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Here’s what some of our clients have to say:

I feel very fortunate I had you as an instructor for the workshop. I want to thank you for the way you treated us and provided each of us with the tools we need to be better individuals.

Your passion for presenting and coaching and the practical suggestions you supplied throughout the course were really helpful, eye openers to use in our day-to-day life at work and home. 

Thank you for all these gifts.

– Anca Fatu – IESO

The coaching experience was great. It’s safe to say that Colin and I clicked from the beginning and had a great rapport and mutual respect throughout the coaching period. I definitely grew personally and professionally through coaching, and it was excellent timing given the turmoil we were managing through. The emotional intelligence work was particularly beneficial to furthering my self awareness and having a greater positive impact on others around me.

– Andrew Carter, Director of Network Development – Ontario, RONA

I was very happy with the coaching provided by Holbrow Group, Colin Holbrow in particular. My coaching sessions consisted in a
very open and meaningful dialog which enabled me to obtain new knowledge, skills and abilities as a Manager.

– Anca Mihail

Colin brought a unique and valuable perspective to our business.

– Mike Ansley, Vice President, Canadian Partner Organization, Cisco Systems Canada

Colin and his staff have been a pleasure to work with. Professional and friendly.

Colin’s engagement is non-threatening and very comfortable. His style allows one to process and charter their own actions and decisions. His approach and guidance to me was always done in a positive respectful manner.

Thank you for helping me open my eyes!

– K. Vandette

Colin listens intently and with purpose. He listens first to understand before targetting his depth and breadth of knowledge for one’s benefit. For anyone interested in testing their EQ and unlocking the potential that resides within strong, purposeful relationships, Colin will help you on this journey.”

Carl Oxholm Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Colin’s presentation was an excellent addition to our Leadership Course curriculum. His expertise and knowledge helped the students tackle some tough questions. Colin’s activity was a valuable exercise for the age group, feedback was very positive! Colin is a confident speaker with lots to offer.”

– Jordyn Booth Teacher – R.H. King Academy ACL Leadership pathways/Initiatives/Clubs/Councils

I really enjoyed the session….it was interesting, fun….and challenging! The fact that I volunteered for role playing is a testament to your ability to make us feel comfortable. I NEVER volunteer to role play!”

– Louise Brennan, Manager, Information Resource Centre, The International Development Resource Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa

“Working with Colin provided keen insight on my “blindspots” – those areas that were potential inhibitors to my success and that of the company. He served as a great sounding board for specific and complex organizational challenges, which, for sensitivity reasons, could not be reviewed with my staff. Above all, however, he helped me develop a strong executive presence – upon which all perceptions and opinions would be based – within the company at all levels, as well as with our external partners.

The executive coaching program with Holbrow Group was a key component of my success as a new executive within our company.

– Tom Macerollo, Director of Operations, Legrand Canada Inc.

“Colin’s enabled me to tap into the “art of the possible”. His expert executive coaching techniques helped me become an inspired leader capable of assembling a national team who are focused and energized. Colin is a skilled listener – his insightful feedback helped me understand the importance of directing my energies on prioritizing which business initiatives will make a real difference to the successful growth of my practice. I highly recommend Colin and The Holbrow Group”

– Brenda J. Eprile, Partner, Regulatory Advisory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

“Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited has been using the Services of Colin Holbrow. I highly recommend him. Colin coaches at the Executive Level (on an individual basis and on a team basis). I personally use him myself and have a very high regard for his services.”

– Michael Barrett, Chief Operating Officer, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited

Colin had a significant impact on my professional as well as personal life thanks to his thought-provoking skill, powerful tools and methods and his capacity to understand my feelings and my needs. Thanks so much Colin for your support and guidance throughout this relationship.

– Roger, BMO Harris Private Banking

“Colin helped me broaden my managerial skill set. He listened to my challenges; he helped me set obtainable objectives; and he followed through to see that I reached my goals.”

– Steve, HKMB Int. Insurance Brokers

“I have worked with Colin directly on several occasions and have sent many of my management team members to him. He has a unique ability of helping you realize what you have always known but were unwilling to address or leverage. Colin is an excellent next step in exploring your potential and more importantly acting on it.”

– Ilmar Simanovskis, Director, Public Works, Town of Aurora

“Colin has been a significant impact on my life. He has this mind-boggling skill that enables him to pick up the most subtle root cause, without one realizing it. He has an endless list of tools and suggestions to solve issues simply and professionally. Not only has working with Colin reduced my stress, it has helped me re-frame the things I thought were problems and create opportunity. It has me looking to the future and recognizing what lies ahead. Thanks to Colin assistance, I have increased confidence in my leadership skills and my team has a unified vision and mission. I can’t wait for the next 360 evaluation!”

– Wendy Kemp, Program Manager, Regional Municipality of York

“I am grateful to Colin for the support and guidance that he has provided to me over these last several years. He has played a key role in my achieving success in many aspects of my life, not just work.”

– Hazel Claxton, Human Capital Leader and Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

“For me, the power of coaching centers on two essential ingredients – understanding and truly honouring your core values; and, having the courage to live and apply those core values in everyday life. Colin helped me connect with these elements and move my principle-based leadership forward to make the necessary changes for professional and personal growth. If you are contemplating a coaching relationship, I highly recommend Colin!”

– Brad Meekin

“The change comes by you challenging me to take action that I promised myself!”

– Anita Kwan, Partner, HKMB International Insurance Broker

“Your strength as a coach is to pull together all the facets of my life (personal, family, business) and , through your feedback to challenge me to decide what the next steps are for personal growth and then to challenge me to won and make the changes. You have a very trusting and non-judgmental approach.”

– Dianne Turcotte, Manager, Regional Municipality of York

“The Coaching made me focus on the fact that I control things more than I thought, and to take action.”

– Peter Steele, CEO, Active Green+Ross

Client List

  • Active Green + Ross
  • Amgen Canada
  • AudienceView
  • Banff Centre for Leadership
  • Baycrest Geriatric Centre
  • Blakes Cassels & Graydon
  • BMO – Harris Bank
  • Calgary Economic Development
  • Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Biotechnology Education Centre
  • Canadian Management Centre
  • Cisco Systems Canada
  • Corus Entertainment
  • Direct Energy Home Services
  • Dorothy M. Wylie Leadership Institute
  • Gay Lea Foods Co-operative
  • Guardian Capital
  • Innovapost
  • InsightU
  • I3 DVR
  • Jarvis & Associates
  • Legrand Canada
  • Lundin Mining
  • McMaster University
  • MHBC
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Aruba/Curacoa
  • Regional Municipality of York
  • Rogers Communications
  • Royal Sun Alliance
  • SCO Health Centre
  • Scotiabank
  • Strathcona County
  • St. Peter’s Health System
  • Swiss Reinsurance
  • Sysco Foods Canada
  • Town of Aurora
  • Unitron
  • Wincon Security
  • YMCA
  • A diverse range of private executives.

Note: Confidentiality agreements preclude listing certain other clients