Michelle Van Tol

TEC CEO, Small Business and TEC Inside Chair
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)

TEC Canada is a member-based peer advisory organization of over 1,400 chief executives, entrepreneurs and business owners from across Canada. For over 30 years, TEC has been helping leaders achieve success through the power of confidential group meetings, one-to-one executive coaching, business thought leadership and a global network of over 22,000 business leaders.

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