Education

Post Doctoral Fellow (2011-2013)
University of Victoria, Canada
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration (2011)
University of British Columbia, Canada
Sauder School of Business
Dissertation Title: Investigating Organizational Coaching through an Athletic Coaching Comparison - Determining High Performance Coaching Practices in Organizations
Comprehensive Exams: Human Resources, Organizational Behaviour, and Organizational Theory

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Industrial Management (2003)
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (2000)
Queen’s University, Canada

ACADEMIC AWARDS

  • Killam Graduate Teaching Award (2011)
  • CUS Teaching Excellence Award Runner-up (2011)
  • Paul Chwelos Memorial Graduate Scholarship – Award for Doctoral students showing outstanding potential for teaching excellence (2010)
  • University of British Columbia Graduate Fellowship – Research on Organizational Coaching (2008)
  • Sauder School Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Grant – Research on the Comparison between Athletic and Organizational Coaching (2008)
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award – A top graduate student teacher for the University of British Columbia (2007)
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award – Top graduate student teacher for the Sauder School of Business (2007)
  • HSS Small Grant – Research into a Measure for Employee Coachability (2006)
  • Dean Earle D. MacPhee Memorial Fellowship in Commerce and Business Administration (2004-2008)
  • Robert Bosch Stipendium for Performance, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (2002)

SERVICE

Current Focus

Using high-performance practices from sport, I’ve developed a new approach to coaching in organizations. This innovative research provides a framework to help employees “go for gold” in organizational contexts. I’m looking forward to bringing this approach to practice, research, and the classroom.