Our Coaches - Erna Hagge

Erna HaggeErna Hagge - Coach … Consultant ... Educator … Author

It is with deepness sadness that I share the unexpected passing of my very dear friend and coaching colleague, Erna Hagge on September 19, 2023.

Erna’s professional accomplishments were many. She founded Coaching Services at UBC, was the founder of Hagge Global Institute, and a partner in Deberna International.

Erna had a vast understanding of leadership and organizational cultures and was recognized 3 times with awards for organizational effectiveness, quality, and coaching. Using her powerful coaching skills, she helped her clients achieve their goals and “go from where they were … to where they wanted to be”. 

A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Erna lived her life with ease and grace and brought sunshine and happiness to those she met; she will be greatly missed. This poem that Erna wrote after her journey with breast cancer expresses it beautifully:


Where do I go from here

Back to the past

Stay in the now


Follow the path that beckons me on

On to where I do not know

What I do know is....

I wish to be carried with the spirit of ease and grace on the journey.

Let me rest on the wings of my Angels and

Delight in the whispers of wisdom that come from letting go

and letting love expand its arms to eternity

For that is all I am asked to do.

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