Coaching & Wellness


Rodrigues A. Williams started acting in the Ottawa local theatre scene in 1994 after graduating from Algonquin College’s Dramatic and Performing Arts 2 year Program and the 1 year Dramatic Script Writing program. He left the theatre stages of Ottawa behind to pursue a career in front of the camera and moved to Vancouver B.C. in 1997 to pursue film and television.

Within 10 years, Rod became a Full-Union actor and a member ACTRA (The Alliance of Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) preforming in television commercials and shows. Over the course of a decade, he worked with such actors as the late Luke-Perry (90210), Malcolm Jamal-Warner (The Cosby Show), Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Victoria Rowell (The Young and the Restless).

In 2008 he switched gears, becoming a Certified Personal Trainer through the Health and Fitness organization Canfit Pro. Rod returned to Ottawa in 2011, and by 2013 was determined to balance both careers.

Over time, he honed his skills in Group Fitness, Small Group & Partner Training, P90X, TRX, Kettlebell, Calisthenics, Spartan and Obstacle Course Race Training, all the while booking acting gigs in Ottawa and Montreal. The Actor/Trainer left Canfit Pro and became certified under American College of Sports Medicine in 2018 and in early 2020 attained his Life Coach Practitioner Certification with The Certified Coaches Federation.

Rod still resides in Ottawa and now navigates the three crafts at once.


What My Clients Are Saying

Approaching 60 is always daunting and I have appreciated how you have inspired me, motivated me and cheered me on through the last year.

After several car accidents and joint/mobility issues you safely and strategically increased my balance, endurance and strength so that now I am confident to do a lot of outdoor exercises and have a more well rounded life. You not only helped me with my physical well being but you also supported my mental wellbeing and I am happier and more optimistic than ever before.  You are the best!

Amy McDonaldCEO of Under A Tree, Health and Wellness Consultancy

Thank you Rod. I so appreciate the work we did this year together to improve my strength for competitive trampoline. It meant a lot to me that you met and collaborated with my trampoline coach to be sure that the 3 of us were one team. I liked how customized everything was specific to me being 15 and to my sport.  Thank you Rod!

Maya MoffetHighschool Student, Trampolinist

This was a great opportunity to challenge myself and explore the aspects of my life I feel need the most improvement. Rod’s receptive mannerisms, encouraging attitude and welcoming personality made the journey to greater self-discovery incredibly rewarding.

Jessica BerryhillOttawa University Student

Thank you so much, I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to work with you. Our work together helped me to identify and better understand the blocks  to my personal health and wellness. I appreciated your dedication, personal touch, and your honesty.

Margaret Lorrie BeatonPsychotherapist

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. ~ MLK JR.

Need Advice?

Our identities are lost in the roles, titles, careers & relationships which make up our lives.  In the process, self-esteem can dwindle, personal growth may be restricted & self-worth easily washed away. Is it time to make your life your own & your personal worth known?

Together with Certified Life Coach Practitioner & Personal Trainer Rod Williams, our mission will be to deconstruct, reconstruct, navigate and accelerate the authentic you. The you… you want to be.

Through our sessions, your personal journey & self-efficacy will be unpacked.  We will make the invisible visible giving you the tools to put the missing pieces, as well as the pieces hidden in plain sight, together for the new you to see and the new you.. to be.

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    “We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” – Max Depree