Ray embodies those essential qualities that make a great coach – mindfulness, curiosity, and acumen. He brings over 35 years of experience to the table. This experience includes time as a CEO, senior HR executive, management consultant, trainer, executive coach, professional speaker, and author.
Ray received his undergraduate and graduate training in History, English, Psychology, and Organizational Leadership. He is a Certified Master Executive Coach and Certified Hypnotherapist.
Ray is the past president of the International Coach Federation in Vancouver and held several board positions in coaching and training professional associations in North America. He also served as a Director and Vice-Chair for the Vancouver Board of Trade and director for several community organizations. Ray’s clients have included Fortune 500 companies, the Best Managed Companies in Canada, and dozens of small businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. Ray is one of the top C-Suite coaches in Canada.
An accomplished author, he has written extensively about leadership, organizations, personal development, and social issues, including two books on leadership. He has contributed to several books on organizational issues and writes articles for national publications such as The Financial Post, The Washington Post, Entrepreneur, The Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun, USA Today and Inc. Additionally, Ray is a speaker in demand throughout North America, having delivered over 100 keynotes, workshops, and seminars.
Beyond his professional training and experience, Ray brings personal insight into human behavior. He was born in Hong Kong, where the Japanese imprisoned him and his family for four years during WWII. This experience afforded Ray a unique perspective on overcoming adversity and sustaining a positive outlook regardless of circumstance.