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  • Engage employees
  • Communicate to connect
  • Build strength from inside out
  • Collaborate to deliver results

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We plan and deliver the right communication for your needs.

Strategy & Consulting

  • Internal Communication assessment and planning
  • Change management support
  • Employee engagement strategy
  • Brand strategy and delivery
  • Technology implementation and adoption

Training & Coaching

  • Employee engagement
  • Writing for results
  • Implementation to Impact
  • Meetings that Matter
  • People Manager - Communicate to Connect

Technology & Tools

  • Technology implementation support
  • Communications technology recommendations
    • Employee Apps
    • Culture Engagement
    • Recognition Software
    • Ideation Software

Upcoming Event

Employee Engagement Conference

June 1-2, 2020, Kelowna, BC


Let’s get real about engaging employees. For too long, employee engagement has been focused on annual surveys that often result in quick fixes like foosball tables that don’t necessarily have an impact on business results. 
The Engaging Employees conference will lead a conversation about what employee engagement really means. What are leaders asking for? How HR and Communication teams can partner to lead the employee experience mandate. Let’s learn from experts and practitioners whose results have had direct impact on performance, participation, promotion and pride. Let's work together to not only help mobilize employees to deliver on brand promises, but inspire them to care.
Learn more, register, get on the list: www.EngagingEmployees.ca

Internal Communication Talk

Hear Priya share her insights on Communication for better business outcomes.

Meet the Team

Interdisciplinary team with big ideas and challenges.

Priya Bates, ABC, MC, CMP, IABC Fellow

President, Inner Strength Communication Inc.

Priya Bates is an award-winning professional communicator with a passion for driving strong performance from the inside out. As President and owner of Inner Strength Communication, Priya builds strategic internal communication, engagement, branding and transformational change plans that help connect the dots between business strategy and employee delivery. In her 20+ year career, Priya has led communication for organizations including Loblaw Companies Limited, HP Canada and Compaq Canada.

Priya is an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) and recently became one of the first Certified Communication Management Professionals (CMP) in the world. In 2010, she received the Master Communicator (MC) designation, the highest honour bestowed upon a communication professional from IABC Canada. In 2016, she became an IABC Fellow, a lifetime achievement from the International Association of Business Communicators and the highest global honour bestowed on a professional communicator from the association.

Andrea Bannister

Senior Communication Strategist
Financial & Service industry Expert

Andrea is a strategic communicator with 15+ years experience leading integrated communication programs. Passionate about the power of internal communications, Andrea helps organizations inform, engage and inspire employees.

Andrea has worked for global companies including Sun Life Financial, RSA and Deloitte. She has successfully led internal communications for diverse business areas and managed the communications for high profile global programs including mergers, reorganizations, brand and strategy launches, and culture initiatives.  A skilled corporate writer, Andrea also has extensive expertise developing programs and messages for C-suite leaders aligned with their business objectives and the needs of their employees.

Lisa Bélanger

Senior Account Director, Internal and Change Communications

Lisa is an award-winning strategic communicator with 15+ years of experience leading corporate and change communication programs. Lisa helps organizations inform, engage and inspire employees by delivering communications that have impact and purpose.

Lisa has served as a key communication strategist and tactician for global companies including Manulife Financial and Standard Life, and national companies such as Purolator Courier and Bell Canada. She has successfully led internal communications for C-suite leaders and managed internal communications for acquisitions, reorganizations, financial results, strategy launches, and culture initiatives.

A PROSCI certified Change Manager, Lisa has extensive expertise developing change communication programs that help achieve organizational change vision while increasing employee engagement.

Stephanie Thornbury

Senior Executive, Communication & Marketing

Stephanie Thornbury, is an award-winning communications strategist with over 20 years of expertise in employee relations, crisis and change management, corporate partnership development, CSR and community investment. She is a trusted, insightful advisor with in-depth experience in retail, not-for-profit, manufacturing, health and life sciences and consulting. Stephanie is passionate about fostering positive relationships with internal stakeholders and bringing innovative ideas to business opportunities to help organizations thrive in highly competitive markets.

Prior to starting her consulting career, Stephanie spent over 13 years at Hudson’s Bay Company with progressively senior roles including Vice President, Corporate Communications and Vice President, Corporate Partnerships. Throughout her career, she has gained international experience and has a proven track record for delivering results and building award-winning programs that help shape culture and engage employees.

Stephanie is an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) and fluent in French.

Christina Alviano Davidson

Communication & PR Consultant
Retail & Service Industry Expertise

Christina is an award-winning communications expert with public relations, marketing communication, internal communication and event planning experience. She is recognized by others for her innate ability to develop engaging, creative and influential communication plans that capture targeted audiences. Christina has been a trusted advisor to senior management and cross functional leaders in the highly-competitive retail and service sector environments.

Companies Christina has worked with include Loblaw Companies Limited and Weber Shandwick.

Jason Anthoine

Global Partner

Jason has more than 30 years’ experience in employee engagement, corporate culture and change management.

Both as a corporate communications leader and as an external consultant and agency leader, he has developed and implemented communications, employee engagement and culture change initiatives for a number of Fortune 500 brands including Bayer, The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Communications, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Mars Chocolate North America, Newell Brands and Siemens.

Accredited in Public Relations by the Public Relations Society of America, Jason is a recognized leader in the employee engagement and culture change field. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, his work helps companies transform their cultures from tired and bored to inspired and on board.

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