Stewart Pollard is a leadership coach, facilitator and trainer with a specialization in process improvement, organizational change management and leadership effectiveness. He draws on nearly 20 years of leadership experience in Quality Assurance, Program Management, Operations, Process Improvement and Human Resources with such companies as Goodrich Landing Gear, Honeywell Aerospace and J.D. Irving, Limited.
Throughout his career, Stewart has managed P&Ls of over $300M annually, led transformations resulting in revenue growth of 600% over 3 years, and coached leaders to employee engagement improvements of 30% year over year. Projects under Stewart’s leadership have delivered well over $500M as a result of his passion for improvement, his ability to simplify complex problems by engaging all levels of the organization, his positive energy and good humour.
A continuous learner, Stewart holds Bachelors degrees in Physics and Mechanical Engineering from UPEI and University of Waterloo respectively, as well as an MBA from University of Phoenix and a Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University.
He has achieved certifications as a Certified Change Management Professional, Associate Certified Coach, Certified Executive Coach, Lean Expert and Six Sigma Black Belt.
An accomplished leader, coach, facilitator and presenter, Stewart has delivered speaking engagements to Industry Canada, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, APEGNB, APEPEI, ACCES as well as various colleges and universities.
Stewart hasn’t just taken the courses, he has practiced what he speaks and has transformed organizations. Moving companies from marginal to significant, from struggling to winning, from surviving to growing.
"From a young age, I was drawn to Engineering as a means of improving the world around me."
Upon entering the aerospace manufacturing industry, I discovered continuous improvement and realized that improving processes could have an even greater impact on results – but found the bottlenecks had more to do with people than the process itself.
Change management quickly became my focus.
My primary purpose became helping leaders think and work differently – with one goal in mind - help them bring out the best of themselves, their organizations and their teams.”