Close the gap between high performer and human-centered leader

Kirke Leadership Inc. is your partner for empathy-driven, transformative programs that develop inclusive, innovative leaders at every level.

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Being primarily virtual allows us facilitate high quality experiences on a global scale

Trusted by innovative businesses around the world to transform the workplace

Your people are brilliant. Stacked with potential.
But something is missing.

Whether it’s sales, marketing, design, finance, or any other function in your organization, teams are constantly dealing with challenges. From lack of resources to restructuring, re-imagining company culture, creating new revenue streams, and everything in between.

Leaders stuck in the past are struggling. High performers lacking guidance are struggling as well. To achieve dramatic business results, close the talent gap, & build a culture that attracts & retains the best people for you, know this:

The path forward must be lined with empathy, belonging, and trust— for yourself, your teams, and your customers.

I can’t say enough about the job Joanna did in people coaching & development. She made a great impact in developing the team’s skills & careers, including inventing new programs that were later adopted elsewhere in our organization. I highly recommend her to any organization seeking to improve their leadership & teamwork.

Richard Mathes
TD Bank

You’ve found your cultural transformation & leadership partner. Now find your program

For All Leaders

Trust & Transform

Not your average leadership development program — our Modern Leaders Academy is a psychologically safe, adaptable, and practical development experience.

Leaders and managers achieve deep personal and professional breakthroughs in emotional intelligence, self-awareness, team effectiveness, equity and inclusion, strategic influencing, and more.

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For Senior Leaders, Managers, & Teams

Change & Innovate

True innovation and seamless change are rooted in our ability to listen, collaborate, and ideate together.

Enter design thinking and leading change: Hands-on, interactive workshops based on relevant challenges you need to solve right now. Get ready for light bulb moments your leaders and teams can put into action immediately.

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For Individuals & Organizations

Align & Grow

No matter our achievements, we’re all humans who need unwavering support to access new professional levels and reach life goals.  

Our executive coaching challenges leaders to think differently about their personal and professional journey while helping them develop a concrete direction for growth.

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“I know we need something that finally makes a difference, but I’m not sure what.”


Meet our Founder
& President

Joanna Kirke, MBA, is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Master Facilitator, and Cultural Transformation Expert. She’s helped over 10,000+ managers, executives, and leaders develop the #1 quality needed to achieve creative and powerful business results: Empathy

During her 25 years working with teams across dozens of industries, she’s proven that with connection and mindfulness, any leader can build trust, navigate uncertainty, and solve for impact and profit.
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Our clients get results. Are you next?

“I had the pleasure of seeing Joanna in action as a coach, and was just so moved by her warm, empathetic presence. She is very client-oriented, making sure that she’s moving with clients where they most want to go, and yet effectively challenges them when they have an opportunity to reframe an unhelpful narrative. Her approach to the client relationship embraces both compassion and humor. She can bring in a wonderful lightness, and yet responds with empathy if her client experiences strong emotion.”

Amy Kay Watson

M.Div., President, ACC

“Joanna, you led the most fulfilling and practical leadership program I’ve participated in. Your passion, expertise, and preparation made the mid-transition to digital seamless. Thank you for the tools, principles, and values you embody and share with the entire Managing Director cohort. It emanates from your character and goes beyond business leadership. It has given me insights and inspiration in my personal life as well.”

Clement Tsang

Vice President, Global Business Payments at Scotiabank

Joanna is the ultimate professional who is committed to getting the job done. The participants in the program thought highly of her and were eternally grateful for the opportunities she provided to them. Anyone who has the opportunity to interact or work intimately with Joanna, will definitely learn from the best.

Dauna Jones-Simmonds

BA – DEJS Consulting President, Accomplished Black Canadian Women (2016)

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