Hi, my name is Victor Harder, and my entire life I have been dedicated to learning more about how humans work. I have a love affair with the question WHY?
My journey with a masters in comparative religions, then years as an IT project manager, a coaching degree from Royal Roads University, dozens of coaching improvement courses and 100’s of books I’ve read on coaching, leadership, team dynamics, psychology, positive psychology, relationship dynamics, and personal growth. I’m constantly in an evolving journey.
- Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching – Royal Roads University
- Mentor Coach to many graduates of Royal Roads
- Cerftified by Coaching Out of the Box
- Professional Certified Coach – International Coach Federation
- Former board member for the ICF’s Calgary chapter
- Qualified in administering the EQ-i and SDI assesments
- Coach Supervision Training – Coach Supervision Academy
- 400+ hours of coaching experience
- 20+ years as project and team leader for various IT companies
What it’s like to work with me
While many coaches are focused on performance or “solutions,” I focus on development. I don’t focus on weaknesses. I’d rather show you how coaching can help your enhance your own competencies and emotional capacity in the long term. (It’s my take on the concept of “teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”)
My clients say I have the rare ability to be both deeply empathetic and extremely technical. My reputation as a coach is one who digs deeply and helps his clients create spectacular results.
Why I Coach
I want to make a difference in the world, and yet I can only do so much. Coaching allows me to support people like you who are already making an impact. Helping you become more effective multiplies my own effectiveness, and assists me in fulfilling my purpose in this world.
In addition to my coaching credentials, I have an MA in Comparative Religions and a long career in information technology. I spent 25+ years in IT as a project manager, consultant, trainer, and manager working for organizations like WestJet, UFA, and Deloitte. I still do IT consulting, but at the CIO/Director level, dispensing advice, mentoring IT leaders, and doing strategy and policy work.
When I stumbled across coaching supervision, I, like most people asked. What’s that? What am I going to get out of it? After doing a series of audits for students at Royal Roads, I was amazed at how they were unable to see the patterns of relating they had already established with their clients, and that with an outside eye to guide a coach, profound change could happen swiftly. To this point coaching had been a very solitary profession to me, and I was intrigued by the change that could happen within collaboration.
When the Coach Supervision Academy announced they were offering a program in Winter 2014, I signed up immediately. And my journey began.
Now I help other coaches get to the root of the fears, challenges, and troubles that stop them personally and limit their ability to serve their clients in achieving the success they desire.
I understand what it’s like to walk around with a chip on your shoulder that you can’t see, but impacts every moment of your life, and more than anything I love having deep conversations about the WHY of our experiences. Coach Supervision is not for everyone.
If you’re reading this, I believe that coach Supervision is the support you’ve been missing to unravel the difficult spots in your practice, take your level of success in coaching business higher than you ever dreamed, and give you a sense of peace, safety and support as you journey through the world.
Time after time, I hear my clients say how safe and trusting they are in the space of our conversations. Vulnerability, awareness, and trust, are some of the skills that I offer, and I believe that it is in those un-comfortable spaces that we really grow into being our best selves.