PART-TIME | 3 MONTHS
Stuart Anderson, CEO
Stuart Anderson is a high-performance coach, leadership strategist, educator and facilitator. He has 20+ years of experience helping organizations to build high-performance teams, and aiding performers to achieve more success and satisfaction. His client-list includes a broad spectrum of domains ranging from Cirque Du Soleil, to tech CEOs, to the Royal College of Surgeons. Stuart holds post-graduate degrees in Performance Psychology (with Distinction) from the University of Edinburgh. He is a certified SAFe Scrum Master (Scaled Agile Framework) and alumni of the THNK School of Creative Leadership and Design-thinking. Stuart recently studied and worked with Stanford University School of Business to help organizations to build signature stories for growth and impact.
Next Intake: May 31 2021
The program is designed to suit busy schedules. Skypilots meet weekly online for 2 hr trainings and facilitated coaching sessions.
Online: 36 hours course training
(3 hrs total per week)
* grants can cover 60-100% of cost
Dr. Julia Kim
Julia Kim is a global practitioner in leadership development and systems change, and has been working at the interface of transformative leadership, wellbeing economics, and sustainable development. She brings a background in program design, facilitation, coaching, and curriculum development and has worked with UN agencies (World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF), the Global Leadership Academy (GIZ/Germany), Schumacher College (UK), the Mind and Life Institute (USA), and senior leadership teams from business, government, health systems, finance, and philanthropy. As a musician, she believes in the creative power of improvisation, embodied movement, and mindfulness-based practices in sparking innovation and insight. Julia is the Program Director of the Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan, and is an associate of the Presencing Institute, and a member of the Club of Rome.
Bettina Rothe is an embodied leadership coach and conscious movement facilitator. Bettina supports clients in the development of an authentic leadership presence that is powerful, compassionate and self-aware. She balances an evidenced-based foundation with a practical application that meets the needs of her clients. She holds a degree in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych) from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany with a special focus on Neurophysiology and Developmental Psychology. Bettina has been involved in Leadership Development since 2008 and has been particularly interested in developing ways to lead effectively with body, mind and heart. She trained with Wendy Palmer as a Leadership Embodiment Coach, and she coaches CEOs, TED talk presenters, social activists and entrepreneurs. As the founder of her company “Circles of Inclusion” she designs programs that help people return to a sense of belonging and connection: to themselves, to each other and the ecosystem. Bettina teaches workshops in North America, Europe and Central America.
Jonas is an experienced design strategist and entrepreneur. As Partner of an award-winning marketing consultancy, he helps organizations launch new ventures and adopt remarkable ways of communicating. With over 20 years of working within the creative sector, Jonas has partnered with clients including Sony Music, BBC, Tate Modern and Google. Jonas launched the first accelerator programme in London dedicated exclusively to the lifestyle industries and has enabled countless early stage businesses to secure investment and grow. He is a startup advisor, conference speaker and regular contributor to The Huffington Post and The Guardian. Jonas is the acclaimed author of 'Shapers'.
Mike Rowlands is an accomplished entrepreneur, consultant and advisor who works at the intersection of business, community and sustainability. He supports visionary entrepreneurs and leaders in organizations around the world, helping to craft distinctive strategies, disrupt markets, and accelerate success. He's President & CEO at Junxion Strategy, an international social impact consultancy that exists to help the bold visionaries of the next economy to articulate their purpose, plan their positive impact, share their stories, and demonstrate their accountability. From offices in Vancouver, Toronto, and London, UK, Junxion serves clients on five continents, including major corporations, emerging social ventures, non-profits and civil society organizations, and governments. Mike chairs the Board of Directors of Hollyhock, a lifelong learning centre and retreat on Canada's west coast, that hosts over 100 annual programs designed to support, nourish and inspire people committed to healthier organizations, communities, and world. He's also a board member at Social Venture Circle, which builds and serves communities of inspired and informed impact investors and business leaders to make social, economic, and environmental change. And he's an Ambassador for B Corp.As an emcee, keynote speaker, entrepreneur-in-residence, and frequent workshop presenter, Mike regularly hosts events, convenes conferences, and teaches strategy, branding, and entrepreneurial leadership.
Sylvia Rayner, RCH
Sylvia Rayner is an educator and strategist with a passion for startups and the challenges faced by high-growth companies and their leadership. She lead western Canada operations at Lighthouse Labs as GM, and was COO at CMPNY where she designed and taught six programs designed to arm entrepreneurs with metacognitive skills to reduce stress, improve working memory, focus and concentration, and attain greater purpose, vision, and accountability. She has created and taught several unique courses: Winning Mindset (mental training for competitive athletes), Care for the Caregiver (stress inoculation and burnout prevention for medical professionals, and Practical Mindfulness (an introductory range of techniques from different traditions). Sylvia also works in private coaching as a registered clinical hypnotherapist specializing in athletes (from amateur to pro/Olympic level), weekend warriors and high-performing business people. She has particular expertise developing superior mindsets for high-risk/adventure and endurance sports. Her work continually draws inspiration from the intersections of neuroscience, business, spirituality, and sports.
Mike has been training technical leaders for many years. While leading and managing teams for 6 years in China and 5 years in Central and Eastern Europe as a Distinguished Engineer and Vice President, Mike was growing technical executives worldwide in IBM. His primary focus was on grooming technical executives in emerging markets and also on underrepresented minorities. He continues to focus on championing women technical leaders. Mike was the Associate Dean for Computing at BCIT. He graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston and holds a Masters of Science degree from the University of Utah. He is a certified IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Collaborator and Coach. Mike has recently been made VP for AI and Quantum Computing Technology at Fujitsu.
Chris is an accomplished entrepreneur, advisor, coach and facilitator, specializing in leadership development and the art of risk-taking. He has extensive experience building and leading high-performance teams on complex and challenging infrastructure projects in Australia and Canada. Chris has been a successful entrepreneur for 20 years in Western Canada with numerous acquisitions and company builds. He has been an executive business coach and peer group leader for a diverse range of business owners and industries the past 4 years.
A global traveler and avid mountain climber, Chris understands the importance of creating a dream, developing a concise plan with the right talent, skills, training, knowledge and resources to reach the summit. He passionate about helping people to identify their dreams, overcome their fears and take the necessary risks to achieve their full potential, often achieving results never before thought possible. Chris’s Why? “To help leaders climb mountains”.
Based in Hong Kong and Singapore, Eslinda works internationally as a coaching consultant and an organisation systems practitioner. She is committed to a co-active and holistic approach in empowering growth and development, impacting her clients is their capacity and enabling them to transform and thrive in a progressively complex world. She greatly values cultural differences and has an incisive appreciation of multicultural diversity. Eslinda brings great respect for inclusion and the tremendous value it brings as a mindset, to relationships and to the workplace. She speaks to this diversity as an essential enhancer of organizational productivity, performance and human engagement.
David Kohler, PhD.
David Kohler is an educator, trainer, instructor and coach specializing in leadership development and the science of learning. He has taught mathematics and statistics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). He has trained several hundreds of teachers, educators and managers in public and private organizations in leadership skills, training skills, facilitation skills and presentation skills. As an education consultant he has designed curriculum for dozens of companies in topics ranging from marketing to entrepreneurship and personal development. David holds a M.Sc. in mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of British Columbia (UBC), is a certified Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) facilitator and trainer and a Landmark Self-Expression and Leadership program leader.
"All the conversations and activities have directly assisted me in improving my ability to be an effective leader. I also enjoy the pre reading and videos offered every week before a new module they’ve been great for initiating new concepts. I also love the immersion of skills through interactive individual and group activities."
"The SkyPilots team has done a great job creating an inclusive safe space to unpack impactful concepts for self and business development."
36 hours online course training
* grants can cover 60-100%
Next Intake: May 31 2021
Weekly Online Sessions: options
10am - 12pm PST
3pm - 5pm PST
6pm - 8pm GMT
9 am - 11am SST
The program is designed to suit busy schedules. Skypilots meet weekly online for 2 hr trainings & facilitated coaching sessions.
We acknowledge that we are settlers, and our head office in Vancouver, Canada is on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.