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Dr. David S. Weiss
Dr. David Weiss, Ph.D., ICD.D, CHRE, PCC, is President & CEO of Weiss International Ltd., a firm specializing in innovative thinking, leadership coaching, and HR consulting. David is a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation and a Ph.D. Registered Psychologist. He has over 25 years of experience working with executives and high potential talent. He also has provided consulting on 1000s of projects, delivered over 230 conference presentations, and authored 7 books including the bestseller "Innovative Intelligence." David’s doctorate is from the University of Toronto, and he has three master’s degrees. Previously, he was VP and Chief Innovation Officer at a multi-national consulting firm, Affiliate Professor of the Rotman School of Management, and Senior Research Fellow at Queen's University. David received many international awards including the lifetime designation of “Fellow HRPA.” Please follow his daily LinkedIn infographic posts along with his over 145,000 followers.
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Alecia B. Banting
Alecia Banting is Project Coordinator and Executive Assistant with Weiss International Ltd. She manages project activities for large- and mid-scale projects and, as Executive Assistant to Dr. David Weiss, she ensures that requests and requirements of our clients are met with high quality and in a timely manner. Read More
Jane Graydon, BComm, MBA, PCC, is a Senior Associate of Weiss International Ltd. who has gained a reputation for exemplary leadership and executive coaching. Jane brings over 30 years of leadership experience, including as Chief Privacy Officer, Head of Human Resources and Senior Vice President Client Services with responsibility for 360 locations and over 3000 employees . She is an experienced thought partner who inspires leaders to realize their full potential and deliver unprecedented results through feedback, self-discovery, and accountability. Jane taught Leadership in the Masters program at Simon Fraser University and Organization Behaviour at George Brown College. She is an International Coaching Federation Toronto Chapter Past President (7 years on Board). She has successfully delivered nearly 3000 hours of professional coaching supporting over 100 senior leaders globally and is the recipient of an ICF Toronto Prism award. Read More
Aileen M. Edwards, M.A., ACC, is a Senior Associate with Weiss International Ltd. She is an experienced Executive and Leadership Coach and Human Resources (HR) executive with extensive experience coaching individual leaders and facilitating complex change. Aileen is a Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, a Business Coaching Advantage Certified Coach, and a Registered Corporate Coach. She also has over 25 years of experience in training and leadership development in areas such as diversity, equity and inclusion, organizational development, and human resources. As a coach, mentor, and facilitator, Aileen brings Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity skills to focus conversations that facilitate performance, change and learning relevant to personal, organizational, and the business context.
Laurence Pichon, PCC, is a bilingual (French and English) Senior Associate with Weiss International Ltd. She specializes in executive and leadership coaching for many clients from a wide range of business sectors including consumer product manufacturing, telecommunications, financial services, and health services. Laurence has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the EDHEC Business School (France), she is an accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation, and she is certified as a coach with the Canada Coaching Academy. She also has expertise as a bilingual facilitator and trainer in the areas of leadership development, team building, change management, personal resiliency, and career management. Read More
Michelle DeGroot, M.S., ACC, is a Senior Associate with Weiss International Ltd. with a specialty in leadership coaching for indigenous populations. She also is the co-developer and co-facilitator of the Indigenous Coach Training Program which is a 4-month certificate granting program grounded in culture and that allows space for participants to share their cultural teachings and strengthen their coaching practice. Michelle has her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from the Faculty of Health, both from Simon Fraser University, in addition to her Associate Certified Coach (ACC) certificate from the International Coaching Federation. Read More
Dr. Begum Verjee
Dr. Begum Verjee is a Senior Associate with Weiss International Ltd., and is an accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. As a coach, Begum is a co-active partner who inspires her clients to lead with confidence, clarity and purpose. She has worked in the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) space for over 30 years as a consultant, trainer, and educator. Begum is actively involved with local and global organizations in coach education, training, and as a mentor coach. Begum has a doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy, and a master’s in Counselling Psychology. She is a member a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), member of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching (GSAEC), and member of the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO). Begum was also the recipient of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Toronto Chapter 2023 'Volunteer of the Year Award.' Read More
Dan Bigonesse is a bilingual Senior Associate of Weiss International Ltd. and works in French and English as a management consultant, speaker, coach and trainer. Dan has spent the past 25 years helping people expand their thinking, develop their skills and discover new possibilities. Dan also is a past trustee of the Creative Education Foundation and is on the faculty of the Creative Problem-Solving Institute and the Schulich Executive Education Centre. He is also a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Facet5 Personality Profile, the FOURSIGHT™ (Creative Thinking Styles), and NeuroColor, a unique, neuroscience approach to personality assessment. Read More
Megan Mitchell is a Senior Associate of Weiss International Ltd. She is an accomplished consultant in Leadership Development, Innovation, and Change Management with over twenty years of experience. She is also the part-time Program Director for the Schulich School of Business at York University designing and delivering the Applied Innovation Management program. She is also a member of the World Futurist Society, the Institute for Performance and Learning, and Facilitators Without Borders. Megan is the author of Creativity 201 for Futurists and the co-author of Orchestrating Sustainable Innovation: A Symphony in Sound Bites, 2018. Read More
Teri Nghiem (M.Sc.) is a Senior Associate and Researcher of Weiss International Ltd. She is a specialist in strategy and transformation, organizational effectiveness, human resource management and planning, organizational design, business and functional analysis and talent management. Teri holds a Master of Science from Washington University with a specialty in Cognition and Neuroscience, and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. She is a co-author of the role of the gap effect in the orienting of attention: Evidence for express attentional shifts which appeared in Visual Cognition. Teri has been recognized as a member of the transformation project team which received the IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Silver Award for Leading the Transformation in Stewardship.
Dr. Nora Gold
Dr. Nora Gold is a Senior Associate of Weiss International Ltd. Formally, she was an Associate Professor of Social Work at McMaster University. She also was the Scholar-in-Residence and subsequently the Writer-in-Residence at the Centre for Women's Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT). Her projects include research and training on issues related to cross-cultural communication and diversity. She has written four books and many articles. Follow her daily infographic posts on LinkedIn along with her over 100,000 followers. Read More