For over twenty years, I have focused on the interaction between human beings and technology: how we adapt and work with new technologies, and how this affects work, productivity, and interpersonal relationships. As a specialist in organizational psychology and project management,  have extensve experience in change management, project management, time management and implementation of business technology across a wide range of industries.

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My company, The Bristall Group, regularly pulls together the best and worst practices of employers around the world and matches that up with technological and social change.

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I have a long list of well-known client companies (listed below), I have written three books (two through John Wiley & Sons) and have ghost written ten books for other corporate leaders. My book Cool Time: A Hands-On Approach To Managing Work and Balancing Time, briefly became a best-seller and was noted for its innovative approach to time management using influence, project management and human physiology as core principles.

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I am a regular lecturer at the Management Development Centre at Ontario TechU (formerly the University of Ontario Institute of Technology - UOIT), and am regularly called on for commentary by media outlets and industry journals and podcasts. Just check my Twitter feed - it's all there.

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Academically, I graduated from Concordia University in Montreal in 1989 with a B.A. in Communications Studies and was valedictorian of the 1989 graduating year. I then attended Law School at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, between 1989 and 1991, where I was the official Rhodes Scholarship Candidate for York University for 1990. I was accepted to the Queen's University Executive MBA program in 2006, but, being self employed, could not afford to stay! I returned to York University in 2001 to obtained a B.A in Psychology, and am actively looking for an online M.A./PhD program with the intent of focusng on human learning and memory.

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I have three daughters and two huskies, and am a semi-pro musician, playing guitar and singing vocals for the corporate events-focused yacht rock band, Absolutely Jack.

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Clients

I have worked with a wide variety of clients all across North America. Grouped by industry, these include:

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Financial

Deloitte

Ernst & Young (Tax)
Famme and Co. LLP
Farm Credit Canada
Fuller Landau LLP
Grant Thornton LLP (Tax)
KPMG
Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA)
PricewaterhouseCoopers (Accounting)
RBC Dominion Securities (Royal Bank of Canada) - President's Club Investment Advisor School
ScotiaBank
Sunlife Financial

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Construction/Engineering

MMM Group
Modern Niagara Toronto Inc.
OACETT (The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists)
Wajax

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Consulting/HR

Employee Assistance Program Association of Toronto (EAPAT)
Ernst & Young

GICC (Saudi Arabia)
Knightsbridge Career Management
Grant Thornton LLP (Consulting)
Grant Thornton LLP (HR)
(The) Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
KPMG HR
Mercer Human Resources Consulting.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Professional Services Marketing Association
SpencerStuart LLP
ZSA Legal Recruiters Inc.

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Consumer/Industry Suppliers

(The) Canadian Spice Association
ergoCentric Seating Systems
Hanes Canada
High Liner Foods
Kraft Foods
Nestlé Canada
Sysco Systems

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Education

The Niagara College Student Administrative Council
The Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto
The Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Toronto Law School
University of Toronto Organizational Development and Learning Center

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Executive Groups

The Executive Committee (TEC) Canada
CEO  Global

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Government/Public Sector

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA)
The City of Durham
The City of Edmonton
The City of Mississauga
The Legislative Assembly of Ontario
The Region of Durham
The Region of Peel
Human Resources Canada (HRDC)
Ontario Management Board Secretariat
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism and Trade
Ontario Ministry of French Language Education
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Ontario Ministry of Labour
Ontario Ministry of Sport and Recreation
Ontario Trillium Foundation

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Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

AstraZeneca
Bayer
The Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian College of Physicians and Surgeons
The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)
The Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Society of Physician Executives (CSPE)
The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontiers (Canada)
Eli Lilly Canada
Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario
The Ontario Hospital Association
The Ottawa Hospital
Procter & Gamble
Septodont - Novocol
Society of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Training (SPBT)
Straumann Canada
Waterloo Community Care Access Centre

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High Tech

BenchPrep

CA Technologies

Cisco Webex

Clearnet

CloudTweaks Media

Compugen

Enablon

ESET

IDG

Lanetix

Motorola Canada

SAP
SHL Systemhouse
Telesat Canada

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Insurance

The Citadel Assurance Co.
General Accident Assurance Company of Canada
Liberty International Underwriters
Liberty Mutual Insurance
SwissRe Canada

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Labor

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

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Law/Legal

The Association of Corporate Counsel
Bennett Jones
Borden, Ladner Gervais
The Canadian Bar Association of Ontario (CBAO)
The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)
McCarthy Tetrault
The Strategy Institute

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Manufacturing

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME)
Corus Group S.E.C.
Honeywell (Canada) Ltd.
Magna International
Nord Gear Canada
Ricoh Savin Ltd.
The Woodbridge Group

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Professional Associations

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)
Association of Independent Consultants (AIC)
Canadian Association of Exposition Managers (CAEM)
Canadian Chinese Chartered Accountants Association (CCCAA)
Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA)
Canadian Snack Food Association
Canadian Society of Magazine Editors
Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE)

Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPAO)

Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (CPAA)

Employee Assistance Program Association of Toronto (EAPAT)
Etobicoke Chartered Accountants Association
HAPPEN (Halton-Peel Executive Network)
Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Annual Convention 2007, 2008, 2009
International Coaches Federation - GTA Chapter (ICF-GTA)
Meeting Planners International: World Education Congress, Charlotte NC 2006
Meeting Planners International: World Education Congress, Montreal 2007
Meeting Planners International: World Education Congress, Houston TX 2008
Meeting Planners International Southern California Chapter, 2008
Meeting Planners International Atlanta, GA Chapter 2010
Meeting Planners International Denver, CO Chapter 2009
Meeting Planners International Louisville, KY Chapter 2010
Meeting Planners International Mid-America (Lexington, KY, Cincinnati, OH), Chapter 2009
Meeting Planners International Minnesota Chapter, Minneapolis, MN, 2011
OACETT (The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists)
Ontario Hospital Association (OHA)
Project Management Institute of Northern Alberta (PMINA)

Sri Lankan Chartered Accountants Association Ontario

Supply Chain Management Association of Ontario

Strategic Capabilities Network 2009
Toronto Board of Trade

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Real Estate/Property Management

GMAC - Signature Service GMAC Real Estate, Mississauga
GWL Realty (A Division of Great West Life)
Imperial Parking Canada (Impark)
Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board
Re/Max Realtors
Royal LePage Real Estate Services
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB)

Venterra

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Resources

Enersource (Mississauga Hydro)
Enmax, Calgary's Power Utility

Ontario Power Generation (OPG)

Ranger Oil

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Travel/Leisure

Amica Mature Lifestyles
The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)
Mexicana Airways
Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG)


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