PMB consultants are certified design thinking and creative problem-solving practitioners. We use a plethora of tools and techniques to equally engage all those who have a stake in the problem or opportunity at hand. Some of the many tools we are certified to use include:
Lara (she/her) is a certified creative problem-solver, trained facilitator and hardworking generalist with international experience managing meaningful strategy and communications projects in the health sector. Certified in LEGO® Serious Play® and by the Creative Problem-Solving Institute, Lara helps PMB clients unleash their creativity using the WITHology framework to co-design inclusive and innovative solutions. Her Masters in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology has provided a deep understanding in group and team dynamics and taught her to apply a strengths-based, future-focused lens to work and life. Lara builds strong relationships with stakeholders and teams, juggles multiple project deliverables and believes in having a good laugh along the way. Lara is passionate about sports and creating development opportunities for female athletes. She has represented Canada on the National Australian Rules football team and is also an active member on the AFL Canada Board of Directors where she champions a national mentorship program for young girls. She lives an active lifestyle by running, cycling, swimming and chasing after her two young boys.
Nicole (she/her) is an internationally medaled athlete, explorer, and a lifelong student. She believes in taking in all the information she can and applying it to her life and trying to figure out what she will do next. As CEO of her own business for the past ten years, Nicole is ready to start a different path. Nicole is thrilled with the new adventure of working with People Minded Business. In her final year as a General Arts and Science student, at Loyalist College, Nicole is excited to integrate her education about communication, diversity and leadership with PMB. Her past twenty years of experience as a public speaker will enhance her role as a leader with PMB’s philosophy of WITHology. As a self-advocate, Nicole will apply her critical thinking ability to the discussions and activities with PMB. Nicole loves to try new things, sometimes she fails, but she finds exploring options is a good a way to keep herself wide open to new opportunities. Nicole frequently reminds herself that if she doesn’t try new things, how will she know what will actually work?
With a skill set that spans many industries, clients refer to Charlene (she/her) as a woman of many talents. She is a researcher at heart: a must-find-the-answers kind of person. Prior to consulting, Charlene was an Officer in the Canadian Forces. She earned her Master of Arts degree at the Royal Military College of Canada, where she had the privilege of working with, and learning from, many leaders in the Defence community. She has extensive experience in the development of team-based integrated strategic and business planning, and Balanced Scorecard processes, in both the public service and private sectors. As a published author and part-time photographer, Charlene excels at communication across all platforms. She was formerly a member of the Defence Women’s Advisory Organization and the Regina Strategic Planners Network. Charlene has always worked for organizations that make a difference in the community and strongly believes that an adaptable team is the foundation for success.
Raya joins us from the sunny isle of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. She came to PMB as a rescue dog (www.islaanimals.org) and now every day she rescues us from getting too focused on work through her antics, demands for belly rubs and protecting Janeen from the evil squirrels lurking outside the office window. She loves PMB team meetings and provides background noise on the occasional zoom – wherever Raya is, love and laughter are there with her.