Annette grew up in a family of business owners, entrepreneurs, inventors, manufacturers, bookkeepers and sales people.
This environment provided her with a window into the world of business. She absorbed a lot of what was involved – the long hours, the paperwork, advertising, balancing expenses against revenue, the commitment and dedication to the business, and to the people who worked for them.
At university, she found herself drawn to the healthcare field. Over the next 35 plus years, she developed a broad spectrum of experience: intensive care to home care, pediatrics to geriatric, and finally management.
She worked both sides of the management/labor divide, gaining experience in negotiation and mediation, redesigning roles and responsibilities, program development, metrics utilization, and quality assurance.
Twenty plus years into her career, she began her own business while working full time. Her memories of her family’s business ventures became her reality.
Today, as a coach to executive/owners of small and mid-sized businesses and organizations, Annette brings extensive experience to her work combined with considerable education and training in Organizational Development, Leadership development, labor management, decision-making, Systems Theory, Action Research, and the study of human behavior in groups.
2011 Warner Results Coaching, Executive Coaching
2011 Bastyr University Master’s in Applied Behavioral Science at the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) focused on coaching and Consulting in Organizations
1991 Canadian Health Services Association in Hospital Departmental Management
1981 University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation
1972 University of Manitoba, Diploma in Rehabilitation Medicine