more about David...
Dr. David Chalk is a futurist with a 25 year history of accurately predicting the interaction of humans and machines.
He is the founder of more than 15 successful companies including Doppler Computer Superstores, Chalk Media, Decision-Zone Cyber Defence Technology, Trees Matter, New Century Video Streaming, and CalmWear™ Compression Clothing for Autism, to name a few.
When David entered the US market, the Wall Street Journal ran a story of how he not only saved a 100 million dollar company (Ballard Computers) from going bankrupt but the speed of the turnaround was the fastest in history. As an expert on technology and disruptive innovation, David has been called upon by esteemed institutions Stanford University, Microsoft to Homeland Security for his knowledge and consultation.
David has won awards on innovation, retail marketing and leadership, including being a Finalist for the Governor General award for leadership in business and winning the Top Marketer in Canada from the Retail Council of Canada. He has worked in Artificial Intelligence at the highest levels and can unconditionally confirm that humans will always triumph over machine.
Today David is a founding Partner of Hume Chalk Consulting and is actively involved in guiding entrepreneurs to support their structure and systems and adapt to technological change.
more about Tana...
Tana Plewes designs and builds communication structures and practical systems that navigate the realities of people working together–behavioural economics. Tana holds a Masters Degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University and applies best practice models such as Lean Startup, Business Model Canvas, SCRUM/Agile, E-Myth Mastery and others.
Tana helps business leaders create 'workplaces that work for everyone', by pinpointing and overcoming Invisible Barriers to innovation and success. She brings a team of knowledge experts to facilitate the development of concrete scalable systems that transform how business is done with positive increases in worker satisfaction, productivity and profits.
Tana's clients have achieved unprecedented levels of engagement and operational effectiveness by implementing turnkey systems she's designed. Results include: Governor General's Award, BR&E International Award, BC Export Awards top finalist, top funded CFDC not-for-profit, and the signing of Canada's first Collaborative Agreement.
Tana is the author of The Possibility Process, co-founder of Hume Chalk Consulting, and a proven change agent in the area of business and behavioural economics.
more about Alf ...
Alf brings a level of knowledge to the HumeChalk team that is second to none in terms of valuation, structuring a business for sale, and effectively tapping his network to expedite the sale of businesses.
His extensive experience consulting to publicly traded companies offers Hume Chalk clients new and unrealized opportunities (for both business development and risk mitigation) in heavily regulated industries.
Having sold businesses in virtually every industry, Alf has insight and wisdom into what similarities and differences exist in the marketplace and how to optimize profitability when looking to buy or sell a business. His “clients come first’ philosophy has propelled him to the top of his field.
He is a licensed commercial real estate agent, and has Valuation and Property Appraisal certifications from UBC Sauder School of Business Business.
more about Diane...
Diane has worked for over 25 years across multiple industries to help her clients to initiate massive growth in their businesses, secure millions of dollars in funding and sales contracts, and initiate change through the power of strategic storytelling.
She is the founder/CEO of “Be a Better Story” business services, and contributing columnist for Inc. Magazine. She has a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of BC and a Masters of Arts in psychology from Trinity Western University.
more about Leah...
Leah has vast knowledge in product design, manufacturing, production, distribution as well as all areas of retailing, franchising and business duplication. From her first small retail kiosk to 7,000 square foot power center stores in some of Canada's top shopping centres, her passion lies in precision brand execution, fine tuning processes and creating scalable business opportunities. Nominated for RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, Fastest Growing Mompreneur Business, Top Mompreneurs of 2010, Mompreneur Magazine, Parent's Choice Award -Calgary Child Magazine, Canada's Top 40 Under 40, Canada's Top 100 Business Women 2008 and many other business accolades.