Meet Our Team

The Coaching Academy for Leaders

Faculty

Corry Robertson, PCC

Director of Education, Coach Educator,
Mentor Coach

Corry Robertson is a leading global expert on coaching culture, engagement, and retention, and a Registered ICF Mentor Coach, with a client list that includes Fortune 100 companies. Corry is the Founder and CEO of The Coaching Academy for Leaders, and an award-winning coach, listed on Montreal’s top 20 Coaches by Influence Digest. Corry’s primary areas of expertise include supporting executives and emerging leaders through human performance improvement, organizational culture management, executive team development and leadership and high potential development programs.

Brian Duggan, PCC

Brian Duggan, PCC

Coach Educator, Mentor Coach, Accredited Coach Supervisor

 

Brian is an Executive Coach, Coach Trainer and Mentor. A life-long learner he has completed two Royal Roads University Graduate Certificates in Coaching Practices. His first book Coaching From the Inside Out: A personal approach to coaching for change was published in June of 2019. Brian is a member of the International Coach Federation, with a PCC accreditation.

Melanie Briand, ACC

Melanie Briand, ACC

Coach Educator

 

As an associate certified coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and trainer, Melanie assists individuals and teams in developing awareness surrounding their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in order to develop a strategy to optimize their potential. Melanie knows how to adapt to the needs of people and by paying particular attention to their psychological needs for relatedness, competence and autonomy. Specialized in Organizational Behaviour, she also lectures at the John Molson School of Business. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys swing dancing, yoga and hiking in nature with her children.

Enza Cignarella, MBA, PPCC

Enza Cignarella, MBA, PPCC

Coach Educator

 

Enza is a strategist in human-centered business design and implementation offering a broad spectrum of senior experience in the pharmaceutical, educational and leadership development fields. An ICF Certified professional business coach with a penchant for developing talent, elevating teams to higher performance and optimizing enterprise results, Enza is appreciated as an articulate communicator capable of synthesizing information and bringing people together behind a common purpose. Fuelled by relentless curiosity and learning, Enza speaks and writes fluent English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Lori Lacey, MEd, CPHR, SHRM, CEC, PCC

Lori Lacey, MEd, CPHR, SHRM, CEC, PCC

Mentor Coach

 

Lori is an executive coach and leadership development specialist who loves working with leaders and their teams to create high performance. She believes all leaders have the potential to inspire others and developing coaching skills can accelerate that potential. She has been actively involved in teaching leadership and coaching skills to leaders in organizations since 2006.

Judy Nagy, MsCA

Judy Nagy, MsCA

Guest Faculty

 

Currently lecturing at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Judy Nagy teaches entrepreneurship, responsible management and critical thinking to MBA and undergraduate students. She also actively mentors students for the Dobson Seed Competition and is a judge and speaker for various entrepreneurial events and competitions. As a strategic growth consultant within the high-tech industry, Judy leverages her 20+ years of experience to guide the growth of client organizations using responsible management techniques.

Business Team and Administration

Stephanie Gafoor

Stephanie Gafoor

Community Manager

 

As the Community Manager, Stephanie is The Coaching Academy for Leaders’ person to ensure that everything needed to make our cohorts run smoothly and efficiently happens. Stephanie has been an asset to The Coaching Academy for Leaders since we launched our first online cohort in 2020 and supports participants by helping them navigate the online platform and assisting them with any technical questions they may have throughout their coach certification journey.

Geneviève Rochon

Geneviève Rochon

Marketing and Communications

 

Geneviève supports The Coaching Academy for Leaders with digital marketing, business communications, and IT expertise. With over 20 years of experience in sales, digital marketing, and project management she thrives on helping coaches reach their goals through creating client-getting websites and increasing impact by streamlining marketing systems. Geneviève is a recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, and has sat on the Board of Directors of Ottawa Tourism, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), and several charities.

Transformation Team

Developing a coaching culture in your organization? Call on the expertise of a Coaching Culture Transformation Team to help you bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. A Transformation Team can act as your change management consultants who understand coaching, coaching culture, and how to bring it to life in your company.

Corry Robertson, PCC

Corry Robertson, PCC

Director of Education, Transformation Team Leader

 

Corry Robertson is a leading global expert on coaching culture, engagement, and retention, and a Registered ICF Mentor Coach, with a client list that includes Fortune 100 companies. Corry is the Founder and CEO of The Coaching Academy for Leaders, and an award-winning coach, listed on Montreal’s top 20 Coaches by Influence Digest. Corry’s primary areas of expertise include supporting executives and emerging leaders through human performance improvement, organizational culture management, executive team development and leadership and high potential development programs.

Helena Hlavenkova, MA, ACC

Helena Hlavenkova, MA, ACC

Transformation Team Consultant

 

Helena is an Associate Certified Coach with the ICF, as well as a senior consultant in the field of organizational design and human resources. An experienced trainer in the area of leadership, team development and coaching in the workforce, Helena holds a Master’s degree in Psychology and is also a Certified Change Management Practitioner.

Enza Cignarella, MBA, PPCC

Enza Cignarella, MBA, PPCC

Transformation Team Consultant

 

Enza is a strategist in human-centered business design and implementation offering a broad spectrum of senior experience in the pharmaceutical, educational and leadership development fields. An ICF Certified professional business coach with a penchant for developing talent, elevating teams to higher performance and optimizing enterprise results, Enza is appreciated as an articulate communicator capable of synthesizing information and bringing people together behind a common purpose. Fuelled by relentless curiosity and learning, Enza speaks and writes fluent English, French, Italian and Spanish.

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