Pamela Van Nest Invites Women to ‘Coach it Forward’ 
in support of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

For the second year, Pamela Van Nest is raising funds to help local women and children through her personal coaching business, PVN Coaching. Van Nest is inviting Peterborough-area women to participate by scheduling an hour of personal coaching with her, either virtually or by phone, during the month of February. All proceeds will directly support YWCA programs for women and children escaping abuse.  

 “I want to help women who may feel overloaded with work and life commitments to slow down, reflect and put some self-care in place. ‘Coach it Forward’ is an ideal opportunity to gain clarity, calm and confidence while also helping to support  women and children in our home community,” says Pamela Van Nest of PVN Coaching, Peterborough.  The inspiration for this one-of-a-kind event came from buying my granddaughter socks for Christmas from Las Bombas.  They donate a pair of socks to a homeless person for every pair purchased. I wondered how could my business contribute to my community of Peterborough?  As a WBN member I was impressed with all the fundraising and awareness that was done throughout the year for YWCA.  It seemed quite natural to make the YWCA the recipient to “Coach It Forward”.

Van Nest’s $100 fee for each coaching session will be donated directly to the YWCA. Her goal is to coach enough women to raise over $2,000 through ‘Coach it Forward’.  

“Vital YWCA services like Crossroads Shelter and START, unfortunately, are not fully funded. Our core operations depend upon the generosity of local supporters like Pamela,” explains YWCA Director of Philanthropy and Communications, Donna Masters. “By dedicating her energy and expertise throughout the month of February, Pamela is doubling the impact of her work: helping others through her practice and ensuring that local women and children have the resources they need to escape abuse and rebuild their lives. We’re so very grateful for her continued support!”

Local artist Ann Hobday was inspired last year to participate by receiving coaching. “The ad to donate proceeds of coaching towards YWCA Peterborough Haliburton caught my attention because it is a cause I support, through making pottery for the annual Empty Bowls event.” 

Ann remarked that, “Pam’s questions and listening skills were very clear and positive. I looked forward to my weekly coaching. These calls helped me gain confidence and excitement in new painting experiments.” 

“Coaching is transformational as it opens new perspectives on challenges and old habits that may be holding women back,” says Van Nest.


Van Nest is a certified coach through the International Coach Federation, the world’s largest organization of professionally trained coaches. She coaches clients both one-on-one and in workshops and retreats. Under her leadership, groups of women cover topics such as self-care, self-compassion, inner self-talk, and  how to use our inner contradictions to approach challenges. 

Studies show that coaching allows people to get clear on issues, develop new ways of looking at things and move closer to the goals they set.


Contact Van Nest at for more information or to book a session. All proceeds from this even will be donated to the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton.