Coach, Facilitator & Trainer in Strategic Thinking ― Global Partner, Haines Centre
Valerie MacLeod is a business coach who helps organizations and leaders be more strategic. She coaches, trains and facilitates in strategic thinking, strategic planning and leadership.
Because of her technical background (Bachelor of Mathematics) she works well with technical leaders – people who are engineers, accountants, scientists, doctors, geoscientists, computer scientists, etc. Her MBA (Human Resources) and experience give her the skills to coach, train and facilitate using a diverse tool kit.
Valerie has facilitated strategic planning, coached leaders, and taught workshops for many energy, manufacturing, technology and transportation organizations. Valerie has also worked in all levels of government (Calgary Health Region, Alberta Environment, National Energy Board, Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Agriculture, Town of Black Diamond and Town of Penhold) and non-profits (Wellspring Calgary, AB Water & Wastewater Operators and Energy Safety Canada).
She has been a Global Partner with the Haines Centre for Strategic Management since 1996. The Haines Centre an international alliance of diverse Master Consultants that apply The Systems Thinking Approach® to assist leaders and their teams to think, act and plan more strategically. “We help you unleash your Systems Thinking superpower!” Valerie guides the Haines Centre through her role as Chair.
Valerie has an M.B.A. in human resources from the University of Calgary, and a Co-op Bachelor of Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. Valerie was recognized by the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) as a Strategic Management Professional Pioneer – a group of 24 planning professionals who created the ASP Standards, Certification Process and examinations. She is an ORSC (Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching) certified coach for leaders, as well as teams.
She published the life planning book “Get Me Off the Treadmill!” and co-authored the business planning book “Destination Thinking”.