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Impact Coaches

The following individuals have been trained as Certified Innoweave Impact Coaches to deliver this module. They have shadowed the Bridgespan Group as it delivered the first wave of the module and are currently delivering the module to organizations across Canada.

Please click on the coach’s name to open or close their profile on this page:

  • Jen Denys

    Jen Denys, B.A., CHRL, CPC, works on behalf of Pillar Nonprofit Network in London, ON. Jen is a natural connector. She thrives in opportunities in which she can support organizations in developing strategies and frameworks that maximize their potential, and to coach leaders to identify and embrace their unique gifts to achieve desired results. Read more...

  • Linda Graupner

    linda.graupner@sympatico.ca

    Linda is an active community volunteer and consultant dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the not-for-profit sector. Drawing on 25 years of financial and leadership experience, she helps not-for-profit organizations develop strategies for social impact and financial sustainability. Linda has a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Queen’s University. Read more...

  • Lisa Watson

    Strategies for Social Impact | lisa@lwatson.ca
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations across Canada

    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. Read more...

  • Lynn Fergusson

    Social Impact Advisors | lynn@socialimpactadvisors.ca

    Lynn Fergusson is co-founder of Social Impact Advisors, which works with nonprofit organizations, foundations and companies to define and focus on the social impact they aim to achieve and develop the strategies and actions to make it happen. Read more...

  • Margot Smart

    Colbeck Strategic Advisors | margot@colbeckadvisors.com

    Margot advises non-profit organizations and foundations in Canada on how to achieve greater strategic clarity. Based in Calgary, she is the co-founder of Colbeck Strategic Advisors, a firm focused on supporting social sector leaders to make more informed strategic decisions to increase their social impact. Read more...

  • Melissa Innes

    MPI Associates | melissa.p.innes@outlook.com
    Based in Calgary, AB, serving organizations in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan

    For more than 15 years, Melissa Innes has been working with government, community groups, and non-profit organizations in Canada and abroad. As a Project Director, she worked with government agencies in countries across East and Southern Africa, and in South East Asia to design, manage and evaluate a range of health, education, gender equality and public sector reform programs. After living and working overseas for a decade, Melissa moved back to Calgary in 2004 to focus her efforts more locally, and specifically on evaluation and strategic clarity. Read more...

  • Robin Cory

    Colbeck Strategic Advisors | robin@colbeckadvisors.com

    Robin advises non-profit organizations and foundations in Canada on how to achieve greater strategic clarity. Based in Toronto, she is the co-founder of Colbeck Strategic Advisors, a firm focused on supporting social sector leaders to make more informed strategic decisions to increase their social impact. Her clients work on issues as diverse as education, health, food security, immigration, youth skills development and social finance, among many others. Read more...

  • Sally Fazal

    Social Impact Advisors | sally@socialimpactadvisors.ca

    Sally Fazal is a collaborative leader with broad experience in strategy, organizational design and change management in corporate and not-for-profit settings.  Sally is a co-founder of Social Impact Advisors, which works with not-for-profit organizations, foundations and companies to define and focus on the social impact they aim to achieve and develop the strategies and actions to make it happen. Read more...

  • Shazeen Virani

    Virtue Strategic Advisors | shazeenvirani@gmail.com
    Based in Edmonton, AB, serving clients in Alberta and British Columbia

    Shazeen is the founder of Virtue Strategic Advisors, a firm that advises nonprofit organizations to develop their strategies and improve their business practices. She is known for her ability to navigate through complex client dynamics and organizational issues. Read more...

  • Stephanie Garrow and Lara Evoy

    sgarrow@videotron.ca.

    Stephanie Garrow has fifteen years of experience working as a project manager, researcher and consultant in the social service sector. She has collaborated both internationally and locally with government agencies, private foundations, NGOs, non-profit organizations and research institutions in the area of organizational development, performance review, strategic planning and program monitoring and evaluation. Stephanie began her career in the NGO sector managing programs in the areas of gender and development, girls education and youth engagement in Africa and Asia. She then became an evaluation and gender specialist with Universalia Management Group where she conducted performance reviews for organizations such as CIDA, HRDC, DFAIT, and the Aga Khan Foundation. Read more...