About Trina

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Trina Isakson grew up in Secwépemc territory (Salmon Arm, BC) and now lives as a settler on ɬaʔamɩn (Tla’amin) territory in what is currently known as Powell River, BC.

Trina helps nonprofit leaders with bold and compassionate change. Through coaching, process design, facilitation, and research, she helps clients answer important questions and move forward in uncertain times.

Her clients include government, higher education, and both local and national nonprofit organizations. Trina has also taught a variety of university courses on community development and nonprofit leadership and management.

She values curiosity, connection, possibilities, simplicity, and liberation. Trina is influenced by learning experiences in liberatory coaching (Sarah Jawaid + Damon Azali-Rojas), transformational consulting (Robert Gass), Deep Democracy (Aftab Erfan + Sera Thompson), and emergent strategy (adrienne maree brown).

She holds an MBA in community economic development from Cape Breton University, Bachelors of Science and Education from the University of British Columbia, and a Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement from Simon Fraser University.

Trina is an avid traveler and mountain-lover—her highlights include Tajikistan, Iran, Peru, and New Zealand. Closer to home, Trina enjoys reading, backyard gardening and playing board games.


  • MBA in Community Economic Development | Cape Breton University
  • Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement | SFU
  • Bachelor of Education | UBC
  • Bachelor of Science | UBC
  • MBTI® Certification Program