Program Leaders

Wanetta Beal

Program Leader

Wanetta has an infectious energy that motivates and inspires others to action. Her passion for life makes her an engaging speaker and Program Leader. Wanetta and her husband Grai, live in Qualicum Beach and own a gym where they help their clients change their bodies through nutritional counselling and personal training. Wanetta was a Weight Watchers leader for many years, helping thousands of people reach their goals which she now does in multiple ways including leading all three courses in the Excellence Series. Always pushing herself out of her comfort zone, Wanetta is the first woman to run the famous, West Coast Trail in a day and she is the only woman in the world to have completed three Ironman races on three consecutive days. Her sincere interest in people and their welfare and happiness shines through.

Christina Bianchini

Program Leader

Christina Bianchini is highly regarded as a powerful, humorous and engaging facilitator whose mission is to support people to rediscover themselves and transform their relationships. Christina has a deep curiosity for the human experience which fuels her dedication to living on the growth edge of her own personal development. She credits the Excellence Series as the foundation for this path, and is proud to lead the Advancement of Excellence. In addition to being the founder and Clinical Director of a private counselling practice, Christina is also involved with many initiatives to inspire and motivate those in her community of Prince George BC to live their best lives.

Alice Van Blokland

Program Leader

A focused and passionate person, Alice’s professional experience has been in the human services industry. She and her husband of more than 30 years, Gerry, run Oraya Communications in Victoria, providing project management, coaching and administrative services designed to assist people with everything from education, employment, improved finances, to dream jobs and improved relationships. She attributes her successful management of these multi-million dollar projects to the skills refined through her application of life-long learning, especially those skills learned in the Excellence Series in 2000. Alice is a published author, Master/Teacher of Reiki, Director of Employment at Beacon Community Services and she leads the Advancement of Excellence.

Leslie Brown

Program Leader

Leslie is a well-rounded and engaging woman with a passion for well being — mind, body and soul. While working as a successful Registered Massage Therapist for almost ten years, she dedicated herself to helping others achieve physical wellness. As a program leader with Excellence Seminars International, Leslie finds immense joy assisting others to be living their best, most fulfilling lives. Leslie is committed to life long learning and has studied various aspects of well being from psychology to traditional Chinese medicine among others. She lives in the Oceanside area where she cherishes time in her garden and exploring the outdoors with her two beautiful girls.

Trish Dyck

Program Leader

Trish brings fun, energy, insightfulness, and passion to the program room. She utilizes her broad experience in management, entrepreneurship, facilitation and sales to assist others to get the results they identify as important. She enjoys laughter, experiencing joy in the moment, sharing good times with friends and expanding her horizons. A thirst for knowledge drives her to continually expand herself and support others in doing the same both as an Associate Faculty member and Manager of Student Team Performance at Royal Roads University. Trish is dedicated to health and wellness, remaining active through her love of rock climbing, running, swimming, hiking, and sailing. An integral part of her life with her husband is spending time with their five children and four grandchildren.

Lucie Honey-Ray

Program Leader and Service Representative the Yukon, Nunavut & Northwest Territories

Lucie is passionate about building the capacity of individuals, and communities to reach their full potential. Crafting wicked workshops, courses and programs, and then witnessing change, is what brings her the most fulfillment, with the exception of her grandkids of course! Lucie’s eclectic and diverse life experiences make her a dynamic and inspiring facilitator. An advocate of lifelong learning, she continues to explore and incorporate new tools and innovative approaches in her practice. Lucie credits the courses offered through Excellence Seminars International for living a life that matters! Lucie leads The Practice, Revitalize and is the Service Representative for the Yukon.  Down-to-earth and practical, Lucie’s enthusiasm and energy are catching.

Email: lucie@excellenceseminars.com Phone: 1.800.399.8081

Lorraine Jensen

Program Leader

Lorraine loves people, and Lorraine loves community. Being in service and influencing the growth of people’s dreams has been a driving force in her life. Taking the Excellence Series in 2001 gave her the tools to really make a difference. Since completing the programs, Lorraine has stepped into facilitating both The Practice and BreakThru. Lorraine is intuitive, funny and passionate facilitator. She is an author, a coach and for the past few years has been running a community program called Intention Circles; building energy in groups and witnessing miraculous results. She has spent many years in leadership and is a certified personal and professional coach. She lives on Vancouver Island and embraces her life as a daughter, sister, friend, mother, and a very proud, Glamma.

Pete Johnson

Program Leader

Pete has a 25 year history of successfully building and guiding teams in the software industry through highly challenging situations. In a very technical world, he brings an ability to foster the human side of teamwork. Pete‘s career in “excellence”, began in 2014 with a non-profit in Bellingham, WA. While taking or assisting their courses, he also joined the board of directors and helped steer them towards a relationship with Excellence Seminars International. Pete‘s driving focus is to deeply connect with people, appreciating their unique gifts. A fan of the messy journey, he uses his wit, analytical ability, and compassion to help people shine.

Debbe Keenan

Program Leader

Debbe Keenan is a long-standing graduate, having completed the Excellence Series in 1988. Armed with passion and new found self-worth, Debbe became certified in Aromatherapy and Health & Wellness and started her own business. She quickly became one of the top distributors in a health and wellness company and grew her business to include 1200 distributors worldwide. Throughout the years, Debbe has audited and assisted numerous programs and since moving to the Edmonton area, has taken on a number of roles with ESI, including her current roles of Volunteer Coordinator and Service Representative. Family is central in Debbe’s life! She and her husband Ken spend lots of time with their two grown children, five grandchildren and a very large extended family.

Pam Lewis

Program Leader

From an early age, Pam has generated opportunities for people to create excellence in their lives. At 15, she began coaching competitive synchronized swimming; at 19 won the “Most Promising Coach in Canada” award; and in her early 20s she coached internationally. Compelled to make a social contribution, she completed her education, worked in non-profit organizations and in 1983 began teaching communication, leadership and organizational skills in post-secondary education. As a lifelong learner, she took the Excellence Series in 1989, started leading programs in 1998 and became the Director of Excellence Seminars International in 1999. Pam lives in an active lifestyle in Vancouver filled with sport and various adventures, often including one or more of her three grown children whom she enjoys immensely.

Kimberly Nonis

Program Leader

Kimberly has been immersed in The Excellence Series since 1996 and leads all three courses in the Series as well as Inside Passage. Her energy, enthusiasm and humour create a winning combination as a facilitator. By living her life to the fullest, Kimberly truly ‘walks the talk’ and inspires others to go after and actualize their life-long goals and dreams. Her passion for living a meaningful and fulfilling life is evident in everything she does. Kimberly is committed to making a difference in our world through strengthening the fabric of goodwill globally with her W.I.N.G.S. initiative. She and her husband Mark own and operate an electrical contracting company, and are living the dream in beautiful Belcarra, BC.

Carol Peringer

Program Leader

Carol is a highly regarded educator in the field of personal and professional development. She began to lead courses in the Excellence Series in 1986 and she has worked successfully with thousands of people in her role as a Senior Facilitator. Carol’s life work is in assisting people in gaining clarity about what has meaning for them. Her masterful skills and insight, combined with humor and compassion create a phenomenal sense of safety in the training room. Carol has developed and taught many other courses, most recently including “Inside Passage” and “Lighting the Path”. Carol lives in Washington with her husband Stephen, an accomplished artist.

Service Representatives

Dawn Harju

Sales & Service Representative for Bellingham & USA

Dawn has a contagious way of inviting people to be their best self, and is deeply committed to strengthening the fabric of goodwill around the globe. She volunteers with Excellence Northwest, a non-profit (501c3) organization, and is dedicated to the success of Excellence Seminars International as it expands to Whatcom County, a primary reason she joined the Bellingham Service Representative team in this area. Dawn has assisted innumerable programs and has a delightful way of embracing the world while saying, “it’s all good!” Dawn’s enthusiasm for the Excellence programs helps ensure everyone hears about these inspirational courses. She has a passion for children, animals, and the environment.

Email: dawn@excellenceseminars.com Phone: 1.800.399.8081

Derek McCracken

Sales & Service Representative for Lower Mainland & Southern BC

With an extensive background in public education as a teacher and administrator, Derek sees our programs as powerful learning experiences where lives are changed and dreams come to life. As a lifelong learner with a commitment to personal growth and improvement, he is committed to helping others to live their fullest lives. Derek has a love for learning and self-improvement, and his energy, vision, and sense of humour all contribute to his belief that “If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right.” A father of five and grandfather of sixteen, Derek lives in the Lower Mainland and is a proud member of Vancouver’s Chor Leoni Men’s Choir.

Email: derek@excellenceseminars.com Phone: 1.800.399.8081

Lucie Honey-Ray

Program Leader and Service Representative the Yukon, Nunavut & Northwest Territories

Lucie is passionate about building the capacity of individuals, and communities to reach their full potential. Crafting wicked workshops, courses and programs, and then witnessing change, is what brings her the most fulfillment, with the exception of her grandkids of course! Lucie’s eclectic and diverse life experiences make her a dynamic and inspiring facilitator. An advocate of lifelong learning, she continues to explore and incorporate new tools and innovative approaches in her practice. Lucie credits the courses offered through Excellence Seminars International for living a life that matters! Lucie leads The Practice, Revitalize and is the Service Representative for the Yukon.  Down-to-earth and practical, Lucie’s enthusiasm and energy are catching.

Email: lucie@excellenceseminars.com Phone: 1.800.399.8081

Mark Raymond

Sales & Service Representative for Central & Eastern Canada, Mexico & South America

Mark has been a passionate promoter and advocate for ESI in one way or another, since 1992. Through his dedication to service and connection with people, he has had a varied career. Whether as a tour guide overseas or working and volunteering in Afghanistan and Iraq. Mark’s drive and spirit lead him to fulfilling experiences. Mark resides with his husband of 26 years in Coastal Chile, having left Vancouver in 2007. Together they own and operate a gemstone cutting and jewellery manufacturing business with clients around the world. Mark is excited to bring ESI to South America and looks forward to seeing the programs spread internationally.

Email: mark@excellenceseminars.com Phone: 1.800.399.8081

Sandra Urbanoski

Sales & Service Representative for Vancouver Island, Northern BC & Prairie Provinces

Sandra jumped into ESi programs in 2018 with both feet and hit the ground running in supporting and promoting the programs that she believes hold tremendous value. Her attention to detail, warm heart, effervescent personality and ability to authentically connect, in addition to her passion for what ESI delivers, makes her a great addition to our Sales & Service team. Sandra resides in Nanaimo with her husband Kraig and three children. She is a Fitness Instructor, Professional Trainer working in Outdoor Fitness, Physiotherapy and Addiction rehabilitation. Sandra is a lifelong learner and enjoys supporting people in their journey of exploration, learning and growth.

Email: sandra@excellenceseminars.com Phone: 1.800.399.8081

Management

Pam Lewis

Director

From an early age, Pam has generated opportunities for people to create excellence in their lives. At 15, she began coaching competitive synchronized swimming; at 19 won the “Most Promising Coach in Canada” award; and in her early 20s she coached internationally. Compelled to make a social contribution, she completed her education, worked in non-profit organizations and in 1983 began teaching communication, leadership and organizational skills in post-secondary education. As a lifelong learner, she took the Excellence Series in 1989, started leading programs in 1998 and became the Director of Excellence Seminars International in 1999. Pam lives in an active lifestyle in Vancouver filled with sport and various adventures, often including one or more of her three grown children whom she enjoys immensely.

Email: pam@excellenceseminars.com

Leslie Marcotte

Online Program Manager

Leslie’s passion for community and connection has led her to Excellence Seminars International. Drawing upon 15 years of leadership experience, she enjoys supporting others in fulfilling their dreams and goals. Leslie loves to travel and experience the history and rich vibrance of other cultures. While at home she enjoys time in nature, gardening, hiking and adventures with her dog. She is constantly looking for new opportunities to expand and grow and is excited about her new role within Excellence Seminars International.

Barb Berg

Business Advisor

After enjoying a successful Sales and Management 30-year career in the technology industry at two of the largest companies in the world (Apple and Microsoft), Barb retired and had time to open her mind and heart to what her next chapter would be. Wanting to make a difference, Barb volunteers with Social Venture Partners where she assists not-for-profits; she is a lead partner at Environmental Youth Alliance and Blind Beginnings; she is a business advisor with ABIWellness, a platform for acquired brain injuries with back-to-work outcomes of 80%; she is an Ambassador at PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs and she is working with Excellence Seminar International as a business advisor. Barb enjoys an active lifestyle with her family, continually working to improve her wellness and connection with others.

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