The face of AIM Coaching is Mia McFadyen. Mia transitioned into life and career coaching in 2007 after many years as a Senior Project Manager based in Europe and North America. In this field she worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies engaging with clients and teams from all over the world, with various cultural backgrounds, goals and professional/business focuses. Due to the nature of the work, Mia is widely experienced in teamwork across departments. She also served as a mentor within her department to help others deepen their skills, and provided a support structure for their continued growth as leaders and managers. This is where her desire to focus on coaching began.

As a coach, Mia aims to encourage forward movement, build success, and create fulfillment and balance for all her clients. A majority of her coaching falls in the areas of professional development, entrepreneurship, personal growth and work-life balance. The strengths Mia posses as a coach are honesty, integrity and genuine care. Her leadership is based on respect, authenticity, empowerment, and the ability to be present and seeing the details while keeping focused on the bigger agenda ahead.

Mia holds a B.A. in Business, majoring in marketing, from studies in Sweden and New Zealand. She has been a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) since 2008.

On a personal note, Mia was born and raised in the Swedish Arctic where her love of nature and family has its roots. She moved to Canada in 2003 where she still lives with her husband and two children. Traveling, movement and an active lifestyle is an essential part of her life and she spends as much time as possible in the great outdoors, taking full advantage of the Rockies around the corner. She’s an avid skier searching for powder and untracked chutes. Passionate about trail running, Mia has done a few trail ultras but ultimately chases the unbeaten trail, on her own time, schedule and route, to the peak of a mountain ridge. Mia is also an enthusiastic yoga practitioner and teacher, which serves to recharge and find balance in her life, breath by breath.

“I was stuck in a rut, not terribly happy with any part of my life, but I didn’t feel as though I was in control and able to make changes. Mia helped find my own strength and inner calm. Rather than advising me on what to do, she asked me very insightful questions that allowed me to find my own answers. It was an incredibly empowering process and gave me a strength I’ll be able to carry with me for the rest of my life.”

– Anika, USA