Noelle Leemburg is an accomplished speaker, trainer, Fortune 500 executive, and a published author. As an entrepreneur, she founded her first training business in 2003. She quickly expanded internationally, to post-secondary institutes, small and large organizations in Canada, the US and Singapore.
Noelle has inspired thousands of people through her keynote speeches, business presentations, workshops and training programs. Her clients represent industries in manufacturing & distribution, media, medicine, finance, construction and the energy sector. She has designed and facilitated customized sales and communication programs for many companies, including Shaw, Schlumberger, Ledcor, Jim Pattison and Mauser.
As Fortune 500 Director of Sales, responsible for over 2000 customers with revenues of $250 million, she led and managed a team of 45 sales professionals, managers and customer service reps. She grew a “50 Best Managed” Platinum Award- winning company from regional to national prominence, with her transformative leadership style and process development.
Committed to giving back to her community, Noelle has served on a variety of local boards, including Toastmasters and the Canadian Marketing Association and is guest speaker at BDC events. She co-authored the book titled The No B.S. Truth – What it Really Takes to Build a Successful Business. A facilitator for Selling Powers Top 20 company in the US, Noelle is a member of the Sales Experts Channel and has been a guest on a variety of podcasts.
After 18 years of dedication to education and empowerment, Noelle is working with The Resilient Mind Life Project to help people thrive, by managing their minds and their physical health. Her goal is to create value-based relationships with our partners, alliances, clients and others who share the vision to “Spark a Resilience Revolution.”
Vic has spent the past 28 years of his 38-year career in health care product development with a focus in behavioral health. His personal vision statement best reflects his focus:
“To close the gap that exists between advances in mental, social, behavioural health sciences and individuals that need the support.”
Since 1987, Vic has been focused on program development to improve individual self-care within populations, through group work and eventually integrating interactive web-based tools. In 1987 as a Business Consultant, he developed emotional intelligence and resilience training implemented in the workplace. In 1999 as CEO of Alive publishing group, he published information on the brain’s neuroplasticity and the link between relationship and mental health with a readership of 1.4m a month.. Alive also distributed health-based accredited training courses in 3 continents.
In 2004 he founded the Alive for Wellness 30-day in-patient program for people desiring to overcome a mental health struggle and a 60-day app/telephone after care program which still operates today. In 2008 he partnered with Dr. Scott Miller and Dr. Barry Duncan and co-founded MyOutcomes (www.myoutcomes.com), a clinical tool that helps behavioral health clinicians increase their clinical effectiveness and was a recipient of the national United Kingdom’s Mental Health Innovation Of The Year award. MyOutcomes is approved by the US Joint Commission and certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; MyOutcomes is currently used in over 24 countries by private and governmental mental health clinics, the US Military, and over 28 universities in their graduate training programs. Over 13 randomized clinical trials confirm that using MyOutcomes can double the effect size of mental health clinicians.
In 2015, motivated to make advanced neural, behavioral, and social sciences more affordable and accessible to all people, Vic assembled a group of thought-leading academics, clinical professionals, and educators and founded The Resilient Mind Project that supports and trains people who exhibit a readiness to change and wish to increase their resilience. Full Bio
Chris Sherback, CA President Co-Founder
Chris began his career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he learned how various businesses approach the same problem with different system designs and varying levels of success. Having developed a flexible approach to problem solving, he then moved into the healthcare field by joining Ormed Information Systems, where he designed accounting and business management systems for hospitals and clinics. Chris soon became President & CEO of Ormed, which initially had only one product that ran in a handful of hospitals and clinics in Western Canada. Over the course of the next 20 years, he used his role to guide Ormed into becoming an industry leader, with 25 products running in over 280 healthcare organizations throughout Canada and the United States. Chris plays a critical role in The Resilient Mind project by helping current and prospective clients move from a disease management model to a disease prevention model through the use of resilience training. (www.ormed.com)
Dr Joti Samra Chief Science Officer
Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych. is the Clinic Founder of Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych. & Associates, an expanding in-office and virtual counselling practice with associates throughout BC, and CEO & Founder of MyWorkplaceHealth, a full-suite national consultancy on psychological health and safety (PH&S) in the workplace. Dr. Samra is a highly-regarded expert in psychological health and safety (PH&S). Over the past two decades, she’s been involved in numerous national initiatives that have contributed to policy change in Canada. She’s a Founding & Ongoing Member of the CSA Technical Committee that developed the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace (CAN/CSA-Z1003-13/BNQ9700-803/2013). This Standard is the first of its kind in the world and is shaping policy development for workplace PH&S at the international ISO level. Dr. Samra holds the role of Chief Science Officer for The Resilient Mind.
Sharon Blady, PhD. Clinical Advisory Board
Sharon began her career as an academic, teaching and researching across a variety of disciplines, honing the ability to optimize and connect information from diverse sources while ensuring accessible and cogent presentation and delivery. Her abilities in these areas were further utilized and enhanced when she was elected into the Manitoba Legislature and crafted two pieces of first-in-Canada legislation before being appointed a cabinet minister.
As Minister of Healthy Living, and later Minister of Health for the province of Manitoba, Sharon demonstrated strong competencies in her ability to work with stakeholders, departments, and front-line healthcare providers. Systems analysis, agility in addressing management issues and strategic planning we a key focus during her time in office and in working with clients today. Her history of mental health issues also provided unique insight into how to better reform mental health and healthcare policy through the lens of lived experience. Sharon’s leadership to The Resilient Mind clinical advisory team provides invaluable insights to ensure the resilience training is crafted to align with government short and long term preventative health planning.