Change is an Opportunity

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


How We Help

Jackson Leadership specializes in helping organizations manage dynamic change. When organizations experience the stress of change—often suddenly and significantly—we help leaders take ownership of challenges, and raise their game.


How we’re different

The first thing to know about Jackson Leadership: we are 100% focused on leadership development, 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

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.

client: BASF
client: Maple Leaf Foods
client: AstraZeneca
client: Algonquin Power & Utilities
client: Husky Injection Molding Systems
client: Onex
client: Achievers
client: Creation Technologies
client: Harlequin
client: Univar
client: Capital Automotive Real Estate Services
client: London Hydro

What We Do


Our mission is to help develop leaders who can manage change:

  1. Leadership Development

    The world is changing faster than ever. Building dynamic, proactive leadership is the surest recipe for success.

    • We design and deliver personalized coaching programs to develop leaders across the organization.
    • We use a broad, rigorous toolbox of assessment tools that help identify individual needs and organizational challenges.
    • We source and select the highest quality coaches — anywhere in the world — to tailor your program for maximum results.
    • We aggregate data and insights — moving beyond ‘feel good’ coaching — and provide senior leadership with actionable strategies to drive organizational success.
  2. Change Management Support for Leaders

    Change is a powerful stressor; it has a way of revealing both the strengths and weaknesses in an organization. Navigating change isn’t a natural-born talent; it’s a process that requires commitment, perspective and practice.

    • We learn your business, the change stressors it faces, and assess your leadership and cultural challenges using a structured process.
    • We work with your leaders one-on-one, and in facilitated sessions with other leadership team members, to align a collective and coordinated strategy to navigate change.
    • We drive accountability, ownership and commitment to specific actions that drive change.
    • In tandem with senior team sessions, we deliver personalized coaching programs to all leadership team members and managers affected by change.
  3. Executive and Stakeholder Advisory

    Sometimes it’s hard to see clearly from the inside. We’ve been helping companies — like yours — navigate changes like rapid growth, mergers and acquisitions, and changes in ownership. We’re not interested in delivering off-the-shelf programs. We’re here to be your partners in change.

    • We work pragmatically and quickly to get stakeholders — from the C suite team to boards to shareholders — the data and insights they need.
    • We know from experience that top stakeholders appreciate tough, honest conversations. They need unbiased reporting and analysis from a source they trust to be invested in the organization’s success.

Let success flow up

Our work is designed to benefit individual team members, while helping the organization meet its goals. We work quickly and practically. Insights and patterns gleaned from our programs are fed back to the senior leaders, identifying risks and strengths, driving successful organizational change.


Give us a call at (647) 969-8907.
We'd be happy to learn a little about your business

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, Ph.D. 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 consultants, giving us the flexibility to create the best fit for our clients.


Tim Jackson, PhD



Tim Jackson, Ph.D. is the President of Jackson Leadership. His core areas of expertise are designing and delivering leadership development programs, providing customized facilitated sessions to leadership teams, and adapting these services to support organizations going through significant change. Tim has designed numerous programs for leaders, from executive to emerging level, in Canada, the US, Europe and China. His insights on leadership have been published in peer-reviewed journals and media outlets like and The Globe and Mail. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Society for Consulting Psychology. Tim has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Western University, and is located in Toronto, ON.

Consulting Partners

We have a wide network of vetted and trusted consultants, including accredited coaches, that can fulfill program objectives across North America and the globe.


Consulting Partner

Charlotte Browning

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.


Consulting Partner

Neha Kotak

Neha Kotak, Ph.D. is a management consultant with over 15 years of international consulting experience and deep expertise in talent management, leadership assessment and development, executive coaching, succession planning, team alignment, change management, employee engagement strategy and HR strategy. As an assessor and coach, Neha has worked with senior leaders across diverse industry sectors, cultures and global markets to help them grow and evolve as business leaders.


Consulting Partner

Alexandra McIntyre-Smith

Alexandra McIntyre-Smith is a clinically-trained psychologist who uses her knowledge of how people function under stress to help leaders grow during times of change. She has a decade of clinical experience treating a variety of challenges that can affect leadership performance in the workplace, from traumatic stress to anxiety, anger, and substance use. Alex’s style focuses on using practical tools that leaders can use to enhance their effectiveness immediately. She holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Western University.


Consulting 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.


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.


Coaching Partner

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.

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.


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.

Visit Promeus


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.

Visit the Anderson Governance Group