Our Founder

Founder and President Sharon Ranson, CPA, CA, ICD.D
Experienced Coach from the Executive World

Founder Sharon Ranson’s unique capabilities come from a combination of:

    • 20 years of front-line executive experience in business:
      • Top-ranked financial services investment analyst
      • Highly respected portfolio manager
      • Director of a major investment dealer
      • Board roles in private and public sectors
    • Successful 10-year track record coaching executives, entrepreneurs and professional service partners across many industries
      • Experience working with a range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to owner-managed companies
    • Certified executive coach

Sharon Ranson founded The Ranson Group in 2002 to respond to the growing demand for coaching at the executive & senior levels of corporations.

The Ranson Group specializes in executive coaching for the financial services industry, professional services, post-secondary institutions & top-tier companies.

“Sharon challenges, champions & supports her clients to make the bold moves that lead to greater levels of success.”
Corporate Executive, Financial Services

Business Education

    • ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors
    • CPA, CA
    • MBA, Finance, York University
    • B.Comm., Queen’s University


Professional Coaching Credentials

    • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)
    • Licensed in Team Management Systems (TMS)


Corporate Experience

    • Adjunct Professor, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Master of Finance
    • Portfolio Manager, TAL Global Asset Management (division of CIBC)
    • Director and Institutional Equities Salesperson, BMO Nesbitt Burns
    • Director and Financial Services Research Analyst, RBC Capital Markets
    • Auditor, Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG)


Current Boards

    • Sprott Inc.
    • Smith School of Business, Queen’s University
    • Echelon Financial Holdings
    • Continental Bank of Canada
    • Borrowell Inc.