OneSmartWorld Certified Business Solutions Partners (CBSP) are professionals who share a commitment and track record in designing, leading and facilitating learning and change programs for individuals, teams, and enterprises. Our members have experience working in a variety of sectors, private, public and not-for-profit.
David Church is a certified OneSmartWorld Associate who teaches people to use these productivity- and performance- improvement tools to help them get superior results. David’s company, Wildwood Consulting, uses OneSmartWorld’s Total Intelligence Program to design and lead processes to promote positive change for individuals, organizations and communities.
David works with governments, not-for-profits, community organizations and businesses to help them articulate their visions and missions, develop strategic plans, address challenging situations, and strengthen their work teams.
A ‘warm green’, David’s work is brought to life through his high personal spirit. He facilitated highly successful economic summits in his home province of Manitoba for the last two premiers: for then-Premier Gary Doer in 2000, and for current Premier Greg Selinger in 2010.
In addition to a Masters in Human Systems Intervention (2005) from Montreal’s Concordia University, David has a Bachelor of Arts from Providence College and a diploma in Creative Communications from Red River College.
Britta is a OneSmartWorld certified Associate and the owner of speak up!, a German-based company specializing in helping leaders communicate more effectively. speak up! provides training and coaching in presentation technique, giving talks with clarity and passion, handling media and interviews, voice training and ‘presencing‘ – maximizing a leader’s impact by helping them be fully present with their audiences.
Britta and her team at speak up! combine elements of acting with the science of effective communication, bringing together the best of both worlds.
Always curious about new ways of deepening her insights and improving results, Britta became aOneSmartWorld Associate and began implementing their simple – yet powerful – tools in her training and coaching. Her own unique combination of intuition, flexibility and critical thinking enables her to help leaders acknowledge ambiguity, address uncertainty, and then make good decisions and communicate clearly.
Britta has worked with organizations in manufacturing, technology, energy, finance and post secondary education. speak up! clients include MontBlanc, Chanel, York University (Toronto), MWM and Warner Brothers. speak up! also supports non-profit organizations such as Viva Con Agua.
Spark Innovation is a Vancouver-based consultancy dedicated to helping companies sustain high performance in an increasingly competitive marketplace. We bring fresh thinking into organizations, unlock their creative human capital and discover new opportunities for growth and profitability. To achieve this, we research, select and master world-class tools, processes and strategies. Without exception, the One Smart World tools improve collaboration, decision-making and, ultimately, innovation. Time and again, our clients have achieved remarkable results; more productive meetings, better decisions and more effective communication. For teams of any type; management, staff, or boards of directors, we regularly witness profound improvements in their performance when they adopt the One Smart World technology. It is these results that inspire us to continue the hard, but worthwhile, work of building workplaces committed to innovation.
As we strive to find the very best resources for developing business excellence, the One Smart World toolkit continues to serve powerfully and reliably in helping our clients succeed.
Check us out at www.sparkinnovation.com
Debora Rothermel is a OneSmartWorld Certified Associate and the President of ideaWorks Inc., a dynamic leadership and management development company that specializes in enhancing the skills and attitudes of key people in organizations and the people they lead. Since 1994 ideaWorks has specialized in offering programs of Leadership Development for entrepreneurs, CEO’s, executives and managers.
Debora has worked with organizations in oil and gas, manufacturing, distribution, construction, technology, professional services, and leadership teams at post secondary institutions. Some ideaWorks clients include Husky Energy, Rockwell Automation, SMED International, BMO Harris Private Bank, Long View Systems, APEGGA, All Weather Windows, Pattison Outdoor Group, Rexel Canada, Bantrel, Morrison Homes and The Canadian Bar Association.
Always looking for the latest tools and processes for developing people, Debora became a OneSmartWorld® Certified Associate in in 2006. She has implemented the OneSmartWorld® process at organizations like Shell Canada, Vermillion Energy, Gescan, The Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Federal Government),The Canadian Cancer Society and SAIT Polytechnic. Debora delivers the Smart Thinking program at Sauder School of Business to participants in the Executive MBA program.
Debora is a “warm red” and utilizes her critical thinking skills in the facilitation of strategic gatherings and helping leaders manage organizational change. The greatest benefit the OneSmartWorld tools have brought to her clients is a quick and easy way to connect, understand and get down to business! A native of Calgary, Debora lives near Priddis with her husband and on her personal time engages in a challenging game of chess, and is an avid sailor and golfer.
Gail Donohue is an OSW Certified Associate whose expertise in sport and not-for-profit organizations has made a difference with leading organizations locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. Her strongest colour preference is warm green which enables Gail to completely immerse herself in the process – be it problem analysis or solution finding while always seeking fresh new approaches that are not conventional or traditional. This contributes to her ability to work with others, creating team synergy and commitment.
Gail’s real passion lies in facilitating individuals and organizations in achieving excellence. The OSW tools are state of the art; providing an easy, yet extremely effective process for individuals and organizations to achieve excellence! They provide a business framework integrated with compassion and humanity – essential ingredients for success in today’s work environment.
Jen Holden uses the OneSmartWorld processes and the 4D-i Thinking Preference tool as a framework for consulting and coaching. After learning about OneSmartWorld in 2006, Jen Holden became an OSW Certified Associate and has used the OSW platform in the classroom with adult learners, with intact teams and one-on-one in coaching conversations. Currently Jen Holden, as a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island &Comox Valley, is committed to using the OSW system to further the Boys and Girls Club as it transitions and to bring the OSW initiative to the club as a youth leadership program
In Jen’s experience, the 4D-i’s utility and “stickiness” adds to the value of this tool. Since first completing the 4D-i, Jen notes that there is richness in the 4D-i report that always provides learning about self. When used to coach individuals or consult with leaders, the 4D-i report opens up the possibility for conversations with renewed focus. The “Aha” moment is never far away when using the 4D-i.
One of Jen’s recollections of OneSmartWorld in the classroom is her observation that adult learners often take the results of the 4D-i home and talk to their spouse and children. One student shared that the results of the 4D-i gave him the courage and insight to have a conversation with his teenage son that was “long overdue” in his words. He shared this in a classroom of peers.
With a commitment to life-long learning, Jen has studied at the BC Institute of Technology, Simon Fraser University, the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS)/Bastyr University, Seattle, and the University of British Columbia where she completed the degree of Doctor of Education, Leadership and Policy focusing on corporate social responsibility and social auditing. Jennifer certified as an Executive Coach at Royal Roads University.
Jen’s practice includes coaching at the executive, individual and team level. Her research and broad reading enables her to reflect on and introduce concepts embedded in social network analysis, corporate social responsibility, action based learning, and employee engagement. Jen’s strengths include building trust relationships with employees and where the organization is unionized she believes that the building of union and management relationships is critical. Jen uses the 4D-i in coaching, collaboration, and conflict resolution to reduce and resolve toxic work environments.
Peter Norman works with education, healthcare and government on teamwork, self-directed learning, leadership and change. Peter was formerly in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University where he founded the innovative Project Development Office. Now resident in Victoria, he is Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University, and president of Challenge Education Associates Inc, an educational consulting practice devoted to the voluntary and systematic pursuit of excellence. He divides his time among teaching, design and consultation, and travel.
Peter has a long history with the OneSmartWorld platform, and worked directly with OSW creator Bob Wiele in exploring the 4Di with thousands of Public Servants in the acclaimed BC Leading the Way program. That experience led to workshops with a variety of groups, and took Peter more deeply into the structure and power of the OSW language. Peter’s ability to create desirable outcomes, challenge assumptions, and understand issues and people, illustrate his own 4Di preferences toward green and yellow, traits that serve clients and colleagues well.
Peter’s recent OSW work has focused on RIP-IT (Rapid Innovation Process); demonstrating how big results can be achieved in short periods of time. Moving groups through a systematic track of green, yellow, red – creating options, weighing alternatives, deciding on actions – is an engaging process with high returns. Recent RIP-ITs with groups as diverse as union activists, service volunteers and Grade 6 school children, continue to inform the power of providing simple, powerful tools to allow people to think smarter together. Peter can be contacted directly, or through the SMARTwest group of OSW practitioners at www.smartwest.com.
Dr. Pedro Cortina is the managing partner at the Innerland Institute. An author, speaker, counsellor, coach, facilitator, and trainer with more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles that include business, education, consulting and counselling. He has dedicated his life both to personal and organizational transformation. He is the author of Curflexion: Living the Infinite Space of Being, a guide for moving away from our underlying human experience of separation and unfulfillment. Curflexion is sold through amazon.com.
Dr. Cortina holds bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in philosophy and economics, education, and leadership from Universidad Iberoamericana, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Calgary respectively. He is a certified client counsellor by the American Philosophical Practitioners Association in New York, a certified facilitator candidate from the Institute for The Work in Ojai, California, a Certified Business Solutions Provider from One Smart World, and a graduate from the Oxford Finance Program at the University of Oxford, UK. Additionally, throughout his life, he has fully immersed in several eastern transformational traditions such as Mahamudra, Dzogchen, and Advaita. Learn more about Pedro here.