photo by University of Regina

We provide a range of training, facilitation and keynote speaking services for a variety of audiences and opportunities: half day training/workshops, 1-3 day formal leadership training courses, and management or Board retreats. We will customize a Leadership Development Training Program to suit your organizational/team(s) specific needs.  As well, we are available to speak on a selection of topics at conferences and other corporate events.

Leadership Competency Training

Personal Leadership Effectiveness ‘MERIT ™ System’ (*eLearning option available)
Developing Authentic Leaders ‘MERIT ™ System’
Mastering Difficult Dialogues
The Work of Leaders, Managers, & Supervisors Basic Supervisory Training
Team Communication and Meetings
Leading & Managing Change
Team Development and Organizational Health
Performance Management and Feedback
Sales Culture & Systems
Manager as Coach Learning Series™ – Career Partners International
Governance Leadership Models, Competencies & Processes
Improving Personal Productivity: Time Management

Key Topics available in Customized Workshops

Management roles and accountabilities
Team leadership and processes
People selection and recruitment
Effective delegation
Setting expectations
Creating a motivating environment
Using authority and power
Developing people
Time management
Conflict resolution
Operational and strategic planning
‘Buddy to Boss’ transitions
Governance Essentials
Sales / Business Development Strategy/Planning

The workgroup session identified the key issues that we need to address to benefit our partnership culture. The manner in which David held and created the space to allow the difficult conversations to take place was impressive.

Derek, CPA, CA

Partner, Accounting Firm

Dave has provided me with invaluable insight both in a team consulting setting as well as individual coaching. Dave’s coaching is insightful, thought provoking and fulfilling on a personal level.

Lisa, CPA, CA

Partner, Accounting Firm

Nancy has been a supportive guide who has listened and helped me identify areas that need change and then helped to focus my energy in the direction that has the greatest benefit in my life.


Educational Asst., Greater Catholic School Division

Dave helped me a lot to improve my management skills, to learn more about myself and gave me a good insight into the Canadian way of coaching, and so into the North American way of management, which was very helpful for me as a European.

Dirk, P.ENG

Manager, Global Fertilizer Manufacturer

Dave’s mentorship through my leadership journey was highly valued. In addition, his team building facilitation was just what our Senior Leadership Team needed to kickstart our transition.

Adam Logue

CEO, JNE Welding

I believe that the team sessions David led with our partner group have added greatly to our partnership culture over the last year and that the one on one sessions we have had, had a powerful personal impact on me.

Derek CPA, CA

Partner, Global Accounting Firm

Our team is definitely engaged in the process and putting what they've learned to work.  It's been very valuable for them and for me.

Wally Start

President, Bamboo Shoots and Angel Entertainment

With COVID-19, we had to rearrange our plans with Dave and undertake strategic planning virtually. He shifted and helped all of our board members get comfortable and engaged with the technology. Dave's virtual facilitation style and techniques helped us get to the next phase. The virtual delivery actually saved us valuable time as we completed it in half a day. I would recommend Dave to others requiring virtual facilitation.

Shane K. Biehn

CHAIR – Riversdale Business Improvement District

Dave Smith been coaching our leadership team for some time.  We were set for him to facilitate a couple of group coaching sessions with our team and then COVID-19 arrived.  Dave quickly rearranged the plan and met with us virtually. He was able to help our team use the distance technology to truly engage in the sessions.

James Gustafson

Executive Director - Administration & Finance, Campion College at the University of Regina