The Team

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Colette Acheson, Workshop Facilitator, Coach

Ms. Acheson has experienced a dynamic professional career as a management and communications consultant and project manager for businesses, NGO’s and governments, and moved to the Yukon in 2013 to take on the role as Executive Director for the Yukon Association for Community Living and then in 2018 with the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce as Executive Director prior to founding SpokeWell Communications in 2019

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Els Lundgaard, Program Advisor, Advanced Coaching

Els Lundgaard is an advanced speaker and evaluator, with more than 20 years as a leader in Toastmasters and certified Speechcraft instructor. She has been a long-time business owner in Whitehorse and a speaking coach for the 2018 Voices Influencing Change group. 

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Denise Gagne Williamson, Program Advisor, Guest facilitator

Denise earned a BA in Theater and Music from UQAM  (l'université du Québec à Montréal) and a graduate diploma in Early  Childhood Education from U of C. For more than 20 years she was a kindergarten teacher and has authored 7 teacher resource books which formed the basis for countless presentations to teachers' conference audiences across Canada. Combining the music education, the teaching and speaking skills gives Denise a powerful foundation as a voice coach and workshop facilitator.