Much of Gillian Leithman's work focuses on soft skills training in an effort to help students and employees develop their interpersonal communication skills. She has facilitated programs for some of Canada's premiere businesses such as Bell Canada, Air Canada, Business Development Canada, Telus, Novartis, The RCMP, HSBC and Exxon Mobil.
The application of these skills is not limited to one’s professional career, but transfer to one’s personal life as well.
Gillian holds an honours undergraduate degree in Psychology, and an MSc and PhD in Management. Her research interests include the aging workforce, retirement, knowledge sharing and intergenerational knowledge transfer.