Leading in Challenging Times

Our comprehensive Leadership Development Training and Team Building strategies provides a strong foundation to ensure success in today’s demanding and complex environment.

Every organization is different and our strategy is to listen and discover the needs of your complete team and design a program that fits objectives and outcomes. Our successful model works across industry sectors including profit and non-profit organizations needing to achieve higher standards and growth targets.

We believe that sustained outcomes are very important and that is why we build into each assignment learning strategies for long term performance. We have developed a specialized and focused approach using our  “Seven Fundamentals of Team Engagement and Leadership” model that provides leaders with tools to build their teams and take them to the next level.

Our leadership coaches who will be interacting with your leaders are highly experienced and accredited with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Our learning and development platform is geared to various levels of leadership including: entry level, mid level, senior and executive roles.

A certificate program is also available for new entry managers or existing leaders wanting to enhance their leadership skills to drive engagement, increase performance and exceed business goals and objectives.


Executive Coaching

Toronto ICFA process of facilitating awareness, building skills and advancing behavioral change for individuals, executive coaching is an integral and effective means to enhance performance to reach higher levels of leadership and organizational effectiveness. Astute organizations recognize this value and engage coaching experts to advance and develop their teams. Executive coaching has now become a recognized standard for not only executives but for managers at various levels within organization to increase productivity and accelerate alignment between  business strategy and professional development. Executive coaching is hard work for both the participant and the Coach that requires commitment and detailed planning for success.

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Assess for Success: Developing Leaders, Preparing High Potentials for senior roles, Improving assessmentsPerformance and Team Engagement

In today’s business environment developing supervisors and leaders is extremely important to ensure alignment with business goals and objectives. Investing in leadership development and coaching provides for a huge ROI. Most people are not born leaders and therefore need cultivating and training to hone critical skills so their teams are engaged and innovative. Leadership is not everyone’s cup of tea but when people are identified for leadership roles, companies are advised to invest in skills to ensure their success. The notion that a rock star employee can also be a rock star executive leader/manager is not always the case and can lead to a disaster for all concerned. This can be avoided by providing a platform to learn those important soft skills needed to lead successfully. Executive Coach Global provides a wide range of resources to help businesses identify and analyze job competencies, develop competency models, and perform comprehensive assessments on individuals, teams and the entire organization. Our team members are fully trained and certified on delivering 360 assessment tools through MRG for professional development as well as the emotional intelligence assessment, EQ-i 2.0.


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Competency Modeling:

To efficiently achieve the company’s strategic objectives, every role in the organization must be well-defined and aligned with those strategic objectives for the role to effectively contribute to the success of the organization. Competency modeling helps an employer identify and define the roles and career paths in the company, as well as the skills, proficiencies and characteristics employees need to be successful in those positions. With a proper competency model in place, businesses can be assured that roles throughout the organization are aligned and that they support the company’s strategic objectives. Additionally, solid competency models allow the company to recruit and hire qualified individuals for positions, while providing the best fit for an employee’s career path and the organization’s overall performance strategy.

Individual, Team & Organizational Assessments:

Whether hiring, transferring or optimizing productivity, employers must continually analyze and develop an individual’s potential in terms of performance, engagement, leadership and alignment. The same continued analysis of potential holds true for teams and organizations. Career Compass Coach provides a comprehensive assessment approach along with consulting expertise to build a road map that helps bridge the gap between factors that limit and those that free individuals, teams and organizations to achieve higher results and a more effective and successful business.

The Soft Skills Gap – Do You Have One?

When your leaders have lots of technical and hard skills but an absence of soft skills, you have a soft skills gap. Soft skills are what accompany the hard skills, and help your organization to drive engagement, performance and innovation.


When you have lots of managers but no real leaders – there is a very high probability their is a soft skills gap that leads to dysfunctional teams, low performance, and a poor culture.

In fact, whenever you are unable to capitalize on the wealth of knowledge, experience and proficiency within your team, then you should be assessing the level of communication and interpersonal skills that are present in your organization.

The workplace has evolved an interpersonal dynamic that can’t be ignored. The acts of listening, presenting ideas, resolving conflict, and fostering an open and honest work environment all come down to knowing how to build and maintain relationships with people. It’s those relationships that allow people to participate fully in team projects, show appreciation for others, and enlist support for their projects.

It’s important for you to recognize the vital role soft skills play within your team and not only work on developing them within yourself, but encourage their development throughout the organization. Areas to examine and evaluate include:

Personal accountability.

The degree of collaboration.

Interpersonal negotiation skills.

Conflict resolution  .

People’s adaptability and flexibility.

The clarity of communications  .

Creative thinking.


Coaching and mentoring  .



Developing Leaders: Helping Female Executives Excel in Male-Dominated Environments

This well established financial services organization desired to assist its highest-level female executive to be even more successful in a primarily male-dominated industry. For continued career success she needed to improve her communication and partnering skills to be more effective working alongside people with whom she shared few similarities.

The Challenge

Highly accomplished at this point in her career, the top ranking female executive of this financial services organization struggled to break through the primarily male-dominated industry to achieve her full potential and contributions to the organization. She sought a firm and executive coach who could tailor a program to her specific situation, helping her identify and develop a plan to enhance her skills.

The Career Partners International Solution

After interviewing several firms, the executive selected Career Partners International and one of its expert executive coaches. She sought a coach with extensive executive-level business experience with whom she was comfortable as a strategic thought partner. Recognizing that “it was crucial to learn how men think and act” she explained, she chose to work with a male coach. In fact, understanding the differences was instrumental in achieving new levels of success.

The Career Partners International executive coach listened and tailored a program that would identify and expand upon all of the best qualities and talents the executive possessed while encouraging and developing new behaviors and skills where deficiencies existed. To accomplish this and create an impactful development plan, the coaching process included customized assessments. The added value came from the coach’s ability to create and implement a development plan that helped the executive effectively adapt her skills to a variety of situations.

The Results

This executive reached new levels of effectiveness which were measured by these extraordinary business successes:

  • Equity investment in her business unit doubled in one year.
  • A new line of business was added that will double her firm’s revenue base within three years.
  • Her region achieved record revenues the first year; maximum bonuses were paid, and revenues continue to exceed targets.

Employee motivation and commitment are essential elements of successful businesses. Employees need to feel connected to the company in a way that they can understand the organization’s strategic objectives and see how their contribution plays a role in achieving those objectives. Creating a successful culture of employee engagement requires more than just implementing some tactics to reduce turnover and absenteeism – it requires a proactive and deliberate plan to keep employees energized and aligned with the company so they desire to give their all. Such a plan requires the attention and support of leaders at all levels in the organization. Our training and engagement programs are fully customized to reflect the organization’s goals and objectives.

Working with Career Compass Canada, leaders can successfully increase employee engagement to enhance productivity, reduce burnout, strengthen retention, and overall increase productivity. Additionally, management learns how important their role is in the process and the actions needed to sustain a culture of engagement.

The Seven Fundamentals of Team Engagement and Leadership

Leading teams for engagement is a core strength that any company or organization needs to aspire to. This is hard work and requires planning and a concerted effort to break down silos and work across demographics and competing interests to work as one team for the common good of the organization. Our unique process brings together a strategy the builds on core fundamentals of healthy and productive teams.

On-boarding and New Role Integration

No time is more critical in the engagement of employees than when taking on a new role. Whether just hired or transferring within the company, the organization has spent much time and energy selecting the best candidate. Working with Career Compass Canada, organizations can implement the best strategies, processes and support to properly on-board and integrate employees into the fabric of the organization to identify quick wins, build confidence and position themselves for long-term success and commitment.

Career Planning and Management

By helping employees proactively analyze and manage their careers, organizations can ensure their workforce is energized and employees are contributing in ways that are meaningful for them as well as the company. Sometimes this means the opportunity to advance into new roles. Sometimes it means the opportunity to develop new skills. And sometimes it means the opportunity to do the same job in new ways. Working with expert career consultants who tailor career planning and career management services to meet the needs of their employees, clients of Career Compass Canada reap the rewards of a renewed and invigorated workforce.

Retention Strategies

Top talent isn’t “a dime a dozen.” Organizations invest heavily in attracting and retaining employees, especially top talent. The key isn’t about throwing attractive salaries and bonus packages at them – it’s about employing effective strategies to reinforce that they are working and growing with the right company. We help employers develop effective retention strategies that not only retain employees but also keep them engaged by providing stimulating challenges, fostering career growth, increasing learning and development opportunities, and enhancing personal as well as business skills.

Succession Planning

What happens if your CEO retires tomorrow? What about your department leaders? Do you know which roles in your organization are critical to the company’s success? The best way to ensure business continuity and future success is to properly identify the most critical positions and determine who is prepared to assume those roles now, months from now, or even years from now. Surprisingly, many organizations cannot even identify the roles that are critical to its success, much less who might be able to fill those roles if needed. While simple in concept, many struggle with and are just not adequately prepared for succession. Career Compass Canada helps organizations effectively identify critical roles, potential successors and create development plans to prepare individuals, teams and leaders for the future needs of the organization.

Performance Management

Optimal performance – it’s clearly a desired state for successful companies and only achievable if one of the key components, the workforce, is operating at its best. To stimulate the finest employee performance, Career Compass Canada works with companies to develop the job performance metrics needed to achieve organizational objectives and helps align the professional and personal goals of employees with the needs of the organization. Critical components include planning and setting expectations, monitoring performance, developing performance parameters, and rewarding accomplishments. On-going review and support allow for modifications and ensure continued alignment so employees and the organization can be successful!

Change Management

If anything is certain, it is change. Whether it is integration of new technologies or processes, different management or organizational structures, or new strategic directions, change is constant in the business world. Those organizations that can embrace change, adapt quickly and move forward are often the ones who finish at the top. However; not everyone can embrace change quickly. And, unfortunately, the inability to accept change can negatively affect employees and their ability to perform effectively causing organizations to stumble during times of change. Career Compass Canada offers a full range of services to help individuals, teams and even leaders better understand, accept and lead through business changes quickly in order to move forward more successfully.

About Wellness 360 – Industry Leading

Our professional wellness team works closely with our talent management group and has developed an exclusive Wellness 360 platform that is aimed at developing optimum performance and health and is customized to align with company goals and objectives. This strategy integrates key wellness principles that will reduce stress and anxiety while building on mental and physical health leading to happier more productive employees.  This is a true win win for all.

Workplace Wellness is fast becoming the norm rather than the exception in today’s demanding and stressful environment. Employers are quickly realizing a work force that is committed to health and wellness is one that will be more productive. Absenteeism goes down, morale increases, there is less downtime from serious disease, greater productivity, lower health benefit costs and greater engagement.

These are positive outcomes from wellness strategies that become part of a company’s culture. Programs offered by Career Compass are carefully designed to meet your staff needs and wants to ensure maximum participation and positive results. Our programs include nutrition, fitness, life-balance, stress and anger management techniques. We can deliver workshops or one on one depending on the most appropriate timing. Our programs are delivered by professional and experienced certified wellness specialists to ensure best results and leading edge techniques. We also offer a free wellness assessment tool that provides excellent feedback on identifying strengths and gaps.

Wellness 360 is available with all of our programs and can be fully integrated with executive coaching, career transition coaching and team building strategies.