Leaders of Transformation and Personal Growth


We are the UpCloseTeam

As leaders, people are your greatest asset. The UpCloseTeam and its experienced principals, Colette and Jon Close, are passionate about helping you develop that asset serve.

Together, we have over 50 years of experience working with businesses and non-profits across the country. We use that experience to help you and the people you serve develop strong leadership skills. We deliver coaching, mentoring and training that meets the real-world needs of business and non-profit leaders. We are leaders of transformation and growth.

Colette and Jon Close are certified members of the John Maxwell Team and certified to deliver several leadership programs offered through the Ken Blanchard Institute. They are also both certified as Human Behaviour Specialists.


The UpCloseTeam is certified with:

Jon Close

Expertise. Commitment. Adding Value

Passionate about equipping non-profit leaders, Jon Close is a seasoned non-profit leader, key note speaker, coach and trainer. He is cofounder and active partner of the UpCloseTeam.

Jon Close has coached, trained and mentored small business and not-for-profit leaders across Canada for over 30 years.   He is a certified member of the  John Maxwell Team, has been certified to deliver proven leadership programs offered through the Ken Blanchard Institute, and is certified as a Human Behaviour Specialist.

Jon Close is a proven speaker on Non-Profit Leadership and Transformational Leadership.

Visit UpCloseJon

"I always look forward to the learning workshop sessions with Jon and his team."

- Sherry


"Very good. I learned a lot! Thanks and I would attend other workshops. The facilitator was very engaging and interesting too."

- Tanya

"Excellent material. Easy to understand and applicable to all participants."

- Larry

Colette Close

Knowledgeable. Dedicated. Adding Value.

UpCloseTeam cofounder and active partner Colette Close exemplifies a goal-oriented outlook on life and a passion for equipping leaders to reach their potential.

Colette has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, coach, project manager and trainer. She's coached, trained and mentored youth, young professionals and non-profit leaders across Canada.

As an early adopter of change in many areas of life, Colette is passionate about equipping herself and others to effectively create and lead change.

Many organizations have benefited from Colette's speaking, training and coaching skills.

Visit UpCloseColette

"Colette is energetic, creative and brings a wealth of information to webinar sessions. Most of all we have fun!"

- Anonymous

"Colette was terrific! A very patient person. Great session."

- Charlotte M.

"Working with Colette of the UpCloseTeam helped me establish remarkable insight to myself and the people who surround me."

- Dawn B.