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Welcome to the CEO Edge podcast , with your host Dr. Nancy MacKay, CEO and Founder of MacKay CEO Forums. Our vision is to populate the world with better leaders. In this podcast we interview successful CEOs and trusted advisors on topics of interest to CEOs today
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Oct 16, 2018

Michael Denham is President and CEO of BDC, Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs.

He leads a team of 2,200 people across Canada who work every day to help entrepreneurs succeed by providing the guidance and financial support they need to build resilient, growing businesses.

A strong advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation, Mr. Denham drives BDC’s positioning as the number one ally of Canadian entrepreneurs. Having more impact on more business owners and being as easy as possible to do business with are among his main priorities at the helm of BDC.

A seasoned business leader with more than 30 years of senior management experience, Mr. Denham held senior roles at McKinsey, Bombardier, Accenture and AquaTerra before joining BDC.

Based in Montreal since 2001, Mr. Denham is bilingual and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a Master of Science in Economics with distinction from the London School of Economics.

bdc.ca

Oct 11, 2018

Mike Fenton is President & CEO of ACG TORONTO – also known as The Association for Corporate Growth.   ACG is the largest global association for the Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions industry; and comprises 57 chapters in North America and Europe; with more than 14,000 members. ACG Toronto is the largest international chapter and has been operating since 1971. Mike has previously held executive roles in the private-sector and Not-for-profit industries working in the Healthcare, Education, Sports Marketing and Communication sectors.

Darin Brock, Darin is Managing Director, Head of Business Development at TorQuest.  He leads the business development, investment sourcing activities for the firm and partners with CEOs and other senior leaders in understanding and developing strategies to facilitate both top line revenue and bottom line profitability growth.  TorQuest partners with middle market business owners, founders and their management teams by applying capital to take their business to the next level, faster.  Darin also serves as Chairman for ACG Toronto.

Sep 17, 2018

As CEO of Spyder Works, Ken helps companies with both business and innovation strategy. Spyder Works' engagements touch all points of the corporate business and transformation compass: an ambitious growth plan with a leading retailer to increase revenue by 50% in less than five years; the launch of a consumer brand into more than 20,000 retail stores across multiple countries in less than three years; working with a financial services industry association to address the sector’s markedly aging workforce by intriguing new entrants and helping them to chart their career course; facilitated strategies in a wellness-driven organization to uncover and implement product, service and process innovations; coupled journey mapping with customer insights to improve an national retailer’s overall customer experience.

Ken is the co-author of two books on innovation, The 90% Rule and the bestseller Cause a Disturbance, both avidly read by business leaders in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Leading journalists with publications and networks including The Globe & Mail, The Financial Times, CNBC, Forbes and Bloomberg have recognized the timeliness of these important works. His insights on entrepreneurship and innovation appear in his column for Canada’s National Newspaper, the Globe & Mail. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker, workshop leader and event Chair.

Ken Tencer

Sep 12, 2018

Dr. Lance Secretan is a pioneering philosopher and corporate advisor whose bestselling books, inspirational talks, and life-changing retreats have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. He is the author of 21 books about leadership, inspiration, corporate culture and entrepreneurship as well as an award-winning memoir, A Love Story. His latest book is The Bellwether Effect. Lance is a riveting speaker and is acknowledged globally as one of our most insightful and original leadership teachers. He is the former CEO of a Fortune 100 company, university professor, award-winning columnist, poet, author and outdoor athlete. He coaches and advises leaders globally (he is ranked among both The Top 30 Most Influential Executive Coaches and The Top 30 Most Influential Leadership Experts globally), and guides leadership teams who wish to transform their culture into the most inspirational in their industries.

Individuals, entire organizations, cities and states have experienced remarkable transformations through his unique mentoring, coaching, wisdom and approach. He has helped 6 companies to be named to Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For in America list, and 8 others are also his clients, and 30 Secretan Center clients are on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list. Speakers in America ranks him among the Top Five Leadership speakers and his firm, The Secretan Center, Inc., is ranked #1 in the world as an international Leadership Consulting firm by Leadership Excellence.

Dr. Secretan is the recipient of many other awards, including the International Caring Award, whose previous winners include, Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, President Jimmy Carter and Dr. Desmond Tutu. He is a forum Chair at MacKay CEO Forums, current Chair of the Pay it Forward Foundation, and former Chair of the Advisory Board of the Special Olympics World Winter Games. He is an expert skier, kayaker and mountain biker, and he divides his time between Ontario, Canada and the Colorado Rockies.

Lance Secretan

Aug 29, 2018

Tim Kist, Principal, TK3 Consulting & MacKay CEO Forums Chair

Tim Kist is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) who blends over 10 years of management consulting with over 20 years of business leadership experience. This experience enables Tim to deliver actionable recommendations because he has walked in the shoes of management on a daily basis.

Tim is recognized as a highly effective, collaborative and inspiring leader who engages employees and colleagues to achieve business results.

Tim has delivered keynote presentations to industry associations and companies, is the Past President of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Manitoba and will be joining the national board of CMC Canada this fall.

Joy Playford, Vice-President, Playford Performance Group & MacKay CEO Forums Chair

Joy has over 30 years’ corporate leadership experience including senior leadership roles as VP and GM with interprovincial responsibilities.  In these leadership roles, Joy built bench strength, turned around and grew business results, cultivated strategic partnerships and effectively led operations and performance execution across multiple business lines and locations.  

Joy is a Certified Management Consultant supporting leaders and their success by providing Performance Consulting, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development and Team Facilitation support across a range of industries in entrepreneurial, regional, and national corporations.

Her leadership development includes York Universities’ Executive Development Program, International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited Executive Coach training and Covey Leadership's in-residence programs.  Her community service includes founding membership in the Kelowna Women Leaders Network and service on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Enterprise Centre of BC.

Keith Sinclair, President & CEO, Harris Leadership Strategies & MacKay CEO Forums Chair

Keith is a highly sought after executive coach in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has been coaching senior level HR executives and their teams for over 15 years, supporting them in leadership strategy to achieve business and personal success. His expertise in executive search, coaching, strategy facilitation and organizational development is the foundation of his work.

Keith is a Certified Management Consultant, holds the designation of Certified Human Resource Professional, and is trained in Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Strategic Thinking, Balanced Scorecard and Process Improvement.

Keith is an often-requested speaker on leadership, strategy and HR, he has presented to international, national and regional industry associations and conferences, and has been a guest lecturer to universities and colleges. 

Jul 31, 2018

Chris Taylor, President & CEO, Actionable.co

As President & CEO of Actionable.co, Chris Taylor helps business consultants bring learning sustainment and measurable behaviour change to their client engagements. 

As the host of iTunes #2 ranked business podcast The 21st Century Workplace, Chris regularly hosts conversations with the worlds' leading thinkers on leadership, change management and employee engagement, bringing his trademark curiosity and humour to the complex topics of business strategy and professional management.

Chris has penned over 150 articles on aspects of our new world of work, and is a regular speaker on stages domestic and abroad.

 

Kevin Barwin, Forum Chair, MacKay CEO Forums, Founding Partner, Clarti Group Inc.

Kevin Barwin was the recipient of the “Top Forty under 40” awarded by the Ottawa Business Journal for his commitment to professional excellence and contributions to the community.

Kevin has over 20 years of business experience as a leader and entrepreneur.  He is currently the Founding Partner of Clarti Group Inc. and has previously held executive leadership roles in the technology and Human Resources space with companies such as Overlay TV, Lumenera Corporation, Zequra Technologies and Corel Corporation.

 Kevin is an avid Board and Committee member, he is Past President of the Ottawa Chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA), a Board Member of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and Vice Chair of the Grants & Evaluation Committee and also sits on the Board for Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa.

Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman is a medical doctor with a focused practice in the area of women’s health and wellness. She is a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) certified by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and spent a decade in practice at the Menopause Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Pearlman has been awarded a focus practice designation by the Ontario Medical Association to enable her to work as an expert consultant to other physicians in the area of women’s health.

Dr. Pearlman has cultivated an expertise in the art and science of cosmetic medicine, taking a holistic approach to rejuvenation of the face and body based on the belief that beauty comes from within. Dr. Pearlman has helped train other physicians in cosmetic injection technique and regularly attends cosmetic medical meetings to stay current with the latest techniques and technologies. She has had the opportunity to work and train with leading experts in this field across North America.

Striving to create a medical skin care line that was both highly effective but also clean, Dr. Pearlman created The PearlMD Skin CareRx line to provide pharmaceutical grade skin-active ingredients, but without potentially harmful chemicals, to lighten, brighten, and revitalize the skin.

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Jul 31, 2018

Anne Miner is a consummate entrepreneur in constant motion. In addition to her unique ability to see possibilities, Anne has a knack for identifying the necessary talent and expertise to assess, plan and implement change.

A skilled facilitator, trusted CEO advisor and sought-after coach, Anne is often called upon to lead executive teams through the rapids of change, bringing clarity and vision as well as a strategic framework for implementation.

Through her company, The Dunvegan Group, Anne helps organizations to strengthen and build stakeholder relationships (between customers, employees, members, patients, students, vendors). Seeing organizations grow through collaborative and continuous improvement, and reduced customer and employee churn, as they deliver enjoyable customer experiences fuels Anne’s drive to help people and companies realize their full potential.

Anne also serves on a number of industry and association boards, is the 2013 recipient of the University of Guelph’s Alumni Medal of Achievement, and author of several books on the topic of Customer Relationships.

Anne Miner

Jul 25, 2018
Jeff King is responsible for strategy, licensing, distribution, international,  information technology and corporate planning. He is accountable for SOCAN’s revenue and expense management for key operations. Since joining SOCAN in 2001, Jeff has held a number of senior positions throughout the organization and lead initiatives that significantly heightened member and licensee satisfaction. As Vice President of Licensing, Jeff developed a robust strategic plan to expand SOCAN’s customer base and increase efficiency. As Vice President of Membership, Jeff led the development of a number of industry-leading e-commerce tools and the creation of SOCAN’s Information Centre. Prior to joining SOCAN, Jeff was Vice President of Underwriting at Old Republic Insurance Company and helped to lead that organization from industry laggard to industry leader within 3 years. Jeff holds an BA Honours from Wilfrid Laurier University and has been keynote speaker at several international conferences on innovation and free-trade.
 
Jeff King
Jul 19, 2018

As President of Cox Consulting Services, Colin is an expert in helping leaders create and execute strategies that drive profitable growth. Just one element of this is individual productivity.

Colin's career has spanned 25 years in the online services and video game industries, including experience working internationally in the UK and Ireland. Colin is passionate about family time, winter sports, camping and off-roading.

Colin Cox

Jul 12, 2018

John has been recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired CEOs, and is the recipient of the 2015 Business in Vancouver CEO of the Year Award (small-medium private company).

As the Chairman and CEO at Nicola Wealth Management, John leads the team in managing over $4 billion in assets for affluent families, entrepreneurs, business owners, and institutions across Canada.

A veteran of the financial services industry since 1974, John provides strategic leadership to Nicola Wealth Management, exercising his passion for providing innovative solutions to clients’ complex problems.

His areas of expertise include investment management, estate and financial planning, as well as business planning with a focus on best practices for wealth building, exit strategies, and shareholder agreements.

John also sits on the Canuck Place Hospice Society Board of Directors. Using his business acumen to help develop and grow this and several other not-for-profit organizations over a number of years.  These include The Pivot Law Society, a volunteer legal society defending the underrepresented issues facing Vancouver, British Columbia’s Downtown Eastside, and Bulembu International, a foundation dedicated to helping an abandoned African mining village become self-sufficient.

John Nicola

Jun 28, 2018

A pioneer in the new field of NeuroCommunication, Gregor Jeffrey’s innovative, neuroscience-based approach has completely changed our understanding of how we can achieve influence through effective communication.

Gregor’s research into the link between brain science and communication has helped thousands of executives, leaders and professionals at leading organizations across Canada to transform the way they communicate.

Jun 13, 2018

Henryk has a 15 year track record as an advisor to CEOs in public, private, and crown corporations. Henryk helps his clients take on their toughest challenges in the areas of leadership, strategy, decision making, culture, and risk.

A sought after expert, Henryk frequently shares his thought leadership and provocative views on conference podiums and at leading universities. His thoughts have appeared in variety of news and media outlets including Profit Magazine, the Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, HR Reporter, and HR.com.

As President of The Anderson Leadership Group with offices in Toronto and London, England, Henryk helps clients think about personal purpose and business profit through provoking their thinking, and helping them challenge the status quo. Henryk holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Western University, and is an organizing member of Mensa™ International.

Henryk Krajewski, PhD

Jun 13, 2018

Mr. Ciprick has more than 25 years of global experience across a wide array of industries in multi-functional organizations ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to small and medium-sized Canadian businesses. Throughout his career, he has developed a broad set of skills with a focus on sales, marketing, organizational development, mergers and acquisitions, turnarounds and growth strategy.

Before joining BDC, Mr. Ciprick was President and Executive Consultant with ATG Consulting, focusing on conducting organizational assessments and redesigns, and on developing and supporting the implementation of strategic plans. In one mandate, he stepped in as Acting Executive Vice President of Operations for a mid-sized firm specializing in roofing and building envelope products, driving a significant increase in profitability and overseeing the disposal of assets to help recapitalize the company.

Prior to ATG, Mr. Ciprick was Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for SMART Technologies, where he developed and deployed the first strategic planning process and delivered the largest acquisition in the company’s history. He also spent more than 15 years at Procter & Gamble, holding management positions including Senior Vice President, Sales for the P&G North America Beauty division.

BDC

Jun 5, 2018

Lorrie King is the Greater Toronto Area Marketplace Leader for Deloitte Private at Deloitte Canada.  She is also the co-leader of the Best Managed Companies Awards Program, the leading program recognizing the accomplishments of private companies in Canada.  With over 27 years of experience in industry and privately-owned businesses in Canada and abroad such as Deloitte Canada, MyTravel Group and Arthur Andersen, Lorrie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a trusted advisor to her clients.  Lorrie started her career with Arthur Andersen in 1986 in Toronto and was part of the team that launched the original Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies program in 1993. 

Lorrie is a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council and is a co-chair for Gold Medal Plates Toronto – a non-profit organization supporting Canadian Olympic athletes.

Lorrie King

May 23, 2018

Brent is responsible for overall corporate strategy and business direction at Encore Business Solutions. His visionary thinking and leadership style encourages creativity and innovation throughout the organization. Encore’s success is driven by Brent’s strong understanding and passion for technology.

One of Brent’s key strengths is in his ability to communicate the value of information technology solutions to business decision makers.  This skill allows clients to evaluate options and completely understand the full potential of their IT investment.

Brent has held leadership roles in a wide range of industries including technology, manufacturing, agriculture and distribution, which have varied from small to international organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Regina. Brent is an active leader in the Microsoft community and participates in the Microsoft Partner Advisory Council, which is an invitation-only program developed by Microsoft to gather information on forthcoming solutions and go-to-market strategies.

Brent Twist

May 9, 2018

Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction

One of Canada’s leading experts on civic engagement, Sevaun Palvetzian has been CEO of CivicAction since January 2014.

Under her leadership, CivicAction has focused on building inclusive cities with the launch of the CivicAction Leadership Foundation to change the face of leadership in our region and initiatives focused on youth unemployment and mental health in the workplace which level the playing field of opportunity and access.

An authority on urban issues, Sevaun frequently speaks to media and is a member of groups like the Premier’s Community Hubs Advisory and Waterfront Toronto. 

Sevaun Palvetzian

Kim Bellissimo, VP – Human Resources & Organizational Development, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health

Kim is responsible for all aspects of the Human Resources function, encompassing talent development and succession, organization effectiveness and development, health and safety, labour relations and volunteer resources. 

Kim brings a wealth of experience in leadership development, change management and the creation of innovative Human Resources programs and services.  She has successfully led transformational projects with broad organizational impact. Her major accomplishments include developing the OPS Talent Management Program, creating a Tobacco Free campus at CAMH and leading the implementation of the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.  Kim believes in a proactive and strategic approach to Human Resources and has a great track record of building high performing teams.

Kim Bellissimo

 

Apr 25, 2018

Steve is a grateful CEO.

Gratitude at Work, a behaviour and culture changing institution, was founded by Steve in 2006.  What started as GiveRaising has grown into work with leaders across Canada and into the United States - shifting culture and helping teams bring more gratitude to work each day.

Steve Foran has been on the leading edge of gratitude-based research, writing, and teaching for more than fifteen years. His science-based program, Gratitude At Work, is a simple, yet innovative approach to business growth.

With programs like counting blessings, asking before assuming, thanking and not expecting, gratitude transforms business cultures into proud, positive, satisfying environments, where people are grateful, productive and ultimately at their best.

An electrical engineer, Steve brings a detail oriented and thoughtful approach to his working relationships and client engagements. Thriving off of people who want to be their best, Steve works with leaders who want to instill an engaging, cooperative culture with their employees.

Steve began exploring the relationship between gratitude and philanthropic giving while completing his Masters at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

Steve is a son, brother, husband, father and now, grandfather. He teaches Business Ethics and has written extensively on the subject of gratitude. He is the founder of STATUSGRO and creator of the viral video 100 Halifax Doors. Steve is actively engaged in making his community a better place and is proud to be a lifelong resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Apr 11, 2018

Som Seif is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Purpose Investments Inc. which he formed following the sale of Claymore Investments to BlackRock Inc. in March 2012.  Mr. Seif started Claymore Investments in Canada in January 2005 and was the former President and Chief Executive Officer leading the implementation of the company’s business development and corporate strategies. Over the seven years of its operation, Claymore Investments organically grew to $8 billion in assets and established itself as a Canadian leader in bringing intelligent, low cost exchange-traded funds to investors through its family of thirty-four exchange-traded funds across broad asset classes. 

Prior to Claymore Investments, Mr. Seif was an investment banker with RBC Capital Markets, where he played a key role in developing the structured products group at RBC Capital Markets in both Canada and the U.S., where he structured and raised capital for both Canadian and U.S. asset managers. 

Som has a strong commitment to community and is currently a member of the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation Board, Chair of the Art Gallery of Ontario Corporate Development Committee, a member of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Foundation Board and University of Toronto Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Advisory Board, and a board member of The Next 36.

In 2011, Som was recognized for his vision and leadership by Caldwell Partners International with the Top 40 Under 40 award.

Som Seif

Apr 11, 2018

Som Seif is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Purpose Investments Inc. which he formed following the sale of Claymore Investments to BlackRock Inc. in March 2012.  Mr. Seif started Claymore Investments in Canada in January 2005 and was the former President and Chief Executive Officer leading the implementation of the company’s business development and corporate strategies. Over the seven years of its operation, Claymore Investments organically grew to $8 billion in assets and established itself as a Canadian leader in bringing intelligent, low cost exchange-traded funds to investors through its family of thirty-four exchange-traded funds across broad asset classes. 

Prior to Claymore Investments, Mr. Seif was an investment banker with RBC Capital Markets, where he played a key role in developing the structured products group at RBC Capital Markets in both Canada and the U.S., where he structured and raised capital for both Canadian and U.S. asset managers. 

Som has a strong commitment to community and is currently a member of the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation Board, Chair of the Art Gallery of Ontario Corporate Development Committee, a member of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Foundation Board and University of Toronto Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Advisory Board, and a board member of The Next 36.

In 2011, Som was recognized for his vision and leadership by Caldwell Partners International with the Top 40 Under 40 award.

Som Seif

Mar 28, 2018

Peter founded Custom House Ltd, one of the world’s largest nonbank foreign exchange companies, and guided it through more than 17 years of growth until its sale to Western Union in September 2009 for $370 Million USD. At that time, it operated over 75 branches in seven countries, counted in excess of 40,000 corporate customers worldwide and employed approximately 650 people. Under Peter’s leadership, Custom House was named by Deloitte as one of the “50 Best-Managed Companies in Canada” for 7 years in a row, receiving Platinum Club status in 2008 and 2009.

In addition to Peter’s personal philanthropic involvement in organizations within his community, Peter’s past and current Board Membership and Service includes: Chair of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business “Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year” Awards Committee; Board of Governors for University of Victoria, Member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, President of the Canadian Foreign Exchange Dealers’ Association, and Consultant to the Federal Government on the creation of anti-money laundering and proceeds of crime legislation.

EncoreFX

Mar 19, 2018

As Dentons' Canada Chief Executive Officer and a member of the global leadership team, serving on the Global Board and Global Management Committee, Beth is leading the Firm in Canada through an aggressive and targeted focus on exceeding our clients' expectations of value and results, and commitment to an inclusive culture that empowers diverse teams and supports an entrepreneurial spirit and performance based culture. A respected senior strategic business leader, Beth is focused on ensuring that Dentons continues to be a workplace of choice for leading talent in Canada and around the world.

Prior to assuming her role as the Firm’s Canada CEO, Beth served as Managing Partner at KPMG in the Greater Toronto Area, where she led the largest business unit in Canada. Beth served as a member of KPMG's Management Committee in various leadership positions, including Canadian Managing Partner Community Leadership, Canadian Managing Partner Regions and Enterprise with responsibility for 24 regional offices across Canada, and Chief Human Resources Officer. She also held various global leadership roles.

Beth is widely known and respected in the Canadian business community and is an accomplished and dedicated community leader. She exemplifies this through her board and community involvement, and her advancement of women in business, and has been recognized by leading organizations such as YWCA Toronto, Canadian Women of Influence and WXN.

The auditing and consulting professions, similar to the legal profession, are undergoing significant disruption and transformation. Beth's extensive experience and leadership is playing an important role in shaping how Dentons responds to this disruption.

Dentons Canada LLP

Feb 7, 2018

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of  innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of "The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders" – by Fortune Magazine.

In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight.

Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University.

Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD – How to go Big, Create Wealth & Impact the World.

Peter Diamandis

Abundance.digital

Hear Peter speak at the EDGE Summit!

 

Jan 25, 2018

Nico Human loves to help make leaders unstoppable, fire up teams and help them create a better tomorrow. With more than 30 years of business experience, since founding his company in Canada in 1999, he has served individuals and companies in mostly  agriculture, food and transportation with business development, strategic planning, business and life coaching, communication, marketing and public relations advice, and by implementing solution-finding projects.

He has served as CEO in both the non-profit and for-profit arenas. Today he works for a wide variety of clients in all industries, focusing on leaders and teams, and helping them to find meaning in what they do. His motto is “Results through Meaning ”. He has won several awards on two continents, and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013.  

Nico enjoys triathlons, long distance cycling, singing and church activities. He loves a varied life and enriching the lives of those he gets to work with! He has a passion for inspiring and guiding the success of leaders at all levels.

Nico Human

Jan 25, 2018

Cheryl Otto is a seasoned and pro-active human resources lawyer, mediator, and investigator whose commitment has always been on effecting positive change, the resolution of issues, and making a difference. With her focus on the prevention of workplace harassment, discrimination, bullying and interpersonal conflict, Cheryl has consulted with and provided invaluable and cost-effective services to hundreds of businesses and organizations across Canada and the US in order to avoid unnecessary litigation. She offers extensive experience in the development and execution of policies, strategic planning, educational/training initiatives, investigations and effective and successful resolution of workplace conflicts.

OOPS Inc.® is a one-stop shop for all things related to a respectful workplace and has an expert team of educators, facilitators, mediators, investigators, violence experts, HR and communications specialists, and professional coaches working together to deliver an integrated solution to conflict in the workplace.

OOPS Inc.

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