About Gord Aker, MCC

I am passionate about helping people discover, develop and deploy their leadership talent because leadership matters.


Great leaders drive positive change and encourage growth. Great leaders inspire superior performance. Great leaders build communities and teams that accomplish extraordinary things and deliver exceptional results.


My approach to leadership development is both personal and practical. It is also a product of real leadership experience.


I have over 20 years of organizational leadership experience including senior leadership roles at TC Energy Corporation and Penn West Petroleum. I also have experience in the not for profit sector having served as the President of a Registered Charity.


After over 30 years in different industries, sectors and environments, I am well aware of the varied challenges and responsibilities faced by leaders in today's business climate.


Service and community are both important to me and in 2018 I completed a second three-year term as a Senator at the University of Calgary. I am currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the  The Military Museums Foundation in Calgary.


You can learn more about my beliefs regarding leadership in my Leadership Manifesto.



I am proud to include the following organizations as clients:

  • Alberta University of the Arts
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)
  • Calgary Humane Society
  • Canada Olympic Foundation
  • CleanMax Incorporated
  • ConocoPhilips Women's Network Committee
  • ConocoPhilips BLAST- Building Leaders And Success for Tomorrow
  • Consulting Engineers of Alberta Young Professionals Conference
  • Gordon Food Services (GFS)
  • Jacob's Canada
  • Karbon Energy Services Corporation
  • Mount Royal University
  • NOESIS Learning Incorporated
  • Pembina Pipelines
  • Petroleum Services Association of Canada
  • Queen's University - Smith School of Business
  • Richmond Strategy Group
  • Service and Hospitality Safety Association of Saskatchewan
  • Shell - New Professionals Network of Canada
  • Softheads Computing South
  • Tao of Peace Martial Arts
  • Tenet Medical Engineering
  • TransCanada Corporation (now TC Energy)
  • United Farmers of Alberta (UFA)
  • Universal Geomatics Solutions Corp
  • The University of Calgary - Werklund School of Education
  • The University of Calgary - Schulich School of Engineering
  • The University of Calgary - Cumming School of Medicine
  • Valour Canada
  • Wardrop Engineering


I am pleased to work with a small team of ICF credentialed coaches who bring a wide range of expertise to the development of exceptional leaders and highly effective teams. Collectively, we are positioned to offer tailored solutions to your talent needs, including coaching key and high potential leaders, leadership development programs and tools, facilitation and coaching skills training.  Highly skilled and diversely equipped, this group of professional coaches serves clients ranging from CEOs to new professionals from all sectors, including energy, technology and construction as well as education, government and non-profit.


If your organization is looking for a "one stop shop" to assist in creating exceptional leaders and powerfully effective teams, please contact me by filling in the form below.


Diane Bonneau, MCC

Diane Bonneau is a highly-skilled executive coach, professional mentor coach and facilitator who is passionate about developing people for success. For almost 20 years Diane has been challenging individuals, executives and teams to take risks, develop new skills and become authentic leaders. She routinely works with fast-growing and newly-merged companies of all sizes in industries such as oil & gas, construction, building technology and finance, facilitating offsite sessions and working with management teams and board of directors to create and execute strategies and solutions to business challenges.


Melissa Casey, PCC

Melissa specializes in developing visionary, inclusive leaders and she is passionate about working with teams who are on the quest to becoming the kind of team that others aspire to be a part of.  At her core, Melissa maintains a deep commitment to diversity & inclusion and understands firsthand the powerful potential inclusion and allyship have on engagement, innovation, shared respect, and fostering excellence.


Kara Exner, PCC

Kara Exner has a passion for developing potential in others. She holds a Master’s degree in Adult & Continuing Education from the University of Saskatchewan, and has 20 years of leadership and training experience. She launched her business, Nine Lions Coaching, in 2005. Kara is a powerful coach and facilitator, and she has a proven track record of helping leaders get clear on their purpose, rediscover their confidence and talents, and take bold action to achieve their goals.

Bob Nogue, PCC

Bob Nogue is an executive coach, impactful trainer and insightful facilitator with extensive practical experience in senior management. Recognized for quickly building trust, simplifying the complex and offering perspectives that inspire fresh thinking. Consistent reputation for bringing passion, tenacity, optimism and professionalism to accelerating goal achievement for clients.


Services offered include: Coaching, Training, Facilitation, Leadership Development, Effective Communication and Change Management.

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