MEET THE TEAM

Meet our international team, several of whom are fluent in French, Spanish and other languages.

They are experts in human and organizational development, and in improving organizational performance through innovation. They’re specialists in teaching and empowering people to be innovative and creative.

All of them bring a diversity of real world and practical experience in the government, private and non-profit sectors.

Thought-leaders and practitioners who work at the intersection of learning, creativity, change and innovation.

That’s the BridgePoint Effect team.

Janice Francisco

Janice Francisco

CEO, BridgePoint Effect; Principal Innovation Consultant, Facilitator & Coach

Janice Francisco brings clarity and decisive navigation to the innovation journeys of organizations that are struggling to define and bring action to their innovation initiatives.

Dr. Roger Firestien

Dr. Roger Firestien

Innovation and Creativity Expert, Trainer & Facilitator

Dr. Roger Firestien has taught more people to lead the creative process than anyone else in the world, having presented programs in creativity to over 600 organizations nationally and internationally.

Ginny Santos

Ginny Santos

Innovation Trainer, E-meeting facilitator, E-learning Designer

Ginny uses her expertise in Creative Problem Solving (CPS) to facilitate productive collaborations and design online and in-person training and meetings that engage between 8 and 800 participants.

Sylvie Gélinas

Sylvie Gélinas

Senior expert and researcher in applied creativity

Sylvie is a senior consulting expert specializing in the management and development of applied creativity and innovation in small and large organizations.

Erik op ten Berg

Erik op ten Berg

Creative Problem Solving Facilitator & Business Coach

Erik is a well-known trainer in Creative Problem Solving, and works as an independent innovation consultant for large and small organizations, both in the private and public sector.

Helene Cahen

Helene Cahen

Innovation Consultant

Helene is an experienced innovation consultant, facilitator, trainer and coach with more than 20 years of insight in new product/service development, user research and communication.

Ingrid De Clercq

Ingrid De Clercq

Innovation Consultant, Facilitator & Coach

Ingrid’s focus is on Tuning Your Organization and People for Innovation: transforming a static, hierarchical company culture into an agile, innovative and entrepreneurial one.

Marysia Czarski

Marysia Czarski

Innovation Consultant

Marysia helps organizations solve persistent complex challenges and unlock opportunities for growth, by  helping leaders and their teams be more creative and innovative.

Sylvain Matte

Sylvain Matte

Creativity Broker, Innovation Expert, Facilitator

Sylvain helps managers and their teams improve organizational efficiency, from diagnostic and strategic planning to strategic outsourcing, process improvement, project management and change management.

Trevor McAlpine

Trevor McAlpine

Innovation Expert, Business Coach, Facilitator, FourSight Certified Presenter

Trevor McAlpine helps leaders and their teams get better business results by dramatically improving their performance. He is an expert business coach who uses systemic processes to drive change.

Laetitia Lévy

Laetitia Lévy

Innovation and Creativity Practitioner and Designer

Laetitia’s experience encompasses innovation and design, creative leadership, as well as design, prototyping, manufacturing, production and marketing of 300+ gift items.

Ginger Grant, PhD

Ginger Grant, PhD

Corporate Culture Expert and Innovation Researcher

Ginger is an expert in values-based leadership, user experience design and innovation. She helps leaders and their organizations uncover the stories that help or hinder innovation capacity.

Kathryn Haydon

Kathryn Haydon

Innovation & Creativity Consultant, Keynote Speaker

BridgePoint Effect team member Kathryn Haydon is an award-winning educator, creativity specialist and consultant. She is an accomplished author and keynote speaker.

Karen Brownrigg

Karen Brownrigg

HR and Change Management Expert, Executive Coach

Karen has been involved in many transformational projects, spanning all types and sizes of organizations. She has advised small to medium sized organizations and not-for-profits on how to set up their HR Programs, conducted workplace assessments, trained and guided leaders, and provided advice and guidance on major transformative change initiatives.

Mary Harvey

Mary Harvey

Creative Communications Consultant

Mary is experienced in communication training, meeting facilitation, and public speaking, and has worked with a diverse client base of entrepreneurs, politicians, not-for-profit organizations, and national corporations.

Anneleen De Clercq

Anneleen De Clercq

Delivery Coordinator

Anneleen is responsible for ensuring a professional delivery of Bridgeport Effect’s workshops, FourSight information and analysis.

Contact us to find out how we can help you achieve outcome driven innovation.