garret-life-coachMy decision to launch Shift Forward was inspired by a life filled with unforgettable experiences and lessons learned the hard way.

Growing up, my strong work ethic was paired with a fixed mindset. Though steadfast in my commitment to processes and projects, over time I discovered that my mindset was not serving me the way I’d intended. In fact, I’d missed out on many of life’s opportunities by rejecting possibility and change.

Through this realization and the ensuing journey I’ve been able to maintain that work ethic and complement it with a family, a career, and a lifestyle that I love.

As your coach, I will work with you or your team to seize the opportunities in front of you now and those that await you.

I approach each session with:



With more than 25 combined years of experience in massage therapy, acupuncture, and yoga and over 25,000 treatments administered to date, I understand that health is valuable and its protection is vital. Over my career I have invested significant time and energy into learning more about the relationship between our bodies, minds, and spirits.

In addition to my commitment to help individuals and businesses enhance and accelerate, my educational background in neuroscience allows me to take coaching one step further by providing applied, practical information about how complex mental processes can develop into undesirable patterns. I believe that cultivating a deeper understanding of the functions of the brain’s many parts and systems allows us to design actionable strategies that lead to positive, sustainable change.

Shift Forward is designed to open you up to where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there.

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    • ACC Certified ICF Professional Coach
    • EXPEDITION Certified Coach
    • McMaster University – Acupuncture (2010)
    • acc_webWestern College of Remedial Massage Therapy (2001)
    • Certified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher
    • EXPEDITION Certified Facilitator


  • Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 Certified



  • Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan (President)
  • Provincial Medical Acupuncture Association
  • Sports Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan
  • Canadian Sports Massage Therapist Association


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Insightful, trusted and valued are the words that come to mind when I describe Garret’s coaching influence. Garret has a proven calm and patient ability to shift my thinking forward, even when I thought I had exhausted all options. I look forward to my Coaching sessions to connect with Garret’s perception and ideas both personally and professionally. He has a unique talent for asking the right questions, holding me capable and ensuring I have the tools to continue my momentum. I feel inspired and have regained the clarity I was seeking to help me focus on the most important aspects of my life.

- Rachel Mielke, CEO of Hillberg and Berk

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