Coaching Designs

Diane Bonneau, MCC, PMC, Executive Business Coach and Mentor Coach

Passion. Experience. Diligence.



Our passion is executive coaching and leadership development. For over 20 years, we have worked with leaders, managers, professionals and coaches in independent, fast-growing and newly-merged organizations of all sizes. We have built a strong network with many coaches throughout Canada to support your needs.

We have worked countless hours in service to organizations, teams and individual leaders to enhance their skills, competencies and capacity. Our clients are in Dubai, Paris, Belgium, the UK, all over Canada and the US. We have mentored coaches in 62 countries. Our experience spans many industries and various levels of leadership. You can count on us.



President & CEO

Diane Bonneau, MCC, PMC

Diane Bonneau is a highly skilled executive coach who challenges individuals, executives and teams to take risks, develop new skills, and become courageous leaders. She delivers her services in industries such as oil and gas, construction, building technology and finance. In meeting the demands of her clients, Diane facilitates programs and offsite sessions focused on emotional intelligence, strategic thinking, performance excellence and leadership capacity.  She offers executive coaching to develop effective leaders, to ensure transfer of learning from team sessions and create accountability. More about Diane.



• Master Certified Coach (MCC)
• Professional Mentor Coach (PMC)
• CoachU Faculty and Assessor

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Coaching Designs is pleased to work with a small group of Calgary-based, ICF-credentialed associates who bring a wide range of expertise to the development of exceptional leaders and highly effective teams.

Collectively we are positioned to offer tailored solutions to your talent needs, including coaching key and high-potential leaders, leadership development programming & tools, facilitation, and coaching skills training. Highly skilled and diversely equipped, this group of professional coaches serve clients ranging from CEOS to new professionals from all sectors, including energy, technology, and construction, as well as education, government, and non-profit.

If your organization is looking for a "one stop shop" to assist in creating exceptional leaders and powerfully effective teams, please contact


Associate Coach

Gord Aker, P.Eng, PCC

I am passionate about helping leaders discover, develop, and deploy their leadership talent: because leadership matters. Great leaders drive positive change and encourage growth. Great leaders inspire superior performance. Great leaders build communities and teams that accomplish extraordinary things and deliver exceptional results.
 My approach to leadership development is both personal and practical. It is also a product of real leadership experience. For more about Gord visit




Melissa Casey, MEd, PCC

I specialize in developing visionary, inclusive leaders and am passionate about working with teams who are on the quest to becoming the kind of team that others aspire to be a part of.  At my core, I maintain a deep commitment to diversity & inclusion and understand firsthand the powerful potential inclusion and powerful potential inclusion has on engagement, innovation, shared respect, and fostering excellence. For more about Melissa visit




Bob Nogue, CPA, CA, PCC

The roles of executive coach, impact trainer, and insight facilitator are all strengthened by extensive practical experience in senior management. With my approach I quickly build trust, simplify the complex, and offer perspectives that inspire fresh thinking. I have a consistent reputation for bringing passion, tenacity, optimism and professionalism to accelerate goal achievement for clients. For more about Bob visit click here.



Kara Exner, M.C.Ed., PCC, CPCC

Kara Exner has a passion for developing potential in others.  She has over 25 years of management and training experience, and has been working as a Professional Coach since 2005.  Kara is a powerful coach and facilitator, and her clients value both her challenging questions and championing demeanor.  Kara coaches leaders on both personal and professional goals, works with teams to assist them in operating more effectively together, and facilitates training which teaches leaders and others to be more coach-like in their approach. For more about Kara visit


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