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1.    Quiet changemakers

How do ‘introverted’ or ‘quiet’ leaders move important ideas forward? How do they ensure that their initiatives for social good succeed? Based on Trina’s work with the Quiet Changemaker Project, this talk takes a look at the less heard changemakers in our midst, and reveals how they work, how they succeed, and how they might be the leaders society needs.
Intended audience: nonprofit/community leadership; quiet people who work to improve society

2.    Volunteers and the leaders that engage them

So much leadership talk focuses on business and CEOs. But what about leadership of the people we don’t pay with money? This talk empowers community organizations to consider volunteer engagement as a form of leadership, and challenges these leaders to step outside the mould of traditional volunteer management.
Intended audience: nonprofit/community leadership; volunteer managers

3.    Beyond volunteering and donating: what are the next forms of giving back to community?

Much of the charity that individuals do revolves around volunteering and making donations. However, in today’s world the ways in which we can do good are expanding rapidly. In a hyper-social and digital world where people are making thoughtful decisions about their money and time, how are opportunities to do good changing? This talk explores these new forms of ‘charitable’ activities and challenges organizations to adapt to the changing interests of people doing good.
Intended audience: nonprofit/community leadership; volunteer managers; fundraisers

4.    What the nonprofit sector can learn from start-up culture

Start-ups operate within the context of limited funds, great uncertainty, and passionate people working hard to achieve big things. Sound familiar? This talk explores how the nonprofit sector and community organizations can move their missions forward with lessons from start-up culture.
Intended audience: nonprofit/community leadership

5.    Engaging supporters in all areas and levels of your organization

We are increasingly challenged to do more with less, but the number of people yearning to make meaningful contributions to our missions hasn’t gone down. How can we meet the needs of our organizations and of the people who want to support us? This talk explores how we can engage supporters beyond hands-on volunteer work and donor relations.
Intended audience: nonprofit/community leadership; volunteer managers; fundraisers

6.    Governance and leadership in socially-just organizations

The goal of much of the nonprofit sector is social justice. But are we socially just in the way we manage our organizations? The talk encourages nonprofit leadership to view their practices through a social justice lens, and challenges organizations to embed social justice as core to the way they operate.
Intended audience: nonprofit/community leadership; boards of directors

7.    Introverted success in the workplace

The stereotypical workplace leader is outgoing and charismatic. People get ahead when they connect with others, talk about their progress, and are good ‘team players.’ What does this mean for the introverted worker and manage? This talk explores the quiet strengths of introverted people and how they can achieve success in career and workplace leadership.
Intended audience: introverted people; those that manage introverted staff members

Workshops + training

These can be adapted to webinar format.

1.    Facilitate better meetings and gatherings

Ugh. Meetings. They take up too much of our productive time, frustrate us, and often have unclear purposes. This workshop explores the characteristics of fantastic, aspirational, effective meetings, and challenges participants to lead better meetings for their teams and projects.
Intended audience: managers; project leaders; max 30 ppl

2.    Embedding social justice into governance and leadership

This workshop explores socially-just governance, leadership, and management, and helps leaders explore opportunity to embed socially-just practices into their organization. Participants will leave with concrete opportunities to enhance social justice into their organizations.
Intended audience: nonprofit/community leadership; boards of directors; max 15 ppl

3.    Governance in all-volunteer organizations

This workshop helps all-volunteer teams plan their governance responsibilities. Too often all-volunteer organizations without staff are so focused on doing the work of the organizations that burnout and governance missteps can result. Participants will leave with options for changes in structure, actions, and values that will lead to more sustainable all-volunteer organizations.
Intended audience: nonprofit/community leadership; volunteer managers; max 20 ppl

4.    MBTI® for effective individuals/Teams

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator is a helpful tool for individuals to understand their preferences for communicating, decision-making, and planning, and how their preferences may impact their work satisfaction, career success, and interactions with others. This workshop includes a personalized report for each individual, plus practical and thought-provoking exercises to help individuals and teams explore how their new learning can positively impact their success.
Audience: individuals or teams up to 25 people.

5.    Creating an introvert-friendly workplace

Workplaces and employee engagement strategies are often designed with the extrovert in mind, but what about the other half of our population? This workshop will help managers, leaders, and thoughtful co-workers create en environment that helps introverts thrive.
Intended audience: managers; max 30 ppl

Personal MBTI® facilitation

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator is a helpful tool for individuals to understand their preferences for communicating, decision making, and planning, and how their preferences may impact their work satisfaction, career success, and interactions with others. As a trained and certified MBTI® facilitator I will take you through an MBTI® assessment and debrief the results with you, taking special time to apply the results to a particular area of interest you want to improve.

  • Level 1 MBTI®: 60 min, $150
  • Level 2 MBTI®: 90 min, $200 (for those who have already done Level 1 with me or elsewhere)


Speaking: 45 min/20 min + Q&A: $2500/$1500. Audience size: unlimited

Workshops/training: Varies from $1200 for a 1.5 hr session (30 ppl) to $3,500 for a full day session (15 ppl) plus 30 minutes of individual coaching per participant.


Do you do offer discounts or do pro-bono speaking or workshops?
In very special circumstances I do pro-bono talks and workshops. I do not offer discounts, nor do I offer free individual MBTIs. When you contact me please be clear up front if you are seeking a pro-bono speaking or training session.

We only have a small team and can’t afford a full workshop. What can we do?
Let me know the workshop(s) or talk(s) you are interested in, and the number of seats/proportion of the fee you have budget for. When there is enough interest from multiple people/organizations, I’ll arrange a session for the larger group.

Are there any other fees or costs related to having you come in?
You are responsible for arranging the venue and a laptop/projector. Fees include all other costs (transportation/materials) for engagement within Metro Vancouver. For engagements outside of Metro Vancouver, you are responsible for transportation expenses and per diems to cover food plus travel time.


“I had no doubt that Trina’s presentation was going to be amazing. Knowing her previous work, community involvement and commitment to social change assured me that her contribution was going to be fabulous. But, as always, she surpassed my expectations. It was incredible to see how she was able to connect with our [team], and, through her stories and personal experience, she created an environment full of energy, respect and reflectivity. I hope we’ll be able to invite her again to continue inspiring [our team].”

“It went off beautifully; she thoroughly informed and engaged the [participants].”

“I wanted to say that your talk today really inspired and motivated me. [It was] was enjoyable, encouraging, and it gave me a renewed confidence in my decisions.”

“Her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm have made significant contributions to our work with emerging leaders in the not-for-profit sector.”

“Really liked the activities & discussions, the ideas generated. Feel very inspired.”

“Thanks again for a very useful session.  I learned some things that I can implement [tomorrow]!”

“She constantly challenged me to think in new ways about civic engagement, community building and the nonprofit sector, while encouraging and respecting my ideas and opinions. I learned…from her…what it means to have the conviction of your vision and execute on it.”