Lianne is a career and leadership coach with more than 20 years of experience in law, professional services, business, education, and the public sector.
She has coached hundreds of professionals, senior executives and business owners on how to make an impact, motivate others, and lead with courage and compassion. Lianne uses a solutions focused coaching approach, which emphasizes strengths, generates a sense of personal competence, and leads to practical results. Her aim is to get the best out of people and to bring about positive and lasting change.
Lianne understands the challenges of navigating complex organizations and leading diverse teams. She has held leadership positions in the public and private sectors, and has worked with individuals at all levels including professionals, senior managers and executives. In all of her client engagements she takes a highly collaborative approach and encourages open and straightforward communication, ongoing learning and mutual respect.
Lianne has a multi-disciplinary background in law, counselling psychology and coaching. She has a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Education (Counselling Psychology), both from the University of Toronto; and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario. She has a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Previous senior leadership roles include the Assistant Dean, Career Services at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and Principal Consultant with an international consulting firm, as well as various senior roles with the Ontario Public Service.
Lianne is currently serving on the Board of Directors at Touchstone Institute in Toronto and as a Mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters Toronto. She splits her time between Toronto and the Grey Highlands in Ontario, where she enjoys the wonders of the Niagara Escarpment and the joys of country living.