Leadership Trainer & Coach, gdR Leaders @ Scale Program (Toronto)

Toronto, Ontario M5V 1P9

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Leadership Trainer & Coach Job Number: 1661

Job Description

About gdR:

We at the gdR Leaders @ Scale practice are passionate about people!  It is our mission to grow the leadership capacity in Canada’s tech ecosystem and beyond as we scale.  Founded in 2007, we offer leadership development training and coaching, as well as exec and team recruiting services, to top tech companies including startups, scale-ups and enterprise tech leaders. 


The objective of our gdR Leaders @ Scale practice is to develop high-performance team practices that create resilient leadership, accelerate growth and create accountability in team performance. Our content is rooted in the latest in cognitive science, trusted models, and best practices in tech management and leadership. The foundation of our practice is built on coaching: we use a coaching-first approach in each workshop. The program is practical, social, and highly engaging to ensure that people are able to share in a safe & trusted environment, while being able to immediately apply new tools and approaches to their day-to-day activities. Our intention is to create a world class practice and have fun while we’re doing it!


Some quotes from our clients include:


“gdRs training program has accelerated the speed our team delivers revenue.” -- CEO


"Not a day goes by that I don't reference the tools I learned from gdR." -- Sr Manager


“gdRs training program has saved us the year of effort it would normally take to create a high performing team, which allows us to more effectively deliver products to market faster.” -- VP Engineering

About the Leaders @ Scale Team: 

The Leaders @ Scale training team is comprised of certified Professional CTI Co-Active coaches, facilitators, and learning designers who deliver leadership development experiences to leaders in the tech ecosystem. Coaches encourage and support the people we work with in developing the mindsets and habits of high-performing leaders. We work closely with our clients to partner and support them in their transformation. We’re much more than a ‘training company’:


Select people from the Leaders @ Scale team that you’d have fun working with include:


The Role: Leadership Trainer and Coach

With our continued growth, we’re hiring an additional Leadership Trainer & Coach. We are open to permanent employment or contract. This role is responsible for delivering impactful and engaging leadership development training experiences to new managers to seasoned leaders. 


  • Gather client context through interviews, data analysis and discussions to ensure the training content is relevant and adapted to the nuances in the organization.

  • Prepare workshop plans, experiences, and materials such as facilitator guides, handouts and presentations.

  • Leverage your coaching skills, deliver engaging front-of-room training to cohorts, typically ranging from 10-15 people per cohort. Delivery both in person (i.e., for clients in the Greater Toronto Area, primarily downtown) and remotely via video. 

  • Provide coaching support for trainees through 1:1 office hours where trainees can ask questions and seek advice on how to apply training and work through challenges. 



  • Experienced trainer and/or facilitator who delivers training with flexibility and warmth 

  • Coaching certification (ACC or CPCC) through the ICF or accredited program, such as the Coactive Training Institute, is an asset. Comfort using coaching practices in training and in 1:1 interactions.

  • Knowledge of or an aspiration around leadership development principles and high performing team practices is an asset.

  • Experience working in tech in a startup, enterprise tech, or scaling company is an asset particularly in any forms of operational roles.

  • Learning agility: able to learn our curriculum quickly and join a team with a bias for action, experimentation, and iteration. 

  • Highly self-directed, excellent communicator and team player, with a high bar for team and personal excellence. 


Work Environment: 

  • Work from client offices in the Greater Toronto Area, the vast majority of which are downtown, and the gdR office in downtown Toronto @ Peter & Adelaide, and remotely.

  • Some flexibility in hours. Typically we’re delivering training on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with Monday and Friday reserved for team work.


How to Apply

Send an email to Bruce Dorland at bruce@grossmandorland.com with a quick intro and your resume (or a link to your LinkedIn profile).


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