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Evelyn McKelvie and Marion Chapsal

Evelyn McKelvie, author, executive coach andfounder of Equine Coach, coaches leaders and seekers to achieve their goals, become conscious of their true presence, and gain mastery of their non-verbal communication. A pioneer in the equine facilitated coaching movement, her unique approach respects the true nature of the horse as well as her clients by incorporating the language of the horse into the coaching.  Evelyn coaches individuals and teams and creates custom workshops to suit the needs of individuals and organizations.

Evelyn’s career path has been very much “a road less travelled”. Over the years she explored the fields of art, music, theatre, and has held leadership roles in post-secondary education, and Information Technology. In 2014 she retired from the University of British Columbia’s IT Enterprise Architecture group to coach full time. Evelyn’s clients benefit from the many years of coaching and horse training and the wealth of real-world experience she brings to her coaching.

As a certified horse trainer and Executive Coach, Evelyn incorporates techniques from the worlds of neuroscience and Emotional Intelligence into her work.  Evelyn is certified to deliver Emotional Intelligence assessments. Find out more at


Marion Chapsal is the Chief Learning Officer of Ideas on Stage, an international public presentation company, helping leaders across Europe, USA and the World to move beyond the boring, ineffective presentations that have become the norm in most companies.

 Coaching others to attain their personal and professional best is Marion’s passion. She has created Women on Stage, to help women find their voice, communicate with confidence and enthusiasm, and develop fully as 21st century leaders. She involves creativity and play in every aspect of learning and discovering. Marion has developed a unique coaching approach using a constellation of archetypes from fairytales and comics.

Marion has over twenty years of experience in the Education Management field. She has been teaching and lecturing for the International Executive MBA in Leadership, Presentation skills and Organizational Behavior at EM Lyon School of Management. She now teaches at HEC Paris executive education.

Her clients today range from Start-Up founders and French Unicorns like BlaBlaCar to top Executives from Chanel, Clarins, l’Oréal, EDF, Orange, Sanofi,  Imerys, Pictet Bank, as well as the French Ministry of Culture, France Television, TV5 Monde, l’Agence Française de Développement, The Positive Economy Forum and the World Bank.