At the David Cohen Group, our goal is to share Success Secrets and Strategies for Small Business owners…
We have assembled a broad cross section of inspiring people that we love to work with.
They are experts to help business owners lead their best lives and businesses. We have a roster of business coaches and experts to help you lead, manage and succeed.
If you need a web and social media expert, or a success planning coach, legal counsel, a health specialist, a life coach and spiritual counselor, to leadership and career expert and even some solid business coaches to guide you, I think you will find we have the right fit for you, your business and we have the expertise you can draw on to succeed and grow!
Feel free to scroll through our team and let us know who you want to work with.
We can set up a meeting to see if you are a fit for them and that they meet and exceed your needs in life or business as well!
Now meet inspiring collaborators!
Our team of professionals is geared to helping you succeed. From helping your employees going through transition, to helping your business re-focus, re-align and market and sell more proactively, our team of consultants, outplacement services, business professionals, and coaches can assist your company on many levels.
David Cohen-Principle-The David Cohen Group:
David is an author, business coach, and facilitator and the former host/producer and creator of the Small Business Big Ideas Show heard weekly for over 9 years. David has taught thousands over the years in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors and has coached hundreds of start-ups to make those important first steps. He specializes in helping small business owners mine their strengths, get clear on their value, their markets and then begin to develop a sales and marketing game plan that gets results.
David has worked with the City of Toronto, heading up an entrepreneurial training program and has worked with the City of Mississauga, The Town of Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan Region and other for profits and not-for-profit organizations.
He also can be booked to do his keynote presentations; “The 8 Keys to Success, How I got to Kiss the Stanley Cup and his new keynote called “A breakthrough-through the glass”- how to overcome the fear that life and business might throw your way.
He leads workshops in sales, marketing, market research, business plans, target marketing, Personality Dimensions and customer service programs. David is passionate about helping others live with joy and passion and to lead successful, heart-centered businesses.
Colleen Lindberg, is a passionate speaker, trainer, facilitator, consultant, author and mentor.
Colleen is our resident personality assessment specialist, using the KOLBE Sorter Index.
She is the owner and president of CLC Consulting, a consulting firm that specializes in team synergy and connecting the team puzzle pieces together through strategic workshops, productivity assessments, the Kolbe Index and accountability programs for executive management teams, small business owners and employees. She started her first self employed business at 17 years old and has been running her consulting firm for the last 6.5 years as a business strategist.
She is the author of the book “Change the Light Bulb: Habits and Choices to Create Success In All Aspects of Your Life” and is currently working on another book “Entrepreneurship Behind the Scenes”
Her company has worked with many companies in different industries/sectors such as;
Banking, insurance, real estate, retail, health and wellness, law practice, education, government sector, non-profit, franchise sector, dentistry, medical clinics, veterinary service, mechanic shops, home sector, manufacturing, marketing agencies such as Yellow Pages, recruitment firms and many others.
Colleen loves life and enjoys spending down time taking walks, playing with her animals and laughing. You can always find her nose in a great book. She truly believes that the more you know about yourself the better ammunition you have to create lasting success in all the areas that you want.
Shaista Ali– founder of Global Allegiance
Shaista Ali is an international coach, with offices in Dubai, Pakistan and Canada. She helps people source their true joy and happiness while bringing their “A” game and best attitude to their work, teams and businesses.
Executive Happiness Coach works with C suite level executives,directors and Business Owners . Helping them make progress by bringing structure and clarity to their thinking. Building confidence and able to identify invisible blocks that is hindering their growth.
Independent Sounding Board:
Shaista helps you bring structure and clarity to your thinking. She works with you to identify core issues and make the complex simple, and then she will hold the space for you to create your own solutions.
Creator of Formula of Haptitude for happiness In your professional and personal life. Happiness + Attitude + Gratitude = HAPTITUDE and a game changing session called Career Arrears.
Shaista is a Visionary change management and organisation development specialist with comprehensive experience of happiness at workplace in various industries, businesses, professions, public bodies and local authorities.
A strategic, analytical and innovative thinker. Team leader able to turn concepts and plans into practical working procedures.
Her true expertise is in developing strategies to have happy employees, that then go on to create purpose and profitability in terms of conception and implementation of strategy, establishment of new businesses, organisation and cultural change, and management development.
Shaista is a highly qualified coach with a rich and varied career covering start-ups, and on privatizations and acquisitions with small, large and international organisations and their subsidiaries internationally.
Money Counsellor-Janet Ries (Reese)
Janet Ries (Reese) Founded The Money Counsellor in 2010, an objective financial service that offers families and small business owners holistic foundational money management solutions and advice.
She is a Financial Consultant with certification in Business Analysis, Registered Social Service Worker and Solution Focused Counsellor. She has been teaching money management since 2003, for the Region of Durham, Durham College, and now as The Money Counsellor.
Her vast experience benefits her clients and ranges from being a real estate office manager, front-line worker, Landlord, investor, contractor, getting people out of the worst financial crisis’ and helping others to experience joy when it comes to their money.
These experiences confirmed one thing for sure, that whatever we want to do or be, we can! As a single Mom of two teenage girls, her mission is to empower others around their finances so that they too can live from a place of joy, and proclaim each day, it’s great to be rich!
Rachael Thompson- Healing, Counseling, Energy Work
Rachael is an energy healer and spiritual teacher. She has always been drawn to healing, initially taking the more conventional route as a therapist, and recently transitioning into energy healing as a Reiki Master. She is the owner of Reiki with Rachael and the host of the Mindful Mondays Podcast. Her own healing journey began when she started her first business 4 years ago and struggled with overwhelming anxiety. With a background in mental health and energy healing, she is a huge proponent of a holistic approach to healing, and everyday life stressor’s
Andrew is a 2nd year psychotherapy student and is now accepting clients for therapy and counselling. Andrew’s role in one’s healing is to be a listening post, a guide and a confidante for you to share, express and be heard. It’s a confusing time for many of us (Men and women) and the pains we have kept and guarded for a long, long time are ready to surface and be healed.
A little about Andrew: As a business owner, man, father, son, friend I have been through much in my 50 years around the sun: shame, depression, anxiety, a divorce and numerous misadventures. I learned a few years ago that I had a gift of working with people to heal. I chose Men to work with as I understand and feel we Men often bottle ourselves, keep it all in and feign courage as we suffer inside. We bear the brunt of what society says we should be, our past traumas and early life that keep us repeating and stuck, and our present gremlins that keep us down. My wish is that we express, heal, and engage with life so we live with authentic courage to our fullest and highest in our relationships, work and aspirations.
Andrew is also founder and owner of Improv at Work, a company that specializes in enhancing corporate communications and team morale through practicing the art and skills of Improvisational Comedy and sketches.
He is a speaker, entrepreneur and now a psychotherapist.
Meet Corey Kales-Health and Wellness Coaching
Corey transforms people. Period. He is NOT your typical coach. Corey’s approach with his clients is unique in that he combines psychology, mindset, nutrition and of course – fitness, to help his clients achieve their goals.
Fitness & Nutrition is only ONE small aspect of transformation. What truly makes a human being transform is their beliefs, attitude and perspective of themselves, and life.
Corey believes that without changing who we are at our core we simply will not make a lasting change in our lives. His passion for helping others started at a very young age and became even more apparent when he found his love for health and fitness. For years, Corey has been enveloped and fascinated by self development. For years Corey struggled with depression, holding onto 60lbs of excess weight, addicted to drugs and battled with extreme low self confidence and self esteem.
Needless to say, he completely transformed his own life – and he knew he can help others step into their full potential as well. Corey studied Fitness & Health Promotion at George Brown College, among attending countless of personal development and holistic health seminars over the years.
He now works in the online space, coaching and guiding people through their physical and personal transformation. Corey runs his own coaching business and is a coaches other coaches at Impact School founded by Lauren Tickner. Corey Kales is on a mission to make an impact on this beautiful planet.
Bernice Schnick-Your Business Wings
Bernice Schnick is a leading New Business Engagement Specialist and Ready Made Sales Generator, the principle of Your Business Wings an entrepreneurial business that serves heart centred businesses and budding entrepreneurs.
She helps her clients make an identity transformation which she calls their J connection, discover and share the intrinsic value they offer, allowing them to lead and grow their business with passion, purpose and a little moxy ….ultimately unveiling their business wings and success.
Bernice is an energetic, captivating speaker, workshop facilitator and advocate for the small business and has been told that she intuitively brings out the best in her clients both personally and professionally where they feel inspired, motivated and enlightened to make a difference.
She has created two signature programs Kissed Enough Frogs Lately… All about bringing humour and fun back into the game of prospecting and Caterpillar Chaos… a Discovery process and journey to greatness workshop
Bernice is proud to say that she has launched her first book called Discover your Business Wings and holds on to her grandier vision ( soon to manifest) of creating the M.B.E
Masters of Business Engagement to be offered through her E-learning platform.
As an author, inspirational speaker, workshop facilitator she will impart her unique sales methodologies and share her pearls to help you Be A New Breed Of Successful Business!
“ your business wings are there , they are just transparent right now, if you do the inner work , instill believability and own your vision then your business growth is inevitable”
Jeff Tidd- At the Jet Group-Print, design, web, marketing and promotion
JEFF IS A TOTAL PROFESSIONAL, WHETHER YOU NEED CREATIVE DESIGN, A BANNER, VEHICLE WRAP, NEW BUSINESS CARDS OR A COOL WEBSITE…THE JET GROUP IS YOUR ONE STOP-APPROACH.
JEFF IS RELAXED, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THE SERVICE IS. HE’S BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR 20 YEARS AND HE IS THERE TO WORK WITH YOU AS YOUR PRINT/PROMOTIONAL/WEB AND CREATIVE ALLY!
Nicole Jansen, Business Breakthrough Coach, Human Behavior Specialist
Over the past 30 years, Nicole has empowered thousands of people to transform their ideas into a highly profitable and rewarding business that affords them the lifestyle they truly desire. One that is driven by their God-given strengths and passion, aligns with their values, and supports their primary relationships, while making a lasting impact in their community.
Applying her unique blend of business mentorship and personal mastery, Nicole’s clients not only experience a substantial increase in sales, team performance and profitability, they also experience greater confidence, clarity, and collaboration within their teams. Her clients range from start-up entrepreneurs, established businesses looking to expand and grow, to large franchise organizations, covering a number of different industries in the B2B and B2C space.
Her Leaders Of Transformation Podcast is heard in 80+ countries, and is designed to inspire and empower everyday difference makers and world changers.
Cathy Bell Breakthrough Specialist:
Cathy Bell has been working with Healing Energy Medicine in her own Practise, Group Forums, Transformation Facilitation, and Reflexology for over 22 years with over 8 Certifications. Her passion, energy, humour, unique viewpoint, and peaceful nature will have you feeling very secure in her presence.
More than believing Cathy feels there is a deeper place of knowing in each of us, and she has the ability to take you to this place. A journey into remembering who you truly are is Cathy’s gift of healing service. She teaches us that everything we are looking for is right inside of us, peace truly begins within, and with simple tools we can learn to access our own personal power.
From this place we realize the inter-connectedness of all life, which takes you to Cathy’s next passion, a message of Oneness with her music. One part of Cathy’s musical passion is her song called We Are One, celebrating the paradigm shift of separation into unity. You will continue to find Cathy walking out her message in everything she does, from healing work in her practice, to her group work in self-empowerment, her music, her own journey of self-reflection/inquiry, and her commitment to being a student of life, which she feels is the most important work of all.
Adele Spraggon-Shifting Beliefs and Patterns that hold you back!
Adele Spraggon is an international speaker, trainer and the creator of the Re-pattern For Success programs, as well as the award-winning author of the book Shift: Four Steps to Personal Empowerment. She has guided thousands around the world to happier more fulﬁlling lives as well as helping CEOs build multi-million dollar companies by showing them how to get out of their own way. Her deep knowledge of the human condition comes partly from her Master of Arts in Humanities, as well as her years of experience as a Certiﬁed Meditation Facilitator.
Richard Zinck-Sales Specialist-Business Growth Specialist
Richard Zinck became one of the top Entrepreneurs of the Year in Ontario. He was used as an example in the House of Commons in the Small Business Loans Act and received a letter from the Honorable Paul Martin, Finance Minister of Canada for his achievements. One day he realized that success does not guarantee happiness. This led him on a path of self-discovery and a more inspiring life.
Eli Bay of the Relaxation Response and Stress Management Institute-Toronto
For over 30 years, Eli Bay has been helping people substantially reduce and, in many cases, eliminate chronic anxiety, insomnia, fibromyalgia, migraines, chronically high blood pressure, depression and many other stress related physical and psychological conditions.
With over 80% of physical health conditions being driven by stress, the learned skill of stress management techniques, as taught by Eli, have produced remarkable changes for thousands of his students. Not to mention what proves to be of immeasurable value to virtually all is an increased sense of well being and the ability to change their response to the stress triggers in their lives.
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