Coaches in Resonance

Coaches in Resonance is a new experimental offering at The Stoa. Three active facilitators at The Stoa will be offering their gifts, in one-on-one sessions.


These coaching sessions will be based in the spirit of the gift economy. After your session, you can provide the coach with a monetary gift via PayPal. If this practice were situated in the market economy, the rates would fall in the $100-200 range. The coaches are happy to accept gifts falling out of either side of this range. 


This will be a one month experiment, for the month of February. Each session is one hour.

A.J. Bond. The Shame Educator. About 5 years ago, I had a shame breakthrough that changed my life to such a profound and pleasant degree that I can’t help but try to share it with you and everyone else. To that end, I recently completed my certification as a Shame Healing Practitioner from the Center for Healing Shame in Berkeley. In my private sessions, I create a safe space for clients to share and explore their own shame while providing the larger framework of “Shame Ed”—revealing how shame operates and how to handle it in the most liberating ways. As much as possible, I endeavour to flatten the hierarchy of traditional coaching relationships through my own empathy and sharing. The intention is for you to leave each session feeling seen, equal, and empowered, with new tools and inspiration to manage your shame in a way that adds to your well-being and balances your autonomy and your sense of belonging. Book A.J. here.

Peter Limberg. The Daemon Whisperer. In our sessions, be ready to be seen. For our time together, I will be of service to what is best for you, which is something I do not know, but will be earnest in co-discovering. I will lean on a mix of philosophical counselling, tools from various coaching and therapeutic modalities, along with the cool discernment of Stoicism. I am happy to discuss whatever is most “alive” for you, which is usually the thing where life is. A specialty of mine is interpersonal dynamics.  As a former trainer at Dale Carnegie Training, and an Instructor at the University of Toronto’s Hart House, I have taught many people how to fully show up in relationships and various social settings, with confidence and self-ownership. Book Peter here.

Tyson Wagner. The Flow Guide. As an introvert without any musical competence or the confidence to express myself, I used to wish intensely that I could make music and jazz with others. Freestyle gave me a way to cultivate a voice, access flow, jam with friends, and experience a deep trust in myself. Through this practice, you will experience self-acceptance through self-expression, get comfortable with making mistakes, build self-trust in the face of uncertainty, and become more confident with improvisation and extemporaneous speech. You will also develop your voice, deepen your relationship with musicality and rhythm and learn to wield freestyle as a tool for connecting with others. Book Tyson here.

A.J. Bond

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The Shame Educator. Shame Ed is the new Sex Ed. Full bio below. Book A.J. here.

Peter Limberg

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The Daemon Whisperer. Listen to what is most alive to come alive. Full bio below. Book Peter here. Peter will not be coaching for the month of March.

Tyson Wagner

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The Flow Guide. Flow with the unknown. Full bio below. Book Tyson here.