Get to Know this Amazing Team of Professionals!
Angela Slade, MA, RCC
Founder, Educator, Therapist, Inner Vibe Guide and Fearless Leader of this Amazing Team!
I am Angela Slade. I lead this amazing team and built this website for people who believe that working on themselves brings a better quality of life, peace of mind, and deeper connection to self and others. Also, for people who like to shop and make an impact on mental health education. That is why I have a team of people working along side me in both (In)School and VIBE Marketplace.
Our mission at VIBE Marketplace is to creatively compliment your lifestyle while making an impact in the process. Our gifts are specially chosen to include local Canadian and West Coast Artisan products. A percentage of the profits from our gift boxes will help fund mental health education in schools. Our focus at (In)School is for you to have all the best self-development and mental health courses right at your fingertips.
At (In)School, our team puts care and attention into course content by keeping up to date with the latest in personal development, and mental health education and research. We stay relevant in our fields of study, so we can break things down into easily digestible pieces. Our aim is to help you easily integrate knowledge and gain sustainable results.
As Educators, therapists, coaches, and inner vibe guides we are committed to help you be the best version of yourself.
I like Dr. Brene Brown’s definition of leadership from her recent book Daring Greatly. Dr. Brown defines leaderships as: “Anyone who accepts responsibility for discovering the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential.” That quote sums up my reason for daring to lead this ever-evolving virtual platform and team.
They are a brilliant, passionate, growing, transforming group of professionals who all come together on this platform for one unified purpose – to be of the best service to you!
I am honoured to introduce them to you.
For more information about why I created this virtual space - click here!
If you wish to work directly or know more about me - click here!
Deon Soukeroff, MA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Child, Youth & Family Specialist
Deon Soukeroff has over 15 years experience working with children, youth and families. She graduated in 2007 with honours. She completed her BA in Child and Youth Care and in 2017 a Masters in Counselling Psychology. Deon is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She utilizes trauma informed approaches, attachment theory, and developmental theories in all her work. Deon’s speciality lies in Emotion Focused Family Therapy where parents are empowered to gain valuable skills for supporting their child or youth’s emotional needs. This approach teaches hands on skills to parents who have children dealing with a myriad of mental health concerns and holds a deep belief that parents have everything within them to support their children. Deon has a private practice in Vernon, British Columbia.
Deon enjoys reading, swimming, travelling, spending time with family and friends and being in nature as much as possible. Deon lives in Vernon with her husband, dog and two cats.
Jaclyn Bates, MA, RCC (Candidate)
Clinical Counsellor & Youth Specialist
Jaclyn has over 12 years of varied experience working with children, youth and their families. She graduated with honors in 2007 with her BA in Child and Youth Care and in 2018, graduated with her Masters in Counselling Psychology. Jaclyn will have her Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors in 2019.
She utilizes a person-centered approach as to best match her clients needs and incorporates aspects of cognitive therapy as well as mindfulness into all of her work.
Jaclyn has extensive experience supporting youth and young adults struggling with a variety of mental health conditions as well as treating those living with chronic pain. She has a strong belief in the inner strength that all of her clients possess and is passionate about supporting clients to grow and change.
Jaclyn is a Clinical Counsellor in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Jaclyn enjoys traveling, cooking delicious food, drinking tea, and spending time with family and friends whenever she can. She lives in Vancouver with her husband.
Social Work Dip.; Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA
Fitness and Mindset Specialist
Heather Jacobson, Mindset and Fitness Coach specializing in life balance, confidence, fear busting, and being the most badass version of you physically, mentally and spiritually.
Heather works with women in her 1:1 coaching program, The Beginner’s Guide To Owning Your Inner Lady Boss to help them get out of their heads, and get out of their own way, so they can own who they are and live life on their terms.
Heather’s Health At Every Size approach as a fitness trainer blows the lid off of traditional diet culture, and unattainable beauty standards. Her focus is on mental health and wellness and the hundreds of other benefits that movement brings to our bodies.
Nicole Pidskalney, CPC, CPRC, & SRCD (cand.)
Addictions and Recovery Specialist
Nicole Pidskalney is currently working on her professional coaching designation through the International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches with anticipated graduation Spring 2019. Upon completion of this program, Nicole will achieve three professional designations – Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Certified Professional Recovery Coach (CPRC) and SheRecovers Coach Designate (SRCD). This course includes in-depth training on strength-based recovery coaching, the neuroscience of joyful recovery, family issues in recovery and skills for changing addictive behaviours.
Nicole has four core beliefs: that we are all recovering from something; that there is hope for anyone struggling with addiction; that it takes a tribe to pick you up, help you dust yourself off, and find the strength to change; and finally, she believes it takes self-compassion and kindness to allow ourselves the space we need to heal and return to our authentic self.
Nicole’s goal is to provide support for women in or seeking recovery from substance use disorder, co-dependency, or other addictive or self-harming behaviours.
Nicole is clean and sober 5+ years. When she isn’t working, Nicole can be found spending time with her two French Bulldogs and her husband. She enjoys reading a good book, getting out in nature, joyful movement, and connecting with friends over a good cup of coffee.
Social Media Coordinator/Creative Designer/Merchandiser
Jennifer is our resident 'Wizard'. With over 20 years experience in Fine Arts and Graphic Design and owner of Knotty Birch Studio, Jennifer wears many hats here. She handles social media and merchandising, carefully selecting items for VIBE Marketplace. She also handles all graphic design needs at Angelaslade.com.
Jennifer has an appreciation of all things handmade and can understand the love and hard work that goes into each item as she is a maker herself. She makes the signs for VIBE Marketplace and teaches painting workshops. Jennifer is crazy about anything DIY, if she doesn't know how to make it she will teach herself. Industrious, tenacious and fiercely independent she doesn't stop until things are done right, we like to call her the Wizard behind the curtain.
When Jennifer isn't working she's thinking about working. Her brain is like a hamster on a wheel cooking up her next project.