Stratford Managers Launches Leadership Coaching Practice

Stratford Managers Launches Leadership Coaching Practice

Programs Address Critical Skills Shortage in Growing Tech Sector

OTTAWA, Ontario, April 20, 2016 – Stratford Managers, the consulting firm that helps small and mid-sized companies achieve their potential, today announced the launch of a new leadership coaching practice to accelerate the growth and development of senior management talent.

The Stratford Managers leadership coaching program was refined over the past decade by Daniel O’Connor, M.Ed., CHRP, an industry leader in coaching and talent development.  Working with both start ups and large global organizations such as Deloitte, he has developed a proprietary coaching methodology and tools that help already-successful leaders achieve performance breakthroughs and greater personal effectiveness.

“In my 25 years working with businesses of all sizes, I have found that investment in leadership development is a key predictor of overall business performance” said Daniel O’Connor, VP Leadership Coaching Practice at Stratford Managers. “Given the pace of change we are all experiencing, leaders need to be playing their best game.”

According to the Branham 300 2015 edition, the Canadian tech sector has grown to $90.9 billion and has seen an increase of 6.8%. In the National Capital Region alone the tech sector has grown to 68,000 employees across 1700 companies according to a recent Invest Ottawa survey.  The development of world class leadership skills is essential to sustaining this growth.

“The scarcity of leadership skills is a continual barrier to success for growing companies, commented Jim Roche, President & CEO of Stratford Managers Corporation. “To attract, maintain and engage top leadership talent, companies must invest in their development.  Leadership coaching can lead to concrete changes in performance that translate to business success.”

Stratford Managers’ Leadership Coaching programs are delivered nationally by highly qualified and trained coaches each with a minimum of 10 years experience and a graduate degree in education or psychology.  They have helped hundreds of leaders and organizations across Canada achieve their objectives through improved leadership performance and retention.


Stratford Managers is a leading consulting firm that enables small and mid-sized businesses to achieve their full potential. We provide coaching and advisory services, strategic planning, project delivery and interim/virtual management services built upon seasoned operational experience and world-class consulting expertise. With practices spanning the major operating area within a typical growing company, Stratford is a valuable resource for clients seeking to improve, grow or transform their business.