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Dave Busse

Dave Busse


Associate Faculty


Executive Education


Dave Busse's coaching practice brings an analytical mind, off-the-wall sense of humour, and a straightforward approach to support and challenge his students. His experiences working in Emergency Medical Services directing and designing emergency health-care learning systems for national organizations include the Canadian Military, Beijing Olympics and Abu Dhabi. Combined with his studies in business leadership and organizational development, Busse has a strong conviction that coaching and specifically building coaching cultures in organizations is the next practical step in growing viable companies. In particular, it has shown him that leadership development is the essential element for organizations to survive and thrive.


Busse is a founding partner with Essential Impact – Systems for Coaching Cultures.  Prior to attaining his PCC, he spent 25 years working in the Emergency Medical Services, beginning as a street paramedic to eventually the Dean of the Health Services Division at the Justice Institute of BC.  In addition to providing pre-hospital training programs for the residents of B.C., Busse has extensive experience developing leadership training and support systems in diverse cultural settings.


Busse holds an MBA from Royal Roads and a BA in Adult Education from the University of Alberta. He completed the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads and is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. Busse holds a Provincial Instructor Diploma from Vancouver Community College, and has completed Emergency Medical Assistant Paramedic Training through the Justice Institute of B.C. He was a team coach for three ICF Prism Awards and the lead coach for a Coaching for Charity Award.