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.

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.

Karen Richards

Karen Natasha was born and raised in London, England. Immersed in the corporate world for 20 years, she wore many hats in finance, marketing and project management. Her second career and her true path is helping people, she is Certified Life and Career Coach. Karen helps women navigate their lives on emotional, physical, mental, professional and spiritual levels. She has a special interest in Women going through a transition in their lives but supports each and every person. She is gaining new insights and training through iPEC, a world-class professional coach-training program backed by years of research and a successful track record.

Catherine Osborne- Upshift Coaching

She owns and operates Upshift Coaching, a private Life Coaching company in Toronto. Catherine is an Adler trained, ICF Certified Professional Coach whose areas of expertise include Retirement, Leadership and Wellness Coaching. With a background in healthcare as an Occupational Therapist, Catherine is well suited to meet the wellness needs of her clients. Catherine brings a wealth of real-life experience to her coaching. Catherine’s talent for developing strong and trusting relationships allows her to provide a safe, confidential environment for clients to explore unlimited possibilities.

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.