Barry Switnicki has been part of the Erickson team since 2007. Not only is he part of the mentor team, he is one of the two primary Module V trainers. He also teaches The Art and Science of Coaching both online and in person in Europe, North and South America and Asia. He has trained and mentored hundreds of coaches both for Erickson College and privately and is also actively involved in training and mentoring mentors, worldwide. Barry also develops and teaches graduate level programs for coaches and leaders.
Barry has been coaching professionally since 1996 and is both certified by Erickson College, accredited by the International Coach Federation (PCC), Centre for Credentialing and Education (Bcc) and China. He is also a Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Mediator and Negotiator.
His passion is supporting exceptional individuals in transforming their lives and steadily raising their performance thresholds even when overcoming deeply rooted long term issues. His specialty is working with change and conflict often in extreme or hostile situations in small and large groups. Barry has coached individuals, families and groups with corporate, professional and personal challenges in more than five different languages (via interpreter) and a multitude of cultures. In addition to his international coaching practice he works with corporations, groups and communities creating coaching cultures.
Barry has been teaching and mentoring for over 30 years not only in the Human Service sector, but also in more concrete areas such as Emergency Services, trades, and sciences. He draws on an extremely diverse background that includes being a Deputy Fire Chief, Journeyman Electrician, Youth Worker, Youth and Family Mediator, and draws on his experience as both a middle and upper level manager in government, his ten years of non-profit experience and 20 years of entrepreneurial experience. Barry’s personal passions are his wife Kim, son Joshua, rock climbing, biking, gardening and giving back to his community with the Canadian Auxiliary Coast Guard. His personal mission is to support people to become more engaged in their life, their community, their country, their world.
- ICF Professional Certified Coach
- Board Certified Coach
- Master Certified Life and Business Coach
- Erickson Certified Professional Coach
- Neural Linguistic Programming Practitioner
- Certified Mediator and Negotiator
- Restorative Justice Facilitator and Trainer
- Children Who Witness Violence Facilitator
- Trainer, Prejudice and Diversity- National Coalition Building Institute
In addition Barry also has training in Expressive Therapies, Family Risk Assessments, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Sexual Attitude Reassessment, Working with Clients with Post-Traumatic Stress, Working with Sexually Exploited and Traumatized Youth and Adults, Effect of Trauma and Non-Attachment on Children.