Bonnie Flatt

The Team at JFCA

Bonnie Flatt, PCC, LLB, CPCC, SPHR

  • 25+ years management consulting, coaching and executive human resources experience
  • Legally trained and business focused
  • Professional Certified Coach and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
  • Senior HR Professional Certification with the Human Resources Professional Association
  • Member of the editorial advisory board for HR Professional Magazine
  • Frequent contributor to professional magazines (e.g., Institute of Corporate Directors, HR Professional Magazine) and the press (Canadian national newspapers like the Globe and Mail and National Post)
  • Biochemistry major from University of Toronto and Law Degree from Queens University
  • Graduate of Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and CultureSync
  • Approved tribal leader (trained to create flourishing and results driven cultures)

Bonnie brings over 25 years of business experience, working with hundreds of new leaders, C-suite executives and board members, to bring about transformational growth. She is passionate about building collaboration and innovation in the workplace to drive organizational results.

Her clients come from multiple industries and not for profit organizations. A representative sample of clients include Unilever, Mondelez, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), International Hotels Group (IHG), Aviva, NBC Universal, VFM Leonardo, Multilingual Community Interpreter Services (MCIS), UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, and Public Health Ontario (OAHPP).

Since 2009, Bonnie has helped individuals and their teams change how they work together, communicate and deliver results. She has guided leaders through successful role transitions, helped with clarifying goals and initiating big organizational change. She has also enhanced their influencing skills, built stronger, more aligned teams and seen bottom line results improve by 20% to 300%.

Bonnie was previously a human resources executive at MDS Inc. (a global life sciences company), a principal at Mercer and a Vice President at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she consulted to major Canadian multinationals in entertainment, healthcare, life sciences, mining, technology and financial services. Her consulting focus was largely in the area of HR strategy development and execution, including the design and implementation of compensation programs and practices. She has also been a board member at Covenant House Toronto, the MS Society of Canada, and Delisle Youth Services. In her consulting practice, she worked closely with senior management and boards of directors.

Bonnie holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is working towards her Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential. She has been featured in the press, spoken at human resource conferences and co-authored the e-book, How To Create Great Places to Work.

Bonnie brings a strong sense of integrity, focus and transformation to her work. Clients say they appreciate her unique blend of forthrightness, analytical mind and seasoned business perspective, along with her intuition and humour. Bonnie lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and loves theatre, travel, reading and writing, cycling, volunteer work and meeting new people.

Client Testimonials

“Bonnie is an executive coach by trade and has the singular ability to cut through the pretension and duplicity of most leaders to find the heart of their true leadership personality.”

Justin Aniballi, Chief Revenue Officer, Veloxsites

“Bonnie gets my highest recommendation as an executive coach. Bonnie’s real life experience coupled with her true passion for coaching offers her a unique ability to quickly recognize and understand complex business relationships, while helping to guide you through a different way of thinking that results in significant and valuable changes in actions."

Lisa da Rocha, VP &GM, Prudential Real Estate, Canada and Mexico

“Working with Bonnie helped me develop as a leader. Using her wealth of experience and deep intuition, Bonnie …provided me with a greater sense of self awareness of the impact my behavior and language had on others... I relate to others in a more influential manner by focusing on the individuals rather than myself. ”

Margot Brown, Executive Director, Head of Knowledge, KPMG Canada

“Bonnie brings a combination of a rational, seasoned business perspective along with brilliant intuition and a keen sense of humour and playfulness to support me in stepping into my leadership… She is able to hold a client accountable, yet with compassion and empathy.”

Esther Zdolec, SVP Human Resources, Infrastructure Ontario

“Coaching sessions with Bonnie support me to explore my definition of authentic leadership and then put this into action in all areas of my life. Her coaching style nurtures while also challenging me to take risks to reach my goals.”

Debra Lamfers, Principal and Creative Director at Lamfers & Associates

“My biggest learning in working with Bonnie as my leadership coach was to stop, think and be aware of how I feel before I speak. Previously, I would jump into conversations believing I had all the answers and my approach was the right way to proceed. Now, I let go of having all the answers and being right and I ask more open ended questions. This has resulted in… more creativity, engagement and results from my team.”

AT, Manager Medical Labs, Government Agency