Tim's career spans twenty five years in the hi-tech, commercial real estate, communications and career transition industies where he held progressively senior positions both nationally and internationally with companies like Xerox, Regus, SkyDome, TCS Telecom and NEXCareer. He has extensive expertise in leading major sales initiatives, leadership, coaching people, and change.
Tim is the President of Straight A's Inc. an International provider of Leadership Development, Organizational Development, Coaching and Sales Training. He is a sought after speaker and has been published in numerous magazines & papers. The Globe & Mail and Breakfast Television call him "The Networking Guru" and The Star and Sun call him "The Career Guru".
Tim lives in Toronto with his wife and his 2 children. He uses his name as an acronym for his purpose in life which is to Touch, Inspire and Move people to take Action on their passion and goals. His bestselling book "Tapping the Iceberg" focuses on getting Straight A's (Attitude, Aptitude & Action) in life through unleashing your possibilities.
Dr. Bertice Berry is also the best-selling author of an inspirational memoir, I'm On My Way, But Your Foot Is On My Head, and the hilarious bestsellers Sckraight From the Ghetto, You Might Be Ghetto If and the sequel You STILL Ghetto. Her first work of fiction, Redemption Song, published by Double Day in 2000, is also a Best-seller and has been praised by critics for its' ability to entertain, inspire and educate. Berry followed Redemption Song, with another bestseller, The Haunting of Hip Hop and took her readers on a journey to the other side. In August 2002, she released her most passionate work ever with Jim & Louella Homemade Heart-fix Remedy, a tantalizing yet spiritual tale that has won several awards. Berry's wit and wisdom shine through in her novel about looking for love in all the wrong places---and with all the wrong people, "When Love Calls, You Better Answer"; released the summer of 2005. A gifted and accomplished singer, she soothes the heart and spirit with her soon to be released CD, "Breathe", a delicate mix of meditation and song. Her next book, "The Ties That Bind", bridges the past with the future and is more personal---tracing the history of her family--- and is scheduled for release in January 2009.
Dr. Berry believes that community involvement is not limited to just "writing a check" and has taken a very active role in supporting organizations that benefit those in need. She has graciously donated all of the royalties from the sales of her books to organizations that help families in transition, raise funds for scholarships and provide resource information to low-income families.
Despite all of her honors and achievements, Dr. Berry is most proud of becoming the "instant mother" to her sister's four young children. She lives in Savannah, GA where she is active in the community. "When you walk with purpose," Berry says, "you collide with destiny!"
Catherine joined Export Development Canada in 2001. She is currently responsible for programs and services that attract and develop talent, enabling a high performance culture and generating the skills and mindsets necessary for the achievement of EDC’s vision and business objectives.
Ms. Decarie is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, an organizing committee member for the Ottawa Chapter of the Strategic Capabilities Network, a past participant in the Women’s Executive Network “Wisdom” program and former President of the Mount Allison University Alumni Board of Directors. Ms. Decarie holds a BA from Mount Allison University (1990), an LL.B. from Queen’s University (1994) and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996.