LIFT Breakfast Series


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Minerva BC is pleased to announce our first LIFT Breakfast Series on January 14th from 8 – 9:30 am. Join us for an inspiring morning including breakfast, networking and panel discussions. This breakfast will kick off our 20th anniversary year and we are bringing together a panel of diverse voices to discuss inclusive leadership.


8.00 am – 8.30 am: Registration, networking and breakfast

8.30 am – 9.30 am: Program



John is former CEO of RBC Global Asset Management, Canada’s largest investment management firm and among the 50 largest in global rankings with over $375 billion in assets under management. The firm has offices in Vancouver, Toronto, London, Boston and Hong Kong with over 1,500 employees.

John believes in authentic leadership which puts focus on transparency, inclusion and meritocracy. He believes strong leaders are ethical above all else and put the interests of clients first.










Barbara is President and CEO of the VGH & UBC Hospital foundation. A long-time Vancouver resident, Barbara has over 25 years’ experience as a successful senior executive and consultant in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors in BC and nationally. She has held executive positions with the Vancouver Foundation, Streetohome Foundation, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Mental Health Association.

For Barbara, great leadership is understanding what motivates a person and aligning their motivation with organizational purpose. 



Kiana is a mixed heritage woman who is very proud of both her European and Métis ancestry. Kiana’s Métis homelands are in Fort Chipewyan but she has been a guest on Coast Salish territory for most of her life. With gratitude, she acknowledges the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples for allowing her to create a life, work and play on their ancestral and unceded territories. Kiana is deeply passionate about facilitating spaces that invite us to harness the curious, courageous and innovative leader in each and every one of us. She embraces radical curiosity around the idea of learning to lead together.

For Kiana, great leadership is showing up, being authentic,being curious,being brave, and leaning in with deep love.










Chris Yeh, BSc, MSc, CPHR, is Clio’s Senior Manager of Talent Acceleration. Having spent five years with Clio, Chris has built nearly all facets of the talent operating system during Clio’s stage of hyper growth. As Senior Manager of Talent Acceleration, Chris oversees four strategic areas of Talent at Clio: Acceleration Programs, Talent Operations, Performance Coaching, and Business Partnerships. Chris holds a BSc. in Psychology from The University of British Columbia and a MSc. in Organizational Psychology from The London School of Economics. He has also been trained as a coach through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and is pursuing his ACC and CPCC designations.

Chris believes great leadership is about stepping into and bridging the tragic gap — the gap between the world that we know is possible and the world that we know is reality today. 














Minerva BC’s CEO Tina Strehlke will be moderating the panel discussion.


Roundhouse Community Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews

Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3


Standard Rate: $50

Student Rate: $25

All tickets include a hot breakfast. 


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