Unlocking potential. Developing capabilities. All while continuously leading.

This is Phelps’ commitment to our clients and candidates in assessment services. Whether you are working through succession planning, completing a merger/acquisition or pivoting into a new industry, we work with individuals and teams to unlock strength – and identify development required to take leadership to the next level. Rigorous sector research informs us of current trends and the skills necessary to keep your organization agile, competitive and aligned.

Based in downtown Toronto, Phelpsgroup is one of Canada’s leading Executive Search & Career Transition firms. Since 1986, we have transformed organizations by hiring exceptional talent, developing leaders and transitioning executives.


Selection of Finalists

For clients conducting a search, we provide comprehensive assessments that give you in-depth data and insights to help you make that crucial final decision. Using the Phelps’ CLEAR Assessment Process, (insert link to CLEAR Assessment Process) we provide a complete summary of a candidate’s business and functional expertise, marketplace and industry knowledge, leadership abilities, cultural alignment and capacity to grow and change with role. We provide behaviourial insights into how candidates will make decisions and operate. How they will assess risk, maximize opportunity and we will share any potential red flags the process has uncovered.

For candidates, we provide comprehensive feedback with a development plan that ensures your future success. Once the assessment is complete, we help develop leaders through executive coaching and leadership development (insert links for both executive coaching and leadership development).

Executive Assessment & On-Boarding

Our practice in executive assessment is bespoke, tailored to the recognition that leaders require continuous evaluation and feedback to enhance their capabilities in our disruptive world. In addition to individual tailored assessments for individuals and leadership teams, we offer broader programs to evaluate top layers of management.

Assessment is only the first stop in this process; once assessed, we then develop – in the case of search – on-boarding programs to ensure candidates hit the ground running. This planning is instrumental for organizations needing a longer view to build and sustain their pipeline, gain insights into roles and maximize team effectiveness. In the case of existing leaders, we develop tailored coaching and development programs designed to enhance skills and leadership potential as well as accelerated decision-making.

Phelps has multiple methods to evaluate leader potential ensuring they continue to maximize impact. Leadership assessments help executives, leaders, organizations, and teams to reveal strengths, unique qualities, tendencies, and potential.

Executive Search &

Phelpsgroup understands that placing a candidate into a leadership role on your team is a hugely important commitment, one that can seriously affect your short, medium and long term performance and success.

Career Transition &

We use a career transition model rooted in personally-driven processes to advance transition effectiveness for employers and employees.


We help by enhancing an understanding of personal strengths and development priorities, which equips people with the skills and tools to facilitate positive behavioural change.