Principals

 
Andrew Bartley  

Andrew Bartley, PCC, MDiv, MBA, is a Principal of Platinum Leadership Inc. He serves leaders, teams, and organizations, and the change their mission requires. He helps teams and companies unleash their potential as they align their leadership, strategy, vision, and culture. 

Andrew has designed and led planning and coaching processes, workshops and retreats for hundreds of organizations, and teaches leadership, strategic planning and coaching at Western Continuing Studies. He served as Episcopal Director of Pastoral Leadership for the Diocese of London, supervising 17 directors and specialists assisting 110 communities and 700 employees.

Andrew’s education includes an Ivey MBA, Master of Divinity (Spirituality), Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), and Bachelor of Education. He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation and holds Adler (ATC), Ken Blanchard, Master Tilt 365, MBTI, and Organization and Relationship Systems (ORSCC) certifications.
     
Corinne Walsh  

Corinne Walsh, MA, LLM, is a Principal of Platinum Leadership Inc. Her specialties include leadership and organizational development, coaching, conflict resolution, strategic planning, training, and facilitation. Corinne collaborates with nonprofit, corporate and community-based clients, focusing on building strong organizations and effective leaders by developing excellence at all levels.

Corinne also serves as adjunct faculty with King’s University College and Continuing Studies at Western University. She earned a Master of Law degree specializing in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School. Corinne also holds Master and Bachelor of Arts degrees, a Diploma in Adult Education, and Certificates in Business Administration, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Pastoral Planning, and Youth Ministry. She is a qualified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and is completing associate-level accreditation with the International Coach Federation.

     

Coaches & Facilitators


 

Leanna Barwick is an Associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. Leanna is a Canadian life coach and community activator of Filipino and UK ancestry. She specializes in experiential workshops that focus on creative human development and conflict resolution. Leanna has brought her coaching and workshops to not-for-profits, artists, community groups, public educators and businesses in Toronto and the surrounding areas since 2010. Leanna offers one-on-one individual coaching and leadership development, relationship coaching, team coaching, group facilitation, 360 assessments and debriefs, cultural research consulting, and custom workshop design.

Leanna is accredited through the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She has completed multiple ICF accredited coach training certification programs, including Co-Active Coaching and Leadership, Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching, Neuroscience Consciousness Transformational Coaching, and the Leadership Circle Profile 360 and Leadership Culture Survey. Leanna is a mentor coach with the ICF and has worked with coaches in certification since 2015.

     
 

Sara Bigwood, PCC, ORSC, MA, EMMA, is an Associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. She has worked as an executive coach, team coach, curriculum designer, trainer and speaker on numerous international and North American assignments. As an executive coach, Sara helps leaders reach higher levels of effectiveness and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. As a team coach, she helps teams grow their collective capacity and develop collective leadership. She partners with leaders and team members to find more effective ways of communicating, resolving conflict, and getting work accomplished.

Sara is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. She is an accredited facilitator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Lumina Assessment, and the 360° Leadership Circle Profile®. Sara will complete the Organization Relationship System Coaching certification process in 2017. She holds a Master of Corporate Communication from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and an Executive Master of Marketing and Advertising from the Solvay Business School. Sara has completed additional training in somatic coaching, systemic coaching and the Bigger Game Experience.

Sara Bigwood is the author of two books about education, and one book about change (The Expat Method, Mastering Personal and Organizational Change). She recently served as a speaker at the Columbia Coaching Conference, exploring the impact of the stages of adult development on team effectiveness. Sara grew up in Belgium, and moved to New York with her husband and two beautiful children in 2014.

     
 

Jen Denys, BA, CHRP, CPC, is an Associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. Her professional experience includes organizational structure reviews, mentoring and leadership development in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Jen is an expert facilitator who is entrusted with moments involving significant change. As a talent connector, she thrives in opportunities when she can support organizations to develop frameworks that maximize their human potential.

Jen is a Certified Human Resources Professional and Certified Professional Coach who also serves as Principal of Blue Core Coaching. She understands her purpose is to add value to the lives of others and be a steward of the trust and resources that are placed with her by clients and colleagues. Jen coaches individuals to identify and embrace their unique gifts. She meets clients where they are, and combines best practices with the concrete realities of business and life to find solutions that work.

     
Olivier Larvor  

Olivier Larvor, ACC, ORSCC, CPCC, is an Associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. He is an executive and team coach certified by the International Coaching Federation. Olivier is passionate about supporting the transition of workplaces into creative, dynamic and performing companies where "work doesn't suck" and relationships are strong. Olivier believes the best innovations lie in human potential, connections, and spirit. Olivier facilitates people’s development into visionary & inspirational leaders, talented professionals, and better-operating teams by revealing their inner strength, emotional resilience, and heart.

Olivier also serves as Principal of Convergence Leadership. He understands well the complexity, disruption and fast paced environments organizations currently face, having worked and lived internationally in Ireland, the UK and Dubai for an S&P500 company in a variety of management roles. He is an accredited facilitator of the 360° Leadership Circle Profile® and DiSC®.

As a trained sophrologist, Olivier helps others manage stress and achieve optimal health through neuroscientifically validated body/mind techniques. He collaborates with Razwanna Wahid on the Masks Off podcast, which features regular interviews about leadership. He also works with Keith Clarke on The Death Hangout podcast, which features regular interviews about life. Olivier is French and recently moved to Nantes with his lovely wife and two boys.

     
Glenn McIntosh  

Glenn McIntosh, CSP, is an associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. He is a sales expert whose unique style, memorable personality and 24 years of sales experience have benefited thousands of people. As a supervisor, trainer, mentor and coach, Glenn empowers other sales professionals who ask, “How can I generate more sales, unleash the best sales person in me, maintain professionalism in all aspects of sales, and get it done?”

Glenn also serves as a Territory Manager of Central Canada for Lakeland Protective Wear. In this capacity, Glenn provides technical expertise to distributors and timely support to hundreds of sales people. He handles millions of dollars in annual sales for customers ranging from entrepreneurs to multinational accounts. Glenn’s specialties include process sales, prospecting, funneling methods, connecting and creating long-term relationships, negotiation, presentations, closing and success. His work at tradeshows throughout the year resolves challenges and generates new opportunities in service of his customers.

Glenn earned a Sheridan College three-year Marketing and Sales diploma and a Canadian Professional Sales Association certificate with Distinction. He enjoys attending and leading continuing education workshops, especially regarding negotiation, communication and sales. Glenn has also volunteered as a soccer/basketball coach, and has provided over 150 blood donations. He is happily married for over 20 years with two delightful daughters. Golf and fishing are two lesser but important loves in his life.

     
Jag Mundi  

Jagjit (Jag) Mundi, MA Oxon (First Class Honours), ORSCC, CPCC is an Associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. He is an energetic and well-connected ex-UK investment banker, broker, and corporate lawyer with strong facilitation, strategic planning, leadership and management skills. Jag’s education includes a first class law degree from Oxford University and the AMP Programme at Wharton.

Jag is founder of Mont Joly Coaching. As an executive and systems coach, Jag helps leaders, teams and organizations effect transformational and enduring change. He is a member of the ICF, having retrained as a certified Professional Co-Active and Organisational Coach over five years ago. Jag’s corporate insight, financial expertise, and two decades of experience running businesses in London’s financial services arena multiply the power of his coaching.

Jag has worked with large international organizations including HSBC and Arcelor Mittal, mid/small cap quoted companies such as ITE Group Plc, and private businesses and early stage companies including on-line education provider EdPlace Limited. Jag has over twenty years of CEO and board level experience as a trusted adviser to London FTSE 100, FTSE 250, AIM and small cap listed companies. He is or has been an executive board member of FCA regulated entities, a member of the London Stock Exchange Primary Markets Group and has experience as a Chairman. When not serving clients, Jag splits his time between walking in the French Pyrenees where he lives and London.

     
Greg Nash  

Greg Nash is an Associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. He is a connector and facilitator of people and ideas, designing opportunities for dialogue and shared learning. Greg plans memorable experiences and generates possibilities through adventure initiatives, play and celebration. Greg is a husband, and father of four. His inclination to nurture gifts and support growth is rooted in over 30 years of coaching and supervising staff and volunteers.

Greg also serves as Team Lead for Children, Youth and Family at the London InterCommunity Health Centre. In this role, he directs and supports the efforts of over 120 employees and volunteers. He develops leaders to promote health and well-being. He builds strategic alliances and systems, evaluating efforts with stakeholders to increase capacity and drive innovation. Results of his work include colour-coded files, employee engagement and dynamic cultures of leadership.

Greg has committed much of his professional and voluntary life working alongside young people and their families. He became a Big Brother at 19 and later a foster parent, mentor and community advocate. As an entrepreneur, Greg owned and operated a successful commercial services business for 10 years. His diverse educational background includes training in adventure education, facilitation, management and supervision, spirituality and youth development.

     
Laura Nash  

Laura Nash, BA, BEd, is an Associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. She is an inspiring facilitator and teacher whose mentorship, coaching and personal example have empowered hundreds of educators, employees and community stakeholders. Laura specializes in collaborative learning and fostering inter-professional communities of practice, resulting in effective partnerships, employee engagement and concerted action in pursuit of goals. Laura brings these gifts, along with her expertise in e-learning, consultation and resource creation to her work with Platinum Leadership.

Laura also serves as a classroom teacher in London, Ontario, where her teenage students often experience success they previously thought impossible. Many rise to challenge and experience abundance in the face of Laura's uncommon devotion, high expectation and surprising creativity. She is regularly asked to facilitate professional development opportunities for her peers, most recently on youth engagement and collaborative learning strategies. Previously, Laura ran a successful home-based business and served as a manager in the retail industry. Laura is wife to Greg, and proud mother of four grown and growing children. Her love of lattés supports a growing cadre of baristas, and her flare for fabulous fashion inspires all who meet her.

     
Drew Sanders  

Drew Sanders is an Associate of Platinum Leadership. He is a founding Principal at Banyan Tree Strategies, a business advisory firm specializing in corporate training, strategy, and executive coaching. Sanders is responsible for the positioning of Banyan in the marketplace and for acquiring and leading the talent that comes together to deliver on the firm’s initiatives. 

Prior to his work with Banyan, Sanders served as the Executive Vice President for ISU Insurance Services of San Francisco where he led a 25-person team that advised over 3500 clients. Prior to ISU, Sanders was a Principal and Private Equity Group Practice Leader for EPIC where he oversaw an international group of portfolio company insurance programs for several multi-billion dollar private equity, hedge and real estate funds. 

Sanders has served as a guest speaker, panellist and corporate trainer for groups including BNP Paribas, Rothstein Kass and Chubb. He is a frequent public speaker with a wide range of subject matter expertise including coach development, servant leadership, and how to work best with the millennial generation. 

     
Catherine Stagg-Macey  

Catherine Stagg-Macey, BsC, CPCC, ORSCC is an Associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. She is an executive and team coach with extensive corporate experience in strategy and consulting. Catherine works with senior leaders who want to explore the relationship between leadership and team performance. This work includes coaching teams and individuals, facilitation and advisory work.

Catherine has spent over twenty years in the technology and insurance sectors. From a foundational degree in Computer Science, she has served in a wide range of roles including programmer, project manager, leader and strategy advisor. She retrained and certified as a coach in 2012, and now runs her own business, Belgrave Street. Her clients include large insurers, and early stage startup companies in the technology and consulting sectors. Catherine specializes in working with startup teams to be intentional about their leadership impact and emerging culture.
 
In addition to her coaching work, Catherine works as a mentor at Startup Bootcamp Insurtech, and a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation. Her blog on Medium explores the bizarre, the geeky and the funny.

     

Research Team


Sara Hanna  

Sara Hanna, is an Associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. She passionate about learning and often finds herself holding a pen, writing a poem, or researching topics she wants to understand deeply. She believes the hardest work anyone does is to develop, explore, and progress in life, because there is always room for improvement. Sara grew up in Athens, Greece and moved to Canada in 2013. She speaks Greek, English, Assyrian, and Arabic and is learning French. Sara is a third year student at King’s University College, pursuing a Bachelor in Social Work (Honours), with a minor in Criminology. Her goal is to earn a PhD, work with the United Nations and become a professor.

Sara teaches Greek as an international language instructor for the London District Catholic School Board. Her enthusiasm for language, teaching and inspiring students sets her apart. She also serves as Assistant Director of the London Interfaith Peace Camp, a collaborative community project that encourages understanding and cooperation among Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith groups. Sara is passionate about volunteering and helping people in need. She volunteers for Development and Peace-Caritas Canada and tries to understand and address world issues that hinder people from being healthy.

     
Erika Muñoz  

Erika Muñoz, BPAPM, is an Associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. She is passionate about facilitating people and communities to reach their potential in unique and innovative ways. Her Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management led to program management in rural Peru and extensive research, facilitation, evaluation and leadership experience. Erika is fascinated by the unique and interconnected nature of individuals and cultures, and work with youth and women has been a major focus of her career.

Erika coordinates research, strategic analysis and administrative support for a variety of projects at Platinum Leadership. She also serves as the Community Engagement Facilitator at the White Oaks Family Centre, President of a young women’s group, and sits on two Boards in the City of London. She is a fiercely determined organizer and a devoted pet-mom to a wonderful Shitzu-Poodle named Luke.

     
Gwynne Ng  

Gwynne Ng, BA, is an Associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. She provides research, strategic analysis, and administrative support for various projects. As a researcher, she is passionate about issues of social inequality. Her background in sociology gives her a firm understanding of social research methodologies and a critical awareness of contemporary social issues, including the role and implications of policy development.

Gwynne is an advocate of life-long learning and seeks opportunities to engage in community building and development. She enjoys volunteering in any capacity – she is currently serving on several committees and Boards at Western University, as well as volunteering with the Student Development Centre to support students in their academic endeavours. Her current thesis research is focused on immigrant access to services in Ontario. She hopes that her research will give voice to immigrant experiences and shed light on the challenges that they face in Canada.

     
 

Murray Watson, PhD, is an Associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. Language and dialogue are two of Murray’s great loves: words, sentences, paragraphs—and using those tools to bring people into conversation, with the goal of better understanding, mutual enrichment and collaboration. Murray’s education has taken him from London, Ontario to graduate studies in Rome, Jerusalem and Dublin, and a 2010 PhD from Trinity College, which explored models of intercultural and interreligious communication. He has taught at several affiliated colleges of Western University, and has offered workshops, lectures and retreats to a wide range of audiences across Canada, in England, Ireland and Israel.

An avid proponent of interfaith dialogue, Murray spends part of each year directing adult interfaith education programmes in Jerusalem, and shares that passion with a number of local, national and international interreligious bodies. In 2004, he helped to co-found the Centre for Jewish-Catholic-Muslim Learning at King’s University College, and he has served as Communications Officer for the International Council of Christians and Jews (based in Heppenheim, Germany). As a wordsmith, editor and translator, Murray often has the opportunity to translate French and Italian texts, and loves the challenge of helping languages—and people—speak to each other. He considers it a privilege to serve Platinum’s clients, and hopes that his skills and experience can support them in the vital work of communicating in our increasingly interconnected world.

     
 

Emily Wilton, MA, MTS, is an Associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. She provides qualitative and quantitative research, strategic analysis and administrative support for complex projects. She is a gifted facilitator and effective communicator who speaks and writes with thoughtful precision. Emily is passionate about people, and enjoys collaborating with individuals and groups in pursuit of their goals. She describes her personal philosophy as "trying to meet people where they are, to learn from each other and co-operatively discuss opportunities for changing negative situations and creating positive ones." Emily completed dual Masters degrees at Western and is a doctoral candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary

     

Artistic Team


Bill McCarvell  

Bill McCarvell is an Associate of Platinum Leadership Inc. He is an internet development professional and productivity guru with extensive experience in business, not for profit and training environments. Bill owns Syntaxis On-Line Inc., and serves as a consultant to a wide array of managers, business owners and executives. He is a passionate learner whose abilities to listen and query all aspects of an endeavor lead to a deep appreciation of the desired outcomes of an organization and its people.

Bill delivers customized solutions, including user-friendly productivity tools and web-based applications to transform business for goal-driven companies. He is part of Stanford University’s agile team creating a web-based application to manage intellectual property assets to turn scientific progress into tangible products. At home, Bill’s fondness for all things productive has reduced the workflow for baking six loaves of bread to 28 minutes, optimizing the growth and development of his three well-fed adolescent sons.

     
 

Stefan Sago is an Associate of Platinum Leadership. He uses his video camera to reveal people’s gifts and magnify their actions, telling compelling and creative stories from a fresh perspective. Stefan’s work is featured on the Platinum Leadership YouTube Channel. He is also Director of Photography at his own firm, SagoFilms. When Stefan is immersed in a fascinating project, he smiles constantly and finds his face hurting by the end of the day.

Stefan left Iraq at 9 years of age and lived in Syria before immigrating to Canada, where he is grateful to have found his passion and to follow a path he loves. He describes living in a country where he and his family feel safe as the best thing that could have happened to him. Stefan is a fitness enthusiast and automobile fanatic who developed his keen understanding of the world as a matter of survival. He is a student of life who wants to learn and live well so he can, in turn, lead others.

     
 

Brian Summers is an Associate of Platinum Leadership. A hard-working designer with years of experience in marketing and advertising, he helps put together many of Platinum Leadership’s brochures and documents — beautifully and professionally — to make sure they reflect the hard work that went into writing them. Technology and good design are his passion. Put a new piece of hardware or software in front of to and he'll quickly learn it, inside and out. Give him a new brand and he’ll live and breathe it. Speed and precision are Brian's hallmark.

Brian is currently production manager and graphic designer for Upstream Marketing, an advertising firm in St. John’s, NL. In the past he has also worked for the marketing department of the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, as well as m5 Marketing Communications.

     
 

Tom Vermue is an Associate of Platinum Leadership. He is a master craftsman who creates adventure props and equipment made of wood and a variety of materials for Platinum’s teambuilding and training initiatives. He uses a lathe to make bowls and vases from exotic woods, and over the years fashioned a cedar-lined hope chest and jewelry boxes for his family. Two decades ago, Tom and his friend, Peter Bartley, worked together to craft exquisite wooden rocking horses for their grandchildren.

When describing his work on the lathe, Tom says, “I follow the wood. The finished piece isn’t necessarily what I envision at the outset. It’s a creative process. I’ve made some beautiful, simple pieces that are finished to a T; polished so they look like glass. They don’t all turn out beautifully, but some do, and I’ve given them all away.” Tom was born in Holland in 1944, and immigrated by boat to Canada with his family of 11 in 1953. Tom's bookkeeper father was a D-I-Y woodworker who took great pride in his work with family projects. Between them, Tom and wife Judy have six children, ten grandchildren and are great-grandparents to one.

     
   
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