What’s New at Krakauer Coaching?
Introducing the CEC and PEC…

In 2013, graduation-hatI went back to school to complete an Executive Coaching program at Royal Roads University. The experience re-ignited my commitment to coaching as a catalyst for positive change in the work place, and gave me new tools for helping leaders and professionals to navigate in their careers. Certified Executive Coach (CEC) is the designation granted by Royal Roads University.

In January I obtained a Professional Coaching Certification (PCC), granted by the International Coach Federation (ICF). This designation recognizes coaches who have completed over 750 hours of individual coaching. As with other professions, the credential is only meaningful if it is put into practice. For me, continuing education is personally rewarding and ensures clients have access to the latest techniques and proven professional practices. I am committed to the ethical and professional standards of the ICF, and contributing to the integrity of my profession.

thank you


I want to thank my current and past clients for your help in contributing to a thriving coaching practice. Take advantage of a complimentary coaching conversation during the week of your birthday.

Consider coaching if you are ready to:

  • Improve job satisfaction
  • Discover your strengths
  • Build self-confidence
  • Make a career change
  • Accelerate your performance
  • Manage professional relationships more effectively
  • Improve decision-making

Contact  lianne@krakauer.ca for more details about coahcing or to schedule your birthday coaching call.

Recommended Reading

Quiet Leadership: Help People Think Better – Don’t Tell Them What to Do!, by David Rock
A practical and inspiring book for leaders interested in how to change the way they and others think about performance conversations.  Based on brain research, Rock shows how leaders can improve productivity, relationships and morale by changing the conversations with a focus on solutions focused thinking and creating possibilities for change.


A new year.  A chance to hit the refresh button. During these dark cold days of winter, pause and take time to reflect and set the stage for the coming year. Make note of your past year’s successes, recognize what you learned and where you got stuck, then let it go and look forward. A yoga teacher of mine is fond of saying Start by Stopping.

What excited you most about 2013?

What opportunities did you miss?

How did you get stuck?

2014Now, let yourself dream.  You have a whole year to move forward.  Imagine anything is possible in 2014.

How do you want 2014 to be different?

Describe the best possible outcome you can imagine at the end of 2014?

Here are some ideas, but don’t be restricted. Make up your own list.  Once you have a general idea, start to get specific.  Describe your best outcome in as much detail as you can. Write it down and tell a friend.
My best outcome in 2014 is:

  • Change my job
  • Grow my business
  • Improve my work relationships
  • Improve my personal relationships
  • Start a new creative project
  • Introduce a new product/service/tool
  • Travel more/less
  • Get healthy
  • Spend more time with my family
  • Spend more time on myself
  • Have more fun!

What is the first step you need to take?

Who can help you to make it happen?

Find someone who can be a catalyst for positive change.  If you want help clarifying what you want to change in 2014, meeting with a coach is one way to prompt your thinking. Contact lianne@krakauer.ca for more information.

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou


a solutions focused approach to work & life transitions

Lianne Krakauer is a career and leadership coach with 20 years of experience in professional services, law, education and the public sector. She works with individuals at all levels to find ways to re-invent their careers and bring about positive sustainable change. Lianne has led workshops and presented on a wide range of topics related to career and leadership development, communication and coaching. Lianne has a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Education, both from the University of Toronto; and a Bachelor of Arts from Western. She has a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University and specialized training in Solutions Focused Coaching. She is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, a psychological instrument that supports individual growth and team development.  Lianne is a Professional Certified Coach, a designation granted by the International Coach Federation which recognizes coaches who have completed over 750 hours of individual coaching.In her free time she can be found on her yoga mat in a favourite warrior pose.