Your Business Partner

Results-Oriented Human Resources Professional
ICF ACC Certified Coach

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Bonnie is an HR Professional and ICF Certified Coach who has not only transformed companies but also peoples lives with her coaching.

In her role as HR Professional, she brings her experience and expertise in customizing HR structures based on the specific needs of the organization and their people. She can also help streamline HR practices to enhance the organization’s culture.


Her passion is employee engagement and people development. Her coaching provides opportunities to work with clients in identifying their strengths, improving their leadership skills, and navigating challenges, at all stages of their career.


She is also certified in Emotional Intelligence (EQi 2.0/EQ 360) assessments which measures emotional and social skills and can be used in many areas from a screening tool at hiring to defining individual development programs.

With many years of working with people and business processes, spanning public, private and non-profit organizations, she rose up the ladder to more senior positions and saw a huge need for employees to be heard and leaders to be coached. She naturally gravitated to opening her business called The Expert Within You.

As a Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation, a global organization that provides independent certification to advance the coaching profession by setting high standards around ethics and confidentiality, she spends many hours giving back to community outreach programs and currently serves on the ICF Toronto Charter Chapter board as Director of Membership and Engagement. 


Let me help you be the brightest sunflower in the field of so many. Imagine the possibilities that would exist for you if you when you are clear on your ExpertWithin.


Bonnie provided invaluable guidance and thought-provoking questioning that helped me to navigate in a new and challenging work environment. Through her empathetic listening, supportive questioning and intuitive challenging she helped me to develop my political acuity and clarify my next steps. This has enabled me to excel into a new role, build my professional network and have a clearer understanding of my sphere of influence and control. Thank you Bonnie!

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I joined a mentoring program and was lucky enough to be paired up with Bonnie. We met on a regular basis and Bonnie provided me with advice and encouragement to work on making small but achievable steps to further my development and career progression. Bonnie was always patient and supportive as I worked through the topics we were discussing. Our sessions were always very well organized and efficient.

I got matched with Bonnie Grogan through a coaching program offered by Bethell Hospice, where I volunteer. I didn't know what to expect as I don't remember ever being in a program like this, but I wasn't overly optimistic at first. Then, from our first talk, I could sense that Bonnie is the real deal, she is caring, compassionate, knowledgeable and oh so resourceful! Whichever the topic of conversation, if she didn't know the answer, she would find out and guide me in the right direction, through all kinds of links, websites and articles. A long while after our sessions were completed, I went through a dark period in my life and I sought the help of a psychotherapist, I was shocked to hear exactly the same words again, coming from this person who has several degrees in human psychology from very accredited international institutions. It made me realize that getting to know Bonnie is like a ray of sunshine after a stormy night, she really is a unique and wonderful human being, whichever the issue, I'm sure Bonnie can help, I recommend her highly.

Bonnie has been my coach since last year through the HRPA coaching program and it has been an amazing experience so far. She has a wealth of knowledge, listens patiently and always points me in the right direction. Despite her busy schedule, she still makes out time for me. What else does one need in a coach?

I support individuals to find their "expert" within so they may reach their goals

and live their best life.

How can you stand out in a world where everyone else is an expert? 

Do you want to stay a "best kept secret" or do you want to be "remarkable"?

The only way you will make this happen is to take action. You don't need to jump or leap, just taking small steps will get you there. This is your own personal journey in discovery of your unique gifts and strengths. 

You deserve to live your best life - why not start now!

Contact me for a complimentary discovery session to understand how I can help support you in reaching your full potential.

Because you are worth it! Be bright and unique like the sunflower.


Solution Focused Approach

Need help to achieve your goals?


I am trained in Solution Focus Coaching and can help change your problems into solutions? What do you want?  What is possible?

I believe that everyone is deserving of personal fulfillment in all areas of their lives. Sometimes the journey feels like a "forest" and finding your way out is not easy. I am committed to helping you find the path and next step.

It is important to me to first build trust with my clients and I listen deeply to understand what they need. My approach is to move forward with solutions and I never allow people to venture too long into the dark side of their problems. I use an array of strategies and assessments and provide coaching services to set you up for success. I offer 1-on-1 coaching, in person or remotely and passionate about helping you use their strengths to excel in your life and career.

Human Resources Overview

Build the business you so desire

This service is a specialized approach to identifying what your currently have and what you need and want to have in your business. We will discuss risk, compliance and how to engage and retain your employees.

Contact me to have a complimentary discovery session to learn more about this service.

HR Leaders Coaching

Bringing value and purpose to your work

HR Professionals have such demanding roles which require being adaptable, focused and proactive as well as building business relationships grounded in trust and respect. You wear a lot of hats and need to make the best of every skill in your toolkit and continuously be developing more. So where should you focus? I can help you build awareness and clarity on how to get yourself in the right room, and discover what’s possible? Show your greatness – you are capable of so much more!

Is your organization in a phase of transformation? Are you looking for proven methods to successfully support or drive organizational change?  learn how coaching can help HR professionals responsible for driving organizational change.

Employee Communication Coaching

Do you want to communicate so that your voice is heard and build more trust?

What happens when leaders do not delegate clearly – employees fear the next steps – and may underperform and resist making decisions as they are not clear on expectations.

What if I could fast track you and your success by sharing the secrets of highly successful professionals and how they differentiate themselves? What is the secret?  It is called Emotional Intelligence (EI)…it is the ability to harness the power of our emotions to create a sense of purpose, communicate more assertively, build productive relationships, make better decisions and deal with stressors effectively.

Are you curious to explore how others perceive you?

I am certified in EQi 2.0 which measures social skills and I include with all my leadership coaching services.

Career Coaching

Explore your ExpertWithin

Do you want more than your current role is offering you?

Do you want to find a career that fits you perfectly?


I can help you leverage what you already have to build the presence and attract new opportunities?

You don’t know, what you don’t know. What do you have inside of you that you can share with the world? Get yourself in the right room, what’s possible? 

Contact me for a complimentary 30 min discovery call to understand more.

Relationship Coaching

Embrace Life’s Challenges

Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. With my coaching sessions, you’ll learn about acceptance and how to exert your power of choice over whatever life may throw at you.

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"Always look at the brighter side of life, just like the sunflower which looks upon the sun, not the dark clouds"

h. peter ku

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