Devin Rubadeau


Devin Rubadeau

Devin has 25 years of industry experience in high performance coaching, sport organization, event planning, project management, strategic planning, and leadership training.  An international sailing champion several times over, Devin has traveled the world coaching elite athletes and training new coaches.  Devin is a strong believer in experiential learning, and is always looking for motivated students to work with him to develop new programs and products that benefit the community. 

Degrees, Designations, Diplomas, and Certificates:

  • Doctoral Studies in Professional Practice (ongoing), University of Derby
  • Masters of Business Administration with Distinction, Walden University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria
  • Diploma in High Performance Coaching (Sailing and Windsurfing), National Coaching Institute
  • Learning-Centred Instructor Certificate, Okanagan College
  • High Performance Traits Inventory Certified

Professional Affiliations

  • Chartered Member, Coaches Association of Canada
  • Fellow, John Dobson Foundation
  • Member, Sigma Iota Epsilon, Honour Society for Management Professionals
  • Member, American Marketing Association
  • Member, Project Management Institute
  • Member, BC Project Management Institute
  • Member, BC Sailing Athlete Development Committee
  • Member, Sail Canada
  • Member, Via Sport

Professional Experience

Central Okanagan Sailing Association 
Program Manager and Head Coach
Department of Defense
Head Coach – Canadian Forces Sailing Team
Okanagan Sailboat Hardware
Owner, Operator
Pacific Sport
Consultant, Sports Academy Plan
City of Kelowna
Consultant, 20 Year Community Sport Plan
Coaches Association of Canada, Via Sport, and Sail Canada
Master Learning Facilitator and Evaluator

Teaching Experience:

  • BUAD 116Marketing
  • BUAD 128Computer Applications
  • BUAD 176Professional Sales
  • BUAD 206The Business of Tourism
  • BUAD 231Project Management for Tech
  • BUAD 266Advertising and Sales Promotion
  • BUAD 293Entrepreneurship
  • BUAD 297Retailing
  • BUAD 331Project Management
  • BUAD 340Strategic Management
  • BUAD 390Property Management
  • BUAD 392Adventure and Eco Tourism
  • C-12Project Management (Worms, Germany)

Community and Service Involvement

  • Chair, Pacific Sport Okanagan
  • Board Member, Shoe Bank Canada
  • Treasurer, Central Okanagan Small Boat Association
  • President, ASM Parent Advisory Council
  • Faculty Advisor, Enactus Okanagan College
  • Faculty Advisor, OC Marketing Club
  • Faculty Advisor, Debate Club
  • Zone Representative, BC Summer Games
  • Advisor, Sail Canada


  • Instructor of the Year, Sail Canada, 2017
  • Top 40 Over 40, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, 2017
  • Rookie Faculty Advisor of the Year, Enactus Canada, 2014
  • Social Change Scholarship, Walden University, 2008 
  • Coach of the Year Award, Coaches Association of British Columbia, 2005 
  • North American and Canadian Sailing Champion, Various Years