Nicole is an author and President of Kinect, a firm that has been helping organizations around the world to bring out the best of their people for over 25 years. Nicole's research in organizational behaviour began almost 15 years ago and she now focuses her research on understanding the factors critical to high performance teams and leaders. She applies her knowledge and experience to the development of learning solutions and assessment tools, a number of which are being used in over 200 organizations across North America to successfully change how people work together for the better. Nicole is a dynamic speaker and facilitator on various topics impacting organizational performance, all of which help people to tap into the best of themselves and those they work with. Her work in affecting culture change in healthcare organizations has been published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada.
Nicole is passionate about education and early childhood development and sits on the boards of Lakefield College School and the Hanen Center, a not-for profit that supports parents and speech pathologists in developing language and literacy skills in preschool children.
Best-selling author and founder of Kinect, Leslie Bendaly challenges and coaches individuals, teams and organizations to achieve exceptional performance in environments of hyper change and gives them the tools to do so.
A North American leader in organizational change and teamwork with over 20 years of experience, her models, tools and books are used in organizations worldwide. Her books include:
Leslie's books have been selected as mandatory reading for MBA and other postgraduate programs in both the United States and Canada and as handbooks for managers in companies such as IBM.
Leslie's work is recognized in Who's Who in Canada, Who's Who in Canadian Business and Who's Who of Canadian Women.
Leslie's audiences and clients include Fortune 500 companies, government and health care organizations.