The Team

Caird Urquhart, BA, CPCC, PCC Coach, Author, Speaker

Caird Urquhart, President, Newroad Coaching Inc.Caird is the founder and president of Newroad Coaching. She runs her business and her life as an optimist and opportunist and is known for her ability to inspire and motivate people.

Caird is no stranger to the health and wellness arena. For three generations she and her family have owned and operated the world-renowned Shouldice Hospital in Toronto-an institution known for its innovative and high quality health care since 1945. Caird served as Vice-President and a Director of the company until 2016.

Prior to becoming a coach, Caird spent 18 years in the film and television industry as an actor, casting director and producer. During the span of her career she has worked with many of the industries’ finest entertainers and producers. From her years with Alliance Atlantis to her more recent projects with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Caird has held significant positions on television and film productions valued in the millions of dollars.

As a coach, Caird uses her production savvy and “anything is possible” philosophy to encourage her clients and audiences to look beyond their perceived reality to the “big picture” possibilities of their lives. Her clients learn quickly how to broaden their perspectives and inevitably their accomplishments.

Caird is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute of Los Angeles and is an accredited member of the International Coaches Federation. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wilfred Laurier University where she majored in Psychology and Physical Education.

Among other organizations Caird is a member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, Women in Film and Television, The Empire Club of Canada and Company of Women.

Note from the Founder

In the film and television business, where I spent 18 years, I learned quickly that anything is possible. If we needed it to rain on a sunny day it would. If we wanted to race Indy cars down major city streets, we would. The perspective that, “it can’t be done” wasn’t and isn’t an acceptable one in show business. Newroad’s philosophy is built on this principle.

Too often we don’t accomplish what we want to because we don’t believe we can. When will you give yourself permission to have the life of which you dream? I became a coach with the hope that I could instill in others the true magic of the entertainment business, the ability to make dreams become reality.

I invite you to continue to browse our website at your leisure and learn more about what being a Newroad Coaching client can mean to you.

Caird Urquhart

C. Michele Gare, Executive Assistant/Operations Manager

may 2015 cu sonyHaving joined Newroad in 2010, Michele’s extensive experience in event planning, marketing, and production management has provided the company with countless tools for expansion.  She manages Newroad’s website and blog as well as carrying out administrative duties for the company.

With a B.A.A. from Ryerson University in Radio and Television, Michele has worked throughout North America for such organizations as YTV Canada, Mariposa Communications, CTV, BizNet and TSN.  Her roles as a Production Manager and Associate Producer encompassed team management, marketing and directing on a variety of projects.

“Newroad’s variety of coaching and media ventures makes my position challenging, interesting and extremely rewarding. My past management of numerous live events, television productions and marketing campaigns brings organizational experience to Newroad that allows the companies’ founder the ability to explore new business opportunities.”

Jan Taylor, Bookkeeper

Jan Taylor has been working with Newroad Coaching since 2008. She is responsible for bookkeeping and invoicing services. Jan is a vital and trusted part of the Newroad team and is in direct contact with our clients.

Prior to opening her own business, nine years ago, she held accounting positions at Radisson Hotels, Prince & Associates and Shoppers Drug Mart head office.

Personally and professionally Jan reflects the values of Newroad. She is direct, integral, honest and most importantly, passionate about what she does.

Jan lives just north of Toronto with her husband and three children.

“The most rewarding part of my work is allowing business owners to focus on what they love to do, while I keep track of the finances.”

Graham Wood – IT Consultant

Graham has cleared Newroad’s technological and website path since the company’s inception. His involvement in system needs assessments, computer networking, troubleshooting and training is a critical component to the success of the business. He is Newroad’s IT engine.

With an honours degree in Electronic Engineering and a journalism background, Graham has worked for several leading international technology publishing organizations. He has launched three companies in multimedia, website design and tech support serving small to medium-sized businesses.

“Drawing on my strong communications skills and love of technology I provide Newroad with “9th floor IT support” that allows the company to focus on growth, rather than tackling technology woes.”