Principal, Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting
As the founder and principal of Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting, Laura boasts more than 20 years of experience providing strategic advice and legal representation to employers on a full range of labour and employment law matters. Laura is passionate about providing her clients with proactive advice designed to minimize workplace law challenges, maximize employee engagement and boost their bottom line performance. She is widely recognized as a leader in helping employers leverage innovative strategies to reduce liability and costs derived from ineffective and non-compliant workplace practices. She speaks frequently at human resources law seminars and conferences and regularly conducts workshops and in-house training for employers. Laura is a labour relations instructor at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies in the Human Resources Management Program.
Sean M. Hayes is a Clinical Psychologist and Organizational Behavioural Strategist who co-founded Cohaesio Solutions . Cohaesio is specialized consulting firm that focuses on the impact of today’s “continuous disruptive change”1 upon professionals, upon leadership and team behaviours, and on an organization’s transformational effectiveness and value proposition. Sean has over 25 years’ experience consulting nationally and globally with clients and customer groups in the Healthcare, Secondary and Post-Secondary Education, Information Technology, Government, Not-or-Profit, and Aerospace sectors. His passion is to facilitate the articulation of the covert communications patterns, to assess and identify the sensitive inter-professional and organizational cultural dynamics, and to thereafter support leadership professional maturity development, team change readiness, and professional stress management skills.