Dayna is passionate about leadership development and change. She has engaged as a leadership coach and facilitator since 2007. Her personal mission is to help others achieve their full potential.
Dayna has facilitated more than 2,000 sessions in a variety of soft skill areas including leadership development, management skills, change management and diversity and inclusion with a specific expertise in virtual facilitation. She has also taught more than 50 courses at York University in the following subject areas- strategy, organizational theory and design and finance. Her sessions go beyond the traditional material—igniting ideas in her participants, and inspiring action.
As a leadership development coach, Dayna is most skilled at coaching leaders in executive presence and brand management, role transitions, courageous conversations, influencing, coaching and presentation skills. Her coaching style is challenging, yet empathetic. She is results-focused which was instilled in her youth through 17 years of experience as a competitive swimmer, competing at both the national and international levels. One of her natural strengths is empathy and when combined with her disciplined focus on results, she provides a safe space for reflection and action planning.
Dayna has worked with leaders at all levels, spending most of her time with high potential and senior leaders. She has worked with companies of all sizes in a wide range of industries including financial services, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, technology, healthcare, oil and gas, media, mining, automotive and the government. Notable past clients include Deutsche Bank, Enbridge, GSK, Unilever, Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, Newcrest, Toyota, Swiss Re and Deloitte.
Dayna’s background includes numerous years of corporate finance experience with Scotiabank and Bank of Montreal. Her work included complex transactions and the management of a portfolio of commercial clients exceeding $400 million. Dayna holds a Masters of Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. She is also a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation, a Certified Professional Coactive Coach through the Coactive Training Institute, a Certified NeuroTransformational Coach through BEabove Leadership, a Certified Positive Intelligence Coach with Positive Intelligence and an Organization and Systems Trained Coach (teams). She is certified in the following assessments: Leadership Circle 360 Profile for individuals and teams, Hogan Personality Assessment, Harrison Assessment for Employee Development and the Team Management Profile. She previously held the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.