Maggie DiStasi

Founder, Process-Based Living

Maggie DiStasi, ACPC, PCC
Career Transition & Leadership Coach

Winston Churchill said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Or, you can hire a coach to make the journey quicker and easier! As a Career Transition & Leadership Coach, I help you navigate the uncertainty of career transition so you know what to do next, and can start taking action.

I’ve been there myself: my first career was in financial technology. I was good at my job and even learned how to manage bullying behavior, successfully angle for promotions and mentor team members on challenging projects. I yearned to do something different though. It took a medical health crisis for my priorities to shift and I soon became motivated to develop a career in professional coaching.

Today I work with people who are ready to make their own career transition: to get ahead in their career, change jobs or industry, or start their own business.

I also help small- and mid-sized business owners develop the skills and presence to lead mindfully for greater impact with their teams and business objectives.

Specifically, I invite people to focus on their process – the mindsets and personal habits that enable them to create positive change – especially when they’re unsure about next steps. In our work together, my clients begin to see themselves differently; with less judgement and more constructive self-awareness. They gain the clarity and confidence needed to transition well in their career.

If you’re going through hell, or are simply ready to start your career transition, contact me to discover how coaching can make the difference.

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Before leaving the financial technology industry to train to become a professional coach, my last role was Vice President,Technology for the prime brokerage department of a major bank.  I was known for competently negotiating the successful translation of complex business requirements into actionable technology systems upgrades and implementations.  I enjoyed balancing the perspectives (and demands) of both aspects of any successful organization today: business and technology.

Recently, I joined the faculty of the Business Coaching Advantage Certification Program™ where I have the opportunity to again work with balancing the evolving needs of leaders in a fast-paced world with the core human needs that we all want met.  Coaching is an ideal tool to facilitate that balance, and the Coaching Advantage Framework helps leaders and those who support leaders to develop their coaching skills towards the level of personal and professional mastery.

You might also like to know, Maggie is:

  • An Adler Certified Professional Coach (ACPC)
  • A Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (PCC)
  • An Applied Mindfulness Meditation Specialist (U of T)
  • Member, International Coach Federation (ICF) and ICF-GTA
  • Faculty Member, Business Coaching Advantage Certification Program™
  • Founder, West End Business Growers networking group
  • Professionally trained in facilitation
  • A certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Area Director, District 60 Toastmasters (2017-18)
  • Past President, West Mall Toastmasters Club (2016-17)
  • A published author, “Starting a Hedge Fund: A Canadian Perspective
  • and holds a BA, Management Economics (Guelph University)