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Learning Teams



The Learning Team element of our 10-month Leadership program, offers participants the opportunity to test out their new skills in a team environment. Each Learning Team comes together through Open Space Technology, and is assigned a group coach to help them develop and learn as a team.



Coaches act as guides and mentors for the Leadership Saskatoon Learning Teams which are formed in January of each year. The purpose of the Learning Teams is to provide an opportunity to engage in deep learning where participants can apply the content they are learning at challenge days to a topic they have chosen as a team. We are very pleased to have the following individuals participate as coaches for our program.

Lorna Callbeck Cross

Lorna M. Callbeck Cross (she/her, ENTJ) is the President and Principal Facilitator of People Things Consulting a social purpose organization that focuses on diversity, inclusion and cultural competence across sectors and industries. Lorna has her Master of Arts in Global Leadership from Royal Roads University. She believes in expanding your mindset and heart set to build within the community where you live, and to find ways to support the global community. As a global citizen, Lorna is working to support those to better understand both our differences and similarities. Lorna is a Certified Leadership Coach (CLC) through Destination Leadership, a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®), and a Psychological First Aid Training Partner, Facilitator with the Canadian Red Cross.

Lorna began her career in the not-for-profit world, moved into healthcare management, and launched People Things Consulting 13 years ago. In 2018, Lorna’s eldest daughter, Cassie, joined her as a business partner. Lorna’s youngest daughter Madison is an Animator in Vancouver.


Marielle Gauthier

Marielle Gauthier is owner and principal of Redworks Communications and Coaching. As a seasoned accredited business communication specialist with over 20 years of experience, Marielle has extensive experience in strategic communications planning, public relations, media relations and coaching, facilitation, and training. As a Results Coach, Marielle uses brain-based coaching models to support her clients to improve their thinking, gain clarity, identify and overcome self-limiting beliefs, and develop new habits to create positive and powerful transformations in their professional and personal lives. Marielle also uses Conversational Intelligence™ frameworks and tools to support leaders and teams to have higher quality conversations to increase trust and engagement, strengthen partnerships and catalyze co-creation and innovation. With a background in adult education and a passion for helping people live their extraordinary lives, Marielle also offers various group coaching programs in planning for your retirement lifestyle; life balance; stress management and self-care; change and transition; and creating the life you want. In addition, she is a contract facilitator with the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council and delivers customer service training to front line staff and management and Train the Trainer workshops. She is certified in Intensive Coach Training with Results Coaching Systems; is an Accredited Professional Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF); a Certified Conversational Intelligence™ (C-IQ) Coach, and an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Marielle volunteers as the President of the Saskatoon Fiddle Orchestra.


Cassie Josephson

Cassie Josephson (she/her, ISFJ). She owns Two Black Dogs Consulting, which focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion, adult education, and communications. Cassie is also the Co-owner of Phil’s Lawn Service, a custom residential, commercial, and industrial herbicide application business. She has a B. Sc. in Agribusiness from the University of Saskatchewan, is a Myers Briggs Type Indicator® Certified Practitioner, a Facilitator for the Red Cross’ Psychological First Aid course, and a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory. Her superpowers are creating safe and inclusive places for people to learn and grow. Cassie is passionate about Leadership Saskatoon because it creates places for people to be themselves, to get comfortable in their uncomfortable, and to grow as humans.


Tracy Kowalchuk

In living her own powerful life, Tracey founded TK Leadership Outside of the Box. Tracey offers training & coaching to leadership teams who want to work more cohesively to achieve higher collective goals. Tracey Kowalchuk is a Professional Certified Coach (CTI), an Associate Certified Coach (ICF), an expert facilitator and inspirational speaker. Tracey uses her talents to support clients through team development and one-on-one coaching. She helps leaders to gain insights, clarity and make decisions to improve performance. Tracey has a unique ability to zero in on issues and utilize her bold coach approach to help leaders discover their own leadership proficiencies. Tracey’s journey to supporting people started with her experiences of adversity at a young age. These experiences informed Tracey of the power of vulnerability. She uses this vulnerability along with her business acumen and coaching expertise to inspire clients to explore and courageously uncover their own unique leadership style. 


Kathleen Ozmun

Kathleen Ozmun is founder and principal of Crossing Point Coaching and Consulting. She offers leadership and team coaching, assessments, workshops, change leadership and management consulting. Kathleen draws from her 20+ years of experience in change leadership and management, team effectiveness, leadership development, adult education and facilitation to help leaders be successful. She also draws on her extensive training in interest-based mediation and negotiation to support leaders and teams to resolve challenging issues. In 2021 Kathleen earned the Certified Practitioner in Team Coaching designation making her eligible for the Practitioner Award as a EMCC Global Individual Team Coaching Accreditation (ITCA) professional designation, the first globally recognised standard for team coaching accreditation. She is also an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and a Prosci Certified Practitioner. Her leadership coaching approach is based on her training as an Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner and Certified Professional Coach specializing in leadership through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. Kathleen integrates Systemic Team Coach (GTCI with Peter Hawkins and David Clutterbuck), team effectiveness (Team Coaching International), executive leadership (Center for Executive Coaching), brain-based coaching for work performance (Results Coaching), and adult vertical developmental (Coaches Rising) into her work. She applies Leadership Architect (Korn Ferry), MBTI, Human Synergistics, and Crucial ConversationsTM tools, as appropriate.



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