MEET OUR TEAM
Monica Bodurka, MBA, CIHC
Co-founder, Leadership Wellness Group
As a holistic health enthusiast and leadership and executive development specialist, Monica provides workshops and coaching for both individuals and organizations. She specializes in helping busy individuals prioritize their health and wellness in the face of today’s hyper-scheduled, 24/7, competitive work environment. Using a highly personalized approach, combined with a curriculum of nutrition, lifestyle adjustments and mindfulness, Monica enables her clients to create sustainable habits that translate to greater health, productivity and overall happiness.
In addition to an MBA, Monica is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC), a Certified International Health Coach (CIHC) and a Certified Yoga Instructor. Monica has several mindfulness meditation certificates including one from Search Inside Yourself Learning Institute founded at Google. She has a diploma in Adult Education and understands the fundamentals of how adults learn and the neuroscience of behaviour change. She is a member of the International Certified Health Coaches Association, as well as the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
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.
THE LEADERSHIP WELLNESS GROUP
“Health is not a goal in and of itself, it is a launch pad to success.” - Monica Bodurka
The Leadership Wellness Group is a team of experienced business executives and holistic wellness experts who have a passion for health, human potential development and excellence. We believe that in order to be your best, do your best work and live to your highest potential as a leader or in any role, you need to prioritize your health and wellbeing.
We help organizations and individuals assess, plan and implement wellness and peak performance training and development initiatives both in person and on-line. We partner with clients to achieve superior performance in today’s disrupted, hyper-connected, competitive 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.
Prior to the Leadership Wellness Group, Aubrey was the Chief Financial Officer at CanDeal, Canada’s electronic bond trading marketplace. 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
Mindfulness Expert & Founder of The Centre for Mindfulness Leadership
Michele is passionate about empowering leaders to meaningfully better themselves, their organizations and the world. A seasoned leader herself, Michele spent 20 years at the intersection of higher education and business working with major corporations, government, the public sector and not for profits. 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. She has completed countless retreats and training programs over the years including: the Rotman Executive Leadership Program (Rotman), Search Inside Yourself Program (SIYLI), the Integrative Thinking Program (Rotman), and has studied with Matthieu Ricard, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli.
Her lifelong passion in health officially began when she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. That standard for excellence followed her to achieve extensive training in a wide variety of areas including nutrition, rehabilitation, and exercise therapy. 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. Dr. Da Re has received numerous awards including the Chiropractic Foundation for Spinal Research Award for her work on the physical rehabilitation of low back pain.
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.
Roberta also finds time to walk the talk. She herself participates in a wide variety of activities from cycling to swimming, and even gymnastics. But no matter the choice in activity, she believes movement should be fun and part of everyday life.
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. She is continually amazed by what the human body can achieve with proper guidance and strives to help people on this journey.
Rita McDowall, BBA, MEd, CCPC, ACC
Rita is passionate about helping people maximize their potential and embrace life fully. Rita is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, with experience coaching clients in various businesses and industries including health care, financial services and education. Using coaching as a process to facilitate change, she offers clients support and assistance to reach their goals and master their lives.
As a skilful executive herself, Rita has extensive experience leading and managing the design, development and delivery of innovative and sustainable adult learning initiatives for a wide array of clients and organizational settings, including corporate, not-for-profit, public sector, government and professional services. She has been actively engaged as a mentor with the University of Toronto Learning Mentorship Program.
Rita obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and her Master of Education (Adult Education) from University of Toronto. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation and has her ACC credential.