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  July 19, 2019
    
 
 
     
 

MEET OUR TEAM

Bill Stevens
Managing Partner
Dr. Joe Goodman
Consultant
Diane Foster
Career Development Master Certified Coach
Teresa Easler
Communications Coach, Strategist & Speaker
Tracey Burton
Operations Manager & Consultant
Kristin Grant
Social Media Manager
 
     
   
 

Bill Stevens
Managing Partner

Bill is the Managing Partner of The Fulcrum Group. He is a Management Consultant, Workshop Leader, Master Trainer and Executive Coach. He also works as an executive, board member and teacher and has been in the field of business, consulting and coaching for over 25 years. He specializes in performance, leadership, relationships and the essential commitments and communications that are needed to achieve business and personal goals.

Bill works with private and public sector organizations. He has won University teaching awards, been senior partner for Canada at a global consulting and training company, and wrote the trademarked “Fulcrum Method for Organizational Change”. His practice in Toronto has included work with small and large corporations, academic institutions, government and professional services firms.

His consulting work with shareholders, partners, corporations, family businesses, government and charitable foundations combines his business acumen and talent for inspiring leadership, developing and executing on strategic clarity, and teaching best practices. He works with CEOs, Presidents, leadership teams and individuals. He is a leading collaborative facilitator, committed to the belief that the true potential of people can be brought to realization through strategic and transformational conversations.

Bill completed an Honours Arts degree at the University of Toronto, a Masters Degree from the University of Windsor and is a graduate of the Queens University Executive Business School in Kingston.

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Dr. Joe Goodman
Consultant

Dr. Joe Goodman is a therapist, teacher and mentor who has been in the field of psychology and consulting for over 35 years. He specializes in relationships, helping people to see and tell the truth, deepen their personal insight and enhance their understanding of human dynamics.

Joe's consulting work with partnerships, family businesses, major sports franchises and corporations combine his talent for conflict resolution, strategic intervention and therapeutic insight. He works mostly with leaders: Presidents, CEOs and Managing Partners. He has earned a reputation as positive change facilitator, committed to the belief that change at the top creates ripples of benefit throughout any organization.

He has worked in hospitals, taught in Universities and conducted workshops and training programs in the private sector. His private practice in Toronto has included specialized groups for individuals, couples, and families.

Joe completed a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, a Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, and a Clinical Residency at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Joe is currently the Managing Partner of the Yonge Lawrence Centre for Counselling & Consulting, a multidisciplinary group committed to making a positive contribution in the area of personal and professional growth and development.

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Diane Foster
MA - Career Development Master Certified Coach

Diane Foster,  has provided organizational coaching and consultation on leadership and change for over 30 years to hundreds of leaders in every industry.   A career development specialist and assessment expert, she has an international reputation for achieving lasting results with clients.  Her strong background in organization development, adult learning and psychology, as well as a systems approach and depth of experience, supports alignment of development issues with strategic business goals, and thereby maximizes individual satisfaction and business results.  Schooled in neuroscience research and adult learning, she has a fundamental deep belief in the power of great leadership and enjoys supporting her clients in finding theirs.

Diane’s work as both OD specialist and coach marries the best of working both internally “in the trenches” and externally.  As an internal organization development specialist, she supported Advanced Micro Devices in competency modeling and implementing career development, succession planning and intact team training.  As a member of the Organization Effectiveness Team at CSAA for several years, she led the 3,000 member Claims organization in a large change-management/development effort.    

A program that she designed and supported as “Mentor Coach” at the U.S. Dept. of Labor, called “Coaching for High Performance with Emotional Intelligence,”  doubled productivity in the targeted leaders’ offices and achieved dramatic gains in “EI”.    She has served as a Mentor Coach to hundreds of individuals working to establish their coaching credentials in various coaching schools, and has been adjunct faculty in OD, Leadership, Assessment, and Coaching at such institutions as University of San Francisco, John F. Kennedy University, the College of Executive Coaching and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s Coaching Certificate Program.

Author of the Skill Kit for Leaders:  Real Time Tools for Developing Leadership Skills,  this self-study program is used by HR organizations around the globe as a "systems approach" to human capital development.

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Teresa Easler
Communication Coach, Strategist & Speaker

A born communicator, Teresa has dedicated her life to helping others grow both professionally and personally through better communication.

Drawing from over 25 years of experience and coaching thousands of people, Teresa is committed to helping individuals and organizations achieve communication excellence. Over her career, Teresa has worked with industry-leading firms, entrepreneurial organizations, financial services professionals, high-tech companies, sales teams, executives, and individuals who just want to communicate better. No matter what the message, Teresa has found there are universal principles that work consistently. “When we communicate from the best of who we are,” she says, “from what’s most important to us, we inspire ourselves and we can inspire others. There’s communication, not just data exchange.”

The people Teresa works with have something important to say, and she’s able to add the piece that gets their message across — a task she finds tremendously rewarding. This opportunity is also her main motivation for coaching: “It’s an absolute privilege to contribute to the lives of people who are doing such incredible things.” And the feeling is mutual: Many of her clients have maintained a working relationship with her for ten years or more.

She has created unique programs and consulted to support people and companies who have realized a high level of success and understand that achieving more requires superb communication and presentation skills. This includes capturing and packaging differentiation and intellectual capital to escape commoditization.

Her fresh approach and strategies take communication beyond the usual information exchange and tap into a client’s purpose, emotion, and inspiration. Companies and individuals come away with well-crafted messages that capture the essence of their uniqueness which drives revenue, gains market share, and creates consistent, successful sales performance. Individuals who work with Teresa are able to confidently express their content and make it memorable.

A nationally known speaker and coach, Teresa is also the author of “Your Guide To Breakthrough Presentations®” and co-author of “The Power To Connect® - Creating Communication That Gets Results”.  Teresa has a BA in International Relations and International Economics from the University of Colorado and she received her MBA in International Marketing at The Thunderbird Graduate School of Management in Arizona.

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Tracey Burton
Operations Manager/Consultant

Tracey is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of The Fulcrum Group and is a Senior Human Resources Consultant. She is instrumental in finding ways to make the company more productive by providing effective methods in our business operations.  She is our champion of customer service and customer relationships, contributes as a culture leader, helps develop marketing direction and strategies, acts as workshop manager, is our administrator of assessments, manages partner meetings, is a sounding board to the managing partner and generally makes a lot of things happen. She started with The Fulcrum Group in 2007. Her background includes software development, courier, not-for-profit and training industries.

In her consulting role, Tracey supports on all areas of Human Resources, provides clients with professional guidance on a variety of HR and general business related topics. As a strong generalist she has been instrumental in managing a variety of successful workplace initiatives, including developing succession planning models, benefit negotiations, establishing custom designed recruitment programs, initiating employee awareness and safety programs, development and implementation of performance management systems, and assisting in organization wide restructuring efforts.

Tracey is proactive and results-oriented, a highly effective communicator and demonstrates the ability to satisfy corporate goals through troubleshooting, research and problem resolution. She has a good sense of humour and the ability to quickly read individuals, which makes Tracey a strong team builder and facilitator. 

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Kristin Grant 
Social Media Manager

Kristin Grant is a dedicated university student currently studying Business Management and Communications at the Ted Rogers School of Business at Ryerson University. As part of an international program, she has also studied abroad at InHolland University in Amsterdam.

She has worked in a variety of marketing positions such as event co-ordination and promotions. With a keen eye for market trends and a passion for communications within the business environment, Kristin's main focus is to actively engage with current and prospective clients through The Fulcrum Group's social media outlets.

Kristin is responsible for updating and maintaining The Fulcrum Group's social media pages. With the current release of The Fulcrum Group's exciting new products, such as "Skill Kit for Leaders", Kristin's responsibilities include providing up-to-date and relevant information concerning upcoming events, workshops, product release dates, as well as inspiring anecdotes that pertain to the company's overall goals.

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