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.
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.
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.
We asked our top 25 most senior leaders to participate in Jackson's leadership development program, sharpening our skills as a result of the feedback and one-on-one coaching we received. Jackson Leadership's rigorous talent assessments have helped us place high potential leaders into key positions, in ways that have helped us play to their strengths, and ultimately improve business performance. By truly partnering with Jackson Leadership, we have built a stronger, more disciplined, feedback-intensive development culture here at Husky.
John Galt, President and CEO Husky Injection Molding Systems
Myself and the rest of the senior leadership team participated in Jackson Leadership’s assessment and coaching program. I found that the program integrated well into our daily work, rather than being disruptive. Jackson Leadership also selected maximally effective coaches that were well-suited to each member of the team. The experience provided a healthy challenge with practical strategies and reasonable stretch objectives. Overall, the professional support of our leadership development was a meaningful contribution to our organization.
Jay Ferriero, President & CEO, Capital Automotive REIT
I worked closely with Jackson Leadership in my previous role as the leader of a large Canadian business—a subsidiary of a multinational company. Jackson consultants established a trusting relationship with me immediately, while also showing great expertise in leadership development. I had confidence in their credentials, and in the value their programs delivered. And I appreciated their personalized approach and commitment to creating a high-quality working relationship.
VP of publicly-traded, multinational organization
Jackson Leadership has been a key partner to our organization over many years, supporting development of our people and organization. Working with Jackson Leadership has helped our business perform at a higher level by impacting people and changing lives.
SVP of a publicly traded, multinational company
A customized assessment process followed by a six-month engagement working with a professional coach.
Practical, outcome-driven coaching to support key operational (as opposed to developmental) objectives.
Coaching programs to support senior leaders in achieving traction in their first 90 days on the job.
Assessing team dynamics and effectiveness, followed by action planning and strategy sessions.
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.
Workshops on topics related to our areas of expertise, including management 101 (for first-time managers), coaching skills, and key leadership concepts.
Offering a range of tools and techniques to ensure you select those with the raw material to become great leaders.
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.
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.
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, 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, 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.
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, 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, 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, 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 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, 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, 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.
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 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.
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.
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.