Experience. Engaging. Effective.
The Emerson Edge.

The ‘E’ in Emerson stands for many things. For our founder, Doug Emerson, a world-renowned effectiveness expert. For the experienced coaches who will train you. And for the engaging client relationships we help you build.

Here, you’ll find a wealth of business acumen and backgrounds. Our seasoned coaches, sales trainers, MBA grads and technology specialists are all here to help you use The Emerson Suite to create lasting client engagements with effective results.

Doug Emerson: Founder, Visionary.

Doug Emerson is a visionary in the world of leadership coaching, A world-renowned coach/consultant, Doug has helped leader-managers on five continents, across virtually every industry.

With over 40 years’ experience in making his clients more effective, Doug has gained an in-depth understanding of the complex issues facing business today.

Doug co-created The Emerson Suite, to bring a proven methodology into the 21st century by making it mobile, enabling coaches to stay connected with their clients, and help them become more successful.

Doug says he owes his success to his clients who continue to work with him over the course of their entire careers. He calls this the "stickiness factor" that leads to keeping clients for life.


A World of Experience
to Support Your Business.

The team at The Emerson Suite is as diverse as our users. We hail from all over the globe – from Canada, the US, Argentina, Trinidad and Tobago, Serbia, Poland, Morocco and Pakistan, and speak 12 different languages, including English, French, Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Polish, Urdu, Czech, Punjabi, Serbo-Croatian, Greek and Trinidadian Creole.

With a wealth of business backgrounds and knowledge, our team is able to offer advice on coaching clients across a broad range of industries.


We're Here to Help.

Allison Christilaw, HBA, MBA

CEO, Catalyst, Leader

Allison Christilaw exemplifies leadership in the truest sense of the word: getting the right things done. And she does so with passion, commitment and transparency. From building a consulting firm, to consulting to private businesses and public corporations around the world, Allison brings over 25 years of industry experience to the table. As CEO, Allison uses her honed skills to lead a company that is driven, innovative and customer-focused.

Radek Zajkowski

Chief Technology Officer

Radek is a technology and mobile development star with experience that spans across applications and industries. He has worked with a wide range of organizations from start-ups to global enterprises. He leads a highly skilled team of developers committed to product excellence.

Brian McCarthy

EVP Sales, Business Effectiveness Facilitator

For over 20 years, Brian has been leading sales teams in national organizations, servicing a broad range of industries. Brian has earned the respect of both his teammates and his clients for creating a sales culture of communication and care. Brian takes the time to listen, and gets true satisfaction from creating winning scenarios, and adding real value for his clients.

Sandy Lee, CHRL, ACC

VP, Coach Learning & Development

Sandy has provided strategic support for the Toronto International Film Festival, HR Council and WorkInCulture, as well as numerous not-for-profit organizations. She has also been a successful talent development coach, engaging with high-potential leaders. Sandy now uses her seasoned skills to assist our coaches in building their businesses and creating more rewarding client engagements.

Jenny Braga, MBA

VP, Product & Customer Success

Jenny is an experienced effectiveness advisor who is passionate about customer success. She has worked with leader-managers across multiple industries, to help them implement more effective management practices. Jenny delights customers in their journey through The Emerson Suite, and engages with them to ensure the tools and interface continue to deliver a seamless coaching experience.

Mary Legakis Engel

Head Coach

Mary has been advising, consulting and coaching leaders-managers on effective management for over 15 years. As Head Coach for The Emerson Suite, she leads the Certified Effectiveness Coach Program, in addition to running her own successful coaching practice.


Upcoming Events.

Our founder, Doug Emerson and Mary Legakis Engel, our Head Coach, love to help coaches build their business, and offer insights into the many challenges leader-managers are facing today. You’ll always find events packed with valuable information, so bookmark this page and join us when you can!



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