Our workshops help managers who lead with compassion find unique and creative ways to guide their teams through fear and uncertainty.

Deborah Nichol

Deborah Nichol

Deborah Nichol is the Happiness Designer at Shaman in Heels. The company designs and facilitates ‘How compassionate leaders manage teams through tough times, with a twist, The Happiness Way.

The workshops help managers who lead with compassion find unique and creative ways to guide their teams through fear and uncertainty.

For the past 25 years, Deborah has integrated "Mindfulness Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy" into her workshops to help entrepreneurs and business leaders overcome challenges with communication, reduce stressors, and manage uncertainty.

Find out more about Shaman In Heel's Happiness Designer, she's our founder.

Dr Irene Estay

Dr Irene Estay

Registered Psychologist

Dr. Estay worked in the field of Rehabilitation Psychology for 32 years. She managed Professional Resources for Calgary Community Board; she is an Adjunct Professor for the Applied Psychology Department and Campus Alberta at the University of Calgary.

She has taught at Phoenix University, Mount Royal College and Meritus University. She has done extensive studies in the areas of Self-Esteem, Peak Performance and Psychology of Achievement. She has trained in these topics for several years with Jack Canfield well know writer, author from the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series.

In 1995 she created the organization Openings, which provided learning opportunities for women in the areas of self-esteem and life accomplishments. In 2008 the program became part of Calgary Family Services and was run in conjunction with CARE Society.

Dr Estay is also an author, in her book : Here I am Lessons Learned, The principles that she teaches in her seminars allowed her to redirect her journey to find an overall sense of joy and wellness.

Mo Aladin

Mo Aladin

Mo is committed to assisting and teaching organizations that seek another perspective during times of change. He has enjoyed working with restaurateurs, new ventures and businesses who have a strong sense of purpose and want to turn their enterprise into a franchisee model. He helps connect their system and their vision to make them profitable.

Mo is a well sought out keynote speaker as well as leading seminars on a variety of topics including but not limited, Building the Right Organizational Culture, Guest Satisfaction in a Changing Workforce, How to Develop Yourself and Teams by Identifying, Hiring and Developing Great People and Operational HR (Turning it from a Cost Centre to an enabler of Profit)

Mo can bring the best ideas forward and show you how you can change yourself first, then others in an ever uncertain environment.

Happiness Coach

Happiness Designer

Happiness Blueprint

I struggled with depression and chronic body pain that could not be answered for. After years of conventional therapy I was referred to Deborah to try a holistic approach. Within 2 sessions I had unburdened 34 years of trauma. -Cristina C.