Shad has had the privilege to serve many of Canada's top charities in volunteer, staff and consulting roles. He adds to this experience his background in working with many top corporations on a local, regional and national basis. He has led workshops and facilitated breakthrough thinking sessions in topic areas such as Leadership Excellence; Dynamic Communication; Building High Performing Boards and Teams; and Building Collaborative Frameworks. Shad's work with municipalities over the years has been stellar and he continues to make substantive contributions to building capacity and community through building people, plans and organizations. Shad is a seasoned executive, and a experienced coach, mentor, trainer and facilitator.
Dale has been a "serial CEO" – having led a national entrepreneurs' association (the CFIB), a non-profit social services enterprise (SARC and SARCAN), an environmental business (MacLaren PlanSearch/Lavalin), and several economic development organizations (the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority and the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership). Dale's last CEO role was as Deputy Minister in the Brad Wall government, and he retired in 2010 as the founding CEO of Enterprise Saskatchewan and Innovation Saskatchewan. With three undergraduate degrees in Biology, Geography and Education from the U. of S., he was recently honoured on their "Wall of Fame". His post-graduate studies were in environmental design and resource management at the U. of S. and the University of Calgary. Since leaving the C-Suite, Dale has built his own company - Botting Leadership Inc. – that specializes in Corporate Strategy, Leadership Coaching and Social Enterprise and Innovation Services. He coaches, trains and advises dozens of industrial clients in all sectors of the Canadian economy, plus Non-Profit Agencies, First Nations, Universities, and international Research Institutes (e.g. the Canadian Light Source). He is also the contract COO of the Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise (PREVENT Inc.). Dale volunteers for Leadership Saskatoon and is a Mentor to the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network. He is also on the board of the Prairie Professional Coaches Association and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (Regional Advisory Board). His life is balanced by the love of his wife, five adult children, two grandchildren and two dogs.
Dr. Space, as he is known to a generation of elementary school kids, has worked in supervisory, management and executive positions in a wide range of industries ranging from aerospace, mining and scientific instrumentation development to a non-profit science centre. He is trained in Creative Problem Solving from Creative Problem Solving Institute and accredited to deliver thinkx Productive Thinking workshops. He and his partner, Sue, are an integrated eclecthink team bringing complementary views and approaches to presentations, planning sessions and workshops on creative thinking and entrepreneurship. The thing he loves most is to make people think! Bill is an alumnus and current board member of Leadership Saskatoon.
Elizabeth (Liz) Duret is a Métis woman born and raised in Saskatoon. Liz has worked as a Life Skills Coach, consultant, probation officer, and group facilitator in the Saskatoon region. As a certified human resource professional, Liz is currently employed with SIAST Human Resources as the Representative Workforce Consultant. Liz is involved with a number of committees in the community and is a strong advocate for anti-racism and Aboriginal engagement and employment. She believes in maintaining balance in her life, through lifelong learning, physical fitness, mental and spiritual health.
Shannon is pleased to find an organization that is as passionate about learning, living and exploring the topic of leadership as she is. Shannon developed her leadership and facilitation skills while living and working in Ontario, Illinois and New Mexico, predominately while working in student services in university systems. Among her many research interests she is especially intrigued by living systems, chaos theory, and how to help organizations more effectively centre their focus on people. Originally from Saskatoon, Shannon moved back four years ago to be near family. She is a principal of Fahey Floer Consulting, which focuses on helping organizations translate their ideas into action. Shannon and her partner Wayne are enjoying parenting their son Lucas, and are savouring the prospect of a having a big yard they all can play in. Shannon has returned as Leadership Saskatoon's Program Director after a year on maternity leave.
Marielle Gauthier (B.A., ABC and Results Certified Coach) is owner and principal of Redworks Communications. She is a Certified Results Coach using a neuroscience foundation. She facilitates the client's journey to identify and reach personal and professional goals, create new habits, and develop new ways of thinking to achieve powerful changes to maximize their full potential. She coaches individuals, groups, and corporate teams.
As a seasoned accredited business communication specialist with over 17 years of experience, she also provides services in communications planning, public relations, promotions and media relations. Marielle is also a contract facilitator with the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC) and delivers customer service training to front line staff and management and Train the Trainer workshops.
Marielle currently volunteers as the President of the Saskatoon Fiddle Orchestra (SFO) and Project Lead of the SFO's music outreach program, the 'Blazing Fiddle Program' in the Public and Catholic School Divisions; Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, 'Celebrating Success' Committee (SABEX); the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association, 'Brain Blitz Gala'; Leadership Saskatoon; and the Saskatchewan Fiddle Connections.
Kelly holds certifications with Target Training International for Personal Behaviors and Personal Motivators coaching assessments. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology (with High Honors) with an emphasis on belief, attitudes and self‐motivation from the University of Saskatchewan. He is certifying in 2014 as a professional coach with International Coach Academy. Kelly's strength is his ability to understand and consistently adopt the client perspective when developing approaches to coaching for performance and desired outcomes.
Some of Kelly's clients include financial services, filmmaking, entrepreneurship, engineering and the non‐profit sector. Recently he coached a performing arts organization to successfully raise over $500,000 in only 3 months. Kelly has also trained and worked professionally as an actor (Meisner Technique), an experience which provides an added dimension of focus and effectiveness to his coaching practice. He recently won the Speakers Gold Talent Search inspirational speaking competition held in Toronto in November of 2013.
Dinny Holroyd has devoted much of her life to volunteering and charitable organizations. With a passionate belief that there is a leader within each of us, Dinny has worked to empower volunteers and staff in the charitable sector to unleash the leaders within them. Through volunteer work at local and national levels with organizations such as UNICEF and Leadership Saskatoon, and in her professional life working with The Kidney Foundation of Canada, she has mentored and coached many. Dinny is currently on the board of the Saskatoon Convalescent Home and part of a provincial initiative to improve the delivery of health care in the province. She is very actively involved in supporting our program and our mentors, and has just stepped down from the Leadership Saskatoon Board of Directors.
Shelley Keyes has been described as a Thinking Guide, a combined Facilitator/Coach/and Graphic Scribe, packing lots of coloured markers and really big paper. She loves working with people, organizations and businesses that are ready to shift their thinking into action and are looking for the inspiration, clarity and direction to move forward. Shelley is certified as a Destination Coach through the University of Saskatchewan, and as a Graphic Coach through Shift it Coaching Inc. Complimenting her visual practice is graphic facilitation training provided by The Grove: Consultants International, and The Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter – provided by Berkana Institute.
Ruth Kinzel, PhD (Applied Social Psychology), CHRP, is a workplace change agent and educator. Her firm, Kinzel Cadrin & Associates Consulting Inc., provides consultation, facilitation, training, coaching, and applied research services to a diverse clientele. Ruth specializes in organizational assessment and development, and serves as a faculty member in Royal Roads University's Peace & Conflict Studies graduate program. Trained as a scholar-practitioner, and with over 20 years of consulting and teaching experience, Ruth's process skills and content expertise cover a broad range of workplace topics, including human relations, organizational culture and change, conflict resolution, systems thinking, diversity, leadership and management performance development, and program evaluation. Ruth has, for many years, volunteered her expertise to facilitate one of Leadership Saskatoon's challenge days.
Linda McCann has a quiet passion for helping people individually and in their workplaces, in their quest for healthier and more meaningful lives. She has worked as a personal and organization development consultant for over 20 years and has led start-up organizations and innovative programs, most recently as Director of Organization & Employee Development at the University of Saskatchewan. In recent years, she has dedicated much of her practice to coaching leaders and facilitating leadership development at the local and national levels. Linda has received the YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Leadership in the Workplace. She is a qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) instructor, a Certified Human Resource Professional and is certified for Benchmarks with the Centre for Creative Leadership. Her quest for balance has led her to a life of flexible work arrangements, practicing and teaching yoga and meditation, and joyful times in her garden and with her grandchildren. Linda is past-chair of Leadership Saskatoon's program committee, and continues to be actively involved in facilitating some challenge days.
After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from the U. of S. In 1997 and freelancing in the arts for several years, Robin returned to the U of S to develop a leadership program for undergraduate students. This spurred her interest in post-secondary leadership education, and became the focal point for her Masters degree in Continuing Education. For the last eight years Robin has worked in the Student and Enrolment Services Division on campus, and for the last four years she has also taught a leadership and entrepreneurship course in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Educational Administration, researching the nature and role of values in higher education administration. Robin also revels in spending time with her amazing family: musician husband Danny Fortier, daughter Amara (seven) and son Toban (four).
Betty Mutwiri, BEd, MA (Leadership & Training) is passionate about fostering environments that maximize individual and organizational growth. She is the Manager of Learning and Leadership at Saskatoon Health Region, where she oversees several organization-development initiatives aimed at transforming the work experience. Betty infuses real life examples and stories to enliven and enrich everything she does. She is a lifelong learner and is committed to fostering environments that maximize personal and organizational growth. Betty participated in the very first Leadership Saskatoon program, and went on to become our first Executive Director. She continues to volunteer her time to facilitate a portion of the program.
Don Ramage helps business owners and leaders to become better leaders, make better decisions, and reach higher levels of results and success. Don is a certified FocalPoint Business Coach affiliated with FocalPoint International and is the Chair of a TEC Canada CEO Advisory Forum. Don is a member of the International Coaches Federation (ICF) and the Prairie Professional Coaches Association, He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan and volunteers as a mentor with the Raj Manek Mentorship Program as well as with Leadership Saskatoon. Don holds a Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manitoba. From his own experience, Don believes it is amazing what can happen when you put a group of smart and motivated people in a room, focussed on helping each other solve their issues, challenges and opportunities together. It takes people with a passion for growth, a keen desire for lifelong learning and a willingness to work collaboratively with others.