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Meet our team of experts

Flip was founded on a shared passion for learning and performance. 

We are curious, courageous, and a delight to work with!



Danita Haysom, B.Ed., MBA, CPHR


Danita’s 25 years of talent management experience has involved creating methodologies, tools and approaches for blue chip clients from Yellowknife to Houston, and Halifax to Sacramento. After years in senior leadership roles within global consulting firms providing thought leadership, strategy and solutions for large scale transformation projects, Danita sought to design a consulting model and methodology that aligns with her business philosophy and values. Danita walks the learning talk; she’s a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), and holds an MBA, a Bachelor of Education, and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Communications.

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Maxine Clarke, MSOD, PCC, PMP

Maxine’s 17 years of experience as a consultant, senior manager, adjunct faculty member and executive coach has significantly enhanced the capacity of individuals, teams, and organizations. She has designed learning and change methodologies for Canadian and international organizations and built leadership and team capability to bring them to life. Maxine sought to apply her love of business and psychology to co-creating a consultancy that is modern, human-centred, and delivers clear results.  Maxine holds degrees in Commerce and Organizational Development and is certified as an Professional Certified Coach and Project Management Professional.

Who We Are: Team
Our team

Our team are highly experienced and educated client-service consultants who specialize in learning and development, leadership development, facilitation, and the social in Environmental, social, and corporate governance.  Our team includes Indigenous consultants who lead our work in Truth and Reconciliation, decolonization, and responding to calls to action.


Jessica is a results-driven global Human Resources executive with 20 years of Fortune 100 experience. She has deep expertise in talent acquisition, management and development, employee relations, organization development, and generalist HR. Jessica is often described as a trusted partner and a catalyst for change when it comes to developing talent strategies and transforming culture, and she is passionate about equity in education.

Jessica Ekong
MSOD, B.B.A. Management


Jessica has over 20 years of experience in a variety of areas, including Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization and Truth and Reconciliation work. As a female Indigenous mother of two and a Professional Engineer, she is passionate about building equitable frameworks and ensuring we all walk together in a good way as we build strong and vibrant communities. She is a trained KAIROS blanket exercise facilitator, has her mental health first aid, trained through the Fundamentals of Administrative Justice, is media trained and has extensive experience in public speaking. She consults through her firm, Guiding Star Consulting, working to convert thoughts of EDI and TRC into action.

Jessica Vandenberghe
P.Eng, M.Sc 


Rob brings more than two decades of dynamic instructional design, digital learning experience development, and production & content creation experience. He works with learners, subject matter experts, and stakeholders at every level of the organization to analyze learning needs, identify skill and performance gaps and then design, develop, and implement innovative learning experiences that result in meaningful change for the individual contributors and for the benefit of the organization. When not creating digital learning experiences, Rob likes to hike, ride his bicycle, book, and contribute to local amateur theatre.

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Angela has over 17 years of progressive and diverse people leadership experience across various industries. Prior to transitioning to a full time executive coach and consultant, Angela was the Vice-President of Human Resources for the largest publicly traded automotive group in Canada. 

Angela is specialized in Executive, High-Potential and Team Coaching; Change Management and Strategic HR. She is also certified as an Associate Certified Coach and Chartered Professional in Human Resources, and holds a Bachelor of Management and Masters of Business Administration.

Wendy Wilton

Mary Messer

Dr. Marvin Washington
B.S., Ph.D.

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Dr. Marvin Washington is most known as a Pracademic (practicing academic). The focus of his research, teaching, and consulting work is on leadership development and organizational change. Dr. Washington has also written three practitioner books focused on leadership, strategy, and organizational change. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Washington has taught leadership development to a wide array of organizations. He currently partners with Flip on select Leadership Development and EDI programs for Executives and Senior Leaders.

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Mary has over 15 years of experience in organizational transformation, workplace experience, and equity, diversity, & inclusion within multinational organizations.  She specializes in and has a deep passion for disability inclusion.  Mary earned a masters degree in Organization Development.

Kandis has found her passion in facilitating adults when she's not spending time with her family or out exploring nature. Kandis has over 25 years of experience across private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, and has a strong industry, academic, and business background to complement her learning and development expertise. Kandis is committed to lifelong learning and is licensed as a Professional Engineer with APEGA and is certified as a Master Instructor and Adult Educator from NAIT along with having her Master of Education, specializing in Adult Education. Kandis is an Emotional Intelligence Coach, certified with the Emotional Intelligence Company Inc. (EITC - EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360 instrument) and a Six Sigma Green Belt Leader. Kandis brings expertise in: adult education and learning, course design, development, and professional facilitation, business & personal coaching, leadership, communication, team building, project management, strategic planning, operational process improvements, and policy and procedure development. Her goal is to combine practical learning approaches with business savvy strategies to positively impact the personal and professional lives of others. Kandis received extensive training on communication, leadership, and crisis intervention during her time as a volunteer with the Edmonton Police Service’s Victim Services Unit and being registered as an Emergency Medical Responder for over 17 years. Kandis is an active participant in the promotion and application of DEI practice improvements through her consulting company R3K Consulting, particularly focused on the under representation of women in both business and SETT (Science, Engineering Technology and Trades) environments. Kandis continues to advocate for DEI with partnerships with like-minded learning organizations.

Kris has over 25 years of experience helping government, industry and not for profit organizations in Canada solve business challenges. Kris’ experience consists of executive coaching, consulting, teaching, and facilitating across various industries including natural resources, healthcare and higher education. Kris focuses on helping leaders lead more effectively and supporting organizations to achieve their goals through developing strategy and strengthening and empowering leaders and individuals to deliver on the strategy. Furthermore, Kris has successfully partnered with numerous organizations to facilitate change, identify organizational values and plan for long-term sustainability and success.


Wendy brings 20 years' experience in learning and development spanning multiple industries. She specializes in design, development and delivery of leadership development through the combination of education, training and coaching. 
Wendy’s facilitation is rooted in active learning principles, and and she creates experiences that are enjoyable, entertaining and fun to enable learners to retain and apply learning with ease and enthusiasm.  Those Wendy works with rave about her ability to build rapport and relationships, always maintaining respect and fostering a climate of trust for learning.

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Angela Merriott

Kandis Neth
P. Eng, M.Ed

Kris McCleary

A proud Indigenous (Dharug) woman, Tammy has spent her career advocating for and enabling all individuals to be empowered; to exceed their own expectations. 

  • 15+ years of experience in educational systems (Private and State systems) in various leadership roles, including Assistant Principal.  

  • Expertise in Curriculum Development, Teaching and Learning pedagogies as well as facilitation and coaching to advance team and organizational culture; underpinned by educational neuroscience and trauma-informed practices.

  • Through honouring culture – an Indigenous way of being and thinking – Tammy coaches, mentors, and collaborates across industries to grow individuals through ReconciliAction.  Walking in two worlds, Tammy weaves western knowledge and understanding to amplify the valuable contributions as well as opportunities to embrace and celebrate Indigenous cultures through cultural awareness, capability, and competence development. 

  • Indigenous Changemaker and Mentor with Indigi-X


Tammy Baart
B.Ed., B. Leisure Management

Kailey is a senior Leadership Development & Talent Management professional, holding a Bachelor's in Commerce and MBA.  She joins Flip Learning with 14 years of varied Human Resources and Learning experience, leading teams in both Oil & Gas as well as Higher Education. Kailey is passionate about enhancing organizations through the development of exceptional talent, inclusive cultures, robust processes, and inspired minds. She has a proven ability to create frameworks and processes around abstract ideas and unstructured topics to equip clients with executable, practical solutions to their business challenges. ​Kailey is a skilled facilitator and instructional designer with experience creating engaging learning environments for all levels within an organization, from operations to Executive leadership teams.


Kailey Armstrong
BComm, MBA

Professional talent management specialist with 15+ years experience in developing and implementing talent and learning programs with a focus on technology integration. Melissa combines her exceptional technical knowledge of safety and regulatory (from her time at the Alberta Energy Regulatory) with her expertise in adult learning and development including Learning Management Systems.  She has sector experience in aviation, oil and gas, and mining.

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Melissa Sunquist
B.Ed, M.Ed., PROSCI 

Sharon brings more than 30 years of experience in the field of education. She began her career as a special education teacher, then moved into educational psychology, and has spent the last 23 years as an instructional designer.  Sharon is passionate about creating learning solutions that engage and excite learners while helping businesses and organizations reach their strategic goals. She has developed eLearning, classroom training, webinars, and virtual instructor-led training for universities, colleges, and various industries. Her work has been recognized by The Association for Media and Technology in Education in Canada and the Canadian Society for Training & Development (now, I4PL), where she led a team that won a "Wow Award" for training innovation and design.

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Sharon Papish
B.Ed., P.G.D., M.Ed

Fiona is a highly experienced instructional designer as well as an online course developer and graphic / media specialist. She specializes in software illustration and visualization, authentic assessment, and online course design and re-design.

Fiona is driven to projects of a technical nature, which has contributed to her vast experience in the aviation and finance industries. Fiona is also a proud feminist, excelling as a woman in a significantly male-dominated industry.  

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Fiona Macelli
B.Des., B.Ed.

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