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About Begum Verjee & Associates Inc.

Dr. Begum Verjee, founding director for Begum Verjee & Associates Inc., is a professional life and leadership mental fitness coach trained in Adlerian Psychology and Positive Intelligence, Mindfulness and Neuroscience. Coaching since 2016, Begum has coached individuals and teams in a range of industry settings including Education, Healthcare, Not-for-Profits and Foundations, Banking & Finance, Insurance, Tech & Communications, Government, and Food & Beverage. She is also a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) consultant, and coaches in the DEIB space.

About Dr. Begum Verjee

Background and Training

I am an Professional Coach, certified with the International Coach Federation (ICF), trained from the Faculty of Coaching at the Adler Graduate Professional School (ADLER), Toronto. I am a faculty member and mentor coach with ADLER’s Coaching program, and faculty with the Inclusion Coaching program. I am also on faculty with the International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools & Institutes (ICASSI) where I teach a course on Professional Coaching & Individual Psychology. I am a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and a member of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching (GSAEC).


  • The Compassion Institute: Building Compassion from the Inside Out
  • Mindfulness Self-Compassion smart Education Certificate
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, smartEducation Certificate
  • Positive Intelligence Program; Mental fitness (PQ)
  • Living Systems Approach to Team Coaching – Posi-TRAK Coaching
  • Conscious EFT: National Emotional Freedom Techniques Training Institute
  • Mindfulness Everyday, smartEducation Certificate
  • Mindfulness Training for Emotional Resilience
  • The Foundations of Well-being; Growing the Good in your Brain and your Life
  • BEabove, Advanced Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching
  • Certified Facilitator, Mindfulness without Borders
  • Faculty of Coaching, Adler Graduate Professional School
      • Coaching Core Competencies
      • Artful Coaching
      • Coaching in the Context of Work
      • Foundations of Coaching
  • Affiliate post-doctorate, Social Aetiology of Mental Health (SAMI), CAMH
  • Doctorate in Education, Educational Leadership & Policy, UBC
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Training (EMDR), Vancouver
  • Master’s in Education, Counselling Psychology, UBC

We can either meet in person (if you are local to Toronto), or via zoom. During our initial meeting we will explore my orientation to coaching so that you can determine fit in working together. If you decide to work with me, you will have the option of choosing individual sessions or coaching packages. I look forward to hearing from you.