OUR TEAM
 
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Ken King

Founder & CEO

Ken has over 10 years of experience in university sport and education, as well as private consultation and training. He has a degree in Physical and Health Education and is currently studying Performance Psychology. He is also a graduate of the prestigious and uniquely challenging altMBA by Seth Godin. He's an active high performance basketball coach, currently residing in Calgary, Canada. He is a coach educator with Canada Basketball and has coached men’s and women’s basketball at the university and elite club levels. 

 

Ken has an array of experience in training and consulting in the private sector that is included but not limited to training teachers, healthcare professionals and large corporations on how to understand and train their mind and body in order to improve their daily performance.

Ken's Teaching and Coaching Philosophy:

"Bring realness and high standards together to put the learner at the centre so that they feel genuine connection, passion, and accomplishment."

Jordi Vigna

Director of Operations

Jordi is currently completing her Business Administration and Management degree at California Baptist University and hails from Galt, California. She's previously worked with her university’s leadership program, as well as other thriving company's in various roles. Jordi brings a great perspective and knowledge level to The Boost Institute and will provide lessons and support on the business side as well as in training and leadership.

 

She loves sports, board games, learning about new things, and growing as a person and leader. She has many hobbies which include and are not limited to roundnet, soccer, volleyball, pickleball, snowboarding, dirt biking, and boating. She is a winner through and through, most recently winning the Spikeball Roundnet National Championship. 

Jordi's Teaching and Coaching Philosophy:

"Intentionally pushing others to excel with confidence in whatever they set their minds to. Together, passion and motivation have no limitations."

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Alexis Garcis

Boost Institute Director

Alexis is from New Paltz, New York. She is going into her senior year of college and was a previous college athlete. Alexis started with Boost running our Instagram account, but it quickly became clear that her knowledge and passion allowed for her to have a much more broad impact. Alexis wears many hats for Boost from assisting the marketing team on all fronts, to helping us continue to grow the training aspects of The Boost Institute for both sport and business.

 

In her downtime, Alexis is either playing or watching sports. She also loves spending my time listening to music, hanging out with friends, or hanging out with her dogs.

Andrea Avila

Marketing Manager

Originally from Columbia, Andrea brings a wealth of experience in risk management and business operations to Boost, but her education at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in marketing is why she is so well suited to build our marketing team and help us reach an entirely new level. 

We are very confident in Andrea's ability to help Boost Institute merge with Boost Tech under the Boost Innovation umbrella, and create a cohesive brand that is recognized and known in multiple industries. 

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Aanika Aery

Director of The Boost Institute India

A business and law student from Symbiosis Law School in Noida, Aanika is someone who wishes to build a business empire someday. An avid reader, a champion for legal literacy and an exchange market enthusiast, she has a knack to work with both data and facts. She has experience working with companies in the fields of arbitration, law business, and information technology. She brings a wealth of experience from externships with both Microsoft and AT&T to The Boost Institute. 

Aanika is leading the expansion of The Boost Institute to India through our business and technology development streams. She plays an integral role in the development of the company overseas. 

In her free time, Aanika enjoys reading and baking. She has even seen some success writing amateur poetry. On top of this –– many don't expect it –– she has a wealth of knowledge in flower arrangement. 

Melany Coopmans Vizithum

Behavioural Psychotherapy Partner

For over 25 years, Melany’s honed her skills as a behavioral psychotherapist, uncovering problematic patterns and creating customized solutions-focused interventions. She does this by helping people deconstruct their behaviors and dream courageously—inspiring them to take active steps toward their fullest potential.

She’s worked with founders, owners and senior leadership all over the world, including the UK, France, Thailand, the United States, Costa Rica and Austria, helping start-ups and legacy-focused companies grow toward their goals.

Melany is able to assist The Boost Institute in informing best practices around our psychology-based programming, delivering impactful content, and increasing ROI for clients looking to level up their people. 

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