We are energized by helping you succeed and reach your goals. We know that it is not easy to find time for learning, so our facilitators set the bar high. Bringing relevant experience and depth, they will challenge you to work at the edge throughout your learning experience, ensuring that you walk away strengthened and on top of your game.
Karen Calder is a High Performance coach, consultant and facilitator. In 2015, Karen left an Executive HR role at a Fortune 500 Company and 25 year corporate career to start her own consulting, coaching and speaking practice specializing in motivation, change and performance. Karen’s mission is to help individuals, teams and organizations “adapt, perform and thrive” in a world of constant change and achieve extraordinary results.
Karen believes that success is an inside game that requires self-awareness and a growth mindset.
Karen holds a B.Ed and Master of Continuous Education, Leadership and Change, a certificate in Neurolinguistics Programming and is an Elite High Performance Certified Coach.
When she is not teaching or coaching, Karen spends her time outdoors with her dog Bella, traveling, writing, networking and learning new things like painting, photography and yoga.
Philip has always had a passion for helping people find meaning and fulfillment in their work, in whatever roles they hold. He has worked closely with senior executives, mid-level leaders and front-line employees to help them lead and work in ways that are authentic to them.
Philip’s facilitation style is engaging and inclusive, yet thought provoking. His experience includes speaking at a variety of HR / OD related seminars and conferences. He also teaches Organizational Behaviour at the Ted Rogers School of Business at Ryerson University, where his students keep him on his toes! He has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of North Texas, and an M.A. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa.
When not at the HUB, Philip can be found paddling his kayak on the lake or enjoying time with his family.
With over 15 years of progressive experience leading teams of all sizes, Christine discovered that her real passion is in helping other leaders find the confidence, strategies and tools they need to succeed. As a result, she made a significant career transition which allowed her to focus exclusively on elevating others. Since that time, Christine has coached and trained thousands of leaders at every level and is known for her pragmatic approach.
Christine is a dynamic facilitator of leadership development – her passion and energy will leave you feeling recharged and clear in terms of what you want to achieve. She believes that leadership jobs are demanding and complex and therefore strives to provide tools and strategies that are simple yet effective.
When she’s not at the HUB, Christine can be found in her kickboxing class or outside, enjoying the fresh air with her family.
Jen is an accomplished Learning and Talent Development Professional with over 20 years of progressive experience in various industries such as retail, real estate and pharmaceutical. Her ability to understand the needs of others while implementing solutions is second to none. Jen is a strategic thinker who is solutions focused and brings a creative and high impact to her facilitating.
Prior to Verity, Jen held a variety of senior leadership roles focusing on leadership development; performance management and assessment; succession planning; competency modelling and building high performing teams.
Jen has a Bachelor of Arts from Western University; a Certificate in Adult Education & Staff Training from Seneca College. She also has her Certificate in Coaching Skills from Schulich Executive Education Centre.
When not at the hub, Jen can be found volunteering, spending time with family and friends and cheering on her kids on at the hockey rink and basketball court.