Change is an Opportunity

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


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

    • We design and deliver leadership development programs, coupling comprehensive assessments with professional coaching, customized to your needs.
    • We offer a range of developmental assessments, selected and administered by Ph.D. level coaches and consultants with expertise in testing and interpretation.
    • We use different types of coaching approaches in our programs, including traditional coaching, onboarding coaching, and team coaching.
    • We source and select the highest quality coaches anywhere in the world in order to tailor your program for maximum results.
  2. Management & Executive Selection

    • We use our deep assessment expertise to support the hiring of managers and executives who will address your organization’s most pressing challenges.
    • We employ a broad toolbox of assessment tools that can be used with a range of employee levels.
    • The output and conclusions from our assessments are presented in reports designed to inform and assist you in making a final hiring decision.
    • We source and select the highest quality coaches anywhere in the world in order to tailor your program for maximum results.
  3. Facilitation & Workshops

    • We custom design facilitated sessions and workshops on topics related to our areas of expertise, including skills for managers, coaching, and key leadership concepts.

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.


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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.


Tim Jackson, President, Jackson Leadership



Tim Jackson, Ph.D. is President 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 (both USA & Canada), Husky Injection Molding, Onex Corporation, Trillium Health Partners, and Algonquin Power. Tim’s assessment and coaching practice is global in scope, working with leaders from North America and beyond, including Western Europe and in China. He has written articles for outlets like 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.

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.


Coaching Partner

Charlotte Browning, CPC, ACC 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.


Coaching Partner

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.


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.


Coaching 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.


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

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.


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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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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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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