About the Author
What is it to love your work and life? Eileen Chadnick has always lived in this question and is passionate about inspiring positivity and well-being in the lives of others.
Eileen Chadnick, PCC, ACPC, ABC, is principal of Big Cheese Coaching, which she established in 2003. A certified coach, she is a champion for personal, professional, and organizational well-being. Eileen brings a multidisciplined focus to her work, drawing from diverse fields, including emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and neuroscience, to help leaders more powerfully navigate the opportunities, goals, and challenges within their work and life and create more-meaningful experiences for themselves and others.
Eileen is a recipient of an International Coach Federation Prism Award, which recognizes excellence in leadership and performance coaching. Eileen is a contributing writer with Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, regularly featured as an “Ask a Coach” expert. She is also a frequent contributor to a variety of media on issues related to careers, leadership, and well-being.
Eileen completed certification at the school of Adler International and earned her PCC credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She holds a bachelor of education from McGill University, with a major in fitness. Earlier in her career, she taught fitness and wellness for eight years.
In addition to her work with Big Cheese Coaching, Eileen successfully operated her own public relations and communications consulting business for fifteen years. Prior, Eileen worked at leading public relations agencies (Hill and Knowlton, and Environics Communications), a Canadian bank, and a financial services payments association. Over the years, she has served a wide roster of top-tier clients in financial services, business and consumer products, education, and other sectors.
Outside of her work, Eileen loves to cook, eat well, go to movies and the theatre, and read good books. She plays golf irregularly (with no apologies), hikes, runs (which she has done for more than thirty years), and works out at the gym. She speaks “cat” in at least two languages, loves animals, and is blessed with an abundance of people who matter to her. Her VIA signature strengths include gratitude, creativity, curiosity, love of learning, social intelligence, and honesty (really, it’s true).