OUR TEAM

Nexus Coaching Professionals is a network of experienced certified coaches, facilitators and business professionals who each have over 15 years of corporate and leadership experience.

Ralph Cochrane

PCC, CEC, CPCC

President

Ralph gained extensive experience in executive coaching, professional development, sales training and project management during a 15-year career in the financial services industry.  

 

His coaching career is built on a solid foundation of sales, leadership and executive coaching with well over 250 clients globally. His executive coaching experience extends into sales management, accounting, packaged goods, food manufacturing and the not-for-profit sector. Ralph is an expert on building and implementing coaching programs across organizations.

"Ralph has challenged me to see my experiences and talents in a new light. Working with him over the past few months has been part of a recent transformation of my career. I am now more aware of my own executive brand presence and my ability to lead my team of professionals. His coaching has been an incredible asset to me.
Greg Henderson
Executive Director Finance & Admin – Player One (a division of Cineplex Entertainment)

"Ralph is an exceptional coach who has become a trusted advisor to many leaders. He is well-respected and has a proven ability to work collaboratively with many stakeholders and across many teams. His work generates tangible results for leaders both personally and professionally. "
Julie Baker-Merz

Senior Vice President (Retail) - BMO Bank of Montreal

 

"Ralph provided coaching for me and for my direct report team. His approach was inclusive yet decisive and disciplined, and he made the entire team feel at ease through the process. He was able to bring a level of focus to areas that were in need of such, and in the process, helped us to become a stronger and better team." 
Derral Moriyama

Senior Vice President (Commercial) - BMO Bank of Montreal
 

ralph.cochrane@nexuscoaches.com

Angela Trainor

ACC, CPCC

Associate

Angela is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a Business Development Consultant.


In her coaching practice she specializes in personal and professional leadership development, change and growth. She approaches her clients with humility, tenacity, rigor, common sense, instinct and humor. Angela combines her knowledge and experience as a professional coach with over 20 years of experience as a fundraiser, communicator, marketer and project manager in corporate, public and non-profit organizations.

Maya Dansereau

MBA, PMP

Associate

Maya brings formal project training (PMP) and artful business acumen (Queen’s School of Business MBA) to tackle leadership and performance challenges. Her strategic and tactical expertise in sales, contact centres, and operations enables her to share pragmatic and proven recommendations when customer and employee experiences are critical to meeting business objectives.

She is a key contributor to many of our client engagements and is valued for her vast leadership and change management experience. She is a savvy execution expert with 25,000+ hours experience working on projects that have impacted some of the largest and most complex transformational changes industries are facing today. 

"Maya is one of the most amazing leaders and mentors I have worked with. She has vision as well as the discipline to execute flawlessly. Maya is a true innovator, challenging the status quo in an inspirational way and motivating all those around her to try something new. Maya's passion and enthusiasm are contagious and I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from her."

Sherrie O'Doyle

Senior Manager, National Support and Operations at BMO Financial Group

Ernie Gross

PCC, CHRE

Associate

Ernie is an accomplished, adaptable thought leader with over 10 years of leadership coaching and 34 years of combined business and human resource experience. He has coached in a variety of industries including financial services, engineering/manufacturing, not for profit and health care. He is known as a respected coach who can connect with all levels of employees including senior executives, peers and line staff members.

 

In his coaching practice, Ernie specializes in individual, team and group coaching. He has a particular interest in team coaching. He is trained in “Organizational Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) team coaching methodology which focuses on improving team dynamics, performance and agility through innovative and creative coaching techniques.

"I first met Ernie almost 10 years ago at a very impactful and inspiring large group coaching workshop. As a senior leader faced with an unprecedented level of change Ernie helped me think more creatively, be provocative and come up with solutions to help my business move forward. I was able to use these solutions that helped our team engage more and not only deliver but excel in business outcomes. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a leader to help unlock you or your teams full potential to engage in working with Ernie." 

 

Shane Kennedy

VP, TD Bank Group 

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