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Fear, Failure and F*cking Up: Victoria’s F*ck Up Night


Victoria ‘f**kup’ event shines a light on failure Victoria event helps to remove the stigma and isolation from screwing up NINA GROSSMAN Feb. 27, 2019 4:30 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT F**kup Nights shines a light on failure, helping the speaker and the audience learn from screw-ups. (From left to right: Richard Eaton (speaker), Ian Chisholm (Co-founder), Jennifer Walinga (speaker), Jim Hayhurst (Co-founder) and Ken Wylie (speaker)).

Blog Post: Safer Sport is not Boring Sport: Challenging The Myth of Machismo in Sport

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There is nothing better than a great tackle! The intensity, power, and aggression is thrilling! The Safesport movement, on the surface, seems to threaten this intensity. Some interpret a safer sport environment as boring, more careful, less intense, a sanitized version of sport that focuses on ‘participation ribbons’ for all. What the Safesport movement also seems to reveal is our infatuation with violence and our assumption that violence is a necessary element of sport. Some sport leaders argue that violence is an acceptable norm in…

Blog Post: Dickheads Allowed: Why we Cling to the Coach-Centric Model of Sport Leadership


“Why is there such a pervasive problem in elite sport with serious misconduct by coaches?” asks John Hoberman, sports historian at U Texas in the film Broken Trust, “and this is overwhelmingly a male population.” Hoberman ponders how “many coaches have found it necessary to establish authoritarian relationships with their athletes…that this young person has to be molded and shaped and brainwashed… and enter into what is often a dangerously dependent relationship with the coach, who, in any number of cases is just going to…

Crisis, Communication, Conflict and Insight Webinar


Building a Club Culture of Thriving, Not Just Surviving (Row BC Webinar)


Club and Professional Development Workshops Wednesday April 29 2020 @2:00 pm  Collaborate Webinar Link HERE Running and sustaining a club can be exhausting and unrelenting. The same, aging group of volunteers raise their hands for an increasing number of tasks. The work is complex, and the maintenance never ends. Rowing as a sport can also be exhausting, relentless and unforgiving. Injury and/or burnout are common outcomes. For club leaders, coaches, and rowers alike, it is important to learn how to ‘thrive’ not just ‘survive’ in…

Upcoming Conference Presentations…


Dr. Jennifer Walinga will be presenting research at various conferences this year including: Building a Thriving Culture: Values, Resilience, and Tolerance for Ambiguity Surrey School District Whistler May 2020 Winning Better: Culture, Communication, and Leadership Development for Performance in Sport IAFOR Conference – Honolulu Jan 2020 Creative Problem Solving Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver Vancouver Sept 2019 Communicating with Purpose and Professionalism BC Hydro Vancouver August 2019 Building Cultural Alignment and Leveraging Diversity Geological Survey of Canada – Pacific – Vancouver/Sidney July 2019 Building a…

Problem Solving and Decision Making


If you are ready to solve tough problems… an integrated organizational strategy requires an integrated strategic framework. In Problem Solving and Decision Making Frameworks, you will learn decision making processes that help you to achieve ethical, systemic, sustainable and creative outcomes.

Managing Change


If you are ready to navigate the whitewater of change…Join Integrated Focus in Managing Change to access and maximize the creative tools, energy, and skills you possess to generate productive and sustainable change management solutions for yourself, your team and your organization

Energy Management


If you are ready to balance work and life… and are ready to get more out of both, join us for our 1 or 2 day intensive Energy Management Programs. It’s time to think differently about work/life balance. After all, work is life too!

Discovering Your Leadership


If you are ready to lead from your strengths … in this session, Olympic rower Dr. Jennifer Walinga will demonstrate how productive the leadership/sport metaphor can be for personal and team development, and optimal performance.

Performance Coaching


If you are ready to foster optimal performance… Performance Coaching enables participants to explore their individual philosophy of leadership coaching, and practice coaching skills with others.

Building Effective Teams


If you are ready to collaborate, communicate and connect … Learn how to find strength in diversity by applying key frameworks and achieving key team competencies including: clarity of purpose, connection to core values, commitment to collaborative process, and increased confidence and capacity to achieve team goals.

Communicating for Clarity and Impact


If you are ready to make an impact… writing, speaking, and presentation skills have the power to engage, move, and transform an audience. Communicating with Clarity and Impact: Professional Writing, Public Speaking and Presentation Skills custom courses offered at your organization or through the contract training department at Royal Roads University, Victoria BC

Creativity and Innovation


If you have always understood that optimal performance demands creativity, innovation, and insight join Dr. Jennifer Walinga of Royal Roads University and Integrated Focus Consulting for Creativity and Problem Solving: Getting Everyone Out of the Box

Performance Coaching & Training


Achieve Triple Bottom Line Solutions with an Integrated Focus

Keynotes and Motivational Speaking

Engaging Talks On Creating Positive Change

If you are ready for new ideas… Dr. Jennifer Walinga has presented at a number of conferences and events internationally on her research as well as her professional and athletic experiences. She is happy to speak on a wide range of topics including positive change, values based leadership, optimal performance and the power of innovative thinking.

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