Certified Professional Life Coach
BSW, RSW, CPC
I’m Kerri. I’m a certified professional life coach. My passion is working with people who care about others. People who want to make a difference in this world, people like YOU.
I have worked as a registered social worker since 2007, but I have been a “helper” my whole life. Since childhood my passion has always been to help others. I strive to sprinkle kindness everywhere I go and I want to contribute to others, my community and the world at large in meaningful way. My compassionate and caring nature has served me well in many respects. It has allowed me to form deep connections to people and made me successful in my career. But in 2013 I felt stressed out in my job, trying to please everyone and wanting to be liked. I strived for perfection in a world where that is unattainable. I was giving all of me to everyone else and had nothing left to give myself.
By early 2014 I had quit my job with no plans for my future. I thought it was my work that made me feel unhappy, but I quickly discovered it was deeper that that. During the next few months without a job to go to each day, I lost my purpose and meaning for life. I struggled to get out of bed and my life became a blur of Netflix series. I cried most days, felt lost and like my life was out of control. I didn’t recognize myself and finally reached out for help. With the help of a counsellor I was able to work through my limiting beliefs about who I thought I was (which was a bunch of labels that made me feel like a failure) and reconnect with my true self. I began to walk the path of self -discovery and it changed my life. I was able to identify what was important to me, set goals for my future and reconnect with my passion and purpose. I learned that in order to serve others well, I had to take care of myself in the process and that was the start of a new chapter in my life.
“I began to walk the path of self-discovery and it changed my life.”
Eight long months later, I landed my dream job as a social worker (which I continue to work at today). In 2017, I developed this yearning to help people in a different way. I started exploring other careers and discovered life coaching. I knew immediately that this was the direction I was meant to go. I became a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and a Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) in 2018. In December 0f 2019, I became a COR.E Wellbeing Dynamics Specialist. All of my training was completed through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). iPEC is a highly regarded coaching school that exceeded my expectations. My personal growth and development deepened and I learned many valuable skills that have contributed to my life in a positive way. I truly believe that the investment I made was the greatest gift to myself and I want others to discover, connect and love themselves too. It brings me joy to help others along their life journey discover who they are so that they can live a PURPOSEFUL and BALANCED life.
On a more personal note, I thought I’d share a bit more about myself. I am a home body at heart and my soul is old. I love spending time in the comfort of my home with a cup of tea, hanging with my cats, and playing a good ol’ fashioned card game with my hubs! I also enjoy early morning sweat sessions, yoga, baking and a nice glass of wine. Spending quality time with my family and friends is important to me and brings me joy.
I look forward to connecting with you.
Training and Experience
Energy Leadership Index - Master Practitioner (ELI-MP): Earners of the Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) certification have completed the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) training necessary to coach and debrief clients utilizing this researched, proprietary tool. Earners are proficient in the training, experience, and skills to analyze and interpret the data from the ELI Assessment results and partner with clients to uncover opportunities for deeper awareness, optimal performance, and growth.
Core Wellbeing Dynamics Specialist (CWDS): Earners of the COR.E Wellbeing Dynamics™ Specialist (CWDS) certification have completed the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching’s (iPEC) COR.E Dynamics™ training program
Advanced Application in Cognitive Therapy: Four Day Intensive Training with Dr. David Burns, M.D., 2014
Heart of Helping: Understanding Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue, 2016
HealthChange Methodology Core Training: Person-centered Practice Principles, Assertional Behaviour Change Techniques and Decision Framework, 2016
2 day Advanced Mindfulness Training with Donald Altman, M.A., 2017
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training, 2018
Facilitator Training, Canadian Mental Health Association, 2019
HeartMath Certified Practitioner for Stress, Anxiety and Self-Regulation, 2020