Unlock Your Potential

Executive Coaching
Executive Coaching is a development program designed to enhance the skills, abilities, and effectiveness of business leaders. Working one-on-one with a professional coach, executives will 
identify their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and develop strategies to achieve them. Executive Coaching focuses on leadership development, improving communication skills, building strong relationships, enhancing decision-making abilities, and fostering a positive work culture. It is a powerful tool for leaders who want to maximize their potential and achieve their professional goals.

  • Key Learning Objectives

    By participating in a coaching relationship, participants will: 

    • Enhance their leadership skills and develop a range of leadership skills such as communication, decision-making, strategic thinking, emotional intelligence, and conflict resolution. 
    • Improve performance by identifying areas for improvement and develop strategies to enhance their performance, productivity, and effectiveness in their role. 
    • Increase self-awareness and gain a deeper understanding of their strengths, weaknesses, values, and motivations leading to increased self-awareness and self-confidence. 
    • Enhance their career development by clarifying their career goals and develop a personalized plan for career development and advancement. 
    • Improve team management and develop skills to manage and motivate teams, delegate tasks effectively, and foster a positive work culture. 
    • Enhanced organizational impact and develop the skills and mindset needed to make a greater impact within their organization, such as leading change initiatives or driving innovation. 
  • Who Should Attend
    • High-potential managers and executives:
      Individuals with the potential to move up to senior leadership positions in the organization but may need to enhance specific skills or behaviors to get there. 
    • Newly appointed leaders:
      Individuals recently promoted to senior leadership positions that may be experiencing challenges such as managing complex teams, leading change, or developing strategic plans.
    • Established leaders seeking growth:
      Individuals in senior leadership positions that are looking to enhance their leadership skills and grow their performance to the next level.
  • What Is Included
    • Hogan Assessment: Leadership Forecast Series
    • Reports:
      1. Potential Report: Outlines day-to-day leadership style, describes behaviors typically associated with that style,
        leadership competencies, and comprehensive development recommendations.
      2. Challenge Report: Describes how leaders are likely to interpret the world and treat subordinates while under stress and pressure. The Challenge Report predicts career-derailing behaviors that interfere with the ability to build a cohesive and high-performing team.
      3. Values Report: Explores the core values and goals that ultimately drive a leader’s behavior, aspirations, and expectations about life. What people value determines how they will lead; this determines the kind of environment a leader will create and the sort of organizational culture in which the person will do the best work.
      4. Coaching Report: Written to the participant as a self-guided, comprehensive development-planning tool for individual leadership development. The Coaching Report integrates the information from the Potential, Challenge, and Values reports into a five-step planning process. By completing this process, a leader produces a powerful, personal development plan designed to foster professional growth.


    Coaching Phases:

    • Hogan Assessment
    • Assessment Debrief and Action Planning  - 2 sessions
    • Self-Directed Practice
    • Evaluation Phase - 1 session
    Each session is one meeting with an executive coach. 

Our Executive Coaching program is designed to help you enhance your leadership skills, performance, and effectiveness in your role. Our personalized approach to coaching ensures that you receive the support, guidance, and feedback you need to achieve your goals and maximize your potential.

Our team of experienced executive coaches are committed to helping you develop a range of skills, such as communication, decision-making, strategic thinking, and emotional intelligence. Our coaching sessions are tailored to your individual needs and challenges, and we will work closely with you to create a personalized plan for growth and development.

Concierge Coaching (available as an additional service): 
Great value is often found in ad-hoc discussions that take place before significant meetings, after demanding encounters, or when critical issues arise. In addition to the regularly scheduled monthly coaching sessions, Edwards Concierge Coaching goes above and beyond by offering phone/virtual sessions whenever they are needed. 

These premium coaching engagements are led by Edwards coaches who are experts in their field. They possess extensive coaching experience, hold internationally recognized coaching credentials, and have advanced degrees. These experienced coaches are well-equipped to provide exceptional guidance and support to our clients. 


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"We believe that executive coaching is a valuable investment in yourself and your career. By participating in our program, you will have the opportunity to gain new insights, enhance your skills, and achieve your career goals. We look forward to working with you and supporting you on your journey towards success."

Noreen Mahoney

Associate Dean Academic & Director of Executive Education

Our Coaches

  • Wenona Partridge
    Wenona Partridge

    Wenona Partridge, MA, MEd, COC, ACC

    Experience: Faculty and graduate student development, career coaching focused on adapting to change and periods of accelerated growth

    Coaching Focus: Career and Organizational Coach

    Work Experience:

    • Graduate Career Educator (2022-current)
    • Instructional Skills Workshop facilitator and Trainer (2015 – current)
    • Educational Development Specialist (2013-2022)

    Recognized For: Lifelong learning program development, facilitation of active learning, graduate student and postdoctoral professional skills development.

    Coaching Philosophy: Wenona's coaching philosophy is client-centered, compassionately challenging, and focused on helping clients to access their own wisdom and insight. For her, coaching is a collaborative process that involves deep listening, mutual respect, and a commitment to growth and transformation. As a coach, Wenona listens actively, reflect what she hears, offers observations, and encourages naming emotional and somatic experience. She believes in starting with strengths to set goals, while challenging limiting beliefs, reframing situations, and developing new perspectives in support of growing and transforming your career path. She uses tools that include metaphor, role play, and brainstorming ideas.

    Education: Master of Arts (Philosophy), Master of Education (Curriculum Studies)


    • Certified Organizational Coach
    • Associate Certified Coach (ICF)
    • Organizational Development Certificate (AIHR) 

    Key Words: Adaptive, Career Path, Transformation

  • Melissa Pylypchuk
    Melissa Pylypchuk

    Melissa Pylypchuk, PCC, MA

    Experience: Leadership development coach focused on career transition, succession development, and high performing teams.

    Coaching Focus: Leadership and Executive Coach

    Work Experience:

    • Leadership Development Specialist (2011-2023)
    • Coach Trainer and Mentor Coach (2015-present)
    • Leadership Coach (2013-present)

    Recognized For
    : Transformational learning design in leadership development programming.
    Coaching Philosophy: Melissa'a coaching philosophy integrates positive psychology and strength-based approaches to growth, while creating opportunities transformational learning. She helps individuals discover their core values, purpose, and strengths, and aligning their actions with their authentic selves to live a satisfying life and achieve personal and professional goals. In coaching, Melissa strives to create a space of openness, creativity, insightfulness, and a goal-oriented focus.

    Education: Master of Arts in Leadership, B. Sc.


    • Professional Certified Coach (ICF)
    • Group and Team Coaching certification
    • EQ-I Facilitator
    • Advanced Facilitation Certificate
    • Five Behaviours of Cohesive Teams certification
    • Mediation Level 2 certification

    Key Words: Leadership, Team Development, Growth

  • Noreen Mahoney

    Noreen Mahoney, BComm, CPA, CA, MBA, ICD.D, ACC

    Experience: Finance & Accounting, Higher Education, Manufacturing; SVP/VP; Mid – management/supervisor

    Coaching Focus: Executive Coaching & Leadership Development, Team Alignment, Building and Facilitation; Strategic Planning & Execution; Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management

    Work Experience:

    • Associate Dean & Director in a Business School (2007-2023)
    • Vice President Finance/Director of Finance (1997-2007)
    • Facilitator CPA Education (2001-Present)
    As a coach with a passion for business and organizational success, Noreen is dedicated to helping management professionals excel in their careers and achieve their goals. Whether you are a seasoned executive looking to advance your career, or a new professional seeking to build your skills and network, Noreen will help you develop the strategies and mindset needed to succeed.

    Recognized For
    : Noreen excels in building strong rapport and delivering positive outcomes for her executive clients. Her exceptional ability to empathize and comprehend business challenges stems from her experience in running organizations, working in large corporations, and navigating University administration.

    Through her expert questioning techniques, Noreen empowers her clients to uncover their true passions and drive transformative changes that enhance their leadership effectiveness. With her guidance, they achieve the desired outcomes and experience increased professional and personal satisfaction. Noreen's unique blend of practical experience, business acumen, and coaching expertise ensures her clients receive unparalleled support on their journey towards success.
    Coaching Philosophy: Whether you are looking to enhance your leadership skills, improve your communication with colleagues and clients, or build your professional network, Noreen provides the guidance and support you need to achieve your goals. Through personalized coaching sessions, she will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, set clear goals, and develop a roadmap for success.

    Education: Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration, Charter Professional Accountant.


    • Coaching Certification
    • PXT Select and Checkpoint 360 Partner
    • Everything DiSC/Five Behaviours Partner
    • MBTI Certified; Hogan Assessment Certification
    • ICD.D Institute of Corporate Directors

    Key WordsBusiness Acumen, Transformative Change, Strategy and Execution

  • Rick Reid

    Rick Reid, BComm, CPHR

    Experience: Rick is a Human Resources professional with experience in a variety of strategic advisory and leadership positions in both public and private sector organizations. He also has leadership coaching experience with individuals at all organizational levels.

    Coaching Focus: Leadership Development; Career Planning and Professional Growth; Goal Setting; Conflict Resolution.

    Work Experience:

    • Human Resources generalist and leadership experience in a variety of industries including higher education
    • Health care, energy services and local government (2001-present)
    • Leadership Coach (2022-present).

    Recognized For: Supporting innovative problem solving, providing critical support during times of individual and organizational change, and helping find meaningful solutions to workplace conflicts.

    Coaching PhilosophyRick’s coaching philosophy is centred solely on the needs of the client. As an active partner, through active listening, asking thought provoking questions, and challenging assumptions, Rick supports clients discover the true nature of the challenges they wish to address, then work with them to identify and assess options and strategies, and ultimately arrive at concrete action plans and goals that align with their personal values, interests, and priorities. Rick’s goal is to help clients remove self-imposed barriers or negative self-talk and recognize the potential that lies within each of them.

    EducationBachelor of Commerce, Graduate Certificate in Leadership


    • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR)
    • Certified Leadership Coach
    • Everything DiSC/Five Behaviours
    • MBTI
    • PROSCI Change Management

    Key WordsCareer Goals, Conflict Resolution, Strategic Planning

For More Information


Rebecca Schweighardt
Learning and Development Specialist

Edwards Executive Education
K W Nasser Centre
256 - 3rd Avenue South
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7K 1L9


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