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Deborah Nixon

  • Toronto Ontario

Work experience

Jan 2008Present


"Getting to the heart of money matters" is the credo of my company. I run workshops for women which focus on your money and your emotions. Most of us don't realize how much our emotions play into our money decisions and that by building our awareness about this, we can get control of our financial lives. My goal is to help women to gain confidence and competence about everything money. MyMoneyMindset consists of an online assessment tool, workshops, resources and coaching. Building trust with my clients is my number one goal and helping them to achieve their dreams is the best outcome possible!
Jun 2007Present


Trust Learning Solutions
I provide consulting and advisory services focused on learning and development, ethical business practices and on building, repairing and maintaining trust and incorporate the principles of trust in the work I do with organizations. I am a Certified Hogan Assessor which I use in my coaching and development practice. I also work with organizations to assist them in succession planning. I have developed the Trust Intelligence Program. This program takes the intangibles of trust, reputation and integrity and works with leaders and managers to make them tangible and practical. I partner with senior executives who provide our clients with a roll-up your shirt sleeves problem solving session in conjunction with coaching and training on Trust and Engagement. I have also developed a series of proprietary and statistically valid assessment tools which measures the tangibles and intangibles of trust and engagement at the individual, 360 and team level. I have served in the capacity of interim Executive Director for the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Executive Education Program, during which time I started the DeGroote Women's Breakfast Series. I am always developing new partnerships and alliances. Some of my clients: Astra Zeneca, Context with Lorna Dueck TV, Bank of Montreal, Conference Board of Canada, Institute of Governance, and Rogers Communications
Oct 2013Sep 2014

Senior Associate

Leading the Organizational Effectiveness practice, I specialize in organizational reviews and restructuring, leadership assessment and development, executive coaching, Human Resource practices and processes, strategic and business planning, team development and executive coaching and advising. Much of my work is focused in Canada's North, especially Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Additionally, I am responsible for business development and firm recruitment strategies and implementation.
Jan 1994Dec 2007


DNI Group
DNI Group is a Canadian consulting and research firm that was founded in 1992 by Dr. Deborah Nixon and Nicholas Ignatieff. DNI offers a full range of consulting services from the initial stages of organizational assessment to shaping a strategic vision for growth through to the development of practical plans for implementation. DNI provides services to government and to business in research, strategic planning, policy analysis, program design and evaluation, environmental scanning, human resource management, design and delivery of change management strategies including decision-making strategies and group processes. Some of DNI's clients: WSIB, Ontario Ministry of Labour, George Brown College, Canadian Policy Research Network, Conference Board of Canada, Institute of Public Administration of Canada
Jan 1986Aug 1991

Executive Search Consultant

Mandrake Management Consultants
Focused on senior marketing and communications positions in packaged goods industry. Career transition coaching, job analysis and compensation consulting to key clients.
Jan 1982Sep 1986

Brand Manager

Ralston Purina and ED Smith and Sons
Brand manager in packaged goods. Responsible for Lea and Perrins, HP Sauce at ED Smith. For professional and consumer pet food brands.


Masters in Environmental Studies

York University


Concordia University


University of Toronto
Associate: Centre for Leadership and Values


Strategic Thinking
Culture Change
Business Coaching
Mergers & Acquisitions
Financial Services
Executive Search
Executive Development
Personnel Management
Workshop Facilitation
Small Business
Strategic Partnerships
Thought Leadership
Hogan Certified Assessor
Money Management
Trusting Relationships
Business Planning
Strategic Consulting
New Business Development
Team Building
Succession Planning
Performance Management
Strategic Planning
Organizational Design
Public Speaking
Business Process Improvement
Executive Management
Program Management
Organizational Effectiveness
Organizational Development
Business Ethics
Change Management
Management Consulting
Change Leadership
Executive Coaching
Employee Engagement
Leadership Development
Business Strategy
learning and development


Feb 2013Present

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