Supporting healthy working relationships and conflict competence one conversation at a time.
It was a pleasure working with Trace as a Psychological Safety Advisor on our Respectful Workplace team at Island Health. Trace's compassion, empathy and care were evident everyday in his interactions with those reaching out to the team, both with leaders and front line staff. Trace has an ability to see the bigger picture and how psychological safety affects every aspect of our working lives; he also brings strategic thinking and creative solutions to support wellness for all. His facilitation and strong communication skills were also excellent attributes that he brought to our team. While I was sorry to see Trace leave our team, I know that his knowledge and experience will continue to support health care delivery in our province. Supporting the teams that provide front line care is important and Trace brings energy and wisdom to this work. I look forward to crossing paths with Trace in future.
You're never too old. It's never too late. Nothing is too good to be true. Align with your true nature and thrive. Award-winning humanitarian, poet & speaker. Author of books that will change your life!
A year has passed since I started working with Trace in the Transformational Presence Company Development program, and I hardly recognize myself from that first session - although Trace saw the all of me from that first day. During that time he has supported me in acknowledging my life experiences - the tough ones - as contributions to not only my expertise and my work in the world, but as integral parts of my life purpose. That in itself is transformational. He has helped me experience success by bringing forth the unique wisdom within me, helping me use business and entrepreneurial "know how" as supportive structures rather than dictates, and constantly reminded me of the potential that is already there rather than having to figure anything out. When I spoke for TEDx he was instrumental in leading me to the words that needed to be spoken by me and heard by my audience. Along our journey together he remained a steadfast support, a humble and wise man, and someone I can trust no matter what. Trace has the unique ability to be gentle and compassionate as well as assertive and firm all at the same time. I am immensely grateful for the value and commitment that Trace has brought into my life, and my work in the world. Working with Trace, and the community, has felt like coming home—Trace is amazing.
Executive & leadership coach | Team facilitator | Author
"It is an absolute pleasure and breath of fresh air to work with Trace. He is a combination of high energy, proactive business entrepreneur and deeply aware, conscious leadership coach. He possesses the ability to gently and firmly invite me, and others he works with, out of our comfort zones and into new areas of discovery, expansion and growth. In our work together, we have fun and I feel energised, challenged and fully supported to explore, experiment and stretch myself and my work."
I have been working with Trace for several years now and met him in person in the United States and in The Netherlands. What I really admire are his deep listening skills. Not only does Trace notice what I say but also what is underneath , what really wants to unfold. Always open to what is, always a keen eye on the possibilities and very willing to share his wisdom and experience. Furthermore Trace is a gifted business developer who is open to all technical means. This in combination with his deep awareness and powerful energy makes Trace a unique professional who takes you to the next level by nature all the time. Therefore I recommand Trace fully.
Support, Challenge, Potential. These are the first three words that come to me when I think about Trace Hobson as a coach, leader, mentor, and working partner. Trace is an incredible support for those who choose to work with him. He also challenges them to step into the best of who they are and live into their greatest potential—as leaders, as coaches, as people who want to make a difference, as human beings.
Facilitator Coach Leadership and Talent Development
Trace creates a safe space for people to explore their experiences, both individually and as a team. He shows up grounded and prepared, leading the group skillfully, with ease and kindness. The experience was transformative. I’d highly recommend Trace to anyone wanting to transform their team and foster safety and connection. He is a professional and change maker.
Trace has a spectacular ability to coach staff and help them develop tools to survive in the stressful realm of healthcare. He invites ownership and insight into individual challenges that benefits large teams and groups.
Trace is my company development coach for a year now. We are on an inspiring journey in which he walks along with a lot of humor and involvement. As a Transformational Presence Coach again and again he brings me to the wisdom of my own intuition and confidence in the emerging future, that what wants to happen. Self always inquisitive, open and alert, Trace is a professional in leadership development, letting life show itself and in a practical, action-oriented approach to company development.
Faculteits- en Duurzaamheidscoördinator bij de faculteit EWI - TU Delft | Verbinden | Veranderen | Organiseren | Realiseren |
Trace has the ability to translate the Transformational Presence Leadership approach to the reality of working in teams and organizations. He combines his holistic intelligence with tons of experience from working in business environments. Next, to that, the virtual course that Trace created provides a source of inspiration, information, and support for people who want to apply conscious leadership in their business or to support this approach as a coach or consultant. Meeting the people I work with where they are is very important to me. The practical, experience-based approach Trace offers, helps me in doing just that. Dianne Elsinga, Trainer and Coach at Agile Cockpit (India)
Trace has the ability to take a business from inception through to profitability all the while putting in systems to allow scale. He does so by creating a dynamic work environment where his employees are empowered and embrace the constant changes of a growing business. More importantly, his success comes with an unwavering commitment to ethical conduct.
Enterprise Transformation Coach / (Agile / DevSecOps) - Principal Consultant at Infosys
It goes without saying that Trace is a seasoned executive coach/mentor. But the most fascinating aspect of his session was that he made us self-realize the outcomes (how to become system transformers by listening to our inner selves) of his session. As we self-realized rather than being told on how to become so, we were able to practice it at work with ease. Thank you, Trace!
Group Head of Commercial | Marketing | Commodity Sales & Trading | Angel Investor
Trace was my coach for close to a year and I truly enjoyed working with him. He has an amazing ability to tune in to the individual, provides insights to deeper levels of what is present at that moment and touches on the purpose of life and work. He has a wealth of business and trading experience which meant he could easily relate to my business and background without any judgement. He has inspired me with his examples of life and career choices.
Organisatieadviseur en coach. Ontwikkelingsgericht- en Transformational Presence coaching.
“Welcome to the evolution of your leadership!” As a business coach and organizational consultant my work within organizations seems to evolve more and more around personal leadership. I am invited to help business leaders understand how to navigate their businesses through an increasingly complex and volatile world. In this work I have come to recognize and understand that looking at these questions from a transformational presence perspective opens a whole realm of what becomes possible for these organizations, their clients and their employees. I have come to realize that cultivating awareness to potential and expanding the capacity to hold the space for transformation in a complex world, are two essential elements of leadership 4.0. Trace has helped me to grow my leadership through a personal coaching programme. Working with Trace is working indepth, going right to the core of what matters. He really gets to the essence of what transformative means not only intellectual but experiential. I am glad to say that I am enrolled in the online “Transformational Presence Leadership 4.0” course. Every time I log in to the course I feel like I am opening a ‘treasure trove’ of knowledge, experiential exercises, and background information. The material is offered through very clear video’s which are supported by blog’s, research findings and exercises. The choice between watching a video and/ or reading background information helps me to process the information on an intellectual level. The exercises help me process on an experiential level. I have yet to finish the course, but I can already see that this material has many layers. Something to return to often, I am sure that each time I revisit it will have something new to offer. Thank you, Trace Hobson, from Iconnectexpansion for putting together this course! Gwen van Valkengoed Zomercoaching
Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; it's choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them. - Brené Brown
A different perspective, a view from the other side of the issue, compassion and wholeheartedness; Trace would bring these considerations to every conversation and work them into any solutions he devised and implemented. Trace is a strong practitioner and advocate of the principles that underpin Psychological Safety and Respect in the Workplace. In addition, his project management expertise and his ability to build trust and build coalitions to achieve results were quickly evident. I enjoyed working with, learning from and supporting Trace in his work while he was on my team.
Optimizing leadership performance and results | Executive Coach | Emotional Intelligence | Engagement & Resilience | Leadership Development | Team Coaching | Multi-Rater Assessment | Career & Retirement Transition
Trace was my coach for the last year as a part of a Transformational Presence Company Development Program. His deep listening and ability to pick up on even the most subtle of comments that led to deep insight and awareness was amazing. As a student of Transformational Presence Coaching myself, I found it incredibly valuable to be coached, using this approach of intuitive discovery and exploration, and to feel the power of this process for myself. It has allowed me to be increasingly intentional about incorporating the methodology into my own coaching and facilitation of workshops. Trace helped me to gain greater clarity on my purpose in the world and turn that into actionable steps that will support me in the continued growth of my business. I would highly recommend Trace.
Founder of FERJA, Transformational Coaching & Development
Trace is an inspiring and very compentent transformational presence leader and coach who is able to connect inner and outer worlds so that expansion can happen individually, in teams and in organizations. Through working with Trace I discovered new and exciting aspects of myself with regard to my work in the world. The mentoring and training I received from Trace through the Company Development Program helped me to unfold the potential that was hidden inside of me. This process not only transformed my life, but also impacts the lives of the people I work with. Together we are making the world a better place! Caroline Veerman, manager at Koninklijke Kentalis
Positively impacting the 'hearts' of people, businesses and organisations to create unprecedented results is my passion
Being in Trace’s workshop was like going on an enigmatic multi-dimensional journey, exploring intricately woven layers of unknown and unsettled spaces, that when resolved brought about a powerful sense of being and feeling ‘whole and complete’. It was unlike anything that I have been through before. Trace’s workshop is a fundamental step towards one’s understanding of the word systemic. The power of this workshop is unbelievable. The speed at which deep systemic shifts, synergy and alignment get generated are hard to fathom without experiencing the impact of his processes first hand. I left the workshop with a bunch of techniques, processes and a genuine understanding of what generative listening and transformational presence really mean. Not, as concepts, but as deep seated experiences that one can always tap into.
Sander van Eekelen, Psychologist and Leadership Coach, Holland
To be coached by Trace Hobson is a real treat. An exceptionally skillful coach Trace helps you create extraordinary results both personally and professionally. His presence is warm, direct and transparent. He provides a safe space to explore and gather new information. He offers a beautiful balance between leading and following, which allows for transformation to happen and, at the same time, getting practical insights into the next steps forward. If you are looking for transformational leadership in action, Trace is the one to turn to!