Dean Burgess

Director, Coaching & Consulting

Dean Burgess is Director, Coaching & Consulting for Forrest, bringing over 20 years of corporate global experience leading teams and organizations. Dean has held executive-level roles for over 15 years, including Chief Information Officer, and has been accountable for strategic planning, mergers, acquisitions and divestures, operational effectiveness, team and individual leadership development, as well as global integration and alignment of business processes.  

Dean currently coaches executive leaders on strengthening their executive presence, owning their impact and enhancing their skills in leading for results within multi-stakeholder environments. She also facilitates teams in effectiveness and change processes.

Dean is masterful at identifying, managing and aligning stakeholders to optimize relationships and enhance delivery. She is recognized by her clients as an exemplary change agent with an insightful orientation to what it takes to dismantle the change, navigate perceived obstacles, and rebuild to create something better.

Dean is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and holds coaching certifications with CTI, Toronto and through Landmark Education Training.  

Dean is a national board member for the CIO Association of Canada where she leads the strategic planning and change portfolio. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Family Services York Region.  

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