I’m Lori Lacey

We all have the potential to create a vision for the future we want, build on our successes and achieve our full potential. With over three decades of experience working in organizations as a coach, consultant and facilitator, Lori has helped countless clients build successful teams, overcome organizational challenges and grow their careers to become effective leaders that positively impact their organizations.

Lori Lacey, M.Ed., CPHR, CEC, PCC is an executive coach, and leadership development specialist who is passionate about working with leaders to help them become the newest version of their best selves.

Lori believes that given the opportunity we can all create a vision for the future we want.  She will help you recognize and build on your successes, identify your biggest challenges, and achieve your full potential. Her approach to coaching starts with identifying your strengths. When you have uncovered what is most important to you, you will work together to remove the obstacles so you can bring your best self to life and work. She is committed to partnering with each leader she works with to co-create the actions needed to achieve their goals and be the leader they want to be.

Through her many years working with leaders and teams, she has come to realize that there is an art and a science to becoming a great leader and building a great team.  Lori loves learning and is constantly seeking new ways to understand what makes people successful. She wants to help her clients gain the insight they need to achieve their immediate and future goals. She has helped everyone from senior executives to emerging leaders step confidently into their roles, overcome organizational challenges, and grow their careers to become courageous leaders and create high performing teams.  Her goal is to help leaders create the space to positively impact their organizations.

Lori has over three decades of experience working in organizations and post secondary institutions as a coach, consultant, instructor, and facilitator.  Over the years Lori has worked in a variety of organizations, from large global companies to small private business, and in provincial and federal governments and non-profit organizations. Her qualifications include a diploma (St. Francis Xavier University) and master’s degree in adult education (University of Toronto OISE), a graduate certificate in executive coaching (Royal Roads University), and a certificate in authentic leadership (Banff Leadership Centre). She holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coaching Federation and has over 2500 hours of one on one coaching experience. She holds a Canada wide Human Resource designation and is also certified in several professional and leadership development assessments including the MBTI, Core Strengths and the Leadership Circle Profile.

Throughout her coaching career she has had the opportunity to teach coaching skills to many leaders and mentor coach them through their skill building.  In 2021, she formally began Mentor Coaching other coaches to help them gain the ICF credential they were seeking.  She is currently an ICF recognized Mentor Coach.

In her spare time Lori stays active enjoying cycling, walking, and hiking, golf, and swimming.  She is an avid reader and loves a good historical cozy mystery. Jigsaw puzzling is another one of her many hobbies.

After being born and raised in Winnipeg, Lori and her husband spent 18 years living and working in Northern Canada in both Nunavut and Yukon Territories. She has made St. Albert, Alberta her home since 2003.

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

International Coaching Federation, 2021


CPHR Alberta, 2004

Leadership Circle Profile Certification

Leadership Circle, 2015

Team Coaching Foundations Certified Coach

Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI), 2022

EQi 2.0 and EQ-i 360

Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS), 2010

Immunity to Change Process

Minds At Work, 2014

Conversational Intelligence

CreatingWE Institute, 2018

Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator Certified Practioner

Psychometrics Canada, 2001

Core Strengths Certified Facilitation

Core Strengths, 2021

Certified Breakthrough Coach

Coaching.com, 2021

Assessment Certification Workshop

Center for Creative Leadership, 2016

How to find the right leadership coach for you

Finding the right leadership coach is a crucial step in your personal and professional development. Begin by reflecting on your goals and objectives. What specific areas of leadership or personal development do you want to work on? Clarify your expectations and what you hope to achieve through coaching.

Research potential coaches. Look for coaches who specialize in leadership development and have a track record of success. You can find coaches through referrals, online searches, or coaching organizations. Evaluate the coach’s credentials and experience. Look for certifications from reputable coaching organizations such as the International Coach Federation (ICF). Also, consider the coach’s background and whether they have experience working with individuals in your industry or at your level of leadership.

Many coaches offer a free initial consultation. Take advantage of this opportunity to speak with the coach and get a sense of their coaching style, personality, and approach. Discuss your objectives and see if the coach can articulate a clear coaching plan that aligns with your needs.

Remember that finding the right leadership coach is a personal journey, and what works for one person may not work for another. Take your time, do your research, and choose a coach who aligns with your goals and values, and with whom you feel comfortable and confident in your coaching relationship.

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