Who We Are


Jo-Ann Pawliw

Jo-Ann runs a company called Heart of Performance and specializes in coaching others to manage pressure filled moments with poise and connect more powerfully to other people.


Lead Fast Pitch participants and coaches through an exercise in vulnerability and overcoming adversity, like public speaking in front of 400 people.

Dexter Lam

Dexter is a strategist with over a decade of experience developing human-centered approaches to Wicked Problems such as innovation, holistic sustainability, urban renewal, and social resiliency.


Dexter has contributed to engagements involving board governance, strategic planning, process design, and impact strategy and assessment. A primary focus has been the development of SVP Calgary’s OCAT (Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool) methodology which adapts a McKinsey & Company product to improve usability of the tools, streamline the process, and create a capacity-building experience for participants.

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