Marni Gauthier, PhD
Marni is a leadership and organizational development consultant, executive coach, expert learning designer, and master facilitator with HPCI. A creator-executor of world-class learning and leadership development programs for 20+ years, Marni has developed 600+ leaders and multiple cross-functional teams. She specializes in C-suite and high potential leaders who face a trenchant challenge, increased responsibility or transition.
A deft systems thinker with a strategic-relational approach, Marni is also agile fluent. As Transformation Advisor at a global IT firm, she advised the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) as to the company’s agile transformation, diagnosing organizational needs and change solutions.
A formerly tenured professor at the State University of New York, Marni has served as faculty for the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado and the CU Leadership Studies Minor.
A certified, steeply experienced Crucial Conversations trainer, Marni has also design-delivered Emotional Intelligence, Trust, Holistic Leadership and Personal Mastery.
Julie Amira Byrnes
Julie Byrnes is an experienced dynamic trainer and facilitator of HPCI with more than 10 years of experience in managing projects/teams. She has facilitated sessions on mission/vision, the shift in organizational cultures, partnerships, team building, advocacy strategies at the national and international levels, internal and external strategic communications, etc. She has worked with executives, administrative/technical and operational personnel, natural teams and “ad hoc” project teams, citizens, media, members of parliament and politicians.
Julie is trilingual (French, English and Spanish), has lived and worked abroad and has delivered training in Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Spain, Thailand and all over Canada.
Tony White is a facilitator and trainer with HPCI and is a Certified Sales Trainer, Certified Personality Dimensions™ Facilitator, Adler Trained Coach (ATC) and Certified Training Practitioner (CTP). He has worked with over 10,000 people (public and private sectors) in skills such as team leadership, presentation, customer service, negotiation and change management. “Energizing, engaging and practical” are the words used to describe his sessions. He is also the author of “Make it Happen – A Practical Handbook for Team Leaders, Project Managers and Facilitators to Build, Facilitate and Repair High-Performance Teams” which has sold thousands of copies.
Tony has supported organizations in Canada, the US, Europe, Russia, the Far East and Middle East to become more productive by enhancing the skills of their leaders, teams and contributors.
Daniel Laurence is a bilingual trainer and facilitator of HPCI since 2007. He has delivered numerous training sessions to a variety of participants from managers, investigators to auditors on topics such as interviewing skills, verbal briefing, mind mapping, detecting deception and cognitive interviewing. He knows how to adapt to the needs of clients.
He recently retired from a career as a police officer in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) serving in different detachments in Canada and the Arctic. He represented Canada as a member of the famous RCMP Musical Ride, travelling extensively across Canada, the US and Europe. He also has his private pilot’s licence since 1999.
Ms. Kim Pilkington is a facilitator and trainer of HPCI and has more than 20 years of experience in leadership, management, consulting, facilitating and training in both the public and non-profit sectors. She has held progressively senior roles in organizations leading change initiatives.
She also has expertise in strategic planning, implementation, organizational development/transformation, corporate social sustainability, executive recruitment, fundraising, and stakeholder relationship management.
Kevin Byrnes is a trainer and coach of HPCI since 2003. He has been delivering workshops to a wide variety of investigative and auditing bodies on topics such as interviewing skills, detecting deception, reading people, eliciting non-contaminated memory and getting a full honest account.
He is the author of the book titled: “Truth-Focused Interviewing for Investigators”.
He recently retired from a 35-year career as a police officer.
As a trainer, facilitator and consultant for HPCI, Ryan Thompson specializes in the topics of communication, interest-based negotiation and difficult conversations pioneered at the Harvard Negotiation Project. Ryan has worked with public and private sector clients in North America, Europe and Asia. Before entering the field of training, Ryan spent several years as an environmental consultant which gave him experience in conflict management, negotiation, project management, risk management, research and design, and public-stakeholder involvement.
Sal is a member of HPCI and has more than 25 years of consulting, facilitation and training experience in public, private and non-profit environments to more than 125 different organizations in various sectors in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Sal also has a wealth of management experience in production and service environments. He is a lean six sigma black belt and is trained as a lead auditor of the ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and ISO/TS-16949 international quality management standard.
Laurie Rose is a team member of HPCI who is currently working from Tunisia, Africa. She is a dynamic and engaging bilingual facilitator, trainer and coach. She is passionate about helping people to be fully engaged in their professional lives. She has spent the last 20 years offering training and consulting services to the public, private, and non-profit sectors in Canada and internationally.
Laurie is certified to use several psychometric tools including EQ, LEAN, PROSCI and MBTI.
Michel is a HPCI trainer and facilitator with a wealth of national and international experience. He has worked 40 years in training/education, more specifically in professional development, communication, change, leadership and management. His innate capacities as a communicator and as a motivator make him a catalyst for the acquisition of knowledge applicable as much as in the workplace than as in the everyday lives of participants.