Jane Hardy, CEC, Senior Associate & Certified Executive Coach

Jane Hardy is a Certified Executive Coach who coaches leaders in the public and private sectors. She sees daily the value of coaching in order to inspire people to perform at their best with comfort and confidence. Jane also has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in progressively senior positions in large organizations. She knows firsthand the complex challenges and pressures leaders face.

Jane obtained her graduate certificate in executive coaching from Royal Roads University in British Columbia and her Associate Certified Coach (A.C.C.) designation from the International Coach Federation. Since then, she has coached leaders from manager and Director through to Assistant Deputy Minister in over 20 federal agencies and private sector companies.

Jane believes passionately in coaching as a powerful tool for accelerating leadership development.

Jane has also served in a number of diverse executive roles in her career:


  • Assistant Deputy Minister, Consulting, Information and Shared Services Branch, Public Works and Government Services Canada;
  • Director General, Telecommunications and Informatics Services and Operations, Public Works and Government Services Canada;
  • Director General, Financial Management, Natural Resources Canada;
  • Associate Director General, Tobacco Control Bureau, Health Canada;
  • Program Director, Agriculture, Fisheries and Natural Resources, Treasury Board Secretariat;
  • Director level program and policy positions in Industry Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

As well as running her own consulting practice, Jane joined the tap Strategy and HR Consulting team as a Sr. Associate in 2013.