Nance MacLeod BA, PCC, CEC, C-IQ
Honoured with the Prism Award for Coaching Excellence 2022

Nance sits on the CIG board as the Chair of the Cornerstone Leadership Academy and is the Chief Coaching Officer for Cornerstone Toronto/Executive Coach Global. Nance leads a Coaching team of more than 22 ICF-accredited and highly knowledgeable Coaches.
Nance is a lifelong learner known for driving leadership success and business growth. She is a Certified Executive Coach, Certified Master Career Growth Coach, Change Management Specialist, Conversational Intelligence Coach and Positive Psychology-Based Health & Wellness Coach. Her years of experience working in senior leadership in the corporate world and business success combined with her continuous education, sets her clients up for success and growth.


As a professionally trained coach, Nance uses a style of empathy and honesty that cuts through the clutter to help people and organizations achieve their goals. She is an insightful, detail- oriented professional with a history of introducing fresh, forward-looking ideas that help leader grow and expand their organizations.


Nance has served in executive leadership roles with both Canadian and US-owned companies, engaging and leading teams to achieve success. On the foundation of her two decades of experience as an instructor and corporate executive coach, Nance develops and facilitates thought-provoking personal and professional development seminars and workshops that empower and accelerate growth. Co-author of the book LeadershipAIM, she has authored over 100 articles published in The Business Link, Reason and Beyond, and Your Workplace magazines. Nance is past President for ICF Toronto, a past board member of ACMP (Association of Change Management Practitioners) and Global Chair for Cornerstone International Group Leadership Academy.


Executive Leadership Coaching 360° and Leadership Assessments Career Pathway Development Executive Onboarding
Team Building
Well-being Coaching

Leadership Training Career Transition

Conflict Resolution
Organizational Effectiveness & Development

Workshop Design & Facilitation Business Success Coaching & Consulting


Results Achieved


t A Company President/CEO could see the potential of a new acquisition; however, he was hesitant and not sure how to take this new combined company to its next level. He was worried about the time it might take away from his core business. He was busy working in the business and not looking or working on the business. Through a series of coaching sessions, we implemented several strategies including the 4 Disciplines of Execution. This allowed him to clarify and focus on his Wildly Important Goal and increase the bottom line of this business by 150% in one year. We have now been working together for more than 10 years and his business continues to grow.

t Coached the President/CEO of a fast-growing medical device company through challenges with staff, customers and investors, first by establishing vision, mission and value statements, then by developing the President into a top-notch progressive leader.

t Coached a young President/CEO of the 20-million dollar company his father started and built. Unfortunately when his father became suddenly ill he had to step into the President/CEO role without a clear plan. His confidence was low and the staff always looked at him as the boss’s son, not as the leader of the company – and treated him that way. After several coaching sessions he has developed an excellent vision for the growth of the company and has acquired executive presence and leadership skills that have helped him gain the respect of all employees. His confidence has increased and he is driving the company forward.

t Coached the senior leadership team of a large international manufacturing company struggling with a lack of communication and trust. Nance identified the divisive issues through interviews followed by a strategic customized workshop and one-on-one executive coaching. As a result of these immediate efforts, along with an action plan for sustainability, productivity and teamwork have soared.

t Supported a Vice President of Finance facing career inertia. By identifying the root causes, she was successful in building self-esteem, overcoming indecision and re-energizing her passion for her work… all leading to advancement to a more senior role.

t Coached a President/CEO of a not-for-profit group. The board felt that she needed coaching as the staff was complaining about her leadership style, and several long-time employees had left the organization. An MRG Leadership Effectiveness Assessment 360 was completed and we worked together on her development opportunities as well as completed exit interviews with previous employees. This allowed us to move forward quickly with great success.



Professional Certified Coach International Coach Federation
PROSCI Certified Change Practitioner Prosci Canada
Corporate Coach U Certified Graduate Corporate Coach U
Licensed Coaching Skills Faculty Coach University & Flow Coaching Institute ACC & PCC Markers Certificate ICF Assessor Accreditation

Master Career Coach Career Partners International
BA, Business Studies Brock University
Adult Learning Certificate Niagara College
Leadership Development, Industrial Psychology, Human Resources Niagara College Strategic Leadership Development® Suite of Assessments Management Resource Group Certified Conflict Resolution Coach Creating a Respectful Workplace

C-IQ, Certified Coach in Conversational Intelligence Judith E Glaser, World Business & Executive Coach Summit Certified Executive Coach College of Executive Coaching
Kotter Change Management Certification Kotter Inc.
The 4 Disciplines of Execution Certified Leader FranklinCovey

Round Table/Thought Leader & Implementation Mastery Facilitator WBECS Narrative Coach Certification Dr David Drake, WBECS
Accelerating Coach Excellence Enhanced Coach & 7 Paths Forward, LLC Positive Psychology and Well-Being Coach College of Executive Coaching

Prism Award Winner for Coaching Excellence 2022 International Coaching Federation Toronto Chapter SAMPLE CLIENT LIST

Police Services
York Region
Zodiac Aerospace
North Vista Immigration University of Toronto

City of Hamilton CSL Silicones Niagara Region Niagara College MHICA Aerospace Home Depot

Town of Halton Hills
Moodys Investors
Ontario Chamber of Commerce Kuehne & Nagel
Kiwanis Non-Profit Homes

Level/Function Expertise

Presidents, C suite, Directors, Managers, Emerging Leaders, High Potentials, Leader as Coach, Change Mangement, Conflict Resolution. Leadership Development & Coaching Skills facilatation

Coaching Focus

Executive Management, Leadership Success, Self-awareness, Interpersonal relationships, listening skills and empathy Influence, Change Management, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A’s), Communication skills, Motivation, Employee Engagement & Retention, Leading with vision and purpose, Building effective teams, Strategy and strategic thinking, Working with uncertainty and ambiguity, Decision skills, Mentoring, Developing internal talent, Succession, Conflict Resolution. Positive Psychology & Well-Being, Conversational & Emotional Intelligence.

Industry & Sector Knowledge

Government, Para- Military, Utilities, Green Power, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Education, Consumers Goods, Not-For-Profit, Financial services, Municipalities, Logistics, Health Industry

Representative Clients

See sample Client list above.

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