Bonnie Blakley is the co-founder of Lead 2 Lean Solutions Inc. a Saskatchewan-based lean coaching company that assists organizations in transforming their business by increasing quality, safety and morale while reducing costs. Bonnie also provides executive coaching services as part of her company Walk with Purpose: Lead with Grace Inc. Prior to her business ventures she worked for 15 years in the healthcare sector holding leadership positions as the Vice-President, People & Culture at 3sHealth, the Vice-President People & Partnerships with the Saskatoon Health Region and the Executive Director of Workforce Planning at the Ministry of Health. In 2006, Bonnie was named the YWCA Regina Woman of Distinction in the Health and Wellness category, an honour she received for providing mentorship and leadership skills to women in the Public Service Commission’s Aboriginal mentorship program. Bonnie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Regina and holds a Masters of Leadership with a specialization in health from Royal Roads University. She also has an Executive Certificate in Human Capital Management from Queens University and in 2014 received her Global Production System Lean Leaders Certification. Bonnie is a mother, volunteer, leader and soccer enthusiast who brings her personal philosophy to work everyday: respect people, contribute to your community, and live your family and work lives as if they are one.
Rachelle Brockman, Principal of Eureka Experience, is an experienced, award-winning educator, a passionate artist and an enthusiastic entrepreneur. She holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and is also a Certified Facilitator of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding & Study) Facilitator and a Certified Facilitator of The Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada’s It’s Your Move youth program. As an Assistant Professor with 11 years of experience at the Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan, Rachelle has been awarded The University of Saskatchewan Students Union Teaching Excellence Award, The Edwards School of Business Somer’s Award for Most Approachable Professor, and The Edwards School of Business Most Effective Professor Award…multiple times! Rachelle was also named ‘Best U of S Professor’ in Planet S Magazine’s Best of Saskatoon 2011. As an instructor and curriculum developer, Rachelle’s award-winning teaching philosophy is to facilitate engagement & empowerment with high levels of critical thinking & retention in a challenging and positive environment.
Bill Brooks, or Dr. Space as he is known to a generation of elementary school kids, has worked in supervisory, management and executive positions in a wide variety of industries ranging from aerospace, mining and scientific instrumentation development to a community based science centre. He is a recipient of the Industry Canada Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion, the Saskatoon Educator of Distinction Award, and was recognized as Member/Volunteer of the Year by the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce in 2011. He is trained in Creative Problem Solving from Creative Problem Solving Institute and accredited to deliver thinkx Productive Thinking workshops. He is part of an integrated eclecthink team bringing different perspectives and approaches to presentations, planning sessions and workshops on creative thinking, Innovation and entrepreneurship. The thing he loves most is to make people think differently! Bill is an alumnus, facilitator, mentor and current board member of Leadership Saskatoon.
Elizabeth (Liz) Duret (CHRP, Certified Life Skills Coach, Group Facilitator, Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory) 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 human resource professional, Liz is currently employed with the University of Saskatchewan as the Diversity and Inclusion Consultant. Liz believes in maintaining balance in her life, through lifelong learning, physical fitness, mental and spiritual health.
Diane Fletcher is co-owner of VADIS Consulting Group in Saskatoon helping individuals, organizations, communities and workplaces resolve conflicts, remove barriers and create healthier environments. Diane has been providing facilitation and consulting services in all areas of organizational development including leadership, governance, planning, policy, programs, change and assessment for 20+ years. She has designed and delivered workshops in leadership, governance, facilitation and performance management. Diane has also developed and facilitated classes in leadership, change and Appreciative Inquiry for the University of Saskatchewan. In addition, she served on the program design team and served as the Acting Director twice for Leadership Saskatoon. Diane is a member of the International Association of Facilitators, Organizational Development Network & International Association of Coaching.
Originally from Saskatoon, Shannon earned a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University. In the fall of 2008 she opened her own consulting business – Fahey Floer Consulting Group - and has enjoyed the many opportunities to meet and help people and organizations be active participants in their own success. She is the former program director for Leadership Saskatoon, has been a lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan, and has extensive experience in student services at universities in Canada and the United States.
Marielle Gauthier (B.A., ABC, Results Certified Coach, ACC) is owner and principal of Redworks Communications. As a seasoned accredited business communication specialist with over 18 years of experience, Marielle has extensive experience in strategic communications planning, public relations, media relations and coaching, facilitation, and training. As a Results Coach, Marielle uses brain-based coaching models to support her clients to improve their thinking, gain clarity, and create positive and powerful changes to achieve their greatest potential in both their personal and professional lives. Marielle also coaches teams to improve their group performance and achieve corporate goals with measurable results. She also offers group coaching programs in maximizing potential; life balance; stress management and self-care; change and transition, living in joy; and creating the life you want. In addition, she is a contract facilitator with the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council and delivers customer service training to front line staff and management and Train the Trainer workshops. Marielle 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.
Brian Hoessler is an independent consultant and his company, Strong Roots Consulting, helps build the capacity of non-profit organizations. Brian brings an educational background in Community Psychology as well as over ten years of experience in the non-profit sector. Brian returned to the west recently after living in Ontario for over a decade. In his spare time, he enjoys playing trombone in the Saskatoon Community Band. Brian is a Leadership Saskatoon alumnus from the Class of 2014.
Ruth Kinzel, PhD, CHRP is a workplace change agent and educator. Kinzel Cadrin & Associates are consultants, facilitators, trainers, coaches, and applied researchers to a diverse clientele across all sectors. Ruth is a specialist in organizational assessment and development, and served 14 years as faculty in Royal Roads University’s Conflict Analysis & Management graduate program. A scholar-practitioner with over 25 years experience, Ruth’s process skills are combined with content expertise in human relations, organizational culture and change, conflict resolution, systems thinking, diversity, leadership and management performance development, and program evaluation. She was a 2008 YWCA Woman of Distinction nominee in Leadership and Management. Ruth is an insightful analyst in complex and ambiguous situations, working with organizations to support business excellence.
Terry Lowe is the Director of Community Programs at Catholic Family Services where she has worked for the past 17 years. She is co-chair of both the Saskatoon Early Years Partnership and the Canadian Certified Family Educators Certification Committee as well as past co-chair of the Family Education Section of the North American Society Of Adlerian Psychology. She graduated from Leadership Saskatoon in 2012. Along with her husband Howard, she is the parent of two grown children and their partners as well as four wonderful grandchildren.
Linda McCann has worked as a personal, leadership and team development facilitator and coach for over 30 years. She works with individuals and teams that know they are doing well and are committed to taking the next steps in their development. Linda has experienced the joys and challenges of leading in her current consulting business and in roles such as Director of Organization & Employee Development at the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to holding a graduate degree in psychology, Linda is a qualified Myers-Briggs instructor, is certified for Benchmarks with the Centre for Creative Leadership, and is a Certified Human Resource Professional. Her current passions are to help people slow down and have more ease in life with the support of mindfulness and compassionate communication and to support women in living their full expression and leadership best through the recently launched business Women in Leadership for Life. Linda and her spouse Steven enjoy time with their blended family of five children and seven grandchildren and spend part of the year in Freeport, Grand Bahamas. For more about Linda, check out www.lindamccann-consulting.com and www.womeninleadershipforlife.ca.
Betty Mutwiri is passionate about fostering environments that maximize individual and organizational growth. She holds a Master of Arts in Leadership and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with ICF. Betty is the Director of HR Strategy Development at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and formerly the Director of Organizational Learning and Leadership at Saskatoon Health Region. Betty participated in the very first Leadership Saskatoon Class in 2001, and went on to become Leadership Saskatoon’s first Executive Director until 2007. She continues to give back to Leadership Saskatoon as a facilitator and coach.
Naturally wired for change, Darlene Osborne has shared her organizational transformation expertise across three provinces with organizations ranging from global corporations to local non-profits. In addition to transcending challenging change leadership roles, her career path includes demonstrated success in corporate communications, quality assurance, project management and research, and strategy. The common theme tying these diverse portfolios together is this lifelong learner’s dedication to helping people transition “healthfully” through change. Darlene is Prosci ® certified, a member of the Association of Change Management Professionals and a certified ChangeExperience facilitator, as well as pursuing a second graduate degree through Royal Roads University (Leadership). Saskatoon is the latest stop in Darlene’s personal change journey where she is employed as a change management specialist with Federated Co-operatives Limited. As a participant in the inaugural offering of Leadership Calgary, she is delighted to bring the experience full circle as a facilitator with Leadership Saskatoon.
Sharon Siuksteris works in the Saskatoon Health Region as the Patient Food Service Manager at Royal University Hospital. She graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto and completed a dietetic internship at the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg. Sharon graduated from the Leadership Saskatoon program in 2012 and is currently the Chair of the Alumni Committee. She believes learning is a life long journey and completed a certificate in Adult and Continuing Education in 2007. Sharon is a preceptor for nutrition students from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan. Throughout her career she has continued to take courses that help to strengthen her role as a leader, and has applied this new knowledge in both her professional and personal life.
Inquiring about leadership and its paradoxes comes out of the questions evoked for John Thompson during 10 years as President of St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan and where he was a faculty member in sociology for 30 years. Since retiring, John and Patricia, a Montessori teacher, continue living in Sutherland, beginning each day with coffee and conversation. They are graced with two adult sons, the older son living in Toronto; the younger son and his wife in Calgary. Since 2006, John has been associated with Leadership Saskatoon.
Dolores Wollbaum is an experienced educator and facilitator – interactive, inspiring and creates a learning explosion. She specializes in workplace communication skills, systems thinking for humans, and helping people develop from the inside-out. Dolores holds a Masters in Leadership (MA) from Royal Roads University and is a Certified Facilitator of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Dolores has helped employees, teams, and leaders with the human side of business at: Deloitte, RBC, Dakota Dunes Casino, Vecima Networks, and Hitachi Industries. As a sought-after workshop leader, her expertise spans industries--banking, finance, manufacturing, health care, aviation, industrial, nonprofits and government.
Glenda Ball is a proud member of the Leadership Saskatoon Alumni (Class of 2009) and a strong believer in everyone’s ability to be a leader in all areas of life and certainly at all levels within an organization. Her professional experience spans twenty years, including twelve years in mid and senior management roles. She has diverse and progressive experience in Human Resources in Canada and throughout the US, and has held significant roles in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, intense growth projects, downsizing, major system implementations, and more. Currently, Glenda is a Board Member with the provincial (SAHRP) and national (CCHRA) HR associations and leads the Saskatoon SAHRP Mentorship Program. She is the owner of LeadUp Coaching Services and is a co-owner of Accelerate Leadership Development Services, an organization focused on developing leadership skills among post secondary students and young professionals. Among many other designations, Glenda is a Certified Human Resource Professional, a Certified Professional Coach specializing in Leadership, an Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner and a Certified Facilitator of the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.
Marielle Gauthier (BA, ACC, Results Certified Coach) is owner and principal of Redworks Communications. As a communication specialist with over 19 years of experience, Marielle has extensive experience in strategic communications planning, public relations, special event planning and media relations. As an executive coach, Marielle uses brain-based coaching models to support her clients to improve their thinking, gain clarity, identify and overcome self-limiting beliefs, and develop new habits to create positive and powerful transformations in their professional and personal lives. Marielle also uses Conversational Intelligence™ frameworks and tools to support leaders and teams to have higher quality conversations to increase trust and engagement, strengthen partnerships and catalyze co-creation and innovation. With a background in adult education and a passion for helping people live their extraordinary lives, Marielle also offers various group coaching programs. For more information about Marielle please visit redworkscoaching.com.
Kelly Goyer holds certifications with Target Training International for Personal Behaviors and Personal Motivators coaching assessments. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology 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 that 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.
Jackie Hunter (B.Comm, CEC) has her Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the University of Saskatchewan and most recently became a Certified Executive Coach through Royal Roads University. She works at the University of Saskatchewan as a Senior Human Resources Consultant. Jackie is certified in WorkStyle Patterns, an assessment tool that helps to understand how you think about and carry out work. Coaching occupies many facets of Jackie’s life. As a leadership coach and a cycling coach, she creates the platform for others to discover and to create the results they are searching for. She is drawn to coaching because she believes that it is a powerful experience that leads to choices that are life changing. Jackie coaches others to develop their strengths and engage in work that is meaningful and fulfilling.
Diane Knoll (B.Ed., CEC, ACC) is a Certified Executive Coach & Leadership Development Specialist, Certified Mentor Practitioner and owner of Knoll & Associates. She is recognized as a highly qualified and respected coach/facilitator known for creating trusting relationships with clients. Diane’s strong business acumen is demonstrated through work with senior leaders analyzing and resolving complex issues with both internal and external stakeholders. Her accomplishments include managing an expansive Leadership Development project with clients throughout North America and Australia. Her career includes experience in education, coaching, program management, financial management, leadership development, performance management and organizational design. As a Certified Executive Coach, Diane has worked with new leaders in vertical transition, has witnessed transformation in senior leader’s personal and organizational effectiveness, and has championed individuals with growth beyond their imagined limitations.
Randy has worked as a facilitator over the last 33 years. He began his career as a Life Skills Coach and then became a Life Skills Coach Trainer. As he was completing his Masters of Continuing Education at the University of Saskatchewan, he opened Robinson Consulting. This small business has worked with many diverse organizations such as North Battleford Indian Health, K.W.H. Pipe, the City of Saskatoon, Cameco Corporation, SIAST and the University of Saskatchewan. Over the last several years he has been employed as a Primary Health Team Facilitator working with several different teams in completing their work.
Randy has been training facilitators for many years. He has also kept learning through Intercultural Affairs Facilitation Training, Social Analysis Systems, Cultural Competence, Organizational Change and Effectiveness and Leadership Effectiveness. Randy has done workshops with several methodologies including SAS2, Open Space Technology, Appreciative Inquiry, Community Development, and Community engagement.
Randy is married with three children.