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Coaching Biography:

Adria is a business oriented, practical and heart centered executive coach with over 20 years of experience coaching senior corporate leaders and  teams across multiple industries. Her clients include Boards of Directors, academics and physicians as well as senior corporate leaders, senior teams and new and experienced CEOs. Her coaching approach is insightful and straightforward, combining coaching with mentoring and where necessary, teaching.  

A pioneer of coaching in Canada, and past president of the GTA chapter of the International Coach Federation, Adria has played an integral role in the Canadian coaching community. A system’s-oriented thinker, Adria is known for her leading-edge ideas, and her high level of creativity. Adria created and has taught her ‘Living Systems Approach™’ to coaching groups and intact teams internationally. Adria received the Canadian Coach of the Year Award in 2008 and is also a four-time recipient of the prestigious Prism Award, which recognizes coaches and companies that have been able to demonstrate outstanding performance through the integration of coaching.

One of Canada’s first Master Certified Coaches, Adria is a Founding Faculty, former Dean, and Dean Emerita of Adler International Learning's Coaching Certificate Program worldwide.

In her work with company leaders Adria focuses on increasing overall capacity to think strategically, emotional intelligence, shifting outdated beliefs and attitudes, communication and presentation skills, and the creation of a vision for moving forward to which employees can commit and fully engage. Adria knows that character plays a critical role in successful leadership at all levels. As a result, she integrates character assessments into her coaching and supports a climate of individual and collective accountability. Her client base is International, and includes United States, Turkey, India, United Kingdom, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Jordan, and Peru.

Adria has a Master’s degree in psychology and is currently working on her PhD Dissertation at York University. She is also an accomplished pianist and an avid skier.


Adria has provided a wide range of coaching, consulting and change management services for companies and leaders in Canada, USA, and abroad. As a former Senior OD Consultant, Adria designed and delivered a variety of programs as well as provided corporate assessments, training and follow up coaching for executives. She has held several leadership positions: President of the Toronto International Federation for 2.5 years, Canadian ICF Leader for 2 years, past program director for ACTO and most recently, Dean Emerita of the Adler’s International Coach Training Program worldwide.

Adria has created workshops for hundreds of individuals, including physicians, law enforcement personal and scientists. She co-led a workshop on leadership with Meg Wheatley for Toronto coaches and their clients, has spoken at local and international conferences, and delivered coach training courses for leaders internationally.

Certifications and Assessments

  • Tilt 365 Suite of Tools
    • Tilt 365 Positive Influence Predictor
    • Tilt 365 True Tilt Professional Profile
    • Tilt 365 Team Culture Profile
  • Elite Leader Assessment (based on 16pf)
  • Additional psychological tests

top Industries

  • Mining (Current)
  • Higher Education
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Publishing
  • Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Healthcare
  • Not for Profit

Top Specialties

  • Leadership Coaching (individual and team)
  • Shadow Coaching
  • Executive Team Coaching
  • Resolution of Team Conflicts
  • Self-directed Team Coaching
  • Conflict Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Change Management
  • Senior Leader Remedial Coaching