Andrea is a skilled facilitator, creative career coach, and organizational consultant. She enjoys helping career development professionals, coaches, and organizations develop more impactful ways of working with clients and strengthening the work they do as a team. A Certified Organizational Coach (University of British Columbia) with a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation through the International Coaching Federation, she also holds a degree in fine arts from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design. With 20 years of career development and team leadership experience, her work is interactive and relevant, with a focus on creativity, hope, active strengths-based learning, and team engagement. Andrea is a guest instructor and mentor coach at the University of British Columbia and also an instructional designer and facilitator for the Active Engagement course series delivered in partnership with Dr. Norm Amundson and the Canadian Career Development Foundation.
Nick is the Product Design Lead for Vancouver tech startup Bananatag, and a founding partner of Doubleknot. Since studying design and illustration at Capilano University, his career has been a lovingly constructed combination of user experience, marketing communications, and graphic design, with plenty of room for illustration. Nick’s lifelong love of solving technical problems with creativity and delight informs daily duties ranging from design operations to people management, where he applies his 20 years of experience to creative leadership, product strategy, and desk toys.
Dr. Amundson is a professor emeritus from the University of British Columbia who has over 40 years of experience working in the career development field. He has published many books and articles, including Guiding Circles, Physics of Living and Hope-Filled Engagement. Most recently, an anniversary edition of his nationally award winning book “Active Engagement” was released. In his work he emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, storytelling, dynamic action, metaphors, and hope. Dr. Amundson has presented his work at national and international conferences in more than 30 countries. His workshops and presentations are practical, engaging, and interactive.
[The] simple act of tying a knot is an adventure in unlimited space … an excursion that is limited only by the scope of our own imagination and the length of the rope maker’s coil.Clifford Ashley