About our Co-Creators
Lisa Taylor, Challenge Factory
Challenge Factory powers CCI - and we are also an active co-creator working alongside our partners to develop innovative, integrated learning.
We’ve leveraged our Research - Practice - Research Methodology to develop insightful, experiential and relevant learning that allows individuals and business leaders to shape the future of their own careers and those of their teams.
Challenge Factory has created and co-created multiple courses in the Centre for Career Innovation. In addition to the courses listed here, check out our current and upcoming research projects for a sneak peak at the courses we are developing.
Wayne Pagani, MCCS, MCIS, MCRS, Career and Leadership Coach
Wayne Pagani possesses 15 years experience providing in-depth career management and employment services to diverse clients. This is complemented by sound management experience in the corporate world.
A seasoned professional offering extensive expertise Wayne is a Master certified strategist in Resume, Interview, and Career strategy.
An active leader within Career Professionals of Canada (CPC), Wayne currently serves as Senior Advisor, Regional Ambassador, and the National Certification Chair. Wayne is an eight-time recipient of the prestigious Award of Excellence from CPC and in 2010, he was the recipient of the Canadian Career Leader Award. His contributions to the career development field have been recognized across North America including a 2011 Career Management Alliance Mentor Award honouring those individuals who have guided others in tradecraft, entrepreneurship, and community building.
Courses: DIY Resumes
Creative Connection is a market leader in helping organizations and visionary leaders articulate business strategy through visual minutes and illustrations. "We don’t just draw; we listen, investigate and engage to provide you with a visual output that becomes a key business asset or element of your strategic process."
Dr. Laura Hambley of Work EvOHlution
Laura is an experienced consultant and entrepreneur who helped develop and launch Work EvOHlution. Work Evohlution provides specialized assessments and consulting around the human challenges and opportunities in "Distributed Work” (working away from the structure, supervision, and co-workers found in the traditional office). Laura is an entrepreneur who also founded Canada Career Counselling and co-founded the Leadership Success Group, a Calgary-based leadership consulting firm. She is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary, and enjoys actively participating in research and supervising/teaching students.
Course: Leading from a distance
Avra Davidoff, M.C., Registered Psychologist
Avra is a workplace psychologist specializing in diversity, leadership, and career development. She has worked as a consultant to a variety of public and private sector clients and provides a number of professional services to both individuals and organizations including, leadership assessments, coaching, career counselling, and workshop design and facilitation. Avra is the project lead and co-author of the Making It Work! guidebooks and webinars which was a 3 year nationwide project aimed at understanding and improving maternity leave career transitions both at the individual and employer level.
Courses: Making it Work