Who We Are

The Oakes Group has an Advisory Board of senior executives.  The Oakes Group includes Certified Coaches, Psychologists, Certified Management Consultants, and Business Executives who have walked ‘in your shoes’.  Beth and her team work with Executives to make them better leaders positioned for growth and success.

As a proud member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants we abide by the Management Consultant Professional Code of Conduct.


Beth Oakes is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Oakes Group. She is an Executive Coach, known and respected for her honest style and appreciated as someone who cares deeply about her clients and their successes. She is passionate about the growth of her clients as leaders.

Her clients operate in a variety of functional areas: Finance, Tax, Human Resources, Business Development, Risk, Operations, Government Relations, Corporate and Legal Services, Communications and Advertising/Marketing.
Her clients are from a broad range of industry sectors including Mining, Financial Services, Professional Services, Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment, Advertising, Healthcare, Retail, Aerospace, Education, Private Equity, Consumer Packaged Goods, Government Agencies, Professional Associations, and Foundations.

She also served on the international team sponsored by the World Association of Newspapers, providing career road mapping and career coaching services to women in the media in Africa.

Prior to founding The Oakes Group, Beth served as Executive Vice President in the Toronto office of DHR International Executive Search. Before joining DHR, she was Partner/Managing Partner with Miller Dallas, one of Canada’s leading Executive Career Management firms. In Toronto, Western Canada, and Southern California, Beth’s career progressed through senior roles in large professional service firms, government, and entrepreneurial organizations.

Beth is a mentor to successful young entrepreneurs and professionals in early stages of their careers. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), and a lifetime Senior Professional in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She has served on the Advisory Board for Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100, past Board Chair of Youth Employment Services Board (YES), and has served on the faculty of the Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC). She is currently a Board member of the Stony Lake Heritage Foundation. Her work has been published in the Globe and Mail and the Journal of The Institute of Corporate Directors. Beth holds a degree in Psychology from Western University.