Reinventing leadership development

We help leaders become more effective and inspiring.

When you’re ready for more than any measure of efficacy or “best practice” can give you, it’s time for your Big Leap.

Our human-centered approach is unlike any other because we focus on what happens beyond the consultation phase. We roll up our sleeves and train and facilitate to help you make the changes that are best for your organization.

We are not consultants; we are partners in your success.

Our dissatisfaction with traditional approaches to learning and change brought us here.

Our forward-thinking approach creates leaders who don’t just maintain the status quo but push further, helping businesses to keep pace with change and set new standards for success.

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Big Leap Leadership was founded in 2012 by Certified Executive Coach and leadership development expert Harriette Schumacher.

Our global team of seasoned coaches and master facilitators are united around one common goal:

Transform leadership, transform the world.

We continue to seek out new ways of solving the challenges of today so we can collectively experience a better tomorrow.

We pride ourselves on our tenacity, optimism, energy, and ability to challenge the status quo. We couldn’t be more excited about what’s next.


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We've helped drive real results for:
Nova Scotia Power
Ontario Energy Board
Nav Canada
Government of Nova Scotia
Electronic Arts
Saint Mary’s University
Get Chalk
Algonquin College
Emera Sunlife
DHI Group Inc.

Your results are our results.

We’re invested in your success. Our personal, proven approach allows us to deeply understand your challenges and needs, pinpoint the most effective solutions, and make smart, strategic adjustments along the way.

Here's how we do it:

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We dive deep to understand your unique challenges, to grasp the systems and structures you work within, and to define what success looks like for you.

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We set clear benchmarks from which to measure your progress throughout our work together, tailored to your specific obstacles and objectives.

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We design and lead a customized plan of action for measurable, meaningful success, with strategic milestones along the way.

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We propel you towards your future with plans for leveling up your leadership and building strong teams that get real, sustainable results.

Accelerate your leadership development.

Our Partners

Your success depends upon your leadership.

Strong leadership isn’t just an advantage—it’s imperative to strategic success. Better leadership equals better results - in every arena. That’s why leadership development is the key to resolving challenges today and achieving a braver, bolder vision for tomorrow. By cultivating confident, capable leaders, we create more productive, powerful businesses—now and in the future.

"I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the last 2 days. Being a trainer, I can certainly appreciate what’s involved in delivering a program like this, and to a group such as ours. You kept us focused and engaged, with just enough of “letting the silence do the heavy lifting”! Blending your authenticity and humour, you made it look easy."

Norm Hartensein
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Meet our founder

Harriette Schumacher, PCC, founded Big Leap Leadership in 2013 with more than a decade of experience leading employee development and education within large corporations.

She is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), Certified Executive Coach (Royal Roads University), Fierce Conversations Master Trainer, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Desire Map Facilitator, ExperiencePoint Facilitator, Certified 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Trainer, 4MAT WholeBrain Instructional Design Practitioner, Certified Leadership Circle Profile, and Certificate-holder in Adult Education and Community Development (UVIC).

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Ready for your big leap?

Contact us to talk about how we can help.

Our team is growing.

Join our innovative, whole-hearted team in creating the visionary leaders of the future across Canada and beyond. We’re currently accepting applications from experienced leadership development professionals interested in working with us on a contract basis.

Send your resume and a brief letter of interest to

Ready for a BIG LEAP?

Contact us to discuss your leadership challenges today.