Meet the Team at Fire Inside Leadership in Halifax NS

About FIRE INSIDE Leadership

Halifax, NS-based Fire Inside Leadership was founded in 2009 after a successful five-year collaboration between our founding partners – Cathy Jacob, Eileen Reardon and Jane Hustins. We came together around a shared passion and belief that leadership will be the game changer in the future health and sustainability of our community and the world beyond. We’ve built a team of talented leadership coaches to meet a rapidly growing need for leaders who can navigate, engage and inspire in increasingly challenging conditions. We work on the front lines with leaders, who every day, must lead in a rapidly changing, increasingly complex world. They inspire us and fuel our work.

The FIRE INSIDE Difference

We asked our clients what is unique about working with Fire Inside. They told us our work is…

Sustainable – We support you and your organization to achieve sustainable and repeatable results by working with you over time.
Experiential – Our work is experiential and interactive. We engage you every moment and develop your skill for being present in your leadership.
Practical – The skills and insight you develop with us can be applied immediately, in any environment – work, community and home.
Empowering – Our strength is in creating safe, challenging and highly creative environments for you to develop your own solutions and achieve the results you want.
Collaborative – When we work with groups, we practice co-leadership to model the teamwork and collaboration that is key to effective teams and organizations.

Meet Our Team

The Fire Inside team combines powerful coaching and facilitation skills with practical and real-world organizational experience. Each of our coaches has received formal training in both individual and team coaching from International Coach Federation-accredited training institutions and each maintains a robust individual coaching and group facilitation practice. In addition, each of us brings over 20 years of business, leadership and consulting experience. We invest heavily in our own learning and development and supplement that with peer feedback, peer learning and routine client evaluations.


Eileen Reardon (she / her) Founding Partner Eileen Reardon is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and facilitator of group process. She provides leadership development, coaching and strategic counsel to organizations and individuals in a variety of sectors.

Jane Hustins (she / her) Founding Partner Jane has served the growth and development of business leaders in a broad range of leadership positions for more than two decades. She works with her clients to develop their awareness, skill and practice to realize their full potential. This creates greater fulfillment and effectiveness for the client, builds the capacity of those they lead and generates greater results.

Julian Young (he / him) Associate For over twenty years, Julian has supported the successful transformation of people, organizations, and systems in public, private, and non-profit sectors. In 2013, Julian brought his passion for change and transformation to the domain of coaching, working with leaders to bring out the best in themselves and their people, teams and organizations.

Sandi Roberts (she / her) Associate Sandi is a leadership development coach, consultant and entrepreneur with over 25 years of professional experience working with diverse clients in both the public and private sectors.

Cathy Jacob (she / her) Founding Partner Cathy brings a unique skill for deep listening, an unwavering belief in her clients and a gentle sense of humour to her coaching practice. She opened a full time coaching practice in 2004 and in 2009, she co-founded Fire Inside Leadership to expand the impact of leadership development and coaching in her community and beyond.

Kelly Amirault (she / her) Business Manager Kelly Amirault is a Business consultant who leads and supports the operational and financial management of small businesses. She excels at bringing process and policy enhancements to enable business growth while managing costs. She brings a proactive, analytical, and enthusiastic approach to everything she tackles.

Jane Hustins, Founding Partner, Fire Inside Leadership in Halifax, NS Eileen Reardon, Founding Partner, Fire Inside Leadership in Halifax, NS Julian Young, Associate, Fire Inside Leadership in Halifax, NS Sandi Roberts, Associate, Fire Inside Leadership in Halifax, NS Cathy Jacob, Founding Partner, Fire Inside Leadership in Halifax, NS Kelly Amirault, Business Manager, Fire Inside Leadership in Halifax, NS