2021 Award Judges

Kanchan Prinsloo (Lead Judge), MA, CEC, PCC

Kanchan is a highly recognized and experienced Leadership Coach and former ICF Toronto Board member. Kanchan had lead the judges panel through the selection process for the ICF Toronto Annual Awards program for two years.

Kanchan is committed to BIPOC leaders and enabling structures to support their agency. As a professional executive coach, facilitator and speaker, the diversity impact is with both culturally diverse leaders and women leaders. Her work draws on over 25 years of organizational leadership experience, and 7 years of executive coaching experience in three countries.

Ralph Cochrane, PCC

Ralph helps organizations and their leaders create meaningful and measurable results through coaching and leadership development programs.

As the president of Nexus Coaching Professionals Inc, Ralph and his team work with passionate, courageous and action-oriented leaders who believe that coaching can be a catalyst for them to achieve their goals and be a positive contribution to others. They help clients identify what's important, how to show up as leaders who can have impact, and how to enroll others in their vision.

Ralph gained extensive coaching, leadership development, and project management experience during a 15-year career in the financial services industry. He has coached over 250 mid and senior leaders globally across industries and is an expert on building and implementing coaching programs across organizations.

Ann Fogolin, BEd, MCC

Ann approaches each coaching engagement with a direct, open, intuitive style. With a practised art of listening—not just for words but for the feelings and energy behind them—she quickly melds observation, thought-provoking insight and creative support. She specializes in coaching visionary leaders, executives and collaborative work teams, as well as mentoring experienced coaches.

Ann serves as a faculty member with three coach training schools, including UT Dallas Executive Coaching Masters program, and is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) assessor and trainer of aspiring assessor coaches. She also serves on the Association for Coach Training Organizations (ACTO) ethics committee. Ann's mission is to empower her clients to live their best lives and her commitment of personal and professional mastery is demonstrated through the coaching and mentoring of new and experienced coaches. 

As Founder of Becuz I Matter, Ann works with organizations and the individuals who comprise them to achieve increased focus and productivity, manage time, hone problem-solving skills and become stronger communicators. 

Mary-Ellen Hynd, MBA, CPCC, PCC

A seasoned ICF-Accredited global coach and organizational strategist known for moving ideas to meaningful action through leadership, sustainability and communication. Mary-Ellen prioritizes diversity and inclusion and specializes in coaching to develop a creative versus reactive leadership mindset using values as a compass for decision making.

She coaches mid- to senior-level executives, healthcare leaders, small and medium size business owners and individuals embarking on a new stage in career / life. Physician leaders are a unique area of expertise. Mary-Ellen was recruited as a coach for the Schulich Executive Education Centre’s Physician Leadership Development Program to provide individual and group coaching plus guidance for complex action learning projects.

Mary-Ellen created and leads the Coaching to Develop a Leadership Mindset workshop series for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Academy. An adjunct professor for Humber’s School of Media Studies & Information Technology, she designed and taught several courses including Leadership & Teamwork, Presentation Skills, Internal Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics.

Follow Mary-Ellen on Twitter @msmellen. www.maryellenhynd.com

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