Jennifer is a registered psychologist who holds a Master of Science degree in Psychology and a Doctorate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She has experience as a psychologist and as a leader working in a variety of challenging work environments, including corrections, law enforcement and education. In her various roles as a leader of multidisciplinary teams, Jennifer has personally focused on improving employee engagement based on their direct input. She believes that fostering a healthy workplace climate provides the context for employees to thrive in their pursuits of organizational goals. In addition to her work with ACHIEVE, Jennifer works in private practice with a focus on organizational psychology. She applies her skills and knowledge toward developing strong organizations that are characterized by psychologically healthy environments and thriving individuals. She is a knowledgeable facilitator who enjoys interacting with the learners to create a dynamic, engaging environment.
Michael combines over twenty-five years of varied leadership, education and facilitation experience with Bachelor’s degrees in both Commerce and Education and an executive MBA. He has extensive experience in the not-for-profit and public sectors where he uses his training as a teacher to engage with clients, focusing on building rapport and skills. Michael values open and honest communication in the workplace, believing that people engage more positively and more fully when they can see the whole picture. As a trainer, he works to ensure that participants are engaged and energized by his training sessions, eager to implement what they learn into their professional practice and their life.
Danielle is a registered psychologist, consultant on happiness at work, and seasoned trainer. She has recently become a Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor with the Canadian Mental Health Association. Danielle has extensive experience in leadership and management positions and a keen interest in creating positive, healthy workplaces. She believes that great leadership is about creating workplaces in which people not only feel cared about, but are connected to their work and the company’s mission in a way that gives purpose, meaning and drives performance. In addition to her work with ACHIEVE, Danielle has a private clinical practice and is an active member of the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Committee with the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. Inspired by her own love of learning, she draws on her leadership experience to create engaging and meaningful learner-centred workshops.
Lana is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta, and has her Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching. For the past ten years, Lana has brought her experience as a therapist and Organizational Development Consultant to her work in organizations across Alberta. She has worked with individual leaders from the Emergent to Senior levels, supporting them to lead with intention and passion. In addition, she has coached teams towards success, with a focus on issues including change management, strategic planning, team development and healthy conflict. Lana brings passion, energy and humour to all of her facilitations, ensuring participants meet their learning goals while remaining connected and entertained.
Based in Calgary, David is a graduate from the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, and a member of the Law Society of Alberta and The British Columbia Mediation Society. He is an enthusiastic and effective trainer and mediator, with almost 25 years experience in the field of Alternate Dispute Resolution. David has been a volunteer for the Legal Education Society of Alberta, teaching the Negotiation portion of the Bar Admission Course, since 1998, and is responsible for the Legal Education Society Mediation Training Program. David also teaches numerous courses for the Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta and Mount Royal University. Additionally, he has been a guest lecturer for Interest Based Negotiation courses and Insurance Law, at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary Law Schools. David brings genuine warmth and humour as well as passion for effective communication to the workshops that he teaches.
As a former Multidisciplinary Team Manager for a non-profit organization and Team Leader within the Provincial Government sector, Shelly's experience in coaching, mentoring and leadership has provided her with a unique and diverse skill set that combines academic understanding with practical knowledge. She holds a Master's degree in Investigations Management along with having a Certificate in Forensic Investigations. Shelly has significant work experience both in Canada and Australia, where she been an energetic practitioner, educator and leader in the field of youth justice, child welfare, mental health, homelessness and suicide intervention for over 20 years. In addition to training with ACHIEVE, she is a currently the Department Manager at the YW Calgary - Counselling and Personal Development and COMPASS program. Shelly is a seasoned and engaging presenter who is passionate about her work, which allows her to naturally facilitate ongoing learning for workshop participants.
Tammy holds a Bachelors degree in Education and is a certified Adult Educator. She is an enthusiastic and personable presenter with over fifteen years of experience in a variety of adult education forums. Tammy draws on her knowledge from educational leadership roles, mental health facilitation and personal coaching to deliver enriching and thought provoking presentations. Tammy values workplaces committed to a growth mindset. She believes that building positive relationships, fostering understanding and empowering individuals is at the heart of great organizations. Tammy's passion, warmth and excitement for professional learning and personal growth is contagious.
Rachel has more than fifteen years of training and practitioner expertise in diverse areas of personal and professional development, including career development, conflict management, leadership and mental health. In addition to a Master’s degree in Social Work and undergraduate degrees in Social Work and Psychology, she has participated in a variety of specialized trainings in a range of human resource areas. Rachel believes that ongoing professional development is an integral part of any profession and that strong interpersonal skills are essential for personal and organizational success. As a trainer, she strives to present information in a clear, engaging manner. Rachel is a collaborative and inclusive presenter who inspires and energizes those in attendance.
Gail holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. She has over 25 years’ experience in conflict resolution, leadership and education. Gail is a trained facilitator with certifications in EQ (Emotional Intelligence) and MBTI (Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator) and experience in leadership development, coaching and strategic planning. Gail is an energetic facilitator who engages participants by getting their attention, gaining their interest and keeping them actively involved in the learning process.
Deborah has worked in the conflict resolution and criminal justice field for close to 15 years, and is currently part of the leadership team within her organization. In addition to training with ACHIEVE, she is an experienced mediator, professional certified coach and a proficient facilitator in youth and adult settings. Deborah values workplaces which promote diversity, inclusivity and collaboration. She believes organizations thrive when they invest in and build upon the strengths of staff. Deborah is an enthusiastic presenter who enjoys facilitating interaction and dialogue among participants.
Based in Edmonton, Alan has been active in the conflict resolution world since 1997 as a mediator, writer and instructor. The focus of his mediation work is primarily workplace conflict. As an instructor, Alan has delivered trainings in many locations throughout Canada and the United States. In addition, he has been working in the field of restorative justice where, since 2004, he has been co-facilitating communication between victims of serious violent crime and those who have caused them harm. Having one foot in each of the distinct worlds of conflict and violence allows Alan to approach his work in either area with clarity, insight and passion.