the Team

Sheffe Consulting Inc.

Our facilitation firm empowers your organization by fostering productive collaboration, enhancing communication, and driving informed decision-making. With seasoned facilitators and tailored solutions, we streamline meetings, workshops, and strategy sessions, ensuring tangible results. Maximize your team’s potential with our expert guidance and transform your ideas into action.

Nora Sheffe

President, Chief Executive Officer, Lead Facilitator

Nora’s approach: My goal is to help our clients have better discussions and make better decisions, faster. I’m committed to designing engaging and productive meetings. I love working with groups to navigate difficult conversations and complex issues where people can share their diverse opinions, interests, and goals and then together, we move toward clear outcomes. This requires an approach that is thoughtful, agile and creative. When a group is fully present and engaged, great ideas become actionable and achievable.

Areas of Expertise: Facilitation design and processes, virtual facilitation tools and training, strategic planning, consensus building


  • Certified Professional Facilitator/Master (International Association of Facilitators – IAF)
  • Certified Virtual Facilitator (International Institute for Facilitation -INIFAC)

Strengths: Passionate, Innovative, Effective Collaborator

More about Nora:

  • Founded Sheffe Consulting in 1998
  • IAF Ottawa Chapter – Lead
  • Bikablo Courses in Visual Facilitation and Graphic Recording
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (McMaster University)

Monica Lockie

Facilitator, Trainer

Monica thrives: “On helping individuals and organizations bring their visions to life. Her career has been defined by a relentless commitment to excellence. ”

Areas of Expertise: Strategy and program development, relationship building and communication, governance and organizational management

Strengths: Passionate, Determined, Creative

More about Monica:      

  • She was a Master Coach Developer for the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) for Skate Canada for 11 Years
  • She was also Skate Canada National Performance Centre Director and Skating Development Director for over 7 Years

Vickie Lemire

Bilingual Facilitator, Trainer

In Vickie’s words: I have a great desire for unlocking a person’s or organization’s potential to maximize their performance. I believe this is very similar to the role of a facilitator, where we help an organization’s great ideas become actionable and achievable. As a facilitator, you get to learn a lot, meet new people and engage in meaningful conversations. I really enjoy the relationship-building side of facilitation.”

Areas of Expertise: Strategic planning, virtual Annual General Meetings (AGMs)

Education: MBA, Bachelor in Human Kinetics with a Concentration in Sport Management

Strengths: Adaptive, Energetic, Enterprising

More about Vickie:   

  • Varsity ice hockey player

Megan Foster

Facilitator, Trainer

Megan’s equation for success:  “I believe connection + movement = growth. You will recognize that formula weaved throughout all of my engagements.”

Areas of Expertise: Strategic planning, change management, program development, organizational culture development

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Sociology (Brandon University) and Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (Royal Roads University)

Strengths:  Creative, Passionate, Insightful

More about Megan:

  • Master Coach Developer, NCCP
  • Has facilitated workshops, from the local to national level, for more than a decade
  • Specializes in developing culture, enhancing cohesion, increasing motivation, and promoting supportive environments

Jennifer Larson

Facilitator, Trainer

What Jennifer values: “I really enjoy the process of connecting with a group to achieve a common goal. I love learning from others, hearing their stories and telling a few of my own.”

Areas of Expertise:  Strategic planning, large-scale virtual productions, virtual facilitation training

Education: Bachelor of Human Kinetics (University of Windsor)

Strengths: Creative, Focused, Flexible

More about Jennifer:

  • Experience facilitating small and large group sessions in the not-for-profit, corporate and education sectors
  • Part of the Team Canada mission staff at multiple Paralympic and Parapan American Games

Louise Kairns

Bilingual Facilitator, Trainer

Louise reflects: “I like being able to make people feel like a part of a community by creating an environment in which they feel welcomed and safe to share their ideas or discuss their needs. I also enjoy empowering people to find solutions to their own problems.”

Areas of Expertise: Strategic planning, Team Building and Governance Review

Strengths: Active Listener, Empathetic, Conceptual Thinker

More about Louise:   

  • Massage Therapist 
  • Doping Control Officer

Aimée-Lee Côté

Project Manager, Bilingual

Aimée’s drive: “Always give your 100% in everything you do.”

Areas of Expertise: Project management and coordination, technical support and Team Building

Education: Honours Bachelor in Sciences de l’activité physique (Human Kinetics) with a Concentration in social sciences (University of Ottawa), Diploma in Administration des affaires (Business Administration, Collège La Cité)

Strengths: Organized, Collaborative, Results-Oriented

More about Aimee:

  • She’s perfectly bilingual 
  • Certification in Sports Business Management, Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Catherine Vercheval

Project Coordinator, Bilingual

Kate motivation: “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” — Rumi

Areas of Expertise: Social Media, surveys, data collection, analysis, research, report writing and technical support

Education: Major in Industrial and Labor Relations with a minor in International Development (McGill University) 

Strengths: Analytical, Articulate Writer, Research, Organized

More about Kate:

  • Former Varsity Volleyball Player at McGill University

Joe Van Ryn

Chief Operating Officer / Director

At the heart of Sheffe Consulting: “Facilitation is the art of stimulating deeper understanding, fresh thinking, and tangible outcomes.”

Areas of Emphasis: Strategic advice, finance and administration, governmental and international relations

Education: Master of Public Administration (Carleton University), Honours Bachelor of Administrative Studies (Trent University)

Areas of Strength: Strategic, Focused, Diligent

More about Joe:

  • Sheffe Consulting Chief Operating Officer / Director since its inception
  • 30+ years of experience working in national and international sport with the federal government
  • Member of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners
  • Certification in Bikablo® Visualization Methods
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