Michelle Nahanee, Founder & Facilitator
Michelle Nahanee is a critical Indigenous scholar with 20+ years experience in graphic design and communications. She melds technology and tradition to change opinions, build relationships and increase understanding. Her clients are First Nations, NGOs, corporations and government departments. She is a Squamish Nation member from the village of Eslhá7an.
Amanda Fenton, Designer & Facilitator
Amanda worked in the co-operative sector for seventeen years with a focus on leadership and strategic change. She is a host and teacher of The Circle Way and the Art of Hosting, and her work is designing and hosting collaborative conversations for thoughtful change. She lives in New Westminster, BC, unceded Qayqayt territory, with her partner and Great Dane Moses. Find her online at amandafenton.com.
Chastity Davis, Collaborator & Facilitator
Chastity has worked with 125+ First Nation communities in British Columbia. Chastity has a proven ability to build strong, meaningful, and productive relationships between Indigenous communities, corporations, and government. Chastity is also an active volunteer and donates countless hours of her time. She is a mixed heritage woman of First Nations and European descent and a proud member of the Tla’amin Nation. www.chastitydavis.com
Emira Mears, Producer & Facilitator
Emira Mears is a senior leader with a focus on facilitating forward movement for social change organizations. She works with clients in the non-profit and business sectors to help them amplify their impact through strategic planning, facilitated dialogue and the use of digital and traditional communications. She is the Executive Producer for Hollyhock’s the Social Venture Institute Conferences. She is a speaker and a published author.
Marissa Nahanee, Manager & Facilitator
Marissa Nahanee has over 20 years experience in Squamish protocol, traditional dances & songs as well as public speaking for corporate and community events both locally and internationally. She develops, markets and executes high profile events including meetings, forums, workshops and conferences. She is a Squamish Nation member from the village of Eslhá7an. www.nahanee.com
Jacqueline Jennings, Collaborator & Facilitator
Jacqueline Jennings is an entrepreneur coach and business consultant with a focus on leadership development. She has built a career working with purpose-led entrepreneurs to launch and grow their businesses. Along the way she has: supported over 75 leaders in launching new product and concepts; designed the program for Canada’s first immersive start-up accelerator for youth under 25, and launched an annual series of international weeklong retreats for entrepreneurs. She hosts also public workshops and facilitates corporate trainings, including the Mentor Masterclass. www.jacquelinejennings.com
Chris Corrigan, Strategist & Facilitator
For more than 25 years, Chris Corrigan has worked with non-profits, indigenous organizations and First Nations communities as a facilitator and strategist. His worked has focused extensively on the spaces between indigenous and non-indigenous communities and organizations. He lives on Nex̱wlélex̱wm (Bowen Island). www.chriscorrigan.com
Char Seward, Collaborator & Facilitator
Charlene is a member of the Squamish Nation and was born and raised on the Capilano reserve in North Vancouver. As a Director of Community Engagement, Charlene has worked in partnership with First Nations communities across Canada. She is dedicated to fostering rich dialogue between nations. Charlene attended Langara College and Simon Fraser University, focusing her studies on human geography, urban planning and community development. She is a Board Member with Kwi Awt Stelmexw, a Squamish arts and education NGO.
Corrina Keeling, Collaborator & Facilitator
Corrina Keeling is a sidewalk chalk revolutionary, graphic recorder extraordinaire, and maker of music to move you. She uses tools like songwriting, facilitation, and sidewalk chalk, and creates containers in public space that allow people to have complex and uncomfortable conversations about power and oppression, justice and inequity, and place and belonging. She’s curious about how to invite people into embodying the qualities she sees as the best medicine: compassion, curiosity, deep listening, gratitude. She hopes her work can be a love letter for everybody, and her wish for the world is for everyone to have a place to share their gifts.