Your 1-DEGREE/Shift Team

At 1-DEGREE/Shift, we believe workplace culture change is more effective as a collaboration. Meet our team and discover how our strengths may serve your shifts.

EXPERIENCE:
20 years of leadership development experience as a certified coach and facilitator.

APPROACH:
Clients have described Suchitra as insightful and savvy, grounded, easy to trust and connect with, vulnerable, present, quick to laugh, and always willing to say what needs to be said in service of your growth. She is grateful to be trusted to do this work.

PHILOSOPHY:
Believes leaders are doing their best with what they know. Create space for them to experience more possibilities and build skills to do that for themselves and just watch how teams and organizations flourish.

AREA(S) OF EXPERTISE:
Both emerging and senior leaders are supported by strengthening their leadership style through personal development done one on one, in peer groups and intact teams.

A WINDOW INTO SUCHITRA’S MIND/HEART/LIFE WOULD REVEAL:
A bohemian who has always been interested in the adventure.

FUN FACTS:
Suchitra’s adventurous spirit has taken her to remote islands of the Philippines as a performer in a popular theatre troupe.

Suchitra Davies-Webb

Partner and co-founder

Nick Foster

Partner and co-founder

EXPERIENCE:
Nick has worked with clients from across North America in multiple sectors to transform cultures. Prior to founding 1-DEGREE/Shift, Nick was a Senior Vice President at Softchoice Corporation, a North-American technology provider. Throughout his 18 years at Softchoice, Nick held leadership roles in sales, marketing, operations, HR and mergers and acquisitions, all of which were instrumental to the growth of Softchoice through its IPO and beyond. Nick played a strategic role in the recognition of Softchoice as a Most Admired Culture and a Great Place to Work for many years.

APPROACH:
Workplace culture change is more effective as a collaboration.

PHILOSOPHY:
Believes that business can be the most effective engine of creating a better world.

AREA(S) OF EXPERTISE:
Business Strategy, Culture Transformation, Leadership in HR, Sales, Marketing, & Mergers and Acquisitions.

A WINDOW INTO NICK’S MIND/ HEART/LIFE WOULD REVEAL:
Nick is a student of the ancient wisdom and is a guiding light to inner potential and how to unleash it.

FUN FACT:
Nick has led volunteer teams to Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia, India, Guatemala and Sri Lanka with an organization called Developing World Connections. He always came back with a broader perspective and a clearer sense of what is important in the world.

EXPERIENCE:
Lorella’s been designing and delivering solutions that lead to sales culture transformation since 1989. She’s passionate about helping organizations achieve extraordinary business results by inspiring the collective wisdom of their people. When the heart and mind are engaged, each individual powerfully affects the results of the whole.

APPROACH/STYLE:
Well known for her energetic and enthusiastic style, Lorella inspires and informs as she guides people through organisational and personal transformation to produce and, more importantly, sustain results!

PRINCIPLES/PHILOSOPHY:
When the collective team collaborates, anything is possible.

AREA(S) OF EXPERTISE:
Advancing Adult Learning, Advanced Facilitation Skills, Sales Leadership, Sales Methodology, Presentation Skills, Coaching, Team-Building, Win-Win Negotiation, Organizational Change and Corporate Transformation.

A WINDOW INTO LORELLA’S MIND/HEART/LIFE WOULD REVEAL:
The purpose of life is to be happy and to help others be happy.  Also, she really wants to come back as a dolphin in her next life.

FUN FACT:
Loves to swim with wild dolphins in Australia, New Zealand, Bahamas and especially Hawaii – her second home.

Lorella DePieri

Partner and co-founder

Tim Magwood

Partner and co-founder

EXPERIENCE:
Tim has been leading culture transformations with CEO’s and executive teams since 2014 and has impacted tens of thousands of people. His background as a trained professional actor, coach, facilitator and keynote speaker allows him to tap into a broad and deep toolkit for his clients. Before 1-DEGREE/Shift, he was Founder & Partner at Fusion Learning (now DDS) where he grew a start-up to become the fastest growing, largest private sales effectiveness firm in Canada.

APPROACH:
Tim is a strategic, practical and compassionate leader who looks through the lens of Strategy, Culture and maximizing potential.

PHILOSOPHY:
Inspiring sustainable shifts to fuel well-being & innovation through Compassion, Clarity and Creativity.

AREA(S) OF EXPERTISE:
Business Strategy, Organizational Culture, Executive Leadership development, Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

A WINDOW INTO TIM’S MIND/ HEART/LIFE WOULD REVEAL:
An old soul who is a truth seeker.

FUN FACT:
Moonlights as a Singer/songwriter & sang the national anthem at a Blue Jays game in 1992.

EXPERIENCE:
With 8+ years of experience in non-profit, small business and corporate environments, Linda’s passionate about supporting people, programs and organizations working towards their full potential.  In her previous roles as Mentor-in-Residence, Personal Development Coach, and Training Advisor, Linda has coached mentors and entrepreneurs across Canada as well as mentoring organizations around the world. She’s co-led curriculum planning and design for an award-winning training program, in partnership with Toronto’s Ryerson University The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Canada’s first online entrepreneurial mentor training program.

APPROACH/STYLE:
Linda’s approach to any initiative is collaborative. Her intense curiosity drives her to seek out various perspectives and diversity of thought. She filters her decisions through the ‘others’ lens and is focused on making the best experience for everyone involved.

PHILOSOPHY:
Culture is the lever that determines whether, to what extent and how our precious, unique gifts and talents show up.

AREA(S) OF EXPERTISE:
Program design, coaching & mentoring, training, project management.

A WINDOW INTO LINDA’S MIND/HEART/LIFE WOULD REVEAL:
A creative soul always looking for her next adventure.

FUN FACT:
Once shook the hand of a future king – Prince Charles. Can you say star struck?!

Linda Morana

Manager, Program Experience

Our Community of Collaborators

We work with incredibly talented subject matter experts. Our partnerships enable us to offer you exceptional specialized support in the areas below.

Leadership Development 
Courageous leadership 
Assessing & Developing Employees’ Capability To Handle Complexity 
Leadership Coaching 
Strategic Workforce Planning 
 
HR Operations 
Facilitation 
 
Change Management 
Coaching To help Scale Organizations Wisely