Built to support organizational change-makers, Avenue is the only tech-enabled career development program that empowers professionals to own their career paths by helping them identify their strengths and key drivers, giving structure and purpose to high-impact career conversations.
Meet the Team
Unique Fact: I’m nuts about about cycling. I’ve ridden multiple 24-hour solo mountain bike races and multi-day stage races. And yes, I shave my legs.
Prior to Avenue, Jamie spent almost 20 years as an executive coach working with some of the brightest emerging stars in the country. Author of the award-winning book “The Emerging Leader: Identify, Ignite and Retain Your Company’s Next Generation of Leaders” he has addressed audiences across the country on the topics of leadership and high-performance. He’s insatiably passionate about bridging the tremendous potential we each have with the opportunities to impact the organizations and communities we serve.
Unique Fact: I have a full repertoire of Disney songs ready to perform at a moment’s notice.
Tara is the VP, Ops & Client Delight at Avenue, where she supports the business through a variety of responsibilities. Tara spent many years in office administration and then in organizational planning and development in a public sector college. She is passionate about the integral part she plays at Avenue in managing the business, creating efficiencies, and projecting future growth/needs, all while curating the company culture and providing stellar service and support for clients, partners, and team members.
Unique Fact: I am completely obsessed with my new photography hobby.
In her role as VP, Experience & Tech, Lisa spearheads the development of our technology platform and helps solve business problems through a design thinking lens. Having gained specialities in leadership, IT strategy and governance, customer satisfaction and experience, design thinking, and design throughout her career, she brings substantial technical and strategic experience to her role at Avenue.
Unique Fact: I love doing home renovations.
As Director of Partnerships, Tim is passionate about meeting new people, learning about new enterprises, and helping companies grow and improve their people and business. He has spent the majority of his career in retail management, working tirelessly to build mutually beneficial partnerships with clients and investing time in finding opportunities to better serve their needs.
Unique Fact: I met my husband and my two best friends in grade 8. Thirty-three years later, I’m still madly in love with my husband and couldn’t imagine life without my two best friends!
As Avenue’s Senior Optimization Specialist, Gina is a seasoned administrative professional with deep experience in coordination and executive support. After several years as an executive assistant and in coordinating roles in sales and marketing, Gina moved on to a role in the municipal government supporting community partnerships and housing programs with the Region of Peel. Gina is a proactive and loyal professional who looks to improve procedures and give exceptional customer service.
Unique Fact: I have jumped out of an airplane 101 times!
Billy is a professional certified coach, leadership, and coaching workshop facilitator and speaker. After beginning an advertising career in Europe, he moved into team and leadership development, instructing wilderness adventures for Outward Bound and rebuilding a national team for UNICEF Canada. Trained by Adler and certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), he is an expert on courage and purpose in the leadership space and specializes in emerging leaders and creating a values-based culture in organizations. Billy is the author of “Your Comfort Zone Is Killing You” and is also a writer for the careers section of Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail.
Unique Fact: All three of my children are left-handed!
Hélène is a passionate program leader, facilitator, and coach who became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CTI) in 2011. Hélène excels at facilitation (in both English and French) and inviting participation by creating a space where people strive to be the best they can be. She to bring their game to the next level while her vast experience helps make learning relevant and impactful. She is privileged to have worked with clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, media, financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, and academia, while her vast experience makes learning relevant and impactful. Hélène knows that she learns something from every group, and she shares that learning with her participants.
Unique Fact: I have traveled and been on missions in more than 15 countries in Africa alone. I initiated a project to build a classroom in a village in Tanzania.
Daniel is a passionate professional certified coach and workshop facilitator who believes that everyone he works with, regardless of position, has the potential to be a great leader. After becoming a CPA in 1999, Daniel trained with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in coaching and leadership in 2006, taking him from partner at an accounting firm to humanitarian worker to his present-day career in facilitation and leadership coaching. With a passion for helping clients create clarity and develop their leadership, Daniel currently works across many cultures throughout Africa.
Unique Fact: Join me on a river for some white water kayaking, and I’ll be your friend forever!
Steve is a passionate International Coaching Federation (ICF) facilitator in professional development who was trained in a process certified by the University of Toronto. Having worked with clients from Toronto to Moscow over the past two decades, his experience spans multiple sectors, including finance, insurance, pharmaceutical, healthcare, manufacturing, government, and NGOs. As a “leader’s coach,” Steve is centered on being both challenging and compassionate with his clients and has a reputation for pushing the limits when creating innovative learning processes.
Unique Fact: I’m certified as a makeup artist, energy healer, and meditation teacher!
As the Director of Learning Solutions at Avenue, Anjali leads the design and content development of our products, programs, and initiatives. Anjali has built a well-rounded career in Learning & Development with 10+ years of experience in Instructional Design, Program Facilitation, Group Coaching, and Program & Operations Management. Having been on both the vendor- and client-side of the learning table in various industries (including Advertising, Gaming & Hospitality, Retail, CPG + more), Anjali understands the challenges that come with targeting learner and organizational needs and builds solutions that meet both. Jumping at any opportunity to be creative, Anjali has an unwavering commitment to designing high-quality learning experiences that make a difference for all audiences, both inside and outside of the classroom.