What are you most passionate about?
I delight in being a catalyst for learning, growth and change by creating collaborative spaces that unleash enhanced potential, purpose and personal power especially for women leaders.
Who is your greatest role model?
Challenging to identify my greatest role model; I have several individuals, both men and women who have influenced my thinking over the years for example Honorable Jean Augustine, the first African- Canadian woman elected in the House of Commons, and who secured unanimous legislative support to designate February as Black History Month and for her notable accomplishments in all sectors of Canadian society.
What is your greatest accomplishment in your career trajectory?
I have initiated several transformational leadership programs in the non-profit and public sector that have impacted several thousand leaders in the last two decades. Developing leaders is my passion as the ripple effect of transformational, authentic leaders is immeasurable.
What advice would you give to women who are building their careers?
My advice to them is to leverage their strengths and career passion to provide value and offer meaningful contribution. Once you focus on that, leadership roles are attracted to you, which helps to enlarge their sphere of influence and impact.
What do you think is the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?
The world is becoming increasingly uncertain and complex but women should limit themselves or to be held back by self- limiting beliefs. I love coaching women to break through these barriers and live their best and most authentic and powerful version of themselves.
Betty specializes in Executive/Leadership Coaching, Coach Training, Change Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and EDI. She is privileged to coach leaders in health, education and private industry nationally and internationally. Betty is a systems thinker and a change agent, who leverages a strength-based approach to foster positive change. Her effectiveness as a leadership coach, consultant, trainer and international conference speaker is grounded in her lived experiences as a senior leader and organization effectiveness practitioner over the past two decades.
Betty has notable accomplishments that have positively influenced inclusive leadership across all sectors.
In 2012, as the Director of Learning and Leadership and Patient and Family Centered Care, she led the development of Saskatchewan Leadership Program (SLP), a transformational leadership program for health care leaders across Saskatchewan. She was awarded the ICF Prism Award for successfully creating a coaching culture through the SLP initiative.
As the Director of HR Strategy Development at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, she led the design and implementation of EDI, Wellness and Leadership development strategies.
As the inaugural Executive Director for Leadership Saskatoon, she left a legacy of a thriving multi-sector community leadership program. She is the proud recipient of the 2021 Don Ravis Leadership Saskatoon Alumni Award for embodying the values of inclusion, collaboration, lifelong learning and citizen engagement in her leadership roles in the community.
Betty believes in the catalytic power of coaching to develop innovative Insights that Influence new learning and lead to aligned Impact. As the Founder and Principal of BM Leadership Coaching & Consulting Inc she serves leaders and leadership teams as a coach or consultant on EDI, leadership development, change management and team effectiveness.
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