"Coaching with Betty brought me enough peace in the midst of leadership challenges to stay steady and to see difficult tasks through. From wearing a mantel of leadership to finding a mantra, to uncovering the power of triangles; the tools given speak a language that builds understanding and help me stay grounded. I use these tools every day and as such, am better able to work through the challenges that come.
A great gift of the coaching has been sharing that language with our department as a whole. As we find our common language in this regard, we deepen our capacity to relate well together and with the students we interact with."
Dr. Karen Cornies, Dean of Students, Redeemer Universtiy College
"It transformed the way I looked at conflict. I now get involved in conflicts I should and not in those I don't"
Micah Van Dijk
"Betty has been associated with Conrad Grebel University College as a trainer in the Certificate Program in Conflict Management since
2001 and more recently as a sessional lecturer in our undergraduate program in Peace and Conflict Studies. Betty consistently receives exceptional evaluations, and is appreciated for her authenticity, knowledge, experience and presentation style. University students are drawn to the field of mediation through her courses, and many participants in her workshops seek out her advice and assistance both formally and informally."
Susan Baker, Manager, Certificate Program in Conflict Management, Conrad Grebel University College.
"What's most appealing about Betty, for me, is that she helps me consider how the conflicts and communication problems at my department fit within the larger context: what is really going wrong, and how can we change things? It also helps that, unlike most consultants, she's very familiar with how large nonprofits (like the university I teach at) don't work like the corporate world. It's a challenge trying to reform one corner of a large (and at times dysfunctional) organization, and having good coaching from Betty has helped immensely.
University Associate Professor and Associate Director
"My regular appointments with Betty have helped me work through the complexities of leadership at a faith-based organization. Her insights have helped me see ways to strengthen the organization by identifying areas for growth and how to build on healthy foundations. I leave each session challenged to change, supported by affirmation of strengths, and renewed with energy to tackle new ways of being."
Richard Wikkerink, Associate Vice President Student Development and Regstrar, Redeemer University College
"Betty gave us a common language that is equipping us in our work. I can now explain conflict and build understanding. Many times I have translated it into conversations with students."