Colleen

I’m an Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Studies at Brescia University College at Western University in London, ON. I love solving messy problems, and I love teaching students how to think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively. I have two favourite sayings, “Think Different” and “It depends”.  I spend a lot of time teaching leadership, strategy, entrepreneurship and marketing. I have a particular passion for nonprofit management.

Previously, I taught for the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto. I hold a BA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University.

Recently, I received the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada’s 2013 Best Case Award for the case “Foundation for International Development Assistance/productive Cooperatives Haiti: Increasing Organizational Capacity” (Ivey Publishing, 2013).

As a former senior management team member in large international companies, such as General Mills, Kraft and smaller start ups such as Grocery Gateway, I spent a lot of time developing successful marketing programs, delivering profit, managing and coaching staff.

I spend a lot of time working with nonprofit organizations such as the Family Service Thames Valley, Women’s Community House, United Way, YWCA of Canada, providing advice on strategy, fundraising, governance and social enterprise.