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About Begum Verjee & Associates Inc.

Dr. Begum Verjee, founding director for Begum Verjee & Associates, is a trauma-informed mental fitness coach trained in Adlerian and Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Neuroscience.

About Dr. Begum Verjee

Begum Verjee Adlerian Coach

Background and Training

I am an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), trained from the Faculty of Coaching at the Adler Graduate Professional School (ADLER), Toronto. I am the Provost and a faculty member at ADLER, and on faculty with the International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools & Institutes (ICASSI). I am a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF),  the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and a member of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching (GSAEC). I also sit on the Council of Ambassadors with the ICF Foundation.


  • Mindfulness Self-Compassion, smartEducation Certificate
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, smartEducation Certificate
  • Positive Intelligence program; Mental fitness (PQ)
  • Living Systems Approach to Team Coaching – Posi-TRAK Coaching
  • Conscious EFT: National Emotional Freedom Techniques Training Institute
  • Mindfulness Everyday, smartEducation Certificate
  • Mindfulness training for Emotional Resilience
  • Adlerian Psychology: International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools & Institutes
  • The Foundations of Well-being program; growing the good in your brain and your life
  • BEabove, Advanced Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching
  • Certified Facilitator, Mindfulness without Borders
  • Faculty of Coaching, Adler Graduate Professional School
      • Coaching Core Competencies
      • Artful Coaching
      • Coaching in the context of Work
      • Foundations of Coaching
  • Affiliate post-doctorate, Social Aetiology of Mental Health (SAMI), CAMH
  • Doctorate in Education, Educational Leadership & Policy, UBC
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Training (EMDR)
  • Master’s in Education, Counselling Psychology, UBC

We can either meet in person (if you are local to Toronto), or via zoom/skype. During this initial meeting, we will explore my orientation to coaching so that you can determine whether we will be a good fit working together. If you decide to work with me, you will have the option of choosing individual sessions or coaching packages. I look forward to hearing from you.