Organizational Development Professional
Stacey Olson-Steele is an Organizational Development professional in BC Canada. With a 20 year career that spans public education, post secondary education, corporate media and corporate training, Stacey has worked with private, public and franchise organizations across Canada. She speaks and facilitates workshops for organizations based on the collaborative leadership workplace philosophy.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary, Stacey began her career in Toronto at CHUM Television, Interactive, during the dot com era of the early 2000’s. She and the team created websites and Canada’s first SMS media content for television shows like The Bachelor on CityTV and MuchMusic among other national network channels.
In 2004 Stacey moved into corporate learning and development. Working with Experience It, Inc., she supported large-scale international training events and explored experiential learning for the professional learner. During this time she earned her Bachelor of Education with distinction from Western University in London, ON.
Being closer to family brought Stacey back to BC, where she taught software and soft skills through the Vancouver location of CTC Train Canada. In 2012, she started the Collaborative Lead Training Company and released the Traditional vs Collaborative Leaders infographic which went viral in the twittersphere and was featured on inc.com, LinkedIn.com, medium.com, and was translated into 3 different languages including Persian. The infographic going viral was a clear sign that people had started to want more from their jobs, and more from their leaders.
For 6 years Stacey worked at Thompson Rivers University where she was actively involved in creating a community of practice with fellow Executive Assistant colleagues. In her last role, she organized large-scale training events for employees that included hundreds of participants, dozens of workshops, volunteers from across the institution and national keynote speakers.
Currently, Stacey engages with employees across organizations regarding professional goals, workplace values, workplace leadership, and professional development. She serves on the City Arts & Culture Committee to stay connected to her community, is a certified Nia White Belt instructor to stay fit, and a mom to a fun and engaging 8-year-old boy who keeps her young.