SFU Brown Bag Lunch Series Feb 26

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SFU Brown Bag Lunch Series

Creating Positive Relationships: Coaching and Skills Practice

Speakers: Gwen Gnazdowsky & Cheryl Kristiansen

Make Possible



When: February 26, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Where: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus, Library 7200

Register HERE

How does one go about setting up mentorship relationships in their professional life?

What networking skills can help you find the right people to make that happen?

How do you operate as a mentor?

In this session, Gwen Gnazdowsky from One Conversation Coaching and Facilitation and Cheryl Kristiansen from Make Possible will deliver a Mentoring Workshop designed to help women develop skills to create successful mentoring relationships. Hands-on exercises & interactive group discussion will create a supportive learning environment, and networking exercises will help build a sense of community and collaboration.

This session is specifically targeted to women in STEM careers but will apply to anyone interested in fostering postitve career relationships.

This session is offered in partnership by the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology, the SFU Postdoctoral Fellows Association, and the APEX Professional Development Program with the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows.


Background on speakers:

Gwen Gnazdowsky Gwen Gnazdowsky of ONE Conversation Coaching & Facilitation has been helping people achieve personal, professional and relationship goals for over 25 years – One Conversation at a Time!  She is the National Mentorship Program Developer and Coordinator with the Women in Leadership Foundation.  Gwen recently delivered a Ted Talk on “Happiness is a Paradigm Shift” for TEDxBCIT and an Assertiveness Workshop for BCIT Nurses.  She teaches Communication and Public Speaking Courses at Langara College and Vancouver School Board.


Cheryl-KristiansenCheryl Kristiansen from SCWIST brings diverse expertise in project management, engineering innovation and leading transformative change in STEM.  She has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, hands-on engineering experience in the alternate fuels technology sector and senior leadership experience in the oil and gas sector.  As Managing Director of the Mitchell Odyssey Foundation, Cheryl developed an effective network of Odyssey supported schools across BC with innovative programs that motivate and inspire high school students to pursue careers in STEM.


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