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Lisa W. Haydon is a business leader and entrepreneur with over 30 years of operational experience leading teams in banking, capital markets, technology and professional services.

Lisa’s instincts for sorting through business complexities, understanding distinctive leader personalities, and realizing results compelled her to leave a corporate career and become an entrepreneur. She has a vision for how to connect people, process and results. She enables leadership as a driver of growth with her distinctive leadership development methodology.

Lisa is an early adopter of leadership trends through her use of strategic cohort programs, data, and technology. Her extensive work with high growth corporations saw her develop and launch a proprietary leadership diagnostic tool. Using technology, Pivotal Growth Diagnostics accelerate leadership development with data, insights and action plans.

 

Companies optimistic and ambitious about growth seek out Lisa and her team’s help.

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CEO & Founder

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Lisa W. Haydon is a business leader and entrepreneur with over 30 years of operational experience leading teams in banking, capital markets, technology and professional services.

Lisa’s instincts for sorting through business complexities, understanding distinctive leader personalities, and realizing results compelled her to leave a corporate career and become an entrepreneur. She has a vision for how to connect people, process and results. She enables leadership as a driver of growth with her distinctive leadership development methodology.

Lisa is an early adopter of leadership trends through her use of strategic cohort programs, data, and technology. Her extensive work with high growth corporations saw her develop and launch a proprietary leadership diagnostic tool. Using technology, Pivotal Growth Diagnostics accelerate leadership development with data, insights and action plans.

Companies optimistic and ambitious about growth seek out Lisa and her team’s help.

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CEO & Founder

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Buddy Walzak is our Chief of Staff. He’s focused on ensuring Pivotal Growth is an industry leader, and sustaining the exceptional client experience our clients have come to expect. Buddy leads the strategy development and plan to capitalize on the accelerated growth and commercialization of our proprietary leadership diagnostic. He supports the founder in executing strategic decisions, plus measuring and evaluating projects and results. 

Buddy brings 35 years of senior leadership experience from his career in government. In his previous role, he was responsible for the overall administration and operations of a central government department. He led the coordination and advancement of the province’s strategic interests, including the development of Nova Scotia’s international engagement strategies, which resulted in increased trade and economic benefits for Nova Scotians. His success was achieved by his ability to maintain productive relationships with regional, national and international partners. Through these relationships, he helped advance the province’s economic, government and international objectives. 

Buddy completed his bachelor and post-graduate studies at Dalhousie University, and holds a certificate in negotiations from Harvard University.

 

He looks forward to bringing rigour and strategic enablement to the Pivotal Growth team. 

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Chief of Staff

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Bless Caraan is an accomplished software professional with 14 years of experience in one of the Fortune 500 companies. She started her career as a Software Development Engineer, and quickly rose to leadership roles that highlighted her exceptional skills and expertise.


As a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Bless championed process improvement projects, significantly improving efficiency and productivity. She also trained hundreds of engineers on Continuous Improvement principles and methodologies.


Her passion for enhancing processes and fostering innovation led to her appointment as a Software Engineering Manager. She successfully led a team of seasoned developers and testers to deliver high-quality software solutions to global customers, consistently exceeding expectations.
 

Bless's exceptional project management skills and dedication to continuous
improvement make her a valuable asset to our team in streamlining processes, improving project outcomes and enhancing client experience.

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Customer Experience Support

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Joey LeBlanc has over a decade of seasoned Communications and Marketing experience ranging in a variety of different sectors. He brings to his Communications and Marketing Manager role a passion for innovation to every project. He focuses on delivering results and enhancing brand visibility, while thriving in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. A keen understanding of the power of words and visuals enables him to craft compelling narratives and strategic messaging that resonate with our clients.

 

Joey’s ability to communicate effectively, both internally and externally, strengthens organizational cohesion and elevates brand reputation. 
Joey is dedicated to driving growth and achieving marketing objectives. His strategic approach encompasses market research, brand development, campaign execution and ROI analysis, ensuring that every marketing effort aligns with broader business goals. 

 

Throughout his career, Joey has successfully orchestrated marketing and communication initiatives that have driven growth, boosted brand awareness, and delivered measurable results. With a relentless pursuit of excellence and a commitment to achieving business objectives, Joey works to leverage his expertise, and collaborate with teams to propel our organization to new heights.

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Communications and Marketing Manager

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Bill Brown is a highly accomplished C-Suite executive with a distinguished career in the corporate world. Bill has a strong background in executive leadership and a track record for driving growth. Bill brings invaluable expertise to Pivotal Growth Inc. in his role as our Executive in Residence.

Bill’s focus is as an executive-level leadership advisor designing and validating our next generation leadership model for millennials and Gen Z leaders. He will also act as Pivotal Growth’s in-house executive coach to the growing team.

Bill’s extensive executive experience spans various industries, including technology, telecommunications, and professional services, providing him with a holistic perspective on business strategy and growth. His leadership experience includes transforming companies into industry powerhouses and propelling companies and leaders to new heights of success.


As Pivotal Growth Inc.'s Executive in Residence, Bill’s exceptional leadership skills, strategic acumen, and proven ability to drive growth make him an invaluable asset to our company. His passion for innovation, commitment to excellence, and dedication to fostering collaboration will contribute to Pivotal Growth Inc.'s continued success and expansion in the ever-evolving leadership development landscape.

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