CAN provides coaching in life, career, and the workplace.

What is a Life Coach?

A Life Coach is just a regular person who is excited and curious about you, your projects, and the life changes you are seeking. A Life Coach is resourceful and can help you figure out the direction you want to go in by asking thought-provoking questions, being a soundboard for possibilities, helping you design a plan to achieve what you want, and ultimately, holding you accountable so that you will accomplish your goals. A Life Coach partners with you in a way that is centred on your needs so your life heads in a direction that best serves you. 

A Life Coach is trained in conventional ways through coursework, textbooks, and practicums mostly as a way of learning tools to support you but a Life Coach also draws upon his/her own experiences and shares those experiences with you as a client when you seem to need a little “I hear ya!”. As a result, Life Coaching sessions are real conversations rather than therapy sessions, which many people find refreshing. Because of that, you get to know your coach too and end up feeling like you have a champion in your corner no matter what! Laughter is encouraged but so is crying, either as tears of joy or frustration or sadness. Your coach might even cry with you! 

Ultimately, working with a Life Coach should have you feeling empowered, good, and supported in your life in a way that just makes sense. And if you happen to run into your coach one day on the street you will feel proud to show him/her off as a huge advocate for your success in life!

CAN Coaches are trained by the Centre for Applied Neuroscience. CAN Coaches learn neuroscience, psychology, and ancient philosophy (e.g., Yoga) to help them understand how brains, minds, and people work. As a result, CAN Coaches can provide excellent support to clients through a variety of journeys, both in person and online! 

You can see all of our CAN Coaches at

For information on Coaching Fees and Booking Information go here.


Coaching Sessions

Coaches can meet in person, online, and over the phone.

To book in with a CANCoach please email us at  or call (416.998.1104). We will connect you with a coach of your choosing or we will match you with a coach we think will be right for you.

If you want to find out more information about coaching first just send us an email or give us a call. We're happy to chat and help you find someone right for you! 

Coaching Fees

Fees vary depending on who you want to work with. 

Premium Fees apply to working with Dr. Mandy Wintink, CEO of the Centre for Applied Neuroscience: $190/hr

Regular Fees apply to working with any of our Certified CAN Coaches: $110/hr

Special Rates apply to working with any of our coaches in training (CITs) who are seeking to fulfill their practicum hours:

  • $75/hr in person

  • $50/hr phone/skype

Life Coaching is...

Life Coaching is a facilitated process that helps you reach your goals, dreams, potential, life satisfaction primarily by reducing the stress, burden, and obstacles that are standing in your way. Life coaches listen and reflect back to you often helping you see with your own eyes a new direction that is right for you. 

Life Coaching is not therapy. Life coaching is meant to be fun and a rewarding journey, but that’s not to say that it won’t involve some hard work. But the coach is their to support your journey and to offer you a space to consider your options and ideas along the way!

Life coaching through the CAN uses a coaching approach called Neuropsychoidiology, which literally means studying your own brain, mind, behaviours, thoughts, and emotions. Our coaches are trained in this approach and have studied neuroscience as well as different forms of psychology, including regular Western psychology but also components of Eastern psychologies like yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. With this training they are equipped to understand the brain and mind and to help you understand yours so you can be all that you can be. 


The Life Coaching Course allows students to learn and develop self awareness through the study of neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. Some specific topics include how the brain works, self, self care, self actualization, stress & relaxation, the power of the mind, positive thinking, confidence, goal setting, and mindful communication. The curriculum is delivered through a combination of lectures, discussions, group work, experiential learning, practicums, readings, and independent study. The program allows students to sample many awareness-based techniques and modalities including yoga and meditation in conjunction with acquiring a basic understanding of Western psychology, neuroscience, and neuropsychoidiology. This course has also been designed to encourage, foster, and facilitate a unique path of self exploration that enables students to learn important skills in order to create more meaningful, rewarding, and happy lives, whether that is done professionally with others or for personal benefit.

This course is available as a general-interest course and serves as a pre-requisite for those who wish to become a professional like coach through the Centre for Applied Neuroscience.

For more information please see the course information page.

Volunteer Client Registry

Our coaches in training need practicum hours. As a result, we offer free coaching to those who sign up to be volunteer clients. Your participation as a volunteer client rewards you with a guaranteed minimum of 3 free coaching sessions, typically beginning in January and continuing through the winter months and possibly into the summer. Space is limited so sign up early. Please note that there is a $20+HST administrative fee to register as a volunteer client. 

Sign up below and then you will be prompted to activate your registration in the PayPal centre.

Thank you for signing up on the Volunteer Life Coach Training Registry! 

Please activate your name on the registry by paying the one-time administration fee of $20+HST now:


You’ll be contacted by your coach in training to set up your first session soon after you activate your name (note, this may take a few weeks).

Your first session will be a Discovery Session. The purpose of the Discovery Session is for your coach to get to know you better by asking you questions about yourself, so that they can more effectively tailor your future sessions to your needs and goals.

This session is an addition session to the 3 coaching sessions you signed up for. While the Discovery Session is important to set a foundation, it will not be exactly like the other coaching sessions which will conclude with an action step or plan for you to follow through on between appointments. So you’ll get 4 sessions in total!

In exchange for free coaching, we will ask you to complete feedback on your coach and your coaching session. This is to help the new trainees develop their skills in coaching. 


If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to email Vanessa at