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Val Kinjerski, PhD.

Val Kinjerski, is a leading authority on employee engagement and on the topic of Spirit at Work. Her research is published in management and leadership journals, presented at national and international conferences, and featured in the Globe and Mail and Vancouver Sun. In addition to demonstrating the positive relationship to employee satisfaction and commitment, retention and productivity, Val has developed a scientific process to actually measure spirit at work. The spirit at work scale is garnering international attention as it is the only one of its kind to have been validated and used to demonstrate the powerful effect of the spirit at work program. Today, Dr. Kinjerski applies this knowledge to assist individuals and organizations in tapping into this great resource of inner spirit to revitalize and recharge the workplace. She is the author of Rethinking Your Work: Getting to the Heart of What Matters and accompanying guidebook Rethinking Your Work Guidebook.

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      Fred Shaughnessy MSOD


Fred Shaughnessy is a creative facilitator, mediator, coach and organization consultant. He has worked extensively in government as an internal consultant with Metis and First Nation's peoples. Fred is highly skilled at developing teams and diffusing and resolving conflict. Thus, he is regularly sought after by non-profit boards, agencies, and mediators-in-training. Fred has a Masters of Science degree in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University, a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, and has been certified in conflict resolution through the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society. Fred's personal approach is based on his understanding that each of us has the knowledge, skill, and capacity to shape our lives - including our work - in a good way.


See what our Clients Say About Us

"You are a true inspiration. "

" Wonderful warm personality who is so obviously in love with her work that it is contagious."

" Val is passionate in her presentation and authentic in her role modelling."

" Val's energy is contagious and extremely refreshing."

" For almost a year, I have held on to a newspaper article written about you in The Globe and Mail. I was so impressed with the subject matter, and with your exuberance about spirit in the workplace."

" Val, you have a very calm manner that helps facilitate and foster acceptance of all participants. "

" Excellent sense of humor. Your style is engaging and authentic. Thanks! "

" Extremely enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and skilled facilitators."