The VIZE Story
We are on a mission to transform the workplace by enabling inclusive communication.
With a firm belief that embracing diversity and inclusivity ignites innovation, creativity, and problem-solving we are committed to innovative solutions that empower organizations to foster an inclusive workplace and welcome individuals from all backgrounds, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, or ability.
Welcome To VIZEdi™ – the home of transformative D&I solutions
Welcome to VIZEdi™, where we specialize in helping modern companies embrace inclusivity in their everyday interactions. At VIZEdi™, we understand that true inclusivity requires ongoing effort and commitment. That’s why we provide our clients with tools that are easily integrated into the flow of work and are personalized to each user for real-time and continual growth. We believe that inclusivity is not just a checkbox on a to-do list, but a fundamental part of how we communicate and do business.
Our approach is designed to help you embed inclusivity into your everyday interactions, making it a natural part of your company’s culture. We believe that when people feel seen and heard, they are more engaged, more productive, and more likely to stay with your company for the long term.
We invite you to explore our tools and see how VIZEdi™ can help your company build an inclusive culture where everyone can learn, belong, and thrive.
We are on a mission to help companies achieve quick and efficient transformative change by identifying learning opportunities and assisting individuals in understanding their own unconscious biases.
Hailey Schwabe (she/her)
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Hailey is a seasoned entrepreneur with a decade of experience in building customer service-focused B2B companies. As COO and Co-founder of Vize Labs Inc., Hailey’s passion lies in leveraging technology to foster diversity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging in the workplace. She firmly believes that businesses benefit greatly from diverse lived experiences, and that creating a supportive and nurturing work environment is key to unlocking people’s full potential. Hailey is also a proud parent and partner who enjoys experimenting with new recipes in her free time. She welcomes any challenge that allows her to unleash her creativity and tackle problems with a fresh perspective.
Joel Pinel (he/him)
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Joel, named Canada’s Top Young Entrepreneur in 2013, is a visionary leader who values people above all else. Through his several successful business ventures, he has demonstrated a commitment to fostering a culture of high-functioning, purposeful achievement, and happiness. As the CEO and Co-founder of Vizelabs, Joel’s focus is on building up everyone around him, enabling them to thrive and advance. He is deeply committed to his family and has a passion for all types of food and enjoys savoring a good scotch. In addition, Joel is a big sports fan, and you can often find him cheering for his favorite teams during his free time.
Cory Lausch (he/him)
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Cory is a driven and passionate CTO who has had a love for technology from a young age and has dedicated his career to mastering the field, with a particular focus on AI and machine learning. He has a deep understanding of the technology landscape, and stays on top of the latest trends and innovations. As a new parent, Cory loves spending time with his family and watching them grow. Beyond technology, Cory has a keen interest in the science behind flavor in cooking and is an excellent cook himself. When he’s not working on technology, you’ll likely find him solving problems and exploring new areas of tech to further his knowledge and expertise. With his boundless curiosity and drive to learn, Cory is always looking for ways to make an impact in the tech world and beyond.
Strategic Advisors and Network Partners
B Adair (he/they)
Network Partner, Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP™)
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Retired paramedic from rural East Central Alberta, B Adair (he/they) is an accomplished equity, diversity, & inclusion (EDI) speaker, educator, and facilitator. Through his company, Just B Diversity & Inclusion Consulting (www.justbconsulting.ca), B takes pride in providing supportive and non-judgmental spaces for folks of all backgrounds to learn and ask questions comfortably. B shares his life experiences, sense of humour, and passion for advocacy while facilitating conversations that increase knowledge and improve EDI practices with educators, business owners, healthcare organizations, sports organizations, students, and community groups across the country.
B also works with Gateway Association, a non-profit organization based out of Alberta, on a project called GEDI (Gateway to Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion) Hub. This is a federally-funded project that offers EDI consulting services free of charge for small and medium sized organizations across Canada. (www.gatewaytodiversity.ca)
Chris Dyer (he/him)
Advisor, Bestselling Author, Remote Work Leader and Advocate
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Chris Dyer is a recognized company culture and remote work expert. As a former CEO managing thousands of people, his companies consistently were named a best place to work. They have also been named a fastest growing company by Inc Magazine 5 times. Chris routinely consults and speaks, and Inc Magazine ranked him as the #1 Leadership Speaker on Culture. He has two bestselling books The Power of Company Culture and Remote Work, and has been named #5 on the Leadershum Power List, a Top 50 Voice in Leadership, a Top 40 Change Management Guru, a Top 50 Global Thought Leader, and a Top 50 leadership podcast just this year.
As a leadership speaker his goal is to inspire audiences with a straightforward delivery, insightful candor, and engaging humor. His talks leave audiences permanently transformed, offering innovative perspectives on leadership to improve company culture, and empower organizations to discover new successes. Countless companies have unlocked productivity, performance, and profits by implementing his 7 Pillar Strategy.
Doug Griffiths (he/him)
Network Partner, CEO of 13 Ways, Inc., Bestselling Author, and Community Building Consultant
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Doug Griffiths is a wildly popular community strategist and author of two best-selling editions of “13 Ways to Kill Your Community”. He has supported, guided, and inspired hundreds of communities to create effective change. Whether through speaking and presentations or through advising and consulting, he is dedicated to helping communities across North America find their own pathway to success.
He grew up on a ranch outside a small town where he learned the value of hard work, critical thinking skills, and the value of community. That background led him into politics, but he insists he has since been through rehab and is fully recovered. His experience in politics gave him a deep understanding of how to move people and get things done. He deliberately retired from politics in January 2015, after serving for 13 years, to return to his passion for community building.
Griffiths has an Executive MBA and Honors B. A Philosophy Degree, as well as his Bachelor of Education, all from the University of Alberta where he has taught community and municipal leadership courses for elected officials and administration.
Jeff Dyck (he/him)
Advisor, Sr. Director of Engineering at Siemens Digital Industries Software
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Jeff Dyck is a Senior Director of Engineering at Siemens EDA, responsible for R&D for four software product lines in the Custom IC Verification (CICV) division. Prior to joining Siemens, Jeff was VP of Engineering at Solido Design Automation, where he led Solido’s R&D teams, managed Solido’s product lines, and co-invented Solido’s machine learning technologies. Solido was acquired by Siemens in 2017. Jeff is now working on evolving the active learning technology in Solido’s products, as well as developing new disruptively differentiated tools within the Siemens EDA CICV product line. Jeff also helps to grow tech start-up and scale-up companies as an active mentor.
Jocelyn Peltier-Huntley (she/her)
Network Partner, M. SC, P. Eng. ESG Consulting, Founder Prairie Catalyst Consulting
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Jocelyn is an EDI researcher and mechanical engineer with nearly 20 years of experience leading change. Through her business, Prairie Catalyst, Jocelyn creates awareness and removes roadblocks so that individuals and organizations can realize the benefits of inclusion and achieve their full potential. She helps her clients lead change with a consultative and collaborative approach that engages key stakeholders.
Jocelyn is a 2021 Vanier scholar and is working on her PhD project, “Activating Allies”. After thirteen years working at Canadian mining and mineral processing sites in technical and leadership roles, Jocelyn is now focused on leading and inspiring positive change through EDI research, facilitation, public speaking, and consulting.
- Ph.D. Candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies
- M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Studies
- B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with Distinction
Karri Howlett (she/her)
Network Partner, CFA, C.Dir, ESG Strategy and Finance Consultant
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Advisor, VP Data Science & Engineering at Netflix