Essential Impact is an international ICF PRISM Multiple award-winning, corporate coaching company based in Vancouver Canada, with a national network of affiliated coaches and facilitators.

We work with organizations worldwide to develop and sustain coaching strategies that support or shift their culture, which enables people to identify, actualize their personal goals, and achieve outstanding company results. To do this requires an intimate understanding of the business results and strategies an organization is focused on then building a unique strategy for applying coaching to get the results you are looking for.

We specialize in improved business leadership, enhanced succession planning, quality employee recruitment and retention, and more engaged employees. We customize our coaching to the strategic business objectives that you want to achieve: increased revenue and productivity, and measurable ROI.

Our Clients

We work with organizations all over the world. They are often at the top of their industry, are known as innovators, are already successful, and want to take themselves and their organizations to that next level whether they are a sector leading multinational corporation or a local non-profit.

Through Essential Impact’s award-winning coaching, JOEY Restaurant Group has seen more than 30% growth in revenue and has calculated a 682% return on investment from their coaching initiative.  “Essential Impact has been invaluable, and the coaching process has accelerated the success of our partners and our growing, thriving company.” – Andrew Martin, Vice President, Human Resources, JOEY Restaurant Group
“The positive change in our management style was immediate and remarkable. Months after the session, we still use all of the tools the Essential Impact team taught us, and we still reference our time with Essential Impact as a turning point in our organization. We’ve seen a 72% improvement in our employee retention” – Treena Wood, Rogers Communications

“The Surrey Food Bank employees started our ‘coaching journey’ with Essential Impact in 2008 and we haven’t looked back since!  Coaching language has become the norm in our culture. Coaching promotes, reinforces and strengthens our collaborative culture.  We had no idea when we entered into a coaching culture the many remarkable outcomes we would see as a team.” – Marilyn Herrman, Executive Director, Surrey Food Bank & President, Food Banks BC

“The successful results from coaching led to the funding and formation of UBC Coaching Services in 2003, and we received the 2005 ICF Vancouver Chapter Prism Award in partnership with Essential Impact. Essential Impact has been mentoring us and our community of coaches since August 2013, and the results of our collaboration have been remarkable. “ – Julia McLaughlin, Human Resources, Team Lead, Coaching@UBC

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Founding Partners

Every member of our team is a leader. In addition to our three Founding Partners, we also have an extensive network of over 60 associate coaches and a stellar Support Team that allows us to custom design and deliver high value cost effective projects seamlessly.

Empowered by our International Coach Federation (ICF) Master Certifications and our decades of experience, we deliver the essential impact your organization needs to develop and sustain a coaching culture.

Dave Busse
Dave BusseB.Ed., MBA, CEC, PCC
Coaching in Dave’s world isn’t about fixing problems: it’s about identifying opportunities and capitalizing on them in a way that makes sense from a personal and business perspective.
Marjorie Busse
Marjorie BusseCEC, MCC
With 30 years of business experience and 15 years as an executive business coach, Marj has exceptional expertise in developing successful leaders.
Carollyne Conlinn
Carollyne ConlinnMBA, MPH, MCC
As a Master Certified Coach, Carollyne brings over 25 years of business experience at the executive level to her clients. Carollyne has been included in “Who’s Who in Canadian Business” since 1995.
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