Meet Our Team

Ginny Santos

CEO, NeOle

Ginny Santos doesn’t want you to waste your time. She loves designing and facilitating meetings and trainings that engage every participant — creating buy-in on strategic direction, an increase in engagement and retention, and attendees who walk out the door feeling enthusiastic and thrilled to put ideas into action.

While facilitating in-person and virtual meetings, whether it’s for 10 to 1000 participants, Ginny brings together people, technology and Creative Problem Solving to make collaboration easy, effective and empowering.

As a coach, Ginny works with individuals to help them apply creative and strategic thinking in the context of their lives, their careers and their health.

She has a Master’s of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership from the State University of New York and several graduate certificates, including Solution-Focused Coaching (S-F), Nutrition Sciences and Creative Problem Solving (CPS). Her practice also incorporates Design Thinking, Productive Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Nutrition for Optimal Brain Performance and FourSight. She is also a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University where she teaches creativity and entrepreneurship to MBA students. 

Originally from Spain, Ginny is an entrepreneurial mother, a soccer coach, a digital geek and an enthusiastic dancer in her kitchen. At parties and social events, she’s the quiet person in the corner — but when it comes to one-on-one coaching she’s jumping out of her front-row-seat, cheering your journey to success.

Bri Carter

Executive Assistant, In-house Animator and Illustrator

Bri is a very talented animator and illustrator who is easily excitable about all things art.

With a love for art, Bri has always loved the way stories can be told through images and videos and the joy it brings to people. Her goal is to bring that joy to other people with her art. Bri is excited to learn as much as she can and be able to put her knowledge to good use.

 

Laura Bowley

Virtual Facilitator and Trainer
 
Taking what she’s learned as a location-independent communications consultant and writer for the past 25 years, Laura helps clients connect virtually. Her mission is to use technology to bring people together in a virtual environment where conversations can flourish and spark change. She’s an early adopter of Zoom video conferencing and has facilitated webinars, meetings, round tables and training on that platform. She has also led collaborations using a number of online tools beyond zoom.
 
Laura’s specialty is integrative thinking: she works with clients, both one-on-one and in groups, to problem-solve, generate big ideas, and act on them. She has a Bachelor of Business Management and is a 2015 Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs. Laura is the director of the virtual Mindset Centre for Living with Dementia and Canadian partner for the To Whom I May Concern® interactive storytelling platform.

Lina Gómez

Operations Manager
 

Lina Gómez is a logistics specialist and event manager. She has a driving passion for things that most don’t find sexy like: databases, spreadsheets, make data work for people and keeping teams organized.

Lina has planned and managed international events ranging from 50 to 2000+ participants — both face-to-face as well as virtually. From agenda collaboration, to methodological support and logistics coordination, she is a valuable player for any event project. She has developed multiple systems needed to keep track of thousands of details while not losing sight of the big picture.

Most of her experience is in the not-for-profit sector, she worked at AWID as Forum and Production Manager for over 10 years. The AWID Forum takes place every four years and brings together around 2000 attendees from over 120 countries. It is conducted in at least four languages and it goes on for four full days.

Lina has also worked for various initiatives and development organizations around the world, focusing on virtual events and logistics management. She holds a magna cum laude MBA from Universidad Icesi in her native Colombia as well as an honours degree in International Project Management from Humber College in Toronto, Canada.

Andrew Ingram

Our A.I. Assistant

Meet our A.I. assistant, Andrew Ingram. Yes, Andrew is really a robot, a ridiculously efficient and artificially intelligent software that schedules all sorts of meetings on our behalf. We would love to meet with you, please use this link to find a time that works for you and Andrew will set up a phone meeting for us.

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