Natalie Michael has worked in private practice developing executives for the last fifteen years. Whether as an executive coach, CEO forum chair or succession management consultant, her main goal is to help companies identify and develop executive potential. She has coached hundreds of executives, from Canada to Africa to New Zealand, with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups. Before turning to coaching and consulting, Natalie led organizations that won accolades such as best-managed company, fastest-growing company and top employer. In her personal time, she loves quiet mornings on her mat and hitting the trails with her family.
Brian Conlin is an executive coach, mentor, board member and business advisor who worked in employee-owned organizations for over thirty years. He personally went through a successful transition as the former CEO of Golder Associates, a professional services firm that grew during his leadership from a modest regional business to a global powerhouse with over nine thousand employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenue. During his career, Brian has coached and supported the development of dozens of leaders. Today he coaches executives from small start-ups through to large, complex firms. He enjoys engaging with executives who dream big, want to succeed and care for others. A family man with two grown boys and a granddaughter, he enjoys volunteering for worthy causes, cycling and playing golf.
Dr. Karen MacNeill is a registered psychologist at Copeman Healthcare Centre in Calgary. She has over 15 years of experience in the helping profession. Dr. MacNeill holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of British Columbia, and is a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists and the Canadian Sport Psychology Association.
Dr. MacNeill has firsthand knowledge of the attributes required to achieve and sustain peak performance. She competed at the international level in sport, and has worked with high performance athletes and Olympians since 1998 and attended the Winter Olympics in 2002 and 2010 in capacity of Mental Performance Consultant. At the 2010 Olympics, she was manager of sport psychology services for Vanoc’s medical team. Dr. MacNeill also worked with athletes who won Olympic gold and silver medals while competing at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Dr. MacNeill is an established facilitator and speaker, delivering workshops to the Haskayne School of Business Executive Education program, and providing the keynote speech to aspiring leaders at the Young Women of Influence event in Calgary. Her career achievements and volunteer efforts have been publically recognized as she was a recipient of the 2010 Avenue Top 40 under 40 Award.
Dr. MacNeill’s academic background and applied experience blend well, providing her with a strong for training others to achieve high levels of personal and performance excellence.