Trust is almost instant

I think you have a really remarkable ability to let people in.  The trust that I feel when we talk is almost instant.  I think that your technique of just being real is very engaging. – Maria Lironi Tweet

Gentle guidance to find the answer myself

There have been many times Vic and I have talked about the biggest scariest things, and by the end of the coaching session I knew exactly what I wanted to do and how I was going to do it, not because Vic told me what to do, but because he provided me with the space, time and gentle guidance to find the answer myself. Elena Graphic Designer   Tweet

I clarified my purpose

The coaching sessions helped me clarify more than simply my priorities, I clarified my purpose. Diane Lavigne Tweet

Vic has an amazing talent for building teams.

Vic has an amazing talent for building teams.  I think it stems from his honesty and openness in dealing with everyone… there is also the fact that he isn’t afraid to take the blame for something, even if it wasn’t his fault… you never feel like he will leave you for the wolves. Rod Kruetzfeld Senior Consultant, Compugen Tweet

Enabled me to change my values from chains to reins

Our journey started with me stuck at a crossroad.  I needed to make some decisions and our conversations regarding values proved invaluable, since once I allowed my values to guide me, decisions followed easily….  Coaching was tremendously valuable and rewarding to me. The value was in self-discovery which enabled me to change my values from chains to reins. Jim IT Manager Tweet

Having my own coach helped me be a better coach

Having my own coach helped me be a better coach to my own team, to listen with the intent of simply understanding and to really help my employees find their own solutions. Diane Lavigne Tweet

Vic is a great facilitator.

Vic is a great facilitator. In workshop settings, he seems very at ease, and can draw out comments and opinions from everyone. Everyone feels heard. Troy Parker Network Manager, Catalyst Chartered Accountants Tweet

People calm down when they feel heard

It’s amazing how people calm down when they feel heard, making it that much easier to focus on the mutual concerns of the group. Rafael Studzinski Senior Consultant, Compugen Tweet

Vic is agenda free, sincere and authentic.

Vic is a solid committed coach who pushes your limits while respecting them. He creates a safe environment for exploring feedback honestly by being non-judgmental, trusting of my judgment/interpretation, agenda free, sincere and authentic.  He’s great at reflecting strengths, and highlights your opportunities for growth. This has been of great value in empowering me to embrace becoming a better leader. Anna Diedricksen Tweet

he was working with me, trying to figure out what we needed to be more successful.

As a client, I never felt like Vic was trying to sell me something. Rather, he was working with me, trying to figure out what we needed to be more successful.  So when he did say ‘what you need is…’ I made sure to listen to what he was saying! Keith Scheelar IT Infrastructure Manager, Enerflex Systems Ltd Tweet

Victor’s questions and subtle guidance were the catalyst to finding my own solutions.

My sessions with Victor often started with very vague ideas, or the feeling that something was not quite right.  With Victor’s great active listening skills, I was able to identify my issues, and without giving me solutions, Victor’s questions and subtle guidance were the catalyst to finding my own solutions. Victor also brought discipline to these self-discovery sessions; each session had to result in an action plan.   Victor is excellent at highlighting strengths and opportunities for development; he has helped not only by professional life but my personal as well. Diane Lavigne Tweet

Vic was extremely helpful

I am starting a new executive coaching business and want to create a website that promotes my unique brand and services. I am not tech savvy and was not sure how to obtain quality professional help without breaking the bank at this early stage in my business development. Vic was extremely helpful in showing me key pitfalls to avoid and resources I could look at to increase my basic understanding of web development. He also reassured me that I could start with an affordable first step and talked me through how I could create a productive relationship and get value for money from my web developer. Thanks to your coaching, Vic, I am very satisfied with my approach now.   Jane Hardy Certified Executive Coach, Hardy Coaching Group Tweet

Coaching is in Vic’s heart and soul.

Coaching is in Vic’s heart and soul. He has a natural ability to connect quickly and deeply with the people he coaches and has a gift for getting to the core of anything they bring to him. Vic’s special blend of gentle humour, powerful questions and direct, yet compassionate truth telling, provides a fertile ground for new ideas, awarenesses and creative problem solving to grow from the people he coaches. Amy Ruppert MCC Chief Learning Officer at Coaching Out of the Box Tweet