The self-aware leader.

The Self-Aware Leader is an individualized program that combines the TAIS assessment, 1-on-1 coaching, in-classroom sessions, and follow-up to help leaders build self-awareness.


The TAIS assessment and debrief has formed the bedrock of our work with Olympic teams and is an experience Hayley Wickenheiser affectionately described as 'the most stressful part of the four-year Olympic cycle'


Participants get thorough, personalized insights through the TAIS self-assessment and 1:1 time with a highly skilled coach.

Learning that sticks

Participants create a 3-month action plan and get ongoing support and accountability through our proprietary Peer Coaching and Trainer as Partner programs.

Know yourself to collaborate better with others

Excellent performers in sport and in business are seldom well-rounded individuals. They excel by understanding their strengths and learning to maximize them within their teams. They also understand which of their weaknesses have the potential to derail them and create conflict with others, and then develop systems or strategies to better manage those challenges.


In addition to newfound insights, The Self-Aware Leader program provides practical tools like the Player’s Card shown above that allow people to share their newfound insights with others and raise the water line for collaboration.

Participants will learn:

  • How their tendencies in interpersonal style will benefit and hinder them – and develop strategies for building on strengths and shoring up weaknesses
  • How to perform more effectively in situations outside of their comfort zone.
  • Strategies for decreasing errors they tend to make while under pressure.
  • How their tendencies in attentional style will benefit and hinder them – and develop strategies for building on strengths and shoring up weaknesses.

Meet the facilitators

  • Peggy Baumgartner

    Peggy Baumgartner's work includes training Olympic athletes for competition and training executives at the Smith School of Business at Queen's University. Learn more

  • Cyndie Flett

    Cyndie Flett is the former Vice President of Research and Development for the Coaching Association of Canada, and a leading expert on coaching. Learn more

  • Garry Watanabe

    A corporate lawyer who became an elite swim coach before pursuing a degree in Sport Psychology - Garry is a true renaissance man. Learn more

  • Jenny Howe

    Jenny Howe is a highly skilled Executive Coach and facilitator in the areas of leadership, change management and resilience. Learn more

  • Karl Hagglund

    Karl Hagglund is a certified TAIS coach with over 23 years of experience. Learn more

  • Hayley Wickenheiser

    4x Olympic Gold-Medallist

Upcoming public sessions

The Self-Aware Leader program is part of Queen's Executive Education's 5-day Leadership Program in Kingston.

Jun 15-19, 2020 — Register

Sep 21-25, 2020 — Register

Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2020 — Register

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