Lianne Krakauer is a career and leadership coach with over 20 years of experience in professional services, education, business and the public sector. Lianne uses a solutions focused coaching approach, which emphasizes strengths, generates a sense of personal competence, and leads to practical results. Her aim in coaching is to focus on how clients can best leverage their strengths to bring about positive and lasting change.
Lianne understands the challenges of navigating complex organizations and changing work place environments. She has held leadership positions in the public and private sectors, and has worked with individuals at all levels including professionals, business owners, 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, counseling psychology and coaching. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Western, a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Education (Counselling Psychology), both from the University of Toronto, and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University.
She has specialized training in Solutions Focused Coaching and is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, a psychological instrument that supports individual growth and team development.
Lianne’s prior leadership positions include the Assistant Dean, Career Services at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and Principal Consultant at PSTG Consulting in the Human Resource Practice Group, as well as various senior roles with the Ontario Public Service. She has been a Board member of several not-for-profit organizations, and is currently serving as a Director at Touchstone Institute in Toronto.
Lianne is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a designation granted by the ICF based on accredited training and client hours.
In her spare time Lianne is an avid yoga practitioner and occasional teacher.