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Stephanie Tait

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

Stephanie brings over 20 years of experience in diverse, top leadership roles in the Professional Services sector. She has a wealth of work experiences, from running her own coaching business for senior-level professionals, to working as a Senior Consultant for Oliver Wyman and Deloitte, to progressing in a global mid-sized corporate training firm from a Master Facilitator for top Fortune 100 companies, to a director role, to Vice President of Strategy, to the Managing Director reporting into the company’s co-Founders. As the Managing Director, she successfully led the business’ turnaround during the COVID-19 pandemic.

She has been coaching since 2004, when she enrolled in her first coach training program and started her coaching business. Coaching has infused her leadership and communication style, as she learned at an early point in her career how to help build people’s capabilities to achieve their goals, grow and develop as leaders.

In 2008, she ran 11,000 miles across North America to inspire environmental action for her charity, Run for One Planet. 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 style of coaching can be described as fast paced and decisive. Stephanie creates focus and structure out of chaos and helps her clients drive toward what’s most important and the result the coachee is after. She is non-judgmental in how she listens attentively to the client’s natural rhythm of learning and adjusts her style accordingly. She aims to build upon their strengths and helps them take ownership of the results they are seeking.

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
  • 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.