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About Success Coaching & the Success Coach

Success Coaching is offered to students complements of the Student Affairs department at Vancouver Island University. The coaching is provided by professional certified coaches

Sharon Kelly Success Coach - Sharon Kelly

Sharon Kelly (MA, BCC, PCC) believes in the transformative power of education and the creativity and resourcefulness of individual human beings. Coaching is powerful because it relies on people tapping into their own unique talents and brilliance.

Sharon transitioned through formal education to professional practice, with several distinct career and from single young professional, to married, working mother of three to being single and an "empty nester". She has managed significant health challenges personally and with loved ones. Life is full of change and challenge that can provide opportunities to transition and grow in one's strengths, skills and sense of purpose.

Sharon's people development career began over 30 years ago but her coaching skills were formalized with Coach training through the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT). She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) (3371) with the Center for Credentialing and Education.

Professional Certified Coach BCC Coach ILCT Graduate

In the past she worked with adults and youth in transition in government as a Recreation Therapist, a contract Child Care Counsellor, as an instructor at Red Deer College and in the classroom and on on one in Student Services at Vancouver Island University. She works as a University Professor in the Faculty of Management and Student Success Coach within Student Affairs. She previously worked in the Advising Center as an Educational Counsellor to students and potential students from all walks of life and in varied ages and stages of their journey. She has learned, taught, education-counselled, advised or coached at VIU for the past 28 years.