Comments & Clients



I am fortunate and grateful to work with a variety of clients, from individuals and teams, to organizations across many different sectors, including:
education, financial services, information technologies, human resources and police services.
Below please find a list of current and former clients, and below that, you will see some of their comments.

Armbrae Academy
Aspengrove School
Bruce Grey Catholic SD
Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
Conference of Independent Schools Ontario
Dolphin Printing and Graphics
Fidelity National Financial
Halton Police
Hillfield Strathallan
Kawartha Pine Ridge District SB
Lakefield College
Northeastern Catholic SD
Ontario Ministry of Education
Peel Police Dept
Queen Margarets School
St Andrews College
St. Mildreds Lightbourn School
Southridge School
Wellington Catholic SB

We all feel fortunate to have benefitted from your engaging and generous delivery, your gracious and wise counsel, and your insightful and clear leadership. As a school Head, I could not imagine a better way to build a team culture than to spend time reflecting and practicing under your guidance.

Engaging and Generous Jo-Anne Kingstone, Head of School-Aspengrove School, Lantzville, BC
  • Thanks for the Feedback was an engaging read and a powerful frame for our work together;
  • The work with Heather helped me to understand myself a little better, and gave me more understanding and appreciation for the team;
  • I found the clarity around the types of conversations (coaching, advising, instructing) were helpful in trying to establish clear communication;
  • I really appreciated Heather’s engaging/friendly style, clarity of purpose and respect for our time together!
Clarity of Purpose Lee, British Columbia

After having a number of coaching sessions with Heather, I have been able to reflect deeply on my leadership and now understand how my strengths contribute to creating and maintaining excellent relationships with my team. After completing a series of leadership training with Heather, I have been able to create a clear and well-defined vision of how I want to be as a leader and am thankful for the experience.

Clear and Well-defined Vision Robert, British Columbia

Our work with Heather has created more awareness of how our behaviours, as individuals and as a team, impact our community.  Self-awareness and self-management are key to our success and effectiveness as a leadership team.

Awareness Created Candice, British Columbia

Heather facilitated our workshops in a way that allowed myself and my colleagues to be vulnerable, honest and courageous in our discussions. By creating a safe space to allow us to interrogate assumptions, be still and open up with one another, I grew in ways that were unexpected, authentic and ultimately transformative. It felt like a great privilege to be given the time with Heather to work on parts of ourselves that are sometimes overlooked. Thank you for your generosity and expertise, Heather!

Generosity and Expertise J.O., British Columbia

I have known Heather for a number of years, and her passion for learning and her integrity shows up in her coaching. She has a way to hold space that really encourages the client to go deep and wrestle with what is really going on. I would definitely recommend Heather.

Passion and integrity Lily Seto, MA, PCC, Victoria

Leadership coaching, through Heather Clayton Consulting, has demonstrated to me how the principles of coaching can transcend a variety of fields and professions and be so impactful.  My time being coached by Heather has assisted in improving my effectiveness, priority setting and performance in a team environment.

Our time together is personal, tailored to my needs and is a true partnership.  The decision to engage Heather as a coach has been critical to my executive development and I am appreciative of her encouragement and assistance in goal-setting.

A true partnership Nishan Duraiappah, Chief of Police – Peel Region, ON

Heather is the ultimate collaborator and a champion of unlocked potential. Her expertise in coaching, her knowledge of leadership development and experience in facilitation have been an invaluable asset in helping me and my colleagues grow in our roles and improve our organization. She steps into and occupies the ground in ways that encourages others to step in with her and see the possibilities.

Ultimate collaborator Keith Driscoll, Director of Residence and Student Life, St. Michaels University School, BC

I would describe Heather Clayton as an archeologist in the world of leadership coaching and professional development. Her polished, contemporary and intentional methods support individuals and teams as they sift through layers of hurdles and unexplored territory, to unearth a metaphoric treasure in the form of sustainable self and team growth. Like an archeologist, Heather inspires individuals and organizations to take stock in shared visions, lean into discomfort for the cause, reverently dig without hesitation and celebrate each eureka moment, as part of the process. Heather is a true gift to ‘leadership archeology’, of whom many are benefactors. 

A true gift Andy D. Rodford, Director of Senior School and Deputy Head of School, St Michaels University School, BC

Heather Clayton’s passion for coaching and leadership development is inspiring, to say the least.  Through her carefully crafted coaching questions, Heather helped me make a life-changing professional decision.  Not only did I make the changes in my life but I also realized that I wanted to learn more about how these types of questions empower us to be more confident decision-makers.  As well, I started to pay attention to how I could help others through the art of using coaching questions.

Inspiring Bev Assinck, Principal, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, ON