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Who 2017-10-20T15:45:22+00:00

Who are we?

We’re a team of consultants, coaches, trainers, and researchers.
We hail from many backgrounds, including organizational psychology, management consulting, organizational development, and human resources management.
We live, work, and play in several time zones.
We’ve been employers, employees, and entrepreneurs.
Between us, we’ve worked in every industry sector.
We represent, share, and celebrate different cultures and experiences.

Despite our diversity, we share a common passion for promoting science-based, positive workplaces, with the intention of achieving extraordinary performance for our clients.

Paul Fairlie

Founder, CEO

As a consultant, researcher, speaker, and expert in work psychology, Paul helps organizations to identify, develop, and motivate talent, partly by addressing what really matters to people.

After 20+ years in organizational consulting, market research, and opinion polling, Paul has repeatedly returned to the notion that effective organizations start with understanding what human beings, not employees or customers, are ultimately striving for in their lives. This means going back to fundamental human needs to inform products and services, meaningful workplaces, and ultimately, positive change in the world.

Paul is a behavioural scientist with a PhD in psychology and foundations in organizational behaviour, personality theories, positive psychology, psychometrics, and advanced analytics. He also teaches at the Schulich School of Business at York University, and has published research in academic books and journals on topics including meaningful work and employee engagement.

As a consultant, Paul has held previous positions with People Tech Consulting, Right Management Consultants, Environics, and his own previous company. He’s a former Director of Research at Morneau Shepell, where he oversaw employee health research on thousands of organizations and millions of employees.

Paul has written for several HR magazines, and has been quoted in leading news media. He’s been a speaker for the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), the Conference Board of Canada, HR.com, and is a regular presenter at academic conferences, including the American Psychological Association. Paul also moderates the Meaningful Work group on LinkedIn.com.

Finally, Paul is a human being. He owns eleven guitars, and writes music and poetry. His top VIA strength is humour and playfulness (and it’s not funny). He’s a proud product of government-assisted housing, and reserves a portion of his time for pro bono work for not-for-profit organizations. He’s worked as a bouncer, and was hit by lightning as a child (which may explain a few things).

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Heliosophy is reverse mentored by our millennial advisory board. The ‘M Squad’ keeps us abreast of workplace issues experienced by younger workers.
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Frederick Ampofo

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Jodi Banks

Top VIA Survey Strengths: Judgment, Kindness, Social intelligence, Honesty, Fairness

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Hristina Dimitrova

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Danielle Festa

Top VIA Survey Strengths: Prudence, Love of learning, Teamwork, Humility, Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

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Daman Natt

Top VIA Survey Strengths: Perspective, Creativity, Honesty, Love, Bravery

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Sara Pecorella

Top VIA Survey Strengths: Fairness, Honesty, Perseverance, Self-Regulation, Love

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Rebeka Romanovsky

Top VIA Survey Strengths: Love of learning, Judgment, Perseverance, Teamwork, Love

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Ashleen Sidhu

Top VIA Survey Strengths: Love, Kindness, Forgiveness, Honesty, & Fairness

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Laura Martin

Top VIA Survey Strengths: Creativity, Curiosity, Gratitude, Hope, Humor

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