Team & Leadership development

Francis Becks Consulting

Francis Becks is a strategy and leadership development firm based in the Brantford and Greater Toronto Areas. We bring a strengths-focused approach to developing leaders, restructuring businesses and coaching teams to their full potential.

Working full-time in ministry as a mother of three kids ten and younger my major challenge has always been in using my time well and effectively as it is limited. Francis Becks has helped me to identify and categorize the different areas of my life, so that I can invest into the things that really matter and make a difference. For so long I have responded to the needs and requests of others instead of choosing proactively the things that I need and want to do according to my gifts and calling. I'm so thankful for Layne's input and help to keep me accountable and help me choose well. My life has gained so much quality and effectiveness.

-Susi Childers, vice-president of PhotogenX, founder of A Voice for the Voiceless


As a small business owner, I often spend much of my time caught up in the daily challenges of work, and not enough time evaluating and planning for the future. Taking the time to work with Layne was such a refreshing way to look at my business and myself. Her insights and compassion, along with her own personal business savvy, really helped me see things in a new light. I left each session feeling inspired and invigorated. I learned new things about myself through this process which have made me more efficient at work. It was eye-opening to gain confidence in my own strengths while understanding the differences in the way my team’s strengths are built. I would highly recommend the valuable services of Francis Becks to anyone seeking to refresh and refocus, both in work and in life.

-Sarah Neddow, proprietor of Dairee Delite


Doing StrengthsFinders with Francis Becks helped my business so much! Understanding who I am, what my strengths are, and how to best use them made a huge difference in the way I relate to my clients and make the most of my time and energy. This also helped me decide to start delegating the things I'm not great at which have given me more time to do the things I am good at and love which in turn have helped me make more money! I am such a big fan of StrengthsFinders now and encourage everyone to do it!

-Hannah Johnson, Hannah Victoria Photography