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Meet Our Inspiring Spring Soirée 2015 Speakers

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Our signature annual stand-up networking event, Spring Soirée, will be taking place on Wednesday, March 18th at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Vancouver. HRSA is pleased to announce that Lorie Corcuera from SPARK Creations, Lewisa Anciano from Coast Capital Savings, and Sheila Gonzalez from Lululemon Athletica will be joining us as speakers for the evening. Learn more about them below:

Lorie Corcuera
Co-Founder & CEO of SPARK Creations

SPARK Creations is a heart based leadership and empowerment organization that provides highly interactive and fun experiential learning and development, strategic culture visioning, and people and culture programs for individuals, teams and organizations. As the Co-Founder and CEO, Lorie is energetic, driven, and tireless in her pursuit of self development and people contribution. Over the past 20 years, Lorie has cultivated her coaching, leadership development and culture development experience as both a strategic and progressive senior human resources leader. HR practitioners and leaders committed to increasing the impact of their investment in human capital can expect from Lorie a unique blend of experience, compassion and curiosity to generate transformational and sustainable results. Explore more at startyourspark.com!

Lewisa Anciano
Vice President, People
Coast Capital Savings

Lewisa Anciano currently leads the human resources function as Vice-President, People at Coast Capital Savings. She was formerly a Vice President, Human Resources with an award-winning technology company, in charge of strategic planning, corporate communications and human resources. She is also an entrepreneur, who founded Kickstart H.R. Inc, offering a ready-to-go HR toolkit designed to jump-start any HR initiative/department with clients in Canada, US, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

Lewisa loves to lead, teach and learn, and as an active member of the HR community she has served on the Board of Directors of the BC Human Resources Management Association as Chair of their Finance Committee  between 2007 and 2013.  She has taught management courses at Langara College and Simon Fraser University’s Executive MBA Program. She shares her passion for building high performing organizations by presenting at conferences such as the Association of Training and Development, BC HRMA and the Talent Management Alliance.
As a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), Lewisa also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Management.  In addition, she has completed the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business Advanced Management Program and is currently enrolled in the Strategy Execution Program at INSEAD.

Sheila Gonzalez
People Potential Manager

Lululemon Athletica

An HR professional with over 10 years of experience in a variety of industries such as retail, financial services, advertising, and high tech, Sheila is passionate about working with leaders at all levels to ensure their focus is on developing their teams  to achieve their maximum potential, and in turn drive business results.   Taking a coach approach, Sheila works to elevate leaders within organizations in the areas of performance management, strategic workforce planning, succession planning and pipeline, change management, organizational design, and employee relations, with a commitment to collaboration and partnership.  Sheila believes that successful companies are focused on developing and investing in their number one priority – their people.

Written by Annie Lo, Communications Coordinator of SFU HRSA Spring Soirée Organizing Committee