Our Faculty

Jo-Ann Pawliw

Trained in leading edge strategies and evidence-based models from Harvard and HeartMath, Jo-Ann provides her clients with tools to help them manage pressure and neutralize stress so they can access their higher brain function even in the most difficult moments. A Certified Coach, Licensed HeartMath Provider and Accredited Facilitator in Emotional Intelligence, Jo-Ann also has degrees from University of Toronto and McMaster University.


As a speaker, trainer and coach, Jo-Ann has worked with hundreds of athletes, leaders, and organizations in Calgary and across North America over the last two decades. Some of the sectors that have called on Jo-Ann to offer coaching and training include engineering, forestry, pipeline, oil and gas, municipalities, and energy.


Jo-Ann works on her own resilience by getting outdoors on her mountain bike, singing loudly and frequenting walking paths with her family and friends. 

Steve Brierley, MA, CEC

Steve has held progressive positions in talent management and executive leadership development over the past 20 years.


Steve was the General Manager of a multi-national training organization in the USA that delivered training to Fortune 500 organizations and government agencies.


Steve returned to Canada and joined SAIT as a Corporate Learning Advisor, then moved to Director of Executive Education, University of Alberta School of Business, followed by corporate roles as Group Lead, Talent Management at Encana Inc., Director Talent Management at Enbridge Inc., then as  Associate Vice President of Talent Management for Canadian Tire, FGL Sports and Marks. 


Steve has a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University and is a Certified Executive Coach.