Barry Koen-Butt

Toronto, Ontario

Soar Coach since November 2018

About Barry

Are you the best version of you? What might that look like? Let me show you.

I am an enthusiastic investor in people. Driven by a desire to see individuals and teams become all they can be – I motivate others to recognize their natural talents and amplify them into Strengths. With the knowledge of the value they bring, they will feel and experience the power and passion that will bring to their lives and work.

I am the co-founder and Chief Engagement Officer of EmergentStrengths Consulting + Coaching and an accomplished workshop facilitator and keynote speaker. I bring deep insights gained from 25+ years working in social marketing, corporate communications and public relations in both the public and private sectors. I am a Gallup-certified Coach, Certified Professional Coach, and a Certified Life Purpose Coach.

I am passionate about positive psychology and believe in the inherent goodness of people. I've seen first-hand what a difference it makes when we focus on what is right with people rather than what is wrong with people. The excitement in human potential drives me. I love helping people tap into their unique excellence.

I was introduced to CliftonStengths in 2016 when I took the online assessment and attended a workshop for ministry leaders at my church. Needless to say, after that, I was hooked!

Seeing the potential for personal growth and team empowerment, I brought CliftonStrengths to my workplace. I guided more than 40 people through a series of workshops and personal coaching sessions with incredible results! We saw improved teamwork and collaboration through a greater appreciation of one another. This resulted in more productivity, less 'drama' in the office and a clear increase in personal satisfaction as people came to realize the unique value they brought to the table.

My wife and I now co-facilitate the workshops for the Strengths Ministry in our church. We consider ourselves a strengths-based parish with. more than 100 people taking part in the assessment and workshops.

It would be an honour and a pleasure to work with you, too.

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Executive Coach
Gallup Certified Strengths Coach
Performance Coach
Personal Development Coach
Workplace Team Coach

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