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.
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.
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
The world is changing faster than ever. Building dynamic, proactive leadership is the surest recipe for success.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 Forbes.com 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.
Beyond our core team, we have a wide network of vetted and trusted consultants, including 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.