MEET THE TEAM
Meet our international team below. You’ll find them to be specialists in teaching and empowering people to be innovative and creative. They are experts in human and organizational development, and in improving organizational performance through innovation. All of them bring a diversity of real world and practical experience in the government, private and non-profit sectors, and several are fluent in French and other languages.
Thought-leaders and practitioners who work at the intersection of learning, creativity, change and innovation.
That’s the BridgePoint Effect team.
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
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.
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.
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.
Senior expert and researcher in applied creativity
Sylvie is a senior consulting expert specialized in the management and development of applied creativity and innovation in small and large organizations.
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
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 helps organizations solve persistent complex challenges and unlock opportunities for growth, by helping leaders and their teams be more creative and innovative.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 is responsible for ensuring a professional delivery of Bridgeport Effect’s workshops, FourSight information and analysis.