Boyden launches leadership consulting practice in Canada

05 February 2024 2 min. read

Boyden, a US-headquartered executive search firm, last week announced the launch of its leadership consulting practice in Canada. The practice is led by managing partner Nicole Bendaly.

Based in Toronto, Bendaly has more than 20 years of experience in leadership and human capital advisory, with expertise in development and talent management, succession planning, people and culture strategy, team development, coaching, and change management, among other areas.

She joined Boyden in August 2023. She was previously an executive director at Waterstone Human Capital and a director at K&Co, a boutique leadership consultancy.

Bendaly has a bachelor’s degree in organizational behaviour from Dalhousie University.

“We believe Canadian organizations should be best-in-class. Our proprietary tools and leadership solutions provide an evidence-based approach and a rigorously clear picture of the qualities that are most important for executive, team, and organizational success,” said Jim Harmon, managing partner, Boyden Canada.

Boyden launches leadership consulting practice in Canada

The Tarrytown, NY-based firm has leadership consulting offerings across various markets in its 45-country footprint. Boyden’s global leadership practice is overseen by Joao Guedes Vaz, a Portugal-based managing partner, and offers services in onboarding and integration, assessment and profiling, development, coaching, and succession planning.

“Today’s demanding climate is driving many organizations to accelerate transformation. Those at the forefront are taking more advanced approaches to leadership, minimizing risk in hiring, increasing retention and creating more agile organizations,” Bendaly said. “Our leadership and executive search experts add unique value to this journey by combining deep leadership insights with decades of sector expertise to help our clients maximize the potential for leadership success.”

Founded in 1946, Boyden has over 1,000 people delivering consulting services in executive search, interim management, and leadership consulting. The firm has Canadian offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, and Saskatoon.