About

“I’ll ride the wave where it takes me.” – Eddie Vedder

Adrian Liem
Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
Certified Organizational Coach (COC)
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
B.Ed. Middle Years
B.A. Psychology
15+ years in digital communications
5+ years as a team lead

Hello and welcome!

Hi, I’m Adrian.

A Tiny Leap began with an idea that one small step in a new direction can feel like a tiny leap into the unknown, but that it’s these small steps, compounded over time, that can leap you forward towards lasting impact and change.


Over the past 15+ years, I have worked with multi-functional teams in complex organizational environments at the intersection where people, process, and technology meet.

As an individual contributor and eventually leader of a digital communications team at The University of British Columbia, I have helped create and oversee a digital ecosystem that impacts the way millions of people interact with Canada’s second-largest research university online.

Although this work is highly technical and creative in nature, my north star has always been a core value and belief in the positive impact of developing people.

My strength lies in taking an integrated approach to people and team development that combines my professional experience as a digital team leader, with my background in psychology and education, my volunteer work coaching recreational and elite-level athletes, my passion for health & wellbeing, and my training as a certified organizational coach. I weave this in a holistic manner in all that I do.

I believe that people are all driven by the same core value: To live a good life – our BEST life – a life with purpose, meaning, and fulfillment. And ultimately, this is what drives me in my own life and in my mission as a leader and a coach.

Thanks for visiting, and please reach out if you would be interested in working together, as a client or collaborator.

An integrated approach

Playing at the edges and intersections

One of the core values of my approach to my work as a coach is integration.

Integration takes shape in different ways — it’s partly about looking for patterns between ideas that might not initially seem connected, and it’s also about combining knowledge and practices from different disciplines and applying this in new ways.

One of the ways I do this is by turning conceptual ideas into resource materials that add another layer of learning in between coaching sessions themselves. You can get a peek at this in my collection of resources.

Integration is also about you and I taking a holistic approach to working together — this includes physical health and mental fitness, as well as the full array of our personal and professional experience. Myself: I’m in my element outside on my bike, hiking up a mountain, or catching a wave, and many of my own greatest lessons have been learned in pursuit of a peak. I bring all my experience into our work together (where it fits) and I gladly welcome you to bring your full self (where it fits for you).