Speakers & Presenters

Group Plenary

This session on Leading Self introduces the fundamentals of effective leadership for greater success. By defining your leadership purpose and leadership style, this session maximizes your personal leadership power to accelerate growth and impact. Leaders will be able to apply what they learn to their current situations – and to their future goals.


Lewisa Anciano
Lewisa Anciano is a management consultant for a wide range of industries including technology, telecommunications, shipping, healthcare, retail, banking, manufacturing, hospitality and post secondary education. Amongst her client work, she serves as the Chief People & Culture Officer-In-Residence for Glance Technologies, a publicly traded fintech start-up in mobile payments and blockchain solutions.


Lewisa led the human resources function as Vice-President, People at Coast Capital Savings, identified as having one of Canada’s most admired corporate cultures. Recipient of the CPHR Human Resource Professional of the Year Award, she has enjoyed a multi-faceted career beyond HR with other award-winning organizations, in the areas of strategic planning, innovation management, corporate communications, compliance, organizational effectiveness, process transformations, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Between 2009 and 2013, she was the Chair of the Finance Committee for the CPHR Board.


Lewisa currently serves as the Co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Human Resources programs at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Employer Panel

Our featured panelists are notable leaders in who have made a positive impact in their individual organizations. Representing a wide range of backgrounds and business sectors, each panelist provides a unique perspective on leadership and based on their own experience, share strategies for leadership development.


Lisa Campardo, Community Market Management,
Vancouver East and Burnaby
RBC Royal Bank of Canada

Gabriel Avelar, Assistant Director
United Way of the Lower Mainland

Enna Aujla, RPh, BSc (Pharm), CAPP, National Director
Remedy’s RX Specialty Pharmacy

Jennie Deneka, Chief Operations Officer
Pacific Reach Seniors Housing Management

Larry Chan, Senior Manager
MOSAIC Employment Programs

Breakout Session

Unleash your amazingness to become a thriving leader! You’ve got it in you already!

Come along to our engaging workshop and experience empowering coaching approaches as well as interactive group and individual activities, that will help unlock the leader within you. The session will leave you full of confidence in your own uniqueness, and you’ll have tangible outcomes that you can apply to everyday life and work scenarios.

Nadine Stille
Nadine Stille is the Founder of the Coaching Community startup, CoachMe Vancouver.


Immigrating to Canada in 2018, she’s been a leader with a global software company, has led a Business Women’s Network chapter, and with Canada as her 6th country living and working in, she’s dedicated to bringing diverse people together and helping them thrive.


Nadine is a passionate leader, Diversity & Inclusion advocate, and life-long learner who’s creating a community of amazing coaches and people who all want to take their life and career to the next level. As a Community Builder and Connector, Nadine invites you to join the CoachMe Newsletter Community and to connect on LinkedIn.

Breakout Session

Curious George is an inquisitive monkey from a popular children’s book series who inspires them to explore and learn through curious playfulness. As adults (and leaders) we often forget the value of curiosity and a learner mindset!


Over the course of this workshop you will discover curious listening, identify your values, and learn to bring curious listening to understand and align your values with others.


Through experiential activities you will practice key concepts and deepen your learning. You will build skills in cultivating connections across diverse cultures, and develop the capacity to relate to others through values.

Sweta Rajan
Sweta is a speaker, coach, facilitator and a passionate advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion. Her decade of experience as a woman in science, as an international in US and an immigrant in Canada, led her to co-found Immigrant and International Women in Science (IWS) in 2018, a growing volunteer-led peer-support pan-Canadian network with 8+ sister chapters and 300+ active members.


She is a skilled coach, with 250+ hours of expertise in one-on-one coaching of other coaches and coachees; and a certified MBTI facilitator. She has significant experience in helping young and mid-career professionals with employment seeking strategies, and a deep commitment to empower and enable immigrants to thrive as valuable contributors to the Canadian economy.

Breakout Session

Fitting into the local culture in Canada can be a challenge for any migrant, but as a leader it’s doubly challenging: You need to understand the habits and expectations and etiquette of your new workplace yourself, but also need to build cultural bridges for your team members who are often themselves learning and adjusting.


How much directness do Canadians tend to expect in work interactions? How acceptable is it for Canadians to challenge their boss on a decision? Ask for some extra time off? How can you coach your team members to ensure they’re getting the most out of their work time? Of course every individual is different, but understanding the cultural averages is a big head start.

Matt Musselman
Matt is a Program Management Office Manager at TELUS, where he leads a team transforming the call centre agent tools and processes, and outside his day job has also been involved in several TELUS forums on innovation and communication.


Matt moved to Canada in 2004 from the US, and in both the US and Canada has supported and collaborated with team members from dozens of nations around the world, and has been a MOSAIC mentor since 2014. Matt loves cooking and writing, and is also an avid traveller, having spent time in 24 countries and counting.



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