Team members include:
Shahmeen Sadiq, Founder and CEO
Shahmeen Sadiq, PCC
Shahmeen Sadiq, Professional Certified Coach, is the Founder and CEO of Anjali Leadership Inc., a Canadian company that has been serving corporate leaders and teams across North America since 2005. She hosted her own weekly internet radio show, Stories from the Heart of Leadership, featured on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel for two years and recently launched her own coaching model through a mentoring program for coaches, The Art and Heart of Coaching. Shahmeen also serves as Executive Education Program Faculty for the University of Notre Dame and teaches and mentors leadership development professionals for The Leadership Circle™.
Shahmeen is passionate about supporting her clients to create sustainable results and improved business performance with ease, grace and elegance. She is renowned for her fiercely loving authenticity and her ability to help leaders uncover and, if required, change their stories so they can become more purposeful, inspiring and effective.
Shahmeen is a graduate of the coach certification program of the Coaches Training Institute and took advanced training in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching with CRR Global. In 2009 Shahmeen was honored by the International Coach Federation with a Prism Award for large system culture change work done with a not-for-profit organization.
Shahmeen’s work with corporate leaders is grounded in the context of 15 years of public sector leadership where her experience encompassed coaching individuals and teams, analyzing and developing policy, managing projects, strategic planning, re-engineering processes and implementing related systems.
Shahmeen is committed to raising her two children mindfully and intentionally. She has an adventurous spirit and spent a good part of her life enjoying and teaching the sport of skydiving. She is passionate about the art of dance, and enjoys Pilates, running, yoga, walking and playing basketball with her kids in her hometown of Toronto, Canada.
Juan Madina, Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach
Juan Madina – Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach
Juan Madina is a Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach at Anjali Leadership Inc., a Canadian company that has been serving corporate leaders and teams across North America since 2005. Juan has been a successful sales leader in both the corporate and manufacturing sectors for over 20 years both in Canada and internationally. Some of his work included the successful launch and management of a major brand of appliances in Canada, overseeing one of the most successful districts at a major national chain and creating and leading a chain of big box electronics and appliance stores for an overseas client. Juan has also developed and created many sales, coaching and process improvement programs at some of Canada’s largest and most successful retail chains and manufacturers.
Juan is passionate about supporting his clients to create sustainable results and improved business performance. He is known for his grounded approach to business and firm belief that any problem large or small can be overcome. He is results-oriented and prides himself on creating and sustaining long lasting and successful relationships with clients and business partners. Juan’s strong belief is that any organization is as good as the talent it possesses so he advises his clients on ways to develop and mentor leaders to perform at the highest levels possible while maintaining a positive and balanced approach.
Juan has an undergraduate Bachelor of Business degree, is certified in The Leadership Circle Profile (TLCP) and has completed the coach education program of the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Throughout out his professional career, Juan has completed many leadership development programs such as Dale Carnegie, Sales for Retail Leaders and many others.
Juan has an adventurous and curious spirit and does not shy away from taking on new challenges. He is passionate about Scuba Diving and is a Master Instructor who enjoys teaching the sport to others. He also enjoys travelling and learning about new cultures and is a loving and caring father and partner.
Barbara Emmanuel, Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach
Barbara Emmanuel- Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach
Barbara Emmanuel is a graduate of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and the Hotel and Catering Institutional Management (HCIMA) BTEC-Higher National Diploma.
Barbara has over 30 years’ experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry, from managing small properties to managing departments within 5* establishments.
Her career positions include: Group Training Manager, The Resort Management Company; General Manager of a 21 unit condominium complex; Training Consultant for CTAP (Canadian Training Assistance Programme), designing a training plan for a small business in food handling and preparation; Office Manager and Buyer for a wine and liquor importer catering to the hospitality industry; Charge Housekeeper for 580 bedroom 5* hotel (Four Seasons, Toronto) with specific responsibility for the training and development needs of supervisors and staff.
As Group training Manger, Barbara designed and implemented management courses including such topics as Selection Interviewing, Managing Your Human Resources, Task Time and Management, Conducting an Effective Appraisal and Leadership skills programmes. She has also designed coordinated and tutored Outdoor Development Courses for senior and line management to establish trust, communication, and teamwork.
As the Director of Human Resources, Sunswept Resorts Barbara consults and advises the senior executives and management teams of the resorts on workforce planning, recruitment and retention strategies of their human resources. She advises and assists the management on developing incentive strategies geared to reward and motivate work teams and individuals to meet and/or exceed performance standards, product development and innovation. Most recently Barbara was instrumental in bringing to the resorts the Balanced Scorecard process for business planning and future development.
Through detailed annual training needs analyses, Barbara determines the company’s training requirements for budgetary and development consideration. Training and development plans are designed and implemented based on these analyses.
Barbara is a licensed practitioner of Discover Insight and Clarity4D personality profiling, Insights into Liberating Leadership, Adair International, Full Circle Group – Leadership Development System, and certified Executive Coaching Professional, Institute of Organisational Development.
Kat Hay, Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach
Kat Hay, ORSCC, CPCC, PCC, CDWF – Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach
A multi-award winning CERTIFIED SYSTEMS COACH and ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, KAT works with leaders of organizations to create aligned and high-performing teams. She is an expert in organizational planning and development with experience in multistakeholder facilitation, team building and relationship optimization.
Trained as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Systems Coach (ORSCC), Certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC), The Co-Active Leader® Program and Certification Leadership Training, KAT is a pioneer in the realm of professional coaching and one of the first coaches worldwide to earn the CERTIFIED SYSTEMS COACH designation. As Faculty for the Center for Right Relationship (CRRGlobal), California, KAT has produced a global footprint teaching and mentoring professionals from around the world.
In addition to KAT’S formal credentials, she was honoured with the 2008 Mandela Award for Extraordinary Service in Support of Organization and Relationships Coaching (international). Additionally, she received Supervisor of the Year Award from the Center for Right Relationship. KAT is an acknowledged Strengths Expert using the Gallup Organization’s Strengthsfinder 2.0 and Happiness at Work survey assessment tools to build positivity with her clients and create a Strengths-based Leadership culture within organizations. In essence, she helps organizations build productive teams through proven strategies that create a highly functioning workplace where individuals thrive and turnover declines—improving employee retention, productivity and profitability.
Selected speaking engagements and clients include: Microsoft, Medtronics, Whole Foods Group, Western University, Sheridan College, The National Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation, University of Toronto, Deaf Blind of CNIB, Suncor Energy and CFB Base Borden. She is known for her exemplary listening skills, a commanding presence and the gift of a unique voice that captivates her audience.
KAT believes that by discovering as much as we can about our authentic selves, we can understand and work with our peers with more empathy, compassion and understanding.
Kathryn Hall, Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach
Kathryn Hall – Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach
Known as the “people person” in organizations she serves, Kathryn’s goal working with businesses is to help them cultivate an environment where great people can do the best work of their lives. Kathryn’s passion and calling is to empower people through coaching to improve their thinking. When she is serving as a coach, Kathryn’s intent is to encourage and foster transformation by helping her clients create space, tune in to their truth, see the whole picture, and strive for progress over perfection.
Kathryn has an engineering degree from the University of Virginia and extensive experience in telecommunications and network engineering, technical project management, and operations, both within the US and internationally. Her background spans multiple industries, including consulting, education, and financial services. Over the course of her career, she has been a transformational leader and coach dedicated to creating environments that inspire, engage, and develop associates. Kathryn has implemented sustainable solutions for inspiring best-in-class associate engagement, co-founded company coach communities of practice, and launched leadership group coaching programs, all while excelling in deftly delivering on business strategy.
Kathryn is a Co-Active trained coach and is pursuing the Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) credential from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). This program is widely recognized as the most rigorous and thorough coach training and certification program in the industry and the only coach training program based on the Co-Active Model, a powerful process for engaging with others and supported by current scientific research. She is certified to administer The Leadership Circle™ Profile assessment.
Concurrently, Kathryn is pursuing the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF), the organization responsible for creating core competencies and a code of ethics, which set the standard in the coaching field. The PCC credential is awarded to professional coaches who are committed to this strong code of ethics, have met stringent education and experience requirements, and demonstrated mastery of the ICF coaching competencies.
Michele Companion-Goodwin, Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach
Michele Companion-Goodwin – Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach
Michele has held leadership positions in several large corporations in the retail, financial services and government sectors, and has provided consulting services to non-profit organizations.
Her passion for leadership consulting and coaching comes from her experience of the positive impact that leaders can have on their employees, the organization’s culture and ability to be innovative and achieve results. Having walked in the shoes of her clients, she understands the challenges of being a leader – from managing performance, juggling competing priorities, sponsoring change and resource constraints. Michele blends empathy and business acumen in her approach to coaching leaders for them to become more self-aware, transforming their habits and behaviours to function at their optimal, and inspire better, more-engaged teams.
Michele has received the Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) designation, awarded by The Institute of Performance and Learning. She also has holds certification in the Prosci® Change Management methodology. She has completed the CTI Co-Active Coaches training, and will soon embark on the final certification process to obtain the Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) credential from the Coaches Training Institute. She has obtained facilitator accreditation with Human Synergistics, is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument, and The Leadership Circle™ Profile Assessment.
Michele is driven by her desire to create more kindness in the workplace. She is known for her ability to help leaders to gain clarity on their business objectives, improve how they communicate and enable people to do their best work.
Kaleena Lawless, Marketing Manager
Kaleena Lawless- Marketing Manager
Kaleena is a marketing, social media specialist, and customer service representative for clients that span a broad spectrum of industries across the globe. She is an expert at entertainer and small business marketing and is no stranger to mid-sized and corporate projects. She has been in the marketing and customer service business for 10 years. Kaleena contracts to marketing firms such as SEO 5 Consulting, Powered by Search, Direct Hits Web Marketing as well as individual clients throughout North America and has created campaigns and copy for industries from technology and trade services to artists and entertainers.
Kaleena has applied her passion for writing, marketing and communications to develop her own authentic, personal brand for a number of professional endeavors leading to appearances on CBC, Global News, Faze and Canadian Family Magazine, speaking opportunities with The Running Room and Anjali Leadership’s own, Stories from the Heart of Leadership.
Kaleena loves to use her web savvy and social presence to make businesses stand out and has a genuine interest in the individual business; discovering their strengths and assisting with areas of improvement while encouraging and empowering business owners to take their market and turn prospects into customers.
Kaleena is delighted to be part of Anjali Leadership’s team. The business reflects her personal interests and the belief that with the right coaching business owners, managers and leaders can strengthen their entire team, starting with themselves.
Cynthia Adam-Wing, Finance Manager
Cynthia Adam-Wing, Finance Manager
Cynthia has worked closely with Anjali Leadership over the past 7 years as the company has grown from sole proprietor through coaching practitioner to consulting organization.
Her passion is helping business owners understand their business and its financial health through the profession of bookkeeping. She subcontracts her knowledge to entrepreneurs and small businesses bringing a multitude of specialties in bookkeeping, yearend preparation, CRA compliance, payroll and customer care through accounts receivable management.
She not only brings a great knowledge of accounting and business financial management to the table, she also bring a wealth of customer service understanding and experience. Having spent many years as a collections agent for a range of companies, she has benefited from the learned understanding that customer care and managing client expectations benefits all.
Liz Skorski, Webmaster
Liz Skorski – Webmaster
Liz Skorski is the owner of Skorski Web Design Inc which she established in 2004 serving clients across GTA and Ontario. She has worked on several websites for Anjali Leadership.
She opened a subsidiary business in 2006, SWD Hosting, which handles client website hosting and domain registration. Liz focuses on helping to educate small business owners on internet marketing and website development to achieve their marketing goals. Liz is passionate about working with small business clients and has formal education in Business Marketing. Liz is the chair of Dufferin Women in Business and has been involved in the group since 2013. She is currently on the board of directors at the Dufferin Board of Trade and has served for many years.
Previous to 2004, Liz worked in the financial services industry and held life insurance and mutual fund licenses.