David Burleigh

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As a member of Leadership Intelligence’s Coaching Community David Burleigh brings more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience as a Coach and Consultant in Team and Leadership Development. David has supported dozens of leadership teams to gain clarity and align on what they must do to deliver their full value, overcome challenges and surface the limiting mindsets and behaviors that can undermine success. 

David draws on deep experience from his own cross-industry management consulting and functional team leadership experiences in public and private sector (union and non-union) companies, as well as smaller entrepreneurial businesses.  Attaining his ICF credential through Royal Roads University (2008), he leverages over 2000 hours of executive and team coaching experience.  David’s passion is working with results focused business leaders committed to developing their people and leading their teams as they experience a range of transformative change. This has included rapid growth, organization restructuring, right sizing and/or closures.   

Committed to building his ability to support leaders and teams David attained his ICF Team Coaching credential through Corentus (May 2019).  Previously he advanced his know-how through Zenger-Folkman (Team Performance - 2013), Harvard University (Immunity to Change - 2014) and the Leadership Circle Group (Leadership 360 Coach - 2016).  David has delivered leadership development courses in both corporate (Rogers, CBC) and university (McMaster) settings. 

Starting an OD Consulting practice in 2010, David partnered with leaders in Healthcare, Media/Telecom, Sports, Education, Manufacturing and Financial Services. In 2014, David supported Rogers to develop an in-house coaching program for 700 leaders (Director Level). In 2015, as Director, Organization Effectiveness, David led an in-house team of OD consultants to support over 50 Rogers executive led teams through a significant time of restructuring and change.  

David was drawn to the power of coaching while leading a large integration team with PwC Canada as it undertook its largest acquisition ever at the time. More recently, David has been advising and coaching senior leaders and leadership teams at a number of leading North American companies including BMO Financial, Bristol Myers Squibb, CBC, Toronto Children’s Aid, Enbridge, Weston Foods, Brother Mobile Services, Napoleon/Wolf Steel and CI Financial as they navigate the challenges of new work models, grow more diverse and inclusive teams and lead unprecedented change.  He is currently piloting online versions of leadership programs and team performance interventions he developed for executives and team leaders in the media sector. David understands the importance of helping leaders to make decisions and take actions that will make a difference today and tomorrow.

David completed an MBA at McMaster University and holds a Master’s degree in Sport Admin (Ottawa U).  He completed concurrent undergraduate degrees while competing in Varsity Football and Basketball at Queen’s University.