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Lisa Bélanger Ph.D., CSEP-CEP
Behaviour Change Expert
CEO of ConsciousWorks
Researcher, author and award-winning CEO of ConsciousWorks, Dr. Lisa Belanger delivers proven success from working with hundreds of leaders, entrepreneurs, and athletes, incorporating simple life habits for creating radical long-term change. Lisa has a Ph.D. in Behavioural Medicine, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and accomplished industry leader.
With an approachable, fun, and engaging style, Lisa is dedicated to creating positive change within industries and individual lives while remaining at the forefront of the latest trends and discoveries in behavioral science. Her delivery is accessible and easy to understand, allowing for lifelong happiness, increased productivity, and overall wellbeing.
Lisa is also the Founder of a national charity, Knight’s Cabin, offering wellness programming to cancer survivors and the author of Inspire Me Well: Finding Motivation to Take Control of Your Health & A Cup of Mindfulness: For the Busy & Restless.
As a professional and business leader, Lisa is a living example of her teachings. Aside from helping people live to their fullest, Lisa can be found actively pursuing items on her life list. Lisa has climbed Kilimanjaro, ran the Paris Marathon, and snorkelled the great barrier reef. She lives in the Rocky Mountains with her adventurous husband and two tiny humans who often accompany her travelling around the world in search of the perfect cup of coffee.
Alex Duszynski Ph.D.
Expert In Brain Health
Alex earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2020 from the University of Calgary, where she studied multiple sclerosis and the interactions and functions of immune and brain cells. She has over 9 years of experience in the biological sciences with expertise in general neuroscience, neuroimmunology, and biology. She is also an avid athlete and was the Senior captain of her collegiate volleyball team at Norwich University. She is a proven leader and team member.
Alex has an expansive track record of engaging and facilitating science communication at a variety of levels within her community, which includes building cross-functional relationships to strengthen accessible scientific information. She is passionate about helping individuals build a repertoire of skills that can support them through their mental health journey, advocacy, and understanding the role of the immune system in wellness.
She is originally from Finland, but grew up across the United States in Kansas (go Chiefs!), Colorado, and Connecticut, and has made Calgary her new home with her husband, Chris, and dog, Tikka! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, fly fishing, golfing, and enjoying all things food-related.
Ty McKinney MSc.
Expert in Brain Health
Ty "The NeuroGuy" McKinney is currently wrapping up his PhD on the cognitive neuroscience of mental health assessment and eager to return to Alberta for a career in health entrepreneurship. As the Research Director for Branch Out Neurological Foundation, Ty has the privilege of coordinating funding programs and creating insight on the topic of holistic brain health. When not trying to figure out how the brain works, Ty can be found getting creative in the kitchen or exploring the beauty of nature.
Jon Kwok R.Kin.
Expert in Business and Partnership Growth
Head of Business Development
Jon has dedicated his career to affecting positive change and generating meaningful impact within health-related spaces. As a Registered Kinesiologist, his professional passions center on health regulation, advocacy, and innovation. He has enjoyed facilitating the growth of the Kinesiology profession and its regulatory college in Ontario, through various committee/sub-committee appointments.
He has spent time within fields such as Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Occupational Health & Wellness. Within the latter, he has successfully supported employers representing a wide range of differing industries by facilitating the best fit with appropriate consulting services, physical products, and/or online solutions.
His approach to facilitating business growth and driving successful working partnerships has been inspired by the concept of creating “Raving Fans” – in that the principle of customer “satisfaction” is such an extremely low bar. Instead, he strives to build relationships where the needs of the business partner are met and exceeded, such that they would happily and loudly share their experiences from their rooftop!
In his free time, Jon enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and definitely loves food (I live to eat, not eat to live).
Megan comes to ConsciousWorks with a degree in Business Management and Public Health where she focussed on the education of diverse groups in preventative health practices. She hopes to one day continue her public health education by completing a Masters in Health Promotion. She has a history of building highly engaged teams and workplace cultures relying on her friendly and collaborative approach. Megan is passionate about workplace wellness (especially the impact of sedentary work on life) and brings this passion to ConsciousWorks. She is so excited to help build the ConsciousWorks Community and impact more and more professionals globally to create positive work wellness cultures. Her main goal is to build a community of professionals who want to improve their work habits together and create a space for continued growth, opportunity, and support.
When not thinking about how to best serve the ConsciousWorks community, you can find Megan mastering the latest baking techniques, exploring Calgary's parks, or petting a dog. Megan currently resides in Calgary, Alberta.
Expert in making things beautiful
Head of Marketing & Branding
As a life-long marketer, Christine has worked on both sides of management giving her real and actual insight into both the high-level strategies and ground-level execution of all things marketing.
In her first 10+ years as a designer, Christine has worked in the creative aspects of the corporate, e-commerce and advertising world. Working with brands such as SiriusXM, TELUS, Covenant House, BMW-Mini has made Christine an expert across a wide and varying range of media. Her path has led to a focus in digital marketing with positions in eCommerce, Customer Experience, Customer Relationship Management and email marketing/management for retail corporations, charities and small businesses.
Christine believes that Employee Experience is an important key in the future of how we look at and approach work, on an individual, managerial and corporate scale. On a personal and direct level as a late-deafened professional, Christine feels now more-than-ever, the importance of the examination and execution of a strategy for workplace wellness, diversity and inclusion.