"we are bound by the common thread of simply Being Human." - P. Gatensby

Orest Zwozdesky, Indigepreneur – Integration Coach, Workshop Leader, Writer, Keynote Speaker & Consultant

Orest is a Metis person who was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. His mother’s family comes from Green Lake, Saskatchewan, where he spent time during summer holidays and long weekends roaming through the lush forests for adventure and fishing on the nearby lakes with family members.

Orest feels called to work within the Indigenous community to help people level up their standards of what’s possible for their lives, their families, communities, nations and as part of the global community.  He has spent the last 28 years working closely within the Indigenous community throughout Western Canada. To date, he has touched the lives of thousands of Indigenous and non-Indigenous People through reconciliation talks, personal development workshops, coach training for Indigenous organizations’ and 1:1 coaching with leaders, change makers and influencers.

Orest has committed himself to helping individuals, teams and organizations find creative ways to address challenges within their inter-personal communications and relationship dynamics at work, home and in the larger community. He is skilled in the Art & Science of the Visioning process and the accompanying collaboration required to implement the strategies necessary to birth a Vision into Being. Orest believes the circumstances we experience in our outer worlds are a direct reflection of the stories we hold within ourselves individually and collectively. By holding space for people to authentically align and shift their mindsets from a deficit focus to the identification and emphasis of what they truly want we can begin to allow our lives to unfold in transformative ways. He sees this work as an essential key for unlocking the wisdom of the Heart and Spirit of community.  Orest is committed to doing his part to make the world a better place for all of Earth’s inhabitants.

Whether Orest is speaking at a conference, conducting a workshop or retreat, Coaching or consulting on a project you can bet he is looking for ways to more deeply connect with people to open up space to allow ideas, inspiration and elements of emerging stories wanting to be born from the organic flow of life.

Orest is inspired by the Vision of Edmonton being recognized as the Indigenous business capital of Canada.  During these transformational times of Economic Reconciliation and Social Justice for Indigenous People we must endeavour to stay attuned and vigilant to the underlying values, needs and outcomes of our actions on behalf of the collective.


Core Alignment Coaching Program – Certified Coach
International Coaches Federation – Associate Certified Coach
NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner  – Certified through the Society of NLP Practitioners
Ericksonian Based Hypnotherapy – LIve with Power NLP

Education and Certificate Training

Certified Practitioner and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Live with Power NLP, Calgary, AB
Leading by Design (Social Innovation & Design Thinking Facilitation) – The Banff CentreBanff, AB
Dynamic Facilitation (Complex Issues Discussion – Facilitation) – via Diapraxis; Dynamic Facilitation Associate, Ottawa, Ont.
Project Management Overview – Mt Royal University, Calgary, AB
Core Alignment Coaching – Demers Group via The Banff Center, Banff, AB
Effective Time Management – Mt. Royal College, Calgary, AB
The Art & Science of Coaching – Erickson College, Vancouver BC
Dale Carnegie Training – John Fisher & Associates, Calgary AB
Adult Basic Education Certificate – Mt. Royal College, Calgary, AB
Conflict Resolution (35 hours course work), Justice Institute of BC – via Yukon College
Peacemakers Circle Keeper Training – Southern Lakes Justice Committee, Carcross, YT