Business Coaching

Coaching for Competitive Edge, Innovation & Vision

Your Competitive Advantage

As a business, how can you sustain success over time? How can you have an edge over your competitors not just now, but in the long term? The key is leadership and a culture built on trust, accountability and commitment and a clear competitive advantage that sets you apart from the rest.

I help build your capacity as a leader and develop strategic plans that will build a culture to sustain your competitive advantage and success over the long term.

Calling All Entrepreneurs


The number one obstacle for entrepreneurs is themselves. Are you feeling the pressure? Are you frustrated? Do you have this vision of what you want to create, or the next step ahead but you just can’t see it and you’re stuck with what to do next? Perhaps you’re even experiencing some stress and feeling the pressure and uncertainty in the market around you.

Having a passion for entrepreneurism, I have a personal interest in working with entrepreneurs. I guide you through change and transition, over the line into possibility, realized goals and a new future. I provide a space to help you change and grow and leave you with concepts, strategies and tools that you can use moving forward. Working with you and your team, I help you get past the obstacles holding you back on the way to unlocking your full potential. And I’m committed to your goals with as much tenacity, drive and patience as you need me to be.  And make no mistake, I can be nice but I can also be fierce in pursuit of your dreams.

Hiring Dagmar to help create a vision and plan for my future career path was the best decision I have made in a long time. While I’d done a lot of thinking about it, Dagmar held me accountable to taking the action that is essential to the discovery process. She also has a gift for helping people uncover what can be summed up as the Japanese concept of Ikigai, which translates to ‘reason for being’ or ‘meaning for life’. Dagmar’s coaching helped me connect what I love, what the world needs, what I am good at and what I can be paid for. I would highly recommend Dagmar and Courage Space coaching for anyone trying to find their reason for being! Lindsey Boyle

Vice President, Vancouver, The Sound

What Can You Expect

Biggest Impacts From Coaching

  • Improved Communication Skills 42% 42%
  • Increased Self Esteem & Confidence 40% 40%
  • Increased Productivity 39% 39%
  • Optimized Individual Team Work Performance 38% 38%
  • Improved Work / Life Balance 34% 34%

How I Work With Leaders

As a leader, you may be feeling the pressure from internal or external factors. Or you may be feeling the uncertainty around where you really are in the marketplace with their competitors. Your strategy seemed so clear and achievable but now you’re not so sure you were on track or on target.

I will work with you, be your guide and come alongside you in your change. I will work with you exactly where you’re at and where you want to go. I won’t only help you change, but I will also show you tools and concepts that help you develop the critical skills required in change.

I’ll help you understand and sustain your competitive edge, which will stem partially from the commitment of your team members. Working with you and your team, we will endeavour to increase the commitment in your team members and organization through helping them get comfortable with the discomfort that comes with healthy conflict and trust within teams.  Once they are committed, they will be able to hold each other accountable which will strengthen their ability to focus on the results of the organization. When leaders are focused on results, then there’s a drive towards innovation which will help them adapt to change and become more sustainable.

So my strength in your organization is that I won’t shy away from the discomfort that comes with change and the challenges you are facing. In fact, I will help you and your team members move toward it, embrace it and use it as an opportunity for growth and positive change. I am the catalyst in helping you and your team members make the change you’re wanting to make.

My Tools

The Advantage

The Advantage book and team building process by Patrick Lencioni

5 Dysfunctions of a Team

Facilitation workshop and process by Patrick Lencioni

Strong Interest Inventory

Career assessment and planning tool for career transitions


EQi-2.0 Assessment and Workplace, Leadership, 360 & Higher Education Reports

Immunity To Change

Overcoming change and unlocking full potential process by Robert Kegan & Lisa Laskow Lahey


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Insight Timer & Other Tools

The Strategic  Planning Process

Scan Competitive Environment

What’s happening around you

Define Competitive Advantage

What separates you apart from the rest

Create a Plan For Success

What will success look like for your organization

Define Measurables & Commitments

How will you measure your success

Tie Strategy to Focus

How will your teams be accountable to your success

Result: Clear Strategic Plan For Long Term Success

A useable plan to sustain your competitive advantage over time

We are a small non-profit with 11 board members and two staff. Dagmar was suggested to us, via a colleague, to facilitate our annual Strategic Planning Session. After two meetings and a series of e-mails and phone calls, we were set! The day went really well – evaluations were all positive.

Dagmar took the information/documents that had been developed over the last two years, including the current strategic plan, and worked our agenda around what we have left to do in 2019, and who would be working on what areas of that plan.

 She is gentle but firm, detailed, but able to take out the unnecessary comments, moves the day along and we were finished right on time! As she moves further into the facilitation field, I would highly recommend Dagmar for work with any size of group.

Good luck and thank you Dagmar!

Margaret Fraser

Board President, Lynn Valley Services Society