• FOCUS
    On Strengths
    Create a practice that supports your best work
  • FINE-TUNE
    Critical Thinking
    Develop your communication, self-reflection and leadership skills.
  • FLOURISH
    in practice
    Build confidence, unleash creativity,
    and transform ideas into action
YOUR BEST PRACTICE IS POSSIBLE!

Still trying to find your sweet spot at work?

Do you flip-flop between underachieving and going above and beyond?
Are you going through some growing pains in your career?
Are you feeling stagnant, bored or lost?
Does it feel like you’re on an epic journey, all by yourself?

What if ‘best practice’ didn’t involve taking another weekend course? Or staying later? Or squeezing one more patient in at the end of the day?

We help professionals to see their personal identity, strengths and goals as an integral part of their practice. Our coaching services support you in:

  • Looking at work from a personal standpoint.
  • Getting clear on your personal goals.
  • Recognizing personal development as an essential part of professionalism.
  • Accessing personalized support to help you grow and thrive at work.
  • Realizing you don’t have to suffer to be great at what you do.
  • Finding creative ways to do your best work.
  • Letting go of the idea that your practice has to look like everyone else’s to be ‘legit’.
  • Aiming for joy, purpose and power in your work.

Helping Great People Grow

We aspire to bring career satisfaction, personal achievement and joy to the process of ‘becoming a professional’. Our commitment is to provide quality coaching services and peer support for professionals who want to accelerate growth.

What is your ‘best practice’? Let us assist you in defining your vision and navigating your path to achieving it.

COACHING

Have a powerful conversation. Finesse your ideas and take inspired action with the support of a Certified Coach.

PEER SUPPORT

You’re never alone. Collaborate with contemporaries in our facilitated groups, and enjoy the benefits of ‘strength in numbers.’

CREATIVE PRACTICE

Think outside the box. Develop in building resilience, reflective practice, and lateral thinking skills with our customized coaching services.

We currently offer the following services:

Individual Coaching & Career Care

IT’S LESS ABOUT PERFECTION...MORE ABOUT PROGRESSION.

Personal Professional Program

The Personal Professional Program

  • A 12-week, client-led individual coaching experience:

  • Clarify your core beliefs, strengths and values
  • Define your professional identity
  • Create personal practice vision and goals
  • Address burnout risk factors early
  • Get past stuck points in your practice
  • Benefit from coaching after practice errors
  • Acquire a healthy mindset for professional growth and development
  • Generate momentum and get fired up!

Includes

  • 12+1 live private coaching sessions
  • Guided workbook
  • Weekly access to coach’s office hours
  • 1 year of unlimited access to online coaching portal, including resources to support reflective practice, goal setting, and accountability
  • Certificate of completion
  • On completion, receive 25% off pay-as-you-go 1:1 coaching services

  • BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL TO LEARN MORE!
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Coaching by Appointment

Coaching by Appointment

  • 60 minutes of individual coaching with Certified Coach Andrea Meade

  • Access coaching to enhance your daily performance, to successfully complete a project, or to navigate a career transition
  • Courageously navigate through practice issues including caseload concerns, ethical dilemmas, professional development, critical incidents, practice audits, board exams, business planning, and performance reviews
  • Practice and problem-solve from a position of strength!

  • BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL TO LEARN MORE!
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Group Coaching

THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.

Facilitated Professional Practice Group

Facilitated Professional Practice Group

  • Carve out quality time to problem solve with peers in a supportive environment.

  • Clarify your core beliefs, strengths and values
  • Define your professional identity
  • Create personal practice vision and goals
  • Address burnout risk factors early
  • Get past stuck points in your practice
  • Benefit from coaching after practice errors
  • Acquire a healthy mindset for professional growth and development
  • Generate momentum and get fired up!

  • BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL TO LEARN MORE!
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About Andrea Meade

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
~Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes all you need is that one trusted person who will:

hear you out,
let you think,
light a fire,
listen,
cheer you on while you dig deep,
help you figure it out,
be there when you break new ground,
find a way to make it work,
pump you up,
challenge you,
be a witness to your genius
honor your efforts,
watch you grow,
light your way, and
bring it all into focus.

Andrea M.

Andrea Meade

Certified Coach

Andrea is the founder and Coaching Lead at PracticeGap. As an ICF-Certified Coach, she has been supporting individual practitioners and small groups since 2016. Clients describe her as warm, insightful, and non-judgmental.

Andrea has been in clinical practice as a Toronto-based Registered Physiotherapist since 2002. Her coaching practice draws on her past experience as a Clinical Lead, Clinical Instructor, Mentor and Independent Practitioner in a wide variety of practice settings.

When she’s not coaching, writing or facilitating, Andrea can be found providing outstanding physiotherapy service to her pelvic health clients...or just chilling with the fam’.

Experiences:

  • Clinical Lead

    VHA Rehab Solutions

  • Clinical Instructor

    University of Toronto

  • Examiner

    Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators

  • Senior Resident Advisor

    University of Victoria

  • Member:

    International Coach Federation

  • Member

    College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

Certifications & Diplomas:

  • Bachelor of Science

    Physical Therapy (University of Toronto)

  • Bachelor of Science

    Kinesiology (University of Victoria)

  • Certificate

    in Organizational Coaching (University of British Columbia)

  • Certificate

    of Achievement in Pelvic Physiotherapy (American Physical Therapy Association

  • Certificate

    Associate Certified Coach (International Coach Federation)

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  • Contact:

    Email: andrea@practicegap.com

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Why PracticeGap?

We exist because of the great work you do, and also because:

Because independent practice isn’t meant to be a solitary endeavour. Trusted peers, mentors, leaders and friends all have an important role to play in your professional life. Goal-directed coaching with PracticeGap can help you get even closer to where you want to be - and faster than if you were going it alone.

Because the learning curve for professionals in practice is huge, sometimes steep, and - let’s be honest - a little bit scary. While there is no way to know it all, at PracticeGap we strongly believe you have the potential to get to ‘good’, ‘even better’, and well on your way to ‘best’.

Because the demands of clinical practice are real. Compressed schedules, client complexity, large caseloads, interpersonal dynamics, and inadequate support for best practice are some of the many real-world factors. The more frazzled you are, the more you have to gain with PracticeGap.

Because practice support that is individualized, unbiased and completely confidential makes sense. Working on your professional practice is personal. With your licensing body, professional association, and boss there can be competing priorities. At PracticeGap, there is no other agenda - we exist solely to help you access your greatest potential as a practitioner.

Because being great in practice is so much more than hands-on technical skills. There is an ‘art’ to best practice, which traditionally has included ‘soft skills’ such as communication, teamwork, and time management. We now also know that practice is enhanced when we have higher levels of emotional intelligence, resilience, and critical thinking skills. PracticeGap is committed to supporting professional growth in these areas.

Client Testimonials

Andrea’s coaching was instrumental in helping me with an unexpected transition to solo practice. Her warmth and kindness created a safe space for me to work through my personal and professional goals. With her guidance, I was able to quickly gain confidence in who I am as a practitioner, and what I have to offer my clients. I am so grateful to have had her support in creating a practice that gives me the freedom to practice in a way that is aligned with my values. Highly recommend!

- Kristin Bignell, Registered Physiotherapist, Neurofunctional Acupuncture and Sports Performance Practitioner (East Mill Physio)

I came to working with Andrea at a pivotal point in my career. I was overwhelmed, stressed and my health was suffering. I couldn’t get clear on what was going so wrong. I felt lost. I was an achiever and a do’er but I couldn’t see the answers. Then, I began working with Andrea and things started to shift in my career and life. She helped me reflect on the gaps in my values and the position I was in my career. I finally started to see the disconnect. Every call with Andrea was grounding and reminded me of where I really wanted to go in my life and career. Her gentle insights and guidance helped me stay grounded in who I was through the challenging changes I needed to make. She was the catalyst that helped me launch into business and start the next journey in my career. If you aspire to have clarity around your career or practice, I recommend you reach out to Andrea!

- Stacey Carswell, Integrative Performance Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified JOGA Coach and Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist

Andrea is a skilled listener. Her guidance is well thought out and well reasoned. Her coaching sessions have helped move my professional practice forward in a way that is right for me.

- Samantha Joubert, Registered Physiotherapist and Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. Ontario, Canada

Through coaching with Andrea, I've been able to process my thoughts, gain clarity on my vision, and take bolder steps as a leader. She is unfailingly kind and generous. I'm grateful for her support as I take my nonprofit to the next level!

- Angelica Hairston, Harpist and Executive Director at Challenge The Stats. (nonprofit Organization)

I am so happy that I had the opportunity to be coached by Andrea. As a new Physiotherapist working as the solo practitioner in a busy clinic, I was a lot of times lost and uncertain of myself. Andrea was very supportive during our coaching sessions and she asked thoughtful questions that provoked self-analysis. She instilled confidence in me and helped me find ways to also instil confidence in myself. I would highly recommend Andrea as a coach!

- A.M. Registered Physiotherapist, Ontario, Canada

Andrea is an incredibly genuine, insightful person. Any opportunity I’ve had to speak with Andrea has helped me to feel more insightful about my own emotions, motivations, relationships and life goals. She has a way of allowing me to feel heard on so many levels, and she asks important questions that are consistently thoughtful and thought provoking.

Andrea’s approach to setting realistic goals supported me through a particularly tough stage. Her ongoing support has offered immeasurable benefit to my life. Sharing anything with Andrea – big or small – is a safe place. She will hold your thoughts with the sincerest care and integrity and without judgement.

- H.A. Occupational Therapist, Ontario, Canada

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