About Roy Group

Leadership is a practice of practices.

For teams requiring unstoppable cultures, Roy Group is a leadership development firm that helps organizations work better—together.

Grounded in deep and disciplined practice, Roy Group’s embedded, team-based approach provides leaders at all levels of an organization with the opportunity to learn and develop from their own experience, as it emerges. Our frameworks and coaching practices are easy to adopt and apply. You’ll see change right from the first engagement.

Our Clients

Roy Group focuses with precision on our clients’ needs. We serve four distinct sectors: education, public service, enterprise and social impact. These sectors are where the practice of developing outstanding leaders can make the greatest impact. We welcome clients who are ready to engage — who see what they can be, and who are ready to do the work it takes to get there. Roy Group forms deep connections with our clients, with many of our partnerships lasting years.

Our Story

Ian Chisholm and Anne-Marie Daniel founded Roy Group in 2004, after several years of operating a challenging social impact startup on the Isle of Skye. Bringing their skills in leadership development, conflict management, engagement and improvement across relationships and organizational processes, the pair established Roy Group as a bespoke leadership development firm serving western Canada. Now two dozen strong, our team continues to offer the best in personal and leadership development, across borders and continents. And the name Roy? An homage to Ian’s grandfather — and a reminder of the depth of character behind every leader who earns the gift word Mentor.

Our Team

Members of Roy Group have each earned their place on our team with their unique character, their practice toward mastery and their track record of unfolding exceptional stories in the world. Each member is hand-selected through longstanding relationships and deep trust.

Roy Group works with a select group of clients at any given time. Our most experienced practitioners work directly with your team. Our unique, personal and authentic approach allows for your team members to grow alongside a remarkable group of practitioners.

In 2002, Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, created 1% for the Planet. The two businessmen shared a love of the outdoors — and an understanding that it needs to be stewarded well. 1% for the Planet has kickstarted a global movement. The idea? Companies profit from the resources they take from the Earth — so it’s incumbent on them to replenish and protect Earth’s resources in return, by giving 1% of their profit back. Now thousands of corporate and individual donors strong, 1% for the Planet continues to grow as a diverse, global commitment to environmental betterment.

Roy Group is a proud contributor to 1% for the Planet.

We believe that health and wealth go hand in hand. Roy Group donates 1% of our revenue to local organizations that connect people with the places they live through restoration and conservation work. Our partners foster resilient ecosystems and deliver educational programming that invites leadership from the communities they serve.