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Business Coaching & Counseling

Whatever challenge you are facing in your business, whether you are starting up or expanding, NABI’s experienced and competent business coaches can provide you with the advice and direction you need. 

The best solution is found through one-on-one, face-to-face interactions with someone who has been where you are and can help you get to where you want to be. Our coaches can provide you with proven methods for success and lead you step by step on the pathway to success. NABI’s Business Coaching will give you the advantage you need to build, grow, and succeed.

Book your FREE initial 60-minute high quality session with one of our experienced Business Coaches. You will walk away with the next steps needed to Grow your business, and manage your risk. 

Contact us today for your free consultation with a Business Coach and GET STARTED today!  After completing our online application, you will be contacted. The information you provide will help NABI better understand your needs and allows us to provide the right products and service to suit those needs.

NABI Coaches


Dar Schwanbeck, CMC
Managing Director - Northern Alberta Business Incubator (NABI)

Dar Schwanbeck is the Managing Director of the Northern Alberta Business Incubator (NABI) located in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. Dar is a Certified Management Consultant and a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants and the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Alberta. Dar is a Partner with International Management Technologies (IMT) and specializes in customer satisfaction and performance improvement support, particularly helping clients understand client/customer expectations and positioning products and processes for market leadership. Over the last twenty-five years, Dar has held consulting and executive positions in manufacturing, post-secondary education, marketing management, research, retailing and software development.



Nicholas (Nick) Scott, B.Tech, P.Tech(Eng.), ROES
Traverse Business Coaching - Business Coach in Residence

Nick Scott is a certified Gazelles International business coach with over 20 years of experience working to build and improve on best business practices. Nick has successfully helped many business owners and entrepreneurs grow their businesses and in addition, has governance experience working as a director on the boards of not for profit organizations. In 2008 Nick started Traverse Business Coaching. At Traverse, Nick works with a wide range of dynamic and successful business owners and leadership teams to build on their success and maximize their capability. Through Traverse, he use a variety of tools and methods to Coach the executive leadership team to work together effectively and hold each other accountable. Facilitate and guide strategic planning to identify and capitalize on strategic advantages. Drive alignment to common goals within the organization to keep staff aligned with what is most important. Drive top line income to the bottom line. Nick's greatest joy is helping people achieve their full potential and he believes the secret to success lies in continual learning.



Dirk Trojan, CMC
Senior Consultant

Dirk Trojan has assisted dozens of organizations in Calgary and beyond to more effectively engage customers, craft marketing strategies and exploit new product opportunities. With an abandoned Ivy League philosophy degree and million-dollar sales budgets in luxury goods retail and technology services in his past, Dirk has spent the past 15 years helping public- and private-sector organizations to understand, refine and increase the value they deliver to their customers.



Kurian M. Tharakan, StrategyPeak Sales & Marketing Advisors
Business Advisor, Executive in Residence

With over 25 years of sales and marketing experience in many different industries, Kurian M. Tharakan is a senior member of the business strategy firm Acton Consult- ing Ltd. Prior to Acton, Mr. Tharakan was the vice-president of sales & marketing for an Alberta based software firm where his team achieved notable wins with several members of the US Fortune 500. Previously, he was a director in an international pro- fessional services firm’s corporate finance team, and brings with him over 10 years of experience in mid-market corporate financ- ings, acquisitions and divestitures.


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Northern Alberta Business Incubator Society (NABI)

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Mission Centre 

13 Mission Avenue
St. Albert, AB  T8N 1H6

Phone:   780.460.1000
Fax:        780.460.7205

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Campbell Centre

200 Carnegie Drive
St. Albert, AB  T8N 5A7

Phone:   780.460.1000
Fax:        780.460.7205

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NABI Commons

118-205 Carnegie Drive
St. Albert, AB  T8N 5B2

Phone:   780.460.1000
Fax:        780.460.7205

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