Described by clients as a “transformational catalyst,” Irene has helped executives, senior managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, writers, human resource professionals, speakers, trainers, coaches, teachers optimise communication, leadership and performance in high stress, high change environments. One of the most recommended on Twitter in Canada, USA and globally, Irene is also passionate about developing social media reach and resonance. Irene’s journey has taken her from dreams of becoming an academic, to being the first woman CEO of a multi-million dollar steel company in Canada, working in Canada, USA and Europe, pioneering consulting on and mentorship programs in Canada and achieving trailblazing results.

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Meet Irene in Bristol, United Kingdom, on Friday, 3rd October 2014


She is proud to be one of ten top business women and professionals chosen by the Federal Development Bank of Canada to develop the first mentorship program for businesswomen in the country. Irene was the first woman Rotarian in Canada, Rotary Club of Montreal, and did the first consulting for Royal Bank of Canada on entrepreneurship.

Irene is a prolific writer and part of the Switch and Shift Blog League of Extraordinary Thinkers. Quoted in a Wall Street Journal on career success, Irene is also one of the most recommended on Twitter in Canada, USA and Internationally. She was mentioned in NY Times Best-Selling Author, Kevin Kruse’s Latest Book, Employee Engagement for Everyone, as one of the Top Employee Engagement Thought Leaders.

Her candor, enthusiasm, integrity and insight make her a riveting speaker, consultant, coach and writer who works dynamically with her audience and clients on a profound and a transformational level.

Recent 2014 awards include: Top 75 Human Champion-Switch & Shift, USA, Top 100 Employee Engagement Experts Online-Kevin Kruse, Best 21st Century Leadership Blogs-Serve to Lead, Top 1% Social Media Influencer-Kred. An adept champion of social media and keen social media strategist, Irene’s blog 3Q leadership blog and social media channels have a following of 41,000+