Profound Experiences, Practical Solutions
& Bolder Futures
Meet our team of professional management consultants and executive coaches.
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?
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.
Cathryn is a Senior Consultant with Berlineaton. She approaches all her work with curiosity, dedication and an analytical eye.
As a Senior Consultant, Cathryn leads and supports projects across all of Berlineaton’s practice areas with a particular focus on public sector work. She is skilled at deriving insights from data, and helping clients translate complex information into usable and effective solutions. She loves applying her skills, experience, and penchant for problem solving to help empower her clients and create sustainable business solutions.
Cathryn holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from UBC, as well as a Master’s of Management from UBC’s Sauder School of Business. She also has a Lean Six-Sigma Yellow Belt, and is working towards becoming a Certified Management Consultant.
Outside the office, you can find her spending time with her partner, Sander and retired sled dog, Clyde, swimming with the Victoria Masters Swim Club, and enjoying the outdoors with friends and family.
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.
Mackenzie is a Senior Consultant for Berlineaton and brings curiosity, attention to detail, and a strong interpersonal focus to all aspects of her work. She works across all practice areas to help leaders build stronger more effective organizations.
Her passion lies in helping organizations imagine and build visionary futures for themselves through an engagement and people-centric approach on growth and improvement.
Outside of the office, she can be found taking advantage of all the world-class access to nature that the West Coast of Canada has to offer, including her favourite past times, skiing, surfing, and hiking with her dog Molson.
Olympic Medalist, Leader, Collaborator.
Bianca is a Consultant at Berlineaton. After winning the Olympic bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games and achieving historic milestones for women’s rugby in Canada, Bianca is now excited to use her skills she developed and honed as an Olympian and apply them towards a career in consulting.
As a Consultant, Bianca works collaboratively to support her team members to create effective and strategic solutions for clients. Her work-ethic and growth-mindset she developed through her high-performance background propel her desires to learn and to succeed.
Originally from Montréal, Québec, Bianca now lives on the West Coast enjoying all that the ocean and mountains have to offer. She leads an active lifestyle of running and mountain biking, with the occasional rugby tournament sprinkled within all her favourite activities.
Inspirer, Innovator, Designer.
Julia is a Consultant with Berlineaton. Julia brings her thoughtfulness, emotional intelligence, and design-thinking mindset to all of her work. As a Consultant, Julia supports the team with a variety of client engagements utilizing her sharp analysis, synthesis, and presentation skills.
Drawing from her Master’s in Management and a background in organizational design, Julia approaches each business challenge cognizant of the complexities of an organization as a whole – not just a few of its parts. Julia is devoted to designing innovative, future-ready organizations with healthy cultures. Julia is also passionate about coaching emerging professionals and inspiring people to feel prepared for the constantly changing world of work.
Classically trained in Ballet, Julia was a dedicated student of the Royal Academy of Ballet with the Canadian School of Dance for fifteen years. A devotee of art and design – Julia enjoys creating art pieces of her own using a variety of styles, designing interior decor, and creating fine foods.
Tobias is an Engagement Lead. He 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.
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.
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.
Listener. Creator. Fixer.
Mary is a seasoned international executive and consultant, CPA, lawyer, and mediator with proven ability and passion to successfully lead positive change and deliver results; she specializes in creating sustainable operational and financial growth. She has over 35 years of varied leadership, management, and business & financial consulting experience including successful turnarounds in Canada and the US in a variety of industries.
Mary was most recently on assignment in Saudi Arabia as an organizational efficiency consultant to a mining company. Mary started her career in audit (Richter, EY) and later consulted with Price Waterhouse in education, natural resources, and tourism. Mary was VP Finance at Vancouver Community College for seven years before spending two decades in the Engineering & Consulting, technology, and natural resources industries in CEO/CFO roles.
Mary has a Bachelor of Commerce (McGill), Diploma Public Accountancy (McGill), Juris Doctorate with an Environmental Law Certificate and Masters of Law in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arizona State University). She has authored two books on key performance metrics within the legal industry.
Mary is an Associate of Berlineaton’s.
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.
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.