The best companies are already investing in their culture and their People!
Finding the right corporate culture isn’t an accident or a lucky break — it’s a process that requires you to rebuild from the ground up. To show you the power of opening up and including, we want to help you create a culture through diversity, inclusion, and management training that works for everyone.
Here Is How We Do It:
We are here to help you craft your culture that is:
Your culture needs to be personal, adaptable, and flexible as the world changes around you.
Taking hard decisions and starting difficult conversations in an inclusive way keeps your business ahead.
When your culture offers personal and psychological safety it gives diverse ways of thinking the platform they need to shine.
By building a truly inclusive corporate culture, you show every member of the team they have a special role to play.
As a truly diverse supplier of corporate culture building and manager training, we know that it’s staying true to our mission that makes all the difference. We have lived real-world experiences as minorities in diverse corporate spaces, and we know the difference leading with heart makes.
We are proud to be women founded, minority driven, and always LGBT inclusive. When you combine all of this, you start to see how we can help you build for a brighter future.
Meet the team who are ready to help you Craft your Culture with intention, strategy and skills.
Anya’s mission is to help teams create psychologically safe and courageous culture. She believes in the importance of emotional intelligence as a key to survival when robots and AI take over manual jobs.
She has worked with corporations and educational institutions such as FedEx Canada, Staples, Royal Bank of Canada and Colas Canada.
Parul explores future narratives of identity and connection. She uses housing, art and technology as vehicles to seek renewed perceptions of difference. She believes unity is plurality. At the centrefold of her work, she questions how we can serve the human spirit better.
Parul has practical experience studying behavioural and emotional responses to language and processes. As a strategist, she works with organizations that are creating novel solutions and pushing the edges of our current models.
She holds a bachelor of science from McMaster University; post-graduate certification in negotiation from Harvard University, and a fellowship in journalism from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Policy, University of Toronto.
Parul is currently an artist-in-resident at Ferement’s year long residency, exploring the different outcomes of capitalism. Her artistic practices are poetry and creating multi-sensory experiences.
Angela’s journey as a corporate leader has been focused on finding the competencies and style that are most truthful to who Angela is as a person, her values, her principles. This natural leadership is found inside each one of us: it’s based on self-awareness as a leader and innovator. When we live and work from this place of integration, we make powerful choices, we make choices aligned with our truest purpose for the biggest impact. As a global leader and leadership development specialist at IBM Angela has led teams across all Continents and connected with people around the world from a place of direct and honest communication. Angela believes in leadership expressed by creating personal connections respecting other people’s ideas, perspectives, beliefs, culture and costumes.
Angela is committed to helping leaders and entrepreneurs live and lead at their best, in alignment with their values and principles. Angela is at her best when she is creating and facilitating experiential learning to develop individual leaders and teams for an impactful life for themselves and the people around them.
Angela has all the requisite education and experience you’d expect in a Learning and Leadership development specialist, including a University degree in Computer Science, years of mastering Leadership and Leadership development at IBM, Professional Certified Coach at the Co-Active Institute (CTI), and a Certification as a Personal Trainer, as alignment and balance start with the integration of the body.
As a vocal advocate for equity and social change for marginalized communities, Muriel is committed to facilitating conversations that develop awareness and to sharing practical tools that support ongoing learning and development.
After retiring from the world of rhythmic gymnastics, Lauren moved into the arts sector where for 18 years, she managed operations at the Randolph College for the Performing Arts, Canada’s premier training institution for musical theatre performers. It was during this time that she discovered her love for leadership development and humanizing organizations through coaching. Coaching provides a sense of connection, belonging and significance in a world that can sometimes seem isolating or overwhelming.
Since 2017 has been a leadership coach for the Canadian Olympic Committee Olympic Co-op program. Lauren supports leaders who want to have a bigger impact in their world by helping them lead from a place of authenticity. Lauren knows how to help people achieve breakthrough performance.
Favourite quote: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing or right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” -Rumi
In addition to her delivery skills, she is an experienced Systems and Agile Coach and holds a long list of Agile related certifications. She is a self-professed life-long learner and passionate about humanizing the workplace.
Vanessa facilitates training with Culture Crafters around vulnerability, leadership development, creating clarity and building resilience.
Her mission is to create empowered individuals by guiding them to learn how to access their inner courage to speak their truth.
Before transitioning to full-time entrepreneurship, Vanessa led the marketing strategy for Union Station’s retail development, advertising, programming and events team in partnership with the City of Toronto. Prior to that position, Vanessa held various senior roles in communications and marketing in France, England and the United States in both agency and corporate environments where she specialized in managing international communications campaigns for tech and B2B companies.
In 2011, motivated by a certainty that all individuals are capable far beyond their circumstances and past, Carol pivoted and launched “Shift Happens” a registered Canadian charity, to bring coaching to vulnerable teens and individuals, struggling to find meaning in their life.
As a rebel and rule-breaker in the best of ways, Carol has always challenged broken, conventional models, calling for radical change in businesses and individuals when required. She sees not what is – but what can, and will, be. Carol dares to go where others might waver and does so with a playful, take-no prisoner approach.
Another arena she loves to dance in is sharing neuroscience tools with organizations and individuals that want to create stronger teams through neuroscience and brain integration. She uses simple easy to use tools and language that provide an immediate and lasting effect on our changeable brain.
Jardena’s mission is to help organizations become healthy, productive and fun. She is out in the field consulting to the Fortune 50 on Organizational Agility.
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“I attended Three Core Coaching Skills at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic while trying to navigate how to best lead and support my team through a challenging time, and who were all newly working remotely. This session is short at only 2 hours long, and the concepts were explained clearly and concisely. The real strength of this program though is that it offers truly tangible takeaways that can quickly be implemented almost immediately after leaving the training. Unlike many training sessions, the majority of the session was spent practicing the skills and concepts addressed. Anya and Vanessa create a safe and kind space to experiment and practice, and support the time and vulnerability needed to truly learn, so translating these concepts into my day to day life was less daunting. I thoroughly recommend it!”SarahHR Consultant at Yukon Government
“Anya delivered her Recognizing Unconscious Bias workshop for our Diversity and Inclusion company committee with a tight turnaround of 3 weeks. She was very efficient in getting the team organized (sent a survey in advance) and ready for the workshop. The delivery was awesome, a lot of energy and connection with people. The content was on point for the group. It was received with praise and did a fantastic job raising the awareness of our biases. I highly recommend and trust Anya in her leadership.”Francine CharetteHR Director, Colas Canada
“I am happy to provide a recommendation for Anya and Culture Crafters as I have been receiving nothing but positive reviews from our Managers and Foreman that have attended her training. This year we have had Goal Setting, Performance Management, Unconscious Bias, and Conflict Resolution training; all with Culture Crafters. I think one of the main differences I have noticed working with Anya, is the time she took ahead of the training sessions to learn our company and make sure she is speaking our language. And this is reflected in the training, as she uses the terminology/lingo that our workforce is familiar with. Additionally, Anya’s approach is very open, even online, she has been able to get our employees to engage. Particularly with our Unconscious Bias training, she stated the hard truths when it comes to bias but the focus was on acknowledging your bias, not telling employees that they are doing something wrong...”Fionna TollovsenHuman Resources Manager
“Culture Crafters provided customized training to our DEI committee and we couldn't have wished for a better company to partner with. From the beginning, Culture Crafters took the time to understand our company and culture, with genuine care to move us along our inclusivity journey. The session was powerful and challenged us to explore our own unconscious bias. We left the session with a 12-month map with specific actions and accountability for our DEI committee to continue this important work. Our facilitator, Anya Soto was extremely passionate, knowledgeable and engaging. KOHO would highly recommend!”Kayla Van SchyndelManager of People and Culture at KOHO
“An amazing day with this talented group of colleagues exploring unconscious bias and having conversations that get to the heart of what it means to belong at work. A big shout out to our rock star facilitators Anya Romanova and Parul Bansal for their incredible work in this highly engaging experiential workshop. I am leaving the session enlightened, and more aware of my privilege / unconscious biases. #humanforward #lifelonglearning”Wesley ConnorVP Global Learning and Development at Randstad
“Just a few things that we really liked about Anya and Culture Crafters:
1. On the ball straightforward approach, is easily adjusted not only to company requests but adjusted to the participants themselves.
2. Anya and her team work very well with a group and all are very interesting and group involvement is easily captured at all times.
3. Anya has a different approach and not sure if it is her accent or not but people tend to pay attention and listen to her every word, which comes easily to her.
4. Great facilitator and leaves you wanting to explore other topics with her.
I would not hesitate to have this team train and enhance our programs and hopefully, they will for several years to come. Money well spent!”Mike Sidor