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 education and training company that helps new managers build confidence, capability, and clarity so they can deliver better results.
He is a contributor to Harvard Business Review/Ascend, and also hosts The New Leader Podcast, helping new and aspiring leaders to gain valuable lessons from seasoned leader’s struggles and success.
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.