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David J. Kelly Joins The Blue Team
ACHIEVEBLUE™ Corporation is excited to announce a major change to the leadership team with our latest addition of David Kelly as Managing Partner. “I am proud that David has accepted this position and I believe that David will be a key driver in taking ACHIEVEBLUE™ to the next level, continuing to build on the solid foundation and momentum attained by ACHIEVEBLUE™ to date” says Mona Mitchell, President of ACHIEVEBLUE Corporation.
A trusted business leader with 20+ years of stellar management achievements at ADP, Dell and other leading organizations, David’s experience spans all market sectors: small-to-medium businesses (SMB), large corporate, global, and public. He has built a reputation for developing and empowering winning teams to deliver exceptional market growth with a strong focus on customer satisfaction levels.
David is a true “people person” who unites diverse stakeholders to embrace a common goal. He is known to tackle challenges with enthusiasm and energy, strategic vision, innate business savvy and pragmatic/analytical problem-solving style. His mix of leadership, inspiration, operational experience, technical breadth, and passion for customer care will be a valuable asset in supporting the growth at ACHIEVEBLUE.
His experience includes organizational culture transformation, revitalizing business environment, creating structures required to scale companies to the next level of growth, raise market visibility, increase profitability, and recruit and retain A+ talent. David is a change agent focused on organizational shift from “Heart” culture to “Performance with Heart” culture.
David has a Bachelor of Commercial & Administrative Studies (Marketing & Finance) from University of Western Ontario with many Professional Development & Leadership certification including Executive Black Belt - BPI (Business Process Improvement), Executive Media Training & Executive Speaking Program and Selection Panel, Ontario Premiers Awards - Ontario Colleges (ACAATO).
Mona Mitchell President ACHIEVEBLUE is pleased to announce Bari McFarland has joined ACHIEVEBLUE as a Senior Associate working with our Leadership, Culture and Inclusion practices. Bari is a passionate, dynamic leader with an exceptional track record of success. She brings with her more than twenty years of diverse, progressive experience in the Public Sector including; organizational effectiveness, employee engagement, culture transformation, human resources, financial & project management, information technology and senior management. Results oriented and accomplished at leading initiatives that focus on people, Bari will be a huge asset to the ACHIEVEBLUE team.
While working with Information Technology Services for the Government of Ontario, Bari was responsible for the establishment of the Organizational Dynamics Office that focused on the people (aligning to MGS and I&IT priorities). Bari led the team responsible for employee engagement, culture change, enterprise communications, leadership practices and people change management.
Bari was also responsible for the Culture Transformation project within ITS that included a culture assessment and ‘leadership impact’ assessments (like 360’s) on all managers to understand the impact they were having on the culture and the organization. As part of this initiative Bari established ITS Culture Team (>50 volunteers) responsible for building awareness, embedding culture change within the organization and helping to transform the ITS culture to one where people enjoy going to work each day, feel empowered to be innovative and have the tools and support they need to be successful.
Jason Questor, EVP Learning Systems, will be delivering a short-course presentation on foundation project management at the Leadership Skills for Administrative Professionals conference, to be held on February 4th and 5th 2015 in Toronto. More and more often, administrative professionals are being called upon to manage a project or event from start to finish. There are a number of project management tools and techniques available that will enable participants to assume control of a project with confidence and carry it out successfully and on time. This session will look at all stages of the project management process from the planning stages to follow-up and evaluating results.
Topics that Jason will cover include:
For more information about and to register for this conference, click here.