be accountable; develop and improve their leadership skills; and get results.
Born and raised in Northern Alberta, Charlene has called Calgary home for over 20 years with the exception of 3 years living and working in Fort McMurray in the Oil & Gas Industry. She has a BA (Distinction) from the University of Alberta, HR Business Management Certificate (University of Calgary) and numerous other courses and certifications. Charlene is a certified Professional Co-active Coach.
Motivated and driven, she has completed a full marathon, numerous 1/2 marathons and twice biked from Jasper to Calgary to raise money for children’s charities. A love of the outdoors, theatre, voracious reader, volunteer, and most importantly a wife and mother, she enjoys sharing these passions with family and friends.
Lisa Zaharia BA, ACC, CCEP
Efficiency & Culture Detective | Momentum Builder | Custom Content Creator
Lisa Zaharia has owned her own management consulting and executive coaching business (Beyondview Consulting Inc.) for over 20 years. Lisa uses her laser insight to help organizations see what no one else can see, bridging the gap between stated values and operational values by realigning business processes to generate efficiencies, mitigate risk, and create a collaborative and innovative culture. Lisa custom designs business strategies for achieving transformation by working collaboratively with internal subject matter experts. This results in solutions that are comprehensive, actionable and strategic, building ownership at all levels. Oil and gas, legal services and court operations, commercial real estate, forestry, post-secondary education—no matter the industry, her customized, structured approach to solving problems works and is sustainable.
As an executive coach, Lisa works with her clients as a strategic thought partner to help them articulate their value proposition, clarify boundaries and to prepare for difficult conversations by strategizing effective responses in the larger organizational context. As her clients evolve from their current state to full transformation, courage and readiness to tackle new opportunities and challenges emerge, many landing higher from director to vice president to senior-vice president. Lisa supports her clients by drawing on her vast skills and experience as certified executive coach (CEC), certified Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), a business analyst, project manager, change manager, speaker, facilitator and author.