“Signy holds up a mirror to your leadership and engagement manner. You can see all the strengths and all the warts. While she is frank she is also non-judgmental which has helped me be openly share areas that I need her help on. She helps me refine the area by looking deeper and does not hesitate to challenge me if I am being intellectually dishonest. Finally she helps me create meaningful ways to build strength, measure progress and define what success would look like. I could not have asked for a better leadership coach.”
– Girish Bablani, Director of Development
Signy has a style that invites relaxation and expansion at the same time. She becomes the divining rod for others to reveal their truths and move into the next stage of their evolution, both professionally and personally.
Engaged, excited, dynamic and expressive are some of the terms that the workshop participants used to describe their Signyficant Experience at BC Women Lead 2014.
With contagious enthusiasm and skills to match, Signy truly took our event to the next level, and left the participants intrigued and wanting more.
– Deb Leroux, Founder
BC Women Lead
“In two days, Signy supported a group of staff with a variety of feelings that ranged from fear, anxiety, uncertainty and immobilization to a more optimistic future of hope and trust. Her skilled facilitation enabled some deep, honest conversations that needed to happen. She also taught the group new concepts around managing change and moreover transitions while also taking us all through some insight evoking exercises. It was just the right mix, just the right timing and was delivered with wisdom, integrity, respect and just the right amount of levity and humor. She is truly talented. By way of positive outcomes I have heard a number of the staff describe the sessions by saying, “we felt important, they care about how I feel and where I’m at with regard to the change”, “we talked about important things, I felt valued”, “It was great to be able to talk openly about things, now I feel I can connect with the new team more, we all talked about and honoured our experiences.
Signy, I can’t thank you enough, it made a huge difference, especially to our first steps of how we will be as a team.”
– Jo Clark, Professional Practice Director
Allied Health, Vancouver Coastal Health
“Having worked closely with Signy – I have experienced her balanced coaching, which combines great insight, straight talking, and high quality feedback, to have had a profound impact on my personal development and career situation.
I have worked with a number of coaches over the years – at times with good affect – however, not always! My experience with Signy has been extremely positive.
She helped me to focus on the most impactful areas for improvement in a very meaningful fashion. She invested upfront time and energy to establish the necessary trusted relationships, withboth the group, and each individual – quickly assimilating the key facts relative to prioritized development opportunities, and has elegantly landed key coaching points that have materially affected behavior. Signy’s laser focused clarity, passion for real and progressive change, and ability to translate concepts and ideas into practical and tangible results has been a key factor in me amending my approach to become more impactful in my role – and I’m sure a factor in the company confirming my upcoming promotion.
Signy is a really impressive and impactful coach!”
– Don Grantham, Corporate Vice President, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Microsoft
“Signy, the power of your coaching sessions, and the tools you’ve equipped my business partner and I with, consistently amaze. Through our work together, you’ve helped us stay on track with the big picture business and personal goals, and also guided us in addressing the everyday challenges of business ownership and leadership along the way. We value your perspective and the accountability and tools for goal achievement you provide; these have been invaluable assets as we’ve built our business over the years. Thank you for teaching us to not only see the possible, but for challenging us to push our personal visions of what possible could look like! We deeply value your talent and coaching. Thank you.”
– Emira Mears, Partner
Raised Eyebrow Web Studio Inc.
“Signy, your coaching made a such a different to me, both personally and professionally. Your keen insight and ability to gently but powerfully call out my greatest strengths really helped me to see what I have to offer and make better use of it. My increase in self confidence, directly related to our coaching, has changed what is possible for me in my life and my work. Through the coaching that we did around understanding the perspectives of other people and what is really important to them, I have become better able to communicate in a way that creates the impact I want, allowing me to further strategic goals that are important to my organization and enhance my own personal development. This has been useful for both me and my company.”
– Katerina Goros, Vice President of Human Resources
Royal Bank of Canada Insurance
“I knew Signy to be a coach who is true to her purpose (which is being a firecracker in your pants) and this is why I chose to work with her as I completed my certification level of coach training last year. What I happily discovered was that Signy is also tender, and lovely and nurturing and courageous in her cheerleading of me and my growth. I could go on and on for days, but I will leave it here: she is powerful coach whether she is taking a stand for your life (and demanding that you take it on) or holding you softly as something becomes too hard to talk about for a moment.”
– Tara Caffelle, CPCC
Big Life Coaching
“Bringing together Executive Directors of Business Improvement Areas & Downtown Associations from across North America to develop their Leadership was the task at hand. We hired Signy Wilson as our Keynote, as we knew that she would bring meaning and passion to the experience. Signy delivered a 1/2-day Talk & Interactive Workshop that allowed these leaders to explore and express their bigger game and create action steps to help them achieve it. Signy is a gem to work with as she has an extensive corporate background and design experience and is truly a gifted speaker that engages and inspires her audiences.”
– Christie Mann, Leadership Events Consultant & Producer
Downtown Business Association
“When I first started working with you I was “tentatively” powerful, and during our time together, you helped me become “powerful on demand”. Now I ask for what I want or need, I swing out into big territory with assurance, and I take charge for my own magnificent life. When I’m headed into an overwhelming situation, I often find myself thinking “What would Signy do?” — Signy, you lead as you live, and I’ve learned from you that I can do it too!
Thank you for all the energy you invested into “seeing me” and challenging me to step up and be the leader you (and I) knew I could be. You recognized my desire to be great, to serve and make a difference, and helped me achieve just that.”
– Jeannie Goodlet
“To be so cliché to say that the course changed my life, is to not add enough value or reverence to …you. Your level of engagement and authenticity was truly profound and overwhelming all at the same time. I was both humbled and propelled into what I have within me to offer others as well as to experience a truly engaging …leader. You are a true inspiration and example of what being true to oneself, while assisting others find their true selves, looks like, and this was an awe inspiring experience.”
– Judy Johnson, CEO
“to be seen and stretched, called on and called forth
to be courageously reunited with the depths of your being
to be in the richness of your unfolding magic place
to be in an open field of joyful bigness and acceptance
to be in the gorgeous place of feeling known, vulnerabilities and all
to be in your laughter spot as you connect to your bodies knowing and growing
to be in a conscious lit up state of fierce loving, by leaning in and letting go
…is to be coached by Signy.
– Tammy Dewar, ACC, CPCC
“Signy, In twenty-five plus years I have never experienced a facilitator who I liked instantly, got to know gradually and then like even more. You are beautiful, smart, talented and a magic maker! Thank you for igniting a spark in my life… I am jazzed.”
– Shelley McClure, Organizational Development Consultant
Vancouver Island Health Authority
“Through the coaching that I have been fortunate to receive from Signy, I have gained critical insights into how I do my work and how I relate to my supervisor and my colleagues. My supervisor has expressed satisfaction for my new modes of communication with her and I am able to collaborate more effectively with my team members. This has allowed me to be much more productive in my work and has resulted in tangible positive outcomes versus frustration at the barriers that I previously encountered.
Signy believes in me and what I am truly capable of, repeatedly championing me and reminding me that I can do what it takes to move things to the next level. Her ability to lead the way through how she is with me in our coaching inspires and motivates me to try different ways of behaving. Signy’s coaching is clear, honest, and direct – yet at the same time compassionate and understanding. It is a gift to have her in my professional life, as well as a great value to the organization as her coaching has helped me to move key objectives forward in a way that respects both myself and others.”
– Monica Redekopp, Director
Professional Practice, Nursing & Allied Health, Vancouver Coastal Health
“Signy’s coaching has been both inspirational and practical, and has enabled me to advance in my career.
In my new role as a manager, Signy provided a clear, fresh perspective and step-by-step way of handling what was for me a sometimes overwhelming role.
She employed a unique and powerful way of helping me to identify and face some of my more uncomfortable underlying feelings including ‘imposter syndrome’ and self-doubt, which was an important first step into then moving into concrete solutions.”
– Jayn Steele, Account Manager
Mentor 4 Inc
“Signy, you are a miracle worker! Thank you for taking me on a journey of self-reflection, discovery, and learning. The coaching skills and techniques you’ve taught me have empowered me to have effective conversations with my staff and maximize their potential. You make me believe in the power of coaching!”
– Rick Yacknovets, Director
Compensation RBC Financial Group
“Before working with you, I was never clear about the direction of my life and how I would get there. I used to be inconsistent with my workday—sometimes I’d hit home runs, but most of the time, I wouldn’t even get up to bat! You gave me the tools to make every workday successful and get into “the zone” with my business, like athletes do with their sport.
The commitment of meeting with you each week was far outweighed by the return and benefits from our sessions. Now I have a routine that enables me to get in a powerful and positive mindset everyday
Thank you Signy, for showing me how easy it can be. You have motivated me to prioritize the things that are most important to me, and your reminders of what I wanted to accomplish and why were the tools I needed to keep me on track and focused. You helped me clearly define my goals and take specific steps towards them. You helped me realize the kind of person I am and how to stay true to that person, whether working on business, climbing, or just sitting on the deck in reflection.”
– Robert Hepper, Owner
“Signy, you identified an ideal new career for me; one that I never imagined. I instantly knew you were correct in your assessment and acted upon it. I now own a thriving company because of your advice! I have been especially impressed with your ability to show me how to maximize my learning, and earning, potential.”
– Pamela Ferrari, Founder
In Order To Succeed Professional Organizers
“Signy you have an uncanny knack for helping people look at workplace and whole life issues from a different perspective, leading to frequent “ah-ha” realizations and insightful revelations. You don’t tell people what to do; you simply have an amazing ability to intuit the very question that needs asking. You pose the sort of questions that lead people to re-examine the issues and apply skills that might be lying dormant or forgotten. You facilitate life advances by accessing and expanding the inner wisdom and power that exists within all of us. You are a supportive leader who provides bracingly honest yet genuine feedback. The tips, tools and techniques that I have witnessed you provide to myself, and to other training program participants, made it possible for us to achieve sustained positive behavioral changes and to get out of our comfort zones. You have the ability to guide people in discovering their life purpose, and to design an individual and realistic growth plan with accountability to encourage their vision, personal time-management style, and work and lifestyle preferences. Signy you absolutely sparkle with authenticity, you’re engagingly curious and have an obvious passion about connecting with people.”
– Jill Korstrom, Legacy Coach
Meridian Life Design Inc.
“Signy, your confidence, compassion, wit and intelligence are the traits that first drew me to you when I chose you to be my personal coach. As we spent time together, your ability to create an environment of trust and excitement, your keen intuition, and wonderful sense of humour enabled me to look at myself with greater clarity and honesty, without feeling judged. Thank you for reminding me to move forward and leave excuses for a lack luster life behind.”
– Anne Beaudry
“Signy uses fierce courage in her coaching to hold me accountable to my big agenda. She provides unconditional acceptance with no judgment. She points me to the greatness within me which has given me the confidence and support to achieve my dreams. She dances with me in my life and does a beautiful job of holding me creative, resourceful and whole.”
– Jenn Rosete, Advisor
Leadership Development, WestJet
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Signy through a leadership program brought into our organization. The famous quote from Kung Fu Panda, who said ‘There is no secret ingredient, it’s just you’ effectively describes the self discovery or ‘ah-ha’ experience I had working with Signy. Simply put, she has helped me to have confidence and trust my experience, ability and knowledge in applying the effective teachings and toolsets given through the Co-Active model. Signy’s engagement is genuine and real, she has a unique ability to help others journey successfully towards being effective coaches, influencers and leaders. My professional and personal life has certainly benefited from this engagement. Thank you Signy for such a positive and gratifying experience.”
– Don de la Paz, Head of Insurance Information Services