Teca Cameron -Tackie

Dynamic leadership, Business Coach, Speaker etc

Teca Cameron-Tackie is a dynamic leadership, business coach, speaker, trainer, consultant and facilitator. With a combined, 19 years of professional experience working in diverse roles in the public, private and entrepreneurial sectors, Teca is well equipped to offer transformation through leadership and personal growth solutions to individuals and organizations.

Teca is an advocate for diversity and inclusion. Born in Jamaica and growing up in one of the most diverse communities in Toronto Canada, Teca has been fortunate to be exposed to individuals from a variety of cultures and demographics. Through her work as an Image Consultant and Coach, Teca charted on a course to engage leaders on the topic of diversity in leadership, specifically, as it relates to improving the participation rate of visible minorities and competent emerging leaders in senior leadership positions.

As one of the youngest Team Leaders to lead a service delivery operation at Service Canada, Teca was charged with leading diverse teams of professionals from different educational backgrounds, cultures and ages. This equipped her with the ability to understand the significance of finding common ground with her teammates to improve the ability to connect with them for greater results. This experience also helped her to develop sensitivity to the needs of others from different backgrounds.

Currently in Ghana, Teca is on a mission to strengthen African leaders and Entrepreneurs so that they can compete more effectively in the global marketplace.

 

Competences

Design, Facilitation and Training

Teca is a Certified Adult Instructor and Facilitator, obtaining a master’s Certificate in Adult Training and Development from the Schulich Executive Education Center. Her areas of expertise include soft skills development focusing primarily on enhancing individual self-awareness, executive presence (appearance, behavior and communication), emotional intelligence, team building and leadership influence. Teca has worked with diverse clients from individuals seeking to advance in their careers, to entrepreneurs growing their practice as well as CEO’s seeking to improve on their team leadership abilities.

As an Instructional Designer, Teca develops and delivers engaging, modern, customized learning solutions for companies, ensuring that the training aligns with the organization’s mission, vision and values. A proponent of diversity in organizations, Teca focuses on creating content and dialogue that encourages inclusion, respects cultural differences and develops a safe and welcoming experience for all learners.

 

Coaching (Mid Career Managers and Leadership Teams):

Teca has coached middle managers on how to develop their influence and communication skills to effectively connect with their teams. Her focus has been on supporting emerging leaders as well as middle managers to increase their leadership effectiveness. In addition, to working with small to medium enterprises, Teca also coaches individuals 1-1 on mindset, productivity, goal setting and success principles.

Professional Experience

Teca Cameron Inc. 2015-Present: Numerous individual clients through group training and coaching programs

 

  • Coached CEO’s of small to medium enterprises on how to effectively manage their teams and to market their business online and in person
  • Coached emerging leaders through leadership challenges in areas of communication, influence building, time and priority management
  • Designed, marketed, promoted and facilitated online learning programs to support career professionals and entrepreneurs seeking to advance in their careers or business
  • Created and facilitated 8-Week small business workshop online through signature Skills to Dollar Bills®️ program to support entrepreneurs who were starting or growing their business.
  • Lead Facilitator for Chamber Executives of Ontario Conference, 2018
  • Facilitated discussions with 40 CEO’s aimed at helping Chamber Executives to connect better to the local membership

Past Clients

  • December 2019 – N IMO- Migration Health Assessment Team United Nations, Accra Ghana
    • Co-facilitated team building activity day- workshop on Integrity and High-Performance Teamwork
  • December 2018 – March 2019 – Emery Collegiate, Toronto District School Board, Canada
    • Facilitated a 4-month leadership development program for high school pupils who were mentors for their peers. Facilitated John C. Maxwell’s I-Lead Youth Leadership Development Curriculum
  • January 2019 – Dundas Valley Secondary School, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, Canada
    • Conducted a talk on ‘Remember Africa. Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 8)-Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • November 2018 – Skills for Change, Toronto, Canada
    • Conducted a talk on ‘Communicating Kindness’ to staff as well as community stakeholders. Emphasizing how to leverage communication to instill values of kindness throughout the organization and in people’s daily lives.
  • July 2018 – Success Beyond Limits, Youth Leadership Program, Toronto, Canada
    • Conducted a workshop on ‘Self Esteem and Social Media’ for a group of high school pupils enrolled in a summer enrichment program.
  • September 2017 – Chamber Executives Conference, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, Ontario, Canada
    • Group Facilitation of a CEO conference serving 30+ Chamber of Commerce CEO’s from various parts of the Province.
    • Topic: ‘Do You Know Me’-Key Traits of Influencers
  • September 2017-August 2017Prowess Growth & Leadership Strategies, Ontario, Canada
    • Business coaching and consulting. Provided direct support to develop the business as well as the personal brand of the CEO
  • August 2017-June 2018 -Studio West Hair Design Salon, Ontario, Canada
    • Business coaching and consulting. Provided direct support to develop the business as well as the personal brand of the CEO
    • Significantly impacted the company’s ability to attract clients and ultimately, increase their sales
  • December 2016- Presentation: ‘A Winning Presence’, University of Toronto, Black Student Association Conference. Toronto, Canada
  • November 2016- Humber College, ‘Becoming A Person of Influence Workshop, Ontario Canada
    • Conducted a Workshop for College Employees on John C. Maxwell’s book, Becoming a Person of Influence
  • June 2016- Worksite Safety Compliance (Corporate), Ontario, Canada
    • Hired to coach an emerging team leader who needed extensive coaching (6 months) on soft skills and professional development
  • November 2011- First Class Home Care Inc., Ontario, Canada
    • Designed and delivered a curriculum to support personal care worker staff on image, professionalism, workplace etiquette and communication

Teca Cameron Image Management Agency 2008 – 2015

  • Lead Image Consultant to executives seeking to enhance their leadership presence
  • Lead and facilitated workshop for home care agency seeking to develop their customer service team
  • Facilitated group workshop to improve self-confidence for women, primarily single mothers

Service Delivery Manager, Service Canada 2003-2008

  • Held leadership roles as Service Delivery Manager and Team Leader. Facilitated regular meetings with teams to discuss current challenges and brainstorm solutions for grant funding programs.
  • Facilitated meetings with community stakeholders to discuss changes or enhancements to service delivery and how this would impact their bottom line.
  • Coached team members on performance during weekly, monthly and annual performance reviews

Academic Qualifications and Other Certifications

  • August 2016-Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer, John Maxwell Team
  • March 2015-Masters Certificate in Adult Training and Development (MCATD), (Understanding the Adult Learner, Needs Assessment, Instructional Design, Facilitation, Presentation Delivery), Schulich Executive Education Centre, Toronto Canada
  • June 2006-Image Consulting, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
  • June 2007-Managing Program Delivery, Canada School of Public Service
  • July 2007-Staff Relations for Managers, Service Canada
  • September 2005- Staff Relations for Team Leaders, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
  • Bachelor of Commerce, General Management, York University 2003