Dave Kirkconnell

Executive Coach, Advisor & Facilitator

Overview and Strengths

As a former executive, Dave brings an insider’s perspective to his coaching and consulting engagements. In this increasingly complex world, leaders and leadership teams often face problems that appear bigger than their capabilities. He helps them navigate this complexity. With coaching, leaders almost always realize they have more capability than they thought. In support of their development, Dave works with leaders to explore what was in the way, why solutions were not available for them, and how they can capture this learning.

Dave brings deep business experience, spanning such organizations as Electrical Safety Authority, Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, Bid.com, and Maple Leaf Foods.  He is also an active Board Member of Frontier College.  Dave is also a faculty member of The Directors College.

Clients welcome the chance to have a conversation with a former executive whose only agenda is to support them. With Dave’s experience in leadership, governance and organizational culture, the result is thought-provoking and productive.

Coaching Highlights

  • Coached CEO in transforming their relationship with members of the Board of Directors from confrontational and dysfunctional to supportive and productive.
  • Coached the CEO of one of Canada’s fastest growing investment firms in elevating their leadership capabilities to support continued growth.


Experience (30+ yr)



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