Eric Stutzman, Managing Director
As Managing Director of ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance, Eric provides the overall direction for the development and delivery of ACHIEVE’s workshops and services. He has provided leadership in the field of conflict resolution and mediation since completing a degree in Sociology with a focus on mediation and peacemaking. Eric is a Chartered Mediator and currently President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Manitoba. He has worked as an administrator, board chair, senior mediator, trainer and lead negotiator for other organizations in various parts of Canada. Eric believes that the best leaders and employees turn their minds first to listening with curiosity. He is the author of many of ACHIEVE’s workshops including Management and Supervision, Coaching Strategies for Leaders and Dealing with Difficult People. Eric is a gifted trainer who makes training material come alive for participants through humour and real world application.
Randy Grieser, CEO
Randy Grieser is the founder and CEO of ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance and the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)
. He holds a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Conflict Resolution. Randy is a visionary leader who, together with a team of employees and trainers, has positioned these organizations to be two of the premier providers of professional development training in the industry. He is the author of The Ordinary Leader: 10 Key Insights for Building and Leading a Thriving Organization.
Randy gives presentations on leadership and management principles to a wide range of audiences in business, education, health, and government settings. He believes leadership requires us to always be intentional about what we do and how we do it. Randy is a dynamic presenter who delivers insightful presentations that are engaging, humorous and informative. Find his latest thoughts on leadership at TheOrdinaryLeader.com
Wendy is a former teacher and director of a health and social services program. She has Bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Education. In addition, she is certified as a level 1 and 2 Myers-Briggs Trait Inventory administrator. Wendy believes that learning is a dynamic and life-long endeavor and with commitment, guidance and individualized support, this process should be enjoyable and motivating. In addition to facilitating workshops, she serves as ACHIEVE’s Training and Development Specialist and is the author of many of our workshops including Respectful Workplace, Assertive Communication and Stress Management. Wendy is an engaging presenter who delivers material in a format that maximizes the learning potential for all participants.
Mike has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution. He has over twenty years of experience as a leader in the mediation and conflict resolution field. Mike believes that education and training is largely about giving hope - people often come to a training to address a particular situation, and they want to leave with a plan to change it. In addition to facilitating workshops, he is a Mediator and also works as one of ACHIEVE’s Training and Development Specialist. Mike is the author or editor of many of ACHIEVE workshops including Emotional Intelligence and Mediation. As a trainer, he uses his experiences working in a manufacturing environment, inner-city drop-in, boys camp, and as a mediator to illustrate the material. Mike has an interactive and engaging style that easily motivates participants to incorporate workshop material into their own environments.
For over 20 years Wendy has worked for a variety of organizations, boards and businesses both in Canada and internationally as a consultant, trainer, senior mediator for workplace conflicts and facilitator of strategic processes. She holds a Master’s degree in Peace Studies and is currently working at completing a PhD. In her private practice she works as a community mediator and trainer. Wendy is regularly consulted on workplace conflict dynamics and leadership questions regarding the betterment of relationships and systems in the workplace. As a trainer, Wendy utilizes her wealth of practical experience combined with her energetic training style to create an ideal learning experience.
Chris is a leadership and organizational development professional with over 20 years' experience in both the private and public sectors. Through his extensive experience in operations, compliance and organizational development, he has gained a diverse skill set which has shaped how he approaches leading and working with teams. Chris believes fundamentally that leaders have a direct impact on the health and wellness of the people they lead and support. And that fostering healthy work environments create the ideal conditions for success well beyond the individual and throughout whole organizations. Chris is recognized as an approachable facilitator who coaches, motivates and inspires others to be the best they can be.
Sandra has diverse work experience which includes working in the field of addictions, managing disability appeals, and negotiating and settling litigated matters at mediations. Trained as a Therapist, she has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. As a trainer and facilitator with ACHIEVE, Sandra is passionate about helping organizations focus on mental health and well-being in the workplace. She has an exceptional interest in conflict resolution, relationships, and understanding perspective. Sandra views most situations from a systems lens whether she’s in a family or organizational setting. She is enthusiastic about learning and weaves humour and stories into her training, allowing participants to absorb and apply new material to all aspects of their lives.
David has provided leadership for various non-profit organizations for over 25 years. He has a degree in philosophy, a diploma in counselling, as well as certifications in conflict resolution and mediation. In addition to training with ACHIEVE, David works in the field of mediation where he volunteers as a mediator for the court diversion program in Manitoba. In whatever role David finds himself, his passion for motivating people to continue on their personal journey of learning and growth shines through. David believes that no matter what our role is in the workplace, we can all continue to grow in our skills to improve our own life and to help improve the lives of others. As a trainer, he is known for his dynamic workshop facilitation that combines humour and real-world application.
Heidi is co-founder of ACHIEVE and has worked in various leadership positions within our organization, most recently as Director of ACHIEVE Publishing. In addition to working with ACHIEVE, she is active in the local community, and sits on several different boards and committees. Heidi believes that training is a conduit to start larger conversations that truly affect change within our communities and organizations. In her training and consulting work, she works primarily in the area of sexual harassment prevention. Heidi is passionate about bringing awareness to the issue of sexual harassment and helping organizations create a culture where it is not tolerated. As a trainer, she is enthusiastic and works to make sure that participants are actively engaged in the material she is presenting.
George is a senior management consultant with over 25 years of leadership and management experience in the public sector. Before his extensive managing and directing roles, George served as a police officer and emergency medical technician. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in social sciences and criminal justice and is a Certified Protection Professional. George is highly skilled in client services, project management, organizational change, team building and facilitative leadership. He has significant experience presenting training seminars and his fusion of in-the-trenches business experience and real-life stories connects with his clients and audiences at an intimate and individual level.
Katina is from Peguis First Nation and brings an indigenous perspective and experience to her stories and approach. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Indigenous Governance and completed the Social and Environmental Justice Leadership Program with ‘Next Up’. Katina spent several years working in and leading a restorative justice program, focussing on the re-integration of young offenders back into the community. Through this work, she honed her facilitation skills as she provided a wide array of workshops. Katina has also worked in the field of Social Work, developing programs and writing workshops centred on family unity. Katina has training in conflict resolution, experience in program development and board governance, and appreciates playing a role in contributing to strengthening our leaders of tomorrow. Katina has a natural ability to make connections with the people she meets and always strives to keep participants engaged in her sessions.
Scott brings a diversity of experience to his work with ACHIEVE, including facilitating training in widely varying contexts, consulting with athletes and business leaders on high performance, practicing psychotherapy, working as a mediator and teaching conflict resolution at the university level. He holds a Master of Education (Specialization in Counselling) and his own professional development has included training in team development, leadership and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution. Scott places a special value on good workplace relationships as one of the keys to helping people both enjoy their work more and also achieve higher performance in the workplace. He believes we all do better in work and life when we feel valued and supported by those around us. As a trainer, Scott strives to make workshop material both accessible and relevant with his engaging and light-hearted presentation style.
For over two decades Rolande has been working with leaders and staff in organizations, small businesses and various levels of government to create great workplaces. She believes that encouraging conversation and ideas leads to positive change. Rolande has extensive experience in delivering training events in French and English and brings exceptional energy to all her events. In addition to her work with ACHIEVE, she runs her own business, is on the board of directors for Entreprises Riel, and is past president for the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Manitoba Chapter. Rolande provides a refreshing, innovative approach to complement workplace wellness initiatives and support leaders in fostering co-operation and creative thinking and in promoting greater job satisfaction.