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Lori Schmidt

SECRETARY & VICE-CHAIR

"My childhood dream was to work with children and horses."

Three words that best describe her

heart for service

What's her life's work?

Lori is president of Alberta-based Loral Management Group where she’s committed to building stronger organizations through executive and organizational advisory and coaching services.

She brings years of experience as the former CEO of GO Productivity, a nationally incorporated not-for-profit organization working to improve the productivity, innovation, and competitiveness performance of Canadian leaders and their organizations.

The member of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, and advisor with Wellness Works Canada, was named on the 2017 list of Canada’s Wise 50 over 50 Awards for her business and community leadership.

What academic work set her up for success?

A graduate of the University of Waterloo for economic development, Lori has completed designations for a strategic-alliance professional; mastery in organizational and executive coaching; indigenous awareness facilitation and communications. She’s also a certified core-capacity facilitator for non-profit organizations through the TCC Group in New York.

Interesting tidbit

The Alberta resident has a passion for mentoring and engaging young leaders in initiatives to explore and create a better world.