Hayley Becker – An Interview with Shiyen Shu for Lessons in Leadership and Life

Hayley Becker

Toronto, August 30, 2021 — Partner and Co-Founder, Hayley Becker, shares her insights on leadership with Shiyen Shu, Msc.OT, H.BSc, PMP, CYT. Shiyen is a Certified Executive Coach and Leadership Expert and the Host & Curator of Lessons in Leadership and Life where she features candid conversations with top healthcare leaders in Canada.

In this discussion Shiyen and Hayley discuss the most important traits for today’s healthcare leaders, helpful tips for aspiring leaders and the journey of founding Mirams Becker during a global pandemic.

“The most important trait right now is an emphasis on the softer skills, so having strong emotional intelligence and a focus on relationship building”

Hayley has 15 years of experience in executive search, the majority of which she has dedicated to partnering with healthcare clients to recruit their top talent. She was a former Partner in a global executive search firm with a blended background of supporting both public and private sector clients. In 2020, Penny Mirams and Hayley Becker formed Mirams Becker, a retained health care executive search firm.

Hayley is recognized for her genuine and engaging style, and here are three takeaways:

  • The most important trait for leaders right now are the softer skills : strong emotional intelligence and focus on relationship building
  • The best leaders are great communicators: they are able to tell a story and take you on a journey towards their vision, they are able to support others, inspire their team and lead from behind
  • For aspiring leaders: focus on building your relationships and cultivating your networks; reach out to executive recruiters, build a robust LinkedIn profile and customize all your materials when applying for opportunities

Watch full interview: https://shiyenshu.com/hayley-becker/


About Mirams Becker

Mirams Becker is a women-led retained executive search firm dedicated to serving the healthcare sector, with a focus on providing clients with the highest level of service and customization.

Co-founded by Penny Mirams and Hayley Becker following successful careers building a healthcare practice with a global organization, Mirams Becker provides clients with a combined 30+ years of experience and passion in serving the healthcare sector.


Penny Mirams

Hayley Becker