Your Facilitators

Sharon Bronstein and Alan Caplan are educators, facilitators, actors, workshop leaders, coaches, and Inner Odyssey Retreat guides–each with over 20 years of facilitation experience. They are the co-founders of Open hand Team-building, Coaching & Retreats.

Sharon and Alan both have private coaching and counselling practices. As experienced counsellors for numerous employee assistance programs, they have developed deep insight into workplace dynamics. They have worked with a variety of organizations in Canada and the US. They are co-founders of Salt Spring Island Playback Theatre Company.

Sharon has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, specializing in systems. She also holds a teaching certificate. She has taught mediation at the Justice Institute and worked as a mediator overseas.

Alan has an Master’s Degree in Curriculum Development. He is a former college instructor in communications in Montreal, Edmonton, and Nanaimo. Conflict resolution and creative problem-solving has been at the heart of his work.