Toronto Change Days is run by volunteers. Meet the team!

Doa Meatham Hasan Al-Tewaj

Every team, Everywhere!

I have a passion for understanding how to meet an unknown future in progressive and sustainable ways. I love reading about Grassroots Innovations, Design Thinking, Industry Disruptors, Circular Economy and Social Businesses that have people at the heart of their mission. Currently, I am an intern for Rich at Capillary Consulting with an undergrad in Education Science, and now studying Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School.

I am honoured to be able to help out with Toronto Change Das, and attend the conference. I look forward to learning from every attendee, and see how practitioners from various fields work with change in their lives!

Kim Badder

Finance team

I’ve been a Change Practitioner in municipal government for 10 years with a focus on building change management competency and capacity within the organization.

I am proud to contribute to the success of the Toronto Change Days and eager to connect and learn from experiences and interaction with others who are immersed and passionate about change.

Nik Beeson

Communications Director & Co-founder 

I’m is a change consultant,  professional coach, presenter, writer and workshop designer specialising in curiosity and disruption. I’m also the director of Curiosity Culture which focuses on cultivating curiosity and resilience, and the co-founder of Toronto Change Days. 

We’re living in an era in which change is rapid, complex and disruptive. In response, as change consultants and facilitators, we need to be able to create learning experiences which have real impact.  Berlin Change Days is an environment in which highly experiential and challenging workshops are expected and welcomed. I wanted to find a way of bringing the dynamism, warmth, and adventurousness of the Berlin Change Days experience to Toronto. So, with my colleague and amigo Rich Batchelor, and an amazing cast of volunteers, we did!

Tammy Elliot

Venue Team

As a seasoned Human Resources professional, I have come to see the need for and act as a change conduit over the past 15 years. I’m pleased to work with my fellow change colleagues in helping bring this inaugural conference to life, supporting a community of practice for change professionals within Toronto. I’m looking forward to meeting you there!

Katy Knox

Venue & Communications Teams

My name is Katy Knox and I have been a Change Management practisioner for over 10 years. Started out in Project Management and realized that your project can only ever succeed if the business is ready to adopt and ultimately own the delivered project – this is what led  me to focus on change management, transformation and business readiness.

I am volunteering with Toronto Change Days because I believe we deserve better.  I am tired of the standard reguritated business concepts at conferences. I don’t want to listen to an “expert head” simply read slides to me. I want to be engaged, I want to be energized and challenged and forge forward with new and creative ideas and concepts. I believe in the concept of Toronto Change Days and that it is a smarter and more engaged way of learning and growing myself personally and professionally.

Rich Batchelor

TCD Director & Co-founder

I’ve been playing in the change space for over 25 years and have a passion for sharing my insights with others. I’ve a whole alphabet of qualification letters I can call upon, but I truly believe that our focus needs to return to the delivery of change both with and for people and stop doing it to people! My university’s motto was “Do Different” and I’ve have lived by that my whole life – I enjoy disruption, I love curiosity and I believe that we can learn by playing, which allows me to bring in Lego® – I’m also a certified Lego® Serious Play® facilitator.

I have followed Berlin Change Days since its inception, and loving the concept and personality of the conference I was energized to bring it to Toronto. I’ve delivered experiences in Berlin with Nik, beyond the normal, and it was an obvious choice that we should take on this endeavour together. I echo Holger Nauheimer – founder of Change Days – I want to have a conference I really want to attend. With the help of an awesome group of self sacrificing volunteers, I’m excited to start this up in Toronto.

Carlos Calderon

Communications Team

Carlos is a relationship builder with international work experience. His education and previous work experience include an engineering degree and he recently completed a Project Management postgraduate certificate at George Brown College.  He currently works at a Change Management consultancy doing project management, marketing and social media.

Ashraful Hassan

Finance team

As the founder and CEO of Impactrio – I am a conduit for impact measurement and change management, with over 7 years of domestic and international experiences in supporting more than 50 social and policy innovations. Whether it is to continue funding a program, to build a platform to promote innovations, to establish a new venture, or to scale them; I help organizations design the program, develop the impact strategy, evaluate performance, and measure impact.

My professional curiosity always drives my search for better learning and better way of learning. “Toronto Change Days” is an excellent opportunity to have a collaboratively learning experience.

Rodion Rogov

Finance team

I’m a change and project management expert passionate about strategic implementation and solving organizational challenges. I’m also currently completing my Masters in Science in Strategic Planning, .

The reason I chose to volunteer with Toronto Change Days is to expand my knowledge of change management, as nothing lives in a vacuum. As Project Management professionals we have to be aware of the impact our work has on individuals and organizations as a collection of individuals, and be accountable for the change we bring.