The Team

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Colette Acheson

  

Colette Acheson Communications Background

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 developing SpokeWell Communications in 2019. 

Training, workshops and webinars:

Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking 

Self-Awareness in the Workplace (Yukon Employees Union Shop Stewards, April 2019)

Strategic Marketing for Health Providers (Yukon Wholistic Health Network, March 2019)

Respite Provider Orientation and Training (Inclusion Yukon, Nov 2018) 

Employment Strategies and Goals Workshop (YCOD, October 2015) 

Tuning In or Burning Out Workshop (Alberta John Howard Provincial Conference 2012) 

Social Media - Possibilities for Non-Profits; Best Practices, Policy & Risk Management Webinar (Executive Women International 2010)

Life Skills Training Program – Soaring Heart Aboriginal Women’s Circle (2009)

Employability Skills Sessional Instructor (Wind Turbine Program, Lethbridge College) 

Media Relations, Web-Based Marketing (Southern Alberta Women in Business) (2006)

Speaking events:

Presentation to Budget Committee (Federal Ministers in Whitehorse, October 2018)

Presentation to Federal Status of Women Committee (Federal Ministers in Whitehorse, Oct 2018)

SMRT Women 8 Things event, Presenter (November 2018)

Community Living, Fundraising Presentation (100 Women Who Care, April 2018)

Diversity in the Workplace (National Federation of Labour Representative Committee, March 2017)

Ready, Willing and Able – Employment for All (Yukon Employer Forums, February 2016)

Yukon Accessibility Action Plan (Yukon Accessibility Stakeholder Advisory group February 2015)

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Els Lundgaard

coming soon

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Denise Gagne Williamson

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.