Elaine Paterson, MA, CPCC, Owner,     Joy On The Move Coaching

I coach because I love witnessing people create exciting, lasting shifts in their lives!

The first time I witnessed someone being coached, I was simply amazed at the positive impact on the client in such a brief amount of time! The client shifted his issue within minutes! Not hours and hours of counselling – mere minutes!  I knew then that I had to learn more about this thing called life coaching!

Fast forward to 2016… I’ve provided over 350 hours of coaching for dozens of clients. It is the most meaningful work I do!

My clients describe me as genuine, insightful and intuitive; kind yet persistent; playful yet professional.  I am passionate about coaching people to create more ease, joy and abundance in all areas of their lives.


I started coaching in 2010 and graduated as a Certified  Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) in 2011 from the fabulous Coaches Training Institute. I was recognized as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coaches Federation  the same year.

My academic education includes credentials in Business and Adult Education, most notably an MA in Leadership and Training. I’m currently studying a second coaching program in Organization and Systems Relationship Coaching that is amplifying my skills coaching couples, partners and work groups.

In addition to running my own coaching business, I  enjoyed a dynamic career in education leadership. For my business clients, I can lean into my 25 years  of business and organizational experience in such areas as  hiring and contract negotiation; leading and developing high functioning teams; marketing; profitable fiscal management, developing client relations; and most recently, facilitating peer-coach training.

I bring unique knowledge and experience  with energy dynamics to coaching.  Between 2005 and 2008 I co-facilitated Luminocity One seminars for dozens of clients. Offered in the US, Canada and the UK , Luminocity One seminars enhanced people’s ability to make conscious choices and manifest joyful change in their lives. We taught simple yet profound ways to release fear, clear stress, attract abundance and most importantly, to forgive.

For several decades I’ve offered healing work called Attunement.  Attunement is both a way of life and a spiritual healing art that focuses on bringing body, mind and heart into harmony with Spirit. My deep reverence for energy dynamics and my training with both Luminocity One and the Emissaries BC Attunement Guild have helped me develop compassionate presence, wisdom and  intuition that I bring to every coaching conversation.

family joy on the move children playing

Pint-sized joy on the move

I live and work in beautiful Victoria, BC together with my husband (also a coach), and family. I love to play piano and hike in the woods (too bad piano’s aren’t portable).

Over 10 years ago I began working with a coach.  My joy and success amplified quickly and easily.  I came to realize that I was called to coaching as a profession so that I could share with others what has worked for me.  I really have become, Joy on the Move.

Elaine Paterson, M.A., CPCC, ACC
Professional Co-Active Coach
Victoria, BC


Comments from my clients:

“I had a phenomenal experience with Elaine as an executive coach. My business was going through a necessary transition that required I change to meet these new demands. Elaine was perceptive, sensitive, incisive, and firm; a wonderful balance of characteristics that greatly helped me to create my future. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to be supported in their success.” Eliot, M.A., Counselor and Clinic Owner

“Elaine is a superb listener and she is a very effective communicator. Her dedication, knowledge, skills, and abilities are of tremendous value. She has superb coaching skills. I would highly recommend Elaine as an extremely effective Coach.” Walt, M.A., HR Manager

“I came to most meetings without a clear sense of what I wanted to focus on, but I allowed myself to let go and trust the process. I felt complete trust in you, and open to following what got opened through your skillful facilitation. Each time, I came away with a significant learning piece and was able to follow through by taking action. I often felt you ‘holding’ me at times when I was out in the world taking action. You demonstrated solidly the belief in my capability, and allowed me to explore my own answers.” Martha, Ph.D., Instructor

“Elaine, you still are the best Life Coach I ever came across and/or worked with! I am still reaping the benefits of the coaching we did five years ago. Thank you always for being and doing from your authentic self.” Tatiana, RMT

“Elaine’s coaching expertise helped me to reframe some challenges I was facing as I struggled to complete my higher degree program. Her gentle approach, wisdom, and visualization exercises were transformational for me in reshaping my attitudes and creating a plan for action. Elaine… you are truly a gift!” Suzanne, M.B.A., Instructor

“Elaine has the experience to guide and enlighten clients on a path to their fullest potential.  She has the ability to facilitate meaningful solutions for successful outcomes. I absolutely recommend Elaine’s coaching.”  Anne, M.B.A., Instructor

“Being coached is helping develop my awareness, understanding and compassion for the grief-patterns that have been dogging me since my husband died. It’s good to be accompanied on the quest to move on by a knowledgeable guide.”  Kirsty, M.A., Writer

“You’ve been a tremendous help to me, just getting me to think about things from a different/broader, and values-based perspective. I’m more conscious now about choices I’m making and why. That is invaluable.” Sharon, M.B.A., Instructor

“Elaine is masterful both at keeping me accountable and focused on what I told her I wanted to accomplish, and on helping me see that even the tough parts of life and business can be used to achieve my goals. Three months ago when I started coaching with Elaine my personal and professional life were on shaky ground. With her kind yet persistent coaching I have started to build a strong foundation from which my goals will be achieved. Without question I highly recommend Elaine’s coaching services.” Troy, Business Owner

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