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Heather Pirie-Hill

Heather is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and Leadership Coach who specializes in
 helping leaders, managers and teams
 recognize their innate capacity for achieving superior 
results. Having had a career in early to mid size tech companies, she understands the pressures and constraints on growing leaders and teams. She fosters a highly creative and expansive environment for
 personal and professional advancement in values, vision and alignment with
 unique strengths. Her soft yet fierce, authentic style allows for insightful interactions resulting in transformation. Her clients are seen in their highest potential and held accountable. She creates trusted, long-term, positive relationships with her clients and stakeholders, which is foundational to her clients’ success.


Professional Projects

  • Founder of her own tech consulting and coaching company (for start-ups, business leaders, educators, individuals) e.g. Brightspark,, Pushlife (Google), OneFireMovement, MayK, etc.

  • Founder of her own music creation/publishing company

  • VP, Strategic Alliances, Tira Wireless – completed the first wireless appication deals with diverse content partnerships

  • VP, Business Development, Brightspark Ventures – helping start-ups including Delos, Activience, and Tira Wireless develop initial plans and partners

  • Director, Business Development/Marketing, Delano – #6 employee, helped developed marketing positioning and initial OEM/channel partners

  • Director, Product Marketing, Bell Canada (WorldLinx/MediaLinx) – developed and rolled out Internet services, applications and content to Bell’s companies, verticals and partners


1994 - 1997


Schulich School of Business

  • Focused on marketing and business strategy.

  • Group presentation: "Garbage in and Garbage out" an analysis of the Canadian rubber industry.

  • Degree paid for by Bell Canada.

1991 - 1992

Master of Arts

University of Waterloo

  • Studied English (language and professional writing) and Psychology

  • Thesis: "Collaborative Writing in the Classroom" - a case study and collaboratively written thesis 

  • Graduated with honours

1987 - 1991

Honours Bachelor of Arts

University of Waterloo

  • Applied Studies / Co-op degree with five work terms

  • Majored in English (rhetoric and professional writing)

  • Graduated with honours



Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music

  • Piano performance degree from the RCM - culminating degree after completing grades 1 - 10 piano exams and required history, harmony and counterpoint

  • Graduated with First class honours

My Vision

I help people rise so they can shine.

With my full curiosity and high regard, my clients restore their power, voice and  so they can lead with an open heart.


2018 2019

Co-Active Leadership


  • Completed one year of Leadership Training in North Carolina with Co-Active (four retreats)

  • Member of the internationally-based Gorilla Tribe

  • Led by Helen House and LA Redding


Leadership Pilot


  • Completed the Co-Active Leadership Pilot


Certified Professional

Co-Active Coach


  • Completed 100 hours of certification training with a master coach and clients

  • Had already earned Co-Active Coach designation and 100 hours of in class training

2017 onward

Certified Professional

Coach (CPC) and Certified Professional Coach (PCC)


  • Completed ICF qualifications for 100 hours of coaching for the CPC and 500 hours of coaching for the PCC

  • Membership In good standing

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