— About Us
Your success means a stronger Canadian economy. That is our vision and why we come to work everyday.
We can help you achieve success by providing assessments, workshops, coaching and training to help your organization be the best it can be.
The ideas! Innovation and Continuous Improvement are the key strategies for success.
— Our Approach
Our Approach to transformation
Acheive transformation and growth through building your team’s capability to stay motivated and focused on continuously improving the business.
We consider these six areas the gears of the productivity engine!
— Why Us
Why progressive leaders Choose to Work With Us
Our focus is on your success, not dividends for shareholders. We don’t have any ulterior motives: improving your organization in our only goal.
We’re not controlled by a head office in another country- we started in Alberta and worked hard to expand across the country.
Facilitators of Change
We provide workshops, coaching and training so YOUR team can do it themselves.
we finish the job
We’re with you every step of the way. We don’t just write the report and walk away. We are here to coach you through implementation and follow-up to measure success.
Who we are
— Who we are
Meet our team
GO Productivity’s staff have decades of experience identifying productivity and efficiency challenges and solving problems.
Donald (Don) Back is Executive Director of GO Productivity. In that role, Don manages a team delivering productivity enhancement, business innovation, and lean six sigma services to industry.
Dr. Back’s background combines finance, business development, coaching, consulting & management, capital formation and technology commercialization acumen with scientific research and commercialization excellence. He brings 30+ years of professional experience in creating, developing & coaching technology innovation. Dr. Back has served in senior leadership roles as managing partner in 2 venture capital funds, Ministerial Advisory Committee member for a Federal program & senior executive in an Alberta Innovation corporation. His management company is in its 18th year of operations. He was involved in the creation of 2 research commercialization centres and has participated directly in the formation, financing & growth of numerous companies. From his many projects, Don is most proud of the application of lean product development project management principles to create 6 medical products for less than $1.25 million.
Caitlin Lopez P.Eng.
Caitlin López P.Eng. is a Manufacturing Engineer who specializes in quality/process improvements and project management. She received her BSc. from the University of Calgary with a major in Manufacturing Engineering in 2011.
Caitlin has been with GO Productivity for over 5 years and in her current role at GO Productivity she provides coaching services and technical support for clients. Caitlin has experience with new product implementations, large manufacturing re-layout projects, and process improvement projects targeting and proving real savings.
Caitlin has a passion for lean methodology, digital transformation, front-line leadership, and safety. She also enjoys enhancing her work creativity by learning computer programming and website development.
Scott Penner PhD, P.Eng., MBA, LSS MBB
Technical Director, Operational Excellence, Productivity & Growth Services
Scott is a Professional Engineer, with a PhD in Optical Sciences and an MBA in Management of Technology. He holds his Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Scott’s educational background is complemented by over fifteen years of industry experience throughout the United States and Canada. He has a proven track record of success and provides a unique perspective that bridges the gap between technical and business perspectives to advance your business’ strategic objectives.
Scott’s experience and expertise are a great addition to the GO Productivity’s team, and he is determined to help Canada become one of the most productive and profitable countries in the world.
Relationship Manager, Marketing & Communications
Pam Thompson joined the GO Productivity team as our Relationship Manager with a breadth of experience. Pam invites you to have a conversation and discover how GO Productivity can best serve you. Pam will listen, explore and walk with you as you determine your goal and help you achieve your company’s productivity potential.
Possessing an overriding passion for helping people, Pam has defined herself as an excellent listener, motivator and service specialist.
With 25+ years of experience in Human Resources Management, Retail Management, customer satisfaction and team development make Pam uniquely qualified to understand the many challenges clients face in their business
Meet our Board
Vi Becker Management Consulting
Vice President Administration & CFO NAIT
Technical Training, Corporate Services, EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Industry Partnerships & CMO NAIT
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