2016 Recipient of the prestigious Leadership Victoria Award: Royal Roads University for Excellence in Mentoring and Coaching

2016 Recipient of the prestigious Leadership Victoria Award: Royal Roads University for Excellence in Mentoring and Coaching

Lily is the Principal of a coaching and facilitation practice with associates across North America. Her clients range from Human Resource professionals, middle managers and CEOs to individuals looking for a career change. Her areas of specialization include leadership development, conflict coaching, intercultural coaching, career coaching, managing through change and transition, and coach development. She also customizes workshops to meet the needs of her clients on such topics as team development, diversity and coaching skills..

Lily has a strong background in Learning and Development and Human Resources. She began her working life in retail and moved to the Federal Government, first on the front line and quickly moved into management positions. Her next step was into the Human Resources field, where she was nominated for the Silver Medal in Leadership in 2006 for her work in redesigning an organization in the Yukon Territories.

As the Manager of a Learning Centre and certified executive coach, Lily developed high impact workshops on various topics and while coaching leaders in an Executive Leadership Development program. She then joined the BC Government as the Director of Organizational Development, where she led teams of internal facilitators and workshop designers in delivering coaching workshops and learning organization workshops. Her work in designing and training facilitators on the “Building a Respectful Workplace” workshop was a finalist in the 2009 Premiers Awards and is now one of the top subscribed workshops offered to BC public servants. She now serves as an Associate Faculty member at Royal Roads University in their Advanced Coaching Program, facilitating the "Intercultural Competence and Global Coaching" course.

Lily then became the Coaching Strategist for the BC Government. In this role, she led the creation of an internal coaching program of 19 internal coaches who coach supervisors and managers on such topics as managing direct reports, career planning, and team coaching. A large part of this role included training and developing the coaches to serve the needs of the organization. Her work now predominantly is focused on partnering with individual Ministries to infuse a coaching approach to their daily work, with the goal to move to a higher performing organization. For this work, she was awarded the Royal Roads Leadership Award in Coaching.

She is a Past President of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Vancouver Island Chapter and currently serves on the Independent Review Board (IRB) on Ethics as well as the co-lead for the Community of Practice of Coaching in Government.

Education

Lily has a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University and a Masters in Leadership and Training and is currently enrolled in a Masters in Organizational Management and Development at Fielding Graduate University, where she recently earned a certificate in Evidence Based Coaching. She is a Professional Certifed Coach (PCC) recognized by the International Coach Federation and also holds a Diploma in Coaching Supervision from the Coaching Supervision Academy as well as a certification in Mentor Coaching.