Cindy McNichol

A founding Partner of Lighthouse NINE, Cindy McNichol heads the firm’s Strategy Alignment & Cascade discipline and supports the Culture & Engagement discipline.  She also serves clients in the areas of Change Management,  Organizational Engagement, Leadership Development & Coaching, Talent Management, Succession Management and Merger & Acquisition Leadership.

Cindy’s career has included leadership positions and consulting assignments throughout Canada, in the US, UK, Mexico and Australia. In senior roles at TSN, Dome Productions, ADT, Maritz Canada, and Powercor Australia, Cindy developed strategies to connect resources with business priorities. At Lighthouse NINE in Toronto, Cindy advises a wide range of for-profit and NFP clients, including Alectra, Astellas, Yum! Brands Canada, JTI Canada, Kichton Contracting, Rodan Energy Solutions, Dome Productions, Financial Planning Canada, Food, Health & Consumers Products of Canada, Softchoice, as well as numerous associations and family-owned/operated businesses. She also supports Merger and Acquisition readiness, integration and change effectiveness in various industry sectors.

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

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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