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Shawn Bakker, M.ED R.PSYCH

Shawn Bakker is a registered psychologist and holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. He leads the professional services team at Psychometrics Canada, and works with organizations across Canada to recognize and utilize the potential that people bring to the workplace. In doing so, he has helped organizations improve their selection and succession planning processes, and guide their team and leadership development.

Shawn is the editor of Psychometrics Canada’s newsletter, Psychometrics Direct, and writes about ways to use MBTI® instrument to help people in their work and personal lives. He has also written numerous articles on the use of psychometric assessments in the workplace, and has spoken at many HR industry events. Shawn’s first experience with the MBTI® assessment was in college, where he examined the links between personality type and learning style.

Shawn specializes in the effective use of assessments of personality, ability and judgment to help people capitalize on their talents as leaders, team members and individual contributors. He is the co-author of the Work Personality Index, Career Values Scale and Career Interest Profiler, and has conducted research into employee engagement, leadership development and conflict resolution.

His type preferences are INTJ.


Donna Dunning, PHD

Donna DunningDonna Dunning, Ph.D., is an author, consultant, certified teacher, and member of the MBTI® International Training Faculty. She worked as a psychologist for over 20 years specializing in the areas of career development, learning, and work performance. Donna is the author of more than a dozen publications, including What’s Your Type of Career?, Introduction to Type® and Communication, Introduction to Type® and Learning, and 10 Career Essentials.
 She has provided consulting services for a wide range of clients in the public and private sector. Services include counseling, training, assessment, research, writing, evaluation, program development, and performance management. Donna has won awards for her accomplishments in career development, her business skills, and her publications.

Donna facilitates programs that qualify individuals to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®). She also teaches advanced application workshops for MBTI® users across North America. She is noted for her expertise in facilitating the professional development of counselors, teachers, trainers, and leaders.

Donna has been asked to, or accepted to, speak at many conferences and meetings locally, nationally and internationally. She has appeared on Canada AM, CTV, CBC Radio, Access TV, and Workopolis TV discussing topics related to human development and workplace performance. Her articles have appeared in Work Span and several other human resources publications and web sites.

Donna’s type preferences are ENFP.


PATRICK KERWIN, MBA NCC

Patrick KerwinPatrick Kerwin is principal of Kerwin & Associates in San Diego, California, specializing in the development of teams, leaders, and organizations.

A Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Master Practitioner, Patrick has over 25 years experience working with corporate, non-profit, healthcare, and education organizations to put the MBTI® instrument into practice for team-building, leadership development, communication enhancement, change management, stress management, and individual development. He has conducted MBTI workshops for organizations including Google, Iron Mountain, PriceWaterhouseCooper, Kaiser Permanente, the UCSF HealthForce Center, the UCSF School of Medicine, Adventist Health, and the University of Notre Dame. Patrick was a keynote speaker at the 2017 ACARA Conference in Buenos Aires, and also at the 2016 MBTI Users Conference in San Francisco. Patrick is also one of 12 faculty who conducts the MBTI Certification Program in the U.S. and Canada.

In addition, Patrick is the author of the book True Type Tales, a collection of real-life stories about type in action in everyday life. He also develops and delivers customized training programs and workshops, including Suncor Energy’s Your MBTI® Leadership Type leadership development training program, Microsoft’s MBTI-based Personality Insights corporate-wide training program, and the MBTI® Optimizing Team Performance team-building program. He is also the author of the fourth-edition Kerwin Values Survey® online career values assessment.

Patrick is founder and Past-President of SANDAPT, the San Diego chapter of the Association for Psychological Type International. Patrick holds his MBA and Career Counseling Specialist Graduate Certificate from California State University, Long Beach, and is a National Certified Counselor.

His type preferences are ENFJ.


AIDAN MILLAR, B.A. M.SC

Aidan Millar is a certified MBTI® trainer and consultant with Psychometrics Canada as well as a Learning and Organizational Development Specialist at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. Her experience includes the development and delivery of large-scale training initiatives for dozens of organizations across Canada, focusing on the areas of leadership development for executives and management, conflict resolution, team building, communication, change implementation, strategic planning and more. In her current role, Aidan aids in the design, implementation and facilitated delivery of various learning and development programs for front-line employees and leaders at Sheridan. Through these experiences, Aidan has seen the value of MBTI for promoting self-awareness, team health and performance optimization, leadership development and promoting creative cultures.

In addition to the MBTI (Step I and II), she is certified in the Group Facilitation Method & Focused Conversations (ICA) as well as Crucial Conversations (VitalSmarts), and the Strong Interest Inventory for career exploration. She holds a BA Honours in Psychology from Brock University, and an M.Sc in Work and Organizational Psychology from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

Her type preferences are ESFJ.


Andrew Bell, LLB

Andrew Bell is president of AB Consulting LLC in Los Gatos, California, that focuses on improving the performance of people in organizations by specializing in leadership development, training & executive coaching, H.R. strategy development and provides expertise in the MBTI® tool and a wide range of psychometric instruments. He is a UK citizen, graduated with an LLB degree in Law & Politics from Birmingham University [UK] and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development [UK].

Andrew has extensive personal and business experience working with people and organizations across six continents and in more than 50 countries. This has equipped him with the knowledge, skills, cultural sensitivities and expertise to address the people development opportunities and challenges facing organizations today. Starting as a human resource professional with Unilever in Europe he subsequently acquired extensive business experience as an entrepreneur in Asia and in the corporate world in the U.S.A. He has provided consulting and training services to more than 60 organizations and provided executive coaching services to many hundreds of leaders. His career highlights include:

Unilever PLC

SVP Human Resources for the East Asia Pacific region, a US$ 4 billion division employing 14,000 people. Andrew joined Unilever, a US$ 62 billion company employing 170,000 people, as a graduate trainee. During a 23-year career he held senior roles based in the UK, China & Singapore.

Hemisphere Consulting P/L

In 2003 he founded Hemisphere Consulting in Singapore, providing services in the areas of HR consulting, executive coaching, leadership development and psychometric instruments.
Hemisphere distributed a range of psychometric instruments, including the MBTI®, FIRO®, CPI 260®, Strong Interest Inventory®, TKI Conflict Mode and 360 assessment tools.
In 2010 Andrew sold the Hemisphere group of companies in S.E. Asia to CPP Inc.

Myers-Briggs Company (CPP Inc.)

Upon the acquisition of Hemisphere Consulting Andrew relocated to the USA, becoming VP International of CPP, Inc.
Andrew led CPP’s successful expansion into new geographies and in building capabilities to meet the needs of global businesses. He has personally delivered MBTI®, FIRO®, CPI and Strong Interest Inventory® certification programs for both public & in-house clients across the world.

AB Consulting Group, LLC

Andrew established this business in 2015.

The Conference Board – Director, Strategic H.R. Institute & Program Director & Author

His type preferences are INTJ.

 


Yvonne Nelson-Reid, B.ED, M.A, M.A

Yvonne is a depth psychologist, career coach, teacher, and writer. She holds a B.Ed. in secondary education, an M.A. in Educational Research, with emphasis on Jungian Theory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® tool (Thesis – Experiencing Psychological Type: Interactive Insights into the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® tool); an M.A. in Depth Psychology, with emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies; and is currently completing her Ph.D. in the same field. Teaching, coaching, and parenting have taught her a great deal about relationships and the importance of communication.

As a certified MBTI® and Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®) professional, Yvonne uses typology as a tool for helping others understand differences and communicate more effectively. As a career coach, she assists others in discovering careers that suit their personality. Yvonne has over 20 years of experience in working with and using the MBTI® tool both professionally and personally. Academically, she has studied type theory in both her M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Currently, she owns her own consulting business; is a writer for the Center for Applications of Psychological Type, Inc., (CAPT) for their online parenting website at www.peoplestripes.org; and is an Associate Consultant for The Myers-Briggs Company.

Along with her typology certifications, Yvonne is certified in the Strong Interest Inventory® tool and the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior™ (FIRO-B®). She has participated in advanced workshops on the following topics: Exploring the Wisdom of Type and Diversity; Was that Really Me? – type and the inferior function; Type and Career Development Over the Lifespan; and Combining the Strong Interest Inventory® and the MBTI® Tools in Career Counseling and Consulting.

Yvonne has presented academic papers at conferences in the U.S. and Canada through the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies (JSSS) and the International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS).

Her type preferences are ENFJ.