Our Principal Facilitator and Coach

The connection I felt with Sylvia upon introduction was immediate. I knew I needed some clarity for the transition of and focus for my businesses as I was running 4 business and it was time to make a change. I needed someone to offer me some clear insight and alignment. The 1:1 VIP day Sylvia offered me was perfect. Despite an intense day completely focused on moving forwards, Sylvia's enthusiasm, sense of humour and fun while “doing the work” together allowed for great leaps forward in a very short time. Sylvia is 100% committed and provides processes that offer total clarity, a clear plan for moving forward, and then a 30 day follow up to provide accountability and keep the well organized plan on track. At the end of day I felt like I had successfully completed a marathon, with a clear understanding of the direction, and the action plan in place. Knowing Sylvia was with me every step of the way kept me productive, accountable and on purpose! Thank you Sylvia for all your assistance.

Simone Usselman-Tod, Wild about Wellness

Sylvia Plester-Silk is the principal facilitator and coach at On Purpose Consulting, where she offers team dynamics solutions and skills based learning. After 20 years in human services, Sylvia knows what it takes to create inspired workplaces based on communication, collaboration, and cooperation.

Sylvia Plester-Silk comes to On Purpose Consulting with a unique approach based on her personal and professional experiences working with teams. For over 20 years, she worked as a therapist and addictions counsellor both in community agencies as well as in her own private practice. Sylvia’s experience and expertise in mental health and workplace dynamics give her a valuable perspective on what inspires individuals to make team dynamics work.


She has a unique ability to help people find a deeper purpose in their lives and work. Combined with her playful and direct approach, Sylvia brings out team dynamics issues and facilitates a swift collaborative resolution. She is an important catalyst for engagement and performance improvements leading to high performing teams.

Sylvia believes in giving back to her community and has sat on several boards including:

  • Guelph Youth Music Centre,
  • CAPS (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers), Toronto Chapter (Chair of Pro-Track Speakers Academy 2012)
  • Guelph Women in Networking (Past President),
  • Community for Offender Reconciliation and Diversion (Executive Committee).

Her qualifications include:

  • C-IQ™ (Conversational Intelligence) Enhanced Skills Coach
  • Certified Coach Practitioner, Certified Coaches Federation
  • Professional Member, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
  • Pro-Track Speakers Academy
  • Improvisation Program at Second City, Toronto
  • Ryerson with a B.S.W. (1988)