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.