Ethan J. Mings
Jerry is an International Association of Facilitators Certified Professional Facilitator with experience working with Senior Teams, Boards and Multi-stakeholder networks. His work involves technology, health care, government, private and not-for-profit sectors. He brings a depth of experience to work with these groups regarding problems, opportunities and questions. He is a creative problem solver with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Through a unique mix of facilitated planning, mediation and quality management practices, he brings a results-oriented perspective to the dialogue of organizational performance.
Jerry serves as the President of the Desk Consulting Group Inc.
Originally from Northeastern Ontario, Mireille Ménard trained in sociology, education, and facilitation. Mireille has worked in education for over 20 years in various capacities. Besides teaching, she has worked as a teacher consultant and pedagogical advisor for several French-language school boards, and then at the Franco-Ontarian Center for Educational Resources (CFORP) facilitating consultations and delivering workshops on ministerial initiatives. Among others, she worked on the implementation of the cultural approach to education initiative. As part of this project, she served on a Canada-wide committee of the Council of Ministers of Education of Canada (CMEC).
Active in the cultural community, Mireille served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Salon du livre du Grand Sudbury (SLGS) for ten years. During this period, the SLGS flourished: we saw this biennial event transform into a cultural organization with programming that spans the whole year.
As a facilitator, Mireille supports organizations in leading focus groups, strategic planning, and multi-stakeholder collaboration.
Facilitatrice agréée, Mireille appuie des organismes en planification stratégique et en collaboration multipartite.
Dr. T. Thomas
Tommy Thomas, Ph.D. is the standard-bearer of the Opposite Strengths system, a positive way of understanding people and relationships through strengths. As an author and advocate for sustained success, he provides his expertise to client organizations through a variety of services. His firm, Opposite Strengths Inc., is the leader in executive coaching and organizational culture transformation. His work focuses on executive development and culture transformation with a wide range of organizations in various sectors. Dr. Thomas brings a rich range of experiences, knowledge and understanding of the power of meaningful and dynamic organizational change.
Dr. Thomas serves as the CEO of Opposite Strengths Inc.