Certified Executive Coach & Padraig Associate
Renae’s mission is to live everyday with intention and integrity and to make a positive difference in the lives of people that she interacts with both professionally and personally. She values a partnership approach to exploring new possibilities and learning. Her ability to relate easily to a wide variety of people is fueled in great part by her basic respect for all individuals.
Renae’s focus of practice is coaching senior leaders/managers in large organizations to make a difference both to the individual and the organization as well. Her goal is to help create a coaching culture within the organizations she coaches in. She comes to the world of Executive Coaching with over 27 years of professional experience.
Renae has worked in a variety of roles and areas within the Alberta Government. She started her career as a social worker and then moved into a variety of management positions. She currently is an internal executive coach for Alberta Human Services as well as a mentor in the departments’ leadership program. She coaches managers that are seen as having potential to move into more senior executive roles within the department.
Renae holds a Social Worker Diploma and a Bachelor Degree in Human Service Administration from Grant McEwan University. She completed the Accelerator Coaching for Leaders and Managers program from Essential Impact and completed a Master’s Certificate in Executive Coaching (Certified Executive Coach) from Royal Roads University. Renae also has a Management certificate from the University of Alberta.
Renae interviewed about her approach to coaching:
As someone who was new to the coaching process, I didn’t know what to expect. Renae took a patient, caring approach during our sessions which allowed me to feel comfortable and relaxed no matter how stressful my day was. Her calm, caring demeanor set me at ease, which I really appreciated.
Renae always started our sessions by seeking out problems I was facing, and found ways of unpacking them in ways that I never would have thought of myself. She has a great ability to understand the real issues, even when I was unable to articulate them at that time. Renae asked the right questions at the right times, allowed for reflection and was able to push me out of my comfort zone to challenge me to be a better leader.