Barrie: 10.04.16 1 Day PD Conference
Susan describes herself as a seeker with a sense of humour who is constantly challenging old beliefs, thought patterns, and points of view that drag us down and always finding new ways to see life from perspectives that lift us up. Susan is a stand-up comic turned organizational learning and development consultant turned author and professional speaker based in Toronto, Canada. Since leaving her Human Resources career, she has emerged as one of Canada's most popular motivational speakers with her unique blend of humour, wit and inspiration that helps people see the lighter side of life.
Patricia Muir, President, Maestro Quality Inc.
Patricia is President and “the Maestro” at Maestro Quality Inc., a consulting company that partners with its clients to raise performance and develop star-performing executive teams through an intense focus on achieving results and uncompromising attitude that drives executive teams to achieve what some team members might not have thought was possible. A Professional Certified Coach and accredited by the International Coaching Federation, Patricia works with individuals and teams to support personal growth and organizational performance.
Patricia is a certified member of WBE Canada and a supporter of diversity and inclusion in the business world. She was recognized with the 2015 WBE Canada Champion Award. Patricia is founder of THRIVE, a coaching program focusing on emotional intelligence to assist executives returning to work after personal setbacks such as critical illness.
Adriana Kevill, Director, Online & Social Media Strategy - KRT Marketing
Adriana has over 20 years of experience working on Marketing and Digital Strategies. She has also been part of the localization industry - giving her a unique insight of different cultures and international business.
The “why not?” attitude that stems from her fiery personality combined with her passion for never being satisfied with the status quo, enabled her to build the Search Marketing and Social Media Departments at KRT Marketing. By immersing herself in the work of a wide variety of clients from several industries (financial technology, engineering, healthcare and more), Adriana is equipped with a distinctive vantage point on processes, challenges and opportunities when launching or expanding social media programs.
Adriana has presented in front of a variety industry groups including the June 2016 Social Recruiting Conference in Dallas and will be participating in LinkedIn’s Las Vegas conference in October 2016
Natasha Savoline, Lawyer & HR Advisor – Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP
Natasha joined Bernardi Human Resource Law in 2014 as a Lawyer and HR Advisor. She regularly conducts workplace investigations to address bullying, harassment, sexual harassment and all aspects of respect in the workplace issues.
Since 2003 she has been advising private and public sector employers and HR professionals on all aspects of labour and employment law matters, including wrongful dismissal, human rights, employment standards and labour relations. A strong advocate of a proactive and balanced approach, Natasha strives to resolve disputes before litigation arises. She listens to her clients’ needs to provide reasoned and practical legal advice and solutions to both employers and employees and aims to achieve the most reasonable and favourable outcomes for her clients.
She has co-authored several texts including the Ontario Human Rights Code: Quick Reference, 2009, Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act: Quick Reference, 2010 and the McGraw-Hill Irwin Human Resource Management textbook (2011).
Brian Gottheil, Lawyer & HR Advisor – Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP
Brian Gottheil is a lawyer and human resources advisor with the boutique employment law firm Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP. He has experience representing both unionized and non-union employers in all areas of employment and labour law, as well as providing proactive advice on legal and human resources issues.
Brian’s approach combines pragmatic advice, a creative search for common ground to bring parties together, and dedicated advocacy where necessary.
Brian is also an investigator and trainer, with experience conducting workplace harassment investigations and delivering training to employers and HR professionals on topics such as workplace investigations, performance management and human rights
Greg Pinks, Principal, Axiom Performance Inc.
Greg Pinks, is a Certified Human Resources Executive, has earned a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University, and holds a Master’s level designation as a Certified Executive Coach.
Greg has over 20 years’ experience in the areas of business strategy, leadership coaching and employee engagement, 15 of which as a Vice President for two national Canadian companies. He passionately believes in creating organizations that give every employee the opportunity to reach their full potential. Employees and customers alike want to be part of such organizations increasing the organization’s ability to attract talent and gain & retain clients.
Located in Guelph, Ontario, Greg provides strategic HR consulting and executive coaching to private and public organizations in their pursuit of excellence.