Hi, I'm Nel...

I help people create a life they love and make an impact.
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Sometimes good people get stuck when trying to reach a goal or solve a problem.

i believe…

Most people have more strengths and resources than they realize.

Everyone deserves the support to reach their personal best.

Every person can create a positive ripple effect in the world around them. 

Nel Slater standing at a desk

I am on a mission to help people come alive…

I know how hard it is to find support that makes sense for you and your unique situation. You feel like you’re capable of doing more and being more, but you just don’t know how to get there.

I have coached hundreds of clients over more than a decade, helping them uncover their motivation, take action on their goals and make an impact. I started Alder Tree Coaching to can help you produce a ripple effect in your world and create a life you love.

I not only understand the challenges you face, I have the credentials, training and tools to help you.

Clients tell me that I’m as professional as I am personable.

Along with many practical tools in my toolbox, I have 2 degrees, a post-graduate Certificate in Career Development, training in Mentoring and Coaching, Emotional Intelligence certification, and more. I’m always reading, learning and growing, so I can be the best I can be and offer you the most effective support in my coaching practice. 

I am on a mission to help people come alive, accomplish their goals and make an impact. I believe that every person can make a difference in big and small ways, and it’s my life’s work to help YOU create a ripple effect in the world around you. 

This is how I can support you


Career Coaching & Entrepreneurial Support
for Clarity & Confidence


Life Coaching
for Decisions, Transitions and Improved Relationships


Emotional Intelligence Coaching
for Leadership, Performance & Wellbeing

A little more about me

Just like you, there is a little more to me than my profession.

I love dark chocolate, coffee, urban sketching, hiking, watching movies with my husband and 2 sons, learning and growing, and finding happiness in each day. I live in the Waterloo Region, and have 2 dogs who make me laugh, Baxter and Murphy.