Facilitators guide the class in a variety of leadership topics based on their area of expertise. The facilitators that work with Leadership Saskatoon have a wealth of experience in a variety of different areas.

Glenda Ball

Glenda Ball is a proud 2008/09 Leadership Saskatoon Alumni. For the past 10 years Glenda has owned and operated LeadUp Coaching and Consulting Inc. Prior to LeadUp she held Human Resources and Client Services leadership roles in the software, telecom, and professional services industries. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation, a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), and holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University. Glenda works with individual leaders and with leadership teams throughout SK, AB and BC, and across industries, supporting them as people/leaders endeavouring to do the best for themselves, their teams and their organizations. Glenda is certified in many helpful tools as they relate to leadership and team development – DiSC, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, MBTI, EQ-i 2.0, COR.E Leadership Dynamics, and the Energy Leadership Index. In addition to these tools/programs, Glenda also facilitates The Leadership Challenge programs, including the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI 360). Leadership is a journey, and our development must be continuous as our environment changes and as we change. Enjoy every step! Learn more about Glenda and about LeadUp at www.leadup.ca.


Bill Brooks

Dr. Bill Brooks, throughout his 40 year career, has led and managed research and development teams, implementation teams and small organizations in fields ranging from space research, scientific instrumentation development and educational programing supporting for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Bill was responsible for the creation and direction of a science centre in Saskatoon, has written a number of scholarly articles associated with Space and Microgravity Science, and holds a patent for a component of a breakthrough industrial instrument. He was awarded Industry Canada’s national Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion in 1997 and was named an Educator of Distinction by the Saskatoon Preschool Foundation in 2006. Bill currently is the owner of eclecthink, a corporate development company focusing on improving individual and organizational innovation, creativity, and problem solving capabilities through presentations, coaching and workshop/seminar facilitation. Bill was recognized as the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year in 2011, where he has served as both a Board and Committee Member and is the past Chair of the Future Opportunities Committee. Bill is also an alumnus (Class of 2003) and long-time volunteer with Leadership Saskatoon, where he has generously shared his skills and expertise as a board member, mentor and facilitator for over 10 years. In 2019 Bill received the Don Ravis, Leadership Saskatoon Alumni Award.


Elizabeth Duret

Elizabeth (Liz) Duret CPHR joined the University of Saskatchewan human resources division in April 2015 as the Inclusion & Diversity Consultant with a strategic focus on Indigenous engagement. Previously, Liz was a probation officer with the Department of Corrections and Public Safety before transitioning into post-secondary in 2005. With over 20 years of human resources and consulting experience, Liz brings a wealth of experience, training, and passion to the work she does in the areas of inclusion & diversity, intercultural competency and Indigenous engagement. She has presented and trained thousands of people in Saskatchewan and across Canada. Liz is a certified life skills coach, group facilitator, and holds her professional designation as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources. On a more personal note, Liz is a proud Metis woman born and raised in Saskatoon, and has two sons.


Diane Fletcher

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.


Marielle Gauthier

Marielle Gauthier is owner and principal of Redworks Communications and Coaching. As a seasoned accredited business communication specialist with over 20 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, 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 in planning for your retirement lifestyle; life balance; stress management and self-care; change and transition; 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. She is certified in Intensive Coach Training with Results Coaching Systems; is an Accredited Professional Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF); a Certified Conversational Intelligence™ (C-IQ) Coach, and an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Marielle volunteers as the President of the Saskatoon Fiddle Orchestra.


Brian Hoessler

Brian Hoessler (he/his) often follows his curiosity, whether it’s in exploring a city, learning a new skill, or building connections with a group, organization, or community. He gets to indulge this interest often through his day job as the founder and principal consultant of Strong Roots Consulting, a social-purpose business that supports change makers in navigating complexity. Using his superpowers in strategic planning, organizational capacity building, and program evaluation, Brian helps cultivate learning and growth, connect ideas and people, and catalyze change towards a more equitable world. In his spare time, Brian enjoys improving his photography skills, playing trombone and drums, pursuing various geeky interests, and spending time in community and with his partner Carolyn.


Carolyn Hoessler

Carolyn Hoessler is a nationally recognized leader in higher education and professional development with a focus on designing initiatives, curriculum, and evaluation. A 2018 Alumni of Leadership Saskatoon, Carolyn is a credentialed evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society, the founder of and senior specialist with Higher Education & Beyond consulting with national and provincial associations, a Coordinator of Learning and Faculty Development at Thompson Rivers University, and a Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan within the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for the School of Environment and Sustainability. Keeping the mix creative, Carolyn cross-stitches and bakes.


Arin Jorgenson

Arin Jorgenson works to create sustainable people practices through leadership, strategy, performance & change. She currently works as a senior leader in human resources. Arin also has experience in corporate performance, change management and leadership coaching. Her consulting and leadership work covers corporate, public service, non-profit and small business types. She holds a B.Ed in Adult Education and an M.A in Leadership from Royal Roads University.


Ruth Kinzel

Ruth Kinzel, PhD, CPHR 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 15 years as faculty in Royal Roads University’s Conflict Analysis & Management graduate program. A scholar-practitioner with over 30 years experience, Ruth’s process skills are combined with content expertise in workplace 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.


Jenn Minor Johannson

Jenn Minor Johannson, of JMJ Coaching, is an executive coach, a speaker, and workplace trainer. She facilitates business owner and executive membership groups and has created numerous wellness retreats. As a youth counsellor and coach, Jenn delivers programming for both children and adult groups. Prior to JMJ Coaching, Jenn held roles in human resources and consulting. She left the traditional ‘boardroom’ over 9 years ago and has grown her business to include such disciplines as: workplace training, leadership development, coaching, child and teen counselling. Jenn is a Mom to 2 wonderful boys, a lover of yoga and meditation, a self-proclaimed writer, a wellness junkie, a lifelong learner and a reading addict. Check out more of what keeps Jenn busy at www.jmjcoaching.ca.


Terry Lowe

Terry Lowe is the Director of Family and Community Programs at CFS Saskatoon where she has worked for the past 24 years. She is past co-chair of the Saskatoon Early Years Partnership and the Canadian Certified Family Educators Certification Committee as well as 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 five wonderful grandchildren.


Betty Mutwiri

Betty Mutwiri is a leadership and organizational development consultant and coach who is passionate about developing programs that maximize the potential of individuals, teams and organizations. She was the proud recipient of the Leadership Saskatoon Alumni Leadership Award in 2021. Betty was the inaugural Executive Director for Leadership Saskatoon before joining Saskatoon Health Region where she worked until 2016 in the role of Director of Organizational Learning and Leadership and Patient/Family and Client Centered Care and then Saskatchewan Polytechnic in 2016 to Feb 2022 as the Director of HR Strategy Development. She is now the CEO ( Chief Encouragement Officer) of BM Leadership Coaching and Consulting Inc. Betty is a lifelong learner and is currently a PhD candidate at the U of S, Department of Educational Administration. She holds a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Arts in Leadership. Outside of work, she is an avid community volunteer, a wife and a mother of three. She loves doing container gardening and travelling especially to her home country, Kenya. To learn more about Betty, please check out her website:bmcoachingconsulting.ca.


Malvina Rapko

Malvina Rapko (she/her/elle), has her own social enterprise called Cultural Bridges Inc. She offers consulting, facilitation, coaching and presents on topics that bridge the gap between equity, diversity, inclusion and various forms of prejudice. More information can be found on her website at https://culturalbridges.ca/cultural-iq/ . She has been working and volunteering within the field of intercultural relations and communication for over twenty years. She has a B.A. in International Studies, a certificate in Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and Unconscious Bias facilitation & a certificate in Emotions-Centered coaching. Malvina is also in the process of receiving her certification in IntelliCulture Cross-Cultural Adaptation. Her roles have included Recruitment Manager and Homestay Coordinator at the Saskatoon International High School Program, Newcomer Settlement Worker with the Saskatoon Open Door Society, Programming Coordinator for the Humanitarian Issues Program with the Canadian Red Cross and International Campaign Educator with Oxfam Canada. She has served many years as a member and board member of World University Services of Canada (WUSC). Malvina’s efforts have been recognized by a national WUSC award, the Saskatoon YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, the Canadian Red Cross Merit Award and the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal.


Tracy Stephensen

Tracy Stephensen has 20 years’ experience working as a trainer and curriculum specialist in Adult Education and leadership development. She is a certified practitioner in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). She is the Program Director for Leadership Saskatoon and the Program Coordinator for Women in Leadership for Life. In her personal life, Tracy is passionate about wellness and yoga. She is a certified yoga instructor and wellness coach.


Jolene Watson

Jolene Watson is the President of Clarity Coaching & Development, Certified Virtual Presenter, Executive Business Coach, Personality Expert, and Professional Speaker across Canada. She is also a facilitator at the Praxis School of Entrepreneurship, Edwards Executive Education, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and Parkland College. She speaks on a variety of topics and has notable expertise in the areas of networking etiquette, customers service, presentation skills, and stress management. Jolene is so honored to be the recipient for the 2021 Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce ABEX Awards in the ‘Service’ category and a finalist for the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce SABEX Awards in the ‘Entrepreneurship’ category and the WESK Achievement Awards in the category of ‘Resilience’. She is looking forward to continuing to expand her business across Saskatchewan this upcoming year and truly loves being an entrepreneur! Check out her website at www.jolenewatson.com.


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