OUR ASSOCIATES Passionate Experts

METAGNOSIS Associates are Change, Strategy, Training, Culture and Talent experts passionate about making a difference. 

We are known for our ability to quickly learn about a client’s business developing strategies and execute plans for cross-collaboration and communication. We work closely with project managers, project teams and all levels of employees, from executives to operational staff, to ensure any risks or challenges are identified and addressed in a timely manner.  We are accountable for the commitments we make and are experienced in creating, supporting and guiding the implementation of transformative change initiatives.

Belinda Spear

Belinda Spear

Founder + Principal

Belinda has spent over 25 years working in all areas of change management intervention in a number of locations around the world. She taps into her global experience to inspire and enable people, teams and organizations to think and act on transformational solutions to ultimately enhance the health, prosperity and well-being of organisations. She has worked in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, travelled to many more, and through such experiences has the ability to embrace change.

Read more about Belinda here.

Alissa Dilworth

Alissa Dilworth

Alissa has extensive progressive business and change management experience. With a background in Audit and Advisory for KPMG and Chartered Professional Accountant training, Alissa is detail-oriented and driven to meet and exceed client expectations. Alissa has developed trusted working relationships with employees and leadership through several years working on change projects in numerous business groups. 

Alissa is Prosci Change Management certified and has developed and delivered at all stages of the change intervention process. With a deep understanding of project management and business analysis skills, Alissa is also an excellent complement to project teams. 

Anisha Dhala

Anisha Dhala

Anisha Dhala has over 13 years of experience leading and supporting organizational change solutions in both the public and private sector.  She has worked in complex organizational environments on strategic transformations that include business process, technology and organizational, structural and cultural changes. Anisha has an MBA, Executive Management, and is Prosci Change Management certified. 

Anisha uses a structured change management approach for all her projects. She excels in building a strong rapport with employees, from front-line to leadership. Her collaborative approach engages cross-functional teams and provides a holistic view to internal and external stakeholder groups, and ensures changes and impacts are well understood in advance. Anisha works closely with leadership to ensure ongoing sponsorship and involvement throughout the project lifecycle. 

Colleen Keane

Colleen Keane

Colleen is a finance and business leader with a successful track record for improving financial and operational results across diverse industries. Her background is anchored in finance and performance improvement; she has also held roles in operations and business development. Her strategic focus and data-driven analytical approach combined with her ability to engage stakeholders at all levels of an organization, from the front lines to the C-suite, and across functional areas are keys to her successes. Colleen is able to connect the big picture with the details and remain solution focused while meeting stakeholders where they are. 

Colleen holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business; a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of British Columbia. She is a CPA, CMA, (Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountant) and holds the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors. Colleen is also Prosci Change Management Certified.

Her industry experience includes: Construction | Resource & Clean Energy | Healthcare | Railways | Non-Profit | Urban Transportation | Forest Products | Publishing.

Diana Theman

Diana Theman

Diana Theman is a senior change leader with a track record of delivering financial and business results for organizations undergoing transformation. She focuses on assisting leaders to successfully plan and lead complex, enterprise-wide initiatives involving the adoption of new business strategies, technologies and organizational changes.

Diana has over 30 years of experience working with a broad range of private and public sector organizations across the justice, financial services, construction, utilities, and healthcare sectors. She has held leadership roles in the Federal, BC, and Ontario governments and holds degrees from Mount Allison University, the University of Edinburgh, and York University.

Eva Fong

Eva Fong

Eva has expertise in all areas of the training lifecycle, including: needs analysis and end-user analysis, creation of learning objectives and user scenarios, design and delivery of instructor-led and web-based training, organization of training events, and post-training evaluation.

Eva develops successful relationships with users, technical representatives, management and executives to ensure project expectations are achieved. Her experience spans several industries, including, telecommunications, technology, municipal government, healthcare and energy utilities in Canada. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from BCIT, and is Prosci Change Management certified.

Harpreet Gill

Harpreet Gill

With over 9 years of experience, Harpreet provides change management and communications support on a range of programs and projects. She has worked on a variety of system implementations as well as operational changes in roles ranging from a change management team lead to a communications lead. Harpreet has a pragmatic approach to ensuring the people side of each change is effectively supported through the duration of a project and then embedded into the organization. She works closely with each client to build strong relationships to ensure each change approach is appropriately tailored to meet their needs.  

Harpreet is certified in Prosci Change Management and has extensive experience working with Crown Corporations.

Helen Johnson

Helen Johnson

Helen’s experience spans change management, project management, business process design, communications, instructional design, training delivery and auditing. With over eighteen years in change management, Helen has worked on complex, enterprise-wide business transformation and systems implementation projects as a Change Consultant and Change Lead. 

Helen has experience developing change management strategies and plans, engaging people at all levels of the organizational structure, and coaching sponsors and change agents in their roles and measuring the effectiveness of change interventions.

Helen’s strengths are her ability to utilize her project and change management skills to engage stakeholders, ensure open communications and adhere to a formal project structure and timelines. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and is Prosci Change Management certified and has industry experience in Utilities, Oil & Gas, and Healthcare.

Isobel O'Connell

Isobel O'Connell

Isobel is a Prosci trained organisational leader and Certified Management Consultant (CMC) with a track record of delivering business results for organizations undergoing transformation with bespoke expertise in reporting, benchmarking and shared accountability across organizations. 

Isobel brings a unique perspective to change management projects having provided sustainability advisory services covering a breadth of service areas including strategy development, business planning, management system implementation, communications, compliance and due diligence reviews. Her work experience spans both senior level corporate and consulting positions in a number of geographic locations. 

At Metagnosis, Isobel also provides support in developing an inhouse sustainability & social responsibility program to build awareness and best practices for both team members and clients.

Kathryn Haslemore

Kathryn Haslemore

Kathryn has a diverse range of experience including recruitment, training, communications and governance. She first collaborated with Metagnosis in 2010 on two large-scale system transformation projects providing training, communications and change management support. She has worked for private, non-profit, cooperative, and provincial and local government organizations in both Canada and New Zealand, and has experience across several industries including utilities, retail, and healthcare.

After working with corporate and cooperative Boards and governance teams for several years, Kathryn is an HR Manager for a New Zealand owned retail operation. She is also a freelance web designer and manages the Metagnosis website. Kathryn has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Music (Performance) from University of Auckland and is a trained technical writer.

Lisa Seppala

Lisa Seppala

Lisa has 30-years in-depth experience in all key change interventions. She is recognized as an effective, enterprise-level leader and implementer, able to build teams across multiple functional areas and deliver lasting improvements for organizations. She has been responsible for implementing organizational changes in conjunction with business operating model changes, whether the business drivers were strategic, safety, environment, technology, process, system, organizational structure or culture changes.

By conducting a detailed business analysis to understand the implications of the change, Lisa creates and executes an approach to embed the changes within the organization using project management disciplines. Lisa works closely with her clients and builds strong relations. With her approachable style she shares her knowledge and experience to provide expert advice on how to manage and facilitate adoption of change.

Melissa Breker

Melissa Breker

With over 15 years of experience in communication and facilitation, Melissa has significant knowledge of managing change in complex environments.  From non-profits to government, Melissa is passionate about coaching and supporting teams through change.

Originally from Australia, Melissa applies strategic thinking and processes to change and challenge perspectives. Her specialty is creating clarity and insights to uncover opportunities for change.

Certified as Prosci Change Management consultant, Melissa is expert and understanding needs across all stages of change projects to drive and support project outcomes. She has a degree in International Business Relations and brings user research, project management and communications expertise to her projects.

Rylee McDonald

Rylee McDonald

Rylee has provided change management and organizational development leadership in both private and public sectors in Canada, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. She has extensive coaching, training and development, communications and stakeholder engagement experience, and has led both transformational and transactional changes, and worked with all levels of a business, in a variety of industries including healthcare, utilities, and technology. 

Rylee is strategic and innovative and takes a large systems approach when managing and driving change. She thinks big picture without losing sight of the details, and has a genuine passion for creating the best environment for people to excel. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria, is CHRP accredited and Prosci Change Management certified.

Souli Vohradsky

Souli Vohradsky

Souli is a change management professional with a strong customer-focused ethic in delivering end-to-end solutions to utility, oil & gas, petrochemical and retail companies. She has over 18 years of experience in enterprise IT applications, including developing and leading training design and delivery in projects with multiple stakeholders. She has managed change, including training and communications, for numerous complex projects in SAP ERP, ECM and ITSM technologies for the past 9 years.

Souli eagerly and easily embraces the challenges of new technologies enabling her to quickly assess end user training needs and adoption requirements. Souli is certified in Prosci Change Management and has extensive experience working with Government and Crown Corporations.

Tanis Angove

Tanis Angove

Tanis is an organizational development professional. She was drawn to the field through a desire to create work environments that support the well-being and development of people, and also use systems and processes that lead to productivity and success for the organization as a whole. She has expertise in research, coaching and training and has supported leadership teams through change management initiatives. Her industry experience spans healthcare, utilities, insurance, not-for-profit, family business and small business. She has provided consulting services internationally to organizations in Uganda and India.
 
Tanis holds a Masters in Organizational Psychology from Alder University and is active in her community, providing volunteer OD support to non-profit organizations, and currently sits on the board of Building Community Organizations. She is Prosci Change Management certified.
Valerie Johnson

Valerie Johnson

Valerie is a CCMP certified senior strategic change management consultant with a MBA and consulting experience and knowledge from over twenty five years of leadership development, team effectiveness consulting and IT project work across multiple business sectors including energy, utility, telecommunication, government, higher education and financial services. Valerie’s key strength is building change leadership competency and working with leaders and teams to uncover what they need to drive their success and to help build plans to get there. 

Her specialities include: change management execution on large complex projects, change leadership training and coaching, facilitation, communications, training design, development and delivery, and leadership development.