Team

Patricia R. Hedley

Ph.D, M.A. Ed, BSc. (P.T.) | Co-Founder & Principal

History

Pat’s parents valued learning and teaching. They knew that the key to a successful career and life in general could be realized through Higher Education. They often used everyday life activities as opportunities to frame learning, while masked as family fun. For instance, making an apple pie with even the youngest of seven children involved around a kitchen table. Learning math/reading/science or typing were usually structured into ongoing lessons whenever possible. With two older siblings and four younger ones there was always room to share what you knew or to learn from someone else. Pat believes that her journey as a lifelong learner was inspired by her parents Eric and Kathleen.

Experience

An early career in physiotherapy practice and administration enabled Pat to develop an expertise in rehabilitation medicine. Her natural leadership talent drew her to the Board of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario where she became President and served 6 years on the board. She answered the call to become a teacher/professor when she transitioned from Hospital Administration to a teaching position at Humber College. Originally teaching in the biosciences (anatomy, physiology, pathology) Pat and her colleagues also wrote and published several books and lab manuals that were used across many colleges. Once again Pat was called upon by a mentor to pursue higher learning and advance her leadership career within the College. Consequently, Pat the “lifelong learner” completed a M.A. Ed through Central Michigan University and her Ph.D. in Higher Adult and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University while becoming the Director of Professional Development and eLearning at Humber College. Along the way she collaborated with an International Team of Professors and Administrators sponsored by The League for Innovation developing and delivering an award winning Faculty Education Program.

Current

Pat’s doctoral work in Quality Learning Management Systems has led her to work throughout North America with Gov’t. Ministries/Departments, Colleges and University clients. Often working with leaders who are challenged finding solutions, developing strategies-initiatives and/or designing the solutions to improve the outcomes and overall efficiencies needed in Higher Education. Presidents and Senior Academic leaders seek her expertise in quality review, curriculum development, e-learning strategies and professional development of faculty and administrators so their institution maintains ministry or occupational accreditations and to reframe and rethink education in the modern world.

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Robert W. Hedley

Ph.D. Dir. H.R.C.C., CTDP, QM | Co-Founder & Principal

History

A born leader, Robert (Bob) Hedley has always gravitated to roles and positions of leadership. His passion for working with high performing people has guided him through career life to serve as Teacher/Educator/Speaker/Author, Professional Hockey Coach, College Administrator, Business Owner and Business Executive. Most recently returning to Consulting, Executive Coaching and serving on the Board of Directors for; The Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD), Chair of Hockey Development York University and as a member of the Advisory Board of Central Michigan University Ontario Programs.

Experience

After graduating from Windsor University with a Master’s Degree specialized in Sports Administration Bob pursued Coaching Hockey while teaching at Durham College. While progressing as a College Administrator as Dean of Business and the Canadian Automotive Institute at Georgian College he also worked with York University (Varsity Coach), Hockey Canada Elite Development Program and The Canadian Coaching Association as a Master Coach and Master Facilitator. Bob joined the board of Sport Ontario in 1990. He also began a Doctoral program specializing in Leadership and Organizational Studies through Michigan State University and started Hedley and Associates Inc. with his partner in life Pat Hedley.

Bob’s doctoral research into how leaders build the capacity to successfully guide strategic change in organizations excited his clients and later led to work with some of Canada’s most outstanding Senior Executives in Business, Education, Government and NGOs. His work has taken him throughout Canada including the far north, United States, United Kingdom-E.U., Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Current

Today, Bob works with business and organizational leaders (“C” Suite Teams, Boards of Directors, Elite and Professional Hockey Clubs and Organizations) helping them to strategize and develop their most valuable asset – people to achieve outstanding value and business results. Bob works with these leaders as individuals or in teams to help them identify and foster the current and next generation of leadership. He and his associates work with these next-gen leaders helping them to thrive and move forward in their organization or career.

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