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About Jim Dixon
Jim has been described by many as an 'accountability coach', a thinking partner with a strategic, systems perspective and a relaxed, down-to-earth collaborative, business approach. Solidly grounded in integrity, respect, fairness and honesty, he strives for clarity in the midst of chaos and complexity and focuses on results within a framework of accountability.
Jim has 25 years business experience in the standards, energy and consulting fields. During his 12 years in senior management, Jim led many teams involved in such functions as strategic and business planning, marketing, communications, new product and business development, product management (health care, medical devices, food safety, forestry, quality management, environmental management, aerospace, automotive), finance and accounting, acquisitions and strategic alliances.
Jim also led a wide range of programs, national steering committees and technical committees representing a diverse cross-section of industry sectors, non-government organizations and government in health care, sports and recreational equipment, occupational health and safety and public safety, quality, risk management, environmental management and technologies and many others. Jim led the establishment of the International Organization for Standardization / Technical Committee on Environmental Management (ISO 14000) and its operations for eight years along with ISO / TC (ISO 9001) for worldwide standards on quality management for six years. Membership in each of these committees consists of approximately 60 countries and 50 international organizations. Through his international standards work, Jim has traveled and worked in more than 25 countries around the world.
Professional Qualifications and Development
- Certified Executive Coach (CEC), Royal Roads University
- Adler Certified Professional Coach, Adler International Learning /
University of Toronto
- International Coach Federation (ICF) member
- Insights Discovery® Licensed Practitioner (LP)
- StressMap Assessment (Essi Systems) practitioner
- Certified BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi) and EQ-360 practitioner
- Master of Engineering (Environmental / Chemical), University of Western Ontario
- Bachelor of Education (Biology / Chemistry), Queens University
- Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences), University of Guelph
- Bachelor of Arts (Biology), Queens University
A lifelong learner, Jim has also completed over 45 courses in leadership, team-building, communications, strategy, planning, balanced scorecard, acquisitions, management and related subjects.
Jim contributed to his community through 23 seasons of coaching ice hockey, baseball and soccer teams and he continues to coach the Men's Senior Baseball Team in Caledon, ON. He served on the Board of Directors of two Sports Safety organizations and chaired an environmental committee in the Town of Caledon.
About Deborah Dixon
As an Adler Certified Professional Coach (ACPC), Deborah brings to the table an energizing and positive approach to finding your best self, whether it be transitioning to a new leadership role or finding the optimum work life balance to sustain your health and well being. Deborah's style is warm and engaging with the passion and commitment to ensure your highest aspirations are in sync with your fundamental core values. Deborah works one on one with leaders to structure a coaching engagement that formulates their personal vision and co-creates a plan of action to achieve optimum results.
Deborah has a strong background in career development working with diverse teams and people in executive leadership roles. Over the past three decades, Deborah has served in the Canadian Federal Civil Service. Highlights include executive portfolios in Human Resources, Audit, Client Services and Debt Management.
Throughout her extensive career with the Federal Government, Deborah has been in receipt of numerous awards for innovation and excellence in Leadership and the 2008 Commissioner's Award of Excellence for her part in an extensive Change Management Project for the Canada Revenue Agency.
A Certified General Accountant, Deborah understands the nuances and complexities of today's business in the Global and Canadian context. Working closely with lawyers and accountants representing entrepreneurs and corporations, Deborah has extensive hands-on experience with the challenges of Canadian and Foreign business affairs.
Professional Qualifications and Development
Adler Certified Professional Coach (ACPC), Adler International Learning / University of Toronto
Certified General Account (CGA)
International Coach Federation (ICF) member
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner
Deborah has graduated from the Federal Government's Management Development Program where she successfully completed a series of senior management placements and obtained her French Language Bilingual Status.
Deborah contributes to her community through pro bono coaching for women in duress. She returned this year from a humanitarian visit to Africa where she worked with leaders in the micro-credit system to support sustainable businesses in impoverished communities.
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