Customized Approach

Great Results — Greater Relationships

 Build Confidence

and Trust

You got the tap on the shoulder, the big promotion. 

You’ve arrived

Finally! You landed the leadership role you’ve been dreaming about.

The one, that once you had it, you’d do differently. 

Only problem — it’s much harder than anyone told you it would be.

It’s time to ditch …


  • being disappointed by the lack of results

  • feeling overwhelmed trying to manage ALL the emotions of your team

  • questioning if you are even “cut out” for leadership

  • hiding your whole self

  • avoiding difficult conversations

It’s time to lead with empathy.

A leader everyone wants to follow

Customized training, coaching, and implementation support for all leaders, so that you’re able to tailor your approach to the situation and each team member with ease.

Build Trust and Confidence


Trust and confidence are direct results of our behaviors and actions. Understanding what erodes and builds both is vital to leading with impact.

Results AND Relationships


It’s possible to care deeply about both people and performance. In fact, building a strong relationship with your team is the foundation that enables peak performance.

Hi, I’m Erin Thorp.

I’m an Author, Speaker, and Coach for leaders who struggle with conflict, communication, and performance during high-stress times. I support them in navigating difficult conversations, building powerful teams, and communicating with empathy so that they can lead confidently.

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary, am an Associate Certified Coach through Integral Coaching Canada and have over 20 years of experience leading construction projects and teams. 

In 2017, I authored Inside Out Empathy, and began speaking and coaching about using the superpower of empathy to build effective teams. I share my own stories of leadership and what I learned along the way. It's the book I wish I had when I was just starting out. 

I’m committed to discovering your leader within and supporting you to lead with impact — from the inside out.



Book a Call

Book a call and to see if we're a fit to work together. In any relationship there needs to be some chemistry and coaching is no different.

Customized Solution

A customized solution consisting of coaching, training and implementation support will be developed to target your specific needs. This is not a cookie-cutter approach!

Confident Leader

You become the leader everyone wants to follow. You lead your team with confidence and compassion. Great results and even greater realtionshiops.

Unpopular opinion: Leadership development and coaching aren’t exclusive to ‘executives’ only.

Every leader deserves the support of a coach – regardless of their level or tenure. Think of it this way  — an athlete doesn’t have to get to the Olympics to get a coach, they’ve had many coaches along their path.

More companies are supporting the investment for leadership development as it provides direct benefits including increased communication, more engagement, and reduced employee turnover. Coaching is often far more effective than simply training with the hopes of behavior change.

Leadership development is effective and appropriate for any aspect of leadership where you feel stuck and want to increase your effectiveness and confidence. 

How to work with Erin


Are you looking for a dynamic, relatable and inspiring speaker for your next event? Drawing on my 20-year career leading high-performing teams in non-traditional industries, I blend my experience and expertise in a way that will captivate and motivate your people.


Clients tell me I’m a dynamic and engaging trainer. As a Channel Partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies, I deliver a variety of Blanchard® products, both face-to-face and virtually, including SLII®.


Hire me as your insightful, curious, and supportive coach. A certified associate Integral™ Coach, I provide 1:1 and small group coaching.



It’s time to discover the confident, empathic leader inside you!

With your new tools, knowledge, and skills, you’ll stop second-guessing yourself and gain the confidence you need to reach your next level. 

That’s exactly what my clients experience. They’re out in front, confident and certain, LEADING WITH EMPATHY. 

Here’s what leaders say after working with me …

After working with Erin, I’ve been able to more clearly communicate exactly what I need from my team members. 

The result is that I have stepped out of client deliverables entirely, my team is fully handling nearly all of our services, questions, communication and putting out fires for our clients. 

This leaves me with more time to manage marketing, strategic relationships and long-term planning.

Morgan Gist MacDonald

Owner/CEO, Paper Raven Books

Erin has been my leadership coach and I couldn’t be happier.

She has helped me discover my inner strengths and how to use them to succeed in my personal and professional growth. She has pushed me to step outside my comfort zone while letting me know she will be there to “hold my hand” when asked.

I look forward to our continued work together and what 2021 has in store for us!

Wendy Fortna

Consulting Project Manager, Tricon Solutions Inc.

I’m able to set and hold boundaries with others, which has allowed me to have more appropriate relationships with team members as a result of working with Erin.

I’m also more confident in the decisions I make and able to take a moment to pause before making important decisions. I no longer let the chaos get the best of me.

Working with Erin helps me consistently show up as the person I want others to see.

Kasha Klunder

Project Manager, BIRD Construction

Everyday Empathy

5 Practices to Build Empathy Skills

You’ve heard a lot about empathy in leadership. The only problem is that you’re not sure where to start or what empathy in leadership even looks like. 

Understanding empathy and implementing empathy are two entirely different things. 

And contrary to most beliefs, empathy IS NOT an innate trait that you’re either born with or not. Nope. Kick that belief to the curb. Empathy is a skill that you can learn, develop and strengthen. Think of empathy like a muscle, similar to our biceps, we all have them — some are just stronger than others. 



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