Founder's Story

In the 1950s-1980s, my grandfather owned a bicycle and motorcycle shop called Pike’s Cycle Stores, in St. John’s, NL.  I think that’s where my entrepreneurial spirit comes from (along with my love for all things with an engine)!

I’m passionate about helping new managers excel because I know what that pressure feels like. I went from being on the team one day to leading it the next. Exhilarating, nerve wracking, exciting, and stressful!  Over the years I’ve observed what poor leadership can do to an employee, a team, and an organization. I’m sure you have, too – it’s not pretty. I want to change that.

It’s the dawn of a new era – I want to help develop managers who care deeply and lead with head and heart.

Ian is the founder of Daley & Co, a leadership consulting and training company driven to overcome archaic management practices and develop the next generation of high caliber leaders.

He is a regular contributor on LinkedIn (9000+ followers) and his management articles have been read over 350,000 times. He is also host of The New Leader Podcast, helping aspiring leaders to build confidence, clarity, and deliver better results.

He began his career at Health Canada before pursuing a move into the pharmaceutical industry with GlaxoSmithKline.  Prior to founding Daley & Co, Ian was Director, Learning & Development at Novo Nordisk Canada Inc., responsible for leadership development across the organization.  He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Memorial University and a graduate certificate in Organizational Behaviour from Harvard University.