Stephanie O'Brien - President   Entrepreneurial at heart, Stephanie always looks for opportunities to collaborate and elevate the status quo. A former National Coach of the Year, she endeavours to listen, understand, and help her clients excel in their own wheelhouses by helping them to produce their own branded storytelling. She tackles content marketing and everything in the digital space, with a focus on social media marketing.

Stephanie O'Brien - President

Entrepreneurial at heart, Stephanie always looks for opportunities to collaborate and elevate the status quo. A former National Coach of the Year, she endeavours to listen, understand, and help her clients excel in their own wheelhouses by helping them to produce their own branded storytelling. She tackles content marketing and everything in the digital space, with a focus on social media marketing.

Wendy Simspn -  Business Coach @ Action Edge    If you had to design the perfect resume for a business coach, Wendy Simpson’s would probably look like your finished product. With years of experience in owning one of Canada’s leading restaurants, running her own Financial Controlling firm, being a licensed mortgage broker, to teaching business courses at Bow Valley College – Wendy’s credentials as a coach started in exactly the right places.  Before any of this vast business ownership and management work she served as a High School teacher with a dual background in accounting. Teaching, coaching, and business are deeply rooted as her core passions.  With her husband and business partner Kevin Simpson – One of the Managing Partners of ActionEdge Business Coaching – they have forged incredible careers full of getting real world business results, not only for their businesses, but also for the business owners they have taught and coached.  We know Wendy’s layers of experience in teaching, business ownership and business mindset have set her up perfectly to be your Coach and guide you to the results you expect from your business, to get the life you want and deserve.  Wendy believes that a “business only grows when you have the right frame of mind and are able to step back and look at all of the pieces.”  When not coaching, Wendy can be found in her hometown of Canmore out with her two Irish Setters on the trails enjoying the mountain lifestyle she and Kevin cherish. Her passion for her dogs is only matched by her passion for good Pinot Noirs, which she hand selects from Wineries around the world for her restaurant Tapas.

Wendy Simspn - Business Coach @ Action Edge

If you had to design the perfect resume for a business coach, Wendy Simpson’s would probably look like your finished product. With years of experience in owning one of Canada’s leading restaurants, running her own Financial Controlling firm, being a licensed mortgage broker, to teaching business courses at Bow Valley College – Wendy’s credentials as a coach started in exactly the right places.

Before any of this vast business ownership and management work she served as a High School teacher with a dual background in accounting. Teaching, coaching, and business are deeply rooted as her core passions.

With her husband and business partner Kevin Simpson – One of the Managing Partners of ActionEdge Business Coaching – they have forged incredible careers full of getting real world business results, not only for their businesses, but also for the business owners they have taught and coached.

We know Wendy’s layers of experience in teaching, business ownership and business mindset have set her up perfectly to be your Coach and guide you to the results you expect from your business, to get the life you want and deserve.

Wendy believes that a “business only grows when you have the right frame of mind and are able to step back and look at all of the pieces.”

When not coaching, Wendy can be found in her hometown of Canmore out with her two Irish Setters on the trails enjoying the mountain lifestyle she and Kevin cherish. Her passion for her dogs is only matched by her passion for good Pinot Noirs, which she hand selects from Wineries around the world for her restaurant Tapas.

Jaclyn Folkard - Content and Social Media Manager   Jackie is an adventurous small-town girl from Granton, Ontario. Jackie initially began her post secondary education in Psychology; but quickly realized her passion for photography and visual arts would be put to better use in Marketing, and transferred to Fanshawe College’s school of Business. After graduation, she decided Ontario wasn’t for her anymore and moved to the Bow Valley thanks to the persuasion of a close friend. Convinced that the mountain life is the one for her, Jackie now calls Canmore home, where she lives with her partner and their two fur-babies. Jackie loves taking advantage of nature’s playground and enjoys mountain biking, hiking, trail running, and competing in free-ride snowboarding.

Jaclyn Folkard - Content and Social Media Manager

Jackie is an adventurous small-town girl from Granton, Ontario. Jackie initially began her post secondary education in Psychology; but quickly realized her passion for photography and visual arts would be put to better use in Marketing, and transferred to Fanshawe College’s school of Business. After graduation, she decided Ontario wasn’t for her anymore and moved to the Bow Valley thanks to the persuasion of a close friend. Convinced that the mountain life is the one for her, Jackie now calls Canmore home, where she lives with her partner and their two fur-babies. Jackie loves taking advantage of nature’s playground and enjoys mountain biking, hiking, trail running, and competing in free-ride snowboarding.

Jamie Martin - Carmella Social Media Manager & Admin   Jamie began with Carmella as an Intern from the Bow Valley College. The relationship was a great fit and she quickly became a full member of the CarmellaCrew. Her role as the “catcher of all things”, as Stephanie would say, is very diverse and makes for exciting days. She has a strong work ethic and an eager drive to learn the world of social media and marketing. She enjoys hiking, biking, snowboarding, paddle boarding, and traveling.

Jamie Martin - Carmella Social Media Manager & Admin

Jamie began with Carmella as an Intern from the Bow Valley College. The relationship was a great fit and she quickly became a full member of the CarmellaCrew. Her role as the “catcher of all things”, as Stephanie would say, is very diverse and makes for exciting days. She has a strong work ethic and an eager drive to learn the world of social media and marketing. She enjoys hiking, biking, snowboarding, paddle boarding, and traveling.

Jonathan Sturgeon - Problem Solver   Jonathan was born and raised in Montreal as a french kid and has somehow turned into an English person living in Alberta. He’s co-founded many startups and enjoys every aspect of business, especially marketing! On his time off, he loves traveling and hanging out with his hot wife, Annick. Together they have two cats, Dingus and Zazzy.  Jonathan will one day open up a BBQ restaurant and own a private island.

Jonathan Sturgeon - Problem Solver

Jonathan was born and raised in Montreal as a french kid and has somehow turned into an English person living in Alberta. He’s co-founded many startups and enjoys every aspect of business, especially marketing! On his time off, he loves traveling and hanging out with his hot wife, Annick. Together they have two cats, Dingus and Zazzy.

Jonathan will one day open up a BBQ restaurant and own a private island.