Tara Dobbs is an experienced entrepreneur and is in demand for her expertise in building high performing, strengths-based workplace cultures. Tara left her successful career in the financial services industry in order to help her father run his disaster restoration business while he battled liver cancer. Tara took over and successfully ran the multi-million dollar business for eight years after her dad passed away before winding it down due to changes in the insurance industry. While working as a corporate recruiter Tara discovered the impact positive psychology was having on businesses and individuals and decided to change careers and obtain the necessary credentials. Tara then began partnering with individuals and organizations seeking to create high-performing cultures based on the Gallup CliftonStrengths platform. Tara is a Sandler Solutions trained professional.
Tara holds a B.A. from the University Of British Columbia and is a former member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). She holds certifications from the Gallup Organization as a Certified Strength Coach and is a CoreClarity facilitator. Tara and her team at the Eleven Ten Training Institute work with select leaders and clients in Canada, USA, Singapore, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, UK and India.
Peter J. Holgate is a well-rounded business leader, having created more than $200M in enterprise value in starting and building 6 businesses over the past 25 years. Peter’s leadership and passion in the circular economy has garnered attention from industry organizations and government, earning respected awards for Ronin8. Peter is a global thought leader, and in addition to having his insightful articles featured in leading publications such as World Economic Forum, Recode, Financial Post and Wired he has also authored two published books: Strategy Hack: 3 Steps to Build a Successful Strategy (2011) and I’m Great (and You’re Not): How an Olympian Taught me to Play Well with Others (2019).
Peter holds a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Simon Fraser University with a focus on business strategy. Peter successfully completed the Harvard Business School Strategic Negotiations: Dealmaking for the Long Term Program. Peter plays an active role in the local business community including his service as Learning Chair, Finance Chair and President-Elect for the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). Peter serves on the board of the Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum (VEF), is a mentor with the New Ventures BC (NVBC) program and is a mentor with the YELL youth program in the province. Peter is a Sandler Solutions trained Sales Professional and continues to receive ongoing Sales Coaching to improve his real-world performance.