Staff & Trainers

Our Team

It takes a lot of dedicated people to make what we do possible and we would like to introduce these incredible individuals that make the magic happen.

Denise Whitter – Executive Director

Executive Director of New Beginnings, has a BA from Ryerson University and received her certification in Support Program Facilitation from the Women’s Counselling, Referral & Education Centre. She has over 15 years of experience in the social service industry and has worked with numerous charitable organizations, including Youthlink Inner City and the Childhood Cancer Foundation – Candlelighters. She is dedicated and committed alongside her amazing staff, interns and volunteers to help improve the quality of life for women and children.

Honor McPherson

Honor is very excited to join the New Beginnings team. Born and raised in Toronto, Honor has been very involved in the community since a young age.  She comes with a wealth of experience working with children. She is a qualified life guard and swim instructor, working for several summers at Crestwood Valley Day Camp.  This is where Honor honed her skills working with children and their families. In her last summer at Crestwood, Honor supervised the swim department.  Her favourite part of working with children over the years has been helping them set and achieve their goals.

Honor has a degree in sociology at Western University, where she focused mainly on family studies.  She looks forward to getting to know the New Beginnings community and helping people reach their dreams!

Trainers & Life Coaches

We could not do what we do without an amazing group of talented and experienced Transformational Trainers. Collectively they have over 30 years of experience in: Life & Career coaching, Mental and Physical health, Business Management and Vocational Counselling.

Elizabeth Butler – EGB Coaching

Elizabeth Payea-Butler is a highly skilled Master Trainer of NLP with a Specialty in DHE, certified by Dr. Richard Bandler, co-creator of NLP and inventor of DHE. As the founder of NLP Possibilities with DHE Elizabeth has successfully assisted clients to accomplish their wishes, dreams, and goals since 1993.

Currently Elizabeth facilitates learning through NLP™ seminars and workshops to help individuals of all ages and companies realize their personal and professional goals. Elizabeth has also been profiled as an expert on television programs like: Style By Jury, Positive Living TV, and Global News.

Sharon Stewart – Simply A New Me

A motivator, mother, educator, roadblock destroyer, and lover of life, Sharon Ann Marie is an inspiring force on a mission to help young girls and women discover the power of themselves. Like most women, she experienced the hard trials and tribulations that teenage girls and young women have to endure. She suffered eating disorder, depression, and bad relationship choices, as a result, Sharon had to learn new strategies to discover her full potential.

Her desire to be the voice for the silent and the strength of the weak, lead her to become the founder and president of Simply Anew Me; a non- profit organization dedicated to helping young women to write new patterns for their lives, and have young girls loving who they are.

Her humour, passion, and love for what she does, has allowed her to coach, and educate over 20k females discover the true power of themselves.

Gabriella Rattner – Life Coaching with Gabriella

As a Certified Professional Life Coach through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and member of the International Coaches Federation, Gabriella Rattner has been actively coaching clients of all ages (17-70+) since 2010. Her highly attuned and unique approach to coaching has garnered her clients’ opportunities to deeply explore and uncover whatever may be holding them back. Gabriella is passionate about working with her clients to expand their view of what is possible, and promote discovery of new insights.

Andree Nicole – Certified Transformational Coach and Motivational Speaker

Andrée Nicole is dedicated to life long learning. She is an Educator with 17 years of teaching experience, and has taught within the Toronto District School Board and York Region District School Board. She has obtained a BA Honours & BEd both from York University, and Masters in Education, specializing in the area of Curriculum Social Justice & Cultural Studies from the University of Toronto. She is a Certified Life Coach and Inspirational speaker whose dedication to empowering women is unsurpassed.