About

About

Skillpod is an executive skills coaching program that helps young adults build, demonstrate and articulate 7 executive skills critical to working and living in the digital age.

The Skillpod Vision

Today we are facing economic uncertainty. Old business models are out and new disruptive models are growing. New models require that people have flexible, adaptable and agile, “21st Century skills”.

Our program focuses on 7 executive skills: Strategic Thinking,  Smarter Learning, Selfwork, Teamwork, Communication and Networking, Design and Innovation, and Information Management.

Skillpod helps you prepare for employment by helping you hone and share your own, unique, essential executive skills required for success in the entrepreneurial economy.

The Skillpod Team

Connie Wansbrough

Co-Founder & CEO
B.Sc., M.A.

Bio

Connie is a designer, entrepreneur, teacher and now Co-Founder of Skillpod, Inc. For the past 20 years, she has straddled the worlds of philanthropy and design, taking a design thinking and design-driven approach to social issues and social enterprise. She has taught and developed curriculum at the College level for 10 years, focusing on design research, design entrepreneurship and work/life skills.

Barry Wansbrough

Co-Founder, Program Lead,
B.A., M.Ed.

Bio

Barry Wansbrough is a visionary educational reformer and founder of the peer tutoring program, Licensed to Learn, now reaching 3500 students. He has a master’s degree in school reform and served on the Clinical Ethics and Business committees at McMaster University. He is a sought after consultant both locally and internationally. His focus has been in preparing youth for the coming digital era: building technological systems into strong interpersonal learning communities.

Michaele Robertson

Co-Founder & Program Lead,
B.A., M.A. (T)

Bio

Michaele is an outstanding leader, collaborator and communicator with expertise in conflict resolution. With over 50 years experience as a teacher, coach, school head, she has demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to excellence in learning. She is very active in community boards and is sought after as Chair. While her career previously focused on ways in which school systems could better enhance learning, she is now focused on the mobility and personalization of learning that will help students succeed.

Adriana UrtAsun

Business Development Advisor
B.A., M.B.A.

Bio
Adriana has 20 yrs sales + business development experience, working in technology, market research, workplace innovation, data/analytics and cybersecurity
She is passionate about connecting people, technology, and business and believes in empowering young adults to achieve their highest potential. 

Palu phillips

Business Strategy Advisor
Entrepreneurship Coach
B.Comm.

Bio

Palu is a tech entrepreneur turned enterprise sales enthusiast.

She is passionate about supporting and encouraging more women to work in sales and technology. She was the founder of WinSales, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the careers of women in sales. She is also the VP, Corporate Relations for Young Women in Business and a mentor for League of Innovators, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, Women in Tech and Women in Leadership. 

Richelle Siboloro

Media Strategy Advisor
B.I.D., M.Design

Bio

Richelle is an expert is brand strategy and creative media production.

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