Professional Certified Coach (International Coach Federation)
M.Sc (Cranfield University)
CEC (Royal Roads University)
pcsc (Canadian Forces College)
Area of Expertise:
- Coaching and Skills Development for Leaders
- Facilitation of Team Learning
- Mentor in Active Engagement for Mindful Leadership
I’m James Greengrass, the Principal of Fortifico Leadership Support Services. I bring to Fortifico many years of experience in organizational leadership both as a senior officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and as an Executive Manager in the Alberta Public Service.
My mission as a professional coach is to equip leaders for success for I have seen and personally experienced both the positive power of good leadership and the pain and frustration produced by ineffective leadership. I focus on helping leaders to successfully apply the principles of leadership and management theory in the gritty, complex realities of their own workplace. I have a particular interest in helping technical specialists to successfully transition into confident, capable and compassionate organizational leaders.
Learning and growth can be daunting activities, so my coaching is built around creating a relationship in which you feel safe enough to be uncomfortable. That means that I listen to you very carefully and without judgement. It also means that I will, with your permission, ask you powerful and potentially scary questions, inviting you to see new perspectives and possibilities. I believe strongly that the purpose of coaching is to inspire action, so I will invite you to identify specific things that you can try out to leverage these new insights in pursuit of your goals.
I am a graduate of Cranfield University (M.Sc) and Royal Roads University (Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching). I am a member of the International Coach Federation and am credentialed by them as an Associate Certified Coach. I am also a certified Mentor in the discipline of Active Engagement for Mindful Leadership and am pursuing my Level 3 (Co-Trainer) Certification in this discipline.
Learn more at www.fortifico.ca. I look forward to exploring how I may be of service to you!