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COLLECTIVE INITIATIVES

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WHAT WE DO

Helping First Nations and Aboriginal organizations build capacity for a higher level of performance

We provide highly skilled Executive Coaching, Life Coaching, Wellness Workshops, Team Building, and Capacity Development Training for Indigenous communities and organizations.

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"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care"
~unknown~

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ABOUT US

What you can expect as a client

Collective Initiatives is committed to delivering coaching and training services that are facilitated through a holistic approach that honour and reflect Indigenous cultural values. We believe that each individual has inherent gifts and strengths which we will draw upon in our work together. Coaching and training services are delivered by providing:

* Genuine compassion for our clients.
* Alignment with clients’ mission, values and goals.
* Flexibility in meeting the unique and specific needs of clients.
*Services that are respectful of the individual and cultural diversity.
* Professionalism and accountability to our clients.
* Honouring individual strengths

*Drawing up the groups' collective wisdom.
* Providing linkages to external opportunities and resources.
*Commitment to those we serve with passion and integrity.

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CLIENT - BIGSTONE CREE NATION
Management Training, Strategic Planning, and Senior Management Coaching

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WHAT WE CARE ABOUT

In a world where Indigenous communities and organizations face countless challenges, Collective Initiatives supports the self-determination and sovereignty of Indigenous people by providing a unique approach that not only guides clients through these obstacles, but also teaches them how to handle future hardship.


With a focus on leadership development, smart decision-making, and creative-problem solving, Collective Initiatives has been helping Indigenous clientele since 2000. Their clients include several First Nations within Canada and the North West Territories, Aboriginal organizations, government and industry. 

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SERVICES WE OFFER

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COACHING SERVICES

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EXECUTIVE COACHING

Focus on What’s Important

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NEW TO SUPERVISION

Building Management Capacity

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SUPPORT STAFF

Enhance Your Performance

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TEAM COACHING

From group process to team work

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OUR COACHING PACKAGES

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LIFE COACHING

Restoring balance using the Medicine Wheel

ONE-ON-ONE LIFE COACHING SESSIONS

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  • One-on-one coaching sessions to inspire your best.


    1 hr

    120 Canadian dollars

BUILDING COMPETENCIES

DEVELOPING CAPACITY

Enhancing performance

DEEPENING COMMITMENT

Building Trust

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION

Team Building

IDENTIFYING PRIORITIES

Focus on What’s Important

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OUR TRAINING WORKSHOPS

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GROUP FACILITATION

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PUBLIC SPEAKING

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CUSTOMIZED TRAINING

Collective Initiatives has an extensive working knowledge of the complexities and issues experienced by Indigenous people and brings content that is aligned with Indigenous cultural values and worldviews. We encourage the assistance of Elders and Leadership participation in the development of the workshop agenda.


While we appreciate the benefits of modern technology and best practices in the workplace, there is also a deep respect and emphasis on Indigenous cultural practices and beliefs.

Collective Initiatives will work with you to identify specific topics and develop training modules that are unique to your needs. Pricing shall be based on the duration of the workshop, amount of participants in attendance and time needed for its development.

Please contact us for a quote

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MAKING LEARNING FUN!

Icebreakers and energizers are a part of every learning experience

One of our strongest gifts as Indigenous people is our humour.  Our ability to laugh restores balance.  While we may cover serious topics and have in-depth discussions, Collective Initiatives knows how to read a crowd and raise the energy levels when appropriate. Laughter truly is the best medicine!

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What People Are Saying

"Angela is an outstanding facilitator that can readily connect with her audience.   She brings a strong knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges combined with traditions and governance systems of our communities.  Angela has the ability to inspire her audience and clients with optimistic and reachable goals for the future". Brenda LaRose, Leaders International Executive Search

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MNP

Drawing on expertise

I met Angie when she first started her role as Director of Operations at Shuswap Indian Band. Overseeing the day-to-day operations of a government organization can be overwhelming. In a First Nation, the stress is amplified due to capacity and resource constraints.  From day one, Angie demonstrated superior leadership in her role. She understood the role deeply; she was well organized; she communicated effectively; she developed and implemented policy; she understood the importance of planning; and, importantly, she understood that an organization is only as good as its people, so she made capacity development a priority. Lastly (but not least), Angie has an awesome personality! ~Jeff Swanhill, Senior Manager at MNP~

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MISSANABIE CREE FIRST NATION

Professionalism, Insight, Compassion, Integrity, Commitment

Since 2006 Collective Initiatives has been the Facilitator’s of choice for the Missanabie Cree First Nation; Community/Administrative strategic planning/review; Policy development. A dynamic and engaging couple Angela Sarsons and Todd Sarsons' workshops are based on traditional aboriginal values using the medicine wheel model reinforce the seven grandfather teachings. Allowing participants to interact with each other in a safe environment to find solutions and build direction based on the needs of each client. ~Chief Kim Rainville~

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UCLUELET FIRST NATION

Helping us Achieve our Modern Day Treaty

Ucluelet First Nation first contracted Collective Initiatives to facilitate the development of a Community Services Department through strategic planning and teambuilding.  These steps helped us towards implementing our modern day Treaty.   We are grateful for Angela’s help as she brings professionalism and much heart and soul to the work she does and inspires us to reach our goals.  She embodies love, passion, and commitment.  She goes beyond her work as a consultant and cares about who we are as people.  She has become part of our extended family. ~Iris Frank, Director of Operations~

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MUSHKEGOWUK COUNCIL

Lasting Impact

I have had the pleasure of working with and retaining the services of Collective Initiatives for the past ten years. Angela Sarsons is very caring, passionate, and industrious and takes her work assignments seriously. In my experience working with Angela, I found her to be competent, efficient and timely in completing projects. Just recently Collective Initiatives completed a challenging project for the Mushkegowuk Council by conducting consultations in remote, fly-in First Nation communities. Although this project had to be completed within a short time frame, they did it in a timely and professional manner. I would highly recommend Collective Initiatives for contracts that entail management, supervision, leadership workshops, strategic planning, and conducting consultations at the community level. ~Jean Sayers, Executive Director, Mushkegowuk Council~

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA

Honouring Indigenous Entrepreneurship

“Your communication skills, Cree culture sensitivity and confidence while facilitating client business development workshops and management capacity-building were exemplary. Your heart and mind work well together to get intended results. It was always a joy to watch you work your magic with all levels of staff, Angie! You leave people feeling great about themselves and inspired to be their best! I believe it’s because good Spirits guide you”. ~Beth Ann Auger, Business Develoment Bank of Canada~

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COUNCIL OF YUKON FIRST NATION

Connecting with her Audience

“I had the privilege of hearing Angie speak at the recent Infonex Human Resources for Aboriginal Organizations conference. She stood out as a speaker because she was able to present her topic in a relevant way, she spoke from her heart and she made it interactive. She had the most difficult time to present (the last time slot at the end of the day) but she was able to keep the attention of the audience and their interest. As well as presenting, Angie attended the conference. She was more than willing to share her expertise and experience with anyone. I would highly recommend Angie for a presenter at your next event big or small”. ~Roxanne LaCarte, Human Resources Manager~

GOLDENHEART II: WE ARE YOUR FAMILY & FREE RESOURCES

Welcome written by our very own Angie Sarsons and chapters written by her husband Todd Sarsons.

Written for orphans, foster children, foundlings, or lonely or discouraged people of any age, GoldenHeart II: We Are Your Family discusses topics that families share over their lifetimes with one another to learn, grow, and belong.

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CONTACT

Get in touch today to learn more about what Collective Initiatives has to offer.

Collective Initiatives

250.850.7204

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