Future Readiness

    Rich Batchelor
    Capillary Consulting
    Rich has been successfully delivering change for over 25 years. He has consulted, coached and educated with organizations across all parts of the globe and regularly reflect on his legacy in developing the change delivery model for UK government. Rich is a founding member of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) and was the founding president of the Toronto Chapter for 6 years. He has also founded the Toronto Change Days conference, based on the highly successful Berlin Change Days, a hands-on weekend of fun learning about change unlike any other change conference in North America! He has a masters in change management and is certified in Project Management, Process improvement, Facilitation, HR, Coaching, Counseling, and Psychotherapy. He is also a Certified Lego® Serious Play® Facilitator & Workshop Designer, Certified in facilitating organizations through uncertainty and complexity and an accredited emotional culture deck “elephant rider”! His presentation delivery is known for its passion and direct challenges to the audience. Rich enjoys the opportunity to disrupt traditional thinking, bring humor to the learning space and enable curiosity to take control of the change space for everyone.
    Peter Taylor
    The Lazy Project Manager
    Peter Taylor is a PMO expert who has built and led five global PMOs across several industries and has advised many other organizations on Change and Project strategy. He is also the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books on project leadership, PMO development, project marketing, project challenges and executive sponsorship. In the last 5 years, he has delivered over 340 lectures around the world in over 25 countries and has been described as ‘perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today’. His mission is to teach as many people as possible that it is achievable to ‘work smarter and not harder’ and to still gain success in the battle of the work/life balance.
    Luis Duran
    PMO, Program and Project Manager
    Luis is a PMO, Program and Project Manager with several years of experience in different industries such as Manufacturing, IT and Insurance among others. He believes that one of the main goals of a leader is to help and develop other future leaders.
    Lee Lambert
    PMI Fellow
    Lee Lambert, PMP, is a project management industry thought-leader involved in project management for over five decades. He is one of the Founders of the PMP and named a PMI Fellow in 2009. Lee Lambert has provided PM Training for over 50,000 professionals in 23 countries and is currently leading an effort to create an opportunity for senior level professionals to capitalize on the synergy of knowledge exchange through participation in a Mastermind Group Program.
    Elise Stevens
    Career Tactician
    I give STEM professionals and businesses the tools to confidently supercharge their performance, results, and careers. With over twenty years’ experience in working with STEM teams. I understand the issues organizations face when building and sustaining diverse teams as well as the challenges women encounter in achieving career success. My wealth of knowledge in delivering change outcomes for large multinationals, government bodies and organizations, combined with my passion for seeing women in STEM achieve career success, has lead me to develop tools that supercharge their performance and results. I help: STEM Teams: Improving the diversity of teams by providing the tools, training, coaching they require to achieve sustainable success. I believe that diversity in teams in STEM organizations is important, enabling them to implement change/transformation initiatives that are critical to ongoing longevity. With the right focus, organizations can attract and retain exceptional people. Professional STEM Women: Giving women the confidence, tools, and skills to have the career they want with 1 to 1, group and mastermind coaching and training. Although not true for every woman, I have found that some don’t have the same career success as their male peers. While there are many reasons for this, it is important that women have the tools, strategies, and knowledge on how to achieve their own career success. I am the author of ” Age Defying Careers – A guide for women at 40”. The book is a how-to book on how to transition to the career they want. I have been featured in; – Project Management Review China – Future PMO – Project Management Office Hours Podcast – Strefa PMI Poland Magazine If you are a professional or businesses in STEM who needs the tools to supercharge your performance and results – email elise@elisestevens.co Specialities Diversity in STEM, Professional Women in STEM, Facilitating, Coaching & Mentoring, Professional Development, Podcasting, Public Speaking
    Joe Pusz
    Joe Pusz, PMO Joe is an internationally recognized leader in the Project Management and PMO community. He is a frequent Keynote Speaker, Author, Project Management Innovator and was named one of the 2020 Top 15 PMO Influencers in the World by the PMO Global Alliance. He is the Founder and President of THE PMO SQUAD, a Phoenix based PMO and Project Management Consulting firm serving clients across the United States. He is host of the Project Management Office Hours Radio Show and Podcast providing Project Management Leaders a voice within our community. Now in the 4th season the show has over 30 million plays and downloads featuring guests from around the world. Joe is also Co-Founder of VPMMA, the Veteran Project Manager Mentor Alliance which is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization assisting Veterans seeking to transition into civilian Project Management careers. Joe is also Founder of The PMO Leader global community. The PMO Leader is the only global ecommerce community for PMO Leaders and teams to share content, gain knowledge and exchange experiences. He is also a recurring Judge for the Global PMO Awards. Joe is PMP certified and is a long-time member of the Project Management Institute.
    Priya Patra
    Program Manager
    Priya Patra, Program Manager, Capgemini Priya is a mother of two, Author, Blogger, Women Empower believer, Dreamer, Creator and a Futurist An Agile Evangelist and a Program Manager spearheading Digital transformation, digital quality assurance and quality engineering program for a large conglomerate in Lifesciences domain She Leads Agile Community Of Practice with Capgemini 546 members, across 40 countries evangelizing Agile practices across all levels in the organization. She is speaker for national and International conferences on IoT, Agile and Project Management When she is not working, she dreams about the future of work, and its impact on projects. Her views are expressed through blogs on projectmanagement.com https://www.projectmanagement.com/blogs/570914/The-Future-of-PM-Work #AgileW2W #futureofPMWork #SpeakerPriya
    Steve Salisbury
    Transformational Leadership Expert
    Steve Salisbury has helped dozens of executives grow their businesses. Steve’s unique approach is all about understanding and adjusting organizational culture and then executing strategy quickly, effectively, and with the highest return possible. Steve evaluates interpersonal, organizational, and process elements to eliminate cross-functional dysfunction and builds teams to create a leadership culture to drive exponential growth. Steve has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable organizations to drive growth by creating capacity, galvanizing leaders, and driving accountability. Comfortable in culturally diverse settings, Steve has worked in many international companies throughout Asia, Latin America, and Europe, as well as in the United States. In 2020, Steve published his first book, Activate: 15 Steps to Profitable Strategy Execution. The Activate approach demonstrates how to drive greater profitability faster. Steve also serves as a volunteer mentor for SCORE Chicago, an organization that provides small business advice to help companies start, grow, and operate efficiently. When speaking, Steve weaves in lessons from his rich and broad history, including agriculture, winemaking, lay ministry, and leadership – in addition to his varied corporate, public sector, and not-for-profit business and leadership experience. Steve spent most of his adult life in southwestern Michigan and recently returned there after living in Chicago for ten years. He now lives with his wife on the southwestern Michigan family vineyard estate his parents bought in the 1960s.
    Joe Sopko
    Independent Organizational Project Management Consultant & Trainer
    Joe Sopko, PMP, MSP, P3O is an independent organizational project management consultant, trainer and a joint recipient of the 2013 Shingo Prize Research Award as a contributing author to The Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs. With decades of project and program leadership across the defense and commercial sectors, Joe has been an advocate of program management as a key methodology for leading organizational or market transformation as well as value-focused initiatives such as Lean. As a practicing organizational project management consultant for over 15 years, Joe has been a thought-leader regarding the practical use of program management and multiple maturity model approaches as enablers for establishing a business-relevant PMO with a focus on improving and sustaining organizational excellence and agility. Joe has been an active participant and core team member in the development, review and practical application of PMI’s OPM3® Standard and AXELOS (UK) Managing Successful Programmes (MSP). He recently served as the committee vice-chair for the PMI Standard for Organizational Project Management and is a former member of the ISO US Technical Advisory Group for Project, Programme and Portfolio Standards (ISO/TC258).
    Priscilla Bakx-Kabai
    Go ROHO Project Management
    Priscilla’s professional motto is to simplify & support others in enabling a people-first approach to project management. She supports individuals and organizations to unleash their maximum potential through enabling a shift to Outward Minded Project Management, based on a proven mindset shift program developed by the Arbinger Institute, and coupled with more than a decade in experience as a project professional in various international settings.