Associates

Foursight has the privilege of working with the best people in their field:

Hélène Bard

Hélène is a bilingual Human Resource Professional/ Consultant with strong customer focus and leadership skills experienced at working in a fast-paced multi-cultural/multi-site/country environment. Hélène has over 20+ year’s human resources experience working in developing executives’ and managers’ leadership skills. Her past roles included executive coaching, leadership and team development, strategic planning, 360 degree feedback, succession planning, career development, change implementation, performance management and organisational development. Hélène has also been involved in all aspects of compensation, contract management, policy writing and implementation as well as managed a bilingual training facility where she was a key facilitator for several programs. Helene was also instrumental in several large recruiting and downsizing projects in Canada and in Europe.

Tom Cockwell

Extensive senior leadership with tactical and strategic business experience in private and public sector gained over twenty five years. Excellent organizational, team building and leadership skills developed through large scale, high impact responsibilities with a passion for my work. Tom is recognized as careful, patient and clear-sighted leader in complex business, technical and delivery scenarios.As a senior team member, he has been consistently recognized as a high achiever (e.g. top 5% at Nortel), consistently achieving outstanding results by applying excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and managerial skills to motivate and collaborate with staff, management and customers. A diverse background in public (Federal and Provincial), private and start-up organizations. Specialties: Information Technology, Service Delivery, Supply Management, Business/Service Development, Program Management, Portfolio Management, Product Management, Change Management, Business/Service Development, Process Re-engineering

Chuck Colford

Chuck has over 20 years of leadership experience in areas of business, product and organizational development in both large and small companies. Chuck started his career at Bell-Northern Research (subsequently Nortel) where he progressed from development to business leadership roles. He ultimately owned profit and loss of the 2.5-gigabit family of products within the Passport 15000 portfolio and delivered over $150M US of revenue. Chuck has extensive startup experience, as Microelectronics Leader at Process Technology Limited, and General Manager of California-based OnCore Systems Corporation. In 2002, he co-founded Trigence Corp. where he raised $7.2M in financing and served as CEO for 3+ years. Chuck focuses his experience to help leaders of organizations drive strategic planning and change management. Chuck holds an Honours degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and has studied at the Centre for Creative Leadership.

Helen Cooper

Helen has been an executive in the field of Human Resources for 10 years. Her 19 years of progressive business and HR experience has focused on: HR and business strategy, executive / leadership development and managing organizational change. Helen quickly establishes trust and rapport to assist her clients. Her experience spans both the private and public sectors including the federal government, financial and education institutions as well as high technology. She has specific competence in: coaching leaders/employees, organizational design, change management processes, team building, group dynamics and employee engagement. Helen’s recent background includes a coaching and team development practice of an Aboriginal Leadership team within the federal government. She brings maturity, excellent interpersonal skills, strong credibility with senior/executive management, and a strategic, creative mindset to her consulting engagements.

Ten years of operational and progressive HR leadership prepared Helen for her most signification strategic HR contribution as a Human Resource executive during the High Technology boom and bust cycle from 1999 until 2004. Helen also has extensive Merger and Acquisition experience acquired in both the High Tech and Financial sectors.

Helen brings maturity, excellent interpersonal skills, credibility at the Board level and senior/executive management. She is noted for her expertise and the passion to drive for results in all assignments.

David Gibson

David has over 20 years experience in working with public and private sector organizations. For the last 12 years, he has worked with business leaders and managers to develop their leadership capabilities and to evolve their organizations. This work involved executive coaching, leadership and team development, strategic planning, and career planning. He is a certified both as a professional coach and a facilitator for a broad range of leadership assessments. Also, David has extensive experience in management and leadership roles during his career at Nortel Networks. He led a variety of engineering teams and organizations to develop leading edge products and technologies. He holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering.

Dr. Rebecca Leaver

Rebecca Leaver integrates a background in adult learning, depth psychology, and organization development. A human resource development specialist with over twenty years of experience in the design and delivery of learning interventions., Rebecca is a catalyst for personal and organizational change. She is an expert in interpersonal communications, management training, team building, and mentoring. Her ability to support participants in reaching deeply into the learning process has led to her considerable reputation as an experienced facilitator. Rebecca is dedicated to connecting people with the best in themselves.

Dr. Denise McLean

Dr. Denise McLean consults with a variety of Canadian organizations to ensure they have the human capabilities and the leadership bench strength to support their business strategies. Of particular relevance to this initiative, Denise led the Niagara Institute (a premier provider of leadership development closely affiliated with the Centre for Creative Leadership and the Conference Board of Canada) and continues her work with them as a Senior Associate, developing and delivering leadership programs across the country. In senior roles at Canadian National Railway, Denise directed change management and organizational effectiveness initiatives to ensure business goals were met, and led human resource management practices in recruitment and selection, career development, performance management, and rewards and recognition. She trained and supported senior managers and cross-functional work teams in learning and applying Creative Problem Solving techniques. With solid expertise in diversity and inclusion, Denise led the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Women’s Advancement, and has developed solutions for several organizations seeking to engage a wider range of talent. Denise has run a successful consulting practice since 2005, holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with expertise in measurement and statistics, and is functionally bilingual. Her graduate level research focused on improving the effectiveness of university teaching.