A collaborator and facilitator by nature, Greg has worked in partnership with representatives of the business, community and education sectors and all orders of government including the World University Service of Canada, Commonwealth of Learning, National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, the City of Winnipeg, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund, and the Standards Council of Canada.
Having developed and lead teams in a variety of settings in Canada and abroad, Greg draws on a richness of experience from living and working in Canada’s west, centre and east, as well as in southern Africa. Combining this broad range of experience with aptitudes for astute analysis and representation and abilities, Greg provides well-grounded, articulate and discrete strategic advice to executive management teams and to senior Boards and Councils.
Greg’s coaching and leadership styles are inclusive, supportive and consultative, and he enjoys creating, developing, and being part of cross-functional teams, and derives particular satisfaction and reward from developing, mentoring, enabling and seeing the success of others.
Along with – or perhaps as an extension of – his roots in politics and international and community development, he has a deep personal commitment to community sustainability. Greg recently took his long-standing interest in local/urban/regional food security and agriculture issues a step further, to becoming an organic farmer and creating ZEDFarms on a quarter acre in Ottawa in 2015.
Drawing from varied experiences in different and sometimes challenging environments, sectors, places, and cultures to form unique insights and contributions, Greg’s strengths lie in helping people grow in their own unique situations.
Connect with Greg:
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“I found my coach to be knowledgeable in executive management challenges. His approach was thoughtful, interesting and helpful. My experience with Career Joy was excellent. I received what I was looking for – quality coaching sessions to help me arrive at workable solutions to key challenges I was addressing.” – Helene H.
“A greater self-awareness of my strengths and weaknesses and what I can do to address them going forward that will make me a better manager and leader. Loved the Highlands Battery- found that very insightful.
Appreciated the one-on-one coaching and how it was done over a longer period of time (i.e. not just back-to-back over the course of a week or two, but more spread out over a few months). Being able to bring tangible issues to the table to discuss and come out with a better idea of what my action plan will be was also helpful.
Nothing that I would change- except perhaps adding another couple of sessions! The self-awareness and improved understanding of what areas I should focus on to make me a better leader and manager would be the best part of the entire experience. I have already put many of the lessons I learned through my coaching sessions into practice and I think I see results already!I found the whole thing really useful and have already recommended the program to a friend.” – Stephanie M.
“Greg is gifted at and derives particular satisfaction and reward from developing, mentoring, enabling and seeing the success of others.”
“Greg is a strategic, thoughtful and innovative leader, mentor and manager. His accessibility, forethought, patience, diplomacy and astuteness furthermore contribute to an inclusive, progressive and supportive leadership and management style. His enthusiastic personality has made him a very likeable individual to work with.”
“The mock interview Greg ran through with me was very helpful. His suggestions re the LinkedIn profile rewrite was also very helpful. Additionally, the career exercise and getting objective opinions outside of my own about where my strengths lie was an eye-opener. Everyone can benefit from this type of service.” K. Cameron
“Your approach is more up to date and reflects current internal & external forces that are a reality of today’s business. People over Profit, Profit over people. You embrace technology and the importance of health & self. Your newsletter is a “Joyous” read with up to date articles that are varied and tap into consciousness. Your approach is not cookie cutter. My coach was completely invested in me. My coach made me the priority & assisted me with focusing on wellness.” – C. Orefici