Every Leader Can MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

"What can leaders do tomorrow that will make the organization more successful and the experience of leadership more satisfying?”

For us, it’s clear – Einblau’s coaching, assessments, and trainings are all well-proven and based on the science of understanding people.

Through hand-picked tools, well-designed processes, tough questions, and practical, effective coaching, we have built a reputation as trusted management and leadership advisors.

Specialists in organization development since 1985.

And we’re not slowing down. In addition to our two Canadian offices in Calgary and Vancouver, we’ve implemented online programs and virtual events to continuously provide consulting services and training programs focused on management practices that work.

Managers become leaders. Staff become more engaged. Top talent is easier to identify, recruit and retain.

Succession. Retention. Relationships. Growth.

This is how every leader has the ability to make a difference.
And this is what we do at Einblau & Associates.

Our Team

Rachelle Lee

President

“Everything is an opportunity of a lifetime. It’s worth it to make the effort to create great experiences with others.”

When you feel that everyone is interesting – that everyone has a story – and that life is enriched by all kinds of people, you want to reap everything you can out of time and life’s experiences.

This is what’s behind Rachelle’s innate capacity to understand people, and how she’s become a highly respected coach, skilled facilitator, writer, and specialist in leadership development, strengths-based assessments, and succession planning.

In a former role as a CEO, she saw first-hand how dysfunctional work experiences impacted so much of people’s life experience. That lack of effective and courageous communication by leaders can not only challenge a business, but deeply affect the lives of everyone involved.

What she took from the experience was a bolstered determination to foster not only high performing, but better work environments – to reinforce the efforts of senior leadership, empower future leaders, and ultimately create spaces where people want to glean everything good out of their time at work together.

She began as a client of Einblau, then an associate for 16 years, and since 2018, she now boldly leads the Einblau team and clients into what’s next.

HER CONTRIBUTION STRONGHOLD: EMBOLDENING LEADERS

Rachelle’s guiding principle is that relationships make the work environment. As a result, she’s created leadership teams that are driven, have fun, grow through the lows, reach new highs, and celebrate the inevitable wins…together. Her greatest impact at Einblau has been to masterfully engineer workplaces that are intrinsically motivating and inspire great work, fairness, and inclusion.

HER LASTING IMPACT: RISE & THRIVE IN THE FACE OF CHANGE

With sound experience across multiple industry sectors, she’s a specialist in tailored leadership development programs and any company’s secret weapon to developing emerging leaders. Her lived-experience allows her to help leaders and their teams evolve to thrive when the challenges rise up.

RACHELLE – BEYOND THE PROFESSIONAL:

Got something fast? Skis, cars – sporty, adventurous things? Rachelle is onboard. A social gatherer, she cooks for PEOPLE. The travelling-type, she’s our house-swapping, living-like-a-local, up-for-anything experience seeker. And this tenacious curiosity and love of people is what keeps Einblau on the leading edge.

MOTIVATIONAL STYLE: PERFORMANCE.

Setting and taking action to reach goals. Progressive and innovative, always alert to opportunities, striving for the best experiences, and accepting challenges.

Find your Motivational Style. 

Melanie Richmond

Senior Consultant

“You don’t live once, you live everyday.”

CONTRIBUTION STRONGHOLD: GET THEM “UNSTUCK”

Inspired, creative, and solutions-focused, Melanie has a special ability to connect meaningfully. Her “go for it” confidence and dedication to helping clients make their vision a reality is central to the passion she brings to Einblau.

LASTING IMPACT: BRIDGING THE GAP

With a BASc in Civil-Environmental Engineering and 10+ years in construction, consulting, and entrepreneurship, her multidisciplinary experience bridges the gap between every level of corporate professional. Motivated by results, she is a gifted strategic business guide who knows what is necessary and desirable to help clients reach new heights.

BEYOND THE PROFESSIONAL:

Restaurant-lover, outdoor adventurer, mom, wife, and mindful certified yoga instructor. Collaborating with her elevates our wellbeing. 

MOTIVATIONAL STYLE: PERFORMANCE.

Setting and taking action to reach goals. Progressive and innovative, always alert to opportunities, striving for the best experiences, and accepting challenges. 

Find your Motivational Style. 

Jayna Mitchell

ASSOCIATE

“I genuinely believe in the power of change - whether it is navigating change that has happened to us or a change that we feel compelled to make.”

CONTRIBUTION STRONGHOLD: FUTURE FOCUSED

Collaborative, authentic, and future-focused, Jayna naturally drives innovation with all she does. Her drive to support leadership development and team performance are the pillars of Jayna’s contribution to Einblau. 

LASTING IMPACT: PATTERN INTERRUPT

Jayna holds a Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology and a certification with the International Coaching Federation as an Associate Certified Coach. Her unique perspectives and experience are underpinned by a strong can-do energy and make her a valued partner in her clients’ success.

BEYOND THE PROFESSIONAL:

Puppy momma, supportive sidekick, and our resident unconventionalist. That’s why we love working with her. 

MOTIVATIONAL STYLE: PEOPLE - PERFORMANCE - PROCESS.

Flexibility and adaptation. A strong desire to collaborate and be open to diverse perspectives and possibilities.

Find your Motivational Style.

Derek Nicholson

Associate

“I believe in doing your best – even when your best is changing every day – relationships first, always, and leaving people better after they interact with me than they were before.”

CONTRIBUTION STRONGHOLD: RELATIONSHIPS AT ALL LEVELS

After 20+ years, Derek’s understanding of leadership and team development and success principles is clear, but it’s his uncommon capacity to develop relationships with all levels of Einblau’s clients – from frontline to C-suite – that makes such a difference. 

LASTING IMPACT: SOLVING THE UNSOLVABLE

Reinforced with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing, 20+ years of leadership development and coaching for performance, a PROSCI Certified Change Manager, and the co-founder of two successful businesses, Derek is a rock. Strong and stable with great intuition and the ability to simplify complex challenges, his track record makes him the GO-TO to solve unsolvable problems.

BEYOND THE PROFESSIONAL:

To us, he’s a dedicated parent and husband, volunteer, and powerfully inspiring baseball and hockey coach. Working with him leaves us all better. 

MOTIVATIONAL STYLE: PEOPLE - PERFORMANCE - PROCESS.

Flexibility and adaptation. A strong desire to collaborate and be open to diverse perspectives and possibilities. 

Find your Motivational Style.

Laura Dennison

Training Consultant

“Enjoy every moment you’ve been blessed with. Do what makes you happy while making others happy as well.”

CONTRIBUTION STRONGHOLD: ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

Laura’s tech savvy and ability to ensure that program delivery technology works is invaluable. And, it’s her ability to anticipate the needs and wants of Einblau clients with experienced-based solutions that creates notable value and results.

LASTING IMPACT: DEVELOPING & DELIVERING

Backed with a Computer Science degree, Laura’s many years spent developing and delivering software training courses and consulting internationally have given her unmatched ability to design and execute training programs that uniquely meet the development goals of Einblau clients. 

BEYOND THE PROFESSIONAL:

Entertaining, cooking, puzzles! We know her as an infinitely supportive mother, wife, friend, and volunteer in youth music programs. Her love of contribution makes our work experience even better.

MOTIVATIONAL STYLE: Supportive

Protection, growth, and welfare of others. A strong desire to help others who can genuinely benefit.

Jill Sutherland

Project Coordinator

“I like to see others succeed and see their happiness. I am especially motivated for calmness within dysfunction. If something isn’t working, it can be fixed.”

CONTRIBUTION STRONGHOLD: PROMPT & INTUITIVE HELPER

Jill is a master at prioritizing the right steps at the right time, tight deadlines, and calmly persevering under pressure. At Einblau, it is the pure joy she takes in operating behind-the-scenes – a structure of reliability and trust – that ignites our capacity for growth. 

LASTING IMPACT: JUST DO IT

Bolstered with diverse experience in the legal and hospitality industries, and an unparalleled work ethic, Jill listens deeply to create relationships – developing trust, motivating action, and acutely fixing what’s not working (just getting it done) all while flying under the radar. 

BEYOND THE PROFESSIONAL:

To us, she loves the water, settles the day with crochet, then pushes her limits on her motorcycle – all because she said to herself, “I can do this.” It’s her non-negotiable perseverance that inspires our team.

MOTIVATIONAL STYLE: Supportive

Protection, growth, and welfare of others. A strong desire to help others who can genuinely benefit.

Team Einblau

Creating Value With People.

Free Guide

Appreciation: The (Often Misunderstood) Cornerstone of an Inspired Workplace

It turns out: Saying ‘Thank You’ doesn’t always go a long way.  In fact, there are 4 different motivation styles to be aware of. Get our free guide to find out what they are – and where your team might be feeling undervalued.