Grand Heron International

Stephanie Tait

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

Stephanie is a seasoned Executive Coach and Business Leader with 20 years of experience in diverse, top leadership roles in the Professional Services, Tech and Education sectors. Equipped with recent firsthand leadership and business operating experience, Stephanie supports her clients to thrive in their new world of work.

She earned the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coaching Federation in 2010. Since then, she has coached scores of new and established leaders, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, to leverage the unique qualities that set them apart, and take the strategic steps necessary for them to excel in their professional lives. She partners with her clients to reflect upon their conflicting challenges, refine their goals, establish a tailored plan, and get them to where they want to be, faster.

She has a wealth of work experience, ranging from working as a Senior Consultant for Oliver Wyman and Deloitte, to progressing in a global corporate training firm from a Master Facilitator for Fortune 100 companies, ultimately to the Managing Director. As Managing Director, she successfully led the business’ turnaround during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2008, she ran 11,000 miles around North America to inspire environmental action for her charity, With funds raised during the run tour, she founded and now manages a legacy fund which provides grants to youth-driven environmental initiatives in Canada. For her efforts, His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, awarded her the Meritorious Service Medal in 2016.

Stephanie is based Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stephanie's Unique Style

Stephanie’s approach to coaching is anchored in her naturally friendly, calm and encouraging style. Her demeanor immediately makes people feel comfortable and reduces obstacles to productive, open discussions. Leveraging her business background, and experience living internationally in London and Hong Kong, she includes relevant observations to help clients from around the world to create focus and structure out of complexity and change, and drive toward the results they’re after. Using her coaching expertise, she helps people to get clear and stay focused on what they truly desire, and provides a safe space and accountability to support them in realizing this.

Professional Background

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), International Relations & Women’s Studies, University of British Columbia
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Ivey Business School
  • Advanced Coaching Program Graduate, Coach U
  • Accredited Organizational Coach, Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation

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Working with Steph made me such a better leader and professional. With Steph as my coach, I gained much better strategic vision, executive presence, ability to lead change and influence others. I’m now much more self-aware, including my core values, strengths and blind-spots. Through our partnership, I remain much more grounded in stressful circumstances and lead with greater confidence all the time.


When I started working with Steph, I was embarking on a new leadership role at a pivotal time in my career. I needed to establish credibility quickly, make good decisions confidently, and quickly build trust with my peers and team. Steph not only provided a framework to evaluate my goals and impact at set intervals, but also held me accountable to the results I needed to realize in order to make an efficient and productive transition. She also helped me to understand the importance of and develop strong relationships with key peers, something which I would have overlooked in my drive for results. I can now confidently say that I am thriving in my new role with a strong foundation for long-term success.


Steph helped me to take a step back from the many conflicting challenges and pressures I was facing at work and helped me to become a much more strategic, effective leader. Having risen up in my organization from more tactical roles, I needed to work on my strategic thinking and creativity, and overall sharpen my leadership capabilities. Steph provided the sounding board I needed to increase my confidence in my decision-making, thoughts and actions.