Meet Nadine

“You can't pour from an empty cup." As people committed to helping others, we understand the truth of that, and at the same time disregard the importance of 'filling ourselves back up" when there is yet one more task, one more client, one more responsibility that we decide should come before our own well-being.

Compassion for others sometimes feels much easier than cultivating compassion for ourselves, but without self-compassion, we can find ourselves stressed, stretched, exhausted and burnt out.  Coaching can help teams and individuals find their way back to themselves.

I enjoy helping others on their personal journeys to achieve meaningful and lasting positive change. For more than 30 years, I have excelled in a career defined by my dedication to improving the health and well-being of others. I have a Master’s degree in public administration with a focus on health policy, and as a leader and educator working in the hospice palliative care sector, I know first-hand the many challenges faced by those who provide care, at all levels and in many different settings.

I am a certified Integral Professional Coach.™ and I am also a certified Advanced Practitioner of the Team Diagnostic Survey.(TDS) The TDS helps to assess the 6 Team Conditions that best predict a team’s performance and effectiveness.

I collaborate closely with health care professionals, supporting them by building and sustaining an environment of teamwork and respect. My expertise as a facilitator supports participants through complex situations with compassion.

Throughout all of my work, I am guided by my practices in and commitment to mindfulness and mindfulness meditation, learning through my experiences with Compassion Cultivation Training, Mindful Self Compassion, Dignity Therapy training and as an instructor with the Mindfulness Informed End-of-Life Care program at the University of Toronto school of continuing studies.

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My experience with Nadine was truly amazing and something I will be forever grateful for.  Her knowledge and genuine kindness were evident in each session together as we co-created my goals and mindfulness practices.  The tools Nadine has taught me have helped me navigate both personal and professional changes with calm confidence allowing my true self to bloom.  One of my favorite parts of our time together was when we did visualizations that I deeply connected with allowing me to see things in a new and powerful way.  Anyone that works with Nadine will quickly see the gift she has at helping others.

Shannon B

For each session Nadine was fully present and provided thoughtful feedback, insight, and guidance.  Nadine is a true professional, authentic and compassionate and very skilled at honing in on what matters.

Laura K

I am so grateful to have connected with Nadine during a time in my life when I was feeling unsure of myself in (and outside of) the work place. Through collaborative effort and regular check-ins, Nadine helped me build a program that was perfect for me to get grounded and find my roots again. Her use of metaphors to help keep the vision of who I wanted to be front of mind, and she was kind, gentle, and encouraging the whole way through. Even when I couldn't manage to work my program "perfectly," I knew Nadine was there to cheer me on. By the end of our coaching sessions, I was more easily able to see my value and contributions, and I feel much more calm, collected, and confident. 

Alyssa N

Nadine has a special ability to put a person at ease and intuitively ask the right questions to help reveal a path to clarity. Each session was thought provoking and left me feeling revitalized and focused. I've gained a new perspective on myself and the way I approach goals/challenges. Nadine's suggested practices and tools improved my confidence. Such a positive experience!

Tina S

My experience with Nadine was life-changing. I was in a very rough place in my life for almost a year when I met Nadine. I wasn’t sleeping, I was depressed and suffering from major anxiety every day. Nadine helped me get to the root of my issues and provided me with strategies after each session to help me achieve my goals and become the calm, happy, easygoing person I used to be. I looked forward to our sessions because I always felt so much better and more confident in myself and my abilities. Nadine was amazing. I would highly recommend her and her coaching sessions. You will not regret it. 

Jessica P


Nadine gave me strategies and techniques to better navigate my professional and personal life, using metaphors to better apply these to my day. During our meetings, Nadine actively listened, shared practices and offered resources to compliment our discussions. She is empathetic, patient and kind, and has an ability to connect with people and identify how she can support them. 

I could feel my progress and others could see it too. I have had positive feedback from friends, family and colleagues, and made professional gains during our work together. I am very happy to have had the opportunity to work with Nadine.

Scott R