Profound Experiences, Practical Solutions
& Bolder Futures
Meet our team of professional management consultants and executive coaches.
Are you looking for expert solutions, bold strategies and innovative directions for your leadership or organization?
Richard Eaton is a co-founding partner of Berlineaton, a senior management consultant and a certified executive coach. Over the past 25 years, Richard has facilitated significant and positive productivity focused culture shifts within large and complex organizations.
He specializes in delivering a leader and team-focused approach to process improvement and is highly skilled in helping clients realize significant performance improvements.
Richard is passionate about adventures of all kinds, from parachuting, scuba diving and high-altitude mountaineering to a broad array of fascinating consulting assignments. He approaches everything he does with humility, wonder, deep engagement and sturdy footwear.
Shelly is a co-founding partner of Berlineaton and has over 25 years’ experience in management consulting in strategy, process improvement and leader development.
She’s worked extensively with public and private sector organizations, and she is a professional facilitator, expert in the design, development, and execution of strategy. She is a certified executive coach and a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.
Shelly’s passion is to help leaders and their organizations achieve extraordinary success through bold thinking, courageous risk taking and disciplined action planning. Dark chocolate helps too.
Ashka is a certified management consultant and executive coach, specializing in board-governed organizations in the education, health care and technology sectors.
She is an expert in using qualitative and quantitative data to guide the development of strategy, and then developing tactics and measurement systems that help ensure an effective execution.
Ashka’s passion is to lead disciplined, engaging and evidence-based projects that improve organizational effectiveness. To do this, she draws on her extensive and varied background in the fields of science and business. When Ashka’s not with her two school-aged children, you can find her in her gym or garden!
Tobias is a Senior Consultant and joined the firm in early 2019. He draws on his various academic and professional experiences in business strategy, market research and corporate sustainability to provide simple and elegant data-driven solutions.
Tobias discovered his passion for working with people from a diverse set of backgrounds and enjoys helping organizations confront complex challenges with simple data-powered solutions.
Originally hailing from Austria, he moved to Victoria in 2018. Tobias loves exploring the outdoors and loves Vancouver Island as much as he loves Austria. His newest love, though, is his daughter, born at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mackenzie is a Support Consultant with Berlineaton and brings a passion for problem-solving and attention to detail to all her work.
Moving to Victoria post-graduation from UBC, where she earned degrees in science and business, Mackenzie is excited to begin her professional journey at Berlineaton. In her current role, she can explore the management consulting profession while learning as much as she can from the experienced team members around her.
When she’s not in the office, Mackenzie is passionate about spending time outdoors. In the winter, she improves her skiing skills at Whistler and Mount Washington, and in the summer, she enjoys camping and surfing in Tofino. The newest addition to her life is her puppy, Molson, who will soon be surfing with her.
Cathryn is a Support Consultant with Berlineaton. She approaches all her work with curiosity, dedication and an analytical eye.
Having recently graduated from UBC with degrees in international relations and business, Cathryn is excited to apply her skills, experience and penchant for problem-solving to management consulting. As a Support Consultant, she gets to work closely with her experienced team members to help create effective and sustainable business solutions.
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Cathryn is thrilled to return here to begin her professional journey. Outside the office, you can find her training for her next triathlon or cooking a meal to share with friends and family.
As an executive coach, Danae partners with leaders to grow their impact, maximize their team’s effectiveness and create positive organizational cultures. She works with clients to courageously wade into any depth of leadership work, no matter how challenging, to achieve results.
Danae brings over 25 years of experience in leadership development, coaching and values-based culture change. Coming to us from her firm, Thinking Partners Inc., Danae has been an associate with Berlineaton for over 10 years.
Having served in a senior leadership role herself with a large organization, she has a deep understanding of and compassion for leaders wherever they are at and partners with them to create the impact they envision.
She coaches the whole person, recognizing the essential role of overall wellbeing and self-care. Outside the office, she can be found hiking, biking or paddle boarding to connect with nature and community whenever possible.
A highly respected certified executive coach, Ingrid specializes in leadership and executive development, career exploration and transition.
Ingrid co-founded the highly popular Inside Public Sector Leadership: Practical Wisdom, an innovative, online mentorship program designed to explore the unwritten protocols, rules and subtleties that today’s public service leaders need to succeed in the Westminster model of government.
Ingrid’s presence is calm, practical, insightful, kind, graceful and gently irreverent. She is a yogi of executive coaching.
In 2020, Berlineaton and Ingrid Bergmann and Associates formed a strategic alliance with a commitment to work together to better serve our mutual clients.
A highly regarded former public servant, Bert’s consulting practice over the past seven years has focused on executive mentorship, resolving conflict and strengthening teams.
Bert’s career with the Government of BC included four Assistant and Associate Deputy Minister appointments. In recognition of his Public Service career achievements, Bert was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Exemplary Service Medal.
The central tenet of Bert’s leadership in organizational restructuring and employee engagement is his belief that people desire relationships built on a foundation of trust and mutual respect.
Using his trademark humour and ability to build trust, cooperation and performance, Bert supports leaders to focus on strengths, address blind spots and build highly engaged workplaces.
Melissa has over 25 years’ experience in executive leadership, communications, marketing, strategic planning and executive coaching. She has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors, including as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Tourism Victoria.
Melissa is a coach, management consultant, facilitator and an instructor for Camosun College’s School of Business. She has a Master of Education degree and an MBA, and she is an Erickson International Professional Coach.
Melissa is passionate about communication, coaching and courageous leadership. She loves reading and tackling the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.