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.