Meet Eileen

Welcome! I’m Eileen Chadnick, principal of Big Cheese Coaching.  I founded Big Cheese Coaching in 2003 to inspire greater personal, professional and organizational wellbeing.  What is it to love your work and your life? To excel, flourish and….

What I Do

Career Coaching, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching; Workshops & Webinars; Assessments; Expertise in Emotional Intelligence, Conversational Intelligence, Positivity, Communications, Leadership – and more.

Eileen’s Book

What would it be like to experience more ease in your work and life? Check out Eileen’s book: Ease offering “ease-y” tips and strategies to manage overwhelm in times of “crazy busy”. Easy but backed by neuroscience and more.

Latest Blog Posts

My Word and Mantra for 2023: Right Now.

My Word and Mantra for 2023: Right Now.

Did you come up with your word (or mantra) yet for 2023? I have to confess, as I approached the halfway mark of January in this brand new year, I still hadn't yet found my word. Ironic eh? Afterall, I'm the one who has been publishing (for 11 years) an annual list of...

12 Reflection Questions to Complete 2022 and Get Ready for 2023

12 Reflection Questions to Complete 2022 and Get Ready for 2023

T'is the season to reflect! Ready to dive into this year's "12 Reflection Questions" to complete your year and get ready for the year ahead? The Globe and Mail has previously published a version of this article (click here)  And now you can also scroll down and get...

Leaders – It’s the Tiny Moves That Can Make the Big Difference

Leaders – It’s the Tiny Moves That Can Make the Big Difference

This article was initially published in my Globe and Mail Column. See my latest Globe columns here. Many managers are caught between a rock and a hard place in the “return-to-work” challenge, pressured to bring people back but still facing resistance from those who...

Blindsided and Let Go? Full Globe and Mail Article Now Posted Here

Blindsided and Let Go? Full Globe and Mail Article Now Posted Here

This article was first published in my column in the Globe and Mail where I offered some tips on what to do if you get blindsided in a senior leadership role and let go (aka, per the Lisa Laflamme situation). And this article also happened to be cited as one of the...

Blindsided like Lisa LaFlamme? How to Move Forward…

Blindsided like Lisa LaFlamme? How to Move Forward…

Like many Canadians, I was shocked and dismayed when I heard that Lisa Laflamme was unceremoniously let go from her role as CTV’s national news anchor. Not only was I struck by how poorly the communication appeared to be handled, I also wondered, from a leadership...

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