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RBC Woman Executive in Residence: Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

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Valerie Sluth, MBA, FCMC, ICD.D
CEO of Praxis Consulting

Val Sluth is the founder and CEO of Saskatchewan-based Praxis Consulting Ltd.

Val is highly regarded in the business community, known for her skills in facilitative leadership and advocacy for women entrepreneurship. She founded her own consulting firm, incorporated in 1999, as a means to maintain her thriving career while balancing the demands of a growing family. Since then, Praxis has grown to become Saskatchewan’s largest locally owned management consulting firm. Val is also the RBC’s Women Executive in Residence for the Hill and Levene Schools of Business, Chair of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, an Executive Member of the University of Regina Leaders Council, and a member of the Regina Entrepreneurial Council.

 

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Shawna Enns, MBA, IAP2
Consultant at Praxis Consulting Ltd.

Having worked and volunteered in over 30 countries, Shawna draws on a unique blend of local knowledge and global thinking to build innovative solutions for her clients. Shawna’s experience in Saskatchewan ranges from government to the private sector to academia. Shawna has spent the majority of her career working with a major media company in Saskatchewan where she was a senior consultant responsible for strategic marketing and advertising plans, business development and customer relationship management. Shawna managed an extensive list of clients ranging from telecommunications companies to small retail businesses in Saskatchewan, large Canadian non-profits, and most recently local businesses and membership organizations in the agricultural sector.

 

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Larry Hiles, BSA, FICB
Associate at Praxis Consulting Ltd.

Larry Hiles has long played a key role in the growth of Saskatchewan’s economy through his work in economic development, manufacturing, finance, and participation on many boards and committees. Most recently Larry led the economic development and tourism agency for Regina region and in this capacity led the work leading to the creation of the Global Transportation Hub. He also led the development of the first open business planning competition in the province, and the development of the first job fairs held by employers to recruit workers from outside Saskatchewan. Key to success in these endeavors is Larry’s ability to develop strategies, create effective teams, and facilitate collaboration.

 

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Michelle Amyotte Kupusa, MHRM

Michelle is a member of the Peepeekisis First Nation and currently leads the Tokata team in the provision of human resource services and solutions. Michelle holds her Masters in Human Resource Management from the University of Regina Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business and she has participated in numerous development opportunities to complement her experience. Michelle has in-depth experience as an HR practitioner working in both the public and private sector and focuses on establishing meaningful business relationships and partnerships. She is also an active Board member for two community-based organizations.

 

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Jessica McNaughton, EMBA

Founder of memoryKPR technologies is ensuring we all have a way to collect, craft and protect our memories. Prior to starting memoryKPR she was a C suite exec who spent 25+ years in progressively senior roles in some of Canada's most respected companies.