2022 AWMAC National Convention | June 9-11, 2022 | Calgary, Alberta

Meet Our Speakers

Jeremiah Brown

Olympic Medalist

Jeremiah Brown won an Olympic silver medal as a member of the Canadian men’s eight rowing team at the London 2012 Olympic Games. A young father with a big dream, he is one of few Olympians ever to have started learning his sport only four years before winning a medal at the Olympics.

Whether supporting elite athletes to reinvent themselves, or helping organizations adapt to change, Jeremiah is known for his deep insights into the psychology of high performance and human transformation. Jeremiah has helped thousands of people find the courage to reach their goals and overcome the psychological traps and emotional pitfalls that lie hidden along the way.


Ron Spiteri

Managing Director, TXM Lean Solutions

Ron has been a Lean practitioner and senior manager for over 20 years. With an engineering background and a skill and passion for business turnarounds, Ron has leveraged the principles of Lean to transform the performance and culture of businesses of all shapes and sizes. Ron actively engages and mentors stakeholders of all levels within a business, from the Board Room, through to the most junior of staff. Ron holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical), a Masters of Business Administration and is an advocate of experiential learning.


Brian McEachern

National Lean Manager, PCL Constructors Inc.

Brian McEachern has spent over 20 years in the manufacturing and construction industries. Brian joined PCL in 2011 as a project manager and was promoted to PCL’s Integrated Construction Services team as National Lean manager in 2019.

Lean at PCL is a fundamental operating strategy that delivers value to projects and – in turn – to clients by ensuring process efficiencies and waste reduction that saves both time and money. In his role, Brian works with districts across North America to increase efficiencies, reduce risk, and work smarter and safer.


Beverley Theresa

Owner, Throwdown Social Media

Beverley Theresa is the owner of Throwdown Social Media and helps businesses and brands win at social media marketing through consulting, training, online learning, and speaking engagements. Her hands-on experience has led her to work with clients such as Rogers, United Nations Association in Canada, Cushman & Wakefield, and Canadian Gift Association.

Beverley is also a published author in Search Engine Journal’s How to Dominate Social Media: A Complete Strategy Guide and a regular guest on podcasts and web series’. Audiences love Beverley’s humour, authentic viewpoint, and real-life examples that help businesses improve their social media marketing.


Shane Wallace

Founder and CEO of CultureSmith Inc.

“We turn companies into places people care about.” This is the CultureSmith tagline and as the chief architect of the firm’s platforms and programs, Shane is deeply committed to making this statement come true for everyone he meets.

Forward-thinking leaders work with Shane because they realize that the conventional approaches to leadership and culture building are not only incapable of meeting the demands of the modern workplace, in many instances they are outright harmful. Shane holds a Bachelors Degree in Humanities from the University of Calgary and is in the final stages of his Masters in Leadership Psychology through Penn State University.

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