Speaker Category: Mental Wellness
Susan Sawatzky, B. Ed, CRSP, Certified Psychological H&S Advisor, is the Director of In-Scope Solutions and an international speaker on the topics of fatigue management and stress management in the workplace. Susan is an instructor with the University of Alberta, the University of New Brunswick, and the University of Calgary; instructing Fatigue Management, Business and Leadership and Psychological Health & Safety in their various OHS programs. Susan is an engaging and sought after speaker and presenter. She presents both keynote and concurrent sessions for audiences large and small, and is consistently one of the top-rated presenters at conferences she attends. Susan works directly at the industry level with many industry groups and associations to assist them in guiding change throughout their industries. She has been actively engaged with a multitude of industries including: transportation, mining and resource extraction, direct delivery, aviation, manufacturing, municipalities, utilities and more. Susan’s work focusses on guiding industry level change and advising on industry best practice guidelines related to fatigue. Recent industry experiences include drafting proposed OHS Fatigue Legislation for Alberta and creating fatigue policy and guidelines for the Canadian oil and gas industry as the previous manager of their fatigue portfolio.
Joe Roberts aka The Skidrow CEO is an expert on resiliency and change. Having experienced both catastrophic failure and extraordinary success Joe teaches how to overcome the roadblocks that get in the way of safety. He helps companies and individuals redefine what’s truly possible by confronting limiting mindsets. Participants at Joes’ events leave inspired and moved to action. What is most amazing about Joe is that in 1989 he was living on the streets of Vancouver as a homeless skid row addict. Through perseverance, determination and his resilient human spirit, Joe pulled himself out of the darkness and despair, to become a highly respected business and community leader. Joes message is inspiring, energetic, humorous, honest, raw and unforgettable. Safety groups love Joe’s down to earth authentic story and the ability to have the message resonate that long after the meeting has convened.