Praxis is proud to be a Respectful Workplace, with a diverse team of skilled employees, whose passion for helping clients is evident in every interaction.

Christina Stewart, CPHR

President, Client Affairs

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Professionally, Christina has substantial practical experience in Human Resources, Operations and Administration, within both the non-profit industry and in financial services. Her specialization within Human Resources is Training and Development, Recruitment and Employee Relations, including managing complicated labour and union relationships.. Her focus has always been on clear communication and the operations management of her organizations to ensure healthy and sustainable employees and growth.

Educationally, she is armed with her Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation and an HR and Business Management Certificate, both with distinction. She is also certified by Psychometrics Canada in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator training. In the financial realm she has completed several financial courses including both the Canadian Securities Course and the Code & Practices Handbook.

Personally, she has an extraordinary husband, who is also her business partner, three amazing kids and two crazy dogs. Christina lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast; a serene, rural location yet just a quick ferry ride to the big business of Vancouver. Her passions include sustainable living, providing time, energy and resources to her community, swimming, and curling up with a great book. Christina comes highly recommended in any training, recruitment or employee relations platform.

Christina oversees the Human Resource Consulting Division of Praxis Performance Group. She is also our Lead Facilitator for Praxis. Christina works carefully with our clients to ensure that their organization’s teams are functioning at their fullest potential.

Laura Smit, 

Director of Partnerships

Role: Create meaningful corporate and community partnerships, develop strategies for social responsibility

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Education/Skills: Bachelor of Arts, Certificate in Community Economic Development, TESL, Conflict Resolution training, Certificate in Restorative Justice, strong communication and problem-solving skills.

Who I am: I am friendly, empathetic, and depending on the crowd: funny. I love spending time with my friends and family, but most importantly my partner, Sam and our rescue dog, Penny. I like to be active – especially in the warmer weather months – by going kayaking, hiking or swimming. I also love to travel! A few years ago, Sam and I loaded up our Suzuki V-Strom motorbike and toured across North America, which was an incredibly challenging/fun/crazy experience that I would totally do again! I like to imagine I’m the type of person who is super “complicated” and mysterious, but in reality, I’m a very transparent and open person.

What I bring to Praxis: I contribute an innate ability to connect people and build and facilitate relationships. Since I have worked with a range of clients from persons with disabilities, to children, to seniors, I have honed the ability to be patient and stay calm in a crisis. These skills certainly come in handy when dealing with clients with a range of needs and wants while trying to find the optimal solutions for their organization. I am looking forward to having a front row seat as Praxis continues to grow and innovate.

 

Drew Stewart,

President, Operations

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Professionally, Drew has extensive experience Managing People and Managing Projects. His specialization is in Organizational Development which includes a sound aptitude for People and Leadership Development. With a lengthy background in large, multinational corporations from high-tech software to industrial manufacturing to the world’s largest beverage company, his diverse background serves his clients well.  His focus has always been on bringing out natural talents, ambitions and motivation in his team members.

Educationally, he is certified by Psychometrics Canada in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory training. He is a Certified Scrum Master with practical experience in Agile Development methodologies and Lean Manufacturing practices. Qualitative Feedback and Project leadership coursework are complemented by Drew’s extensive experience.

Personally, He has an extraordinary wife, who is also his business partner, three fantastic kids and two crazy dogs.  He lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast; a serene, rural location to raise his children and yet just a quick ferry ride to the big business of Vancouver.  He adores baseball, golf, hockey and reading about history. He is an able multitasker, a purveyor of common sense and always a professional. Drew stays highly motivated and keeps projects moving by staying on time, on task, on budget.

Drew oversees the Recruitment and Team Building Divisions of Praxis Performance Group as well as marketing and sales development for Praxis. Drew works with carefully selected staff and colleagues to ensure that your organization’s teams are functioning at their fullest potential.

 

Lindsay Roberts,

Director of HR Services

 

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Professionally, Lindsay has a depth of HR experience within a variety of organizations; including health care and municipal government. With a specialization in Employee Relations, specifically full cycle recruitment, Lindsay has also developed and delivered a number of training and organizational development plans and presentations. In private health care Lindsay gained experience in Labour Relations and developed working knowledge and relationships with unions and management. 

Educationally, she has a BA from UVic supplemented with coursework in graduate counselling and has completed the SFU HR management course. Lindsay has also completed specialized training in Labour Relations and Leadership.

Personally, Lindsay recently moved to the Sunshine Coast with her supportive husband/loving dad to their two young daughters (and dog, Wilma). Her passions include family & friend time, skiing, mountaineering, travel & swimming in the ocean. 

Mission

Engaging with leaders and teams to improve human performance.

Praxis Performance Group Inc. partners with a kaleidoscope of businesses to build connections by providing team building and leadership development. Our capable and experienced team deliver straightforward resolutions, sound advice and practical solutions all based on common sense principles. We stand by our work with a promise to build engagement in individual employees and leaders. We position our customers so they can unite with their employee teams to foster a vibrant work environment that attracts and inspires excellence in their people.

Vision

Praxis Performance Group’s Vision is to exemplify our philosophy. We are a positive influence that creates connections for our teams and our leaders. We provide client value and become our client’s partner. We create excitement for their teams and leaders in the information we share. We fulfill our promises and push ourselves to be our very best for our colleagues, our clients our community and ourselves.

Values

  Always be Learning
Always be Creating
Always be Exciting
Always be Connecting
Always be a Team
Always be Contributing
Always be Passionate
Always be Accountable
Always be Acting with Integrity
Always be Intentional

Mantra

We move with purpose, use common sense and provide value.

Testimonials

I have worked with Drew and Christina Stewart for years and Praxis Performance Group is my go-to HR source. I know I can rely on the advice I’m given to ensure my organization is keeping current; with legislative changes or with standard practices. I feel better knowing that I have Praxis as a part of my team.
— — Tracy Dallas, Vice President, Operations, Total Staffing Solutions
Drew has a remarkable talent rarely found in leadership; he has an uncanny ability to balance the needs and productivity of his people with project timelines, budgets and objectives. He’s a master at motivating and bringing people together to reach the organization’s targets and goals.
— — Allan Harding, Snr. Engineering Manager, Adobe
Christina Stewart is a dedicated and professional human resources practitioner with wide ranging experience in all areas of her field. With a natural talent for facilitation she is the ideal consultant to lead your team session, be it MBTI, leadership training or team building and motivation. Additionally, she has strong analytical skills which allow her to be flexible and utilize her expertise for proposals, training design and implementation and policy crafting. She is an excellent recruiter with a keen understanding of people, able to quickly assess competence and fit and then place people for optimal success. Christina is a joy to work with having a fun and very upbeat personality. I highly recommend her as an asset to any organization looking for a partner to assist them with HR projects. You will be more than satisfied with the results.
— — Lucie McKiernan, Principal, Lucinda Associates. and former Co- Executive Director, Sunshine Coast Community Services Society.
Christina and Drew have modelled their business and the services they provide on the belief that everyone thrives in a respectful work environment – employees, clients, volunteers, all stakeholders. They live the values inherent in the creation of respectful workplaces and, having worked with them, I can attest to the wisdom that they will bring to strengthen your business.

— Lucie McKiernan, Retired Human Resource Leader
Praxis Performance Group has been providing human resources support to the Town of Gibsons for the last several years. We have benefited tremendously from their very approachable, responsive and professional advice. As an organization, we strive to provide a high quality work environment, which is made possible with the on-going support we receive from Praxis in the areas of performance management, team building and recruitment. We are fortunate to have access to their expertise and would recommend their services to others without hesitation.
— Emanuel Machado Chief Administrative Officer Town of Gibsons, BC
With appreciation for the assistance provided by Christina Stewart and Praxis Group, it is my pleasure to recommend them for any support your workplace environment might need.

— Gerry Parker Senior Manager, Human Resources Sunshine Coast Regional District