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Mike Dunlop

Mike Dunlop has helped to restore 34 companies in various stages of financial demise back to profitability. He has worked in the aerospace sector for over four decades and has built a number of aerospace component manufacturing companies, both in Europe and the United States. The largest company he founded is QPM Aerospace, which grew to $30 million in sales in the first ten years. Dunlop designed and founded Net-Inspect, the most widely used aerospace quality-management system in the world. Dunlop has lived in Seattle, Washington, since he moved to the United States from the United Kingdom in 1973. He [...]

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Dr. Arvind Koshal

One of Canada’s leading cardiac surgeons, Dr. Arvind Koshal has significantly contributed to the advancement of health care in Canada. He has performed innovative techniques that have been adopted across the country and was on the team that conducted the first total artificial heart implant in Canada. He also performed the nation’s first implantation of a Thoratec left ventricular assist device, a small pump that improves blood flow. As the chief cardiac surgeon with the Capital Health Authority and the University of Alberta, and later Regional Director of Cardiac Sciences in Edmonton, he has developed its cardiac program into one [...]

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Tania Johnson

Tania Johnson is a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist, and Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Child Psychology. In her private practice, Tania specializes in parent consults, and she helps parents explore how their early relationships affect the way they understand themselves, their children, other people, and the world. Tania works primarily from the perspective of attachment theory, which focuses on bonds between parents and children. Her gift, both in the therapy room and when writing, is transforming that concept into concrete strategies parents can use in everyday life with their children.

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Tammy Schamuhn

Tammy Schamuhn is a Registered Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She is the Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Child Psychology. Tammy earned a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and worked as an elementary teacher before completing her Master’s degree in Counselling. As a psychologist, Tammy has worked in private practice for over a decade in Alberta, Canada, primarily with children and their families. She also supervises Masters-level counselling students, play therapists, and provisional psychologists. She is a part-time faculty member at City University Seattle.  

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Dave Werklund

DAVE WERKLUND has been a farmer, an oilman, an entrepreneur, a CEO and a philanthropist. Born in 1945, he grew up on a farm in Alberta and worked his way through the ups and downs of the Alberta oil business to found Canadian Crude Separators (CCS), which developed the most stringent environmental practices in the oil field services world.

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Jan Stewart

Jan Stewart is a highly regarded mental health governance expert and advocate. Her brutally honest memoir Hold on Tight: A Parent’s Journey Raising Children with Mental Illness describes her emotional roller coaster story parenting two children with multiple, complex mental health disorders. Her mission is to empower and inspire parents to persevere, as well as to better educate their families, friends, healthcare professionals, educators, and employers on the parental perspective. Jan chairs the Board of Directors at Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Canada’s largest autism services provider, and was previously vice chair at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She [...]

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Douglas Hunter

Douglas Hunter is a writer and artist who lives in Port McNicoll, Ontario. He is the author or co-author of more than 20 books with leading publishers in Canada and the United States. He has been a winner of and finalist for the National Business Book Award, and a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award (non-fiction). He holds a PhD in history from York University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo. You can learn more at

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