“…The journey is incredible, it begins with a focus on the work you do and inevitably this transfers to your ‘life issues’, which is then a rich analysis of your ‘work/life balance’. Not all coaches are equal, Liliane stands out in her ability to recognize that work/life is a matched set that cannot be separated, and tapping into your own motivations to improve your personal life knowing the work life results will be more powerful and lasting.

The exercises Liliane requires you to do will include many ‘ups and downs’.  An invested self-discovery journey is never boring (you get out of it, what you put into it) and the results are exciting – a more competent and self-reliant ‘you’. There were, of course, times where I thought my journey would end in a ‘dependency’ on my coach – after all, Liliane is so rich in resources. For example, her ability to bring you to the realization that your best asset is ‘yourself’, and by simply knowing yourself and your own strengths when used properly will improve your personal life – and in turn also nurture your work life (remember – the two are inseparable).

Many suffer a misunderstanding of work/life balance, it is not about ‘equal balance’, and it’s about the ‘why?’ … Why do we work? Why do we live? The answer, to achieve, to enjoy. Liliane’s exercises help you set out to achieve something meaningful and enjoy something meaningful every day. This results in work/life balance. When you get work done and enjoy doing it, it draws people to you – people who recognize the true qualities of a ‘leader’.

People engage a coach for ‘change’ –to initiate a positive ongoing ‘self-development’ program. A good coach will help you to see yourself as a continual ‘work in progress’ project and be the kind of person ‘others’ are inspired by. Thank you Liliane!”

– Monique Robichaud – Professional Nursing Practice Consultant at Providence Healthcare


“When asked to join this leadership program facilitated by Liliane de Vries and her team, my first question was, what is the structure, aim and goal of these sessions. All my answers would come, as I would walk through the process. I had a foretaste of what coaching was like a few years ago, but in a setting of peers and co-workers, I did not know what to expect.

The first session was powerful for me. My questions were answered in that time frame —- Destiny —- Value —- Choice —- words that one more time, shook my foundation and freed me to explore. It was enlightening, exhilarating and liberating.

The exercises given to work on, between the sessions turned out to be valuable tools. Validation, of our strengths and character, are areas that we negated with time; because of the difficulties and hardships we found ourselves in throughout our lives. It raised the veil that shrouded our persona.

There is no “I” in team but we fight for our INDIVIDUALITY throughout our workplace.

To not feel INVADED by our jobs but to be able to INCORPORATE ourselves in the whole of the vision.

The path of least resistance brings a lack of confidence. I came to accept that what I am today is because of what I have been through in my life and that moving past surviving into living and thriving is not easy but it is as simple as choosing my successes intentionally.

So now I can say, I am very grateful for what I have and what I am in life today. Thank you!”

Yours truly,

– Liliane Vanasse – RPN at SCO Ottawa Hospital


“Had a great time today, many laughs, many truths.”

– Anonymous hospital participant


“It made me look into my true potential by having the power to acknowledge my weaknesses.”

– Anonymous hospital participant


“This day will certainly help me grow as a leader because it taught me skills for communication that I did not have before.”

– Thunder Bay Regional Health Centre


“Inspiring, emotional journey of self. Someone wants to invest in me to believe in myself to inspire others.”

– Thunder Bay Regional Health Centre


“I knew that when I met Liliane the first time, that she would be the one to “take me to task” on some of my “go to ways”…and she did.

I can think of one time where I had planned to provide a staff member with some feedback and communicated this approach to Liliane. Liliane coached me to look at a different perspective and quite honestly, when I left the session, the new approach had me feeling upside down and inside out and I was scared beyond belief to meet with this employee …but I did it and the result was a great interaction with the employee and myself where the employee stated that “she understood the feedback and thanked me for my delivery as it made her feel empowered and supported.

Thanks Liliane, I look forward to you turning me upside down and inside out some more.”

– Elizabeth Davison – Adult Day Program Manager at Providence Healthcare


A remarkably enlightening experience!

– Michael


“…the ‘masks’ came off, the work-titles dissolved and people began sharing with each other at a very intimate level.”

– Linda Lewis, Manager


“A great exercise to build self esteem and trust.”

– Thunder Bay Regional Health Centre


“I will act on suggestions from staff, finding the gift in everyone”

– Anonymous hospital employee


“Motivating, makes you enthusiastic about trying it out on staff”

– Thunder Bay Regional Health Centre


“You connect with people who share similar experiences and this is what makes you a great coach – because you’ve been in the places they are.”

– Zo Ratansi, Partners in Excellence


“Great way to feel the strength in numbers and the power of a team.”

– Thunder Bay Regional Health Centre


“You are a powerful woman who is in service to the universe. Your work in the world is about giving hope, and supporting people in truly “living”.

– Zo Ratansi, Partners in Excellence