Dayna is passionate about leadership development and change. She has been a leadership coach and facilitator since 2007. Her personal mission is to help others achieve their full potential.
Dayna has facilitated more than 1,000 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 strategic career management, goal setting, role transitions, courageous conversations, performance management, presentation skills and brand management. 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’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 $200 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 Certified Training and Development Practitioner, a Certified Professional Coactive Coach through the Coaches Training Institute, a Certified Leadership Circle Profile Administrator and previously held the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.