Meet NeOlé's Partners


NeOlé is the key local partner for Stormz in all of Canada.

With our Stormz expertise we are able to use the best digital technology to facilitate efficient collaborative workshops. Stormz maximizes the potential for engagement across regions and time zones as well as in live meetings with hundreds of participants. Participants can work on the same challenge in real time or over time, to contribute and capture their thinking.

Stormz operates on the cloud or on a local server (if security of data is a concern). With Stormz we are able to eliminate the need for Post-it Notes™ and flip chart paper. We facilitate collaboration, diverse input and decision making in real time and provide immediate reports at the press of a button.
Companies that use Stormz include BNP Paribas, Alcatel-Lucent, AF2R La Mondiale, College La Cite, and many more.


NeOlé’s team members are certified in FourSight so that we can provide you with a scientific assessment of your team’s thinking preferences.

Today, innovation is vital for every organization. Yet each of us approaches problem solving differently. Understanding your particular approach toward innovating can enable success in our ever-changing world. FourSight gives teams and organizations insight into each individual’s preferred way of clarifying, generating, developing and implementing ideas. How? By asking a series of simple questions. Each has been carefully developed and thoroughly researched to provide a clear perspective of how you can innovate with others most effectively.

Companies that use FourSight include: IBM, Disney, Google, Kraft, DuPont, HP, Coca-Cola, 3M, Intel, Nike, Mott’s, Kimberly-Clark, General Motors, Duncan Hines, Pfizer, Prudential, State Farm Insurance, CBC, BBC, Manulife Financial, Vodafone, Pfizer, the American Cancer Society, Fisher-Price, the Center for Creative Leadership, Royal Bank, Johnson & Johnson, USBank, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, United Way and the State University of New York.


NeOlé co-founded FliP University: Flipping online learning on its head with carefully curated online courses that are best taken with your team.

We’ve taken the best of what in-person workshops offer and put it online. FliP U content is thoroughly modern, pracademic (practical and grounded in academic research), sassy and transformative. We deliver life-changing courses, game-changing knowledge, and career-changing skills.


Janice Francisco

CEO, BridgePoint Effect

Janice Francisco is the CEO of BridgePoint Effect, a Canadian-based firm that helps managers and their teams solve the mystery of what it means to be innovative, and teaches them how to use creativity to get innovation done.

As a specialist in building innovation cultures in the government, non-profit and private sectors, Janice speaks internationally on applied creativity and innovation management. She is the inventor of the ThinkUP Innovation Framework, an integrated, agile and repeatable process applied in real work settings to achieve change and sustainable innovation.

Janice holds a Masters of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership, is the Chair of the Conference Board of Canada’s Council on Innovation and Commercialization, and a FourSight LLC Preferred Partner and Master Trainer.

We’ve taken the best of what in-person workshops offer and put it online. FliP U content is thoroughly modern, pracademic (practical and grounded in academic research), sassy and transformative. We deliver life-changing courses, game-changing knowledge, and career-changing skills.


Robert Wakulat

Managing Director of Courage Co-Lab Inc. & Founding Law Partner at Wakulat Dhirani LLP

Robert is the Managing Director of Courage Co-Lab Inc., where he connects corporate partners to creative processes. He is a Founding Law Partner at Wakulat Dhirani LLP, a professional services firm embedded at the Centre for Social Innovation, where he focuses on supporting social entrepreneurs working to alleviate social or environmental challenges.

Robert is highly sought after to lead workshops on corporate law and enterprise structure across the GTA with community-based organizations, the Toronto Public Library and post-secondary institutions such as Ryerson University’s Social Innovation Zone. This includes recurring guest instructor roles with the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Toronto Artscape’s Launchpad program for creative entrepreneurs.

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Sol Santos-Pyne Chief Innovator and Prototype Evaluator. He is always ready to help design, paint, cut and install. Sol will show you what’s possible and will also try the impossible. He is the bravest monkey of all.

Ayla Larzabal Zavitz Artist-in-Residence and Director of the Safety Patrol. She makes sure that everyone is following the rules and having fun at the same time. She is the time-keeper and turn-taking monitor. She helps paint the wood for the monkey bars and will give you great advice on the best accessories.

Beto Santos-Pyne Video Producer and Editor as well as a Reliable Helper during heavy installations. When he is not building intricate systems in Minecraft he is the top ranking swinger on the monkey bars. 

Mateo Larzabal Zavitz is our Media Relations Expert and Installation Helper. Mateo knows what’s cool and what’s not cool. He helps us maintain a realistic outlook on the world and stay up to date on the latest movies and video games.

Matias Larzabal Designer and Lead Installer. Matias has more than 20 years of experience working in construction, 14 years of experience as a dad, 11 years of experience as an uncle, 10 years as a helpful Canadian neighbour and handy-man, and a lifetime of experience as a monkey. Matias is also an artist with a unique upbringing. You can learn more about him and his art on his gallery.

Ginny Santos Monkey Supervisor, Visionary and Managing Director. Ginny is a nutrition coach and entrepreneur who is always looking for ways of involving children in creative thinking and problem solving. You can learn more about Ginny’s other work on NeOle Coaching.