Meg Popovic, PhD is a university professor, speaker, and certified professional life coach. For over 15 years, Dr. Meg has worked with individuals, teams, and organizations to develop resiliency, leadership, and emotional well-being.
Dr. Meg delivers specialized seminars, keynote talks, and customized leadership training programs. Her diverse consulting portfolio includes: Me to We/Free the Children, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, District School Board of Niagara, St. Andrew’s College, YMCA of Greater Toronto, Brock University, Royal St. George’s College, Trinity College School, the City of Guelph, University of Waterloo, Henry Schein, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Western University, amongst many others.
Dr. Meg holds Master’s and PhD degrees from the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University and served as a faculty member in the School of Leadership and Social Change at Brescia University College. Her award-winning teaching and research focuses on the areas of leadership, youth subculture, and socio-cultural sports studies. Dr. Meg has presented her research around the world, including Denmark, Australia, Cuba, New Zealand, the International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece, and over 30 conferences throughout North America.
Since 2003, Dr. Meg has taught 1000s of undergraduate and graduate students at various universities and colleges in Ontario. She uses these post-secondary experiences to build her seminars and facilitate coaching sessions around raising our children into young adulthood, preparing for post-secondary education, and thriving in university. Dr. Meg acts as a bridge to understanding for parents and collaborates with school communities to integrate resiliency, leadership, and mindfulness into their values and practices.
In her coaching practice, Dr. Meg works with high school and university students, twenty-somethings, parents, and athletes. She holds her Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) designation with the Coaches Training Institute and her Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation through the International Coach Federation. Dr. Meg is a certified administrator of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Steps I/II. She is currently studying Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) through the Centre for Right Relationships Global.
In her consulting work, Dr. Meg partnered with two former professional hockey players – her brother, Mark Popovic and long-time family friend, Andy Chiodo – to co-create workshops for players, coaches, and parents. Their work connects performance with self-awareness, accountability, and co-activity to support athletes in their quests for excellence. Dr. Meg was an elite-level figure skater, serving as captain of synchronized skating teams that won gold, silver and bronze medals at the Provincial and Canadian National Championships. She obtained Skate Canada quadruple gold test status in free-skate, dance, artistic, and compulsory figures, and competed at the Junior Competitive level. She uses these individual and team experiences, combined with her academic training in sports studies and professional life coaching, to bring new insights to the next generation of athletes.
From 2005 onwards, Dr. Meg taught within Moksha Yoga and serves as a researcher for the New Leaf Foundation, a charitable organization making yoga and mindfulness accessible to marginalized and incarcerated youth. Dr Meg sits on the Pedagogy Circle for the Halton Waldorf School and has led two service learning trips for students to New Orleans/Habitat for Humanity.
Dr. Meg resides in the Greater Toronto Area with her husband and two children.