Owner and Chief Innovation Catalyst
Tim Fleming is a professional facilitator with a strong interest in helping people and groups to work together to achieve their collective goals, improve their practices, and overcome their challenges. Tim is motivated by the belief that positive, meaningful engagement and well-designed facilitated processes can lead to better, sustainable decisions, greater productivity and transformed relationships.
Since the beginning of his career, Tim has worked in the engagement field as a facilitator, public and stakeholder involvement practitioner, conflict management practitioner, project manager and trainer. He excels at process planning and design, facilitating groups, conducting interviews, synthesizing participant knowledge and building client relationships. His experience includes managing positive interactions around challenging issues such as school closure, waste management and criminal justice, as well as in the delivery of various strategic planning and advisory processes. For such challenges, he intentionally draws out the wisdom, leadership and desire for excellence that exists within groups.
Tim has an undergraduate degree in Conflict Resolution and International Development, a certificate in Public Participation from the International Association for Public Participation, and a Professional Certificate in Conflict Management from the Sprott School of Business. In 2010, he was awarded the designation of IAF Certified Professional Facilitator from the International Association of Facilitators.
Collaborators & Allies
Karen Brownrigg, iHR Advisory Services
Human Resource Specialist and Advisor
Karen Brownrigg is the Founder and CEO of iHR Advisory Services. Karen holds a Top Secret Security Clearance and brings over 17 years of experience as a bilingual HR Executive working in private industry in both the legal and telecommunications sectors, not-for-profit health care environments, Municipal Government for the Ottawa Police Service and in the financial sector for a Federal Crown Corporation.
Over the course of her career, Karen has been involved in many transformational projects. These projects span all types and sizes of organizations and include advising small to medium sized organizations and not-for-profits on how to set up their HR Programs, conducting workplace assessments to determine the root cause of workplace morale issues, training and guidance for leaders on how to avoid the pitfalls of employment and labour relations issues, as well as providing advice and guidance on the implementation of major transformative change initiatives.
Appreciative Inquiry Specialist
Maureen McKenna is a dynamic and innovative facilitator, mentor, thinking partner and executive coach. She began her consulting practice in 1998 in response to the growing need for organizations to engage their employees, build commitment and inspire performance. She has 15 years of experience in organizational development, change leadership consulting, executive coaching, training design and delivery.
Maureen is an expert in strengths-based approaches to strategic planning, large-scale change, organization design, community consultations, customer loyalty and employee engagement. She has held management roles in manufacturing, service, distribution, marketing, quality, and human resources at Xerox Canada, and brings a wealth of practical experience to client engagements. Maureen is well respected by her clients for her ability to challenge their mental models, helping them to successfully reframe from traditional problem solving to focusing on their strengths to create innovative and sustainable solutions. As a “thinking partner” to fellow consultants and professionals, Maureen mentors and coaches them to achieve extraordinary results.
Maureen is a leader in Canada in the field of Appreciative Inquiry (AI). She is a Certified Management Consultant, a co-owner of Appreciative Inquiry Consulting, a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, a facilitator in the NTL (National Training Laboratories) AI certificate series, and a graduate of the Adler International Learning coaching program. She has applied and taught Appreciative Inquiry since 2000.