Jenn Wicks

Associate faculty

Executive Education

Jenn is Director of Teaching & Learning Innovation at College of the North Atlantic in Newfoundland and Labrador and has worked in higher education for 20 years. She holds a Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the ICF and graduated from the Certificate in Executive Coaching programme at RRU in 2015. Jenn is also an Appreciative Inquiry facilitator and a member of the Authentic Leadership GlobalTM community. She is passionate about safe streets and serves as Director of Women’s Cycling and on the Executive board of Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador. 


Jenn is an experienced facilitator, educator, and faculty mentor/coach. She worked internationally for most of her career, including at College of the North Atlantic – Qatar where she worked for 8 years. Since 2015, Jenn has provided over 800 hours of coaching and was featured in the ICF #ExperienceCoaching series in 2019. In 2018, Jenn established her own coaching practice and in 2020, she joined College of the North Atlantic in NL where she is the Director of a brand new Centre for Teaching and Learning Innovation.



Master of Education, Curriculum Studies

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Bachelor of Music Education

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Bachelor of Music

Mount Allison University

Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching

Royal Roads University

Professional Certified Coach

International Coaching Federation

EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 Assessor

EI Advantage

Certificate in Professional Mentor Coaching

Royal Roads University


Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies

Awarded Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies


Wicks, J. (August 11, 2020). Transformative Leadership Through Coaching: Following the Ripple Effect. Coaching World/International Coaching Federation. URL:

Wicks, J. (January 10, 2018). The Ripple Effect of Leadership Coaching. Coaching World. International Coaching Federation. URL:

Wicks, J. (2010). Navigating Borders: Language & Culture. In Despite this loss: Essays on culture, memory and identity in Newfoundland and Labrador, eds. Ursula A. Kelly and Elizabeth Yeoman, 137-56. St. John’s: ISER Books.

Wicks, J. (2009). “Aren’t we proud of our language?”: Authenticity, Commodification, and the Nissan Bonavista Television Commercial. Journal of English Linguistics, 37(3).