Sharpen Your Leadership & Team Development

An Introduction to Emergenetics!

The cost of Miscommunication is high!!! A recent International Data Corporation study puts the cost at $620 per employee in companies with 100,000 or more employees.  It can soar to a whopping $4200 per person if an organization has 100 or less.

If you are intrigued by the idea of developing your personal and professional potential, as well as that of others, you will undoubtedly be interested in Emergenetics, a proven psychometric tool used around the world but new to the Canadian market. This program will give you a fuller understanding of your own thought and behavioural preferences, and help you to communicate more easily and effectively with others. 

Using a well-developed questionnaire designed to explore your strengths, and through an intellectually engaging and socially stimulating training experience, you will discover that Emergenetics is both simple to understand and easy to use. The profile, which is based on a wide body of academic literature covering psychology and neuroscience, is introduced through experiential learning. You will be fascinated not only by the human dynamics but the resulting practical applications as well. 

Through the workshop, you will:

  • Increase self-awareness
  • Discover others’ perceptions of you
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Make informed decisions
  • Value your inherent talents
  • Recognize core values

Who should attend:

  • Individuals seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and others
  • Managers who aspire to build cohesive teams
  • Consultants/trainers looking for neuro-scientific tools that resonate with individuals and organizations 
  • Coaches/mentors and psychologists who are interested in gaining additional insight into their processes
  • Educators who desire to enhance their effectiveness with students and staff

Enroll soon as space will be limited.  Register here

We look forward to meeting you at this exciting event on Friday, Oct 4, 2019 in Toronto and to sharing a simpler, easier way to understand yourself and others with the neuro-science of Emergenetics!

  • Details:
  • Date: Monday, October 4, 2019
  • Location: Ryerson Oakham House, 60 Gould Street, Toronto, ON  Google Map
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Facilitator: Karen Elkin
  • Cost of Workshop and Profile: $249 (Click below to enroll)

If you’d like more information, simply respond to this email or call 905.636.0797.

Gail Green, Emergentics Ontario


Complimentary Webinar – How & When to Use Psychometrics in the Hiring Process

Finding the Right Hire:

How & When to Use Psychometrics in the Hiring Process

August 22, 2019 @ 11:30 a.m. EST, 12:30 p.m. AST, 1:00 p.m. NST

More and more organizations are recognizing the importance of developing pre-employment strategies as part of their recruitment and selection process, in order to recruit the right people and build the right teams.

You know that making the wrong hire can be a very expensive and time consuming mistake. Not only does it result in additional costs, but it can be multiplied by lost opportunities, duplicating training/on-boarding efforts of other team members, potential legal issues and much more.

In this interactive workshop webinar, you will build the skills and knowledge to develop the ideal candidate attitudes and motivators for a position; construct the perfect candidate profile; attract the correct individuals and make the right fit for your culture.

Proudly delivered by Gail Green, President of  Emergenetics Ontario.

Please REGISTER HERE for this  exclusive free opportunity!



Challenge the Realities of Stress

Become the leader everyone will follow with Dr Ulwyn Pierre; consultative mentor to global leaders. Move from crises to success, from expected to exceptional, in record time!

In Dr Ulwyn’s Accelerator Group you will learn how to recognize the value of stress while understanding the impact of dis-stress while using proven tools, techniques and practices to limit the impact of your dis-stressors. Gain proactive approaches to kick personal/business dis-stress to the curb and reclaim your position in the driver’s seat of life!

LevellingUp will help you bridge the gap between knowing HOW TO do something and MASTERING it. Grow your skills fast alongside an expert and with the support of a trusted small group.

Starts August 6th Register NOW!
$60/hr, 12 weekly, one hour sessions.

Max 8 people per group. BUY NOW.
#LevellingUp #PeopleHelpingPeople #LevelUp #Leadership #Goals #executivecoach #leadershipskills


The Hidden Benefits of Properly Training your Staff

Many organizations today still do not understand the importance of spending the time and effort to ensure their staff is properly trained. The common reasons for the companies who do not properly train staff are either “too busy” or “can’t justify the cost”.

Although it’s true that training costs do come right off the bottom line, it’s important to understand that proper training has many unseen, yet verifiable benefits to add to the bottom line. Especially with heavy equipment operators and snow plow operators.


Properly trained operational staff will reduce costs such as…
• Less waste of material such as gravel, salt and sand
• Less damage to heavy equipment and property
• Reduced injuries (WSIB and insurance costs)
• Reduced maintenance costs on equipment – due to proper daily pre-inspections
• Less turnover in staff – which reduces HR costs
• Projects completed faster – due to skilled equipment operators
• Improved moral – staff feel like they have a future with the organization, so they stay on

While training in the digital learning space is gaining in popularity, ON-SITE training with a qualified Instructor is still necessary for Municipal Public Works departments, to ensure their teams gain the hands-on skills they need to operate the municipality’s heavy equipment.

There are 3 measurable cost advantages to having an Instructor come to your location to provide training on-site for your staff using your equipment…
1. You don’t have the travel costs involved with sending your staff to a training centre

2. Your staff will be trained on the actual equipment they will be operating on the job

3. The Instructors will provide the hands-on practical (in-seat) portion of the training programs for only a few employees at a time, therefore you do not have to pull your entire staff away from their regular jobs/duties all at once. The rest of your staff can continue doing their jobs/duties until they’re scheduled to be with the Instructor.

Canada Heavy Equipment College (People call us “CHEC” for short) is a professional Heavy Equipment, Snow Plow and AZ/DZ truck training organization providing ON-SITE training to Municipal Public Works departments and construction companies throughout Canada.

CHEC has seasoned Professional Heavy Equipment Instructors stationed all across Canada and can send an Instructor to any customers location to provide ON-SITE training anywhere in Canada using the customers equipment.

Learn more here, contact us via the website – or call Toll Free 1-888-934-2432

Ted Butler
Canada Heavy Equipment College


Ready, Set, Lead!

Become the leader everyone will follow with Jean Parker, professional Leadership & Executive Coach (ACC credential), experienced CFO, and an accomplished educator.

In Jean’s Accelerator Group, you will learn how to communicate, collaborate, influence, make decisions, and expand your emotional & creative intelligences through mini lessons, shared insights, coaching conversations, and peer feedback.

Starts July 8th Register NOW!
$30/hr, 8 weekly, one hour sessions.

Max 8 people per group. BUY NOW 

LevellingUp will help you bridge the gap between knowing HOW TO do something and MASTERING it. Grow your skills fast alongside an expert and with the support of a trusted small group.

The experts you want. The skills you need. Nothing standing in your way.
@Jean Parker
#LevellingUp #PeopleHelpingPeople #LevelUp #Leadership #Goals


Fundamentals for Assertiveness

Become the leader everyone will follow with John Callaway; executive coach, mediator and facilitator of workplace conflict resolution and assertive communication programs.

In John’s Accelerator Group you will learn techniques to have healthier conversations and improve day-to-day interactions. Developing the skill of assertive communication will allow you to achieve improved outcomes in all aspects of life, both personally and professionally.

LevellingUp will help you bridge the gap between knowing HOW TO do something and MASTERING it. Grow your skills fast alongside an expert and with the support of a trusted small group.

Starts July 8th Register NOW!
$22/hr, 8 weekly, one hour sessions.

Max 8 people per group. BUY NOW
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Complimentary Webinar – How to Deal with, and Transfer your Business to Millennials

How to Deal with, and Transfer your Business to: Millennials

Creating a Company Culture that Engages the Next Generation of Leaders

July 4, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.EST, 12:00 p.m. AST, 12:30 p.m. NST

Intergenerational workplaces is such a hot topic that when Stefan Wiesen, CFO and Co-Owner of Intrigue Media offered to prepare a talk and share his experience and insights, we jumped on the chance to include it as part of Emergenetics Ontario Complimentary Webinar Series!

Intrigue Media is well known for its company culture, experiencing great success in the integration of millenials and steadily growing. Stefan is a baby boomer who works with and is business partner with millenials.

Learning takeaways:

  • Millenials are the worst. Unengaged, entitled, superficial. Yeah, right. 🙂
  • Some boring statistics
  • What do millenials really want – and why
  • The myth of the foosball table
  • Is there a generational conflict? HOW do I bridge it?
  • Finding the right talent
  • Build your culture, build your team
  • What is more relevant here, thinking patterns or age?
  • Open books – ownership thinking
  • Profit today, succession later
  • The most incredible fact about business law in Ontario

Big Picture: Understand how a great company culture can

  1. attract great talent
  2. motivate your team
  3. increase your business’s valuation

Take home fresh ideas around building a better company/organization.

Please REGISTER HERE for this  exclusive free opportunity!

Speaker Bio:

Stefan was born and raised in Germany. His education is based on the odd combination of finance (College Degree in Banking) and marketing (University Degree in Business Administration, Marketing). After working as a manager in private and publicly traded companies in Germany and the USA, he and his family immigrated to Canada in 1993. He started his first business in the advertising industry. After selling this company to his US partners, he acquired a consumer goods manufacturing company which he also sold and then became a partner in a private equity firm. In 2009, they invested in fledgling Intrigue Media where Stefan found his final home. He leads finance, HR and administration. Outside Intrigue, Stefan is engaged in the community as Past Chair of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and Treasurer of the Career Education Council. Politics is as much his passion as vintage cars and motorcycles which he restores and races. Stefan lives in Hockley Village north of Toronto. He is married with two adult daughters and is proud grandfather.

I sincerely hope you will take full advantage of this invitation and informative experience! 

Gail Green,

[email protected]


Speaker Series – Three Easy Steps to Better Internal Communications

Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST
Cost: $149/person
Register now

As a municipality, your organization is focused on issues “out there” – improving situations that impact your stakeholders, delivering essential services and addressing difficult challenges in your community. Because of that focus, it’s sometimes difficult to find time or resources to focus on what’s happening within your organization, which means internal communications are often overlooked.

This webinar will make it easy for you to tackle that one big project that keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the list – your internal communications plan! Why is it so important? Internal communications are what make your organization tick.

Learning Objectives:
Understand the importance of maintaining strong internal communication channels.
Learn how to develop an internal communications plan and how to apply it to your organization.
Recognize how you can bring your internal communications from “good” to “great” with easy tips.

Length: 1 hour


Thinking about thinking….

Daily we are required to make decisions, recall facts, and balance risks, whether at work or at home.

All of this requires considerable thinking yet we don’t really pay much attention to how we do that. Is it because its so easy or because it is so hard????

Let’s explore….

If we were to ask a friend or colleague “What is capital of France?” most will quickly come up with the right answer. Paris, of course. Easy question and not a lot of effort goes into finding the answer. The same goes if I were to ask you to spot the pattern in this series of numbers 122333….?? Yes, you got it. 4444.

But what if you were asked to come up with the answer to 15 x 24 without using your phone/calculator? If you are like most people, this question requires you to pause and think hard. If you were good at math in school you might be able to recall a shortcut or you just might have to get out pen/paper and figure it out the old-fashioned way. Unless you are a math superstar, it will be difficult to come up with the answer quickly but, given time, we can all do it.  The answer btw is 360.

If you consider yourself in the top 1% in terms of math abilities and are still feeling comfortable, here is my favourite math challenge of all time:

·       A bat and ball cost $1.10 to purchase

·       The bat costs one dollar more than the ball,

·       How much does the ball cost?

Allow me to keep you in suspense as you mull that one over. The answer is at the bottom of the page.

What these mind exercises illustrate is something that Daniel Kahneman refers to as “Thinking, Fast and Slow”, which happens to be the name of his best-selling book from 2011. Kahneman, who is now in his mid-80’s, is acknowledged to be the father of the field of behavioural economics. As a trained psychologist, and proudly not an economist, he has always been considered an iconoclast in his field of study. Along with his now deceased partner, Amos Tversky, he has spent a lifetime studying and gaining insight into how the human mind behaves.

As a result of their ground-breaking studies, Kahneman and Tversky came to realize that there are actually two systems at play in our brains which affect our reasoning, judgement and decision making:        

·       System 1 operates automatically in the background at all times. It is quick and intuitive requiring little or no effort to come up with an answer. System 1 allows us to answer “Paris” to the question about the capital of France. When we use this system to think we are looking for patterns and meaning from the information at hand. Consequently, it is prone to mistakes. We can easily make judgment errors and fall victim to bias and are generally unaware of these errors when they happen.

·       System 2 kicks in when System 1 can’t provide the answer, like in the example of 15 x 24. This type of thinking is necessarily slow and deliberative. It requires great effort and we have to pay careful attention. It works best when it tests and checks results from System 1. It too can be prone to errors if we become distracted and lose our focus on the task at hand.

As someone who has spent their career helping colleagues make important procurement decisions there is much we can learn from Kahneman and the study of the human mind.  How often have we seen rushed evaluations and distracted evaluators lead to the wrong contractor being selected and poor project outcomes?

That is not to say that evaluations need to be dragged out unnecessarily. The use of enabling technology and more effective evaluation methods can make a huge impact and result in better overall outcomes, while still being completed in a timely manner. I advocate for drafting more effective and efficient evaluation schemes. On your next RFP, consider asking suppliers to respond in a structured manner to avoid having evaluators engage in an endless cycle of page flipping as they seek to find the pertinent information.  Try using enhanced consensus scoring where you focus only on the differences in scoring that exceed a pre-determined variance. We often spend too much time debating the merits of a 6 vs 7 and too little time trying to reconcile significant differences of opinion. Finally, spend the time to adequately prepare and train evaluators, even those who have previous experience. Awareness of how the mind operates and the pitfalls to avoid can go a long way towards a better outcome.    

In closing, here are my top advice tips to evaluators:

·       Be prepared to invest the time necessary to the task

·       Don’t rely on your fellow evaluators to bail you out

·       Slow down your thinking and avoid the rush to judgment

·       Pay attention to the details

·       Use critical thinking

·       Be respectful of other viewpoints during consensus meetings

·       Be aware of your biases – everyone has them


·       When relying solely on intuition, pause and use slow thinking to check/recheck the result

The ball costs $0.05



Influencing Others Without Authority

In today’s fast-paced environment of matrix and cross-functional teams, the traditional management approach of trying to exert full authority over others through compliance is risky business. Although it is necessary at times for busy professionals, team leaders, supervisors, and managers to be directive with others about getting things done, it is also likely that the productivity of individuals and teams will improve when they experience the positive effects of influence in a collaborative setting.

Based on position and interest-based influencing methods from Harvard, participants will learn and practice influencing using the four step method of gaining attention, interest, commitment, and motivating action. This workshop uses interactive discussions, case studies, video reviews, team exercises, self-assessments, and practical action-planning exercises. Consequently, participants will develop more self-awareness, learn new productivity tools, and enhance their performance as negotiators of deadlines, schedules, resources, staff, budgets, pricing, product changes, and other aspects of managing people and projects to achieve winning outcomes in a collaborative way.

To Register, please click here