Our Team

Karen Furneaux
President and CEO

Karen Furneaux is a 3-time Olympian and 2-time World Champion and winner of over 50 International Medals. She is a 2-time finalist for Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year and 4-time winner Nova Scotia Female Athlete of the Year. She has also been honoured with Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal, Progress Women of Excellence Award for Health and Wellness as well as the Charles Yatzman Award for Sports Person of the Americas. Karen holds an MSc in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University, with specialization in Sport Psychology. She is a certified strength coach, yoga instructor and a licensed HeartMath provider. Her favourite super hero is Wonder Woman.

Jo Kostin
Program Coordinator

Jo is I Promise Performance's Wellness Coordinator.

Stephanie McWilliams
Nutrition and Wellness Coach

Stephanie is a holistic wellness expert educating in all areas of health including fitness, nutrition, stress management and behavioural change. Stephanie believes that creating consistent habits and focusing on positive reinforcement is crucial in living and preforming optimally. She is originally from Vancouver Island, BC and completed her dietetic studies at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, NS. Keeping herself up to date with the latest scientific research, Stephanie is able to articulate this information in an enthusiastic, comprehendible manner. Stephanie's wide range of training and experience allows her to relate to clients on various levels, resulting in their long-term goals being met. When Stephanie is not working with clients she is living a healthy lifestyle by eating great food, staying active and meditating. Her favourite super hero is Batman.

CMO- Chief Mascot/ Marketing Officer

Promise is our golden boy! He is full of fun and spunky energy and he keeps it pretty real. He loves trail runs, time with his buddies and fun chases! He also loves healthy treats and understands the importance of fun and play and values a good snooze in the day... He truly gets IT!

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