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Building Coaching Cultures: A Fireside Chat

January 26 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Join Us for a Conversation on Building Coaching Cultures!

The event will start with a fireside chat where we’ll hear from Erin O’Byrne, Heather Turnbull, Julie Jenkins, Sheelagh Davis and Kerry Woodcock as they explore how organizations build coaching cultures, and use coaching to achieve strategic objectives.

The second half of the event will be an open space for event participants to lead breakout room conversations on topics of their choosing, related to the theme of coaching cultures.

Event will be hosted on Zoom. Get your tickets today!  


Explore building coaching cultures in organizations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Why?  Business case for coaching in organizations, and example outcomes
  • What? Elements and characteristics of coaching cultures
  • How?  Enabling conditions and activities for building and growing coaching cultures
  • Current challenges and opportunities, and and future trends.

Target Audience: All with an interest in building coaching cultures! 

  • Organizations
  • Executive leaders, sponsors and champions
  • Managers and leaders
  • Coaches
  • Organization Development and Change practitioners and consultants
  • Change Management professionals
  • Agile Community.

Host: Charles Lee

Fireside Chat Panelists:

  • Erin O’Byrne, Senior Talent Development Coach, Best Buy Canada
  • Heather Turnbull, Program Lead, Coaching Services, UBC
  • Julie Jenkins, Organization Development and Learning Consultant, UBC
  • Sheelagh Davis, Leader, Leadership & OD (People Development team), Fraser Health
  • Kerry Woodcock, Director of Novalda Coaching & Consulting and CRR Canada

Panelist Bios:

Erin O’Byrne, Senior Talent Development Coach, Best Buy Canada

With 20 years’ expertise in coaching, leadership development and HR, Erin O’Byrne has helped build coaching cultures and lead change management initiatives in many not-for-profit and corporate environments in Canada, the UK and Ireland. Currently, as a Senior Talent Development Coach at Best Buy Canada, she works with a team of eight coaches implementing an internal coaching program for eCommerce and Technology teams working in an Agile environment.

Erin is also an advocate for mental well-being and helps lead Best Buy’s national committee. In her spare time, she teaches meditation and well-being through Healing Foundry.



Heather Turnbull, Program Lead, Coaching Services, UBC

Heather Turnbull, MA, COC, PCC is program lead of Coaching Services with Organizational Development and Learning, UBC Human Resources, and is an on-site instructor. Heather has worked for more than 17 years at the intersection of coaching, engagement, leadership development and curriculum design in Canada, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and the UK.

As a graduating member of the first cohort of organizational coaches, Heather joined UBC Extended Learning to manage and provide strategic guidance to the organizational coaching and leadership programs.

As lead of Coaching Services at UBC, Heather is responsible for setting the direction and professional standards for the successful delivery of coaching services, including 1:1, team and group coaching for staff and faculty at UBC. Heather contributes to UBC’s coaching community of practice and currently sits on the Vancouver chapter of the International Coach Federation.

As a lifelong learner and inspired coach, Heather is committed to changing the quality of workplace conversations, and sparking the art of deep listening, provocative questioning, imagination and exploration.

Julie Jenkins, Organizational Development and Learning Consultant, UBC

Through curiosity, creativity and courage, Julie Jenkins partners with individuals, teams and organizations to elevate people excellence. Julie believes that transformation is possible only when we are able to fully be ourselves, to dare greatly and to make small shifts in the direction of our desired future. Julie holds a M.A. in Organizational Psychology where she conducted extensive research on how to measure the impact of coaching cultures, is a Certified Leadership Coach, and holds Bachelor degrees in Business, Psychology, Photography and French. Julie is the founder of Launch Atelier, which helps individuals build thriving lives. Currently, she is an Organizational Development and Learning Consultant at the University of British Columbia.



Sheelagh Davis, Leader, Leadership & OD (People Development Team), Fraser Health

Sheelagh Davis has over 20 years’ experience as a Leadership and Organization Development coach, consultant and facilitator, working with organizations to strengthen leadership, culture and equity/inclusion. She currently leads the People Development team within Fraser Health’s inter-disciplinary Leadership and OD team.

Coaching is a central component in this team’s approach to leader/leadership development, with a strong internal team and external roster of coaches delivering hundreds of hours of coaching annually, to leaders at all levels. It is also woven in as an integral part of the team’s leadership and culture work, with leaders actively supported to develop and practice the skills of coach-like leadership.



Kerry Woodcock, Director of Novalda Coaching & Consulting and CRR Canada

Kerry Woodcock leads change for a world of change. Believing that it is powerful relationship that creates meaningful change, she encourages and challenges leaders to amplify the power of relationship. Weaving together innovations from the world of change leadership, relationship systems intelligence, and vertical development, she coaches leaders, teams, and networks to develop core, collective and change leadership capability and capacity.

Training and mentoring leaders to develop systemic team coaching competencies and skills, she is influential in pioneering a systems approach to developing coaching cultures within organizations. She is the Director of Novalda and CRR Canada, a coach training school. See Novalda I CRR Canada on LinkedIn for more information.


Charles Lee, Organization Development and Change Consultant and Coach

Charles Lee is an organization development and change consultant and coach, providing help to organizations, leaders and teams to answer the call for change leadership, operate in complexity and uncertainty, and carry out their mission with reach and impact.


January 26
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


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