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It’s Final: I’m Now a Certified Mentor Coach with Invite Change! Woot Woot!

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Certified Mentor Coaching for ICF Coaches

 Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC, CMC iC

I am so excited to be embarking on my next coaching journey by announcing  that I am now a Certified Mentor Coach having successfully completed, the “Mentor Coach Certification” program designed and offered by Invite Change and accredited by the ICF. The Invite Change coach/trainers have designed this powerful and intense offering following many years of coaching , training and ICF assessor experience.

As a certified mentor coach, I use the ICF guidelines for mentor coaching  to work with ACC or PCC coaches who wish to solidly anchor their coaching in the ICF competencies. Mentor coaching in the competencies is a different process that mentor coaching for business or business development coaching and is most helpful for ICF coaches who are applying for their next level of certification i.e. ACC coach moving to PCC coach.

As per ICF guidelines, working with me as your certified mentor coach, I use the fee structure of $1500US for 10 hours of mentor coaching where 1 hour of mentor coaching includes reviewing a 30 minute audio file of a coaching session where you act as coach, 1/2 hour of a verbal 1-1 debrief and written feedback for each session. Payment plans are available and payment is accepted via PayPal or etransfer/check.

I invite you to contact me to explore this further if you are interested.


coaching to light your fire and soothe your soul

Women ~ Health ~ Life: Mindfulness Based Body Centered Life Coaching

I talk about my style of coaching as being a matrix, with the following concepts and pairs layered and angled: art & science, yin & yang, mind & heart, body & soul, broad & deep, eastern & western etc! I add to this blend my life experience and various forms of formal training to create a blend of coaching for the body, mind and soul.

Two wonderfully valuable resources that have informed my practice are listed below:

‘Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology” by Jack Kornfield


“Body Centered Coaching: Using the Body as a Resource For Change” by Marlena Field, PCC, CPCC

Enjoy this magnificent day!

In peace and mindfulness,


Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
leadership, executive & personal life coach

coaching to set your heart on fire & soothe your soul


Women ~ Health ~ Life: An Inspirational Quote & Poem by Mary Oliver

Enjoy this beautiful poem and words of wisdom by wise woman Mary Oliver
what do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

The Summer Day


Who made the world?

Who made the swan, and the black bear?

Who made the grasshopper?

This grasshopper, I mean–

the one who has flung herself out of the grass,

the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,

who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down,

who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.

Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.

Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.


I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down

into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,

which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?


~ Mary Oliver ~


(New and Selected Poems, Volume I)


In peace and mindfulness



Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
life ~ leadership ~ executive coach for women

Leadership & life coaching to set your heart on fire & soothe your soul!

Women | Life | Natural Health: Life Lessons & The Meaning of Wisdom

My life lesson at the moment is about what it really, deeply means to exhibit and embody wisdom!

I know that some folks seem to be born wise, some women develop wisdom with age and very ancient women seem to exude wisdom.

In my life, whether in my family or in my work, my “wisdom learning” currently is about learning to “refrain” and learning to “contain”.

My life pattern has been to be vocal, passionate & opinionated.

In my wisdom, I see this pattern as containing seeds of aggression and lots of ‘ego’.

So, as I am training for elder hood, I am learning to be still, be quiet, simplify!

Enjoy your day beautiful friends …

In peace & mindfulness,



Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
life ~ leadership ~ executive coach for women

Leadership & life coaching to set your heart on fire & soothe your soul


Women | Life | Natural Health: An Inspirational Quote

Words of Wisdom & Inspiration From a  Powerful Wild Woman!

“living eulogy.
she danced.
she sang. she took.
she gave.
she loved.
she created.
she dissented. she enlivened.
she saw. she grew. she sweated.
she changed.
she learned. she laughed.
she shed her skin.
she bled on the pages of her days,
she walked through walls,
she lived with intention.”

Mary Anne Radmacher

Enjoy your wonderful day of joyous life my friends!

In peace and mindfulness,



Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
Life ~ Leadership ~ Executive Coach for Women

Leadership & life coaching to set your heart on fire & soothe your soul!

Women | Life | Health: Loving The Yoga!

When I registered for ‘Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training’, I was pretty sure I would enjoy it and am wondrously able to say, I in fact, LOVE it!

We have a wonderful instructor, Teresa, who is a doula as well as a yoga instructor and has a wealth of experience in birthing and yoga.

I LOVE the other women in the class, it makes me believe even more fully in the future! There seem to be three of us ‘elders’, who have had kids and careers and are on to our second and/or third career. Most of the women (and one guy) are in the 20’s and early thirties and either have 1 child or are considering it. What makes my heart sing, is that there are so many women, guys, parents to be, couples who want to conceive, gestate, birth and parent is such a gentle, spiritual way. This is about changing the world, one very bonded and attached baby at a time!

I am also profoundly impacted by the intensity of the chanting and mudras, speaking as a woman who is no longer ‘cycling’. It feels like some very ancient memory is being awakened in me, getting in touch with the Divine Feminine, my shakti sage spirit!

Some other highlights of class so far is the raw, primal, tribal energy that we are being encouraged to get in touch with and the ‘knowing’ that women’s bodies know what to do in birth. I love the music for this; it’s a lot of drum based music, more shamanic and funky than I expected! At the end of it, my chakras feel cleared and spinning!

The day finishes with’active meditation’, challenging a part of our body to ‘go beyond’ and some gentle and lovley, heart centered ‘words of wisdom’.

So, it’s off to Day 4 …


In peace & mindfulness my ‘beautiful friends’,




Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC

life ~ leadership ~ executive coaching for women

Life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!






Women | Health | Life: A Year in the Life & Soul Sisterhood of the Traveling Yoga Pants ~ Part 7


If any of you have been wondering, ‘what in the world happened to Zoey’s  traveling yoga pants’ … my pants have been in use, however, haven’t traveled far from my home and local studio of Shanti Yoga.

Today, I am very excited to say, my yoga pants (vintage black lululemon capri yoga pants) and myself are embarking on the next level of my ‘life long learning’ as I am starting Day 1 of “Pre-natal Yoga Teacher Training” at Semperviva Yoga in Vancouver.

As a life coach (leadership and executive coaching too) who uses a holistic body centered approach, adding yoga to my skills makes sense.  In my work, I engage with many women who want to have healthy babies and adding first ‘pre-natal’ yoga, then ‘yin yoga’ to my repertoire seems perfect.

As a life coach, I encourage the women I work with to design a self care routine and suggest that it include daily mindful ‘body movement’ and meditation.  I distinguish ‘body movement’ from ‘exercise’ and both are important!

So, I’m off to day 1 of my 11 day training.  I am nervous and excited and can’t wait to share more of my experiences with you!


In peace & mindfulness,




Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC

life ~ leadership ~ executive coaching for women

Life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!


Women | Health | Life: Women in Leadership

I offer you these words of wisdom about women and success from a courageous woman leader, Anita Roddick. Anita founded ‘The Body Shop’ with a friend and grew this business through passion and the purpose of women helping women, sustainability and reducing violence towards women. The original Body Shop ads were provocative, edgy and effective.

I was honoured to be able to experience Anita’s charisma first hand, when she visited Vancouver.

Anita passed on a few years ago and she remains a powerful role model for me in women and leadership.

Anita’s words of wisdom …

To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.’

Enjoy these words of wisdom and your day!

In peace & mindfulness…



Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
life ~ leadership ~ executive coach for women

Life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul


Women | Life | Work: Heart Centered Leadership

What is ‘leadership’ and what kind of a leader are you? Here are some words of wisdom from  two skilled and experienced women leaders and organizational development specialists!


“Great leaders are conscious guardians of both personal and organizational vision and values. This guardianship becomes part of who they are, and guides all they do.”

From ‘Legacy Leadership: The Leader’s Guide to Lasting Greatness’ by Jeannine Sandstrom and Lee Smith

This quote can also apply to being a leader in your family if you substitute the word ‘family’ for ‘organization’.

In peace & mindfulness,






Zoey Ryan BSc, PCC
life ~ leadership ~ executive coach for women

Coaching to set your heart on fire & soothe your soul


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