Dayna Patterson

Dayna Patterson

Location: Mississauga, Canada


Dayna is passionate about leadership development and change. She has been engaged as a leadership consultant, coach, and facilitator since 2007. Her personal mission is to help others achieve their full potential.

Dayna has facilitated more than 2,000 sessions in a variety of soft skill areas, with a specific expertise in virtual facilitation. Her work spans a wide range of industries and company sizes, working with employees at all levels of the organization who are located throughout the world. She has also taught more than 50 courses at York University in the following subject areas: strategy, organizational theory, design, and finance. Her sessions go beyond the traditional material, igniting ideas in her participants, and inspiring action.

As a leadership development coach, Dayna is most skilled at coaching leaders in executive presence, brand management, coaching skills, courageous conversations, and performance management. Her coaching style is challenging, yet empathetic. She is results-focused, which was instilled in her youth through her 17 years of experience as a competitive swimmer, competing at both the national and international levels. One of her natural strengths is empathy, and when combined with her disciplined focus on results, she provides a safe space for reflection and action planning.

Dayna’s background includes numerous years of corporate finance experience with Scotiabank and the Bank of Montreal. Her work included complex transactions and the management of a portfolio of upper mid-market commercial clients exceeding $400 million. She had several roles over the years, including responsibility for business development, structuring new credit facilities, financial analysis, and presentations.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Executive Presence
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Women & Leadership

Industry Experience

  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • High Tech
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofit
  • Oil & Gas


  • English


  • York University - Schulich School of Business - MBA, Entrepreneurship


  • Hogan
  • 360 Interview
  • Harrison
  • AIIR Team Effectiveness Survey

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