A Strategic Edge Coaching
We develop inspiring, capable Leaders by meeting people where they are and taking them where they need to go. Executive Coaching is our passion, the crucible to produce results that matter and change that lasts.
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We provide leadership development - supported. Our programs entail more than learning concepts and tools. Clients apply what they learn in daily interactions and reflect on their actions during their coach sessions. Our comprehensive approach is practical, real and results in change that lasts.
Meet the founder
I'm Linda Reddin
It can be lonely at the top! Competing priorities and being in the thick of things can prevent seeing the big picture and making bad decisions. My job is to help you find clarity, build your Leadership Foundation from the ground up. You'll learn new habits to help you see clearly, work smarter, use different approaches and compelling words to get the outcomes you need to succeed.
I began my working career in banking. After finding myself single with two half-grown sons, I transformed my job as an Accounting Clerk into a fast-track career. With hard work, self-study, and luck, I proved my capability to meet and exceed sales expectations. After a four-year stint in Ireland, I returned to Canada to accept my first Bank Manager role with a recently merged credit union within seven years of my career.
The Role that Changed Everything
The Branch Manager role was to launch the first flagship branch for the recently formed company. The position demanded someone who could lead an untested sales and service platform with a brand new team. Expectations for the branch expansion tripled, but staff complement was lean. Corporate training programs were not yet available, and the employees were green.
In the beginning, I took every loan, mutual fund appointment and trained employees in-between. I also worked before/after hours and on weekends to complete paperwork, reports and build relationships within the community to expand our market share. During this five year tenure, the branch exceeded results in all areas including revenue, customer satisfaction and efficiency.
Competent Team Members
As a result of my efforts, I became so skilled at developing others that our branch became the place to find, promote or move employees to other struggling locations.
A New Career Path Opened
In the meantime, I discovered how supportive coaching was as a client and rewarding as a coach. Ready to retire my role as the region's unofficial trainer, coaching became my passion and calling.
I left the role in January 2009 to commit 100% to my training at Royal Roads University and became a Certified Executive Coach. After completing the program, I also trained and became a licensed facilitator for SDI™ Relationship Intelligence in Q3 2009. Shortly thereafter, A Strategic Edge Coaching was born.
Since October 2009, A Strategic Edge Coaching has helped busy managers and small business owners find clarity and direction to become better leaders and create balance in their lives.
Communication skills, verbal or written, are Linda's specialty. Through one-on-one coaching, she has helped struggling managers find their voice and elevate their purpose. As a licensed facilitator for SDI™, Linda delivered practical communication skills workshops for company teams and entrepreneurs in the community.
Fast Forward to 2019
Over the years, Linda learned that reliable results came from building a solid leadership foundation from the ground up; thus, Leadership Foundations Program was born.
The Leadership Foundations program begins with the most critical leadership skill- communication. The Relationship Builder Course – Communication Skills for Leaders is a core component of the program or a standalone course. The program expands into the five practices of outstanding leaders as outlined in the book Legacy Leadership by Jeannine Sandstrom, Lee Smith.
The Pandemic of 2020 - Health & Wellness
With the global upheaval of 2020, Linda reinforced health and well-being as essential for leadership effectiveness and meeting the demands of a corporate athlete in a VUCA world.
A yoga instructor since 2016, Linda has expanded her corporate offerings to share simple meditations, lifestyle guidance on diet, exercise and yoga for a healthy body, healthy mind.
Over the years, we've noticed a need to provide practical training on a broader scale and in greater depth. Coming in spring 2021 is the launch of our online training program - set your own pace and place to learn.
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What Our Customers Say:
Linda comes from a calm position of confidence that is appreciated. Her integrity allows you to become completely honest with her. Linda has been part of great change in my life.
PRESIDENT, WEALTH MANAGEMENT COMPANY
As a coach, Linda is really encouraging; when you have HR issues you have confidentiality issues. It was so nice to have someone safe to talk with and sort things out. Linda had a way of wrapping everything up neatly at the end. Coaching was an excellent fit for our entire organization; it helped me out in so many ways."
REGIONAL DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL CANCER FOUNDATION
The coaching from Linda reduced my stress. It was supportive, and I learned a lot. I am a lot clearer about what my role is, what the owners expect of me, and what I need to do."
GENERAL MANAGER, MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Linda leads with heart and respect in her coaching exchanges. She brings years of experience and knowledge as a leader in the banking industry. Along with heart, warmth and intuition, she demonstrates the critical thinking and logical steps required to resolve any problems. She is a dedicated and committed team player who I have had the pleasure of working. Linda would be an asset to anyone wanting to work with her in her role as an Executive Coach."
SOCIAL WORKER, PROVINCIAL FAMILY SERVICES
Coaching helped. I re-learned patience with people, dealing with behavior and not taking things personally, listening and cooperating with others to create interactive solutions. Linda, you are very good at what you do."
OPERATIONS MANAGER, TELECOM CO.
It wasn't long ago that I struggled to make ends meet. I got laid off from my job, and I knew I wouldn't go work for another company but only for myself. I met Linda Reddin, and through our discussion, I realized I needed a Life Coach to help me be more successful in life.
I connected with Linda on a few items, such as home-based business and being self-employed. We talked about Coaching, and I decided to partner with Linda to learn new business tactics. Our ideas helped me propel my online business even further."
INTERNET MARKETING ENTREPRENEUR
Coaching allowed me to get the crux of the issue, clarity in seeing the bigger issue. It provided the support I needed and became the impetus for taking action. I also learned tools for communicating through difficult employee issues, which was very helpful."
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, NATIONAL NON-PROFIT
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Transform the Burden of Leadership into the Honor it is!
The struggle is real but suffering is optional. Let us help you find joy again & become your best self!
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The world needs good leadership like never before. Our goal is to share our knowledge as far as it can go. We hope you will join us!
"By far the best investment you can make is in yourself.---investing in developing your communication skills -- both in writing and in-person, can increase your value by at least 50 percent." WARREN BUFFET, in a 2019 interview with Yahoo Finance editor in chief.