Innoweave offers two types of coaching services to organizations that have attended an Innoweave Collective Impact Workshop. To access coaching, organizations should be clear on the goals that they hope to achieve with Collective Impact and the assistance that they require to develop their strategy for impact, build their collaborative and get ready to implement.
Collective Impact Development Coaching
Organizations that have participated in an Innoweave Collective Impact Workshop 1 and are ready to move forward with their collective impact initiative will automatically be considered for up to $5,000 of customized coaching based on the work that they submit following the workshop.
Organizations that are unable to attend a workshop, but can demonstrate a similar stage of readiness, can also access coaching through an Expression of Interest process. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Collective Impact Planning Coaching
Organizations that have participated in an Innoweave Collective Impact Workshop 2 and are clear on both the goals that they hope to achieve with Collective Impact and how they can use coaching to help them achieve this will automatically be considered for up to $10,000 of customized coaching based on the work that they submit following the workshop. This coaching may run in tandem with Launch Funding, should groups choose to apply for it. Planning coaching may also be completed before applying to the Launch phase.
The following individuals have self-identified as Innoweave Collective Impact coaches. As they have not been vetted by Innoweave, organizations are encouraged to assess whether one or more may be a good fit to address their needs. (Note: coaches are being added to this list on a regular basis. Coaches can sign up here to be added.)
A full list of coaches which can be sorted for comparison purposes can be found here (please select the Collective Impact tab at the bottom of the sheet).
The following coaches provide services in French and English (please click on the coach’s name to open or close their profile on this page):
Hugh has been involved in the non-profit sector and public institutions at a managerial level for over twenty years. His experience includes fundraising, communications, strategic planning and community relations in such pivotal community institutions as McGill University, the Montreal Childrens’ Hospital Foundation and the McGill University Health Centre Foundation. His special projects, community partnerships and communications work at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation involved working with hundreds of special project partners and community leaders to implement projects impacting hundreds of institutions and hundreds of thousands of participants. Read more...
Ken is a Principal with One World Inc., a bilingual, Ottawa-based management consulting firm that specializes in effective stakeholder engagement and facilitation to create environments that support innovation and learning. He has 25 years experience in the development and management of complex initiatives in community health and community development at the local, provincial, national and international level. Read more...
In over 20 years working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, Nancy Pole has developed and led multi-sector networks, coalitions and partnerships, and convened innovative place-based funder collaborations. Read more...
Rebecca is a Certified Professional Facilitator, coach and consultant based in Guelph, Ontario. Her business (www.sage-solutions.org) specializes in providing customized facilitation and coaching services to the community benefit sector, serving clients in health, education, social services and community development for 17 years. Read more...
AIM 2000 Inc. Canada | email@example.com
Based in Espanola, ON, serving organizations across Canada
Roger Auge, at 49 years old is the current President of Caisse Desjardins Vermillon of Sudbury. He has acted as either President or Vice-President for the past 6 years, and has been a member of the board of 2 different Caisse Populaires for 19 years. Read more...
The following coaches provide services in English (please click on the coach’s name to open or close their profile on this page):
I have been working in the social services sector for over 10 years in different capacities. I have worked collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams and agencies and I have also worked in programs that ran in silos. Isolated programs were specific to a certain disability and were geared to treat that specific disability. Programs that had a collaborative approach helped children and youth, parents, families, and the community as a whole. Read more...
Barbara McMillan is a Vancouver-based consultant focused on building organizational capacity and fostering strategies for collaboration to increase impact and sustainability. With her in-depth experience in partnership and network development; governance and planning; strategic community investment; program development, management and evaluation; and networks for change, she brings practical knowledge and tools to assist organizations to increase their capacity and effectiveness. Read more...
I have consulted clients in all aspects of collective impact, including:
- facilitating the process of the development of a common agenda
- determining and building capacity to support Shared Measurement execution. Read more...
Bob Yates is a leader in innovative community planning and is continually striving to improve the quality of communities. For 25 years, Bob has been working across the spectrum of community social and economic planning in all regions of Canada. Ensuring Collective Impact is what Bob has been doing for many years.
Bob is noted in particular for his innovative processes, his desire to connect silos and promote collaboration, and for his commitment to community engagement. His company Yates, Thorn & Associates is a member of the Alberta and Canadian Recreation and Parks Associations, the BC and Canadian Institute of Planners, and the International Play Association. Read more...
Based in Mississauga, ON, serving organizations across Canada
Carol Kotacka is a results oriented strategist with extensive experience in strategy development and execution, stakeholder engagement and leading collaborative teams to drive collective impact and population health outcomes. With corporate and public sector experience, Carol has developed and executed operational strategies on a national and international level along with leading initiatives focused on regional, provincial and federal outcomes. Read more...
Chantell is the owner of Impact Matters SBS Inc., a social impact company that works with organizations in the non-profit, public and private sector drive social change through measured, performance-based strategy. Over the past 15 years she has worked as both a funder and non profit executive. Read more...
A seasoned collaboration specialist, Charlotte Young, Ph.D. coaches, designs and leads participatory problem solving and visual thinking sessions, focusing on quality of life sectors, including environment/ sustainability, health/ wellness/ social justice, and culture/ creativity. Read more...
Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations in Toronto
Christa has spent the last two years working with Collective Impact Toronto Youth (CITY) to develop their governance structure, working relationships, common agenda, and evaluation plan. She has provided insight into the development of the theory of change that is guiding CITY’s evaluation plan. In addition, Christa has participated in numerous collaborative projects, including AVNU, a collaborative table of 9 organizations providing capacity building supports to youth living in disadvantaged communities. Read more...
D'Andre Wilson-Ihejirika is a social entrepreneur with degrees in chemical engineering and financial engineering. Read more...
David Feldman is an organizational health consultant who focuses on aligning leadership, structure, and culture within organizations, leadership teams, and multi-stakeholder groups. As a facilitator, David has developed a practice around helping complex decision-making teams, such as boards and executive teams, to utilize their differences as the organization's biggest assets in driving their innovation and problem-solving. Read more...
Debbie has extensive experience leading communications and engagement for complex multi-stakeholder projects in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Building on a background in broadcast and print journalism, Debbie specializes in senior level coaching in the areas of strategic communications, community and stakeholder relationship building, issues management, consultation and facilitation. Read more...
Deirdre is an organizational, leadership and community development consultant who brings valued expertise to groups in the private and public sectors across Canada. Read more...
Elza Seregelyi & Associates Inc. | firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in Ottawa, ON, serving organizations across Canada
Elza has over 25 years of leadership and consulting experience, with a history of facilitating successful collaboration among diverse stakeholders. She has worked with all levels of government, education, professional associations, economic development organizations, labour, community agencies and the private sector. Read more...
Erin Waddell coaches and facilitates pathways to success for individuals, teams and organizations. Over a wide-ranging career, she has been a successful accountant, educator, executive coach, researcher, project manager, public speaker, transformational change manager, management consultant, and leadership development facilitator. Read more...
Erica is a facilitator and coach working with BC Healthy Communities Society to support Collective Impact work in a number of communities in BC. Read more...
GWA Consulting | email@example.com
Based in Victoria, BC, serving organizations in British Columbia and Alberta
Heather Gardiner is a senior consultant with GWA Consulting, a firm that works with for-profit and social-profit organizations in Western Canada. Heather’s approach is to super-charge community connections and contributions, introduce common sense governance and policy development, and refine organizations until they hum. Read more...
Heather is an accomplished change management specialist with experience in strategic planning, cultural change and process transformation. She combines strong analytical skills with the ability to engage diverse stakeholders to help organizations and communities develop innovative solutions that make a real difference in outcomes. Read more...
Hilary Best is an Analyst with Purpose Capital, where she coordinates a variety of projects in our Research, Advisory, Portfolio Management and Strategy & Design practices. Hilary has conducted research projects for government and private sector clients, and has supported the development of social ventures and non-profits as they prepare for investment. Read more...
James Pratt Consulting helps organizations set direction, find agreement, and increase effectiveness. Our approach is client-centered. We address your particular needs and the unique context of your organization. Read more...
Jan has worked in the not-for-profit field for 3 decades. Her work has evolved through street youth support, environmental activism, women’s safety and emancipation, and the development of safe, diverse and thriving communities. Jan has over 10 years experience working as Executive Director. She has served on several Boards of Directors in the fields of social planning, community investment, addictions, environmental protection and the arts. Jan is certified as a Life Coach (ACC) and a Professional Coactive Coach (CPCC). Jan's education includes a BA in Social Development Studies (UW) a Certificate in Feminist Management (Justice Inst), and a Masters in Leadership and Training (RRU). Read more...
Dr. Janice Forsyth is a facilitator, consultant, coach, entrepreneur and founder of Foresight Management Consulting. Janice obtained her undergraduate and Master’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Windsor. Read more...
Life Quality Solutions | firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in Toronto, ON serving organizations internationally
After a career of more than 30 years with the City of Toronto in municipal recreation and sport development, and having served as the Executive Director of the Toronto Sports Council, Jeff continues to work on projects that build healthier communities. He provides project and program support to several organizations including HIGH FIVE Ontario (a quality children's program standard of Parks and Recreation Ontario), the Canadian Sport Film Festival and the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario. Read more...
Along with the Integral Strategy Network, I have recently facilitated three large-scale, multi-stakeholder "collective impact" initiatives - one related to dementia, another around learning disabilities, and a third around social innovation/changemaking in a post-secondary environment. Read more...
Equity Vision Consulting | email@example.com
Based in Oakville, ON, serving organizations across Canada
My name is Julie Pehar and I am an education specialist in the human Services field. I am the owner of Equity Vision Consulting, a company committed to assisting companies, non-profits and project collaboratives to plan, design and implement solutions to improve service delivery and enhance organizational capacity. For the past four years, I have been the lead consultant working with the Region of Peel (Ontario) and the United Way of Peel on their Results Based Accountability and Collective Impact initiatives. My role has included a change management process in the community involving conference presentations, key-note speaks and the opportunity to facilitate conversations ranging from one-on-one as well as, community meetings, community working sessions and trainings. Read more...
2009- Eco-Village Training, Findhord Scotland Principles and practices of building strong community and permaculture principles.
2010 - Masters in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability. Blekinge Sweden. Read more...
Karim Harji is a co-founder and partner at Purpose Capital, where he advises investors on how to align their investment strategies with their social impact objectives. Karim leads the firm’s work in social impact measurement, which helps investors to monitor, analyze, and communicate the social impact of their investments and portfolios. With a background in monitoring and evaluation, he has helped foundations to construct and implement new tools and approaches into their programs. Read more...
Based in Orillia, ON, serving organizations across Canada
Kathryn is a results-oriented, values-based executive experienced in strategic planning, organizational development, cultural transformation, leadership development and marketing. She has worked in both the private sector at 3M Canada and public sector with the Ontario Public Service, along with volunteering extensively in the nonprofit environment. Read more...
Keith facilitates and co-designs visual strategies and implementation plans on complex challenges involving multiple stakeholders typically with a diverse range of knowledge and experience. His approaches draw on the principles of collaboration, building trust, systems thinking, learning, and the power of conversation (purposeful dialogue). They align closely with and complement the Innoweave collective impact model. Read more...
Leadership Victoria has been providing programming in all areas of Community Leadership development and capacity building for 15 years. We have recently added several modular programs : The Leadership of Collaborative Initiatives and Innovative Leadership using the principles of Human Centered Design. Both of these align very well with the purpose and design of the Collective Impact processes. With a number of senior facilitators we are able to customize these offerings to any group. Read more...
Dr. Linda Dayler is the Executive Director of Catholic Family Services of Hamilton. She has a diploma in nursing from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing. During her 20 years in nursing she worked for the Victorian Order of Nurses and was a Director of Nursing in Long Term Care. Read more...
Lisa Watson, Principal at Strategies for Social Impact, is a skilled strategist with nearly 20 years experience designing and delivering high impact strategic collaborations in the government and nonprofit sectors. As a consultant, change coach and facilitator, she advises on collective impact strategies, systems change, strategic evaluation and learning, and organizational development initiatives. Lisa draws on Innoweave's tested and user-friendly modules (including Impact & Strategic Clarity, and Developmental Evaluation) to support clients working on complex change across a broad range of social, environmental and health related issues. Read more...
Lynn guides nonprofit and business clients to strategically improve their social impact. Whether for a single organization, through Innoweave’s Impact & Strategic Clarity module, or a number of cross-sector organizations coming together to tackle an issue through Innoweave’s Collective Impact module, Lynn provides support, tools and direction, and asks some tough questions to ensure clients are clear and intentional about their strategies and doing their best to positively impact the people they aim to serve. Read more...
Michael Shaen, B.A. (Hons), LL.B., LL.M. has had careers in politics, law, and as the founder of a consulting firm focused on public/private sector partnerships, before becoming a Partner at Deloitte where he led the firm’s practice in this area. Michael currently leads The Acumen Group, a firm of multi-disciplinary professionals advising non-profit sector funders and agencies on all aspects of collaboration/amalgamation implementation. Read more...
Victoria, BC, serving organizations in British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon
Michelle's current focus is on training, facilitation and coaching related to organizational development (including social enterprise), community resilience and transition, and collective impact. She brings 30 years of experience facilitating rural community development that has included working in and across municipal and First Nations governments, nonprofit and business sectors in the arts, youth justice, recreation, psycho-social rehab, organizational development and planning and community economic development. She successfully facilitated a multi-stakeholder forest certification advisory for Western Forest Products over five years and was instrumental in the development of the Community Resilience Manual which has been used and adapted around the world including as a pillar in the Government of Botswana's Poverty Reduction Strategy where she trained local facilitators. Read more...
Based in Ottawa, ON, serving organizations in Ottawa and across Canada
Over a 25 year career, Michelle has gained valuable organizational perspective as a manager, employee, and volunteer. Her early career began in the health sector where she worked as a medical technologist for a regional hospital and the Canadian Red Cross. Since then Michelle has held leadership positions in the private sector, federal public service, as well as, the non-profit sector. Read more...
DU B FIT Consulting | firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in Scotland, ON, serving organizations across Canada
Nancy Dubois is a professional facilitator with 20 years’ experience working with multi-sectoral groups across Ontario, most often to establish their collective direction. The topics have ranged from preventing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and substance misuse to community-wide changes in food, transportation and recreation systems. Read more...
Based in Brandon, MB, serving organizations in western Manitoba
Naomi Leadbeater has worked with non-profit organizations and charities in Manitoba for over 15 years in the Westman region on a variety of topics... Read more...
Founder and Principal Consultant of Kovacs Group Inc. holds a B.A. Honours in History, a post-graduate degree in Training and Organizational Development and a Master’s degree in Business. With 15 years of experience facilitating evaluation projects in the social sector, Nicole strives to develop evidence-informed strategies and solutions that create lasting social impact. Read more...
Based in Victoria, BC, serving organizations in British Columbia
I have over 20 years experience in the non-profit sector specializing in creating high performance outcomes for organizations in the face of complexity and scarce resources.
As a member of the emergent Collective Impact consulting group on Southern Vancouver Island, I bring expertise and a keen interest in (1) Developmental Evaluation; (2) The application of complexity-based approaches to social change;(3) Working with self-organizing systems; and (4)Program theory. Read more...
Richard Pauls is an economic development professional and an accredited Lead Facilitator in the Integral Strategies methodology - a life-cycle process for implementing transformational change. It clarifies opportunities, helps develop breakthrough strategies, defines the outcomes required to realize a strategic goal, aligns actions with outcomes, assigns accountability, prioritizes work, and provides a framework for assessing risk, managing execution and measuring performance. Read more...
Ronna Hope Warsh has participated effectively over the years in many successful community collaborations. In her last position, as Commissioner of Community and Health Services, she cultivated several new partnership tables that worked together to achieve important new outcomes. She has won several awards for this outstanding work which are outlined on her website. Read more...
Sally Fazal is a collaborative leader with broad experience in strategy, organizational design and change management in corporate and not-for-profit settings. Sally leads Pelee Consulting, a firm focused on working with not-for-profit leaders to achieve strategic clarity, build social impact and strengthen internal capacity. The firm’s work extends to the broader social context: strategic clarity helps organizations be more effective contributors to collective action in their sectors and communities. Read more...
San Ng (BSc., MBA, PhD) is an organization transformation specialist with over 20 years of deep experience working with collaboratives to support individuals, families and communities with achieving optimal health and well-being. Prepared with a PhD from the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation from the University of Toronto, San brings a rare combination of expert knowledge with practical and proven approaches. Read more..
Based in Hiedelburg, ON, serving organizations in Waterloo and Southwestern Ontario
I have worked with youth & the non profit field, for my whole professional career that has focused on sports, recreation & community services. Read more...
Based in Richmond Hill, ON serving organizations in Toronto
Seema Taneja has been working in the social sector for over 10 years with a background in community psychology. Her passion lies in bridging the gaps between the system level pieces and the work that is done on the ground with clients. Seema has been practicing collective impact and its functions since the beginning of her career as she has always worked in a collaborative backbone organization. Read more...
Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations across Canada
Sharon Brodovsky is a social impact strategist with over two decades of experiences and connections working in private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Read more...
York Sustainable Enterprise Consultants (YSEC) is a student-run consultancy that provides a range of services promoting environmental, social and economic sustainability. The YSEC team is made up of graduate students from the Schulich School of Business (ranked #1 in Corporate Knight’s 2015 Better World MBA ranking) as well as the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. Read more...
Stacy Barter is an organizational, leadership and sustainable community development specialist who has worked for 20 years with a wide range of communities, non-profits, and public sector organizations in Canada and Latin America.
She has co-created and led diverse innovative development and training initiatives, and has helped to build the capacity and resilience of numerous organizations and communities. As a dynamic and engaging facilitator and coach, Stacy brings a wealth of experience designing and facilitating multi-stakeholder collaboration, learning and positive change processes. Read more...
Sylvia Cheuy, Director, Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement leads the Deepening Community Practice Area at Tamarack. Sylvia provides coaching, leadership and support in the fields of collaborative leadership; collective impact and community engagement. She is an internationally recognized trainer and community builder and much of her work over the past two years has focused on building awareness and capacity in Collective Impact throughout North America. Read more...
Based in Victoria, BC, serving organizations in Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland
I am actively working with a group of people in the Greater Victoria area to build CI capacity in the region. I participated in the first Innoweave CI workshop as an informal coach to one of the 11 groups who participated in the workshop. I am also registered for the June 16 CI evaluation webinar. I am currently working with the Victoria Car Share Cooperative to develop an in-depth business plan for the next two to three years. Read more...
Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations in Toronto
Tim has extensive expertise in community development, health system planning, capital and social programming for seniors and other important groups. This includes over 15 years of executive level experience within government and numerous evaluations, operational reviews and financial feasibility assessments. Read more...
Based in North Vancouver BC, serving organizations across Metropolitan Vancouver, and the Central Interior of British Columbia
A former entrepreneur and Executive in a large utility I have had over 30 years experience developing teams and organizations. Recently I have turned my focus to the environment and am the President of Cool North Shore Society (4 years). Read more...