I have had the opportunity to work with Stewart for the past 18 months as an executive coach helping to define my future career path. I came into the coaching engagement frustrated with where I wanted to go in my career and how I could get there. Over the course of our coaching sessions Stewart was instrumental in helping me define what I wanted and putting together an action plan to get there. I always found our conversations insightful, and they pushed me to clearly define what I was looking for. Stewart held me to account and did not let me take the easy answer when responding to tough questions on what I wanted to do. I would highly recommend Shift Leadership Solutions to people looking for support on their leadership journey.
Robert StewartDirector, Facilities and Maintenance
Stewart displayed an incredible knowledge on leadership and change during his conference presentation. He was able to engage the audience in a way that made a complex topic simple and fun, while showing both humility, passion, and a skillful use of humour.
Kirby FarrisACCES Conference Chair
I’ve had the opportunity to work with Stewart on a number of occasions. Stewart prepared and presented a half day event for our core Leadership Team. His presentations were informative, interactive and well tailored to our group. All who attended spoke very highly of his content and demeanour. Stewart has a very distinct leadership/coaching approach, it has a “real world” feel to it. Stewart’s knowledge base and skillset are well-rounded which made him a perfect choice for one-on-one coaching sessions. I can’t speak highly enough of Stewart and how he has helped me both professionally and personally. Kudos Stewart!
Perry KellyOperations Manager – Superior Industries
I had the pleasure of working with Stewart for many years at JDI. Stewart’s contribution through his leadership, coaching and facilitating resulted in the development of critical skills for hundreds of professionals across the company in the areas of leading changing and process improvement. His ability to take his many years of experience and share that knowledge was extremely impactful for both the participants and the business. A win/win partnership!
Colleen Baxter (Retired)Former Vice President, Human Resources J.D. Irving, Limited
I have known and worked with Stewart for over ten years. In 2019 we worked with Shift Leadership Solutions to plan and execute a series of workshops designed to engage our leaders in connecting effective leadership behaviours to positive business outcomes. Stewart was a true partner in the process. He took the time to fully understand our objectives and worked collaboratively with us to develop an approach which became our Leadership Effectiveness Journey. Since we are on a journey and not a sprint, the groundwork Stewart helped us to lay is now coming to fruition in terms of improved employee engagement, safety, and business KPI’s.
Jeff GreenJD Irving
As a leader in the non-profit space and subsequently in the post-secondary education sector, I have benefitted greatly from Stewart’s coaching and insights. He brings a variety of professional experiences to the table, which help normalize organizational challenges and validate opportunities. He asks great questions, which inspire deeper reflection and spur connections and solutions where none might appear on the surface. He offers a consistent, authentic and proactive outlook even in the most difficult of seasons.
I’ve known Stewart in multiple facets of life and have seen first hand the positive change impact he has on those around him. Stewart’s strength rests in his ability to focus on the positive gravity in someone’s life both personally and professionally and to help them use that natural energy to create positive growth opportunities and evolution.
Jason PerkinsOperations Manager, Boston Pizza
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