Meet our Coaches

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DANA
 

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Founder of Blue Sky Learning

ADHD & ASD Coach

Academic Strategist

Educational Consultant
 

From local & international teaching experience to working within the postsecondary sector, I'm an expert in supporting neurodivergent folks. Compassionate & driven, I co-create the best plan for you to reach your goals & understand the barriers along the way. Check out our free group sessions as well! I'd love to meet you and just know you are deserving of support!

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JASJIT

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ADHD Coach

My work as an educator has been driven by my goal to create more humane, equitable spaces for neurodivergent folks to thrive. In my coaching sessions, I offer my authentic presence and draw from my background in mindfulness, equity and adult learning to create a warm and inclusive space for us to explore your concerns together. I welcome being part of your learning journey!

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REBECCA

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ADHD Coach

Educational Consultant

As an educator with over 25 years of experience in Student Success, Special Education & Employment Support, I strive to understand each learner's unique profile. I have worked extensively with youth & adults with ADHD and I recently discovered my own diagnosis of ADHD. This personal insight has driven me to develop deeper understanding of the gifts & challenges neurodiversity presents. I am passionate about helping you find meaning & connection in your daily life. I look forward to our journey together!

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AMANDA

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Academic Strategist

ADHD Coach

Assistive Technology Specialist
 

I have worked with many students with a wide variety of disabilities in the post-secondary environment to achieve their academic and personal goals. I strive to provide support that is accommodating, welcoming and inclusive through individualized, strength-based, and solution-focused approach. I would be honoured to meet you and discuss how I can be a part of your educational needs to support your growth and self-development.

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ELLIE

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Academic Strategist

 

I’m passionate about supporting each student in their individual path, and working with you to develop strategies that help you best get what you want out of education- with particular attention to neurodivergence/disability as it is experienced and lived with. I’ve worked for over a decade with neurodivergent/disabled students as young as 5, and ranging to students in post-secondary school. I aim to support you in ways that are affirming, inclusive, individualized, and strengths focused to help you achieve and exceed your goals. My background is as an educator working with disabled students, and my current work as a PhD student is rooted in critical disability studies and intersectionality to think through educational solutions that empower neurodivergent folks, led by students themselves. I would be honoured to support you in academic strategies, arts/humanities related subjects, graduate and/or program applications, Learning technologies.

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ALTHEA
 

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Academic Strategist
 

The privilege I have had to witness students learn who they are and watch them grow into the person they want to be has always been the best part of the education system for me. As the first one in my family to achieve a Masters degree, I know firsthand how important it is that we create spaces where learners can hone their strengths, challenge themselves, and reflect on their growth while simultaneously creating pathways to success. My background in Psychology and Higher Education helps to inform high impact programming and holistic support for students. I look forward to working with you on your lifelong path to student development and learning!

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KWAME

 

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Academic Strategist

 

Providing guidance & support to students in high school & postsecondary environments is my passion. I have worked with diverse peoples who identity as neurodivergent, or living with a disability. I constantly seek to challenge individuals to further strive & achieve more ambitious goals. Learning, and developing skills to become a better learner is a lifelong journey. I look forward to walking that path with you.

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DRAGANA

 

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Academic Strategist

 

Supporting and guiding students to achieve their academic goals through individualized avenues is my highest priority. My passions remain in fostering safe and proactive environments where post-secondary students can grow professionally and personally at their own pace. I have
dedicated my academic and professional career to working with students in early childhood and post-secondary settings with varying abilities, goals, and dreams and have had the privilege of watching them flourish. I have years of experience working in education in teaching, research, and administrative roles. Currently, my work as a doctoral student is rooted in educational philosophy and ethics to explore experiences of difficulty and trauma in educational settings,
particularly as they pertain to student’s explorations of selfhood. My goal is to offer diverse strength-based and person-oriented approaches that take into consideration your unique history,
learning styles, and experiences and help you surpass you ambitions.

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SPENCER

 

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ADHD Coach

Academic Strategist

 

I am so thankful to have been able to work with students in their growth and development for over 15 years. I started my journey in education as a first generation university student, who was excited to break into the world of teaching, and I continue my journey as a higher education professional, who is passionate about helping the youth of today build skills and competencies to work towards their current and future goals.

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KIRSTY

she/her

Academic Coach

Educational Consultant

I have taught various subjects from kindergarten to grade 8 including Anishinaabemowin-Ojibwe Language, 4/5 homeroom, 7/8 homeroom, grade 4 social studies, grade 1-4 visual arts and student engagement. My most recent education journey has led me to Brock University where I teach visual arts in the Oshki-Wenjack Teachers College Program. I am so excited to meet you and enrich your education experience.

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KIM

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ADHD Coach

Family Coaching

Queer Partnerships Coaching

(ethical non-monogamy ENM &

polyamorous/polyam relationships welcomed)

Corporate Trainer

I'm passionate about supporting and destigmatizing the way people view and experience neurodivergence. My primary goals as a coach are to empower folks to recognize their intrinsic worth and building systems together to address the rest. I believe that everyone is sovereign and worthy of meaningful support, compassion and respect. I have a diverse background in supporting and advocating for children, youth and families from varied levels of intersecting experiences and systemic marginalization. Should we walk this path together, you can expect to be treated with unconditional acceptance, patience and understanding. 

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BRAD

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Academic Coach

Educational Consultant

Corporate Trainer

 

I'm an an Anishinaabe Fire Keeper and educator who graduated from the University of Guelph with a Master of Environmental Science. I have a diverse background in education, research and science and authentically weave Indigenous and western ways of knowing into my practice as both an Indigenous educator and scientist. My philosophy of teaching is that the land is out most valuable teacher. Miigwechwewin | with thanks

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HEATHER

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Life Coach
 

Coaching is my passion. As a coach for over a decade in both academic and corporate spaces, I’ve learned that all growth journeys start with self-love. Centering my work from a heart-space and my own journey as a queer woman with strong intersectional politics, I support clients in adapting to change, becoming more mindful, transitioning from scarcity to abundance, and working through personal barriers. Whether you are looking for a new direction, re-evaluating an old relationship or coming to terms with a current life transition, I would love to be your anchor; someone who will support you in finding balance, resiliency, and self-advocacy when there is turbulence around you.

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JAMES
(WINTERHAWK)

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Indigenous Youth Coach

As a Cree First Nations person who understands the lived-experience of Indigenous folks navigating systems of oppression, I wanted to build a space for young adults to come together in community and solidarity. Join me in our free service for Indigenous youth to receive individual support for goal setting, career exploration, life skills topics, or if you just wanted a space to chat. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

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HILLARY

she/her

Gender-based Violence

Peer Support

A Toronto-based black cat collector and mean mom, I am a gender justice advocate, writer, public educator, and peer support counsellor, with a MA in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies from York University. 

 

I have worked with the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres, various sexual assault centres, York University's 'The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education,' and in grassroots feminist organizing.