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  • Vince Brewerton

    Vince is an experienced facilitator, consultant and teacher and is a trusted advisor to leaders and teams in the corporate, not-for-profit and public sectors. He has more than 25 years experience as an international management consultant, Executive Director of the Centre for Spirituality and the Workplace at Saint Mary’s University, and an award-winning teacher at the Rotman School of Management. Drawing on his experience leading strategic change and many years of mindfulness practice, Vince works with organizations to enhance individual and organizational performance and well-being.

  • Jacqueline Carter, M.Sc.

    With a Master of Science in Organizational Behaviour and over 20 years of experience supporting organizations through large scale change, Jacqueline has held a wide range of leadership and consulting roles across a range of industries including transportation, oil and gas, insurance and government. Jacqueline has many years of personal experience with mind training and over the past 10 years has focussed on embedding mindfulness practices into daily corporate life.

  • Daniel Cushing

    With more than 25 years' international experience as a senior manager, leadership instructor and executive coach, Daniel works with global business leaders and their teams to support them in becoming more effective. He is now passionate about bringing his 20 years of mindfulness experience into the corporate world.

  • Emily Shaffer, R. Psych.

    As a Registered Psychologist, Emily currently works in private practice and has experience in a corporate collaborative healthcare setting, as well as in the educational and not for profit arenas. She enjoys working with individuals and groups across a wide range of ages and environments, and is passionate about weaving her personal and professional mindfulness wisdom together and sharing it in both individual and organizational life, working towards enhancing performance and overall well-being.

  • Susan Meech, J.D., M.C.R.P.

    Susan's background in law, policy analysis, education and coaching, combined with her experience in teaching mindfulness-based programs, makes her very aware of the benefits of offering CBMT in organizations. She’s been on the Steering Committee of the Mindfulness Toronto Professional Community since 2011 and founded its Mindful Leaders-Mindful Workplace group in 2012. She received her J.D. from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and her M.C.R.P. from the Kennedy School at Harvard University.

  • Jo-Ann Panneton, M.A.

    Jo-Ann is a management consultant specializing in corporate communications, training and development in support of organizational change. She has 15+ years of experience in several industry sectors (throughout North America and Europe) leading employee engagement activities to achieve enterprise-wide operational improvements. She is dedicated to expanding the knowledge and effectiveness of people to accomplish organizational change, improve performance, and enhance health and safety in the workplace. Inspired by lifelong learning and continuous expansion, Jo-Ann believes deeply in the human potential for growth and change.

  • Karen Wright

    Karen is an executive coach with a background in corporate marketing and advertising, having worked in both Canada and the U.S. In her almost 20 years as an executive coach Karen has worked with business leaders around the world in the areas of communication, culture, executive presence, team leadership and strategic direction. Her first book, based on the habits, practices and disciplines of leaders who are role models for health, happiness and business effectiveness was published in September, 2012. Karen has practiced mindfulness for the past ten years and has seen first hand how incorporating mindfulness told and techniques into the business environment can have a powerfully positive impact on leadership and company culture.

  • Izabel Coutu, MA

    Izabel is an organizational development consultant, executive coach and corporate trainer specializing in leadership and adult learning. She has 15+ years of experience in several industry sectors creating collaborative learning environnements. She is dedicated to expanding the knowledge and effectiveness of people to drive cultural change, improve performance and enhance well-being in the workplace. She is passionate about guiding organizations to embed mindfulness practices into their daily corporate life.

  • Elizabeth “Joy” Noonan

    Joy is an accomplished lawyer turned mediator/arbitrator and, importantly, a long-time mindfulness practitioner. A sought after trainer/speaker, Joy is thrilled to have also joined The Potential Project as a senior trainer and facilitator to help share the gift of this work with busy action addicted, multi-tasking, stressed out individuals and organizations she meets in her work as a mediator. Joy practiced law from 1991 to 2007 with a major Canadian law firm and, in 2007 shifted her law practice to that full-time neutral work. In addition to her work with The Potential Project, Joy is the co-owner of APTUS Conflict Solutions Inc. (Ottawa/Toronto) and has been designated by the ADR Institute of Canada as a Chartered Mediator; its highest designation. Joy lives in Ottawa, Canada with her husband, two daughters and one crazy dog.

  • Philippe Patry, LL.B., M.A., C.Med.

    Philippe is an alternative dispute resolution practitioner. For the past 15 years, he shifted his law practice to neutral work as mediator, investigator and arbitrator. He specializes in workplace mediations and investigations. In recent years, he served as an adjudicator who travelled to several Indigenous communities across Canada to hear Indian Residential School Claims of physical and sexual abuse. He is now passionate about bringing his facilitating skills and years of mindfulness experience to organizations.