This holiday season, consider a gift that could change a friend’s life or your own…

Communicate from the Inside Out

Finding it difficult to get your message across at work or at home?  Avoiding a tough conversation because you aren’t sure how to start?  Discover how you communicate (or fail to communicate) with others and develop strategies for improving your interpersonal relationships. This package includes a Myers Briggs Type Indicator® personality assessment, profile report and interpretation session in person or by phone. Take small steps to change what is within your reach to change.
Special rate of $225.00 + HST before January 30, 2013

New workshop offering in 2013

Authentic Conversations at Work
Positive conversations at work can create a sense of common purpose and connection.  They can be a great source of satisfaction and motivate people to give their best.  Drawing on participants’ experience, this workshop teaches people how to hold authentic conversations more skillfully by working from a place of self-knowledge and inner strength.

Workshops are customized for organizations and teams.  Contact for details or to arrange for a consultation

Prefer some reading material?

Fierce Conversations, a book by Susan Scott, is one of my current favourites and a must read for anyone who wants to improve the quality and impact of their conversations.  It challenges readers to see every conversation as an opportunity to question reality, provoke learning, tackle tough issues and enrich relationships.

“A fierce conversation is one in which we come out from behind ourselves into the conversation and make it real”.
– Susan Scott


Wishing all of my clients, friends and colleagues a wonderful holiday season. May you all find moments for authentic conversation in 2013!

Coaching is available in person or by phone.
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back_to_schoolNews and Events

In 2013 I am going back to school!  I have enrolled in a graduate certificate program in Executive Coaching at Royal Roads University.  I will continue to offer career coaching during this time.  I am excited about the opportunity to coach people to be solutions focused leaders and to create possibilities for positive change so that work places can be better for everyone.  Stay tuned for more!

LSUC Career Coaching Program for women lawyers in sole practice or small firms

I am an approved career coach with the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Career Coaching Program. If you are eligible for this program, you may apply time spent in coaching sessions toward your annual continuing professional development requirement to a maximum of 6 hours per year. See CPD Accreditation Process.  Read more.

Tikkato Workshops

Tikkato is a collaborative initiative of career and life coaches.  Our mission is to inspire the art of living big! We design and host creative programs that bring people together on themes related to career, health and personal growth.   Coming in 2013:

tikkato logoKickstart Your New Year!
January 2013 – sign up by Jan 10 for early bird special!

Creative Possibilities for Living Without an Income
February 2013

What’s Your Creativity Profile? ~ An Evening of Conversation & Exploration
March 2013

Networking for People Who Hate Networking
April 2013

Read more and register.


a solutions focused approach to work & life transitions

Lianne Krakauer is an experienced Career Coach and Leadership Consultant who helps individuals to create more meaningful work and life experiences.  Her solutions focused approach is collaborative, results-oriented and focuses on strengths and possibilities for positive change.  Lianne has a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters of Education (Counselling Psychology) from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists and is certified to administer theMyers Briggs Type Indicator®.