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so they can tap in and trust and feel free to live life on purpose.
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A common saying among coaches is that we “coach the gap.”
But what does that mean, exactly?
Put simply, we help our clients through the space between where they are and where they want to be. Working together, we tug at the threads of truth, unravel any limiting beliefs standing in the way, and light a path to freedom.Find Your Free
So, what does your
- Are you struggling to find work-life harmony?
- Does it feel like your self-saboteur is taking charge more often than you’d like?
- Is play no longer on the menu?
- Have you been looking for the courage to finally chase your wildest dreams?
- Or, maybe you just need some help unravelling exactly what it is you truly want...
Whatever you’re seeking, we’re here to help you release your fears and chart your course to an authentic life. Our life & business coaching sessions are tailored to you, using proven techniques and strategies to help you over the gap and onto the other side.
Why Work With Us?
We believe everyone deserves to enjoy an abundant life that flows with ease, no matter their age, background or identity.
We approach our work with a sense of adventure, a healthy dose of humour and a pocketful of playfulness. We are curious, creative, and compassionate spirits, who know how to tease out wisdom and wonder in others, so they can become the innovators and changemakers they were born to be.
The threads of our lives vary greatly. Look closely and you will find different colours, weights and textures. Some threads are tangled or knotted, while others are stacked straight like arrows in a quiver. There are groupings that appear worn and frayed by time and use, and then there are those that shimmer as if alive with magic.
The magic ones. They’re the ones we’re interested in, for they are the threads of truth. And you know what they say, “the truth will set you free!”
When you work with us, not only will you unravel the mystery of who you are, but you’ll also learn how to use your thread like a lifeline, following its copper glow through your beautiful mess, all the way to your authentic self, and the life you truly want.
How do we know? Well, we’ve lived it, and we’re ready to share everything we’ve learned along the way. Interested in working with one of our Play & Empowerment coaches? Let’s book a complimentary call to get to know each other.
Want to do a little more research before diving in? No problem, we’re not shy. Get the whole story here, we’re ready to give you the whole spool.READ MORE
About Our Coaches
Hi I’m Barb Brunzell,
I’m a curious and creative changemaker who believes in the potential of the human spirit to dream a world of wonder and beauty into being.
I believe everyone has a purpose and all hold multiple gifts. I also believe it is up to each one of us to do the work and be courageous enough to activate them; in doing so, we empower and serve both ourselves and others.
What parts of yourself are you hiding away from the world? Where are you standing in your own way? Let’s follow the thread and find out together.Meet Barb
Hi, I’m Steph Kelly,
If there is one thing you should know about me, it’s that I believe deeply in the transformative power of laughter. I don’t think self-realization has to be such serious business, but that the best results come when you are able to play and be curious.
I work with women who are ready to make big changes, personally or professionally, empowering them to get out of their own way and do all of the things they’ve been dreaming of. Whatever you want to tackle, I’m here to help. Let’s quiet the noise and go exploring, you’ve got this.Meet Steph
When you start pulling threads, you may be surprised about what it’s attached to. For this reason, no topic is considered taboo when working with a Copper Thread coach. Personal or professional, we are here to partner with you, so you can thrive instead of just survive. From one-on-one sessions, group training and workshops, to organizational and leadership coaching, and keynote speaking, we offer a colourful tapestry of services to meet your needs.
We are always updating our skills and use concepts from a broad range of sources including Martha Beck’s Wayfinder Life Coach training, Mindfulness and Mindful Self Compassion, Internal Family Systems (IFS) inspired coaching, Yoga Psychology and more. Our hefty toolkit, coupled with our keen intuitive listening skills and our unique brand of empowering play makes your coaching experience thought-provoking, inspirational, and impactful.
Our playful approach is designed to unlock previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership – priming you to maximize your potential and produce dividends. If you’re curious, book a complimentary 30-minute discovery call with one of our Play & Empowerment coaches today.BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL
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Empower your senior leadership team to find creative solutions, embrace their innovative prowess and sharpen their management skills. Corporate training and keynote speaking available.
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"Coaching with Barb is essential to my creativity and understanding as an artist, and to my making plans for the future."
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
"Since working with Steph. I’ve quit my job, moved to consulting full time, and my annual income has increased by 500%. I've worked with many coaches and Steph is by far the person who has seen me through the most positive growth in my life."
"Barb created a safe and brave space for me to share things, free of judgment, but always with an air of support, even laughter, and light-heartedness."
"Steph is absolutely gifted at communicating with people, connecting innately and making everyone feel comfortable and truly heard. I am so grateful for all of the changes Steph has helped me make."
"I’m delighted that there IS a coach out there who "gets" me. Barb is "real" about life, meets me where I am, and genuinely invests energy, research, and tools into my potential for change and progress."
"Steph is warm, kind, intuitive, and asks all the right questions. I’ve been working with Steph for over a year, and I can't even begin to express how much coaching with her has helped me - both personally and professionally."
Amanda Julia Events, Ontario, Canada
"Barb inspires me, motivates me, and makes me believe."
"Steph helped me re-shape my emotional entanglements and lifelong struggle with food and body image. The introspection and tools Steph equipped me with has empowered me to take on one of the most stressful times of my life. Steph helped me find my self-compassion and power and I'm so grateful."
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