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About Me

My name is Sandra Dunsmore. I live in Montreal, and work with people all over the world as a coach, trainer and consultant.


The pace of change in our world today has made it difficult for all of us to cope with the levels of uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity we face daily as individuals, organizations and societies. Many people are feeling stuck, overwhelmed or challenged in some way.


Most of my coaching clients are seeking to increase their ability to meet current challenges more effectively. Others come to me because they want support facing difficult choices or decisions. One thing all my clients have in common is that they are ready to make some space in their busy life to focus on their own growth. 

Why I Chose to Become a Coach


I understand only too well the adverse effect of stress on how we function.  When I am triggered into a stress reaction it is as if someone flipped a switch. I lose perspective and the ability to fully access what I most need in the circumstances — my capacity to think logically and rationally, my intuition, creativity and the ability to connect and collaborate easily with others. 


Discovering ways to reduce and manage stress enabled me to fully access my capacities and regain a sense of agency, bringing passion and enjoyment back into my work. The perspective that I gained allowed me to see possibilities and develop creative approaches to old challenges.  


So, after 25 years of senior leadership experience in the areas of conflict transformation, peacebuilding and organizational culture change, I decided to become a coach. I made this decision out of a desire to support others in working consciously with their bodies and minds to live and work out of a deep sense of their authentic self.


  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC) through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation

  • Leadership Specialist in COR.E Dynamics and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) through iPEC

  • Training in Polyvagal Informed Practice with Deb Dana

  • Graduate Certificate, Conflict Analysis and Transformation Program, Eastern Mennonite University (U.S.A.) 

  • Master of Arts, University of Manitoba

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