meet the team

ABE BROWN, MBA

Founder, Certified Flourishing Coach™

Abe Brown, MBA, CMCT, CPHSA is the Coach’s Coach, and is an Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker, International Best-Selling Author, and High-Performance Leadership Coach.  He is the founder of Certified Flourishing Coaching™, the Flourishing Life Coaching Program™, the CEO of Wellness Innovate Corp, and the CEO of Momentum Coaching. 

Abe is known as the Coach’s Coach, and for being people-first.  He is most passionate about supporting people, relationships, entrepreneurs, businesses, and non-profits to thrive.  Flourishing people produce flourishing relationships, businesses, and workplaces, along with high performance and profound positive impact.  Abe is also passionate about workplace mental health and changing the world by changing the workplace.  Along with the team at Wellness Innovate, Abe is the creator of Flourishing Workplaces™.  

Abe has started or led several businesses and non-profits into the tens of millions of dollars, and has worked in the entrepreneur space, the corporate space, and the non-profit space at Senior Executive levels.  As past President of one of the largest Life & Executive Coach Training and Certification organizations in the world for 13 years, Abe trained and certified thousands of Life Coaches and Executive Coaches in North America and around the world.  Abe is focused on coaching leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs towards high-performance, resilience, and over-the-top results in both life and business.  Abe has also been a professional speaker for over two decades, has spoken professionally in 4 continents and over 20 countries around the world, and has spoke to audiences of tens of thousands.

Now with the Global Coaching Certification Association™, along with Certified Flourishing Coaching™, Abe and the global team are pioneering the very first evidence-based coaching model that taps into the psychology of flourishing, but with a certified coaching practitioner lens.

Abe earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business, and a Master’s in Religious Education and Counselling. 

connie jakab

Director of Community, Certified Flourishing Coach™

Connie Jakab has been working in resilience and flourishing for over 20 years.  Starting with youth at risk and gangs in East Vancouver, Connie has been researching how community creates resilience and mental wellness her entire career through a sociological lens.  She has owned and started three companies, along with a non-profit from scratch, growing her businesses to empower others to grow and expand their personal potential.  Her passion to see others reach their potential has allowed her to oversee regional and national high-performance teams.  She has been working to ignite Brave Communities and Collaborations in teams for over 20 years. 

She is the author of three books, the third one selling out within the first six months.  Connie has spoken on stages all over North America, impacting audiences with her passion and compassion.  Her engaging storytelling won Connie the opportunity to meet and share the stage with Tony Robbins.  Connie was recently given the award “Woman of Inspiration Top 150 in Canada” for her passion to see others flourish.

Connie is the Director of Community for the Certified Flourishing Coaching™ Program, and is excited to facilitate our training in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.

dr wayne hammond, phd

Senior Advisor, Certified Flourishing Coach™

Dr. Hammond is a founding partner and CSO with Flourishing Life Technologies in Calgary, Alberta and holds an adjunct status with Ambrose University and the School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.  Wayne is a Senior Advisor to the Certified Flourishing Coaching Program™.

Over the past 30 years, Wayne has primarily worked with complex youth and their families and is considered a leading expert on the concept of resilience and positive psychology and its application to positive youth and adult development as well as enhancing strengths capacity building and well-being in the context of academic, organizational and community culture.  He has served in clinical supervisory capacities, worked in a comprehensive residential treatment centre and has provided clinical services in an inpatient/outpatient forensic setting as well as an adolescent comorbidity program based in a hospital setting.  

As part of his professional practice, Wayne has published several scientific articles, developed an innovative framework for evaluating resilience and human flourishing.  He has also been an active lecturer with regards to understanding the role of human flourishing and well-being and the implications for nurturing positive coping and mental health through a strength-based approach of preparing people and organizations to thrive.  His speciality is neuroscience and the evidence around resiliency.

Dr. Hammond is a Senior Advisor to Certified Flourishing Coaching™ and to the Global Coaching Certification Association.  As the Founding Partner and CSO of Flourishing Life, Dr. Hammond is partnering in our efforts to create strengths-based practice and coaching models for various certification that draw upon the Flourishing Life model of applied practice and the use of the Flourishing Life Questionnaire (FLQ).  Dr. Wayne is excited to facilitate the Certified Flourishing Coaching™ Program in Calgary, Alberta.

cynthia chau-hoang

Director of Client Experience, Certified Flourishing Coach™

As the Director of Client of Experience for Certified Flourishing Coaching™, Cynthia is our support system when it comes to project management and administration in the FLCP Community.   She also has over two decades of experience working with people and supporting in creating the most ideal results when it comes to complex situations, high performance, and conflict resolution.  

When working with individuals and teams, Cynthia has the gift of understanding and meeting people where they are at while moving through obstacles to obtain the main goals and objectives.  By creating a safe environment, teams and businesses have been able to grow and expand and reach potentials never imagined before under her guidance and support.

Cynthia is also excited to facilitate the Certified Flourishing Coaching™ Model.

our facilitators

amreen rahman

Amreen Rahman, MBA, is a Marshall Goldsmith Certified Coach.  Her passion is empowering women to live boldly and dream unapologetically by developing their mindsets and honing their unique talents.

Amreen has always been dedicated to boosting women’s self-esteem, giving them confidence to make their own decisions, and the right to influence societal change for themselves and others.  She believes that a woman can accomplish anything she sets her mind to without having to be the only one making personal sacrifices adhering to certain social norms. 

Hailing from a nation where Supply Chain and Procurement was typically a male-dominated industry, Amreen persevered and built a strong background in that sector.  Overcoming every hurdle, she proudly became one of the few women who were able to leverage her extensive skills and unwavering tenacity to land her current position as Head of Unit, Procurement Goods and IT at an International Development Organization.

She has more than a decade of experience as a purchasing specialist and has developed expertise in negotiating, analytical skills, operations management, sales, and international business.  Amreen has also worked in the international trade and development industry for multinational organizations like Motorola, Ericsson, Samsung and LafargeHolcim. 

With a track record of overcoming obstacles, a broad educational background, coaching skills, and extensive experience working with people from diverse cultures, she wants to use that experience to support and inspire others to be the best they can be.  Amreen is excited to bring her extensive life and business experience, along with significant coaching and speaking, into the space of facilitating the Certified Flourishing Coach™  training in Bangladesh.

bassem henri

It all started in early 2001 when Bassem Henri, CEO & Founder of 360 Experiential Solutions had a dream of making difference in Egypt.  His vision was to work in a career that would give him the chance to influence the lives and behaviors of many individuals.  As he graduated from Mechanical Engineering Faculty at The American University in Cairo, he was determined to shift his career to pursue his passion to work in field that deals directly with people.

Bassem decided to start in the training field where he could influence many lives and help people grow and progress.  He grew in several different positions such as Regional Talent Manager for North Africa and Country HR Director for large multinational companies.

Finally, in October 2010, Bassem & a group of entrepreneurs decided to open 360 Training Solutions to serve the needs of many individuals, Schools, Universities, corporates & the community.

Though the tough challenges the country faced from 2011 until now, 360 Training Solutions has continued to grow to deliver training to big fortune 50 companies all over Egypt & the MEA region, and it currently stands to be one of the leading companies in training, team building & HR consulting in the region.

Bassem has delivered many training & public speaking sessions in different companies and in different countries such as Hilton Worldwide, Microsoft, Toyota, Corinthia Hotels, Libya Harvest International, Double Tree Hotels, Jordan CMA-CGM, and many others in Egypt.

Bassem is passionate about Flourishing in life, leadership, and business, and using the tools of Certified Flourishing Coaching™ to impact both individuals and organizations, enabling them to thrive.  Bassem will facilitate the Certified Flourishing Coaching™ Program in Egypt and Northern Africa.

cris leona

Coach Crisaldo (Cris) P. Leona is President of ACTS Trainings and Seminars, Inc., and Senior Consultant to iLeap Consulting.  He is a Certified Life Coach and Corporate Trainer and has more than 20 years experience in the design and conduct of impactful, transformational and highly experiential training programs here and abroad.  He underwent training and certification with Organizational Change Consultants Inc., and the Philippine Society of Life Coaches.  He has conducted programs for CEOs down to the rank and file level in various types of industries such as pharmaceutical, hospitality industry, telecoms, education, manufacturing, banking, insurance, network marketing, and sales and marketing.  He has conducted diverse learning and professional development programs for different government offices, schools, and even outreach programs for churches and religious groups.

Coach Cris is presently also a Preaching Pastor and Elder of Horizon Ministries, and also serves in the Marketplace Ministry.  

Coach Cris received an honorary Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Brethren Evangelical School of Theology and went to Asian Theological Seminary for his Graduate Diploma in Transformational Urban Leadership, where he also received the Transformational Leadership Award.

Coach Cris believes that success operates in a reciprocal manner.  What this means is that his desire to succeed is truly as great as his desire to see others reach their goals in life.  He believes that when he supports others to flourish, he flourishes as well.  Gifted with exceptional capacities and competency, Cris is extremely thrilled to be bringing his skillset as a Facilitator and Coach to be one of our Flourishing Coaching Certification Facilitators, and National Director for the Philippines.

kamrul hasan

Coach Kamrul Hasan is the Bangladeshi’s #1 Success Mindset Coach, Success Mentor, Behavioral & Organizational Development Consultant.  He is the Founder & CEO of CKH Network, Alpha Next Digital, NEST Incubation Center, PEN Master Mind Community, Alpha Arts & Photography, CEO of Jump Movement Asia and Managing Director of Sensei-Wisdom.  

He is a Silva Life System, Silva Intuition System, and Transcendental Meditation (TM) & SCI (Science of creative intelligence) Graduate.  In his passionate quest for self-development, he has studied extensively and been certified by the world’s number 1 leadership authority, John C. Maxwell, as a speaker, trainer, and coach. 

Coach Kamrul is a DISC Certified Behavioral Consultant & attended “Leadership Coaching Strategies” at Harvard University.  Apart from the above, he attended Leadership, Mindset & Personal development program from world-leading authorities such as The World Bank, IIM Calcutta, Commonwealth, and various other notable institutions.  Currently, he is undergoing “Master Coach Certification” program from ITD World of Malaysia and Flourishing Life Coaching Certification from Canada.

His foray into coaching people for Success is backed up by a formidable experience of over 20 years.  He also has over 16 years’ experience in multinational corporations such as HSBC, Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE, D&B & BRAC Bank.  His working experience specialized in Business Development and Relationship Management.  Coach Kamrul also has 4 years of experience in the consulting, training, and coaching industry.  

As a Success Mindset Coach, he brings in, a combination of corporate experiences, coaching certifications, mindset development expertise, all to fulfill his dream of helping millions of people world-wide, to tap into their hidden potentials and achieving the ultimate life success.  With both valuable corporate and entrepreneurial experience, along with a sincere passion to help people, Kamrul is extremely thrilled to be bringing his skillset as a Facilitator and Coach to be one of our Flourishing Coaching Certification Facilitators, and National Director for Bangladesh.

kendal richardson

Kendal is originally from the UK but has lived most of her adult life overseas.  She has been living and thriving in Bali since early 2020, following 25 years in Hong Kong where she was the co-owner of a respected Financial Services Executive Search firm with offices in Hong Kong, London, and Lagos.  During a highly successful and long career as an executive recruiter she provided career coaching to many, and in addition, became a Certified Executive and Life Coach to enhance her ability to help people both in their business and personal life. 

In 2020, Kendal made the decision to exit the corporate world to follow her passions, to step fully into a new paradigm of coaching, incorporating her skills and experience as a Certified Sound Healer and Breathwork Coach.  Her mission is to empower people to flourish, thrive and reach their highest potential across all aspects of their life.  To join the Flourishing Tribe and become a Certified Flourishing Coach was a logical next step as the principles of Certified Flourishing Coaching completely resonated with her own principles and values.  

Kendal is passionate about helping people find harmony and balance, creating a safe space for growth, enabling a deeper connection to the body and inner essence that allows clients to step into their zone of genius.  In addition to Sound Healing and Breathwork, she has also gained certifications and studied in various other healing modalities including Yoga and Pranayama Meditation Teacher, Conscious Kinesiology, Psychology of Anxiety and Depression, Shamanic Healing, Energy Healing and Reiki.

As a Certified Flourishing Coach and Facilitator, Kendal is excited to train the next generation of flourishing coaches and empower people, relationships, leaders, and entrepreneurs to FLOURISH.  Kendal will be responsible for facilitating the Coaching Program in Indonesia

Gabrielle Manski

Gabrielle Manski supports and guides midlife clients through self-empowerment and transformation in order to ELEVATE both their professional and personal lives.

She is passionate about inspiring individuals who feel stuck to tap into their inner strengths and find greatness, purpose and a zest for life. 

Gabrielle is also the owner of Balanced Life Solutions. She is a highly regarded speaker, author and successful entrepreneur.

She is an authority on fitness, nutrition and holistic wellness. With over sixteen years in the field, her professional background includes over twenty fitness certifications, holistic/functional nutrition studies, certified Ontario teacher, master life and
executive coach and holds a master’s degree in administration(finance).

Gabrielle is excited to facilitate our Certified Flourishing Wellness Coach Training.

roy mitton

Co-Founder and Ministry Director of Your Thriving Family and Masquerade Ministries.

For over a decade, Roy has been on the frontline helping families and individuals get from where they are to where they want to be.  Roy is known for his passion and unwavering support, and is a Certified Flourishing Life Coach, authority in Domestic Abuse Intervention (DAIP Certified), and a Licensed Minister.

Along with his wife, Tiffany, Roy founded Masquerade Ministries and Your Thriving Family in 2009, which are organizations committed to creating thriving families, couples and individuals through healthy relationships.

Roy runs multiple group coaching experiences: Beyond Belief, Peacemakers, Free to Be Me, and Overcomers.  These are transformational communities that are focused on going beyond limiting beliefs, developing the skills and mindsets that create limitless possibilities to flourish. 

Roy has a unique approach that positively impacts those he helps.  His skills, coupled with overcoming such life struggles as family abuse and life experience transformation, make Roy an invaluable asset to be on your team.

Roy is excited about being a Facilitator for the Certified Flourishing Coaching™ Program because he can see that as people, leaders, relationships, families and businesses flourish, this transformation can catalyze a global shift in how we interact, relate, and overcome.  Roy will facilitate the Certified Flourishing Coaching™ Program in Central Alberta.

Roy currently calls Red Deer, Alberta, his home and lives with Tiffany and their two children.

Nita Knapp

Nita Knapp is a small-town Alberta girl with big, blossoming dreams.

She spent many years as the CEO of her home, thinking she was ‘just’ a Mom and wife taking care of her family.

Nita embarked on a new journey to find her self-worth and confidence and is now a Master Creative Mind Renewal Coach.

With her real-life experience and practical solutions, Nita walks her clients through their circumstances to discover their dreams and purpose, no matter their life stage. Nita is sought after as a presenter and has been a guest on numerous events and podcasts, such as University of Alberta bLU talks and Amplify Your Message.

Nita is also excited to be a facilitator for our Certified Flourishing Creativity Coach Training.

stephanie Den Hollander

Stephanie Semotok is a Certified Master Coach Practitioner, Supportive Counsellor, and Empowerment Specialist.  She is also the founder of Phenomenally You Life Coaching.  She has over 16 years of professional experience working in the social services field, as a Rehabilitation Counsellor, Program Coordinator, and Life Coach.  Stephanie brings a wealth of valuable experience in parental support, domestic violence, addictions, mental health, disability advocacy, educational planning, and workplace accommodations & accessibility.  Her strengths-based approach focuses on personal empowerment, proactive communication, and positive work-life balance. 

With an educational background in Applied Counselling and a strong passion for facilitating, Stephanie has been certified as a facilitator for several programs including Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Mental Health First Aid Canada, as well as in developing workplace wellness strategies, and customized webinars and courses.  She is excited to bring her dynamic presence as a facilitator to the Certified Flourishing Life Coach Program. 

As a busy Mom of three amazing children, Stephanie celebrates the joy of having an incredible partner to share her life with.  She has mastered the art of creating balance in life, through being organized, managing priorities, maintaining her health & fitness, and last but certainly not least…having fun! 

Through her many years of experience in working with people to achieve their goals, she recognizes that people thrive when they are supported through innovation and with an emphasis on strength-based counselling and coaching.

Stephanie is known for her real-world approach and authentic enthusiasm when supporting people through some of life’s most difficult challenges and their most celebrated successes.  Her vision is for all people to flourish as they identify and use their superpowers to show up as their true selves in life! 

Stephanie is excited to facilitate the Certified Flourishing Coaching™ Program in Manitoba, Northern Ontario, and the USA.

tiffany mitton

Co-Founder and Executive Director of Your Thriving Family and Masquerade Ministries.

For over a decade, Tiffany has been on the frontline, empowering women and families.  She has become known for her never surrender commitment to assisting others to have the opportunity to thrive in the face of incredible odds.  Tiffany has become a trusted fixture in supporting women in Alberta to thrive.  She is a Certified Flourishing Life Coach, authority in Domestic Abuse Intervention and education, and a Licensed Minister.

Along with her husband, Roy Mitton, Tiffany, she is the heart of Masquerade Ministries.  Tiffany’s desire for others to flourish through her support and guidance and community and validation.  Masquerade Ministries and Your Thriving Family were founded in 2009.  These organizations are committed to creating thriving families, couples and individuals through healthy relationships. 

Tiffany facilitates the group coaching experiences: Free to Be Me, and Overcomers.  These are transformational communities that are focused on going beyond limiting beliefs, developing the skills and mindsets that create limitless possibilities to flourish. 

Tiffany has a unique approach that positively impacts those she helps.  Her skills, coupled with overcoming such life struggles as parental abandonment and intimate partner violence, make Tiffany invaluable. 

Tiffany’s life passion has been to defy the odds and flourish in some of the most seemingly hopeless of life situations.  Tiffany is eager to share his love and hope so you also can have a flourishing life of growth and transformation.  Tiffany is relied on for providing a solid platform to make sure no one ever feels alone or forgotten through challenging times.  Tiffany’s passion and insight are crucial components to the support brought to others to see them flourish.

Tiffany is excited about being a Facilitator for the Certified Flourishing Coaching™ Program because for Tiffany, flourishing is more than a tagline; it is the very fabric of how she lives her life.  Tiffany will facilitate the Certified Flourishing Coaching™ Program in Central Alberta.

Tiffany currently calls Red Deer, Alberta, his home and lives with Roy and their two children.

Teresa Greco

Teresa Greco is a Certified Flourishing Life Coach specializing in happiness and spirituality. She is the founder of Steps to Happiness Coaching, a personal development company that mentors others about embracing, honouring, loving, and celebrating their true authentic self and achieving their own personal happiness and fulfillment. The co-author and author of three bestselling self-help books, Teresa is also the editor and senior writer at two Canadian magazines and the host of the internet TV and radio show called the “Steps to Happiness Show with Teresa Greco.” 

An educational technologies consultant and educator of over 25 years, Teresa coaches educators, parents and students on the use of various educational software to help students uncover their potential by removing barriers and obstacles so they can flourish in all areas of their lives. With a master’s degree in education, she is excited to bring her passion for teaching to the Certified Flourishing Life Coach, Wellness Coach and Educator Coach Programs.

At present, Teresa is pursuing her Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology and inner happiness. After feeling unhappy and unfulfilled, with commitment and self-love, Teresa reclaimed her life by discovering her true authentic self and purpose. She feels strongly that what she learned and how she was able to heal and flourish in her own life is now her mission to share and help others to do the same.

As a Certified Flourishing Coach and Facilitator, Teresa hopes to motivate and inspire others to step into their greatness and to empower others to live the extraordinary life of their dreams.

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