Ric Durrant: An Introduction


Ric Durrant is a respected and capable executive coach working primarily with clients at levels from vice president to CEO. He also enjoys coaching high potential developing leaders. He has coached men and women in some of western Canada's top corporate and government positions. His approach stresses a strictly confidential partnership, practical solutions to leadership challenges, and time efficient ongoing development matched to the leader's agenda. He understands the challenges of "life as a leader", and works behind the scenes to help executives define and meet their personal definition of success.

Ric brings experience. In the first phase of his career he moved up rapidly through management roles, and held an executive position in a large organization in his 30's. In the second phase, he started and ran a highly successful consulting firm working with dozens of leaders and teams. This allowed him to observe the good and bad of leadership up close in many organizational cultures. It was great training for a future leadership coach. In 2003, he launched phase three when his fascination with leadership and the rewards of coaching and mentoring other leaders came together, and he refocused his professional life on leadership development and coaching. Since then he has become a trusted resource for many prominent organizations and their leaders.

Ric has strong qualifications. Many people enter the coaching profession by changing their business cards or taking a few days of training. Ric has ...

  • A Doctorate in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching from Middlesex University and the Professional Development Foundation in London, England, 2013.
  • A Masters degree in educational psychology specializing in learning and development from the University of Calgary.
  • A Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching  from Royal Roads University, 2003.
  • A Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential (The most senior credential of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the world's largest organization setting standards for ethics and training in professional coaching. Only 4% of 22,000 credentialed ICF coaches worldwide hold the MCC.)
  • A variety of short courses and certifications in coaching, assessment, leadership, retirement coaching, and coaching supervision.
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