What some current and past clients have to say:
I have worked with Katie Bennett for the past 10 years. Over this period of time, I have created a life that blends both business successes with life balance.
The last 10 years has seen me move from a typical “corporate” life where I worked and traveled more than I wanted to and didn’t have enough time for the other things that were important to me, to setting up my own business that is not only hugely successful, but allows me to put the time and energy I have always wanted to into my home and family life.
From a business stand-point, coaching has provided the forum to help me establish a clear vision for my business, the values, the culture I want to create, and consistently stay on track with it. I have also included coaching as a regular part of…Read More
After working with Katie and achieving great results, I wanted my whole team to work with her. Katie delivered. Under Katie’s leadership we realized a stronger sense of “TEAM” and realized our ability and strength working together. I am firm believer in a balanced personal program. When my managers are under control at home, they are at their best at work. Katie worked with our team to set a high bar for both personal and work achievement and I would say unequivocally that we have done our best work under Katie.
Katie is a winner. Totally open. A trusted friend. But no push over. Katie will hold you accountable when you need it most.”
“Working with Katie has been a great experience. I really appreciate her insight and expertise as it has helped me to excel both personally and professionally. Thank you Katie.”
– Jeff Smyth, Branch Manager, RBCDS
“I worked with Katie to plot a way forward with my career and instead embarked on a wonderful journey to align my professional life with my values and my abilities. Her insight and understanding; her non-judgemental approach; her balance of support and challenge, and her utter belief that I could achieve what I wanted, has set me firmly a path which I know will be fulfilling, enlightening, challenging and fun. Her great sense of humour made the journey a fun one and I would have no hesitation in recommending Katie to anyone who wants an insightful ally to help work through important decisions.”
– Siobhan Airey, Consultant
“Katie’s guidance, energy and enthusiasm gave me the courage to start my own architectural firm. She helped me to achieve this dream while addressing important personal life goals at the same time. Coaching with Katie has been an inspirational and intensely rewarding experience.”
– Liana Sipelis, Architect
“Katie is professional and inspirational. She challenges you to push the envelope of what you can achieve while emotionally connecting with your struggles. There is no other person I would want in my corner.”– Penelope Comette, Comette Consulting
“The most effective way to impact leadership development is through coaching. That said, it takes an extraordinary coach to inspire, challenge and hold leaders accountable to being their very best. Katie Bennett is one of those coaches. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Katie over the last couple of years and would highly recommend her. She truly emodies her tag line “Dare to be Great”!”
– Terry Vanquickenborne,
Former HR Director for Intrawest Placemaking,
Current Manager of Talent, Teekay Shipping
“Katie clearly has the ability to bring out the best in her clients through challenging questions and inspiring dialogue. Her focus on values and goals cause one to carefully consider life’s priorities in the full spectrum of personal, family and work situations.”
– Russ Freisen, Intrawest Placemaking
“We brought coaching into our organization in the fall of 2002 to reward and invest in some of our top people. A group of 13 people including myself worked with a coach for a period of three months. The results were impressive. The individuals involved reported new learning and skills in the area of managing, leading, motivating, communication, taking iniative, and delegating, as well as feeling a greater sense of self-awareness and confidence. And at the level of the entire organization, the coaching revealed several critical issues in the company that were under the surface. In the bigger picture, we now have a plan to address communication barriers between management and staff, to create and reinforce a Corporate Vision that everyone in the company can be passionate about and enhance our performance on all levels. I can honestly say that coaching has positively impacted our bottom line and will continue to do so as we move forward into our second phase of coaching.”
– James W. Suttie, President and CEO, Selkirk Financial Technologies
“With Katie’s support, we have been able to clarify and achieve executive team alignment around our vision, culture, strategy and China plan. We have been able to advance the company to record performance, including closing major strategic initiatives that required executive buy-in. We have also been able to excite the entire Ballard organization with a clear vision, strategy and unified executive team.
For me personally, the journey with Katie has been powerful. Katie has helped me to question everything – my assumptions, my purpose, my relationships and my business. She has helped me to get very clear on the key underlying issues that I am trying to progress or resolve. She has helped me to understand what is getting in the way of success and being accountable to make the necessary changes.”
– Randy MacEwen, President and CEO, Ballard Power
“As I transitioned from CEO of Lloyd Sadd Insurance to Executive Chairman of Navacord Inc. …Katie was able to help me establish clear priorities for my new role. This allowed me to elevate my leadership and get out of the weeds…”
– Marshall Sadd, Executive Chairman, Navacord
“We expanded the engagement to include quarterly strategic planning sessions with my team which supported a transformation of our team, and culture as a team within the firm, and even my relationship with my management committee.”
– Beth Hamilton-Keen, Mawer Investment Management Ltd.