Meet Our Team


Barbara Morris-Blake, APCC

CEO/Founder

A trusted advisor and a skilled communicator, Barbara guides people with energy, creativity and a collaborative style. Executives and team leaders value her support as an insightful problem solver who can steer the change process and lead companies and individuals to higher ground.
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Drew Jones, PhD

Senior Consultant

Drew Jones is an organizational consultant, writer, and former business school professor.  Over the past twenty years he has worked with both large public firms and small private firms on projects related to culture and leadership, employee experience design, workspace design, and organizational design. 
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Scott McIndless

Senior Business Advisor

Scott serves as a Senior Business Advisor for Elevate. His area of focus is in business development, marketing performance, business planning, and entrepreneurship. Scott has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, having worked with many of Canada's largest companies including, Canada Life, The Co-operators, and Heritage Education Funds.
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Marie-Hélène Budworth, PhD

Consultant

Marie-Helene serves as a Consultant for Elevate.  Her area of focus is on employee and leadership development, interpersonal interactions, and performance management.  She actively researches how people learn, acquire knowledge, make choices, and negotiate in order to succeed. She believes that learning and development are socially constructed and, therefore, looks at the individuals and networks that surround people as a way of understanding conditions for success.  
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Adrian Ionescu

Consultant

Adrian is a consultant with Elevate, and heads up our Design Thinking initiative. Adrian drives cutting-edge customer experience initiatives and innovative design thinking programs that teach new skills and tools, and its participants apply them to solve existing cross-functional problems.
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Robert Paris, B.Comm., MBA, CSP

Consultant

Robert serves as a Consultant with Elevate. His area of focus is on helping organizations attract, retain, and increase the productivity of their human resources. Robert’s expertise is in the area of assisting managers and non-supervisory employees in developing essential leadership and coaching skills, helping organizations achieve business objectives by developing a culture that supports and encourages bottom line-oriented innovation initiatives, and coaching managers at all levels to strengthen their skills for peak performance.
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Jeanette K. Winters, PhD

Consultant

Jeanette serves as a Consultant for Elevate Organizations. Her focus is on driving performance through the alignment of people with organizational strategy. She is one of the first nationally certified Talent Optimization experts, bringing more than twenty years of experience creating innovative and highly productive human capital programs, processes, and technologies to business.
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David Macauley, PhD

Consultant

David serves as a Consultant for Elevate. His key focus is on organizational development and change management. David partners with executives and entrepreneurs to increase managerial effectiveness, develop strategy, and deepen employee engagement. His extensive research on managerial leadership behavior, organizational culture, and enterprise technology make him a unique and powerful asset for business leaders looking to solve problems, build teams, and improve performance.
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Mark Milliere

Consultant

Mark is a veteran C-suite executive who brings 20 plus years of experience in senior leadership roles to coaching ​and leadership development.  Mark is passionate about partnering with executives, managers and teams to strategically and creatively develop the behavioral growth required to achieve their business goals.
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Jill Perrin, MBA

Consultant

Jill is a seasoned business leader with a passion for coaching senior business executives. She excels at helping executives chart a growth path, especially those that are at a professional inflection point (ex. recently promoted, earmarked for the fast-track, newly overseeing a business unit, start-up leaders, executives in transition / transformation, etc.) Jill brings into the coaching conversations the perspective from having served successfully as a Senior Executive in F50 and start up environments for over 30 years.
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Ian Chamandy

Consultant

Ian’s coaching approach is based on the simple belief that once you have clarity about a situation, and once all of the hidden barriers are revealed, you will feel confident in how to handle it. Ian started coaching almost two decades ago and uses the skills and techniques for “getting to the root” that he honed in his strategic planning consultancy to help keep executives and entrepreneurs get into action. Ian focuses on three areas of personal/professional development with his clients: removing barriers by getting to the root, creating action strategies and plans, enhancing leadership and communication skills.
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