President, Challenge Factory & Centre for Career Innovation
Lisa offers a dynamic perspective on the Future of Work and how demographics, the freelance economy and new market dynamics present opportunities to gain strategic advantage. Lisa is the author of “Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business” and “Retain and Gain: Career Management for Non-Profits and Charities, two sector-specific playbooks chock full of low-cost and no-cost activities for business leaders. Her third book, “The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work” highlights how leaders can benefit from harnessing strengths of a multi-generational workforce.
With an MBA in Strategic Management and Public Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Lisa held progressive roles at Deloitte and Hewlett-Packard. In 2014, Lisa was recognized by the Urban Land Institute as one of Canada’s Top 100 Women for her work in the areas of leadership, employment and city building. Lisa is a Canadian Special Operations Forces Regiment Association Board Member and just completed her term on the Dean’s Advisory Council, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University.
Lisa sits on the Board of Directors for CERIC and co-chairs the Marketing Committee. She is a member of the Canadian Council of Career Development Associations (CCCD) Standards and Guidelines stakeholder committee and a member of Team Canada for the 2019 International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy symposium in Norway. Lisa is a sought-after expert, speaker and columnist. Her clients rely on her invaluable insights and real-world know-how. Lisa’s expertise is widely recognized in the Globe & Mail, the Wall Street Journal, CBC, TVO and other major outlets.
President, Angela Carter Enterprise
Angela’s professional practice focuses on leading businesses, organizations and individuals to achieve success based on what is most important to them. She has worked with International and Canadian corporations, small to medium size businesses, local entrepreneurs and non-profits to design and implement strategies for success in highly empowering ways. Her strength is bringing people together and facilitating processes that are engaging, interactive, team strengthening and highly effective. Her critical thinking helps organizations achieve greater efficiency, effectiveness and streamline process to improve profitability and exceed client/customer expectations.
Her contribution and impact to the business community includes World Kitchen Canada, Bosch Rexroth Canada, the Town of Pelham, Brock University, Niagara Region, White Oaks Resort and Spa, Sobey’s/Freshco, FormFlex North America, The Welland and District Humane Society, CASON, Alternatives for Youth, Canadian Chiropractic Association, and many more.
Leadership Development Consultant
Lesley Calvin is a Leadership Development Consultant, Coach and Trainer and a highly-revered Emotional Intelligence Specialist. Lesley is known for building high-performance individuals, teams and programming to fuel productivity, increase buy-in and drive results.
Lesley Calvin is one of few Leadership Development Master Practitioners with the expertise and certification to administer and facilitate both the Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Assessment and the Emotional Intelligence Assessment (EQi-2.0) both recognized by Forbes as top 10 assessments for professional leaders.
Lesley has Masters degree in Organizational Leadership (MAOL), Designation as a Certified Professional, Leadership and Transition Coach (CPC), and ACC professional accreditation by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Her immeasurable passion for personal, professional and leadership development, has led countless individuals to better understand themselves, build confidence, healthy assertiveness and frameworks for stress management and emotional self-regulation in the busyness and stress of life and work.
The Kindness Advantage
Laurie Flasko works with organizations who want to WOW their customers, build strong teams and create cultures where people love to work. Laurie Flasko, CSP, CEC, is a sought-after trainer, team builder, executive coach, keynote speaker and an expert in customer service. She promotes kindness as a strategic competitive advantage.
Laurie helps professionals to explore and put principles of kindness into action to become better leaders.
She shows how simple acts of kindness can transform leadership skills and culture, foster positive morale and increase customer satisfaction. Laurie teaches practical ideas to inspire workplace environments, boost productivity and reduce team conflict. In a world of unprecedented change, heavy workloads and increasing stress, organizations that actively and intentionally practice kindness are more successful at retaining, engaging and motivating employees, while continuing to grow their business.
Sandra’s mission is to help leaders succeed and she has been doing that her entire career which began as an Employment Counsellor and Workshop Facilitator with Human Resources Development Canada. After her 12-year tenure, she was hired as part of Casino Niagara’s pre-opening Management team where she managed the Training Department for 3 years. She has had her own Training and Development business for the past 20 years.
Sandra is a Master Trainer, Certified Training Professional, Certified Laughter Leader, Certified Coach Practitioner and one of only three Thiagi Certified Trainers in Canada. She also holds certifications in Teaching Adults, Human Resources, Personality Dimensions Levels 1 & 2, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Emotional Intelligence and DISC.
Sandra is in the process of completing her book entitled “Choosing Happiness at Work”. She interviewed people she has met who truly love their jobs and has summarized their ideas and her own on how to find that happiness.