Igniting Thoughtful Action
Jamie Erickson is a dynamic, creative senior Organizational Effectiveness professional with 25 years of expertise working with small to medium sized entrepreneurial companies. He is highly skilled at guiding organizations to achieve their business objectives through thoughtful and relevant Human Resource Strategies. Jamie is known for building powerful results driven cultures. His background is a blend of Adult Education, Organizational Development, Human Resources and Operations. Jamie works across a myriad of businesses and has experience working in the Private, Public and Not for Profit sectors.
Jamie’s years of experience and expertise enables him to quickly assess an organization’s culture (Vision, Values, Structure, Communications, Total Rewards, Recruitment, Decision Making, Business Planning, Learning & Development and Structure) and then recommend, build and implement the right changes that support the growth of a company. His working style is collaborative and highly inclusive. He works very closely with organizations to capture and collect the necessary insights to design and implement change initiatives that move businesses forward.
Jamie is adept at developing internal organizational people systems, processes, programs and tools. He moves easily between the strategic and tactical. He is a goal-oriented leader and coach with a demonstrated ability to function as a business partner, initiating and implementing strategies to maximize organizational effectiveness. Jamie is a proven change-management specialist who is able to grow leadership capability and capacity.
Jamie’s expertise includes Recruitment, Employee Relations, Terminations, Acquisitions, Performance Management, Employment Legislation, Leadership Development, Learning and Development, Organizational Structure, Change Leadership, Coaching, Communications, Policy, On Boarding, Strategy, Facilitation and Training.
Clients include; Price Waterhouse, Toronto Region Board of Trade, M Marketing, Greater Toronto Airport Authority, Maritz, II BY IV Design Inc., Real Food for Real Kids, MGA International Logistics, DGI Geoscience Inc., Heller Productions, Youth Challenge International, George Brown College, Lavalife, Devon Island Group, Crones and Colitis Society, Sym-Tech Inc., Tall Poppy Creative, Sun Life Financial, Quark Travel Inc., Worldlynx Wireless Inc., and Loyalty One Inc.
Over the past twelve years, Marysia has helped businesses achieve and sustain greater organizational agility and increase their productivity. Her approach has helped her clients embed deliberate creativity into their day to day practices which has enabled them to bring fresh thinking and new ideas to the challenges and opportunities they face so they remain ahead of constantly changing market conditions. To ensure cross organizational engagement to these new ideas, she also develops her client’s leadership capacity so change is embraced and led with success.
As Managing Director of Velocity Partnership, her client base extends across diverse sectors and Fortune 500 companies including banking, insurance, retail, technology, engineering, manufacturing, and design. Her work spans from Canada, the U.S, U.K, Asia and South Africa.
Marysia’s empathetic, collaborative and energetic approach resonates as a facilitator, advisor and coach. Marysia has also spoken to and inspired audiences both in the US and Canada that range in size from 25 to 200 people.
Marysia is adjunct faculty at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at State University of New York (SUNY), has a Master of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership from SUNY and graduated Dean’s Honor from Ivey Business School in London (H.B.A). She is a master trainer in Creative Thinking & Problem Solving, a Certified Facilitator of Design ThinkerTM from IDEO, and is a transformational business coach. She also received a diploma in French language from the Sorbonne in Paris. She has honed her respect for competition, continuous improvement and team work from over 25 years of being a hockey goaltender, triathlete, and fitness instructor. She is a Mom who works to maintain a vibrant and inclusive community, and city.
Before she discovered her passion for creativity, organizational excellence and human performance, she excelled in marketing at Ralston Purina, Cadbury, and Lavalife.
“Marysia facilitation was a key factor in our ability to roll out our program as successfully as we did. Her ability to connect with all the employees and the leaders allowed us to provide a seamless delivery of a very important initiative across the company.” - D. Brushett, Managing Director, HR, BMO Financial Group
“The enthusiasm she has for her work—and ours—was contagious. Marysia is great to team with and supported us to get our work done.” – B. Larsen, Manager, The Cambridge Group.
“Marysia’s work with our managers was outstanding. She completely resonated with our group, and everyone was fully engaged in learning. Even though it was the end of a full day at our conference, the whole room was filled with energy and excitement about making changes in their bank branches.” – A. D’Alessandro, Institute for Learning, Harris Bank.
“Velocity Partnership facilitated our team’s two and a half day session which focused on design thinking and innovation. We had very specific business objectives but at the same time, wanted to push the team’s thinking in a very different way. This intense and energizing session was extremely valuable. The team was inspired, and motivated to think about our business challenges in a very different way and was in action, applying themselves during the session. We left with tangible actions and we have already incorporated what we learned into our business and some of our day to day operations.”
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