Experience & Approach 

An executive coach who has done it all...

  • led businesses
  • driven HR strategy
  • done multiple expat assignments
  • worked with top talent globally
  • made mistakes
  • pulled off breakthroughs and turnarounds
  • thrived in complex, challenging systems

Leadership roles in technology, marketing, retail, manufacturing and publishing include:

Managing Director & General Manager Levi Strauss Australia and New Zealand leading a fully integrated, multi-country business with distinct products, channels, marketing, and production

EVP Human Resources for Loblaw Co. developing and providing HR strategy and services for 130,000+ colleagues in 1,000 locations at $30B+ revenue company during business turnaround

SVP HR Strategy for Torstar Corp. pioneering HR leadership across the media, digital and publishing businesses for 100+ newspapers, event and online businesses, and global book publishing

VP HR for the Americas, Levi Strauss providing HR leadership from San Francisco for more than 20,000 colleagues  during fundamental business transformation

Director of Sales and Retail Marketing for Levi Strauss Canada leading national sales, opening 27 Levi's Only stores and responsible for 60 locations, increasing sales while segmenting and reducing channels

Practical knowledge built in general management, human resources, sales and marketing, and operations executive roles

Global perspective from living in Singapore, Sydney, San Francisco and Toronto and working in 20+ countries

Board experience as a business executive reporting to global and Canadian boards. 20+ years of board membership including the:

  • Levi Strauss Foundation in San Francisco
  • Australian Youth Foundation in Sydney
  • Hincks Dellcrest Centre in Toronto
  • Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation in Toronto - VIce-Chair and Board Chair for 8 of the 10 years

Unique expertise dealing with:

  • complex customer challenges
  • expatriate assignments and culture
  • resilience and vitality for seasoned and emerging leaders
  • dynamics of family businesses
  • large-scale business and functional transformations

Proven track record as a professional coach and business advisor with long-term clients including:

  • global corporations
  • entrepreneurs
  • non-profit organizations
  • legal, financial and medical and professional firms

Fresh perspective and pragmatic insight

Exceptional skill developing talent at different career stages

Certified on data-based business simulations and proven assessment instruments that accelerate results

Professional Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) and the Global Speaker's Federation

Appetite for learning completing over 150 development experiences and training programs. Commited to constant knowledge growth, innovative thinking, and the quest for useful perspective.

© TKB Hanna & Associates Ltd.
close [X]