Kristen Harcourt


  • Coach
  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

A Leadership Development expert, Kristen excels at guiding leaders to achieve extraordinary and sustainable results through increased self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness. Her client companies are diverse and her results consistent. Her passion for leadership and creating positive work cultures shines through it all, as her purpose is to live into the fullest expression of her authentic self, helping others do the same.


Integrity, authenticity, courage, equality and growth mindset.

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Popular Talks

Emotional Intelligence for Mindful Leadership

For associations and organizations who want a deeper dive with Kristen, in this training (which can be offered as a half-day, full day, or multi-day institute), participants will engage in a variety of individual, small group, and full group experiences that bolster emotional intelligence and make mindfulness an individual and cultural workplace habit.

Speaking, Workshops, Coaching & Consulting


The Key to Leadership Success
Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence – This presentation will give specific strategies that leaders can implement to improve their emotional intelligence so they can develop more effective relationships, deepen their empathy, more accurately assess their strengths and weaknesses, address little c and big C crises, and cultivate an engaged and productive workforce.

The Pathway to Greater Productivity, Creativity, and Wellbeing – In this presentation, Kristen will discuss what mindfulness really is (despite how it’s often marketed to us). She also shares key ways individuals can build mindfulness into their personal and professional routines, cultivate resilience, and heighten their self-awareness to enjoy greater success and wellbeing in the workplace.

Own Your Voice and Unlock Your True Potential
This presentation will outline a clear pathway that employees, managers, leaders, and HR professionals can take to show up more authentically, experience greater fulfillment in their work and lives, and, as appropriate, show others how to do the same.


C-Suite Retainers – to accelerate organizational mission, vision, and values.


I partner with executives and emerging leaders who are ready to cultivate their emotional intelligence so they can be the leaders they were born to be – and achieve extraordinary results for themselves and their organizations. Through my unique, research-based, results-oriented leadership development coaching and training, leaders illuminate their communication and leadership strengths, blind spots, and the triggers getting in the way of consistent high performance.

“Yesterday evening, I attended HRPA’s “The Power of Knowing Yourself to Unlock Your True Potential.” It was presented by the amazing Kirsten Harcourt, and it was the perfect workshop to start this year off right. She shared a wealth of insights as she spoke to us about the importance of self-care, self-compassion, and self-reflection (among many other things!). Kristen, thank you for sharing time and space with us!

Kristen is a phenomenal speaker and an awesome coach. If you’re in need of a coach (and I think everyone should have a coach!), check her out.”
– Kris Amaral, Former VP of People and Talent, LOGiQ3

“I found the experience of working with Kristen to be rewarding and transformational. Kristen provided an ideal balance of trust, respect, time, patience and what I will call “tough love” which allowed me to work towards finding my own answers. I was able to better understand myself, others and the way I relate to others in my family and company which has allowed me to grow better relationships with the important people in my life. I do not make many recommendations in my life but I am thankful for the time I have spent with Kristen and would recommend her to anyone looking for an Executive Coach.”
– Adam Walsh, President, Elby Professional Recruitment

“I engaged Kristen to work with a high potential management employee for 6 months. Kristen’s engagement with my direct report worked wonders for the employee’s confidence and engagement. The employee came out of the sessions energized, more self-aware and having solid ideas to engage and motivate our teams. I saw significant improvements with assertiveness, ownership, responsiveness and accountability. The employee praised Kristen’s coaching frequently throughout the engagement; noting that she helped with both personal and business effectiveness. I would highly recommend Kristen as a leadership coach.”
– Rhonda Fairweather, Global Operations Executive, First Advantage

“Working with Kristen has been a great joy of my professional career. She brings a wonderful mix of structure and space to her coaching sessions. I always feel seen, supported, and challenged on my journey to lead as my most authentic self. No challenge is too big or achievement too small – Kristen is there for all of it, as a sounding board and with a toolbox of suggestions that have helped me grow personally and professionally. Kristen is an excellent listener, she asks thoughtful questions and her comments are always exactly what I need to hear. She cares about her work and brings an infectious curiosity that energizes me to be the best version of myself. I feel grateful to have crossed paths with Kristen. She’s a wonderful human being and a terrific coach.”
– Heather Northrop, VP of Development, Child Mind Institute

"I absolutely loved the talk that Kristen delivered at a PwC event for Female Leaders in Mining. I was so captivated by the content and delivery - it really resonated with me."

A Leadership Development expert, Kristen hosts a bi-weekly podcast called Inspirational Leadership where she interviews progressive CEOs, strategic HR leaders and forward-thinking experts who share her mission to humanize work and transform leaders.

A keen student of human nature, Kristen earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology at McMaster University. She holds her CPCC and PCC designation through The International Coaching Federation (ICF). She’s also a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS).

Her robust list of client companies include Cineplex, Ontario Power Generation, Telecon, Takeda, Toyota, Economical Insurance, Meridian, OLG, Canadian Tire, CAA, Metroland Media, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Spin Master, DB Schenker, and more.

Kristen’s services include C-suite consulting (mission, vision and values), leadership development, training, executive & leadership coaching and keynote speaking.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.