Stan Sanderson is the creator of The Spiritual Coach Program and the author of "The Spiritual Coach." He studied the technique of Transcendental Meditation in the early 1970's, as taught by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, through the International Meditation Society. His personal spiritual awareness was further informed through over tweny-five years of study and practice of "A Course In Miracles" (ACIM), published by the Foundation for Inner Peace.
As a student and teacher of universal religious experience and spiritual awareness, Stan feels both honored and blessed to have helped so many people discover the sustainable joy, happiness, and sense of personal fulfilment that was missing in their lives.
Stan enjoyed successful careers in both the financial services industry and the medical supply business. He was the founding President of the Canadian Association of Financial Planners before his election as Chairman of the Board of Directors; appointed by the Cabinet of the Govenment of Ontario to the board of trustees for the multi-billion dollar Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Pension Plan, where he served as Chairman of the Investment Committee prior to his election as Chairman of the Board; he also served three elected terms as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Surgical Trade Association
Stan was originally from Vancouver, B.C. where he was born and educated. He lived and worked in both Toronto and New York throughout his business career. Upon retiring from active business in 2002 he and his wife, Elizabeth, took up residency in Orillia, Ontario, where he created "The Spiritual Coach Program"andwrote"The Spiritual Coach." He is the author and publisher of the "Coach's Weekly Message," an electronic outreach program for registrants in over twenty-four countries.
Following his wife's debilitating stroke in 2010 they relocated to Burlington, Ontario to be closer to their family. After Elizabeth's passing in 2018 Stan decided to stay in Burlington where he currently resides. He became an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Ministries (ULC) where he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree, and named Universal Religious Philosopher. His biography is listed in Canadian Who's Who.