Speaker Bios

SPEAKER RENÉE SAFRATA, BAIID
FOUNDER, OWNER OF VIVO TEAM

After graduating from Ryerson with an interior design degree and obtaining her NCIDQ certificate, Renée set up a boutique interior design firm specializing in retail particularly, big-box retail environments. Teams were critical to project success!

After 11 years, she shifted careers to consult to CEO’s, COO’s, executive management teams, senior teams, associations and entrepreneurs to build more focused, engaged and results-oriented collaborative teams. Renée has worked with over 220 companies and 1900 business executives throughout North America, helping them connect and adopt new behaviours to become confident members of highly functioning teams. She firmly believes that this philosophy of connection is what ultimately drives productivity and contributes to company results.

Renée is the founder and owner of VIVO team platform is a web based platform that analyzes team productivity, identifies areas for improvement and provides targeted team-training solutions for performance improvement based on the 6 key performance indicators for highly functioning teams.


SPEAKER GREG DEKKER

DIRECTOR OF WORKPLACE STRATEGY, TEKNION

Greg speaks and consults on innovation, business development, understanding generational differences, and workplace change management.

His use of tools and engaging style make client engagements direct, enjoyable, and memorable. Prior to professional facilitation and speaking,

Greg served as national sales manager for a major consumer products brand and as a public strategy consultant. He and his wife Rebecca live in the SoMA district of San Francisco.