With over a decade of coaching, consulting, and facilitating, Brent Collingwood has earned a reputation as a go-to resource in helping clients reach into the realm of possibility. Whether coaching a senior executive or facilitating a strategic planning session, Brent acts as a thinking partner, helping the organization establish and ultimately achieve its planned goals.
Brent holds a Master of Education in Leadership and Change, is a Certified Facilitative Leader, a Certified Executive Coach (CEC), and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Brent’s leadership experience in business, post-secondary and the non-profit sector allows him to bring extensive knowledge and experience to the table. Brent had the privilege of working as an international hospitality executive throughout southeast Asia and authored the book ON YOUR BEST BEHAVIOUR – Appropriate Conduct for the Business Traveller to Japan.
In his postsecondary career, Brent served as Senior Director with the Alberta School of Business Executive Education department, overseeing many Leadership Development programs and the Directors Education Program in collaboration with the Institute of Corporate Directors. He has also served in the non-profit sector, both in the Chair role and in senior management. Most recently, Brent served as Chair of Synergy Networking Group, Chair of the Board of the River Valley Alliance, and three years as its Executive Director.
Brent is an active and proud Rotarian and has held many leadership positions in Rotary International including President of the Riverview Rotary Club; Chair of the Rotary District Foundation Committee; Chair of the District Learning & Development Committee; and Chair of the Rotary Leadership Institute. Brent has been selected to serve as District 5370’s Governor in 2023-24.
Brent and his wife Adele live in Edmonton and enjoy the many recreational and cultural amenities Edmonton has to offer, including walks in the River Valley, the Symphony, and live theatre. Brent is an avid landscape photographer and has published two books showcasing his photography.
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