Diversity & Inclusion Change Leadership Masterclass 2020 Speakers

Tracy Paulo-Brown

Director, Talent Attraction and Diversity, Rexall


Tracy Paulo-Brown is a seasoned Human Resources professional, with over 10 years of progressive experience in the retail industry.

A transformative and inclusive leader, Tracy has a natural aptitude for tactical planning with a passion for talent. She has continually shown herself to be #ALLIn at Rexall, where she serves as Senior Manager, Talent Attraction.

As a talent acquisition leader, Tracy has recruited hundreds of individuals from individual contributors to senior leadership roles. She has worked tirelessly with her team to help transform the recruitment strategy at Rexall. This work included the launch of an employee value proposition, continuous employer branding improvement and an overhaul of Rexall’s Campus Program. The result of these efforts has led to talent better suited to culture supporting a decrease in turnover by 44%, and an increase of New Graduate Hires by 20%.

With the ability to build mutually beneficial relationships across departments, while effectively managing multiple initiatives, Tracy is a proven problem solver who thrives in dynamic, challenging and changing environments. An effective people leader, Tracy and her team recently placed as finalists at the 2019 Canada HR Awards, in the category of Best Communication Strategy.

Tracy completed her Business Administration diploma in Human Resources Management with Honours from Sheridan College has completed University level courses in Human Resources from Ryerson University. Tracy is Prosci ADKAR certified in change management, holds a level T3 in Inside Out training and has earned her SuccessFinder Competency Certification.

Tim Morton

Managing Partner, Prompta


Tim is the Founder and President of Prompta (Latin for Readiness), proudly Canada’s first certified diverse change management consulting and executive coaching firm by the Canadian LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), and the 2018 Canadian LGBT+ Business Enterprise of the Year.

Tim is an internationally recognized leader in driving successful business transformation and culture change. To date, he’s supported over 30 organizations to thrive through transition, including having enabled M&A integrations valued at $32 billion in aggregate.

In 2019, Tim launched Prompta AI® a diversity, equity and inclusion culture change accelerator which utilizes NLP & Machine Learning to uncover employee/stakeholder sentiment to improve change effectiveness, business adoption and enhance employee engagement.

Tim’s work-life mission is focused on improving corporate cultures, and enhancing working lives. He’s passionate about championing culture change to effectively drive diversity, equity, inclusion, and equality. Tim facilitates safer, kinder and more accepting business environments to enable employees to bring their whole self to work.Tim is a Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Thought Leader, and Founder & Managing Partner of Prompta Inc., proudly Canada’s first certified diverse consulting firm and the 2018 Canadian LGBT+ Business Enterprise of the Year. He is a leading change management authority with 25+ years of experience successfully driving business culture transformations. Tim’s life-long business focus is on improving work cultures and working lives.  

Rich Batchelor

President & Chief Change Agent, Capillary Consulting


Rich has been successfully delivering change for over 25 years. He has consulted, coached and educated with organizations across all parts of the globe and regularly reflect on his legacy in developing the change delivery model for UK government, He is a founding member of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) and was founding president of the Toronto Chapter for 6 years. He has also founded the Toronto Change Days conference, based on the highly successful Berlin Change Days, a hands-on weekend of fun learning about change unlike any other change conference in North America!

He has a masters in change management and is certified in Project Management, Process improvement, Facilitation, HR, Coaching, Counseling and Psychotherapy. He is also a Certified Lego® Serious Play® Facilitator & Workshop Designer, Certified in facilitating organizations through uncertainty and complexity and an accredited emotional culture deck “elephant rider” !

His presentation delivery is known for its passion and direct challenges to the audience. He enjoys the opportunity to disrupt traditional thinking, bring humour to the learning space and enable curiosity to take control of the change space for everyone.


Siobhan Calderbank

Senior Director of Talent Management, LCBO


Siobhan Calderbank is the Senior Director Talent Management at LCBO and focuses on talent development, learning, change management, and diversity and inclusion. She is a dynamic keynote speaker, recognized learning leader, consultant, award winning author, expert in change management and leadership. She is also the founder of Butterfly Ladies dedicated to mentoring and developing women’s leadership skills, with particular focus on visible minorities and youth.

Siobhan is the recipient of the Universal Women’s Network 2019 Women of Inspiration award for Diversity & Inclusiveness and is a UWN National Ambassador for Black Women. She was also voted Top 10 Inspirational Female Entrepreneur 2019 by Women Entrepreneur and recognized as one of The 10 Most Influential Businesswomen to Follow in 2020 by Insights Success.

She has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada 2020 by CIBWE as well as, the Top Director of the Year in Talent Management for 2021 and Empowered Woman of the Year for 2021 by IAOTP.

Siobhan has been praised for her high energy, engaging and effective communication style and award-winning programs. With a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Information Technology Management, Siobhan holds her Change Management Practitioner (CMP) designation from APMG, her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute, her Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) designation from the Institute for Performance and Learning and is a certified Extended DiSC® facilitator. Siobhan has completed her Master’s degree at Royal Roads University, with a focus on organizational change, leadership development and generational diversity.

Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta

Change Strategist and Founder, The Change Leadership


Yvonne is passionate about working with professionals and organizations to help them determine the what, how and when of leading and managing change. Helping them to navigate how to adapt to the ever-changing tide of uncertainty, technological disruptions and fast-paced change. Yvonne has acquired over 20 years global working experience across various industries that has equipped her with the practical tools and knowledge to help her clients meet their professional and organizational goals.