Leadership Training and Organizational Development

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Leaders Circle is an organizational training and development company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. We help organizations from all over North America create exciting new possibilities.

Our team includes experienced trainers, facilitators and senior executives who will change your understanding of what’s possible.

Brian Lanier

Brian Lanier

Founder/CEO

Brian Lanier has over 20 years of experience in developing and leading executive education and personal development initiatives. Brian helps people articulate what truly matters while equipping them with new tools and approaches to achieve extraordinary results.

Brian has coached and led programs for CEOs, business leaders and staff from a wide range of industries across North America and Europe. Key clients include Shaw Communications, JOEY Restaurant Group, ExxonMobil, and ING Insurance.

Before founding the Leaders Circle in 2003, Brian, was Director of Operations for a division of Pepsi-Co and Regional Vice-President for Starbucks Coffee Company.

Brian holds a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He majored in journalism at the University of Houston.

Jon Ouellette

Jon Ouellette

Principal

Jon Ouellette has more than 30 years’ experience as a leader and CEO of large organizations in the insurance, financial, oil engineering and real estate industries.

He has a rare ability to create and lead teams to embrace change and deliver on a vision. His approach focuses on increasing bottom line performance through exceptional employee engagement and development of superior management teams.

He helps foster dedication, entrepreneurialism and accountability that builds trust, enhances communication effectiveness and increases productivity.

Jon and Brian have a long history of success together- first partnering in 2004 when Jon hired the Leaders Circle (TLC) to led an organization-wide transformation inside his $500 million firm. After years of working together, Jon joined the Leaders Circle in 2017 to help transform a wider range of corporations.

 Kelly Townsend

Kelly Townsend

Principal Affiliate

Kelly Townsend has over 25 years business experience and over 20 years coaching and training clients in Ontology (the study of being).

She trains and develops executives, entrepreneurs and corporations across North America, who benefit from her expertise in leadership development, team building and management effectiveness.

Kelly leads seminars and workshops for thousands of people in organizational transformation, vision, integrity and communication. She is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences.

Kelly is a graduate of Collier Leadership Institute, Past President of the Rotary Club of Marco Island, Past Board Member of the David Lawrence Center, Current Board Member for the League of Courageous Women, Current Board Member and a regular contributing writer for è Bella Magazine.