I work with people who believe in their own potential but feel stuck in their current reality.
You are stuck because at least one of the following is true for you:
You are in the habit of thinking short-term. You are in survival mode and have a hard time imagining a life that is any different from what your life looks like today. Without a long-term vision for yourself — one that you believe is possible — you are stuck making decisions that bring you right back to where you are today.
You know exactly what you want to be different down the road, but you are too busy to give your dreams any attention. And you know that years are passing you by and that you will continue to be stuck in the same place unless you start making some small shifts.
You want to make a shift in your life, but you feel like your circumstances are not quite right. Maybe you lack the support you need. Or maybe you’re waiting for the right time to come, but it never seems to arrive.
You don’t have clarity on what you want. You don’t have clear goals, or you are in the habit of thinking small and your current goals are not very inspiring to you.
You have lots of ideas, but you don’t take action on any of them. Or you have a tendency to run after every new idea you have, but you never quite reach the destination.
You are a big thinker. You have big dreams for yourself, but you are not sure how to make those dreams a reality.
You are not quite as healthy as you know you could be. You wish you had more energy so that you could live a fuller life.
You are afraid to make any changes. Your current reality is not so bad, but you know it could be better. You are just not sure what the right steps might be.
Together, we’ll make your goals crystal clear and achievable so that you can’t help but move towards them. As one client put it: “Once I had clarity on my goals, everything else fell into place. It was like I was being pulled towards a different and better future.”
I will keep you accountable and moving forward steadily so that you can see the progress you are making and feel motivated to carry on.
Through our work, you will learn to identify and update your thinking habits (I call these your neuro pathways) so that you can keep the ones that are good for you and update the ones that get in the way of your growth and success.
I’ll show you how to tap into your own creative thinking potential so that you can overcome the challenges that get in your way. You will learn and practice creative thinking tools and scientific methodologies for problem-solving until they become second nature. You will never feel stuck again because you will have all the tools and thinking skills you need to get yourself unstuck.
You won’t believe how far you’ve come and how empowered you feel now.
You’ve achieved things that you didn’t know were possible and now you’ve got your eye on even bigger dreams — and a road map for how to get to them on your own.
You always knew your life could be better but now you know what it actually feels like to live the life that you have chosen for yourself.
Whether you want to be healthier or more impactful, you want to change careers or take a leap forward in your existing career, start a business or up-level your entrepreneurial abilities, be a true role model to the kids in your life, create change in your personal life or even live a more conscious life instead of living your default life, I can help you upgrade your life.
Our coaching sessions can take place in-person at our office (near Bloor & Ossington, Toronto) or by video conference.
Together, we will agree on the number and type of tasks or action steps that will work best for you after each session. You will receive worksheets, links and relevant tools that are carefully selected for your unique self.
Ginny uses her extensive knowledge from the Science of Creativity, Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, Change Leadership, decision-making frameworks, combined with validated research and tools such as Solution-Focused Dialogue, FourSight and Values in Action.
Do you wish your life was headed in a different direction?
Are you unsure of what you want or what is even possible for you?
Are you worried about the passing of time and your lack of action?
If you don’t want to just vent about your situation. You actually want something to change. This is what we will help you do:
Get clarity on your priorities and long term vision.
Identify and work with your strengths.
Establish new habits and beliefs to replace the limiting habits and patterns of the past.
Become proactive, self-motivated and accountable to yourself and others.
Develop your creative problem solving skills and resilience.
Develop strategies to overcome challenges and unexpected roadblocks.
Learn creative thinking techniques and frameworks that you can apply immediately and re-apply within your professional or personal life, without the coaching.
After every session you will receive a summary document that highlights your stated goals, your strengths and any next steps that you agreed to.
Take away worksheets and exercises that you can re-use anytime you need to create a new shift.
Psychological assessments that help you develop insights into your unique psychological and neurological make-up, including your FourSight preferences (reveals how you tend to approach complex problems), your Fear Archetype, and your Play Personality (reveals where you are most likely to be your authentic self, when you are likely to take risks, and what you enjoy doing).
An execution factory. I don’t do the work for you. I won’t generate anything for you. I will mentor, coach, collaborate, strategize and generate ideas with you. But I won’t do any of the execution for you. I will connect you with people who can help you get stuff done when you need it. I will also help you establish productive habits to keep you moving forward.
As they say, the best time to plant a new tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now!
It’s time to grow the best version of your life.
Gain clarity on what success looks like for you. Set the type of goals that you can be truly excited and inspired by.
Establish the habits that will move you towards success.
Set life-changing goals and take decisive action towards them.
Learn to overcome real challenges and to take action despite your fears.
Set life-changing goals and take decisive action towards them.
I am only accepting 3 to 6 clients at a time because I honestly don’t have time for more.
I do this because… I love working with people one-on-one to help them achieve their goals.
I know that facing challenges alone is much harder than having a thinking partner. I know I can be a very effective thinking partner and it feels good to be useful to others.
I like watching people overcome fears and challenges and sprint towards the finish line.
I want to help smart and thoughtful people create positive change in their lives.
I 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.
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.