I am a digital team manager and internal coach at The University of British Columbia, and the founder of Ashiba.cc, a coaching consultancy dedicated to helping people, teams, and organizations pursue personal and professional development in flexible, scalable, and methodical ways.
For over 15+ years, I have worked with cross-functional teams at the intersection where people, process, technology, and culture meet.
Working and playing at the “edges” and intersections of different disciplines has been a hallmark of my life and career. As a student I studied in an integrated arts program combining philosophy, history, and english. I eventually majored in psychology with a focus on social psychology and organizational behaviour, and I subsequently completed my teacher’s training with a focus on integrating technology into teaching practice.
On a more personal level, my experience coaching and captaining competitive athletes and sports teams, combined with a relentless pursuit of my own active lifestyle has translated into a passion for health and well-being, personal and team development, and optimal performance.
Through a series of serendipitous events, I began a journey of self-exploration that took me on a one-year sabbatical of personal and professional development. This year off that I dubbed “a tiny leap” was in many ways the start of my search for meaning and purpose. This kicked off several more years of learning and growth that led me to where I am today.
I’ve come to believe that people are all driven by the same core value:
To live a good life — to live our BEST life — a life with purpose, meaning, and fulfillment.
And ultimately, this is what drives me in my own life and in my mission as a leader and a coach.
If you’re curious to learn more about coaching (for yourself or your team) or about integrating a coach approach into some aspect of your life or work, let’s connect! I’d be happy to chat.