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​​We have chosen the chain link as a symbol of connection and attachment, powerful and lasting unity. Although they are sometimes considered symbols of slavery and imprisonment, definitely not our intention, they are also symbols of love, shared destiny, a bond between people - a connected anchor. It is those attributes Connectedness Coaching strives to promote within individuals and communities.

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What is Connectedness Coaching?

Connectedness Coaching Empowers Resilient Communities 

Connectedness Coaching inspires intentional acts of kindness. It aims to reduce social isolation and improve individual wellbeing. Through appreciative inquiry and promoting meaningful engagement in the larger community, Connectedness Coaching empowers community members and organizations to explore and enhance their resiliency.

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What does it look like? 

Connectedness Coaching is an educational program 

Since its inception in 2020, Connectedness Coaching has been offered in a variation of online learning modalities including:

  • a webinar workshop series

  • a case-study practicum

  • an e-learning course

  • an online toolkit    

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Connectedness Coaching Service Providers are helping to build resiliency in our community by offering a series of customized educational opportunities such as e-learning courses, resource hubs, toolkits, webinars, and practical sessions. These educational opportunities are aimed at empowering resilient communities. If you, your service group, organization, employees, community, volunteers, or business would be interested in learning more about how Connectedness Coaching could be customized to suit the needs of your community, organization, or program, please reach out to the Connectedness Coaching Leadership Team at the details below.  

Co-Developer Sheila Schuehlein

Co-Developer Sarah Versteeg

Phone Number 519 292 6862 


Connectedness Coaching Service Providers are working in collaboration with several local organizations and communities to provide foundational and supplemental resilience-focused education to their volunteer facilitated community programming.


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Thank you to those who have engaged with us! 

We greatly appreciated the opportunity to partner and collaborate with our community to make Connectedness Coaching a meaningful addition to the amazing offerings we have here in Southwestern Ontario. We appreciate the invaluable feedback, collaboration, and engagement that we have received since the program's inception. 

Connectedness Coaching has been supported by: ​McCall MacBain Foundation, Rotary Club of Goderich, the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, the Municipality of North Perth, Southwest Analytics, and the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre. Equipping and Supporting Rural Communities to Combat Social Isolation was also supported by the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund, Community Foundations of Canada, and the New Horizons for Seniors Program. 

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