Jon and Colette Close

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.

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.


We can be reach by email or phone.  We look forward to hear from you! and/or

By Phone:

Jon - 1 587 834 6060

Colette - 1 403 580 6061



Jon Close

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.

Colette Close

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. In addition to her passion for personal and team development, Colette loves to volunteer and travel to new places.



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"Colette was terrific! A very patient person. Great session Jon. Will definitely recommend you both! "

Charlotte McArthur

"Jon, I very much appreciated the examples/stories which you used in order to provide details and make things current."

Walter McWilliams

"Many Communicate, Few Connect” is an excellent session! Your provided a ton of value in a one-hour session that went by in the blink of an eye. I made copious notes, identified several weaknesses that have really been in my way over the years, and took away some great insights that I can build on. I am very interested in going further with this topic. Both your easy, engaging presentation style as well as the material are top notch. Thank you! "

Caroll Taiji

"WOW! Great presentation … and provided insight into what makes a good leader. "

Leone Whitfield

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

Larry H.

"Awesome instruction from an experienced trainer. "

Chris G.

"Thanks for taking the time Jon! "

Ryan Hreljac

"I have attended sessions facilitated by the both of you and find them very interesting and informative. "

Arlene Powers

"Very Informative, insightful and valuable training. "

Cherlye R.

"Great! Looking forward to more sessions on other topics. "

James W.

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

Tanya Marten

"Jon is a confident, articulate business communicator. He is effectual in persuading others through enthusiasm."


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