Here is a small sample of the feedback received from many organizations. Any of them (other than coaching clients for confidentiality) would be happy to provide a reference should you desire. 

Executive Coaching

“Your excellent listening skills were enhanced by the insightful questions that showed you were listening and engaged. I appreciate how, despite the tricky topics or time constraints, we would always land on deliverables while ensuring I had the language and tools I needed to ensure success”.

I have a clearer vision of what path to take and how to line myself up better to get there. Brent has a very inviting demeanor, calm and approachable. His way of asking questions was gentle and direct. He pulled a lot out of me and I got a lot more out of it than I thought I would”. 

Strategic Planning Facilitation

“The Jasper Place Child and Family Resource Society Board of Directors had the privilege of working with Brent from Collingwood Coaching and Consulting. Brent facilitated our board through the processes of reviewing and refreshing our Bylaws and Governance Policy Manual, and the creation of a functional Strategic Plan. Brent’s skills in facilitating group decision-making and in asking provocative questions to inspire fresh thinking made these processes efficient and energizing. As a result, JPCFRS has a solid foundation towards actualizing our vision.” 

Adine Shuchuk, Executive Director, Jasper Place Child and Family Resource Society 

“That was the best strategic planning session I’ve ever attended”

Richard Hansen, CEO Sky Eye Measurement 

“Brent led the CAFRA executive through our strategic planning conversations and I learned so much through the process.  I had participated in these types of conversations in the past less formally, but I appreciated the structure and ease of which Brent engaged us in this work and how he made it meaningful and easy to follow.  Our group can easily get off track- venturing into other outside conversations, but Brent helped us stay focused on the important work while still allowing us to authentically engage with each other. With the information Brent shared, I was able to bring more clarity into these types of conversations within my own team which has been so helpful.  Thanks Brent for supporting us in this work and making this process so engaging and personalized.

Child Care Association for Resources to Administrators (CAFRA)

Board Governance Education

“Wow, that was way better than I thought it was going to be!”

College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta (CHAPA)

CHAPA reference letter

“Thank you again for a great session. It was great to see some passion and excitement in being more strategic and getting some committee work done! I have high hopes!”

YESS – Youth Empowerment & Support Services

Time Management

“Brent took us through a workshop on how Boards waste time in meetings and had us conduct a mock Board meeting so we could see first hand where we could improve. With the knowledge and tools Brent provided we have reduced our Board meetings by 2 hours!” 

College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta (CHAPA)

Leadership Development

“I was still having people stopping me on the street the day after telling me how much they appreciated your session!”

Kneehill County Family & Community Support Services

“Brent Collingwood’s presentation was very much appreciated. He did an outstanding job of motivating our group and we received many comments expressing appreciation for his outstanding performance, so much so we had him back for a second year.”

Parkland Area Volunteer Action Committee (PAVAC)

A sample of other organizations Brent has worked with:

  • Centre for Spiritual Learning (CSL)
  • MacEwan University
  • Volunteer Strathcona
  • CPHR Alberta
  • Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation
  • University of Alberta Campus Food Bank