Chris Taylor, President & CEO, Actionable.co
As President & CEO of Actionable.co, Chris Taylor helps business consultants bring learning sustainment and measurable behaviour change to their client engagements.
As the host of iTunes #2 ranked business podcast The 21st Century Workplace, Chris regularly hosts conversations with the worlds' leading thinkers on leadership, change management and employee engagement, bringing his trademark curiosity and humour to the complex topics of business strategy and professional management.
Chris has penned over 150 articles on aspects of our new world of work, and is a regular speaker on stages domestic and abroad.
Kevin Barwin, Forum Chair, MacKay CEO Forums, Founding Partner, Clarti Group Inc.
Kevin Barwin was the recipient of the “Top Forty under 40” awarded by the Ottawa Business Journal for his commitment to professional excellence and contributions to the community.
Kevin has over 20 years of business experience as a leader and entrepreneur. He is currently the Founding Partner of Clarti Group Inc. and has previously held executive leadership roles in the technology and Human Resources space with companies such as Overlay TV, Lumenera Corporation, Zequra Technologies and Corel Corporation.
Kevin is an avid Board and Committee member, he is Past President of the Ottawa Chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA), a Board Member of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and Vice Chair of the Grants & Evaluation Committee and also sits on the Board for Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa.
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman is a medical doctor with a focused practice in the area of women’s health and wellness. She is a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) certified by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and spent a decade in practice at the Menopause Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Pearlman has been awarded a focus practice designation by the Ontario Medical Association to enable her to work as an expert consultant to other physicians in the area of women’s health.
Dr. Pearlman has cultivated an expertise in the art and science of cosmetic medicine, taking a holistic approach to rejuvenation of the face and body based on the belief that beauty comes from within. Dr. Pearlman has helped train other physicians in cosmetic injection technique and regularly attends cosmetic medical meetings to stay current with the latest techniques and technologies. She has had the opportunity to work and train with leading experts in this field across North America.
Striving to create a medical skin care line that was both highly effective but also clean, Dr. Pearlman created The PearlMD Skin CareRx line to provide pharmaceutical grade skin-active ingredients, but without potentially harmful chemicals, to lighten, brighten, and revitalize the skin.
Anne Miner is a consummate entrepreneur in constant motion. In addition to her unique ability to see possibilities, Anne has a knack for identifying the necessary talent and expertise to assess, plan and implement change.
A skilled facilitator, trusted CEO advisor and sought-after coach, Anne is often called upon to lead executive teams through the rapids of change, bringing clarity and vision as well as a strategic framework for implementation.
Through her company, The Dunvegan Group, Anne helps organizations to strengthen and build stakeholder relationships (between customers, employees, members, patients, students, vendors). Seeing organizations grow through collaborative and continuous improvement, and reduced customer and employee churn, as they deliver enjoyable customer experiences fuels Anne’s drive to help people and companies realize their full potential.
Anne also serves on a number of industry and association boards, is the 2013 recipient of the University of Guelph’s Alumni Medal of Achievement, and author of several books on the topic of Customer Relationships.
As President of Cox Consulting Services, Colin is an expert in helping leaders create and execute strategies that drive profitable growth. Just one element of this is individual productivity.
Colin's career has spanned 25 years in the online services and video game industries, including experience working internationally in the UK and Ireland. Colin is passionate about family time, winter sports, camping and off-roading.
John has been recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired CEOs, and is the recipient of the 2015 Business in Vancouver CEO of the Year Award (small-medium private company).
As the Chairman and CEO at Nicola Wealth Management, John leads the team in managing over $4 billion in assets for affluent families, entrepreneurs, business owners, and institutions across Canada.
A veteran of the financial services industry since 1974, John provides strategic leadership to Nicola Wealth Management, exercising his passion for providing innovative solutions to clients’ complex problems.
His areas of expertise include investment management, estate and financial planning, as well as business planning with a focus on best practices for wealth building, exit strategies, and shareholder agreements.
John also sits on the Canuck Place Hospice Society Board of Directors. Using his business acumen to help develop and grow this and several other not-for-profit organizations over a number of years. These include The Pivot Law Society, a volunteer legal society defending the underrepresented issues facing Vancouver, British Columbia’s Downtown Eastside, and Bulembu International, a foundation dedicated to helping an abandoned African mining village become self-sufficient.