Rebecca

Rebecca Bligh combines her strengths in communication and passion for people through her coaching and consulting company Blackpiin. Rebecca leads with an entrepreneurial spirit and strategic insights both of which have been cultivated working in small business since the age of 20.  With this hands-on experience, Rebecca has a proven track record of both operationalizing ideas and initiatives while driving success through applying learnings from past experience. Rebecca has built a consulting business grounded in powerful communication and principle-based leadership working with companies and people that align with her core values and passions.

Committing to Vancouver as her home to raise a young family, Rebecca has spent 20 years working for and in Vancouver startups, Vancouver born global companies and NGO’s. Rebecca’s hands-on education in small business and rapid growth continues to inform her consulting and coaching business supporting other entrepreneurs and leaders in local Vancouver businesses. The combination of both valuing local business and the love of this city, Rebecca has found her niche working with grassroots organizations, aligned with her personal values of family, community, growth, and communication – leaving businesses and those involved better for having worked with her.

Rebecca is a passionate supporter of humanity, education and the environment and has traveled to Ethiopia and Mozambique to support leadership development programs, education and ecological conservation. She is a champion/founder of a local fundraiser www.Swingit24.com. The event has brought together 200 + participants and volunteers in the past two years. With the support of local businesses and sponsors, SwingIt24 has raised over $40,000 to fund leadership training in both education and conservation foundations in Africa. 

Locally, Rebecca has been a foundational leader in her community mobilizing a team of women who together contribute one of the largest number of shoeboxes every holiday season to the Vancouver chapter of the Shoebox Project. Ongoing, Rebecca volunteers with the Dr. Peter Centre and Dr. Peter Aids Foundation, both hands on in the kitchen and pro-bono work coaching and developing their executive team.

Rebecca loves living in East Vancouver with her wife Laura, teenagers Holly and JJ and their Bernese Mountain Dog, Kingsley.

REBECCA BLIGH City Council Candidate