The Coffee Chat Podcast with Coach Leigh   

​The Coffee Chat. You know, that meeting where you’re supposed to take someone - usually more senior or at least more seasoned -  for a coffee to find out about their work, their industry, their path. For some, it induces anxiety, for other it inspires. Like it or not, this is the key to your career success. To get you started, what if we did some of the heavy lifting for you? Join us each week as we host a coffee chat with some of the best and brightest. You can learn about their job, their industry, and their success without ever leaving your desk!

Is it time for a Career Conversation?

"I called Leigh Gauthier when I was at a turning point in my career. Leigh was able to help me develop a new perspective, which opened up a whole range of possibilities that I was convinced were out of reach... I would not hesitate to recommend her. "

~ L. Trisi .

Coaching Focus

  • Career Clarity/Job Change
  • Promotion Readiness
  • Leadership Development
  • Productivity Hacks
  • Managerial Effectiveness

How I can help

I conduct career conversations to coach executives and professionals to success in work and life. With People Development, Learning, and Career Counseling/Coaching roles spanning national, multinational, and global organizations such as Accenture, the Ken Blanchard Companies and The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, I have had the privilege to work with some of the world's best and brightest talent.

I am a Certified Coach (CPCC) and active member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and  professionally trained facilitator. I have conducted over 1000 individual coaching sessions and designed and/or delivered over hundreds of workshops/facilitated events.

I would love the opportunity to hear your story and have a career conversation with you.    

Areas of Expertise:

Coaching - Executive and Career

Facilitation - Team Effectiveness

Leadership Development

Change Management

Certifications & Training:

MBTI - Step I & II

Coaches Training Institute (CPCC )

Kolbe Consultant

Adult Training & Development (OISE)

Career Leader

Reach 360 Branding Analyst

Canadian Association of Professional Speakers - ProTrack

Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC) 

Positive Psychology - University of Pennsylvania 

Situational Leadership II



International Coaching Federation (ICF) (PCC)

Positions Held:

VP, Strategy, People & Culture, STS Capital Partners 

Director, Careers  - Full Time MBA,  University of Toronto / Rotman 

Management Consultant, Accenture

Executive Director, NextLEVEL Leadership

Manager Training & Development, Prime Inc.

Corporate Sales, The Ken Blanchard Companies