What makes one workplace setting thrive while another struggle?

Hint: It’s not free lunches. 

A Gallup study revealed that companies with a highly engaged culture outperform their peers by 147%.


A Harvard study highlights that when transparency is part of company values, 70% of employees feel more engaged and committed. 


Engagement is highly dependant on powerful conversations and the ability to give effective feedback. Zenger Folkman found that leaders who do this well have engagement levels in the 77th percentile.


Whether it’s handling feedback, performance conversations, navigating one-on-ones or team meetings, how we communicate with each other shapes our motivation, productivity, trust and relationship building in the workplace. This is one of the underlying pillars of workplace wellness. 


As a consultant, I work with culture-first companies to help your people work better together using powerful conversations. We identify what's working well, dive into areas to improve and create tangible strategies to implement as you continue to grow your business and keep culture and conversation thriving. 


You’ll learn to navigate conversations with connection and open communication as the goal. Courage will be built in the workplace so relationships and teamwork become strengthened, creativity and creative problem-solving flow and growth and learning are fostered. 


We use real-life scenarios in a setting of coaching and practical exercises combined that are easy to implement. 


If this sounds like something that would add value to your team, let's book 15 minutes together to chat. 

About Me

Spending over 16 years working as a professional accountant for some of Canada’s top organizations, I’ve experienced a variety of workplace cultures and management styles. 

I’ve seen firsthand how our daily communication and interactions shape creativity, idea generation and the ability to find impactful solutions to everyday problems. These interactions shape culture and how we function collectively as a team. 

Coupled with my insatiable curiosity for understanding why we do what we do, what motivates us, what drives behaviour, my co-active coaches training and courageous leadership training with Brené Brown, I have insights on how to have powerful conversations that shape a thriving culture. 

It brings me total delight to help teams work better together. 

Had what felt like 50 tough conversations and rumbles at work this week. Outcome: more trust, more connection, more accountability, more focus. Deeply grateful for the people who keep showing up.
— Brené Brown
Rena is not only the perfect collaborator with a clear, articulate vision, creative spirit, and the amazing ability to make you feel trusted (which always lets me do even better work) but she has a unique, sophisticated service that I came to regard with a lot of respect... She’s that rare professional that exudes quality while remaining completely approachable. I’m confident that whether one is hiring Rena or going to work for her, the experience is bound to be equally enriching.
— Deidre Murray-Holmes, Cityneon