ANGELA BIRD (Co-Founder & Instructor)
Angela is an extraordinary executive coach and teacher with a well-known reputation for providing truthful, confidential, supportive coaching to CEO’s, Directors, senior executives, business owners, entrepreneurs around the world as they move through their career. She is known internationally for her wisdom, insight and pragmatic approach to business, leadership and relationship building.
Initially trained in psychology (BSc. Psyc, ANU), and currently engaged in postgraduate studies in motivation psychology at BOND University, Angela loved the idea of working with people who wanted to learn and grow and find purpose in their lives. She went on to learn coaching as a practical, goal focused practice in China which at the time infused eastern philosophy to human development. She also holds conventional accrediations in Cognitive Behavioural Coaching/Therapy, Coaching Psychology (Sydney University), Narrative Coaching and is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NHG). Angela is also certified in the use of several personal and business assessment tools including the MLQ 360 Full Range Leadership Assessment, Hogan Assessment, BAR-On Assessment, KEYSCOPE and the VIA Character Strengths Survey, BIS/BAS Motivational Assessment.
Angela has pushed on the edge of coaching for many years, by creating and teaching a different approach which proudly brings more than just the coaching technique to the process of human development. Contraversially, she argues that coaching will need to lift it’s game to another level in order to survive and stay relevant. Finally, 18 plus years as a coach, teacher of coaching worldwide, and networking with both coaches, coach educators and customers of coaching she was driven to co-create CFCE for the benefit of those willing to become masters of their trade. Great people need and want exceptional coaching.
VIA Strengths: Curiosity/Interest/Novelty Seeking, Perspective/Wisdom, Creativity/Originality/Ingenuity, Gratitude, Spirituality/Faith/Purpose
Working On: Bravery/Valor, Self-Regulation/Self-Control, Persistence/Perseverance
GLENN HALL (Co-Founder & Instructor)
Glenn is a truly genuine human being. Certified as a Professional Coach Practitioner CPCP (ICA), ICF Member, and Certified Adult Trainer (George Brown College), he has the reputation as an exceptional coach to those who really want to make things happen. Skilled in Narrative Life Coaching with the specialization in Strengths and Transition, and a deep knowledge of career consulting to the entertainment industry, he is as a regular guest lecturer at Humber College, Niagara College, Ryerson University, Sheridan College and York University in Toronto, Canada. He is the creator of the masterful AWARDS Coaching Model and the concept of Irrefutable Confidences which support his well grounded ability to support and move people forward faster than they ever imagined.
In addition to operating his private coaching practice and teaching career enrichment workshops to performers, he is also an instructor, co-creator, and tech guru at the CFCE (yes he designed and maintains the website too..). In short, he is a master in the art of the possible!
VIA Strengths: Humour & Playfulness, Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence, Curiosity, Honesty/Authenticity and Genuineness, Creativity/Ingenuity & Originality
Working On: Zest, Prudence, Self-Regulation
Lydia Simon (Instructor)
Lydia is an executive coach and consultant, who works with senior managers and executives to bridge the gap between Chinese and Western approaches to leadership and wisdom of life. Based on her own experience, she supports her clients in managing changes and transitions by keeping a clear focus on business success and personal values.
Born in Germany, she earned her PhD in Chemistry from Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf in 1993. During her studies she also lived in London and the US. The desire to learn and to add economic knowledge to her scientific background, resulted in an MBA degree, which she earned in 1998 from Bradford Management Center, UK. Now she is also a DGQ (German Society of Quality) -certified ISO 9001 auditor and an expert in process oriented quality management.
Her experience in Shanghai inspired her to found her own consulting and coaching company. Her coaching clients are senior and executive manager from MNC’S like Bayer, GM and Astra Zeneca, as well as from international operating SME’s, who work at the interface of Chinese and Western culture. Following her desire to support especially working women, she developed a mentoring program for professional expatriate women in Shanghai.
Lydia is a certified professional coach and also certified in the Hogan Personal Assessment tool. Based on her international experience, she delivers coaching in German, English and Dutch.
VIA Strengths: Curiosity, Zest and Honesty
Working On: Caution/Prudence, Modesty/Humility, Hope/Optimism and Future Mindedness