Chief Leadership Officer
While considering career choices, Greg listened intently to the conversations of his parents’ friends, hoping to discover which jobs were the most exciting. Instead, what he heard was a lot of frustration and disenchantment with the daily grind.
Perplexed that people would spend most of their adult lives in unfulfilling situations, Greg sought to understand a career path where he could help make peoples’ working lives more enjoyable and more meaningful. Though he was still in high school, this was the start of Greg’s passion for creating great workplaces.
Greg finished his Bachelor’s degree (for which he studied employee satisfaction) and then his Master’s degree (his research on employee commitment was published by Queen’s University), and then started his career in earnest.
Today, Greg Pinks holds a Master’s level designation as a Certified Executive Coach, has earned a Master of Industrial Relations degree from Queen’s University, is a former Certified Human Resources Executive and is the Chief Leadership Officer at Axiom Performance Inc. Greg has over 25 years’ experience in business strategy, leadership coaching, and employee engagement, much of which was gained as a Vice President for two publicly traded Canadian companies.
Located in Guelph, Ontario, Greg provides strategic HR consulting and executive coaching to private and public organizations in their pursuit of excellence.
- Master of Industrial Relations (MIR)
- Certified Executive Coach (CEC)
- Certified Professional Behavioural Analyst (DISC)
- Certified Trainer and Facilitator (DDI)
- Former Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE)
Challenging ideas of leadership since her kindergarten years Melanie once informed her mother “you’re not the boss of me, I’m the boss of me, and I choose to listen to you.” This led to a great conversation and a persistent curiosity that influenced her earliest management jobs in hospitality and led to a career focused on people at work.
With close to 20 years of professional and consulting experience in Organizational Development, Human Resources and Employee Relations, Melanie’s people-centred, process-focused approach helps managers and their teams cultivate skills and habits that foster trust, restore resilience, create clarity and strengthen connections for more vibrant results at work and beyond.
Melanie is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), has training from the Canadian Organization Development Institute (CODI), has a Master’s Certificate in Adult Training and Development from York University, is an Actionable Conversations Consulting Partner and certified Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0® and EQ 360® Coach and Trainer.
Melanie offers dynamic facilitation, learning, coaching and expertise in emotional intelligence, leadership, workplace communication, and culture change and in addition to collaboration with Axiom Performance, is the owner and principal consultant of Vibrant Work, with a mission to improve conversations and build highly capable and connected teams that thrive in the future of work.