Belinda Clemmensen brings more than 20 years of experience as a designer and facilitator of learning and development initiatives.
Belinda’s specialties include leadership development, organizational culture change, diversity and inclusion, conflict resolution, change management and team development.
Belinda has consulted with leaders of all levels, from frontline supervisors to senior executives. One of her global, multilingual training and development engagements won a Gold Award from the Institute for Performance and Learning for Training Excellence. A study by the ROI Institute found that same project achieved a 46% return on investment for the client.
The foundation for Belinda’s work includes respect, sensitivity and authenticity with a high degree of technical competence. One of her guiding quotes is from Albert Einstein: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Belinda is a past winner of the Canadian Gold Award for Training Excellence for co-designing and implementing a global supervisory leadership development program for a mid-tier, Canadian-owned mining company.
Although working with organizations is her primary work, Belinda is also a skilled outdoor educator and expedition guide, having begun her career facilitating experiential education at Outward Bound Canada. From 2000 to 2005, Belinda cofounded and led Paddle to a Cure: Journeys of Hope, a community-based sea kayaking expedition that raised almost $1 million for breast cancer research and education.
She graduated with honors from the co-operative education program at the University of Waterloo and earned a master’s degree in adult education from the University of Toronto with a specialty in workplace learning and change. She also earned certification as a workplace coach from the Coaches Training Institute.