Doris understands the evolution of small to mid-market businesses and the people challenges inherent in any growing venture. For over twenty years, through the founding and growth of Centrepoint, she has consulted and advised leaders of owner-managed businesses, non-profit and government organizations, as well as budding entrepreneurs in the chaos of business start-up.
She is passionate about helping leaders develop and deliver on a vision for themselves and their organizations so they can achieve their personal, professional, and business goals with clarity and confidence. By defining the work people do, assessing talent needs, reimagining recruitment strategies, or advancing leadership growth, she supports their commitment to see people thrive and business accelerate.
She works with clients to plan and scout the road ahead, engaging them in essential conversations to resolve their people issues without second guessing the decisions they make. Whether working with founders, CEO’s, emerging or tenured leaders, she provides fresh perspectives and strategies to help them navigate their journey with wisdom and integrity.
Doris is an accomplished speaker, facilitator, and frequent presenter to various CEO and executive forum groups, professional associations and management teams.
As a writer and educator, she has authored many articles, blog posts, white papers, and management tool kits to advance workplace innovation and contemporary people practices. She is the author of the book Basic to Brilliant: The definitive guide to transforming your people practices, A playbook for the small to mid-size enterprise. (Available at all major online retailers.)
She holds Bachelor of Arts and Education degrees, has completed graduate work in organizational development, and holds the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, along with certifications in a number of psychometric assessment instruments.
Yellow Point partners with leading business owners to help guide their companies to the next level of success. Since 2004, Yellow Point has delivered top quartile returns to investors and helped many of their partners multiply the value of their equity stakes.
As one of the co-founders of Yellow Point, Brian Begert is primarily involved in sourcing and assessing prospective partnerships, as well as facilitating growth and new initiatives in investee companies.
Previous to Yellow Point, Brian co-founded Goepel Shields & Partners in 1989 (an investment firm which was acquired by Raymond James in 2000) and served the following 14 years as managing director of investment banking for Raymond James and its predecessor companies.
In his capacity at Raymond James, Brian facilitated capital raises, public offerings, and private placements for numerous services, industrial and technology companies.
Dave Chapman is a Yellow Point co-founder and Managing Partner and spends much of his time identifying new investment opportunities and encouraging growth in existing portfolio companies.
He was previously CEO of Greenlight Power Technologies, a privately held energy technology company that he successfully repositioned from a small niche player to the global leader in its field.
In 2003, Dave engineered the sale of Greenlight to a strategic buyer. Prior to Greenlight, Dave was a Senior Vice President in the investment banking group of Merrill Lynch.
He is a Partner of BC Social Venture Partners, a group of business executives tackling BC’s largest social challenges through a venture philanthropy model.
Dirk is passionate about helping organizations evolve into happier, healthier and more meaningful places to work. He is an advocate, through research and experience, in reinventing the way we work where every member can grow, develop and share their gifts and talents with the world.
Dirk continuously innovates with self-management, wholeness and evolutionary purpose practices and frameworks in order for organizations and teams to harmoniously work better together. A globally recognized leader, Dirk has worked and lived in Mexico, Germany, USA, Sweden and now Canada.
ET Group provides unique and innovative new business structures, practices and processes to clients such as Cisco, CB Richard Ellis, Bell, London Life, the Province of Ontario plus many others.