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"Our life is to be a thing of truth and also a thing of beauty in the midst of a lost and despairing world."

- Francis Schaeffer

About Steve

Steve Dykstra

Coach, Founder of Deep Roots Coaching

Meet Steve


I'm proud to be from Hamilton! I love every corner of the city from Ancaster to Stoney Creek to Dundas. I am a father of two, and in addition to coaching I pastor a Christian community called New Hope Church.

With me, you will find a coach who is:

Experienced: I have over 500 hours of coaching experience with personal and corporate clients. I am proud to offer coaching with a variety of organizations including: BetterUp, FullStrength Network, Pastor Church Resources, and Effective Altruism

Trained: My approach is rooted in established practices of coaching science and the positive  psychology pioneered by Martin Seligman and others. My coach training is endorsed by the International Coaching Federation, where my designation as a PCC (Professional Certified Coach), the second-highest accreditation in coaching,  is underway. 

Effective: Check out my Google Reviews to see what other clients say about their work with Deep Roots Coaching.

Our Vision

Deep Roots Coaching provides 1:1 coaching, strength and career assessments, and team building exercises and retreats.

Our vision is to see people come alive to what gives them joy and purpose, and use their gifts to make a unique impact.In other words, we will help you find that sweet spot where your greatest joy and world’s greatest needs meet. 

Our Vision/About Us

Our Approach

Studies are unanimous that best practice, evidence-based coaching will get you results.

That's why we bring an approach of curiosity and warmth to each conversation, trusting that with the right questions, your own natural strength and insight will create a good way forward.

Our Approach

What People Are Saying

Cara, Burlington ON

Steve is warm and easy-going and immediately made me feel comfortable. He guided me with questions and observations that led me to new insights about myself. He shared judiciously about his own experiences -- in a way that helped me to better understand concepts and to better know / trust him as a coach, without taking away from the session's focus on my own growth. At the end of our session, I feel encouraged, hopeful, with next steps drafted. Thanks very much, Steve!

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