Our Team & Consulting Philosophy

Our founding partner brings over 25 years of leadership and management experience working with for profit, associations, government and not-for-profit agencies.

Nicole's Story

Nicole's Story

I work with CEOs, EDs, HR Strategic Partners, Business Owners, and Team Leaders who want to improve their leadership team’s capacity to create healthy workspaces and cultivate a learning culture in their organizations.

I decided to work with leaders, when as a vocational counsellor, I had many clients that were on ‘stress’ leave from their jobs. The pattern that I noticed was they all worked in unhealthy (toxic) work environments. These organizational cultures impacted morale, motivation, engagement, sick time, job satisfaction and retention.

I was intrigued. I enrolled in an MBA and specialized in Leadership & Organizational Development. This led me to my heart work here at Organizations by Design Inc. Which is helping leaders create healthy engaging work environments so that their people say: Hip hip hooray I get to go to work today!

Our leadership mentoring, highly interactive online leadership programs and VIP retreats prioritize creating psychologically safe workspaces, building learning teams and developing learning cultures.

My learning evolves with every new relationship, client and learning journey. I bring 20 years of leadership & management experience to my role at OBD Inc. I am privileged to be a part of the leadership team with Sue & Zyrha. We strive to model the way in our work together, every day!

I hold a Bachelors’s in Occupational Therapy, an MBA and a Strategic Human Resource Post Graduate Certificate. I am a certified MBTI facilitator and have an Advanced Facilitator Certificate from the Waters Centre for Systems Thinking.

I’m excited about building your capacity for the next leg of your leadership journey!

Sue's Story

Sue's Story

I have more than 30 years as a marketing professional, combined with a history of building effective community boards. I am a relationship builder, proficient at developing lasting connections with clients. I have earned the respect from tight-knit communities through dedication, hard work, and a deep sense of caring about their success. I know how important it is to keep ahead of trends and technology, to adapt to the changing way of doing business, to be a knowledge-builder, and to have the ability to share information in an adaptable and concise manner. This has all been integral to the development of these relationships and the success of those I work with.

In addition to my extensive business experience, I believe the varied volunteer roles with community associations and boards, have contributed to making me empathetic, compassionate, community minded, and a much more balanced person.

I am incredibly excited to join Nicole and the Organizations by Design team, and can’t wait to meet the clients already working with us, and those who we haven’t met yet.

Balancing a successful and challenging career along with a commitment to volunteerism and a cherished family life, requires critical time management skills and a dedication to hard work. But this is what I do and what I love… and life just doesn’t get any better than that.

The skills and values that contribute to my successful engagement in business include: marketing, advertising, communications, educator, public relations, independent thinker, self motivator, client-focused, proficient communicator, confident with technology, team player, public speaker, quick learner, adaptable.

Zyrha's Story

Zyrha's Story

As a seasoned administrative and marketing professional, I have gained a wide range of experience and expertise that I bring to my role at OBD Inc. I have worked in diverse fields and gained valuable insights into the challenges faced by leaders in different sectors. My current position at OBD Inc. truly allows me to thrive and grow both personally and professionally everyday. Our OBD Inc approach is practical and applied which allows me to put my learning to work right away, everyday!

As a member of the OBD Inc team, I find immense satisfaction in building and contributing to the growth and success of our leadership and organizational development services. Working in start-up environments has taught me to be adaptable, creative, and proactive in finding solutions to increase our brand, grow our client base and build capacity for emergent leaders, like you!

At OBD Inc, we create safe and trusting online spaces where leaders and their teams can learn and grow together through our 1:1 mentoring, team mentoring or group programs. Our interactive and engaging learning journeys provide practical, cutting-edge frameworks, strategies, and tools that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

As an integral member of the OBD Inc team, my goal is to support our founder and leadership team to achieve their vision of empowering leaders and teams to co-create their shared future states. I am dedicated to supporting the OBD Inc team, you and your team through a transformational learning process that will equip you with the knowledge, skills, strategies and tools using best practices in leadership that you need to succeed in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing environment.

I provide comprehensive administrative and social media marketing support to Organizations by Design Inc.

Our Consulting Philosophy

We have a different approach.

We have learned to create space that allows for deep and meaningful conversations where leaders, teams, and organizations can think differently together and can realize their desired future state. We can foster your learning and leadership development with our highly interactive online learning approach.

We want to be a part of your leadership journey.

With over 25 years of leadership and management experience we can help you build your leadership capacity. Show you how to leverage the way your teams think and learn together. We can provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to build internal and external relationships to realize your mission and vision.

We want to create a community of leaders.

We want to connect, build and support a network of leaders that have a strong desire to continue to learn and grow organizations and initiatives that make a difference. We know that collaborating and leading change across organizational or systems boundaries requires time, practice and continual learning.

We want to build a community of leaders that lift each other up in their workplaces!


Let’s connect to discuss your next step!