Dina is an Integral Master Coach with Integral Coaching Canada TM and is also certified as a Professional Coach with the International Coach Federation. She has been working in sport since 1991 as an executive director, communications specialist, and sport consultant with a number of sport organizations from playground to podium. She is a partner with the Sport Law & Strategy Group, an organization dedicated to providing strategic insight to the Canadian sport community in the areas of the law, communications, governance, Integral CoachingTM, and business planning.
Dina works with several sport leaders, coaches and athletes to enhance their leadership capacity in the areas of developing presence, communicating authentically, managing mindfully, leading with compassion and living purposefully. An honours graduate from the Carleton School of Journalism, Dina completed a Master’s degree in Sport Management at Brock University in 2010 where she researched how National Sport Organizations’ values can be leveraged more intentionally to create the kind of culture required to optimize effectiveness and increase performance. Dina wrote a handbook for sport leaders based on her research called Values-in-Action: Igniting passion and purpose in sport organizations. Dina is currently completing a certificate in Thanatology at King’s College to better support sport leaders in their capacity to integrate loss and grief in a healthy and healing manner.
Dina has been part of the mission staff of over a dozen international events including 5 Olympic Games and 3 Pan-American Games. Dina and her husband Pierre are the parents of three children who she believes are her greatest teachers. When she is not working to contribute to the betterment of sport, Dina volunteers her time with SchoolBOX, the West Ottawa Soccer Club, the Bridlewood Community Association, and Tracy’s Hope Legacy Fund.