business coach & educator


Christine Whone


I became an entrepreneur when I founded a Communication Design firm called Actually. Then I was so passionate about teaching others about tech to build their business I started Canada Learning Code Chapter in Barrie. Next-up I established Startup Barrie for the entrepreneurship community. I became a sessional instructor at Ryerson University’s Chang School and Experiential Learning Exchange to share my knowledge to help others get to where they want to be.

I most recently refined my communication knowledge studying Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) certified by the Association for Integrative Psychology. 

I live in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

The Professional

I’ve held various responsibilities in my years as a Communication Designer, business owner, and community builder, making me into a well-rounded entrepreneur.

I work to help clients create outcomes serving well beyond present needs, building a sustainable future in various business sectors and not-for-profit organizations. I have worked on large segmented email campaigns, designed and built many websites, print materials, and user experiences. I have taught design principles and practices in formal educational institutions as well as one-on-one with clients, colleagues, students and mentees. I mentor and teach at Ladies Learning Code workshops too. I have created online content for businesses, organizations and educational institutions, created social media campaigns for summer camps, workshops, and community events. I've worked with a variety of clients in automotive, technology, online marketing, education, legal, sports, entertainment, not-for-profit and more.

I’ve been running a chapter of the national tech-ed Canada Learning Code charity in Barrie since 2013.

The Education

I am an academically trained Communicator, Graphic Designer and Web Designer, holding a Diploma in Graphic Design, Post Grad Diploma in Web Design and Development, and Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, NLP Practitioner, and Ryerson University: The Chang School Teaching Adult Learners Online (TALO) Certificate.

My full experience is on LinkedIn.

The Personal

I'm a mom, reader, writer, and lover of technology, and I love surfing the Internet. I'm an Apple Music junkie, consuming Chill and electronic playlists on repeat. I practice Kundalini yoga, and read anything that brings consciousness to my life.

I think deeply, talk a lot, and sometimes very little. I'm a thoughtful visionary, who’s futuristic, deliberate and passionate in action. I find the ordinary things in life beautiful.

My personal goals are to build a life that is curated with passion, love, joy, compassion and harmony, bringing consciousness to business, communications, education, tech, entrepreneurship and health and wellness.

I like wrapping my work passions around every moment, so life feels like pure leisure.

The Outcome

Work with me to learn how to make your desires and passions your full-time gig. Learn how to integrate changes with ease, grace and gratitude just like I do. Check out my 1:1 private coaching, online courses, videos, blogs for more information.

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Connect with me on social media to discover my current project line-up. I dabble in all sorts of opportunities because I love learning!