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About Maslow Leadership

for Self-actualizing leaders and organizations

Create the workplace culture of the next era.

COVID was the largest cultural disruption agent of our lifetimes. It changed the rules of what makes a workplace “great”.

We help midsized and large organizations build people-focused, high-performing cultures — the new great workplaces.

Our leadership and coaching programs are data-driven, based on our ongoing propietary research.

The results? The Culture-Actualization Index©️ and the Hierarchy of Needs at Work framework.

With them, we’re humanizing leadership & organizations, and pioneering the 21st century’s leadership & organizational paradigm.

 

Our Founders

Our founders came together with the same belief: that coaching has the power to pioneer change in the world. Through their experience, they’ve witnessed firsthand the effects of how the coaching mindset can maximize human and organizational potential. It was out of that shared vision, to teach leaders to invest in a culture where self-actualization is possible, that Maslow was founded.

Timothy Tiryaki

Timothy Tiryaki

PCC, PHD CANDIDATE, M.Ed.

Timothy is a global expert in the intersection of organizational culture and coaching. He is the founder and CEO of Maslow Leadership, pioneering The Culture-Actualization Index© as a research-driven leading measure. Prior to founding Maslow, he worked at Procter & Gamble, Intel, and Index Group in Sales, Marketing, and HR. He has coached C-level leaders, and taught at Bogazici University Lifelong Learning Center, Global Knowledge Canada, and Simon Fraser University. He holds seven coaching certificates and is trained in multiple coaching styles. Currently writing his Ph.D. thesis on Wise Leadership for Organizations, Timothy has four published books, including one on coaching, and has worked with clients such as MEC, Telus, Aviso Wealth, Doctors of BC, and Suncor.

Diane Bonneau

Diane Bonneau

MCC, PMC

For over 20 years, Diane has inspired leaders and teams to take bolder risks, to focus their passion and to work creatively to fulfill an organization’s purpose. As an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) and a Professional Mentor Coach (PMC), she has mentored many coaches over the span of her career. She's a leading figure within the coaching community and her program, Mastery in Coaching, is highly sought after by coaches and leaders seeking to hone their skills and apply them within their organizations. She’s extensively involved in the coaching community as a Past-President of the ICF Calgary Chapter and in 2015, the ICF honoured her contributions by establishing the Diane Bonneau Coach Development Scholarship.

Our Team

Our team of professionals has a wealth of knowledge from diverse backgrounds and experiences but they all share one vision: to transform leadership in the 21st century by building a culture of coaching at organizations, designed to help employees thrive.

Gordon Aker

Gordon Aker

PCC, M.Eng.

Gordon is an executive coach who has a passion for the power of effective leadership to inspire exceptional performance in others and create sustainable value in organizations. He specializes in helping leaders move out of reactive and fear-based leadership styles (which we refer to as “below the line”) and towards their noble purpose using more thoughtful, responsive and creative forms of leadership. Gordon is known to bring his lighthearted humour, thoughtful perspectives and a deep commitment to professional service in support of human development.

Yene Assegid

Yene Assegid

MCC, PHD. M.B.A.

A seasoned multi-lingual transformational leadership practitioner with 29 years in the field of leadership and personal development, Yene is known for creating opportunities for sustainable intentional transformation at the individual, organizational and community levels. Her approach is based on systems thinking, understanding leadership from a holistic integral perspective based on the living dynamics and interactions between our individual realities and the many levels of collective realities that make up the world we live and work in. Yene is the founder of ELF Program, a leadership development program for young women. She also currently serves on the board of IFC Foundation.

Bob Nogue

Bob Nogue

PCC, CPA, CA

The roles of executive coach, impact trainer, and insight facilitator are all strengthened by extensive practical experience in senior management. With Bob's approach, he quickly builds trust, simplifies the complex, and offers perspectives that inspire fresh thinking. Bob has a consistent reputation for bringing passion, tenacity, optimism and professionalism to accelerate goal achievement for clients.

Laura Dowling

Laura Dowling

PCC, M.SC.

Along with energy and passion to launch transformational leadership in organizations, Laura brings a wealth of global experiences to her solution-focused coaching and facilitation practice. She specializes in strengths-based leadership (CliftonStrengths), emotional intelligence and mindset education; all tools that equip emerging and established leaders so they can maximize personal and organizational effectiveness. Laura has worked in the leadership development field for 8+ years across several sectors including non-profit, government, corporate, higher education and high-performance sport.

Melissa Casey

Melissa Casey

PCC, M.Ed.

Melissa specializes in developing inclusive, emotionally intelligent, coach-like leaders and is passionate about working with teams who are on the quest to becoming the kind of team that others aspire to be a part of. At her core, she maintains a deep commitment to diversity & inclusion and understands firsthand the powerful potential inclusion has on engagement, innovation, shared respect, and fostering excellence. To her coaching practice, Melissa brings over 17 years of leadership within post-secondary administration, with a focus on senior leadership, international partnership development, and strategic planning.

HsuanHua Chang

HsuanHua Chang

PCC, M.B.A, M.Sc.

With 20+ years of experience in technology (product management, marketing, architecture, and software) and 17 years in coaching, HsuanHua supports leaders to achieve their goals by broadening their vision, increasing their capacity and building a meaningful career. HsuanHua integrates her passion for emerging technology evangelism and business strategy together with leadership development, team building, and emotional intelligence.

George Mutendadzamera

George Mutendadzamera

ACC, BL, LLB

George works enthusiastically with individuals, groups, and companies to guide them in discovering their deepest desires, reaching their true potential, and achieving their personal and professional goals. He has a passion for coaching, helping people live happier, healthier, more abundant lives and is an intensely, growth- and goal-oriented person who is passionate about helping others fulfil their dreams. Imbued with a passion for teaching and motivating people, George has hosted programmes on social media platforms and is a regular contributor of personal development articles in various publications.

Lucy Wang

Lucy Wang

PCC, M.B.A

With more than 17years of managerial experience in hospitality at Accor, Hilton, Langham & Melia, Lucy has a passion and belief in the mission of “developing people on their unique strengths and best-selves. As a coach, Lucy supports various types of corporations on their executives and team developing to be confident in building relations and positive influence. Lucy is a also certified Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Certified Counsellor and has an MBA.

Sophie Bonneau

Sophie Bonneau

PCC, M.A.

Sophie is a professional coach with a Masters degree in Cognitive Sociology. With over 12 years of experience supporting people-focused strategies and elevating leadership priorities in organizations, she has a passion for working one-on-one to accelerate personal growth and professional development.

Gordon Patrick Newell

Gordon Patrick Newell

ACC, M.A.

Gordon is a coach who has been involved in spearheading leadership skills development for over two decades across many diverse industries, from North American start-ups to military departments and Canadian universities. He aligns this experience with a reputation in helping individuals and groups to reach their full potential and achieve their goals, as well as a deep commitment to continued learning. Additionally, Gordon is an alumnus of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, has led in active service with the British military, and has a Masters degree in communications.

Tracey Martin

Tracey Martin

PCC

As an executive and leadership coach, Tracey is known for building coaching cultures within organizations and supporting individuals to become intrinsically motivated to perform at their best, to make meaningful contributions and to face challenges with confidence by using their greatest skills and strengths. An experienced business leader, she has over 20 years experience in senior leadership roles in multiple sectors. Tracey possesses an insatiable curiosity which has led her to circle the globe, driving across five continents to explore unique cultures and perspectives. She has a passion for supporting leaders on their own journeys of self-exploration and discovery.

Lauren Green

Lauren Green

ACC, MS, CVF

As a certified virtual facilitator, certified coach, experienced visual note- taker and effective leadership development trainer, Lauren Green believes in the power of visualization to support productive and dynamic group processes and knowledge management. Lauren has an extensive toolkit of modalities for designing inclusive, engaging and productive sessions, whether they are held in person, online or in a hybrid/blended format. Lauren holds a master’s degree in Organization Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University. Lauren is an International Coach Federation certified coach and an MBTI® and EQi (emotional intelligence) Practitioner.

Peyina (pe-‘gi-na) Lin-Roberts

Peyina (pe-‘gi-na) Lin-Roberts

Ph.D., ACC

Through her full presence and mind-body-heart connection, Peyina enables in others: purpose discovery, value alignment, equanimity, and action. Clients have described her work as bringing clarity and life changing. She grew up multi-nationally and multi-lingually and brings with her 25+ years of interdisciplinary and cross-industry background. Her personal and professional lived-experience with inter-group dynamics around power, race-relations, value conflicts, and behavior change drive her to reduce the barriers that prevent oppressed peoples to thrive. In line with such calling, she has offered coaching training for staff who support families in persistent poverty, co-facilitated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) workshops and racial caucuses, designed equitable stakeholder engagement approaches, coached executives around inclusive leadership, and co-developed and deployed ICF Washington Chapter’s DEI strategy.

Ehsan Etezad

Ehsan Etezad

Phd Candidate, MS, Researcher

Ehsan is an avid learner of human behaviour in organizational settings. He has brought his knowledge and experience in organizational psychology to many research projects in collaboration with scientists at top Atlantic Canada’s Universities such as Saint Mary’s, Dalhousie, and Mount Saint Vincent. In a fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Ehsan, has worked as a coach and researcher, investigating and supporting the mental health and well-being of frontline healthcare workers across Canada. During his collaboration with Maslow, his research interest is focused on what are the best evidence-based practices that will potentially lead to the highest level of coaching outcomes in terms of the leaders’ occupational health, self-efficacy, learning, performance, and business excellence? And what is the best way of measuring the impact of executive coaching on leadership development and business outcomes? Currently, Ehsan is completing his Ph.D. degree in Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary’s University.

Ceyda (jay-da) Gultan

Ceyda (jay-da) Gultan

MA, CPHR, ACC

Ceyda Gultan is a human resources professional and leadership coach and has 20 years of experience working with and for national, international, and local organizations managing projects all focused on enhancing and growing teams, identifying those barriers that hinder either corporations or individuals to become the best they can be. Each organization comes with its own unique set of challenges and opportunities, and this is the arena in which Ceyda thrives. Her in-depth knowledge of the people side of the business comes from working in house as a Human Resource Professional and as an external Consultant on particular projects, including recruitment, corporate culture, assessment, and development center, organizational review, HR dashboard, webinar, and training, coaching leaders, employee engagement and satisfaction survey, and 360 assessment. Ceyda is a coaching champion as she has seen coaching empower people in any organizational condition. Ceyda was the President of the local International Coach Federation Chapter in 2018 and served as the Board Member for two years before that. She has been co-leading the HR Coaching Roundtable with the CPHR BC and Yukon since 2014.

Chloe Tiryaki

Chloe Tiryaki

Director of Operations & Enrollment

Chloe Tiryaki is passionate about the intersection of art, creativity, and coaching. She brings 20 years of work experience in Operations & Sales across countries and worked at companies like The Bay, CWB, and ADT in Canada. Chloe is trained in Solution Focused Coaching and Maslowian Coaching and is on the path to getting her ICF coach designation.

Charles O'Keefe

Charles O'Keefe

Learning Specialist

Charles has twelve years of experience developing and delivering education for Vancouver Island Health Authority and McGill University Advancement, where he learned the importance of incorporating thorough analysis and adaptable strategies into his curriculum designs. His certificate in eLearning honed his proficiency in facilitating virtual training, and he has leveraged his creativity and passion for games to organize team-building activities for groups ranging between five and two hundred participants.

Elle Mah

Elle Mah

Enrollment and Engagement Manager, ACC, CEC

Elle is a passionate leader and coach dedicated to supporting clients through change and uncovering what is possible. She has been in leadership and executive leadership roles with the luxury brand market for over 17 years. Her experience not only focuses on the internal dynamics but also sales, client relationships, revenue growth, and strategy. Elle holds the designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the ICF, and she is a Certified Executive Coach (CEC). Her mission is to engage each connection wholeheartedly with curiosity and empathy to be in service of clients.

The Terms

Self-actualization | [SELF-ACTU·AL·I·ZATION] NOUN

Self-actualization is the realization or fulfillment of one's talents and potentialities, especially considered as a drive or need present in everyone.

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