Thriving in Retirement

Life coaching, Positive Psychology

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Did you know that globally, the population aged 65 and over is growing faster than all other age groups? Due to the ageing baby boomer generation (those born between 1946 – 1964), the UN has declared that population ageing is poised to become one of the most significant social transformations of the twenty-first century … by 2050, one in four persons living in Europe and Northern America could be aged 65 or over!

Yet how many boomers are actually prepared to embrace RETIREMENT, this next exciting and complex transitional stage of life (which could last at least 30 years)? How will they prepare for the changing relationship with their identity, their environment, their biology, their productivity, their leisure and social lives as well as their money?

At the Coach Approach, we have developed a comprehensive retirement support program, providing a reliable compass to re-create balance and enhance well-being. By incorporating empirically researched tools and strategies, we offer a framework which supports each boomer in developing a renewed sense of meaning, community and engagement in their next chapter.

Are you nearing retirement, or know a boomer who is in need of retirement coaching? Contact us for more information on how to move from Booming to Blooming!


Coach Approach Presentations

Business coaching/Training


Here at The Coach Approach we know the importance of giving memorable presentations. At the core must be THE “Big Idea” – that is your KEY MESSAGE  and then of course the big WHY, why your audience should care about it.

Since typically you are asking people to change their outlook or behaviour, it’s necessary to have a clear definition of what you want them to do. In addition, the Coach Approach includes an awareness of energy and flow. Often the desired audience transformation is seen as moving AWAY from old beliefs and behaviour, however more importantly it can be presented as moving TOWARDS what you’d like them to believe and how you want them to act.
Contact us for more information on incorporating the Coach Approach into your important trainings and presentations!

Positive Feedback


Have you considered upgrading your skills with one of our popular workshops?  Consider these comments from our workshop participants:

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“”I think 2 trainers maintain interest and energy. It was a lot of information and a great introduction to the area of coaching.”

“”Great supportive working atmosphere. Really useful.””

“”I really enjoy the pairwork, being able to use the tools and at many times experiencing an “aha” moment.”

“”I particularly liked the trainers and their approach!””

“”The trainers were always willing to spontaneously answer questions or comment on statements they probably didn’t have on their agenda.””

“”I will definitely recommend this course to all trainer friends I want to support.””


Business coaching/Training


Pioneered by the research of Barbara Frederickson, the theory of “Build-and-Broaden” shows that positive emotions increase the number of potential behavioural options. When this is applied in the workplace, it is clear that focusing upon strengths yields much greater performance and results. At The Coach Approach, we encourage you to heed the advice shared by Peter Drucker:

“Waste as little effort as possible on improving areas of low competence. Concentration should be on areas of high competence and high skill. It takes far more energy and far more work to improve from incompetence to low mediocrity than it takes to improve from first-rate performance to excellence. And yet most people, and equally most teachers and most organisations, try to concentrate on making an incompetent person into a low mediocrity. The energy and resources – and time – should instead go into making a competent person into a star performer.”

PCC x 2



In May 2017 we proudly celebrate our double PCC credentialing from the ICF. Valerie has joined Anna with the rank of Professional Certified Coach. Feel free to contact us for your professional workplace needs …

PCC x 2 = an amazingly powerful team to support you in The Coach Approach!!

The Power of HABIT



Want to improve your professional and/or personal life? It all boils down to replacing bad habits with ones that produce a positive result instead. In his book entitled The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg presents us with a simple 3-part equation: Cue (what triggers the old behaviour?); Routine (the actions taken); and Reward (:-)). And to change the outcome we must keep the cue, provide the same reward and insert a new routine. Try this out and let us know your results!

What is better, and what else is better?


Work time                                      Play time

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What is good? Being invited to consult at McGill University, Montreal as they explore how to set up a coaching culture.

What is better? Being invited to be involved in the process.

What else is better? Enjoying both the stimulating work environment and the stunning natural environment.

Question to self-coachers:

  • What is good?
  • What is  better?
  • And what else is better?
  • What did you contribute?
  • Where are you now on a scale from 1-10?
  • How can you support yourself in keeping up with those changes?

Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities.Seize good occasions and make them better, and even better…..

(Anna here, enjoying being back in Montreal, working again with Valerie on amazing projects)





As the sun rises over Montréal …



… so Anna and Valerie rise to the exciting challenge of consulting at McGill University:

  • leadership development
  • interpersonal communication
  • competency development
  • performance enhancement
  • professional goal attainment

The Coach Approach consulting services explores issues from the unique perspective of your personal requirements – contact us!

Montreal, here we come!


imgresOctober 2016 will see us presenting at McGill University.

The Coach Approach currently offers popular workshops on a wide variety of subjects, customized to your needs!

Contact us for further details – and keep the dialogue going on creating the conditions where we can all thrive!

Anna here: am so excited to be back in Montreal with Valerie, this time offering Experiential Workshops at the prestigious McGill University on topics that we know you are passionate about,

  • The Coach Approach – a firm Corporate Favourite for Developing a Feedback Culture
  • Stress Management –  How to Adopt a Stress-Resilient Lifestyle
  • Assertiveness – How to Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Business
  • Positive Psychology –  A Positive Process for Change

Can you afford to not attend?

Calling all leaders!

Business coaching/Training, Life coaching, Positive Psychology

Science of Happiness

Research has proved it once again: your actions can have a significant effect on your happiness and satisfaction with life. Whether it be in the area of personal mastery and leadership or leading a team at work, here are proven ways to increase your wellness and thrive! Click here to download the poster “10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy”.