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In my coaching practice, I enable leaders & organizations to transform vision into reality through exceptional leadership performance. I support leaders all over the world in their journey towards purposeful change. Get empowered with the skills and confidence to unlock more of your potential, improve your overall performance and live the life you want.


For seasoned executives and leaders who are navigating unique challenges at every organizational level.


For those who are navigating major transitions, need a career transformation, or are wanting a total life re-design. 


Work with a seasoned mentor coach to gain your CPCC from the Coactive Training Institute or your ACC/PCC from the International Coach Foundation. Become a skilled coaching professional who has gained a level of mastery in their practice. 


Explore the coaching packages to discover which one fits your unique goals & aspirations.

 Book an intro call with Danika to discuss your needs and decide whether we are a good fit.


Experience Danika's unique coaching style during our call and have your initial questions answered.


Leave with an understanding of how coaching works, renewed motivation and a path to move forward.


Start your journey by putting our first coaching session in your calendar, completing your Discovery Worksheet and paying your invoice.

I am available via email to answer any additional questions you may have.


Before working with Danika, I approached my business with a scarcity mindset and felt much unease in life. I felt unnerved and unaware of myself, but Danika gave me a starting point to design my life and business. We built direction to hold myself accountable and even created a goal spreadsheet that I loved working through! I burned away my limiting beliefs and discovered how much value I add to the world through my work. Danika’s empathetic approach taught me to become more self-reflective and to celebrate myself. Before, I felt apologetic for success, whereas now I feel proud to chase opportunities by putting myself out there. My newfound boundaries, communication skills and self-compassion are stronger than ever. 


  • I promise to provide you with the most empowering, supportive, and productive coaching relationship possible. You set your business and personal outcomes; I will support you in achieving them.

  • I will facilitate the process of your self-discovery by asking powerful questions, creating opportunities to help you reflect on your decisions, challenging you, inspiring you, and celebrating your successes.

  • When you work with me, you gain a partner whose primary goal is to help you succeed—someone who will speak up for your dreams and hold you to a high standard. I will give you as much time, attention and creativity as your ambitions require.

  • What is Coaching?
    Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process, providing you with a unique set of tools and techniques to help maximize your personal and professional potential. Through our powerful conversations, you will achieve positive change and growth by harnessing your innate strengths, and uncovering intrinsic motivations. My role as a coach is to help push you to identify your goals, and clarify obstacles that are holding you back. I hold you accountable to overcome those obstacles by helping you come up with different strategies unique to your situation. Coaches honor the client as the expert in their life/work, believing that every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, my responsibility is to discover, clarify, and align with what you want to achieve, encourage your self-discovery, elicit solutions and strategies, and hold you responsible and accountable for your progress. This process helps you to dramatically improve your outlook on work and life while improving your leadership skills and unlocking your potential.
  • What is the difference between coaching, therapy, consulting, mentoring and training?
    Professional coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal and professional change. It’s helpful to understand coaching by distinguishing it from other personal or organizational support professions, as defined by the ICF (International Coaching Federation) Therapy: Therapy deals with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual’s emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways. Coaching, on the other hand, supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is future focused. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s work or personal life. The emphases in a coaching relationship are on action, accountability, and follow through. Consulting: Individuals or organizations retain consultants for their expertise. While consulting approaches vary widely, the assumption is the consultant will diagnose problems and prescribe and, sometimes, implement solutions. With coaching, the assumption is that individuals or teams are capable of generating their own solutions, with the coach supplying supportive, discovery-based approaches and frameworks. Mentoring: A mentor is an expert who provides wisdom and guidance based on his or her own experience. Mentoring may include advising, counseling and coaching. The coaching process does not include advising or counseling, and focuses instead on individuals or groups reaching their own objectives. Training: Training programs are based on objectives set out by the trainer or instructor. Though objectives are clarified in the coaching process, they are set by the individual or team being coached, with guidance provided by the coach. Training also assumes a linear learning path that coincides with an established curriculum. Coaching is less linear without a set curriculum.
  • Why choose a certified and credentialed coach?
    Professional Coaching is still a relatively new practice and is still, for the most part, unregulated, unlike therapy. this means anyone can proclaim themselves a coach. The International Coach Federation (ICF) is trying to remedy this by becoming the most recognized coaching organization, providing training, certification, and credentials for professional coaches that agree to work under specific professional standards and ethics when working with a client. I support this work by keeping my own credentials in good standing. As a Professional Certified Coach (through the ICF), I have 500 hours of coaching experience and more than 125 hours of coaching-specific education, I also completed 10 hours of mentor coaching, a performance evaluation, and successfully passed the ICF Credentialing Exam. I completed my coach training through the Co-Active Training Institute, the world’s largest in-person and online coach training and leadership development organization. My Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) designation is the most rigorous and respected in the industry. It has been called the “gold standard” of coaching by the Institute of Coaching, a Harvard Medical School affiliate that has linked the Co-Active Model to evidence-based scientific research about its effectiveness.
  • How do I know if you are the right coach for me?
    Like any relationship, the coaching partnership comes down to communication and a certain kind of chemistry. Feeling like your coach "gets" you and having a sense of ease in the conversation are usually good signs that you will feel comfortable and supported enough to do the work. That's not to say that it's always easy or comfortable, but it's important to feel a connection. Even if someone has all the training & experience in the world (and those are important, too!), you either want to tell them what's really up for you, or you don't. The only way to know for sure is to book a strategy call to connect with me to find out if we have the right chemistry! Here are my best tips to make sure we are the right fit: Come to the call prepared to discuss your goals for coaching and with any questions you might have about the coaching process. Be sure to interview more than one coach to determine “what feels right” in terms of chemistry. Look for stylistic similarities and differences between each coach and you. Think about how each style might support your growth as an individual or the growth of your team.
  • Where do coaching sessions take place?
    Currently all coaching sessions take place using Zoom, an online conferencing software. You will recieve a link to your session when you book your client call or when you book an introductory Strategy Session. You will always have the option to leave your camera off if you feel more comfortable that way. Zoom fatigue is real, I want you to be comfortable and grounded on the call.
  • Do you work with people outside of Canada/USA?
    Yes. I have had clients in Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, India, United States, and many other places around the world. We will find a day and time that works for both of us no matter the time zone differences between us.
  • How long does coaching take?
    The length of our coaching partnership will vary, depending on your (or your team’s) needs and preferences. Based on my experience, I can confidently say that four to six months of coaching together will create lasting change. This is why I require an initial four-month commitment - because I want you to see the benefits of that lasting change. For other types of coaching, you may find it beneficial to work together for a longer period. Here are some common factors that impact the length of time that we work together: The types of goals that you have and how many life areas you decide you want to work on together. The ways you or your teams prefer to work - do you want to move quickly or take your time? The frequency of coaching meetings - We can meet weekly, biweekly, or every three weeks depending on your schedule. Financial resources available to support coaching - lets work together to make coaching accessible and affordable for you.
  • Is coaching confidential?
    Absolutely. There are only a few (very rare) exceptions to this—including relevant legal requirements and ethical obligations concerning safety. If we work together, we will cover all of these details in the first session to ensure that everything feels clear and comfortable. As a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation, I am bound to uphold the ethics of these governing bodies (which you’re welcome to check out for yourself here), and I take these responsibilities very seriously. With team coaching, you will be present with other members of your team, and together we will create a confidentiality agreement that feels right for the types of topics we are tackling and the level of sensitivity.
  • How do I measure the success of the coaching?
    Think of measuring success in two ways: external indicators of performance and internal indicators of success. Ideally, both will incorporated when measuting success. The external measures selected should be things you are already measuring and have some ability to directly influence. Examples of external measures include: Achievement of coaching goals established at the outset of the coaching relationship Increased income/revenue Obtaining a promotion Performance feedback that is obtained from a sample of the individual’s constituents (e.g., direct reports, colleagues, customers, boss, the manager him/herself) Personal and/or business performance data (e.g., productivity, efficiency measures). Examples of internal measures include: Self-scoring/self-validating assessments that can be administered initially and at regular intervals in the coaching process Changes in the individual’s self-awareness and awareness of others Shifts in thinking that create more effective actions Shifts in one’s emotional state that inspire confidence.
  • What makes you so unique and different from other life coaches and consultants?
    I know from personal experience exactly what it took to move from the impossible and unrealistic to creating my ideal life by my design. You may feel suffocated by a dead-end job, a boring existence or being generally unsatisfied. I understand those who often feel stuck and lost, unable to move forward. In the past, I have been held back from getting the most out of life, having to start over or being unsure of where and how to start. Your dream feels like it is getting farther away from you daily. Unlike other consultants and coaches, I identify with your current situation and help you create strategies and personalized solutions perfectly customized for you and your needs. I do not believe in one-size-fits-all cookie-cutter approaches, only what is suitable for you and your success. I am passionate about Life Design and creating effective systems to support your action. With my own experience, I have had my coaches (for most of my life) help me to become the person I am today. I currently work with my therapist and coach.
  • What differences will I see in my team?
    Your company will be able to see measurable ROI as your team develops greater: ​ Leadership and interpersonal skills Self Awareness Emotional Intelligence Adaptability and resilience to change Decisiveness and ability to take action Executive presence Relationships with team members
  • How does Certification Coaching work?
    Over 10 hours and a minimum of 3 months, the mentor coach will review the ICF Core Competency model with you. I will also listen to your coaching, give specific feedback on how you are evidencing those competencies, and offer a professional opinion as to your level of expertise against the ACC and PCC requirements. Mentor Coaches working with you for credentialing may have different approaches. However, the key focus is that the mentoring is specifically on how a coach evidences the ICF Core competencies. The approach may also differ if you have only individual sessions or a mix of group and individual. The mentor will provide feedback on the competencies and help gauge when you are ready to apply for your credential.
  • How many sessions do I need to have?
    The International Coaching Federation (ICF) requires 10 hours of Mentor Coaching to be completed to apply for your ACC/PCC or MCC credential. At least 3 hours must be individual mentoring (1-1). The 10 hours must span at least 3 months.
  • What information do I need to look at before the mentoring starts?
    Whether ACC or PCC, it is good to review the ICF Core Competencies, ICF Code of Ethics, minimum requirement documents for ACC and PCC, and the PCC markers. All can be found on the ICF website, and details of these are sent to you as part of your joining instructions to our Group Mentor Coaching Programme.
  • Can the mentor help me with building my coaching practice?
    It depends.
  • What is Life Design?
    ‘Design your Life’ is a proven global methodology designed to help people live a life of joy and purpose. If you are stuck with a job you don’t love, a lifestyle you think could be better or are feeling a lack of purpose, I can help. As a Certified Design Your Life Coach, we will work through a series of targeted exercises created at Stanford University’s Design Lab. I will help you make the critical decisions you need, to have the life you want. You’ll discover and clarify your core values – the ones that must be part of the next step in your life and career. Develop coherence between who you are, what you believe and what you are doing and challenge any lingering dysfunctional beliefs that are getting in the way. Combine mindset + action for a life of more time, freedom and progress daily. As part of this process, you will prototype your dream job and life, getting support and guidance each step along the way.
  • How Does Life Design Apply to Coaching?
    Life Design is rooted in the idea that you can “build your way forward” based on curiosity, trial, and evaluation. This is a great method to draw from when a life coaching client is working on a “feeling goal” versus a more clear-cut target or objective. What’s the difference? Feeling Goal: “I want to be productive and happy in life.” Target Goal: “I want to graduate from NYU Law, with a focus on entrepreneurship, then settle in the suburbs of New York to be near my mother.” In the second example, you’re working with coaching tools that support your client in laying out a plan and taking clear, actionable steps toward their desired outcome. Progress is measurable. But what about that first example? As a coach, how do you help your client define and measure a more subjective end state such as “productive and happy”? This could mean many things! In this case, we aren’t starting with the future vision and working our way back because there are so many possible outcomes. This is precisely where design thinking comes into play. The process involves brainstorming like crazy and a willingness to consider “outside the box” thinking and action. With each experiment, the client evaluates and improvises until they come up with something that works for them. When it comes to “feeling goals,” only the client can determine when they arrive at the desired state, such as “productive and happy.” “Feelings goals" are awesome. ‍Here's why. Defining how we want to FEEL in our lives is often a far more precious objective than chasing levels of achievement and accomplishment defined by society.
  • How do you use Life Design in your coaching?
    I use Life Design in my coaching to help you investigate and take ownership of what matters to you about yourself, others, and the world. As part of our work togethere, you will be guided through the robust and time-tested Design Thinking methodology successfully used to discover a greater level of passion & professional success in your life. Here are some of the areas I will use Life Design Exercises for in our coaching: Learn to set limits and boundaries, re-evaluate your goals and prioritize what’s most important to you. Find and communicate your purpose instead of checking boxes and just going with the flow. Overcome stubborn patterns like self-sabotage and procrastination. Recognize and improve patterns of behaviour you may not see yet. Learn how to begin to shape your future by prototyping your dream job. Test your ideas and assumptions in the real world. Challenge your assumptions to help navigate life's transitions. Release what doesn’t align with the person you want to be.

Are you ready to take the next step? Let’s talk about your personal and business goals. We will take a bold, fresh approach to help you develop, learn, and achieve success.

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