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Leadership.  It’s not simple.

Effective leadership can be powerful, energizing and life-giving.

Ineffective leadership is bad for everyone.  It’s the kryptonite of organizations and the bane of workers.   Unfortunately, it’s so commonplace that Scott Adams  (of “Dilbert” fame) has been able to make a fortune lampooning it.

Fortifico  is founded on the premise that leaders really do want to be effective.  They want to take their organizations to new heights.  They want to be a positive, energizing force in the lives of their teams.  The problem is that many leaders are handed their responsibilities without being given the skills that they need to be successful.  Our mission is to equip those leaders with the tools, the skills and the competencies that they need for success.  Good leadership … it can make your world a better place


I’m James Greengrass, the Principal of Fortifico Leadership Support Services. I bring to Fortifico many years of experience in organizational leadership both as a senior officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and as an Executive Manager in the Alberta Public Service. I understand from long personal experience the tremendous challenges that organizational change creates for leaders.

My mission as a professional coach is to equip leaders for success. I focus on helping them to successfully apply the principles of leadership and management theory in the gritty, complex realities of their own workplace. I have a particular interest in helping technical specialists to successfully transition into confident, capable and compassionate organizational leaders.

Learning and growth can be daunting activities, so my coaching is built around creating a relationship in which you feel safe enough to be uncomfortable. I will listen to you very carefully and without judgement and I will also pose powerful and potentially scary questions, inviting you to see new perspectives and possibilities. I believe strongly that the purpose of coaching is to inspire action, so I will invite you to identify specific things that you can try out to leverage these new insights in pursuit of your goals.

I am a graduate of Cranfield University (M.Sc) and Royal Roads University (Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching). I am a member of the International Coach Federation and am credentialed by them as an Associate Certified Coach. I am also a certified Mentor in the practice of Contemplative Dialogue (also known as Active Engagement for Mindful Leadership).

I look forward to supporting you on your leadership journey!

Contact James:

  • by telephone at (587) 784-7602
  • by email using james@fortifico.ca
  • using our Contact Form