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.
A hard-core Saskatchewanian, Donna serves as Leadership Saskatoon's Director of Administration. She is also a consultant and facilitator, with a special interest in community leadership development developed from years working in the co-operative sector and for the University. Her practice focuses on board governance and strategic planning, with a little leadership and "train the trainer" on the side. Time outdoors with wild creatures and growing things is Donna's favourite escape; she is currently President of Nature Saskatchewan.
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 founder and principal of Redworks Communications. A seasoned accredited business communication specialist with over 14 years of experience, Marielle provides services in communication planning, public relations, promotions and media relations. She also offers group workshops and virtual media relations coaching programs. As a certified Results Coach, Marielle helps her clients create and achieve positive and powerful changes in their personal and professional lives. Marielle is also a contract facilitator/trainer with the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council providing customer service training to front line staff and management in the tourism and healthcare sector. Marielle has volunteered as the President of IABC Saskatoon chapter; Western Canada Chair for IABC's Leadership Conference; Read Saskatoon's 'Celebrity Auction' Chair (for the Peter Gzowski Invitational Golf Tournament); and as the co-founder of the Saskatoon Fiddle Orchestra (SFO) she is the Project Lead of the SFO's music outreach program for community students.
Kelly works for the City of Saskatoon as an Environmental Coordinator for waste and recycling programs. Kelly has trained and worked professionally as an actor (Meisner Technique) and holds an undergraduate honors degree in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan with an emphasis on belief, attitudes and self-motivation. He is currently certifying as a professional coach with the International Coach Academy. Kelly's approach to coaching comes from an understanding of the incredible potential and resources each of us has within. This approach is grounded in his empowering, enlightening, inspiring, fun, courageous, understanding and connected way of coaching.
As founder and principal of Crestfire Executive Consulting, Rhonda combines a background in psycho-social rehabilitation, over fifteen years in organizational development roles, and a strong focus on tangible outcomes, to provide coaching and development consultation to individuals and organizations. Her corporate clients represent a wide array of industries including non-profits (social, technical, and arts based), accredited post-secondary institutions, technical development, and science focused organizations. A native of St.John's, NL, Rhonda has a keen interest in community involvement, specifically surrounding addictions, poverty issues and mental health.
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.
Teresa's expertise is seasoned and well-rounded -- all about guiding leaders, teams and organizations committed to greater synergy, alignment and effectiveness. Teresa is well versed and connected in leadership, communications, coaching and OD fields, making her resourceful, flexible, and results-oriented in designing sustainable business solutions. Building on over 25-years in in education, non-profit, consulting and corporate sectors, Teresa currently leads organizational development strategy, programs and services for Federated Co-operatives Limited.
Teresa holds a graduate certificate in Evidence Based Coaching from Fielding Graduate University, an MBA with a Specialization in Leadership from Royal Roads University, as well as undergraduate degrees in Arts and Education from the University of Western Ontario. She is an Associate Certified Coach, a member of International Coach Federation, an advanced Toastmaster and is certified in EQ in Action and MBTI assessment instruments. She earned a Certified Management Consultant designation in 2009 and is a former active leader and member of IABC.
A proud mother of three, she finds joy in family, friends, practicing art, spirituality and creative living, learning, and active connection with nature.
Don Ramage is the owner of FocalPoint Coaching and the Chair of a TEC Canada CEO Advisory Group. As an executive leadership coach, Don helps business owners and leaders reach peak levels of business performance and personal achievement by focussing on improvement opportunities for business growth, team performance, time and priority management, transition and exit strategies, and improved work / life balance. Don is a member of the International Coaches Federation (ICF) and the Prairie Professional Coaches Association, and is working towards an Associate Coaching Certification with ICF. He volunteers as a mentor with the Raj Manek Mentorship Program and as an application mentor with the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Program. He is past Business Development Campaign Chair for the United Way of Saskatoon. Don holds a Degree in Agricultural Economics and Business Management from the University of Manitoba.
Randy Robinson has worked as an educator, Life Skills Coach, supervisor, manager, small businessman, Organization Development Consultant, researcher and addictions counsellor. He has completed degrees in Psychology and Adult & Continuing Education, and is one of Saskatchewan's foremost authorities on group facilitation. Randy is currently a primary health team facilitator for the Saskatoon Health Region and is also a sessional lecturer for the College of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan. He is heavily involved in his church and is a passionate advocate for action against homelessness in our community.
Dolores Wollbaum is a training specialist with seven years of experience in leading training at companies such as Deloitte, RBC, Dakota Dunes Casino, Vecima Networks, and Hitachi Industries. Her experience in designing, developing, and delivering training has spanned many industries including: banking, finance, law, manufacturing, health care, aviation, industrial, and customer service. She has also developed and delivered programs for government departments, government authorities, and nonprofits. Dolores holds two degrees in human behaviour and has completed modules in adult education principles, design, and evaluation. She is currently completing a Master's degree in Leadership with Royal Roads University. She is passionate about nurturing personal and organizational leadership in companies, organizations, and communities. Dolores was Leadership Saskatoon's Program Director for 2011-12 and is now enjoying new challenges at the University of Saskatchewan.