Participant Stories

Hear what our alumni have to say about their experiences at The Ivey Academy.

November 2nd, 2020

Looking back at CPCIS: One year later

Maria Nsouli, Vice President, Impact Investment Fund at BMO shares her thoughts on the CPCIS and how her career trajectory has changed since completing the program.

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August 11th, 2020

Shift your thinking with executive coaching

Emily Knight, Director, MS Knowledge Network, details her experience in the Ivey Leadership Program and how the support of an executive coach helped her solve her most pressing leadership challenge.

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February 28th, 2020

Solve your leadership challenge with executive coaching

Nick Spence, Regional Manager, Movati Athletic, details his experience in the Ivey Leadership Program and how the support of an executive coach helped him solve his most pressing leadership challenge.

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January 20th, 2020

Discover your strengths and weaknesses as a leader

Justine Zavitz, Vice President & Advisor at Zavitz Insurance and Wealth, shares how the Ivey Leadership Program helped her deeply understand her strengths and weaknesses as a leader, and provided her with an actionable plan to improve – and stay accountable – with the help of post-program coaching.

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January 13th, 2020

Influence and motivate your team

Valery Brennan, Registrar of Canadian Citizenship and Director of Citizenship Program Delivery at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, describes how the Ivey Leadership Program allowed her to understand her leadership style so that she could determine how to effectively influence and motivate her team. 

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December 16th, 2019

Shift your leadership perspective

Catriona Le May Doan, two-time Olympic gold medalist and President & CEO of Sport Calgary, shares how The Ivey Academy's CommunityShift™ program shifted her leadership perspective to become a more team-focused leader.

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December 13th, 2019

Make the shift from managing to leading

Claude Arbez, Director, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, details how the Ivey Leadership Program developed his leadership skills so he could confidently make the transition from managing to leading.

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December 12th, 2019

Lead change and transform your future

Kunle Tauhid, Vice President, Financing & Consulting at Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), explains how the Ivey Leadership Program's applicable tools helped him prepare his team – and organization – for a constantly changing business environment.

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December 10th, 2019

Deepen your understanding of executive behaviour

David Graham, Chief Exploration Officer at EDGE3, explains how The Ivey Academy's LIFT Advanced Coaching Certification Program deepened his understanding of both executive behaviour and the ever-changing contemporary business landscape.

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December 3rd, 2019

Taking executive coaching to the next level

Catharine Larkin shares how The Ivey Academy's LIFT Advanced Coaching Certification Program helped her stay relevant in a rapidly changing business environment while taking her leadership coaching practice to the next level.

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November 29th, 2019

Putting theory into practice

Tom Eaton, Senior Director - Sales & Operations Planning at Metrie, talks about how The Ivey Academy's Strategic Business Negotiations Program allowed him to learn and apply the concepts of high-level negotiation.

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November 27th, 2019

Amplify your leadership impact

Darren Sprod, CEO of Central Coast Football in Australia, discusses how the Ivey Leadership Program has given him applicable tools and strategies to immediately impact his organization and positively influence his own leadership.

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