Synergy CMC


    Culture. Leadership. Innovation. Synergy transforms people and organizations by developing their Extraordinary Human Potential. We achieve Powerful Breakthroughs and Bottom Line Results maximizing Performance and Profit.

    Synergy transforms Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Boards of organizations by developing their Extraordinary Human Potential through our core principles of CULTURE, LEADERSHIP, and INNOVATION. We do this through Knowledge Transfer based on our Scientifically Validated Assessment Tools, our World Class Programs, and the Brain Trust of our Global Expert Consultants. Our Global Partner Network of Certified Experts specialize in Mid to Enterprise sized organizations, worldwide.

    Team Leaders

    Connie Ekelund
    • President & CEO

    Connie Ekelund’s expertise stems from 30+ years’ as a dynamic Entrepreneur and Organizational Leader. Connie is a vibrant Change Agent; empowering Executives, Entrepreneurs & Boards. Her passion is Culture, Leadership and Innovation as it relates to People and Business Strategy. She has a broad understanding of not only Corporate Structure and Operations, but also that of Private, Public, Franchise, Union, BCorp, Social Enterprise and Non-Profit structures. Her consistency in visualizing and seizing opportunities ahead of the competition has allowed her to achieve measurable results and maximize outcomes.

    Laurie Fenske PFP, EPC, PCC
    • Business Consultant & Corporate Trainer

    Laurie forged her coaching skills during a distinguished career in the financial services industry. After being mentored by her father at his investment firm, she grew into sales and management roles before following her passion into the world of coaching in 2015. Today, she offers solution-based coaching to clients throughout Canada and the United States.

    Colin Grindle
    • Vice President & Partner

    Over 25 years business experience in the industrial sector, from hands-on with front-line negotiations in the mining industry, to leading teams of hundreds of workers, managers and leaders across Canada. As an entrepreneur himself, Colin possesses true grit of character, he understands and excels in developing structures, processes, and the implementation of due diligence. His communication and people skills are very strong and support his work in developing corporate culture and leadership training within organizations.

    Nihad McBride
    • Associate Partner

    Nihad brings 20+ years of global experience and success across numerous industries, in finance, corporate governance, business transformation, internal audit, and regulatory compliance.
    Throughout her career, Nihad held leadership positions with multinational advisory firms including board experience. Nihad provided advisory services to fortune 500 companies, publicly listed companies (Nasdaq, NYSE, and TSX), privately held companies, and public companies including crown corporations. Nihad has been credited with significant contributions to advisory firms, start-ups, and joint ventures.

    Maycko Macapugas
    • Talent Optimization

    Maycko is the Talent Optimization Expert-in-Residence @ SFU (Simon Fraser University). Recent BBA grad, experienced Teaching Assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Microsoft Word, Sales, Communication, Event Management, and Public Speaking. Strong education professional graduated from Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University.