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Tara Dobbs

Tara Dobbs is a professional skills training expert with a focus on resilience. She holds certifications from the Gallup Organization as a Certified Strength Coach, and CoreClarity as a CoreClarity facilitator.

After enjoying a successful career in the financial services industry, Tara left to help her father manage his disaster restoration business while he battled cancer. Pregnant with her second child, Tara realized she would have to step in and run the business as her father’s health rapidly deteriorated. After her dad passed away Tara took over and ran the multi-million dollar business successfully for 8 years before winding it down due to changes in the insurance industry.

After a stint as a corporate recruiter Tara discovered the incredible impact positive psychology was having on businesses and individuals. Tara obtained the necessary credentials and developed several training programs around professional skills. Tara holds a B.A. from the University Of British Columbia and is a former member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO).

While balancing the needs of seven children, Tara continues to develop and implement training programs that positively impact the performance and longevity of her clients careers.
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Peter J. Holgate

Peter J. Holgate is a well rounded business leader, having created more than $200M in enterprise value in six startups over the past 25 years. Recently, as CEO of Ronin8 Technologies, Peter helped raise over $11M in pre-revenue venture capital to extract gold from waste electronics using sound waves underwater. Peter’s leadership and passion in the circular economy has garnered attention from industry organizations and government, earning respected awards for Ronin8, including: BC Technology Impact Award (BCTIA) in 2016, Recycling Council of BC (RCBC) Innovation Award in 2015, Innovation Award of the Year (2015) by Member of Parliament in Richmond. Peter has been a roster consultant for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

Peter is a global thought leader, and in addition to having his insightful articles featured in leading publications such as: World Economic Forum, Recode, Financial Post and Wired, he has also authored two published books:
Strategy Hack: 3 Steps to Build a Successful Strategy (2011)
I’m Great (and You’re Not): How an Olympian Taught me to Play Well with Others (2019)

Peter has developed and implemented training programs in the areas of:

Leadership and Management:
- Strategic Negotiations
- Leadership
- Execution for Leaders
- Strategic Planning

Organizational Efficiency and Performance Skills
- Organizational Dynamics
- Operational Efficiency
- Prospecting & Sales
- Cultural Change

Peter holds a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Simon Fraser University with a focus on business strategy. Peter also holds a B.A. with majors in Industrial Psychology and Behavioural Statistics and an Honours (B.A.) in Industrial Psychology. Peter successfully completed the Harvard Business School Strategic Negotiations: Dealmaking for the Long Term Program. Peter plays an active role in the local business community having served as Learning Chair, Finance Chair and President-Elect for the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) as well as volunteer mentoring in the New Ventures BC Competition.

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