A collaborative agency bringing key players together

Martin Chiasson outdoorMartin Chiasson, president of Loosen Up Consulting Inc., assists and empowers his clients to develop creative employee and customer engagement strategies. Martin is well qualified after a highly successful 31-year career with Xerox Canada in senior leadership roles in sales, finance, customer service and sales management training. Prior to retiring from Xerox in December 2013, Martin led the start up of three different contact centers in Saint John for the corporation. Read the rest of this entry »


Continuous learning to tackle increasingly complex situations

Kelly_VanBuskirkThose who know Kelly VanBuskirk know that he works very hard, gives generously and has an insatiable curiosity that fuels his research and writing.

Kelly was admitted to the New Brunswick Bar in 1993 and has practiced extensively in the field of civil litigation, focusing primarily on labour, employment law and human rights. He became a partner at Lawson Creamer in 1996. In recognition of his extensive accomplishments and contributions, Kelly was given the designation of Queen’s Counsel in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »


Leader’s job is to embrace risk

With an impressive filmography dating back to 2013, Craig Norris, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and owner of VideoBand Productions, is now known as the documentary film guy.

His film work primaCraig Norris,, Bio Pic, Landcaperily focuses on issues that relate to the environment, conservation and climate change and has been featured at international film festivals, exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum and has toured nationally with Dr. David Suzuki. Read the rest of this entry »


Our purpose: Investing in each other

Richard Vaillancourt

Rick Vaillancourt heads up a financial institution that is making a big difference. As a Certified B Corporation, Omista Credit Union has been recognized as a leader in the global movement of using business as a force for good. B Corporations are a new kind of company that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

Rick, CEO of Omista Credit Union, worked for a decade with a chartered bank before he “saw the light.” While working at the chartered bank Rick was transferred to Newfoundland as a young, single guy and – as everybody predicted – he met and married a local girl. It wasn’t long before he was asked to transfer again – this time to Toronto. He had only been married for six months and decided that he didn’t want to continue to get transferred around the country at the whim of his employer. Read the rest of this entry »


The Importance of Coaching Breakthru Leaders

Attending the Breakthru awards event is one of the highlights of my year.  Breakthru – hosted by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), Breakthru logoCox & Palmer and Deloitte, is a nation-wide start-up competition that provides participants with a unique opportunity to access start-up capital, mentoring and support.

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