Spark Change Toronto for 2016 has come and gone. Outstanding gathering of change agents from BMO, Telus, Intel, Deloitte and others in attendance. Great organizing team lead by Jason Little of Lean Change Management. We covered neuroscience, resistance to change, WEOLOGY, and a host of topics giving tons of variety, tools and alternate perspectives.

At the close of Day 1 we enjoyed ice cream made with Nitro courtesy of the Ontario Science Center.

Some Gifts:

Niels Pflaeging in his keynote reminded us of the evolution of Thinkers at the top and Doers at the bottom.  Time to fix that!

Riina Hellström presented the SCARF model (David Rock) and suggested the Igniter app for value identification. For insight on how your company is purpose-driven she referenced Imperative. 

Eric Lynn brought CultureQs out so we could experience the dialogue from game play and how emergent values surface through play.

Vikas Narula demonstrated how KeyHubs reveal who the real influencers are in a company. (They aren’t who you’d think!)

A quote for you:

“Difference between those that could and those who did-that is a defining moment.” – Jim Collins

Who is missing from Spark the Change Toronto? Lots!

David Dame gave an outstanding talk on vulnerability. Riina Hellstrom from Finland mapped out neuroscience in simpler terms. Peter Aceto closed with WEOLOGY. These photos are a only a peek into the idea exchange that took place. Great group of change makers. So glad to be a part of it!

Is this complete? FAR from it. Just a few snippets. Spark the Change in London is coming up. Check it out!

Spark the Change Toronto

Me on Reducing Resistance to Change through Organizational Design


The global and business issues we face today require full employee engagement and a different thinking. Dawna loves to work collaboratively to evolve and transform workplaces to be more ‘fit’, agile and inspiring. By shifting perspective to expose the invisible elements creating routine results, clients gain the strength and clarity needed to remove barriers to growth. Intelligent and intuitive insights strengthen leadership capacity to use complexity fluently and grow beyond the limitations of profit to achieve greater prosperity and value. To activate a quantum leap in leadership, Dawna started the Evolutionary Provocateur podcast in 2008. Author of Decision Making for Dummies, a speaker and a tad nomadic, Dawna is currently working on using Virtual and Augmented Reality to accelerate business culture change and human potential. An original thinker, she brings personal experience with resilience and transformation to her leadership.


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