Michelle Van Tol

Ottawa, ON

“Be clear about what goals you are trying to achieve; execution will be much easier if you are.”

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Michelle Van Tol is recognized as a trusted advisor to CEOs and strategic financial advisor to entrepreneurs. She is an effective negotiator of complex transactions and a skillful leader managing relations with directors and shareholders. Michelle is a results-driven management consultant with
a strong reputation for adding value, perspective and clarity.

Michelle started her career in the technology industry as a CFO for a number of venture capital-backed companies. In these roles, she raised over $100 million in venture capital, managed growth challenges and successfully sold companies in a fast-paced environment.

For the past 10 years, Michelle has provided strategic advisory services to owner-managed corporate clients in a broad range of industries, from construction to consulting services to medical software, through her consulting company Cashia Consulting Corp. and MVT Coaching.

As a TEC Chair, Michelle enjoys bringing her analytical insights to mentoring and coaching CEOs, executives and small business members who are engaged, accountable and focused on a results-driven approach to propelling their business and personal lives forward.

TEC Group Vision

As a former member of a TEC group, Michelle has a deep familiarity with TEC’s process. While the bottom line is important to Michelle, she will also counsel members to balance profits with people and balance work with personal time.


  • Lives in Ottawa with her husband, John; they have four daughters – Cassie, Cassandra, Allyshia and Alexandra and a dog, Teegan
  • Draws energy and happiness foremost from her family
  • Enjoys cooking, travelling, reading and many fitness activities
  • CPA designation, MBA in Finance & Marketing, coaching certifications (Concordia University and International Coaching Federation)