Consulting

I provide consulting services to a wide range of organizations on many topics: educational innovation, mental health, addictions, trauma, childhood development, conflict resolution, creativity, leadership, and technology (among other themes). I also work with social service agencies, counsellors, and educators on themes of professional and clinical development. I have worked with large corporate clients (such as IKEA and Translink), governmental organizations (such as Vancouver Coastal Health and the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development), post-secondary educational institutions (such as UBC and Simon Fraser University), professional organizations (such as the Business Council of BC and the BC Union of Psychiatric Nurses), independent schools (such as St. George's, Southridge, and Crofton House), nonprofit organizations (such as First United and the Canadian Cancer Society) and many other groups.

Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to discuss a possible project. Use the Contact Me link on the bottom left of this page or the contact link above.

Sample Professional Development Presentations, Workshops, Keynotes

2014
YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization),
Technology Addictions
2014
TEDx,
Rebuilding Education from Scratch
2014
Kitasoo / Xai'Xais First Nation,
Community Resourcing for Mental Health
2014
St. George's School,
Parenting Support for Adolescent Development
2014
Meadowridge School,
Addictions, Mental Health, and Adolescent Mentorship
2014
St. George's School,
Parenting Support for Adolescent Development
2014
Vancouver Coastal Health Addictions and Mental Health Inaugural Staff Day keynote,
Service, Reciprocity, and Integrative Care
2014
SFU Mentorship Conference keynote,
Integrating Theory and Practice
2013
Newfoundland Writers Association,
New Publishing Forms and Methods
2013
Saint George’s School,
Technology and Adolescent Development
2013
Newfoundland Writers Association,
New Publishing Forms and Methods
2013
Abbotsford Teachers’ Association,
The Evolution of Teaching and Learning
2013
The Writers’ Union of Canada,
The Future of Form
2013
The Union of Psychiatric Nurses,
Technology, Mental Health, and Communications
2013
Point Grey Secondary,
Teaching, Learning, and Addictions
2013
Family Services of Greater Vancouver,
Creativity and Professional Development
2013
Canadian Federation of University Women,
The Evolution of Teaching and Learning
2013
Vancouver International Writers Festival,
The Future of Form
2013
Skills for Mindful Living Series,
Mindfulness and Technology
2013
Prince of Wales Secondary,
Technology, Youth Culture, and Teaching
2012
Union of Psychiatric Nurses,
Technology, Trauma, and Healing
2012
it4bc Conference,
Education and Technology
2012
Surrey School District,
Addictions, Education, and Technology
2012
SFU Learning and Teaching with Technology Field School,
Reinventing Education
2012
Insights and Innovations Conference,
Kids, Parents, and Technology
2012
Southridge School,
Kids, Parents, and Technology
2012
Langley Teachers’ Conference (keynote),
Creativity and Education
2012
BCACC Mindful Living Series,
Technology in Family Life and Education
2011
Educational Technology Users’ Group,
Creativity and Mindfulness in Education
2011
SFU Learning and Teaching with Technology Field School,
Reinventing Education
2011
Vancouver School District,
Reinventing Education
2011
Turning Point Recovery Society,
Counsellor Professional Development
2011
Southridge School,
Educational Innovations
2011
Vancouver School District,
Technology, Addictions, and Parenting
2011
Kwantlen Polytechnic University,
Convocation Address
2011
First United Church,
Innovations in Healing from Addictions and Trauma
2011
Delta School District,
Reinventing Education
2011
UBC Division of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health,
Technology, Culture, and Parenting
2011
The BC Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development,
Reinventing Education
2011
The BCACC Skills for Mindful Living Series,
Technology, Education, and Family Development
2011
Kwantlen Student Leadership Conference,
Leadership and Self-Awareness
2011
The Writers’ Union of Canada Professional Development Series,
Secure Footing in a Changing Literary Landscape
2011
UBC Division of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health,
Addictions, Trauma, and Healing
2011
BC Principals and Vice-Principals’ Association, Student Voice Initiative,
Technology, Culture, and the Future
2011
The Coquitlam Teacher’s Association (keynote),
Education, Technology, and Childhood Development
2010
Kwantlen Polytechnic University,
Teaching in Digital Culture
2010
UBC Teacher Education Conference 2010 (keynote),
The New Mashup: Digital Media, Educational Development, and Teaching
2010
BC Post Secondary Counsellors’ Association 2010 (keynote),
Understanding and Dealing with Technology Addictions
2010
BC Principals and Vice-Principals Association,
Technology and Education
2010
Langley School District (keynote),
Addictions and the Cultures of Technology
2010
Vancouver Island Health Authority Conference 2010 (keynote),
Informed Practice in Mentorship, Technology, Trauma, and Youth Development
2010
Courtenay Drug Strategy,
Technology and Addictions
2010
Community Vision for Children and Families,
Health, Healing, and Development
2010
Air Canada Employee Assistance program,
Professional Development in Health, Healing
2010
Disability Resource Network of BC Conference 2010 (keynote),
Becoming the Wayfinder: Why Mentorship Matters
2009
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors,
Professional Development in Technology Addictions
2009
BC Association of Teacher Librarians Conference 2009,
Addictions and the Cultures of Technology
2009
Capilano University Professional Development,
Mentorship for Educators
2009
BC Partnership for Responsible Gambling Conference 2009 (keynote),
Technology Addictions and Gambling
2009
Vancouver School District Professional Development,
Technology Addictions and Adolescent Development
2009
Disability Resource Network of BC Conference 2009 (keynote),
The Developing Human: Integrative Approaches to Health and Wellness
2008
VCC Voices from the Community Inaugural Lecture,
The Developing Human
2008
UBC David Berman Memorial Conference,
Addiction and the Search for Healing
2008
Cross Cancer Agency,
Wisdom in the Wound: Creativity and Healing
2008
Western Canada Conference on Addictions and Mental Health,
Mentorship for Youth in Addiction
2007
BC College and Institutes Counsellors’ Association Conference (keynote),
Creativity and Healing
2007
Richmond Addictions Services,
Technology Addictions
2007
Vancouver Island Health Authority Conference,
Trauma and Addictions in Youth Mental Health
2006
Western Canada Conference on Addictions and Mental Health,
Creative Interventions for Addicted Youth
2006
BC Association of Art Therapists Conference,
Creativity and Storytelling
2006
Timber Framer’s Guild Conference (keynote),
Compass and Beam: The Enduring Traditions of Log Building
2006
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre,
Working with Groups
2006
Haven Society,
Trauma and the Wisdom of the Body
2005
International Log Builders’ Association Conference (keynote),
Creativity and Craft
2005
Family Services of Greater Vancouver,
Working with Groups
2005
The Hannah Education Centre,
Creativity in Education
2004
Alcohol and Drug Professional Development Conference,
Creative Interventions with Youth
2004
Hollyhock Retreat Centre,
Heart and Hand: Creativity as a Path of Illumination
2003
North Island Spring Gathering Conference,
Creativity in Counselling
2003
Canada Council for the Arts Reading Series,
Creativity as a Path of Devotion
2003
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Conference,
Building a Support Group
2002
National Association of Poetry Therapy (United States) Conference,
Creativity and Healing
2002
Pacific Institute on Addictions Conference,
Creativity and Addiction
2001
BC Psychological Association Conference,
Swimming in Fresh Water: Creativity in Psychology and Counselling
2001
Vermont College (United States) Creativity Symposium,
Creativity as a Path of Illumination

Consulting Projects

2010
The Writers’ Union of Canada,
professional development in new media project
2010
Anishnawbe Health,
organizational development project
2009
The Business Council of BC,
mentorship training
2009
Vancouver Coastal Health,
organizational development retreat
2006—09
TransLink,
conflict resolution projects
2009
School District 72,
leadership training
2008
BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, Degree Quality Assessment Board,
degree program evaluation
2006
Coast Mountain Bus Company,
conflict resolution projects
2006
Atlantis and PedalHeads summer programs for kids,
staff professional development
2008
BC Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch,
technology addictions project
2005
Coast Mountain Bus Company,
senior management leadership training
2007
La Luna Theatre Productions,
organizational development
2007
IKEA (United States),
senior management professional development retreat
2006
Vancouver Coastal Health,
professional development project
2006
BC Ministry of Children and Family Development,
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder curriculum development and training
2005
Gwaii Trust,
Haida Gwaii trauma and addictions recovery project
2002
Children’s Foundation,
professional development projects
2004
Canadian Cancer Society,
recent diagnosis counselling development project
2000
Confidential clients,
cult debriefing initiative
1995
Phoenix Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Foundation,
curriculum development project

Supervision Clients

1997—14
Turning Point Recovery Society
1995—12
HOPE Bridge Services
2000—12
Royal Oak and Oak Grove methadone programs
2008—10
North American Opiate Medication Initiative
2004—10
Corrections Canada Libby House
2007—10
Community Vision for Children and Families
2006—08
Vancouver Coastal Health
2007
The Orchard Recovery Centre
2007
Salvation Army Homestead
2004—07
Art Therapy Consultation Group
2006—07
The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
2004—07
Vancouver Hospital
2003—06
Yaletown Medical Clinic
2003
Westminster House
1997—00
Phoenix Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Foundation
1996—98
Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society