FAQ

What sets Beyond Connections apart from other consultants?

  • No single team or organization is the same. Beyond Connections works with your team to identify unique needs and expectations, creating a forward plan with those at the heart of the organization.
  • Beyond Connections excels at engaging team members and building their capacity to implement results oriented solutions.
  • Our goal is to build capacity and knowledge within the team to guide them to a sustainable future.

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About Beyond Connections

 Beyond Connections is a company built upon the foundation of helping businesses improve their successes and build capacity from the skills within. It is aimed at improving the efficiencies and processes both of human capital and product, while maximizing efficiency and effectiveness.

Vision:

To become the most engaging management consulting firm in Canada by 2020.

Values

  • Integrity through embracing an honest and transparent approach.
  • Collaboration and partnership to ensure that our clients are fully engaged in the improvement process.
  • Customized approach – as no two businesses are alike.
  • Client focused approach, ensuring a deep understanding of our clients, their needs and their direction with a committed approach to excellent service and value.
  • Quality determined by our clients

The greatest asset in any business is its people. We serve business of any size and industry who are committed to making an improvement in their processes of any area. We serve businesses that are just starting out and those who have been in business for generations.

Beyond Connections was founded in 2012 and started out of a partnership between two people passionate about giving themselves to help others and a love of facilitating and training. Working together and bringing two diverse backgrounds together made for a cohesive team that could tackle a vast array of issues in business.

Since 2012 Beyond Connections Consulting has had incredible sustainable growth and now has a network of over 20 consultants across Canada and the US and remains headquartered in Saskatchewan where it began and is able to remain grounded in its prairie roots.

 

Who We Are

 

Kelly Beattie, B.Comm
Partner / Executive Facilitator

Kelly BeattieKelly has a passion for people and a vision for continuous improvement and engagement. As she encounters teams in various organizations, she is able to use her skills in team building and change leadership to inspire others to be passionate about what they do each day and to see their untapped potential to be leaders in their environment, be it professional or personal.

Her community involvement in the areas of sports, learning, and child development and infrastructure have further cemented the belief in the importance of continually developing ones self and community. As the Mother of two children, Kelly is also no stranger to perpetual change and the amazing possibilities that lie in all of us.

Kelly's love for people is what enables her to connect with everyone she encounters. And as she leads those around her each day, she is able to empower them to see themselves and their work with a fresh and positive perspective.

Certifications and Professional Affiliations:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Human Resource Management
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Certified Change Specialist
  • Meyers-Briggs Personality and Stress Trained

Chris McKee, RPT, CEA, CTC
Partner / Executive Facilitator

Chris is a born and raised Saskatchewan boy whose connection with the province's wide open spaces has left him with the belief that any individual or organization can have a wide open future with the right coaching and direction.  A firm believer in the uniqueness and intrinsic value of every individual in an organization, Chris can engage any audience with his common sense directness, and passionate honesty.  With more than a decade of experience in daily inspiring and leading teams in designing, developing, and deploying organization-wide initiatives, Chris is no stranger to the challenges of change and the ways to harness the power it can provide.

Chris never leaves a project or an organization without creating connections that are lasting and effective in addressing the needs of the client.  His commitment to client need means any training or education will always go beyond expectations and therefore provide clients with a solid foundation for achieving the goals they set out for their organization.

Certifications and Professional Affiliations:

  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt
  • Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
  • Myers Briggs Certified
  • Corporate Trainer Certified
  • Registered Professional Trainer
  • Certified Ethics Associate

 

Kallie Wood
Executive Facilitator/Indigenous Engagement Advisor

Kallie Wood is Nakota Cree of Carry the Kettle First Nation and is recognized as a leader and builds relationships in her Indigenous culture. Kallie is the Indigenous Director at Briercrest College and Seminary, and the owner and Executive Facilitator of Converging Pathways Consulting; promoting education, reconciliation, motivation, inspiration and relationship between non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples towards a journey of healing and inclusion. Kallie has an extensive history in finance, business and management. She has developed and facilitated Indigenous core strategy research with a circle of key leaders in the country on Indigenous issues, academics, education, legal, finance, government, and theology. Kallie has been instrumental in facilitating change and advancement for Indigenous people. Trained and lived through the reconciliation process, Kallie is a keynote speaker and has taught in many contexts in North America on principles and practices and the importance of land, relationship and reconciliation.

Kallie’s unique approach to interacting with those around her at all levels is highly respected and regarded. She extends a hand and an offer of partnership to those around her. She does not ask decision-makers to take the action plan away and make change, rather, she asks decision makers to walk beside her and work together to improve the circumstances of their lives. A recognized influential leader committed to Indigenous development. She is a sought after commodity in Indigenous education and in conflict resolution scenarios. Her time contribution to many non-profit organizations, boards, and her driven passion for educating diversity to businesses and corporations is exceptional. Her passion, vision, and empathy is unparalleled.

Certifications and Professional Affiliations:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Masters in Leadership and Management (2017)
  • Certificate in Indigenous Social Work (Family Violence and Domestic Abuse)
  • Reconciliation and Conflict Management Resolution Indigenous Advisor
  • Indigenous Relations Lead - Lean 3P Projects
  • Reconciliation Canada Moderator