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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.

Connectedness Coaching is an educational program currently offered in a 4 webinar workshop series with access to a online toolkit for deeper dives on topics covered. 

Upcoming Offerings & Calls to Action

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Connectedness Coaching Service Providers are helping to build resiliency in our community by offering a series of customized educational opportunities that match the needs of our community. 















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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Certificate of Completion (Digital Badge) 

This digital badge would contain verifiable data that tells the world:

  • what you did or learned

  • who says you did or learned it

  • why it matters 

These badge can be shared on social media, embedded into an email signature, resume or website, or linked to for full visibility of one's professional story.


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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