The “Why” Behind She Walks Canada

Not having a community of like-minded women around me, kept me silent.

I knew I had a problem with alcohol but I would rather remain status quo than go to a traditional step or treatment program with which I didn’t identify, couldn’t afford, be away from my family, or need to explain my absence. Had I known what was available, I would have reached out much sooner.

— Lindsay Sutherland Boal

The Purpose of She Walks Canada is to:


Meet Lindsay

Lindsay Sutherland Boal is a force for positive change wielding her knowledge and expertise of sober living initiatives and women issues. In 2021, Lindsay founded She Walks Canada—a movement to engage and empower sober and sober-curious women changing their relationship with alcohol. In its first year, She Walks Canada impacted over 700 women transitioning away from alcohol, and as a community, met and exceeded the cross-Canada walking goal of 7,315 kms (4545 miles) over 3 times—22,267 kms (13,836 miles). The 2023 Walk around the globe invites women everywhere and begins March 6, 2023.

As a personal empowerment coach, Lindsay is set to revolutionize the way in which individuals confront their own barriers with her innovative “Uncovery Method.” Her program will soon be accessible online—with options for self-guided or mentored courses—offering anyone an opportunity to free themselves from stagnation and claim control of their journey towards success.

Additionally, Lindsay is an executive at Urban Outline Building Group; an athlete; mother; wife; friend; sister; mentor; public speaker; former podcast host and producer of The COVID Chronicles Canada; professional opera singer; and actor on stage and television. Lindsay is a graduate of the Jay Shetty Certification School, Brandon University, the Vancouver Academy of Music, Toronto Film School, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She has also completed sessional studies at the University of Manitoba; the Cabaret Conference at Yale University; the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar in Germany; the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in the Czech Republic; the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada; and others.

Lindsay is the recipient of over 15 awards, most recently as “Distinguished Alumni” at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She has been featured across numerous print channels as well major networks, leading conversations that impact women everywhere.

Lindsay Sutherland Boal

Life, “Big Dream” and Purpose Coach. Executive. Opera Singer. Actor. Podcast Producer and Host. National Correspondent. Educator. Sober Boss. Advocate for Women’s Mental and Physical Health.


The following coaches are the facilitators of the Virtual Conversations:
Julie Kirschke
Recovery Coach
Jillian Laudano
Intuitive Life Coach and Energy Healer
Michele Hillier
Healing Practitioner
Lindsay Sutherland Boal
The Uncovery Life Coach
Alex Talbot
Health and Lifestyle Coach


Between January 24 and July 26, 2022, our community came together to share their experiences, challenges, and successes. Together, we tripled our original 7,315 km cross-Canada goal, along with achieving:


The Walk