Mastery Practice, Tools and Support
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Testimonials

 

COACHING

"Will helped me create alignment where alignment didn't seem possible.  It was nothing short of a miracle. It's not possible to put a value on that. Will has a unique ability to blend business acumen with the wisdom that comes from being connected to spirituality.  He is passionate about helping leaders embody leadership in the most authentic way.  Many people talk about wanting to create change. Will lives and breathes it.”

David Bryan, Co-Founder/ CEO, Keyturn Public Benefit Corporation

“William is a great guide. He is deeply present and attuned. It is such a gift to have someone hold space like he does, to be able to feel witnessed and also called higher. Working with William has brought me clarity, acceptance and momentum in my personal and professional life.”

—Lynne Newman, Entrepreneur

“Working with Will as a personal leadership coach has been very significant for me. I feel I have grown in confidence and clarity in my leadership. Will has helped me to expand my repertoire of leadership skills and strategies, to address blocks and challenges, and to learn more about my leadership values and priorities. I have been able to make significant changes and take on new leadership roles in my work. Will is a great listener and a wise mentor, and I am very grateful for his role as coach and mentor.”

—Dr. Alyson Huntly, United Theological College at McGill

"Will is a force of nature - gentle, accepting and incredibly perceptive and also fierce in his own integrity, which invites the same in everyone he's with. I've experienced his coaching on several occasions and each time left with more clarity, more confidence, a greater sense of alignment, and an achievable plan of action.”

— Michelle Holliday, Cambium Consulting, author of The Age of Thrivability

TEAM BUILDING

“I hired Will Walker for a number of staff retreats with my charity (the St-James Drop-In Centre-Streetsuds) in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Will who is well aware of the work we do was hired to help facilitate 4 one day staff retreats with the employees of our 2 locations. Each retreat had a specific purpose, including team building, vision casting, and task sharing. Working with Will allowed us to identify and prioritize the different objectives that we needed to achieve over a 6 to 12 month period as well as to take the time to bring the staff together for a period of support and encouragement.  It wasn’t always easy for the staff to be honest in sharing their concerns during our meetings, but Will was able to create a safe space for the staff to do that honestly. These times of sharing have become a priority for our staff as it allows them to share ideas and concerns in a way that is difficult in the day-to-day operations of our charity.”

—Al Spitzer, Executive Director, St. James Drop In Center and Streetsuds

“After my positive experience in the Executive Alignment retreat, I spoke to William about creating a course for some of the key leadership team in my organization in an effort to collaboratively affect more clarity on the organization's mission and values.  My hopes were to have a living discussion with the people whom I saw with the most leadership potential.  We had a really positive 1-day retreat and I heard a lot from the team and established a keen interest and alignment with them and the company, based on some work I did in the Executive Alignment retreat.  We left the course really excited about the vision for the future.”

—Andrew St. Royal, CEO and Founder, St. Royal Entertainment

RETREATS

“I hired Will to facilitate a leadership development retreat with my work in Dynamic Presencing (a leadership and coaching methodology) a few years ago.  Working with Will clarified the growing edge of my work, where it needs to grow to more optimally meet client’s needs and the pathway to making this a concrete reality.  Though we did the retreat a few years ago, as I reflect on it now, it is clear to me that the work we did during those sessions played a formative role in clarifying the path, aims and means that I’ve since grown into exploring and materializing.  William has an exacting ability to presence where you are at and hold a rich developmentally informed container to grow into where your most called to be.  Because his sensors are richly attuned to and through his own carved out sensibility of meaning, because his why is real, palpable, there’s a rare experience to be had that when you face into where you are with him, untold possibilities begin to become tangible.  Support like this is frankly rare and priceless.”

--Dr. Olen Gunnlaugson, University of Laval

“The Executive Alignment retreat I did with William had a tremendous impact on my business, but more importantly, the way I thought about my business. Being a leader of a growing live music agency, it's easy to get consumed with operational concerns. Going into my fifth year of business I was transitioning into a more pure leadership role where previously I was doing a bit of everything.  I felt a call to explore what being a leader in my organization could look like and go deeper into my own capacity for leadership - and what I could do to be as effective as possible.  In the retreat, William lead an exploration deeper into the WHY of my business and specifically the meaning of the brand and my and my brand's purposes. At times it was difficult to go deeper but William is a skilled listener and leader and he knew when to push me when more clarity was needed or when I wasn't being fully honest with myself.  We extracted a solid vision statement and a new vocabulary around my core values as a leader, and for the business, we created 5 core company values as well.”

--Andrew St. Royal, CEO and Founder, St. Royal Entertainment

SPEAKING

“William Walker spoke at Open Door in May 2015. Open Door is a weekly reintegration activity designed to help inmates and ex-inmates successfully transition back into the community at the end of their prison sentence.  Since 2007 I have scheduled over 600 guest speakers from every field imaginable: professors, activists, business owners and so on. The caliber of our speakers is very high, and to Mr. Walker's credit, his presentation on "Mythology and Finding Personal Meaning, Responsibility and Empowerment in One's Life", was one of the most inspirational and 
memorable Open Doors I have experienced.”

—Jeri Pitzel,Coordinator, Open Door, Le Mouvement Communitas Inc.