Sandra Bobkin – Senior Certified Career & Leadership Coach

Sandra Bobkin has more than 15 years of private and public sector experience in a variety of learning, leadership and management roles. This includes service in the retail, financial and health care industries. Her coaching has focused on leadership and team development, effective communication, emotional intelligence, career transition/management and 360 feedback results.

Sandra has had the privilege of coaching everything from Bay Street executives, to newly appointed leaders to official’s at the most senior levels of the Federal Government. She has fostered a powerful reputation of assisting individuals who seek to expand their influence repertoire and pursue their leadership and professional goals.

A diverse background in adult development and learning, emotional intelligence theory, and leadership development enables Sandra to assist individuals in developing options and creating solutions for sustaining success.

As an past executive member of the Association for Career Professionals International – Toronto Network, she has been involved in the preparation and planning of various career events for the Toronto Chapter membership, including acting as co-chair for one of the most highly rated Best Practices events offered.

A continuous learner, Sandra Bobkin holds a Masters in Adult Education and Bachelors Degree in Nursing Science, with a specialty in psychiatry and has a Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coaching Federation. She has used her expertise in psychology, neuroscience and leadership to help professionals understand their behavioural impact as it applies to relationships and performance both at work and in life.

Sandra’s goal as a coach is to help clients gain clarity and recognize and achieve their potential by providing a stimulating, respectful, inclusive environment that promotes discoveries through thought-provoking dialogue and activities.

Sandra’s coaching philosophy related to career transition focuses on encouraging/supporting clients to be both introspective and action oriented. As a coach she has always endeavoured to create opportunities whereby clients gain the tactical skills needed to strategize about their career paths. As well, she has continuously challenged them to “reflect” and ask deeper, more meaningful questions of “who they are” within their journey. The creative tension between these two seemingly opposing dynamics facilitates much of the client’s growth and change.