NECS Bios

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Adria Trowhill

Adria is one of the first Canadian ICF Master Certified Coaches (MCC). She is a past president of the GTA chapter of the International Coach Federation and has played an integral role in the Canadian coaching community (Sourcebook of Coaching History, Brock, 2014). She was responsible for the creation of the Prism Award, and designated Canadian Coach of the Year in 2008. Adria is a founding faculty member of Adler Graduate School’s certified coach training program and led the program as Dean of Coaching for 8 years, receiving the award of Dean Emerita in 2015.  Adria is also one of the first internationally known team coaches whose team coaching methodology has been successfully used with hundreds of teams since 1994. Her work has long foreshadowed the ICF’s new focus on the importance of working with clients within their systemic context.  Her ‘Living Systems Approach™” sees all teams as living systems that must learn how to adapt to changing contexts in order to survive and thrive.

 

Begum Verjee

Begum Verjee (she/her) has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and a master’s in Counselling Psychology and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Begum started her coach certification training with the Faculty of Coaching at the Adler Graduate Professional School Inc. (ADLER) in 2016. Begum is a trauma-informed mental fitness coach, and integrates Adlerian Psychology and Positive Intelligence, Mindfulness and Neuroscience approaches in working with her clients. As a professional life and leadership coach, Begum works primarily with women entrepreneurs, academics, administrators, emerging leaders, and senior executives, particularly from under-representative, minoritized, and equity deserving groups. Begum is the Provost and a faculty member at the Adler Graduate Professional School in Toronto, faculty with the International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools & Institutes (ICASSI), and with the Inclusion Coach Certification program. She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), a member of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching (GSAEC) and sits on the Council of Ambassadors with the ICF Foundation.

 

Kevin Weitz

Kevin is an organizational psychologist, leadership coach and business consultant. He specializes in working with leaders to shape their organization’s culture to directly align with new strategic direction or when a merger integration is taking place. His rigorous approach focuses first on the capabilities of senior leaders to ensure that their behaviors drive strategic and cultural change. For over 25 years Kevin has consulted with organizations like Intel Corp, Chevron, Levi Strauss & Co, Wells Fargo Bank, Pacific Gas & Electric, British Columbia Hydro and Standard Bank of South Africa on large scale transformational projects. Kevin’s transformation work focuses on engaging leaders, employees and stakeholders to help them become more adaptable and resilient to constant and disruptive change.  Kevin holds a Psy.D. in organizational psychology from the Professional School of Psychology in Sacramento California where he is also a member of the Board of Trustees. He lives in Marin County in the San Francisco Bay area.

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