DR. RYAN TODD
CEO of Headversity, Psychiatrist & Technologist
Dr. Ryan Todd is a psychiatrist and technologist, founding the workplace mental health and resilience
platform, headversity. His work at headversity brought together a team of psychiatrists, psychologists,
and educators to build an industry-redefining platform that is setting the new standard for workplace
mental health, working with some of North America’s leading employers such as Shell Global, London
Drugs, and ATB Financial. Dr. Todd is also a Top 40 under 40 recipient with Avenue Magazine, a
published researcher, and the host of the popular HR podcast, "Beyond the Checkbox". Through
headversity, Dr. Todd envisions getting the core training skills out of the backlogged mental health
system and into employees’ hands.
COMMUNICATION WHILE IN CONFLICT
Geralyn will share effective strategies for communicating during tense situations. She will identify common communication challenges during conflicts, providing you with practical techniques for de-escalating conflicts and finding common ground. The presentation is designed to empower you with the skills you will need to navigate difficult conversations and build healthy relationships in the midst of conflict.
Career Coach and Employment Specialist
With a diverse background in work experiences, from horses to wildlife enforcement, Geralyn settle into teaching for 26 years, in traditional classrooms and distributed learning settings. Although not a school career counsellor, being in rural setting and having a diverse background of work experience before entering the teaching profession, Geralyn often gave assistance to students looking at career pathways. This has led her into her present career, that of a Career Coach and Employment Specialist with Teamworks Career Centre in Lethbridge. In this career service role, Geralyn is connecting employees with employees with employers and coaching both groups in their needs to select or present in the best possible light. Geralyn is married, has three children and a gaggle of grandchildren.
THE POWER OF BEING HUMAN ON LINKED IN
Our humanness is what ties us all together. From growing up feeling like a misfit to reconnecting with his most authentic self through lifelong learning, Jason will bring you through the journey and what he's learned from being human LinkedIn.
LC Extension Director
Jason Donkersgoed is the Director of LC Extension at Lethbridge College (LC), where he is responsible for developing and delivering non-credit, customized and micro-credential courses. He and his team were instrumental in LC becoming the first post-secondary institution in Alberta to offer an International Coaching Federation (ICF)--accredited coaching course. Donkersgoed is an ICF Associate Certified Coach who received his Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching in 2022 from Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C., where he also received his Master of Arts in 2021. His long list of credentials also includes a certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership from the University of New Brunswick and completion of the EQ-i 2.0 + 360 Certification Program from Multi-Health Systems, Inc.. Donkersgoed lives in Lethbridge with his wife and three kids.