Coach Spotlight

Coach Dana, Leadership Development Solutions

Toronto, Canada

Top 5 Strengths

  • Futuristic
  • Positivity
  • Individualization
  • Maximizer
  • Woo


Dana is chosen as a trusted executive coach by C-suite executives, vice presidents, and directors who regularly navigate a matrix of people and politics in complex organizations. She is a Certified Executive Coach, Certified Team Coach, TEDx speaker coach, a seasoned leadership facilitator and workshop designer. Dana has enjoyed working with established leaders and their teams in companies from coast to coast.

She brings over 20 years of experience as an award-winning sales and marketing professional, business advisor, and thought-leading professional in executive leadership. With her trademark energy and wit, Dana leads groups of high-performing business executives to create aha moments when they discover unforeseen avenues to success. Whether providing personalized leadership coaching to an executive, working with a team over time, delivering keynote speeches to hundreds of people, or leading interactive sessions with senior teams, she builds on the expertise in the room and challenges the status quo to open up new horizons.


Dana’s business is built on three pillars of expertise. She is focused on developing mastery for Leading, Teaming, and Speaking. Dana specializes in delivering dynamic and highly engaging sessions both in-person and virtually.

Leadership Coaching:

  • Executive Coaching programs for 6-12 months
  • Leadership Coaching programs for 6-12 months
  • Bespoke leadership development workshops for a group of leaders within the organization

Team Coaching:

  • Executive leadership team coaching over 6-18 months
  • Team coaching over 8 – 18 months
  • Executive or team off-sites
  • Team Effectiveness workshops
  • Engaging team sessions to strengthen team collaboration
  • Bespoke team solutions to address any unique team issues or challenges

Speaker Coaching:

  • Mastering prep for high stakes business presentations
  • Transforming business presentations
  • Elevating their executive presence
  • Keynote and stage speaking
  • Delivering authentic town hall presentations
  • Mastering the art of being succinct
  • Catering your message to different stakeholder needs

Education/Trainings/ Certifications/Assessments

  • Certified Coach, ACC, International Coach Federation
  • Certified Executive Coach, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching
  • Certified Intelligent Leadership Executive Coach, John Mattone Global
  • Certified Adler Trained Coach, ATC, Adler International Learning
  • Certified Hogan Leadership Assessor
  • Certified Coach, Team Coaching Foundations – Global Team Coaching Institute
  • Certified Narrative Coaching Enhanced Practitioner
  • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Professional Member of International Coach Federation – Globally and Toronto Chapter
  • 360 Stakeholder Interviews
  • Regularly work with clients using a variety of assessment tools including DISC, Insights Discovery, Clifton Strengths Finder, Hogan Leadership Forecast and Via Character Strengths Survey.

Past Clients/Industries

Clients: American Express, Deloitte, eBay, Johnson & Johnson, Rogers Communications, Mazda, Scotiabank, Citco, Biogen, Rotman School of Management, HSBC, Kijiji, CIBC, Purolator, Queens University, Canadian Olympic Committee, TD Banking, Women’s Executive Network, Allergan, Canada Lands Company, Gilead Sciences, Toronto Police Services Desjardins Insurance, Greater Transport Airport Authority, Health Sciences Network, Societe Generale, Sunnybrook Foundation, Canadian Nurses Association, Thales Group

Industries: Biotechnology, E-commerce, Financial Services, Health Care, Courier Services, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Professional Associations, Sports, Telecommunications, Insurance, Transportation, Academia, Engineering Consulting


“I highly recommend Dana Janzen as an Executive Coach to any organization seeking results-based support with developing their leaders. She has coached nine of our leaders in our C-Suite, our Director level and at the manager level. Dana has been tremendously effective with our leaders and very quickly earned their trust and confidence. She has positively impacted our leaders with specific behavioural changes and tactical situation handling. Dana’s work has been an important element in our organization’s overall improvement in leadership and manager quality.”
-Senior Director, People and Culture, Automotive Industry

“I highly recommend Dana Janzen as an Executive and Leadership Coach, Dana provided me with so many tools and techniques to improve my leadership skills. Dana is exceptional, she helped me identify and sequence many opportunities for improvement; she challenged me while ensuring I was forging ahead. Dana is always professional, possesses a wealth of knowledge on leadership development, she is an effective teacher, she is compassionate and has a great sense of humour.”
-CFO, Healthcare Industry

“I recently had the pleasure of working with Dana at a Leadership program put on by Rogers Communications for its Directors and above. I found Dana’s leadership and facilitation style promoted learning and engagement from the participants. Her personal experience and insights only added to the course content and in my mind added value. I hope to have the opportunity to work Dana again in the future.”
-Stewart Cawthray, GM Enterprise Security Product Management, Rogers Communications

“Dana’s advice and approach regarding planning and executing high impact presentations was incredibly valuable. She provided excellent concrete advice to help me plan for my talk: everything from considering the perspective of my audience and how to find the ‘why’ of my presentation to how to prep when travelling the night before a big talk. I felt comfortable and confident delivering my presentation thanks to her structured approach and wisdom. I highly recommend Dana’s consulting services if you would like useful tools and advice to help you deliver more targeted, high value presentations in any area of your professional life.”
-Cristina German, Digital and Data Enablement Executive, Canadian Institute for Health Information

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