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Christopher Symonds

Executive Coach

Professional History

Chris is an Executive Coach and Consultant with a diverse career spanning over 25 years in the nonprofit, private, government and corporate sectors. Chris has also been an Adjunct Professor at George Brown College in the Career and Work Counsellor programme. Previously, Chris has been Vice President-Career Transition in two leading International Human Resources Consulting firms where he was recognized as an empathic leader committed to providing quality client transition support, and as a trusted advisor to corporate clients. He partners with individuals and organizations providing coaching and consulting to leaders in corporate, public, non-profit, and the small business sector.

Education & Experience

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Trent University, a Certificate in Coaching from the Adler School of Professional Coaching Inc., a post graduate Diploma from George Brown College in Career and Work Counselling, and has undertaken a number of Human Resources courses including Organizational Development and Human Resources Management. Chris is certified to administer several psychometric assessments including The Birkman Method and Myers- Briggs Type Indicator© (MBTI) assessments. He supports clients in the self-reflection required for leadership and career development.

Coaching Approach

Verity specializes in leadership development coaching, applying an approach that identifies and builds upon people’s strengths, rather than concentrating on “fixing weaknesses”. We focus on the key leadership competencies and performance necessary for success within the organizational context. It is our belief that executives are often best coached by those with relevant executive experience, in addition to professional training in executive coaching techniques. 

Our coaching approach is based on personal and collective (organizational) aspirations, goals and performance measures, where the coachee is responsible for his/her own learning and the coach is a resource and advisor.

csymonds@verityintl.com | c. 647.628.9260

Christohper Symonds, Executive Coach

Level / Function Expertise

Mid-Managers

Senior Managers

High Potentials

Junior Executives

EMBA/MBA Students

Coaching Focus

Developmental Coaching

Transition Coaching

Skills Based Team Coaching

Leadership Effectiveness

Motivating People and Self

Coaching Direct Reports

Relationship Management

Industry & Sector Knowledge

Automotive

Business Services

Financial Services

Education Government & Public Sector

Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment

Professional Services

Retail & Consumer Products

Technology

Coaching Credentials

ACPC

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