A certified executive and leadership coach (CPCC, PCC, CNTC), Kendra believes that leading with excellence begins with personal mastery, and she is passionate about working with high-performing, ‘accelerated’ leaders who want to realize their potential and experience a broader range of sustainable and measurable success.
Outstanding leaders have abilities that go well beyond business acumen and operational knowledge; they also continuously examine their past and current impact while learning to develop and expand their leadership to include a broader and deeper range of styles, emotions, and expressions. Kendra is committed to helping people learn how to lead actively and authentically by understanding how to engage in more strategic, outcome-focused conversations, strengthen their creative responses to situations, and find the right balance between relationship and task orientation.
Relying on neuroscience, positive psychology, and the multidisciplinary science of high performance, Kendra engages people in thought provoking conversations that empower and help them dramatically expand and improve their leadership capacity, clarity, and confidence so they are better equipped to manage competing priorities and discover new and more efficient ways of delivering results. She also works skillfully with live group dynamics, creating an environment for participants to take personal risks, push cultural boundaries, and build alignment in complex and changing environments.
Since 2008, Kendra has successfully launched and built two brands, Blueprint Strategies Inc. and It’s A Big Life! and wrote the Executive Career column or the Financial Post online. She has coached executives and led and supported the design and delivery of Leadership Development Programs in many sectors, including Financial Services, Automotive, Retail, Healthcare, and Government. Prior to that, she spent 4 ½ years at LHH Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions and 2 ½ years at one of Canada’s most respected boutique executive recruiting firms.
An active member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Kendra holds her Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) designation from The Coaches Training Institute and is a graduate of their intensive 10-month Leadership Program. She is also a designated Certified Neuroscience Transformational Coach (CNTC), has earned certifications in Solutions-Focused Brief Coaching through the University of Toronto, and Social Psychology through Ryerson University. She also is certified in The Birkman Method and Human Synergistics assessment tools. Kendra is a fantastic cook, volunteers at a local horse therapy farm, and is an outdoor adventurer who enjoys target practice, mountain biking, hiking, and snowshoeing.