Cindy McNichol

A founding Partner of Lighthouse NINE Group, Cindy McNichol heads the firm’s Strategy Alignment & Cascade practice.  She also serves clients in the areas of Change Management, Leadership Development and Talent Management.

Cindy’s career has included leadership positions and consulting assignments in the US, UK, Mexico and Australia. In senior roles at Maritz Canada, Powercor Australia and TSN, Cindy developed strategies to connect resources with business priorities. At Lighthouse NINE in Toronto, Cindy has advised a wide range of clients, including PowerStream, Astellas, Yum! Brands Canada, Mother Parkers, Dome Productions, as well as numerous family-owned and operated businesses.

Cindy empowers organizations to move decisively toward positive change. An accomplished facilitator, she starts by listening to what is important to each client, understanding the context of their critical challenges. Cindy then designs and executes solutions that generate sustainable outcomes. Examples include aligning people, plans and processes with organizational strategy, inspiring teams to support each other to create a “one company feel,” and helping firms navigate post-merger integration.

Cindy and her Lighthouse NINE colleagues know that actively sharing ideas sparks innovation. The full variety of industry experience, insights, and energetic personalities of the L9 team of consultants invigorates both the client experience and client results.


Behavioural Coaching Institute, International Coaching Council
Certified Master Coach

IC Agile Certified Professional
Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)

York University
Management studies

Centennial College
Applied Arts diploma (adult learning, group dynamics / behaviours)

Canadian Society for Training & Development
CTP Certification

Altruvest Charitable Services
NFP Board Governance Certification

DISC, Assess, Predictive Index

Professional Associations

Altruvest Charitable Services
Board Member

Strategic Leadership Forum
Editorial Committee Member

Canadian Society for Training & Development
Lifetime Member

Niagara University
MBA Program, Guest Lecturer

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