OUR TEAM

MEET OUR TEAM

COACH+ Founder & Lead Coach Developer

GLENN CUNDARI

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  • National Coach Developer of the Year Award Recipient from Coaching Association of Canada

Glenn is the founder and lead coach developer at COACH+. He is well known for driving change, enhancing capacity and fostering excellence with local, provincial, national and international organizations. He is fully committed to the idea that context matters. Working in Canada’s First Nations, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and 15 other countries, he has learned that listening, asking questions, and making context the leading consideration is his most effective approach. Considering context might even be Glenn’s superpower.

The owner of an incredibly robust Rolodex, Glenn believes those connections are opportunities for meaningful, long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships. An advanced programme graduate of the only Coach Developer Academy globally (Tokyo, Japan), Glenn has since returned to instruct in the programme on two occasions.

One of Glenn’s personal and professional highlights was attending the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer in Dubai, UAE as a head coach in the Team Canada delegation.

Coach Developer and Advisor

BETH BARZ

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  • National Coach Developer of the Year Award Recipient from Coaching Association of Canada

Beth’s work life is quite varied and centres around her personal values of lifelong learning, collaboration, challenge, and support. She is a long-time Kingston, Ontario, high school teacher who is completing her Ph.D. in Kinesiology part-time. Her current research interest revolves around Coach Developers and transformational leadership and learning. Beth rounds out her work focus through her consulting business partnership with COACH+ sport coach development. It’s her mission to help coaches and sport leaders solve the problems that keep them up at night.

Beth is an experienced Facilitator and Mentor Coach for the Advanced Coaching Diploma program at the Canadian Sport Institutes in Ontario and Calgary. She supports high-performance coaches in values-based leadership, decision making and cultural development. For this and other contributions to sport coaching, Beth was recognized as the 2022 National Coach Developer of the Year by the Coaching Association of Canada. She’s an NCCP Master Coach Developer in rugby and multi-sport, a World Rugby Master Trainer and holds NCCP Level 4/Advanced Coaching Diploma certification. She has coached from grassroots to national levels over a 30-year career in sport coaching; she continues to coach and to be curious about sport well into her 22nd varsity season and her 7th with the Royal Military College Men’s Rugby Team, in 2024.

Project Coordinator

CARLY SHANNON

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Meet Carly, a recent graduate from the University of Ottawa, holding a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. Drawing from her degree, Carly brings a deep understanding of the power of clear communication and attention to detail. She has a way with words and a knack for organization which she continues to cultivate as she tackles tasks and tracks projects behind the scenes at COACH+.

Yet, Carly’s involvement with COACH+ extends beyond her coordination skills. A newcomer to the coaching arena, she is eager to learn and carve her own path in this field. During her university days, Carly discovered her love for fitness, coaching, and mental performance. Now, she’s a certified boxing coach, leading practices at the Thousand Islands Youth Boxing Club in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada. Coaching has ignited within her a passion for cultivating relationships and effecting meaningful change within the realm of sports.

COACH+ serves as the perfect platform for Carly to leverage the critical thinking and literacy skills honed during her academic journey; this, coupled with her lifelong involvement in sports, her experience coaching young athletes, and her initiative to seek guidance from coaching role models, fuels her enthusiasm in this role. Carly remains committed to expanding her coaching knowledge through ongoing courses, personal research, and the insights gathered from coaches she admires.

Marketing Mastermind

JESSICA COUCH

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Introducing Jessica, the visionary entrepreneur behind SocialStrategiX and a marketing powerhouse who collaborates with COACH+. Jessica has an Agile Consulting certificate from the Rotterdam School of Applied Sciences, which enables her to excel in agile methodologies. Additionally, she has forged international connections with professionals who share her passion for digital innovation.

Jessica specializes in marketing social media and artificial intelligence. Currently, she is on the brink of completing a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at Nipissing University. This puts her in a unique position at the forefront of the dynamic digital marketing landscape.

As the sole proprietor of SocialStrategiX, Jessica plays a pivotal role in reshaping the industry. Her innovative strategies and collaborative approach are reflected in the partnership with COACH+, where she serves as a Marketing Mastermind. Jessica’s expertise contributes to the collective success of both entities, envisioning a future where they redefine industry standards and inspire digital excellence.

In her key role as a Marketing and Social Media Specialist, Jessica brings strategic insights and creativity to every project. This further solidifies her influence in the ever-evolving world of digital marketing. Welcome to a new era of innovation and collaboration, led by Jessica.

Coach Developer and Advisor

JACKIE TITTLEY

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Jackie grew up as a multi-sport athlete and has carried that experience into her coaching philosophy; there is a lot for coaches to learn from other sports. A coach of 15 years in community, development and elite environments, Jackie is currently a coach in Rugby Quebec’s provincial senior women’s programs. A highlight of her career so far has been the opportunity to participate in World Rugby’s first Women’s High Performance Coaching Academy in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Jackie is a Master Coach Developer in the sport of rugby, a World Rugby Trainer and is passionate about supporting and developing women in sport. She has worked with the Coaching Association of Canada, Rugby Canada and her passion has now led her to a role with Canadian Women & Sport.

Jackie’s happy place is being out in nature, walking her dog, with her wife and their son, with her feet in the grass. 

AthLeadership Accelerator

CAMERON DANIELS

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Cameron’s connection to the AthLeadership program runs deep. As former captain of the Canadore Panthers Men’s Volleyball team, Cam was a member of the first cohort of AthLeaders. During his time as a Panther, he gained recognition on and off the court. In 2022, he was named East Division Player of the Year, First Team All-Star, and CCAA All-Canadian. That same year, Cam also received the Jack Burrows Memorial Award for Sport Achievement.

Since graduating from Nipissing University with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Cam has become an Emergency Department nurse in North Bay with recent experience in Pediatrics and Northern fly-in, fly-out nursing.

Cam has cultivated and demonstrated his leadership qualities in both sports and his professional life. The experiences he gained from being a high-level athlete, participating in the AthLeadership program, coaching, and excelling in a front-line career have made him a role model in his community. He is excited and honoured to develop the next generation of AthLeaders and empower them to unlock their full potential.

Africa Consultant and Sport Leader

EMANUEL KASIO

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Emanuel is dedicated to instilling life skills through junior sports programs in East Africa and long-term the bigger part of the continent. He is convinced that through passionate initiatives, the diversity of sports will grow in the continent and become part of multiple solutions for keeping kids engaged, positively encouraged, and mentored.
He has initiated effective programs that helped demystify golf to underprivileged communities and is currently leading the largest junior golf program in East Africa (Golf for Kids).

He has developed a strong brand, presence, and recognition for junior golf in several academic institutions. Emanuel earned his Master’s in Organizational Leadership from National University, San Diego. He is also the first recipient of the US Kids Golf Top 50 Coach award in the continent of Africa. His impact on sports education has benefited kids across the borders of East Africa especially in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.