Change is an Opportunity

Building leadership capacity in companies facing change,
from strategic shifts to rapid growth

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How We Help

We help our clients build leadership capacity using a suite of coaching and consulting programs. As organizations feel the stress of change—often suddenly and significantly—we are there to help, supporting leaders in raising their game.

 

How we’re different

The first thing to know about Jackson Leadership: we are 100% focused on building leadership capacity, and we only work with organizations going through change.

Another critical difference is that we don’t believe in ‘off the shelf’. All of our programs are customized to meet the unique needs of each of our clients. Quite simply, how we help depends on you.

Who We Serve

Organizations In Change

We work with clients undergoing major changes to their businesses. Challenges such as rapid growth, strategic shifts, or stakeholder/ownership changes, such as M&A activity or private equity transactions. These seismic events significantly increase the training and support needs of senior managers and leaders; helping organizations address these challenges is what we do. Leaders undergoing massive changes in their businesses require different skills, and greater adaptability, as the environment and marketplace shift around them.

What We Do

    We believe in co-creating the perfect solution with you:

  1. Coaching Programs

    • Comprehensive coaching

      A customized assessment process followed by a six-month engagement working with a professional coach.

    • Mission-critical coaching

      Practical, outcome-driven coaching to support key operational (as opposed to developmental) objectives.

    • Onboarding

      Coaching programs to support senior leaders in achieving traction in their first 90 days on the job.

    • Team coaching

      Assessing team dynamics and effectiveness, followed by action planning and strategy sessions.

  2. Change Management programs

    Supporting strategic change initiatives with various approaches such as leadership team alignment, focus groups, communication planning, and follow-up measurement and assessments to ensure change inititiatives are gaining traction.

  3. Workshops

    Workshops on topics related to our areas of expertise, including management 101 (for first-time managers), coaching skills, and key leadership concepts.

  4. Management & Executive Selection

    Offering a range of tools and techniques to ensure you select those with the raw material to become great leaders.

 

Change is the way up

Organizations need to change, shift, and move to make the most of market opportunities. Leadership development programs should benefit the participants, but also the organization in its quest to become a market leader. The insights gleaned from our programs are fed back to the leadership level, increasing the effectiveness of change initiatives.

Interested?

Give us a call — we'd be happy to learn a little about your business

(647) 969-8907

Who We Are

Dave Jackson started his first consulting practice in the early 1970’s. That practice continues today as Jackson Leadership, under the guidance of Tim Jackson, PhD. We are based in Toronto, but our work is global in scope. Our clients include several blue-chip organizations who value the insight and strength of our team of expert consultants. Our roots in leadership development go back fifty years, and we believe in its value now more than ever.

We are not a big firm and we believe that’s a big advantage. Being small means being responsive to our customers, customizing solutions to fit client needs, specializing only in building leadership capacity, and striving to forge high-quality and long-term client relationships. We work with a select number of highly-qualified, experienced leadership coaches, giving us the flexibility to create the best fit for our clients.

Core Team

TIM
JACKSON

CEO

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Tim Jackson, Ph.D. is the CEO of Jackson Leadership. His expertise covers all aspects of leadership development, from assessment, coaching, and training, to talent management and succession planning. Some of his recent clients include BASF Canada, BASF USA, Husky Injection Molding, Onex Corporation, Trillium Health Partners, and Algonquin Power. Tim’s own assessment and coaching practice is global in scope, working with leaders outside of North America, including in Western Europe and in China. He has written several articles for outlets like Forbes.com, and HR Professional Magazine, and his research appears in several peer-reviewed journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The University of Western Ontario.

Leann
Schneider

Managing Consultant

Leann Schneider, PhD

Leann Schneider, Ph.D. is a Consultant with Jackson Leadership. She is an expert in assessments, including 360 surveys, personality testing and behaviour-based interviews. She is also experienced at providing feedback and follow-up coaching. Some of her recent clients include BASF Canada, Husky Injection Molding, Onex Corporation, Trillium Health Partners, and Algonquin Power. Leann has written articles for HR Magazine and her research appears in peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The University of Guelph.

Dave
Jackson

Founder

Dave Jackson

Dave Jackson, Ph.D. is the founder of Jackson Leadership. For over four decades he has served as a trusted advisor to Presidents, CEOs, and Board members, on a range of issues related to organizational leadership. His areas of expertise include executive coaching, leadership development, change management, and succession planning. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Chicago.

Coaching Partners

Beyond our core team, we also have access to a wider network of vetted and trusted professional, accredited coaches that can fulfill program objectives across North America and the globe.

Charlotte
Browning

Coaching Partner

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Charlotte Browning, CPC, PCC is an ICF certified coach who provides leadership coaching to emerging talent, managers, and senior leaders. She leverages her 20+ years of working for large global companies, across multiple countries and functions, and brings this expertise into her coaching engagements. Charlotte has experience coaching clients in many sectors including professional services, consumer goods, finance, and not-for-profit.

Melissa
Warner

Coaching Partner

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Melissa Warner, Ph.D. is an experienced coach who has amassed over 1200 hours of coaching time in the private and public sectors, including with business owners, GMs, and VPs. Melissa is also a Professor of Human Resources within the School of Business at Seneca College, teaching an array of HR related courses. Prior to becoming a consultant and professor, Melissa spent six years at Canadian Tire Corporation, designing and implementing leadership and OD strategy across Canadian Tire Stores and managing a team of six Senior Leadership Consultants.

Michael
Frisch

Coaching Partner

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Michael Frisch, Ph.D. has been delivering executive coaching services for over 20 years. He has worked with coaching clients in a wide range of industries, including finance, media, telecom, pharma, and consumer goods. He also co-leads an accredited coaching training program called iCoachNewYork, which has produced 140 graduates over the last twelve years. His co-authored book, Becoming an Exceptional Executive Coach, reflects these experiences.

Karen
Metzger

Coaching Partner

Karen Metzger

Karen Metzger has an extensive background in executive coaching, management development, career management, and career transition services. Her coaching clients range from high-potentials to senior-level executives and cover a wide spectrum of business sectors including financial services, legal, insurance, technical, and not for profit. She supervises executive coaches and serves on the faculty of iCoachNewYork/Baruch Zicklin School of Management Executive Education Program. She is co-author of Becoming an Exceptional Executive Coach.

Jeremy
Robinson

Coaching Partner

Jeremy Robinson, MCC

Jeremy Robinson, MCC, is an ICF certified coach who has worked with C-level executives, Managing Directors, Senior VPs, VPs, Executive Directors, and high potential employees. His past clients span a wide range of industries including financial services, pharma, professional services, advertising/media/publishing, high tech/internet/telecom and transportation. He is the co-author of the book, Becoming an Exceptional Executive Coach.

Marguerite
LeBlanc

Coaching Partner

Marguerite LeBlanc

Marguerite LeBlanc, PCC has accumulated over 1400 hours of coaching experience, working with leaders at all levels. Her clients have included privately- and publicly-held oil and gas, design and construction, manufacturing, heavy equipment, and government. Marguerite has executive level professional experience, and she worked for over 15 years in project management, overseeing projects and programs up to $70 million.

Strategic Partnerships

Jackson Leadership has a growing number of strategic partnerships with organizations offering expertise and value-add services that provide a wide range of support and solutions for clients.

Pinsight

Talent Assessment

Pinsight is a talent management technology that has virtualized traditional assessment centers. Participants assume a role in a fictitious company and complete activities that simulate a day in the life of a sales professional, manager, or senior-level leader. The assessment results combine behavioral observation with the measurement of personality traits, providing a platform for developmental conversations, high-potential identification, and selection decisions.

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Promeus

Executive Search

Promeus is a retained executive search firm that provides solutions for executive recruitment and selection in the Education, Government, Municipal, Public, and Not-for-Profit sectors. The Promeus team has earned a reputation for innovative executive search solutions, for being flexible and adaptive to every client’s unique needs and for a precise, sector-specific focus.

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Pinsight

Governance Consulting

The Anderson Governance Group is a governance advisory boutique with offices in Toronto and London. Led by Dr. David Anderson, an internationally respected thought leader on governance issues and practice, the Anderson Governance Group is retained to evaluate board and CEO performance, conduct governance reviews, contribute to board retreats, train chairs and directors, and provide ongoing advice to board leaders. The firm has earned a reputation among clients for integrity, intelligence and insight.

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