Strategic Partners

Our team of high calibre strategic partners allows us to bring to you the right blend of insight and skill for your particular situation. Each is an independent consultant who brings a particular expertise, while at the same time reflecting the distinctive qualities prized by our clients:

  • rich international experience,
  • exposure to diverse industries,
  • time as senior executives of mid-to-large organizations,
  • exceptional facilitation and process management skills (combining interpersonal sensitivity with strategic savvy),
  • comfort in high-stakes situations,
  • and possessing depth of insight into the world of the leader.

Between us we have consulted within a wide range of sectors: consumer goods, advertising, health care, technology, supply chain, manufacturing, automobile, finance, mining, sports and entertainment, education, transportation, government sectors as well as other not-for-profit organizations.

Each of us is continually learning, and contributes to the development of leading best practises in leadership, strategy and collaboration, as you’ll see from our profiles.

 

Guilherme Dias, Talent Strategy & Leadership Development Consultant

Guilherme Dias

Talent Strategy & Leadership Development

Guilherme (Glem) Dias is an award winning talent management and leadership development strategist. He has led full life cycle talent management implementations at Fortune 500 and mid-size organizations. He is the Program Director, Talent Management at the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) and facilitates workshops for SEEC clients and participants.

He was the Director of Strategic Talent Management at Pitney Bowes Inc. In this role he had global responsibility for managing the design and development of succession management, high potential leadership development, talent mobility, diversity, enterprise performance management and mentoring.

His diverse experience comes from industries such as Investment Banking, Software, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, and Retail. He has worked in the US, Canada, India and has done assignments in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. He was also responsible for Executive and high-potential development at Wal-Mart Canada and HR Leader for Morgan Stanley India.

He is the recipient of: 2008 Pitney Bowes Impact Award for diversity leadership; 2009 Talent Management Award and 2010 Innovation in Employer Branding Award by the HRPA; 2011 Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award; 2012 Diversity Champion Award at  Pitney Bowes Canada

He is a regular keynote speaker at leading Talent Management conferences and facilitates workshops on a global basis. His best practice work is published by the American Society of Training & Development (ASTD) in their recent book, Integrated Talent Management Scorecards. He has served on multiple industry committees including the Federal Government’s External Advisory Committee on Talent Management.

While dynamic in his speaking and facilitating, Guilherme is a reflective person who enjoys quiet moments in natural surroundings.

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Wayne Gill, Strategic Information & Evaluation Consultant

Wayne Gill

Strategic Information & Evaluation

As a Strategic Information Advisor, Wayne works with corporate, public sector agencies, nonprofits and foundations to help them define their intended impact as a strategic and measurable business initiative and to empower them with information to measure outcomes that demonstrate value and enable change makers to allocate resources more efficiently.

The challenges that most clients face is not that they need more information, but how to use the information they have.   Developing a results based metrics with accompanying measurement and evaluation plans can assess the effectiveness and efficiency of any initiative and create the maximum value, and innovate strategy accordingly.

Wayne has an accomplished career demonstrating consistent success in knowledge management and strategic information since 1992 and recently served as the Senior Strategic Information Advisor for the United Nations HIV & AIDS programme. He is an effective speaker and communicator with experience in presenting, teaching and facilitating a multitude of international trainings, workshops and conferences.

In addition to his Master’s Degree in International Development and his current pursuit of a PhD, Wayne has experience working internationally in Botswana, Canada, Ethiopia, Grenada, Guyana Malawi, Mozambique, Netherlands Antilles, Sudan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Wayne and his family have undertaken many adventures around the world, including sailing across the Atlantic from the southern tip of Africa to the Caribbean in 43 days.

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Doreen Harvey, Human Resources & Leadership Development Consultant

Doreen Harvey

Human Resources & Leadership Development

Doreen Harvey has practised as a human resource consultant for over fifteen years.  Doreen works closely with her clients to help align their human resources strategy to their business and organizational objectives.  She is particularly accomplished in HR strategic planning, developing performance management systems, leadership training, and has developed the required strategic programs and communication tools for her clients.

As Vice President, Human Resources and a member of the Senior Management Team at Sanyo Canada Inc., Doreen developed the HR strategy and related programs and played a key role in the redesign of the organization.  During her time with Nortel Networks, Doreen was involved in numerous change management initiatives, compensation and incentive program redesign and organizational restructuring.  Clients have included organizations in the fields of technology, manufacturing and consumer products as well as not-for-profit organizations.  Doreen has served on various Boards of Directors both as director and chair.  She has been a keynote speaker at leadership conferences and has had the opportunity to train leaders both in Canada and overseas.  Doreen’s work has taken her to Europe, Africa and North America.

Doreen holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree from The Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.   She is a member of the Strategic Capability Network.

Doreen considers travel the next best thing to a great cup of tea.  Here she stands by the Nile near its headwaters in Uganda.

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Dave Loney

Leadership Coaching & Development

Dave Loney is a highly regarded leadership coach.  He understands the leader’s journey and is able to drawn on his own  25 years of organizational leadership experience.  Dave is results driven and focused on creating positive change. He is a Senior Certified Birkman Consultant, and his technical ability and experience ensures clarity and innovative solutions for leaders seeking to create new pathways for their companies and themselves. As a published author, his highly personalized work inspires, equips and engages leaders to a higher ‘ROL’ – Return on Life.   Dave is Past President and CEO of Eagle’s Flight, a world leader in corporate experiential training, which he co-founded and built into a thriving international organization with global sales of over $10 million and more than 100 employees.

In addition to being a Strategic Partner with Soul Systems, Dave is the principal of Global Legacy Strategies (website being rebuilt).

Dave is by nature a builder, and with his family designed and built an Eco home insulated with straw bales (see www.evergreenranch.ca).

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