“Health & resilience are not goals in and of themselves, they are launch pads to success.”
How we can help
We offer unique and customized learning experiences to engage participants in the life skills and wellness habits proven to promote resilience, wellbeing and ease.
Knowing about how to cultivate resilience is distinct from becoming more resilient. To do so we need to implement the practices and develop habits that lead to a more resilient, stronger, happier self.
WE HELP YOU DO JUST THAT!
Meet our Team
Monica Bodurka, MBA,
Certified International Health Coach, Yoga Therapist
Co-founder, Leadership Wellness Group
If you are looking to calm your central nervous system, sleep better, eat more consciously, be calmer, healthier and happier – Monica is your coach. As a holistic health enthusiast and leadership & executive development specialist, Monica provides workshops and coaching for both individuals and organizations.
In addition to an MBA, Monica is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC), a Certified International Health Coach (CIHC), a Yoga Educator (CYT 500) and a Yoga Therapist in training (IAYT 2021). Monica has several mindfulness meditation certificates. She has a diploma in Adult Education and understands the fundamentals of how adults learn and the neuroscience of behaviour change.
Prior to becoming a health coach, Monica was employed for close to 10 years as a Director at Rotman Executive Programs at the University of Toronto where she worked with preeminent faculty and Canada’s top executives to design and develop leadership and development programs for senior leaders from around the world.
Aubrey Baillie, MBA
Co-founder, Leadership Wellness Group
As a seasoned executive leader, Aubrey brings his real word experience to executive development. He is passionate about delivering the win-win of personal development for organizations and their employees. Employees can make changes in their lives that have them living empowered, healthier, more energized, more enjoyable lives. Meanwhile, the organization employs people who are happier, more productive, more creative and collaborative and who are less likely to take sick days or disability leave.
Aubrey has spent over 20 years in executive level leadership, finance and strategic business development roles at fast growth financial and professional services businesses.
In addition to an MBA, a CPA and numerous leadership and financial designations, Aubrey continues to augment his training with personal development programs including, among others, a Mindfulness Meditation program and an Executive Coaching certification with the Certified Coaches Federation.
Our Colleagues: Subject Matter Experts
Rita McDowall, BBA, MEd, CCPC, ACC
Rita is passionate about inspiring and equipping people to bring about meaningful change in their life. Drawing on the latest research in neuroplasticity, Rita works with clients to examine and evoke new patterns in their thinking and their behaviour to create sustainable change.
Rita is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and holds her ACC coaching credential with the International Coach Federation, of which she is a member. Rita is a Resilience Coach, Workshop Facilitator, and co-creator of the Certified Resilience Coach Program with the Leadership Wellness Group.
Rita obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and her Master of Education (Adult Education) and Certificate in Adult Training and Development from the University of Toronto. She is a Certified Resilience Coach, an Emerson Certified Effectiveness Coach and MBTI qualified administrator. As a senior leader at the University of Toronto, Rita had the privilege of serving as a mentor with the University’s Leadership Mentoring Program for many years.
Mindfulness Expert & Founder of The
Centre for Mindfulness Leadership
Michele is passionate about empowering leaders to meaningfully better themselves, their organizations and the world. As an experienced leadership development professional, mindfulness practitioner and the former CEO of Rotman Executive Programs at the University of Toronto, Michele has been integral in introducing mindfulness, emotional intelligence and reflective practices into executive training and leadership development.
As the Founder and President of the Centre for Mindful Leadership, Michele now focusses on bringing the evidence-based practices of mindfulness to the challenges of purpose-driven leadership to help leaders foster resilience, drive change and create meaningful impact.
Michele holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Economics, a Masters in Comparative Religious Studies and an Interdisciplinary Certification in Mindfulness Meditation from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Roberta Da Re, D.C.
Chiropractor & movement expert
As a seasoned health professional, Roberta has been helping patients achieve their movement and wellness goals for over 20 years. Roberta draws upon her substantial experience to guide her patients of all health and fitness levels toward radiant health.
Her lifelong passion in health officially began when she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She has extended her achievements beyond chiropractic, also obtaining a certificate of Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. She is a member in good standing of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, the Canadian Chiropractic Association and the Acupuncture Council of Ontario.
Today Roberta can be found treating her patience at the Downtown Core Chiropractic clinic or presenting wellness workshops to corporate clients. Whether the topic is office postural strain or techniques for better living, her workshops strive to provide not just easily implemented practical solutions but also insight and inspiration.
Rob De Toni, B.Adm., LL.B., C.E.C., C.R.C
Founder, National Capital Law
Co-Founder, Cynosure Coaching
As a lawyer who is now in his 25th year of practice, Rob understands the unique pressures of the legal industry. Having seen the benefits of developing his own resilience practices, Rob is committed to sharing his knowledge and experience with others so that they can tackle the stressful situations they face with strength and power. With his qualifications as both a Certified Executive Coach and Certified Resilience Coach, Rob is able to help guide his coaching clients to take action and make the changes that they need to make to become resilient by design.
Rob is one of the instructors in the Resilient by Design – Legal Edition program.