About Us

Lead Trainers of Traction Consulting Inc:  Ian Bell & Lisa Grago

We specialize in organizational and leadership training, consulting, and executive development for both the private and public sector.  Our programs help senior leaders improve their strategic and management skills.  Prior to Traction, Ian held progressive leadership positions in a variety of Canadian-based companies including Procter & Gamble, Apple Computer, Imperial Oil, The Movie Network and Cara Operations Limited. He has over 15 year’s experience as an executive coach as well as strategic planning and change management consulting experience on three continents.

Prior to providing coaching, consulting and training with Traction Consulting, Inc., Lisa held senior leadership positions as well as  training and development roles with Fortune 500 companies, including CIGNA, Cargill, Comcast and NextEra Energy. Lisa’s experience includes roles in finance, operations, human resources, and organizational effectiveness for over twenty-five years.


IAN BELL, CEO Traction Consulting Inc

As a former CEO with a breadth of business, training, and change management experience, I help Entrepreneurs reach their goals. I "cut my teeth" in marketing, sales, and business development at P&G, Apple, and Esso. Worked start-ups, turnarounds, and global roll-outs. Spent years in the chair as CEO - the best job in the world when things are good, and the absolute worst when they're not. I work with Entrepreneurs simply because they are quick to apply their training and make bold change initiatives happen fast. I can be reached at ian@tractionconsulting.com

LinkedIn Profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/iantraction/

Key Practice Areas:

  • Executive Coaching I Master Chair, TEC - The Executive Committee 
  • Business Consultant -  Strategic Advisor and Change Initiatives
  • Leadership Transitions - Founder of the Rolemax™ program for CEO's


  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce - Queen's University School of Business in Kingston, Ontario
  • Masters of Science in Human and Organizational Development, American University in Washington, D.C.


LISA GRAGO, President, Traction Consulting Inc

As President of Traction Consulting Inc., I work with private and public business leaders and their teams as a leadership coach, consultant, and trainer. My passion is helping leaders and teams manage change, improve effectiveness, and move forward. My experience includes a variety of leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies, leading teams in finance, operations and human resources for twenty-five years. I can be reached at lisa@tractionconsulting.com 

LinkedIn Profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisagrago

Key Practice Areas:

  • Leadership Development Training programs
  • Coaching High Potential Talent, Senior Leaders and Lead Teams
  • Organizational Development and Effectiveness initiatives


  • Bachelors of Business Administration from Saint Bonaventure University in Saint Bonaventure, New York
  • Masters of Science in Human and Organizational Development from American University in Washington, DC
  • Board Certified Leadership Coach from Fielding University in Santa Barbara, CA
  • Graduate studies towards a Ph.D. in Organizational Development