Elisha Gray


Strategic coaching for ambitious leaders who want to do better




As a startup veteran, I’ve built some truly great teams and helped develop exceptional leaders. I’ve managed exponential startup growth and shaped healthy office cultures where people were accountable and contributed their absolute best.

I’ve guided CEOs and executive teams toward creating cultures of feedback and experimentation. Together, we’ve eliminated blind spots about personal development and discovered how investing in people is crucial to building successful teams.

It wasn’t always easy and the biggest learning moments came from the biggest mistakes which leaves me with rich experiences to draw from. Fulfillment for me comes from working one-on-one with inspired people through their challenges toward excellence.

That’s why I changed my work to coaching and consulting. Supportive partnerships excite me. Folks who are working hard to build their futures and care about doing right by their colleagues, teams, and companies - those are my people.



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Executive Coaching

CEOs like you are so busy doing that there’s any barely room left for learning. You know that an investment in yourself is good for business, but if your efforts haven’t generated real growth, it’s probably time to get an expert on your side. Learn the best approach to building yourself and your team so you can better manage what’s most pressing in your business right now.

Boost performance and do your best work.

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Leadership Coaching

Becoming a successful manager is not always intuitive. Your leadership directly affects the success of your team (and the success of your team is how you’ll be measured), so your skills need to be on point. Discover your own approach to leadership while sharpening the hard and soft skills you and your team needs.

Develop your skills and lead with integrity.


Career Coaching

Take charge of your future by designing and crafting your own path to success. Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced professional, the journey of your career starts with setting a target and going hard after it. Create a detailed yet flexible plan that leverages your skills and lands you the best job you ever had.

Build confidence and go after your greatness.


Coaching On-demand

Sometimes you’re too close to something to see your next move. It’s there, though. And while an ongoing coaching partnership is tremendously valuable, there’s definitely value in a quickie chat that gets you closer to what you want. Be it trouble-shooting or confidence-boosting, a solution is just a phone call away.

Gain clarity and take charge of any situation.

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HR Consulting for Startups

Want to go beyond coaching and build together in a hands-on way? Things are always changing in startupland and our team at Bright + Early gets it. We’ve helped some of the best-known Canadian startups navigate high growth without losing what makes them special. We’re collective of modern HR experts on a mission to craft the world's best workplaces. We partner with early to mid-stage companies who need to scale fast but stay friendly. Nothing in place? Don't know where to start? No problem.

Learn more about Bright + Early




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You’re curious about what coaching can do for you, but you may not be sure if we’re a match. That’s okay. Let’s start with a candid conversation and see what clicks. Begin here

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About Elisha Gray

Elisha is a certified professional coach and human resources consultant with an operations background and over 10 years’ experience in the startup space. Known for her people-positive workplace architecture, she shares her hr expertise with some of Canada’s fastest growing companies to create modern programs and build strong leadership practices.

A true partner, Elisha’s coaching supports entrepreneurs and executives to accelerate performance, master communication, and their expand their self awareness so they can lead their business with courage and confidence.

Formerly the Director of People Operations at Myplanet and Chief of Staff at Street Contxt, Elisha currently works with the HR consultancy Bright + Early where she partners with clients like Drop, Setter, and Playground. Elisha is also an in-house advisor and coach with Ripple Ventures and Startwell.