Why we like to be a coach: We love watching people make progress towards their goals.
We know that facing challenges alone is much harder than having a thinking partner. We know we can be a very effective thinking partner and it feels good to be useful to others.
We like watching people overcome fears and challenges and sprint towards the finish line.
We want to help smart and thoughtful people create positive change in their lives.
We believe that when one person’s life becomes more positive, it has a ripple effect on the lives of those around them.
At parties and events, she’s the quiet person in the corner — but when it comes to coaching, she is jumping out of the front-row-seat, cheering your journey to success. Whether it’s career, life-transitions, entrepreneurship, parenting or lifestyle coaching, Ginny LOVEs helping her clients reach for higher levels of satisfaction and joy in life.
Ginny combines her expertise in Change Leadership, Creative Problem Solving (CPS), Nutrition Science and Solution Focused Coaching to guide brilliant people towards personal success. Ginny is also the Chief Engagement Orchestrator (CEO) at NeOle Inc. where she designs and facilitates stakeholder engagement sessions with anywhere from 10 to 1000 participants. And as an Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ginny helps MBA students develop their creative thinking and problem solving skills.
A life-long learner, Ginny is dedicated to providing clients with the latest and most relevant knowledge from multiple disciplines, with most of her focus on behavioural sciences, neuroscience, positive psychology, and health sciences. Ginny has a B.A. in Political Science and Peace & Conflict Studies and a Master’s of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership. She is certified in Creative Problem Solving, Solution-Focused Coaching, STORMZ facilitation & training, Productive Thinking, and FourSight and has a certificate in Nutrition Science from Stanford University’s Center for Health Education.
Originally from Spain, Ginny is an entrepreneurial mother, a soccer coach, a digital geek and an enthusiastic dancer in her kitchen.
Dr. Anke Verlinden is a clinical haematologist at the University Hospital of Antwerp in Belgium. As a senior staff member, she specializes in treating patients with acute leukemia and guiding them through the process of stem cell transplantation. She received the Best Young Abstract Award at The European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation in 2018. That same year she was also selected by the European Haematology Society to participate in their Clinical Research Training in Haematology. In the context of this renowned education program she initiated a project on the effects of mindfulness meditation on the immune system function and quality of life of cancer patients in 2019.
Dr Anke Verlinden is also the mother of three kids, of which the youngest was born with severe heart disease. Combined with the increasing number of questions from patients on the possible effects of nutrition and lifestyle on their healing process, this gave rise to a journey of exploration. After several years of study and experimentation in subjects that are not covered in medical school, she is now pursuing a nutrition science degree from Stanford Medical School as well as certification in Functional Medicine. After having an amazing experience through the WildFit program herself, including improved skin health and amazing energy levels, she is now also becoming a WildFit® coach as part of her effort to help patients recover better and more quickly from cancer treatment.
Here’s what gets us jumping out of bed each morning:
Being part of your journey to success: Knowing that we can help you achieve your goals makes us feel useful and proud of our work. We call this creative ambition.
Wanting to be challenged:Knowing that there will be barriers along the way and that we will need to work hard to help you sprint towards the finish line. We call this proactive determination.
Getting to engage with thoughtful people: Knowing that positive change is easier when you are part of a supportive community. As the famous african proverb says: If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together. We call this purposeful collaboration.
The word NeOlé is a combination of two meaningful words: “Neo” and “Olé“. The combination of these two words results in a synonym of creative. Creative is often explained as something that is new or original, as well as meaningful or useful. ‘Neo’ stands for New and Olé is a Spanish expression that is yelled out every time that a performer does something that impresses or is meaningful to the crowds. At NeOlé Coaching, we help you bring something new into your life which is so exciting and positive that we want to cheer you on with a loud “Olé“.
Sol Santos-Pyne Chief Innovator and Prototype Evaluator. He is always ready to help design, paint, cut and install. Sol will show you what’s possible and will also try the impossible. He is the bravest monkey of all.
Ayla Larzabal Zavitz Artist-in-Residence and Director of the Safety Patrol. She makes sure that everyone is following the rules and having fun at the same time. She is the time-keeper and turn-taking monitor. She helps paint the wood for the monkey bars and will give you great advice on the best accessories.
Beto Santos-Pyne Video Producer and Editor as well as a Reliable Helper during heavy installations. When he is not building intricate systems in Minecraft he is the top ranking swinger on the monkey bars.
Mateo Larzabal Zavitz is our Media Relations Expert and Installation Helper. Mateo knows what’s cool and what’s not cool. He helps us maintain a realistic outlook on the world and stay up to date on the latest movies and video games.
Matias Larzabal Designer and Lead Installer. Matias has more than 20 years of experience working in construction, 14 years of experience as a dad, 11 years of experience as an uncle, 10 years as a helpful Canadian neighbour and handy-man, and a lifetime of experience as a monkey. Matias is also an artist with a unique upbringing. You can learn more about him and his art on his gallery.
Ginny Santos Monkey Supervisor, Visionary and Managing Director. Ginny is a nutrition coach and entrepreneur who is always looking for ways of involving children in creative thinking and problem solving. You can learn more about Ginny’s other work on NeOle Coaching.