Sigrid Schirdewahn Success Coach and Executive Mentor

Meet Sigrid

I am a bilingual consultant and coach in leadership, management, and personal and organizational growth. I have been, over 20 years, a fitness and sports performance coach, a business consultant, and a senior manager and executive in private industry and public service.

In my sports performance career, I promoted the "need to exercise" programs for those who are often underrepresented (those with disabilities, illness or other limitations). In public service, I have launched national social marketing campaigns to raise the awareness on a variety of health issues including sensitizing expectant mothers to the issues of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, and promoting fruit and vegetable consumption in children. I have provided training and guidance on access to information and privacy issues in the public service, as well as health policy research concerns.

And through it all, I have become more and more aware that personal and professional growth is preceded by an increase in inner strength and awareness. This led me, in 2006 to professional and life coaching and I have since then been thankful for the many opportunities to support clients approach their lives, both at work and personal, more deliberately and skillfully, leading to lives in which they truly thrive.

I am excited when clients find ways to develop both personally and professionally – and let’s face it, the two are intricately linked – and when they discover and create new options for themselves, their teams and their stakeholders.

I want you to DREAM big, DARE to act deliberately and THRIVE, building a life that supports you with increased resilience and skills, strength and joy.


I have a Bachelor’s of Science (BSc) focusing on high performance sport, a Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from McGill University and have completed advanced coaching education in the United States At Coach U. I am a certified yoga teacher and certified in Mindfulness training through the OMC (Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic).

Meet Sigrid – in Person

I live in Ottawa, Ontario with my husband, two children, and a brown dog named Bear.  I love getting outside so if you’re in town, you might see me zipping by on my bicycle or enjoying the fresh air along the canal.

Meet Sigrid – Artist

When I’m not working with clients or enjoying myself with family and friends, I try to make time for creative activity including painting and pottery. After all, I won’t ask my clients to take a step out of their comfortable box without doing it as well.

Meet Sigrid – Online 

I’d also love to connect with you on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.