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Meet Some of Our Coaches!
Certified Professional Business Coach
In her former business, Cindy Piva owned Pineridge Golf Course, developing, building, and operating it for over 20 years. She has a Bachelor of Commerce, a Master Business Coaching designation, and has been the owner and founder of Thrive Business Strategies for the past 10 years.Thrive is a business coaching, personal development, strategizing, consulting, training, and business services company.
Through smart, proven fundamentals, best business practices, the highest code of ethics, and the drive of incredible clients, Cindy has been able to lead companies through planning, implementation, and the realization of profits, value, and so much more. She works with successful CEO’s, owners, and leaders who are motivated to improve their own and their organization’s results.
Certified Professional Business Coach, PBCA Canada President
Elio Cozzi is an accomplished business leader with over 37 years diverse management experience in corporate and entrepreneurial roles. He holds a degree in Engineering and Management, an MBA, and worked in the Oil and Gas industry for 31 years in various corporate leadership positions prior to embarking on his business coaching career. He is also an active volunteer serving on several non-profit boards and has served as a member of corporate governance and advisory boards.
Elio is currently trained and certified as a professional business coach. He is a member of the Professional Business Coaches Alliance of Canada and was awarded the 2018 Coach of the Year by this organization.
As the owner of Achieve Business Coaching and Consulting Inc., he currently provides business coaching and consulting services for small to mid-sized, growing businesses in the Calgary and surrounding areas, focusing on one-on-one and group coaching sessions for business owners and their leadership teams. Areas of specialization include strategic planning, business process improvement, and increasing personal effectiveness through leadership and skill development.
Certified Professional Business Coach, Extended DISC Facilitator, Ninety.io Partner
Cody has built and owned multiple businesses over the past 11 years (construction landscaping, snow removal, and lawn care; and fertilizer/pesticide companies) and has felt the extreme highs and depressing lows that can come with it. He's coached amazing business owners in a wide range of industries including trades, home care, property management, psychology, dental, photography, non-profits, and more. He has also served in leadership helping oversee hundreds of people at his local congregation for many years. Cody loves teaching and training, and thoroughly enjoys public speaking.
Cody believes your business should be working for you, and that a healthy and thriving business is no accident. Too many owners work for their business and are slaves to it - They’re bogged down with the daily stress and overwhelm of owning and operating, and too often do not attain the freedom of both money and time they deserve, but that through business coaching you can take control of your operation and truly enjoy your small business.
As a supplement to coaching Cody is also certified in Extended DISC allowing him to provide a personalized assessment of you and your teams' unique behavioural and learning style(s), as well as a Certified Partner with Ninety.io for those using the EOS system in their business.
"Entrepreneurship is among the most fulfilling yet challenging endeavours one can take. And I've learned success comes NOT from going at it alone, but from having good people and resources around you."
Certified Professional Business Coach & Author
Tony uses proven strategies to help business owners generate more cash and profits in their business. With over 30 years of proven entrepreneurial and management experience, Tony specializes in helping his clients with leadership, sales & marketing, operations, financial management, customer service and strategy development. He is was named “Coach of the Year” in 2019 by PBCA Canada and is the author of the book, “Leaky Bucket of Profits”.
He is based in Langley BC and enjoys working with clients throughout western Canada.
Certified Professional Business Coach, Business & Commercial Realtor
Dave Fuller, MBA, is a Certified Professional Business Coach and the author of the book Profit Yourself Healthy. Dave is a business problem solver. He has over 30 years of business experience owning and running his own businesses. Dave knows what it's like to struggle in business and knows how to make Healthy Profits. In 2015 Dave received his MBA from UNBC and in 2016 wrote the book Profit Yourself Healthy. As a Business Coach Dave has clients across Northern BC and around the world. Dave's mission is to help business owners who are having difficulties get to a point where they can Earn More and Worry Less
Certified Professional Business Coach, Thrive Business Strategies
Anna Harrison is a successful entrepreneur with a strong background in business. After selling her retail and service business of 32 years, Anna joined Thrive Business strategies as a Business and Personal Development Coach. Anna has her certified Coaches designation with the Professional Business Coaches Alliance (PBCA).
Anna’s passion is to partner with business owners, executives and individuals to achieve greater success in their business and personal lives by planning and implementation.
Certified Professional Business Coach
With nearly 10-years recent experience in the financial services sector, Adams is an experienced leader in both public and private corporation settings. As a former regional manager with Workplace Training Systems (WTS), Adams consulted on numerous training and community development projects in British Columbia, Brazil and Vietnam. Under his leadership, annual revenues in his sector at WTS grew from $ 1MM to $ 11MM over a five-year period.
Since leaving WTS in 2003, Adams has worked as a business developer and IT Training / Development Consultant in a variety of settings including work with First Nations, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and the Government of British Columbia. His work with public companies dates to 2005, when Adams partnered to form a startup software development company; eventually taking the company public in 2005 on the Pink Sheets exchange. Adams has travelled extensively in Canada and the United States in support of a variety of projects requiring communications or financial expertise.
BSc (Agr), MBA, Certified Professional Business Coach
The Coaching Excellence Organization (The CEO)
In Service to Others - This is the philosophy that Lee brings to coaching. A serial CEO and entrepreneur, Lee recently retired as the CEO of a research centre associated with the University of Saskatchewan.
Lee has direct business experience and investment in farming, food processing and packaged goods, commercial and residential property ownership/management, and café management. Lee has been associated with the Raj Manek Mentorship program since its inception in 1996.
Certified Professional Business Coach
Kerry is a highly sought after results oriented business and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience working with CEOs and their teams in the areas of leadership and team development, performance management and strategic planning both nationally and internationally. She is the CEO and co-founder of Success Biz Coach, a coaching, consulting and training firm.
As a skilled coach, Kerry is valued for her excellent listening skills, insight, wisdom and the ability to get to the heart of an issue quickly to develop strategies to get the desired results. An inspiring keynote speaker and gifted facilitator, Kerry is passionate about supporting her clients to create high performance teams that are committed to fulfilling the organization’s vision and values. Kerry is a continuous learner and holds an advanced certification in business coaching with the Professional Business Coaches Alliance, is an Everything DiSC and 5 Behaviours Authorized Partner with Wiley, holds certifications as a Mastermind Executive Coach, Creating What Matters, the Life Pilot program, EQ2.0 and EQ2.0 360 with MHS.
Certified Professional Business Coach
With more than two decades of experience working with entrepreneurs to launch their products, Jim discovered the need for additional guidance to optimize their businesses. He helps entrepreneurs serve more customers and make more money by taking away the stress and overwhelm of building their business.
With a 30-year career in sales, marketing and merchandising in the health food, drug, grocery and convenience store channels, Jim’s industry insight and experience is unparalleled. He has experienced first-hand what it takes for a product to get placement in a national retail chain—and the factors that drive success.
In 2011, Jim founded Shopland Health, with a focus on people, relationships and connections. Initially serving product entrepreneurs as a natural product broker, he discovered that entrepreneurs often need additional guidance to launch and grow businesses. Along with his wife, Laurie, Jim provides coaching, education and mentoring for small business owners and family run businesses to help them regain their vision and grow their business, so they can take care of the people they love.
As a member of the Professional Business Coaches Association of Canada (PBCA), North America’s premier alliance of independent business coaches, you can rest assured that Jim will be provide you with the most current tools and relevant information to help you get the results you have always wanted in your business and personal life!
Certified Professional Business Coach, P.Eng, MBA
Verne Milot is a University of Waterloo Mechanical Engineer with a proven management background in manufacturing and industrial product marketing/sales. His hands-on experience covers a broad range of advanced technologies and related product applications. These include: servo motor motion controls, integrated manufacturing systems, steel production, plastics extrusion and fibre composite fabrications.
As founder and President of Growth Associates, Verne offers an executive advisory service located in downtown St. Catharines. Its 10-year success stems from providing experienced and qualified assistance to business owners and executive management teams in areas of growth strategy, management development and ownership transition.
Raised in the Niagara Region, Verne is of the steadfast belief that economic development of private enterprise is critical to the vibrant lifestyle and economic sustainability of our area. His professional endeavours and community involvement remain specifically dedicated to the promotion of this end.
Certified Professional Business Coach, CPB, I.C.I.A.
Andre is the principal of AFK Business Consulting and Services, a successful consulting, coaching, and bookkeeping firm. He is passionate about small businesses and entrepreneurship and has a strong background in hospitality. His clients appreciate his focus on details and his support for his clients.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur in 2010, Andre worked in banking for 15 years and left the industry as district manager.
In addition to his designation as a Certified Professional Business Coach with PBCA Canada, he is an accredited member of the Guild of Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Accountants and a Certified Professional Bookkeeper with CPB Canada.
BBA, SCMP, Certified Professional Business Coach
Andrew is passionate about helping entrepreneurial business owners get what they want from their business – profitable growth, effective and accountable people, and more control over their time. His goal is to work with you to ensure you get what you want from your business and personal life, the freedom to do what you want when you want.
Andrew knows first-hand how difficult it can be to run a great business. That’s why he's so enthusiastic about leveraging his skills and experience to help his clients achieve their vision, execute their plans, and enjoy a great work-life balance. Andrew's focus is all about helping you build lasting value for your business.
Andrew's business experience encompasses a history of success in turnaround situations, acquisition integrations, restructuring and business improvement in various verticals in the B2B and B2C sectors. Throughout his 30 year career, he has built and run small to mid-sized enterprises as well as national organizations ranging in revenue from $5.0 M to over $250.0 M.
He has always enjoyed creating and deploying novel business strategies while teaching and coaching people to new heights. Over the years has developed a thorough knowledge of business processes and systems. And that these standards are a requirement to ensuring a business’s success. His enthusiasm for personal development, teaching, and leading teams to new levels of performance has led Andrew into the field of professional business coaching.
Perhaps you have hit a ceiling or roadblock on your journey to grow your business. Maybe you are tired of working too many hours or not enjoying things as much as you once did. Perhaps you’re looking for a plan to exit or transition. Whatever stage you’re in or issues you are facing, Andrew is confident he can craft a solution to help you. He will always strive to meet you wherever you are on your journey. So let’s start the process with a conversation...
New Horizons Business Development
Certified Professional Business Coach, Fractional CMO
Specializing in marketing, sales and customer relationship management, Alyssa is both a Certified Professional Business Coach and Strategic Marketing Consultant, helping service-based and B2B leaders attract and connect with their ideal prospects.
With a 15+ year career history as a sales and marketing executive at Fortune 500's (Nike, Unilever, Walmart) and experience growing a start-up from a $500K shop to a $3M+ organization, Alyssa’s career history is uniquely intertwined with a deep understanding of both powerhouse brands and the independent business owner.
Alyssa is a regular guest speaker/business mentor with the Toronto Board of Trade and a longstanding Futurepreneur mentor. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two young boys.
Certified Professional Business Coach, P. Eng
Tim recently retired as President of Valbruna ASW Inc. in Welland Ontario and is looking forward to using his years of business management experience to coach business leaders toward achieving their goals. Tim has been a North American steel industry executive for over forty years holding senior level positions as President and CEO of Lakeside Steel Inc., Vice President of Ryerson Canada, V.P. & G.M. of Atlas Specialty Steels and President of Dunkirk Specialty Steel in Dunkirk N.Y.
Throughout his career Tim has worked in a number of restructuring and turnaround efforts in the beleaguered steel industry including the startup of ASW Steel Inc. in 2010. A strong proponent of fair trade, Tim has testified in front of Canada’s Standing Committee on International Trade on the impact of trade barriers on the Canadian Steel Industry. Deeply entrenched in an industry highly dependent on affordable energy he has spoken at numerous industrial association forums on navigating Ontario’s complicated energy landscape.
Mr. Clutterbuck is currently appointed by the Privy Council of Canada to the Peace Bridge Authority Board of Directors sitting through his third term as Chair. He is Vice Chair of the Ontario Energy Policy Interest Group of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association and is a board member of the Canadian Steel Producers Association. Tim also chairs Welland Hydro Electric Holding Corporation and two of its subsidiaries.
A lifetime resident of the Niagara Region, Mr. Clutterbuck holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from McMaster University and has continued post graduate education through the Ivey School of Business at Western University and the DeGroote School of Business Directors Program at McMaster University. In March of this year, Tim became certified by the PBCA to practice as Professional Business Coach.