Our Story

Our Team

Valerie Nishi

Valerie Nishi (PhD, MBA, MA, BSc) partners with clients world-wide to create environments and experiences for connection, insight, wise action and life-affirming possibilities. In her view,

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Lisa Eckmyn

Lisa brings passion, commitment and 25 years of experience as an organizational development consultant, coach, designer, mother and executive. As a leader and consultant, Lisa

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Charles Holmes

Charles Holmes is a cultural anthropologist by education. Over the past 25 years he has pursued projects where the need for understanding and shaping culture

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Scott Meadows

Scott’s infectious energy and enthusiasm spring from a passionate commitment to helping people thrive in ways that advance themselves, their organizations and their communities. For

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Our Associates

Julie Desaulniers, MA

Julie Desaulniers is an executive coach and assessment expert who combines her background in Organizational Psychology with 25 years of experience as a leadership development

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Russel Hamilton

As an experienced and dedicated executive development coach, Russel Hamilton leverages his extensive background in the performing arts, broadcasting, teaching, and consulting. With a wealth

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Samantha Wing

Sam is a junior consultant and a graduate of McGill University in 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science, majoring in Cognitive Science. She

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Ahmed Rahim

Ahmed is passionate about the role of social and emotional intelligence in individual and organizational success.  To consummate this interest, he has completed a Master’s

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Esther Jaang

Esther is deeply committed to supporting leaders, organizations, and communities to move continuously towards balance, alignment, and vitality. She does this by collaborating with leaders

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Our Name

The dictionary defines a shore as the boundary between land and water – a place of transition. At the very heart of our practice is the process of transition.

A shore is also defined as a support; to shore up something or someone, and this idea defines our own servant leadership.

Within our human story, shores represent beginnings and endings of great journeys, arrivals and farewells, safe harbours and gateways to bold adventures.  They are places of apprehension and joy, uncertainty and comfort, risk and safety.  

In the past, leaving the certainty of land for an uncertain horizon required curiosity, conviction and courage. Today, these same qualities are required for the journeys of leadership development and organizational transformation.

We are passionate about helping you discover the possibilities beyond the horizon.

The Shore Group is passionate about the possibilities beyond the horizon.

Our Culture & Values

The world is changing fast.
We can do more than simply adapt and survive.
We can evolve and thrive.

Our mission is to help organizations and the people within them become better versions of themselves, achieve better results, and contribute to a better world.

Our Values


We delight in being of service, are passionate about our work and strive to sustain a positive impact in all we do.


We are on a mission. We will challenge you and your team to think bigger – and to become better.


We are fiercely compassionate. We understand the amazing things that bring us together and the challenges that threaten to drive us apart.


We care about the big picture and the details – and we bring clear, tangible results.


We are possibility-minded and deeply curious. We find opportunities to challenge the status quo and the habits, thoughts and behaviours that lead us to simply survive rather than thrive.


We embrace the complexity of systems and the ways in which small changes can have great impact.

Here’s how we can help

Clarify Direction

We’ll help your organization and internal teams to define purpose, vision, strategy, initiatives, and plans.

Define Culture

We’ll help you focus on who you want to be by identifying values, developing guiding principles, sharing important stories, and shifting behaviour.

Accelerate Leadership

An organization’s leaders both define and are the products of their Direction and Culture. We’ll accelerate their growth and development in a constantly shifting and rapidly changing environment.