Advancement Centre

Our Partners



Our Coaches

Bonnie Marcus

Award winning entrepreneur and Forbes contributing writer, Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., has real conversations for real women about real situations in the workplace today. Bonnie assists professional women to successfully navigate the workplace and position and promote themselves to advance their careers. With 20+ years of sales and management experience, including holding executive positions in both start-up companies and Fortune 500 companies.

Carolyn Lawrence

President & CEO of Women of Influence, has designed a course based on how she found her passion; to influence women. Her background includes experience in the financial services industry in strategic development, marketing, communications areas. She has dedicated the last 10 years to building an event business into a multi-platform powerhouse to shatter the glass ceiling for ambitious women in business.

Christine LaPerriere

Executive Director and Head Coach of the Advancement Centre who helps to uncover hidden potential in people’s lives and careers. She is a professional coach and certified expert in helping organizations; she helps identify talent and opportunities, build individual and collective skills, and integrate this human potential with processes and procedures that generate powerful lasting change.

Lisa Heidman

Senior Client Partner, North American Director of Bedford Legal. Lisa brings over 15 years of legal, business, Board and Executive Search experience dealing with CEO’s, Senior Executives and best-in-class talent within a wide range of industries, including financial, legal and professional services, retail, consumer goods, food services, real estate, health care and pharmaceuticals. Working with Boards and their Senior Leadership teams, placing C-Suite Executives across functions and their critical supporting teams, Lisa’s clients include some of the most iconic public companies in Canada including Manulife Financial, Brookfield, Tim Horton’s, Canadian Tire Corporation, Samsung, Loyalty One, and Indigo Books & Music Inc.

Paula Pyne

Paula is a leader, advocate, teacher, and advisor known as a source of inspiration and a catalyst for mindful, positive change. Paula’s unique approach to self-development melds the business world with the philosophy of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. By blending these traditionally contradictory modalities, Paula facilitates long-term results in the lives of her clients, results that connect colleague to colleague, employee to organization, and individual to passion while achieving greater profit and heightened wellbeing.

Shoana Prasard

15 years’ experience in executive development training and an extensive background in presentation and branding including social networking, public relations, and media development for a variety of commercial clients and film festivals including TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival.

  • Shoana Prasard

    Toronto | April 24, 2014

    More Details $595.00

    Building Your Personal Brand

    Shoana Prasad, Glenwood Consulting Group
    This highly interactive workshop is designed to help you discover, build, and leverage your powerful and authentic self into a personal brand that utilizes your most authentic self, your best strengths, and your most ardent passions.
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    Toronto | May 08, 2014

    More Details $595.00

    Leading with Your Authentic Self

    Paula Pyne, Founder, Uplift Consulting
    This highly interactive workshop is designed to help you discover, build, and leverage your true and authentic leadership style and unlock the potential of your authentic self, innate strengths and passions.
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    Toronto | May 20, 2014

    More Details $500.00

    The Art of Collaboration: Toronto

    Presented by Knightsbridge
    Learn how to practice effective communication and inter-personal skills when dealing with peers, subordinates and superiors on current projects or initiatives you are involved in.
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    Toronto | June 25, 2014

    More Details $500.00

    Strategic Networking: Toronto

    Presented by Knightsbridge
    Networking is crucial in today’s corporate environment. It’s not just about how many people you know – but how diverse your network is and how it matches up with your business and personal goals. T