Shiyen Shu

MSc.OT, H.BSc., PMP, CYT Contact Shiyen Shu

Shiyen is a highly regarded and in-demand speaker, thought leader and certified executive coach, with a passion for serving the healthcare industry and developing our best leaders. She leaves her audience inspired, yet comfortably uncomfortable, so as to provoke thought for deeper insight, awareness, and growth.

Shiyen started her career on the frontlines as an Occupational Therapist, serving some of the most vulnerable populations, and quickly progressed to leadership roles, leading strategic projects and large teams. As the host and curator of the first of its kind show “Lessons in Leadership and Life”, she has created a valued resource of leadership lessons for healthcare leaders. As a professional speaker, she has shared the stage with legendary leaders such as Jack Canfield (co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series).

Prior to joining Huron, Shiyen founded Dream Dare Lead Inc., an organization committed to helping create better leaders in the healthcare industry. She draws upon her unique skill set of certifications in executive coaching, leadership and organizational development, project management, neuroscience, cognitive-behavioral therapy, yoga and meditation, to create a truly holistic and empowering approach.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Operations
  • Organizational Transformation
  • Strategy and Innovation


  • Healthcare

Professional Associations

  • President-Elect, The Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists Board
  • Executive Coach & Facilitator, Canadian College of Health Leaders
  • Mentor, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council
  • Adjunct Lecturer, University of Toronto

Education & Certifications

  • Certified Executive Coach
  • Certified Visionary Leadership Coach
  • Certified LEADS Coach & Facilitator
  • MSc.OT, University of Toronto
  • Hon.BSc(Kin), McMaster University
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher (CYT)
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Certification
  • Positive Intelligence Coach Training
  • Certified Neuroscience of Change Coach
  • Certified Reiki Practitioner

Speaking Topics List

  • Change Management & Leadership
  • Communication
  • Employee Attraction and Engagement
  • Executive Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Resilience and Well-Being
  • Strategy and Innovation
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I was fortunate to attend not one but two of Shiyen’s sessions. Shiyen is brilliant with her content and the style of delivery. She leaves you in a state where you want the conversations to continue for a longer time. The powerful tips she shared are forever to keep and take advantage of in the professional journey. Highly recommend!
We just had Shiyen deliver a keynote and it was very useful and helpful. It got all of us reflecting on what we can do for ourselves and our organization, and based on the reception, it was very well received and quite exceptional. It was really eye-opening. She appreciates the complexity of what we are dealing with as healthcare leaders.
I felt energized after the session and excited to start implementing some of the suggestions. The session was a big confidence boost. It was a very thought-provoking session, unlike any I’ve participated in before- so thank you!

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