“Ray has been a very dedicated and hard working director. His commitment to the different duties on the Board, the EC, the LOT, CAC and Policy Council is second to none. He is one of those people who I could call and ask for his help and he always gave his full commitment to everything he was asked to do. And he was asked often! I know we’ll see him and his great smile around from time to time. But I personally will miss working with Ray. I’ll miss his considerable contribution, his dedication, his willingness and his responsiveness.”– Ken Martin, CEO. Blue Cross and Chair, Vancouver Board of Trade
“Let me say “thanks” for the many years of service to VBOT, and for the support you have shown me, personally, as I settled into this role. I wish you nothing but the best wherever your journey takes you.”––Iain J.S. Black ,President and CEO, The Vancouver Board of Trade
“Thanks for all your great work on the Board of Trade. You have a made a significant difference.–Tim Manning, Vice President, Royal Bank of Canada
“You are one great person and its been an honour to work with you on the Board.”–Mary Anne Davidson, Vice-President, Human Resources, Acciona Infrastructure Canada, Inc.
“I’ve really appreciated your involvement with the Policy Council and working with you on the Board and Executive Committee“-–Robin Sylvester, CEO, Vancouver Port Authority
“Ray is a true professional in his space. He brings leading edge concepts to issues and delivers results. One of the best Executive Coaches out there — Mike Webb, Sr. VP, Agrium Corporation
“I had heard from another colleague who had worked with Ray Williams that he helped her to unleash her passion, focus on her strengths and as such, be even more focused on realizing her career potential. Although I am lucky enough to have the job of my dreams, I do believe it necessary, each day, to continually strive to be better. To do this, I have learned that it is not only necessary to truly understand yourself and others, but be content within yourself and every aspect of your life, in order to be an outstanding leader. Ray has helped me in this continuing journey with his well-researched philosophy, his outstanding ability to listen, and his experience in applying psychology to strategic business decisions. I highly recommend Ray to those executives who not only have reached the pinnacle of success, but want to continue to make a difference, both in their life and in their continuing career pursuits.“ —Robin Hemmingsen, Dean, School of Business, BCIT , Vice-Chair, Vancouver Board of Trade
“Ray’s is really a very professional coach, that for me have something that it’s very important and not easy to find in a coach. Having this previous experience plus the one he had working as a coach, I see a very strong person that can support me align with the reality of my actual position. Also Ray is a very open and kind person that make easy for me to be open to work with him.”—Juan Enrique Tosos, Director, Business Performance and Analysis, Finning International Corporation
“Ray has deep knowledge and considerable experience with both professional and personal development. He has great intuition, which when combined with his experience, enables him to get to the central issues. Ray is able to build trust and provide people with the confidence they need to face their strengths and shortcomings because he is genuine and empathetic. His approach enables people to establish a foundation for growing both personally and professionally. I highly recommend Ray.“–Ian McLeod, General Counsel, Teligence Company.
“Ray is an exceedingly talented executive. I have always been impressed with his acumen as a coach, a colleague and a community contributor. He also contributes extensively to leading business journals with frequent up to date insights on management and psychology. Ray has a positive and outgoing attitude and I always learn something new when I meet with him.”—Darcy Rezac,CEO Anapacific Consulting, MD Emeritus WTC Vancouver, Adjunct Professor UVic, Corporate Director, Speaker & Author
“Ray Williams has been an invaluable mentor and inspiration in helping me understand myself better, and the effect that I can have on the people around me, particularly under stressful situations. Ray has helped me understand the true values and meaning of how trust, respect, integrity, compassion, and leadership are the pillars to success and happiness. He has also helped me to understand and appreciate that life’s challenges and stress points should be considered experiences to make one stronger and more resilient to manage future and as-yet unknown challenges. Through Ray’s mentoring support and insightful perspectives during the past several months, I have learned the true meaning of “it is what it is”.–Don Gamble, Principal / Environmental Planner | Golder Associates Ltd.
“Ray was and is a gift from the universe. It was simply an act of tremendous courage on my behalf to receive that gift and embrace and commit to the journey to success that Ray presented. Working with Ray has been nothing less than profound. His wisdom and guidance has illuminated a darkened pathway to manifesting my true essence of being and personal success in all facets of my life.”–Teressa Euley, Co-Owner, Granville Therapy Clinic
“I have known Ray Williams for over three years and during that time I’ve had the opportunity to both work with him and also be advised by him as a business mentor. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I find it challenging to find credible, articulate and insightful advisors in which I can honestly open up and trust that I am being properly heard and understood. When Ray speaks, I pay close attention and listen carefully. Ray is articulate and extremely insightful into matters that are not always obvious to the average person. He provides a unique perspective that I find refreshing. I believe his insights and wisdom has been gained through years of hard work, education, study, self-improvement, and dedication to his craft. Ray conducts himself with great care, professionalism, and integrity. He dedicates himself to providing tremendous value and positive results for anyone he works with. He has put in a great amount of personal energy and care into projects we have worked on together. I believe he does the same for any project or endeavor he chooses to work on. Ray takes his responsibilities and commitments seriously. I find that Ray brings in an aura of respect and credibility that is not easily found in people. During the times we have worked and spent time together, Ray is personable, gracious, and certainly has a sense of humor when occasions allow. I wish I had more opportunities to work and spend time with him.Since I have known Ray, he continues to be an authentic and prolific writer of business articles. I am continually amazed by how much he is able to write. He clearly enjoys writing and it shows in his voluminous body of work that is enjoyed by his ever-growing readership. In closing, I am proud to call Ray a friend, mentor, and past business associate. I am proud to have worked with him on past projects. Because of my personal experiences with him, I am confident that whatever project or endeavor he participates, contributes, or works on, it will be one that makes those involved proud. Given the right opportunity, I would not hesitate to work with him again.“–Matthew C. Chan,Media Publisher, Web Strategist, Real Estate Investor
“I have used Ray for both personal coaching and coaching for senior colleagues. Coaching with Ray was different than any coaching I had previously received. Ray has developed a comprehensive program that goes deep into understanding who you are, where you want to go, who you want to be and what might be getting in the way of your achieving that. He is patient yet firm, wise, consistently non-judging and ultimately caring. His coaching has helped in all areas of my life, as a senior executive, a parent, a spouse and a friend. In many ways it feel like I have a new lease on life. If you are serious about facing your challenges and want to go past reading another self-improvement book or trying the latest fad to truly understanding yourself and your purpose, I would highly recommend Ray.”—Scott Orth, VP, Training and Development Golder Associates Canada
“It’s hard to convey how much value Ray has delivered to various aspects of my life. I’ve been working with Ray for nearly 6 months and my personal and professional growth has reached levels I only dreamed of. He brought so much clarity and awareness into my life and helped me realize my potential, strengthen my challenges and has taught me priceless techniques for enhancing performance. Ray has an incredibly calming nature. He creates a space where you can be open in a completely non-judgemental environment where you feel safe to break down personal barriers and gain insight on your inner being”—Samantha Skelly, Founder, Hunger For Happiness, Inc.
“Ray has a rare gift for mixing an acute understanding of you as a person and combining that with an aptitude for business and career success principles. I personally wanted to work with Ray as an Executive Coach to help take me to the next level in business. What I experienced instead, was deep work into my mindset and psychological mastery of habits and beliefs that were holding me back as well as opportunities within me to grow. Ray’s advice and wise counsel has helped me to focus on prioritizing myself in order to serve a bigger audience and deliver to my treasured clients and that’s been hugely helpful for a greater awareness of how I can grow my business too. He has a vast array of tools he uses to ensure you get the most out of your sessions and I only wish were able to have more in person sessions (even though Skype worked great) as I know Ray also has more skills in reading energy in person and has much more to offer that I haven’t even begun to experience yet. I highly recommending investing in coaching with Ray if you truly want to experience results that will last a lifetime and transform your life.”—Natalie Sisson, Suitcase Entrepreneur, Business Design Coach and Bestselling Author
“Ray has been an unbelievable inspiration for my life. His calm demeanour and effective mix of science and spirituality are an essential part of character growth as a business person. I could not recommend anyone with a better sense of compassion and understanding for human nature. If you get the chance to listen to this man’s words, it will greatly influence the way you think and affect the way you look at the world.“–Brian Ceci, Principle, Noravera Media
“I met Ray a few years back when he provided me with mentorship that proved very valuable. Ray helped me become more self aware, focus on the outcomes and results I wanted in my business and life, and the effective thinking and emotional strategies to overcome obstacles, remain grounded with self compassion and positive thinking. It is difficult some times to trust another implicitly with your goals, aspirations and perceived weaknesses, but Ray is truly a master at what he does, he is an excellent coach of much greater depth and concern than any other I have met. I highly recommend Ray.”-–Dr. David Chalk, d.Tec, LCE, AED, Business and Technology Consultant
“Ray is generous, captivating and thought provoking. He frames a high capacity to build meaningful connections with individuals and groups. His sincere coaching approach, deprived of judgment has allowed me to grow as an individual and new entrant in the business world. His coaching sessions have enabled me to address concerns I am currently facing and uncover issues I may face in the future. He has made a lasting impression on my autobiography. His coaching philosophies will continue to interconnect with both my personal and professional life and guide me through limitations I will no longer allow myself to have. Thank you for the passion and sincerity you render to all you meet.“—Michelle Funk, BBA.
“I am so grateful to have Ray in my life. The situation which brought me to Ray’s coaching was one of tremendous turmoil – with his guidance I now realize that this part of my life was necessary in discovering my true authentic self. Through this work my confidence and value of my life has exponentially increased. These results shine through my personal life and business success each and everyday.”—Natalie Kathleen, Owner, Sienna Ray & Co.
“Thank you for everything this year. I am a loss for words as to how much my life has changed and how much I have grown. I am so grateful for your guidance and unconditional commitment.“—Karley Cunningham, Owner, BigBold Brands.
“On behalf of the team, we all really enjoyed the opportunity to benefit from your experience and believe both sessions made a profound impact on all the attendees.“—Ron Hensel, Regional Project Director, The Westin Hotels and Resorts
“Ray is a gentle and strategic person who helps others move firmly forward in their lives and careers. Ray is a person that I am proud to know and happy to call friend and partner. He is unwavering in his commitment and impeccable with his word.”~ Stephanie Frank, President, Stephanie Frank Worldwide
“Working with Ray Williams was an incredible experience. He broke me down and built me back up like a fighter, and now I can move faster and punch harder. My career has completely changed for the better. I am happier with what I’m doing and making more money. I am a better husband and a new father with Ray’s insights on how to be a great father. Finally, I am happy and fulfilled in my life for the first time.”—Michael Daingerfield, Principal, Daingervoice Productions.
“Ray has been a great mentor in my life and I have benefited so much from our relationship. He has an innate ability to read people and surprised me with so many truths about myself that were below the surface. Through our work together, my self-awareness has increased significantly and I am much clearer about my identity. Though I continue to work on becoming more conscientious, I have already received amazing positive feedback from colleagues. I look forward to continuing our relationship for many years and highly recommend him as a mentor and coach.”—Georgina Hardman, Allnorth Consultants
“Thank you Ray for reminding us how we can in very simple ways reconnect to our own hearts as a path to bring that love back to others. Your stories awaken and remind us to be what we want from the world.“–Michele Price, The Breakthrough Specialist.
“Ray is a great coach and wonderful human being,”—Steve Mitten, Owner, ACoach4U, and Past President, International Coaching Federation.
“Ray is an inspiring and effective leader–he rallies people around initiatives that matter, and brings wisdom, compassion, humor and courage to the way that he leads others. He gets a 5-star recommendation from me.”—Art Shirk, Vice President, Coaches Training Institute
“Ray’s strengths are his awareness of conscious existence and his commitment and desire in the expansion of both mind and spirit. I am not yet aware of any weaknesses he has. “~ Connor Shankey, President CEO, Visual Knowledge
“I’ve had the good fortune of working with Ray in a group setting and one-on-one over the past year. As a coach, he’s both tough and compassionate, giving guidance that is insightful but also quite practical. He quickly gets to the root of a given problem, gently pushing his clients beyond their comfort zone where the real change happens. Ray’s method, drawing from the latest research in a variety of disciplines, is unlike anything I’ve come across to date. I have no idea exactly how it works – just that it does. Working with Ray has improved my confidence both professionally and personally, and I would enthusiastically recommend him to friends, colleagues, and fellow students.”-– Krysten Ouwehand.
“Ray’s superior capacity is complemented by an exemplary synthesis of erudition, good sense, humility and professionalism. Today’s fascinating presentation confirms that you are “one in a million.“~ Louise Underdahl, Ph.D., Faculty , University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies
“I have had pleasure to interact with Ray in many capacities over the past few years. His presentation and speaking skills to diverse groups is engaging and impactful.”—Shane Gibson, President, Knowledge Brokers International
“Your involvement made the event a great success last year. There was an extremely positive response to your presentation last year and we have sincerely appreciated your continuous support.”— Allison Buchanan, Sauder School of Business
“At first glance, Ray Williams boasts a wide smile and warm personality. He’s a captivating speaker who balances charisma and confidence with grace and humility. Ray guided us on a journey filled with success and struggle, pleasure and pain. His stories were equal parts funny and tragic, and his advice was both practical and empathetic. Ray’s talk was mind-blowing and life-changing.” —Jonathan Sue, British Columbia Institute of Technology
“You have a gift for inspiring people.”—Austin Nairn, Manager, Leaders of Tomorrow, Vancouver Board of Trade
“In the past year, I’ve spoken with many skilled, experienced presenters as I researched speakers for the ICF Vancouver Chapter events. Ray Williams was that and much more. He is a confident, engaging speaker, generous with his time and resources and his presentation received the most positive feedback of the year!“––Sandi Faviell Amorim, Programs Chair, ICF Vancouver
“Thank you so much for your outstanding talk on The Science of Success. You did a brilliant job of reviewing the seven universal laws and how it applies to our lives….you have a dynamic style and handle questions with ease.”~ Donelle Clark, Vice- President, Ambassadors Club, Vancouver Board of Trade
“Your speaking and writing has been highly beneficial for me. Your mission is awesome, it’s inspiring. You’re really changing lives. Thank you for all the amazing work you do in the world.“~ Andrew Parkes, President, Success Coaching For Men
“Ray, you are awesome.”–Michelle Chiu, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
“Although I’ve attended dozens of values based programs myself, I must say that Ray’s life experience really helped me revisit my values as if it were the first time I had gone through the process. I left with a fire in my belly and a renewed energy…..”—–Bill Gibson, President, Professional Sales Academy.
“Great presence. A natural communicator, with an inspirational life”–Brent Charleton, Simon Fraser University
“Ray has changed the way I see reality.“–Nirueen Basra, BCIT Business Faculty
” I just wanted to say the amount of impact your session had on me has done wonders. My outlook is completely changed – for the better. I’ve already noticed huge improvements in almost every aspect of my life. You’re job must be so fulfilling.“–April Yau, 6S Marketing
“Great experience! Ray Williams was so captivating and engaging, yet completely non-judgmental. This workshop is a great tool for any executive looking to succeed in the fast-paced world of business.”–Sally Kann, UBC Faculty of Business
“A fantastic program, expertly presented and facilitated by Ray….’”–David Weiss, Vice President, Solutions Development and Marketing, Telus
“I have heard and been on the stage with some of the best presenters and speakers in the world, and believe that Ray Williams is one of the best.”—Jesse Dylan, President, The Good Life Company and Radio Show
“Ray Williams opened my eyes to how I’m not living and working in alignment with my values, and how to make immediate changes.”—Ulandi Teubes, Manager, Golder Associates.
“Ray is an outstanding presenter and facilitator who brings out the best in participants…”–Lynn Rainville, MacDonald Dettwiller
“Ray touched my heart.“–Cindy Cheng, University of British Columbia
“One of the best workshops I have ever attended.”—Dipreet Gill, University of British Columbia
“Your presentation on Leading from the Heart was an excellent lesson, and I don’t think it left a dry eye in the room. Several people noted your presentation as what they most liked bout attending the conference.”—Susan Hampton, ALS Society, B.C. & Yukon
“Ray Williams is an insightful coach who creates effective developmental programs for is clients. Ray provided me with a deeper understanding of myself, my strengths and weaknesses, and of my full capabilities. With a wealth of knowledge in the areas of business, leadership, psychology and brain and body science, Ray positioned me to have a new perspective on myself, my loved ones, my coworkers and people in general.”~ Tejash Chauhan, Manager, Risk & Insurance SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
“Ray is renowned as one of Canada’s best CEO coaches, and he deserves that reputation and more. He has helped me get my life’s priorities straight, know who I really am and what I want, clean up my past, build better relationships and be happier. What more could you want?”--Martin Williamson, Owner and President, Segway Communications
“Ray is an amazing individual with many talents. In working with Ray it didn’t take me long to realize what heb rings to the table in the way of personal and business acumen. Thanks for your mentoring.“–Corry Kouwenberg, Senior Consultant, Solutions Focused Coaching
“I can highly recommend Ray from my 6 months working with him as my career coach. Ray has a warm style, tremendous skill in providing both critical analysis and support for whatever issues you are working though, a nice balance of sensitivity and objectivity, and enough wisdom to fill a room. Tapping into some pretty fundamental human skills and capacities, and giving you perspective on how to move ahead, Ray is a consummate professional.”–Vince Verlaan, Principal, Golder Associates
“Ray, with his humble, charismatic and energetic personality had a great impact on me. His sensitivity and behavioral flexibility shows how much experience he has in human behavior science. I truly believe Ray has an exceptional ability to teach and guide people to become their best, because he teaches from his heart.”––Anita Babinszki, President, Gigaminds
“For Ray, coaching comes naturally. Ray combines his compassionate, intuitive and caring nature with an expansive expertise in connecting and communicating with people. A sense of calm, security and confidence in my future continue even weeks after one session.”~Lorna Alvaro, Executive, Roche Canada
“Ray is my conduit for successfully achieving my life’s purpose and goals. I can’t thank or recommend him enough.”–Wade Allen, Wade Allen Real Estate
“My life has never had as much purpose and clarity as I feel now wince having Ray Williams as my coach. Ray has shown me in his calm and professional manner, how to realize my potential in both my personal and business life. I have never been as content with ‘my lot in life’ as I am now.”~ Marjan Watt, Principal, AM Financial Services
“Ray almost effortlessly guides me to where I want to and need to go in my life, with his compassion, humor and steadfast belief in me. He is a superb coach.“~ Jim Sinclair, Aero Technologies
“I am more at peace than I have ever been, less stressed, and much calmer in my dealings with my family and others. My friends and family have all remarked as to how positively I have changed. The catalyst for these and other positive changes in my life was Ray Williams.”~ Peter Chapman, Principal/Senior Environmental Scientist, Golder Associates
“Ray has worked as a personal advisor for the past two years. During that time he has helped me really understand what leadership means and how to be a great leader. His expertise on personal growth, leadership, relationships and teamwork are unsurpassed.”–Chuck Dwyer, Vice President, HR, HSBC Bank
“Ray’s relaxed and friendly demeanor was a natural catalyst for the most engaging and fruitful team training we’ve had. The application of success principles to our training and development has been a boon for our increased sales.”~ Diana Davies, Sales Manager, CFUN Radio Station
“Ray is an instinctively tune-in business professional whose knack for understanding people and the dynamics of organizational behavior is unmatched in the business community.“–Aaron Nakama, Senior Client Manager, TEEMA Consulting Group
“Ray is an outstanding coach mentor. He helped me and my team focus on what’s important, develop ourselves personally and helped me and my team be more collaborative and productive.“–Mike Happs, Regional Manager, Cisco
“Ray possesses a great balance of professionalism and warmth and is truly committed to his vision. He is extremely generous in sharing his extensive experience, wisdom and knowledge. I would highly recommend Ray for those seeking positive and sustained change in their professional, and by extension, their personal environments.”-–Deborah Sparks, Owner and President, DJH Training Solutions
“You have provided a breath of fresh air. Outstanding.“~ Bill Murphy, Regional Manager, UPS Supply Chains
“Working with Ray can be challenging at times but in a good way because he makes you want to be direct in your approach in whatever you’re doing in life. There’s no half way or leaving anything behind.”—Daniel Bosa, Owner and President, Nova Drywall
“Working with Ray is an incredible experience. He sees what your strengths are. Then he creates a game plan that works to your strengths and provides instruction along the way to ensure you stay on your game.“–Kim Molby, Owner and President, Railway Parts, Inc.
“Ray guided a very high calibre group of women (Advisory Council members of the Board of Trade’s Women’s Leadership Circle) through a successful strategic planning session. Ray showed strong understanding of the issues and skill in facilitating a very opinionated group!”-–Evi Mustel, Mustel Group