Blog

Please enjoy my collection of blog posts - it is a great way to get to know me better.
My posts are a reflection of the thinking I am doing around Coaching, Team Development and Leadership.


“Be willing to be a beginner, every single morning.” Meister Eckhart In addition to the new beginnings that emerge in September I spoke about in m
August 24, 2022
September on wooden deck surrounding by leaves
I used to think that September marked a new beginning for only educators, students and others in the education world. But now I see that for many orga
August 24, 2022
Recently, I had some ‘dock time’ and could dive into Peter Hawkins’ most recent book, Leadership in Team Coaching Practice, – one that I also
July 21, 2022
I believe that having some tools to support our coaching with individuals and teams can go a long way to building awareness and deepening understandin
May 9, 2022
“Leadership is often the after thought of Educational Change” – Andy Hargreaves   As we emerge from Covid-19 (she says hopefully), the
April 27, 2022
Building a coach-like culture in policing. As featured in the winter edition of H.Q magazine. “Culture is made from language and behaviours… If we
February 17, 2022
“If we’re not good on the inside, we’re not good on the outside”. – Chief of Police This statement has underlined the work that I have b
July 22, 2021
This is the time of year when I work from Mexico. I continue with my coaching, have meetings and focus on learning and growing, both as a coach and as
February 17, 2020
  On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, Heather was honoured to be the featured speaker on CUTV's Empowering Women Series. Throughout this interview, sh
January 8, 2020
In the fall of 2017, Bruce Rodriguez (then the Deputy Minister of Education) gave me 45 minutes to answer the question: ‘What are we missing when it
January 6, 2020
Christmas 2019 has come and gone and here we are at the start of a new year – a new decade! As often happens with transitions, I find myself reflect
January 5, 2020
FISA - an organization that includes 5 independent school organizations in BC put together their first conference ever - and it was awesome. Last spri
November 15, 2019
These sunset photos were taken on different nights from our hotel balcony at Kaanapali Beach, Maui. What I noticed was that when there are dark clouds
October 30, 2019
We had the opportunity to visit Mission Hill Winery as we made our way across the country - headed to a new chapter and home. I was struck by this win
October 3, 2019
Recently I sat across the table from the boss of a leader I was coaching. The three of us were having a lunch meeting and part of the agenda was for t
November 16, 2017
As I drove around southern Ontario this week, meeting with clients, I realized that ‘it’s happening’! The cold and snow of winter have receded,
May 4, 2017