business coach & educator


Christine Whone


It all started when…

I became an entrepreneur when I founded a Communication Design firm called Actually. I was so passionate about teaching others about tech to build their business I started Canada Learning Code Chapter in Barrie. Next-up I became a sessional instructor at Ryerson University’s Chang School, followed by founding Startup Barrie with other local Community Builders.

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

I live and work 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 kids camps, workshops, and community events. I've worked with a variety of clients in automotive, technology, online marketing, education, legal, sports and entertainment plus more.

I volunteer with Startup Barrie, a entrepreneurial community which is part of Startup Canada. I run a national not for profit chapter of Canada Learning Code in Barrie since 2013.

The Education

I am an academically trained 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, with NLP Practitioner certification.

My full experience is on LinkedIn.

The Personal

I'm a mom, avid 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 eat up everything that brings consciousness in 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 and so delighted by the beauty and wonder of life that my heart sings with joy, and so I aspire to share that beauty and wonder in the ordinary with you too.

I greet each day grateful for everything in life. I fall asleep with thoughts of gratitude for the next day to create and work on tasks that I’m passionate about and love to do. These days I’m in the business of cultivating happiness to build a life that is curated with passion, love and joy, blasting consciousness in business, communications, education and entrepreneurship. I like wrapping my work passions around every moment so life feels like pure leisure.

The Outcome

Connect with me to learn how to follow your interests, unhurried with ease, grace and gratitude just like I am in 1:1 private coaching, online courses, videos, blogs, and more.

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