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Our Team

Our team wants to learn about your business concerns that prevent you from maximizing your business strengths and potential. We listen to you and discover how we can best support your desired outcomes to make your business and team better in any economy.

Find out how we’ve helped businesses Align their team to achieve success in our Testimonials section.

  • PRESIDENT
    Mike Mack

    For Mike, every relationship is built on Like, Respect and Trust.

    Mike Mack is a sought-after Leadership Coach, Consultant, Trainer, and Facilitator. He has been helping business teams maximize their potential since 2006 with the use of tailored consulting and training programs, along with coaching advice. For Mike, it’s about trusted collaboration with his customers.

    He is a two-time Amazon bestselling author: REMARKABLE SERVICE — How to Keep Your Doors Open; RELATIONSHIPS FOR KEEPS — How to Build Powerful Relationships in Business and in Life. Mike is working on his third book, LUNCH WITH LEADERS — Real Stories of  Pivotal Moments for Today’s Executive, scheduled to be published in early 2023.

    Mike holds an MBA from Athabasca University; Completion of Governance Program for Small & Medium-sized Enterprises, The University of Alberta School of Business, Executive Education; Member of (ICF) International Coaching Federation; Member of Synergy Network (Edmonton), serving as Chair in 2016; Member of ACG (Association for Corporate Growth), President 2018-19 for ACG Edmonton; Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors; Ambassador, Foundation for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship, Past member of Toastmasters International, obtaining his Distinguished Toastmasters Designation – DTM. The Distinguished Toastmaster award is the highest Toastmasters International bestows. The DTM recognizes a superior level of achievement in both communication and leadership; Member of CAPS (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers); National TEC Canada Speaker; eSpeakers Certified Virtual Presenter; Past-President, Rotary Club of Edmonton Mayfield (2005-06). Mike is a Certified Trainer for Everything DiSC®.

  • Vice President - Integration
    Kris Schinke

    Kris believes giving back is the greatest reward

    Kris is a focused and goal-oriented business professional with extensive executive experience in retail, financial services, and not-for-profit. She has a passion for inspiring and coaching others and believes a positive work culture is key for business growth and sustainability. She is adept in training, leadership development, and promoting teamwork. 

    Kris loves to promote successful business mentoring and professional coaching to help companies with organizational management. Kris believes coaching offers the insights and guidance to help others achieve their potential, with confidence and purpose. She believes everyone has potential, if they are willing to take action. 

    Kris is delighted to be working with X5 Management, not only to support valued clients but also in her executive role supporting the ongoing business growth, both internally and externally. 

    Kris is an avid volunteer and loves to donate time and effort to a variety of organizations. For the past 4 years, Kris has been a business mentor with ERIEC (Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council), working with professional newcomers for job placement and career advancement. This role also has also offered some personal benefits, such as improving knowledge about multicultural leadership and competencies. 

    A proponent of personal development, Kris has her Distinguished Toastmaster designation from Toastmasters International and her Life Coaching Certification from New Skills Academy. She also attended Harvard Business School (A Culture of Health in Business) and Norquest College (Inclusion at Work, Business Economics). Kris is an Everything DiSC® Certified Facilitator and an Accredited Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Trainer. Most recently, she obtained her Diversity and Inclusion for HR Professionals Certification from the U of California. She holds an MBA from Athabasca University and published her first book, According to Wolfgang, My Business, a business reference book based on her entrepreneurial father’s successful equestrian business.

    Kris and her husband, Brian, have lived in 4 major Canadian cities and now call Edmonton home. Kris likes to stay active by walking, riding horses, or working out at the gym.

  • EXECUTIVE COACH AND CERTIFIED FACILITATIVE LEADER
    Brent Collingwood

    A thinking partner to help you discover new possibilities

    With over a decade of coaching, consulting, and facilitating, Brent Collingwood has earned a reputation as a go-to resource in helping clients reach into the realm of possibility. Whether coaching a senior executive or facilitating a strategic planning session, Brent acts as a thinking partner, helping the organization establish and ultimately achieve its planned goals.

    Brent holds a Master of Education in Leadership and Change, is a Certified Facilitative Leader, a Certified Executive Coach (CEC), and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

    Brent’s leadership experience in business, post-secondary and the non-profit sector allows him to bring extensive knowledge and experience to the table. Brent had the privilege of working as an international hospitality executive throughout southeast Asia and authored the book ON YOUR BEST BEHAVIOUR – Appropriate Conduct for the Business Traveller to Japan.

    In his postsecondary career, Brent served as Senior Director with the Alberta School of Business Executive Education department, overseeing many Leadership Development programs and the Directors Education Program in collaboration with the Institute of Corporate Directors. He has also served in the non-profit sector, both in the Chair role and in senior management. Most recently Brent served as Chair of Synergy Networking Group, Chair of the Board of the River Valley Alliance, and three years as its Executive Director. Brent and Mike Mack have enjoyed a long-standing relationship since 2005 through their involvement in Rotary International and Synergy Network (Edmonton). They are collaborating in supporting business clients through Coaching, Consulting, and Facilitation.

    Brent is an active and proud Rotarian and has held many leadership positions in Rotary International including President of the Riverview Rotary Club; Chair of the Rotary District Foundation Committee; Chair of the District Learning & Development Committee; and Chair of the Rotary Leadership Institute. Brent has been selected to serve as District 5370’s Governor in 2023-24.

    Brent and his wife Adele live in Edmonton and enjoy the many recreational and cultural amenities Edmonton has to offer, including walks in the River Valley, the Symphony, and live theatre. Brent is an avid landscape photographer and has published two books showcasing his photography.

  • CONSULTANT, LEADERSHIP COACH, FACILITATOR
    Gordon Sheppard

    Gord believes in empowering leaders to grow their organizations

    Gord is a Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator who is passionate about helping leaders to grow their organizations. Because he knows that when your organization is strong then everybody wins including your staff, customers, suppliers and ultimately your community.

    From strategic planning to conflict resolution, process improvement to helping leaders take action, Gord applies more than 25 years of business experience. He also has an MBA, is a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, and he is Prosci Change Management Certified, which gives him a wealth of proven strategies that he can use to help clients succeed.

    He is also the author of the ‘Meeting Leadership Solution’ which offers a 10-step system to help leaders improve the overall productivity and profitability of their business meetings. Gord has also built the ‘Ask A Business Expert’ community, which features a website and YouTube channel that helps leaders find expert answers to their most important business questions. As a podcast host Gord’s shows have over 20,000 downloads, and the ‘Meeting Leadership Podcast’ has helped thousands of professionals to improve their meeting productivity.

    Gord is also a proud husband, father, and brother. He loves playing hockey, tennis, hiking in the mountains and taking his dog Freckles for walks in the neighborhood.

    He is also passionate about volunteering. He has served as the President of the YEG Passport Rotary Club (2020- 21), and he was a proud member of 100 Men YEG, which helped to raise over $300,000 dollars for 50+ Edmonton area charities.

  • FACILITATOR, LEADERSHIP COACH
    Priscilla Bahrey

    Empowering people to achieve their personal and professional best

    As a project manager, speaker, trainer, facilitator and coach, Priscilla has passion for inspiring people to maximize their personal and professional potential. Drawing on over 20 years of experience leading teams, facilitation, training, consulting, and coaching, she sees rewards by building competencies within individuals and organizations. I have had the pleasure of contributing to the success of thousands of leaders, teams, and individuals.

    To every facilitation or coaching engagement, Priscilla brings her motivational communication style, down-to-earth approach, and real-life experience to facilitate lasting change, both virtually and in person. As a PMP Certified Consultant, she shares her experience gained through various consulting engagements in finance, government, technology, oil and gas, higher education, and engineering and lean manufacturing sectors.

    One of the most challenging opportunities is to support clients and teams through transition and supported clients through organizational change and help them to realize success. Priscilla’s ORSC (Organizational Relationship Systems Coaching) training has brought a fresh approach to leadership coaching, facilitation, and instructional design. ORSC tools and concepts unlock potential in people that sometimes they are not aware of and helps teams to overcome challenges and collaborate in a more effective way.

    She is an accredited coach with ICF (International Coaching Federation) Areas of expertise: Training, Consulting, Coaching, Project Management, Leadership development, Conflict resolution and Change management. Intercultural experience: She has lived and embraced different cultures and loves working with diverse cultures and backgrounds. She is fluent in Spanish and has worked with people from different Spanish-speaking countries and is able to adapt to their needs.

  • Administrative Support
    Jody Craig

    Jody is passionate about supporting the community and making a difference

    Jody is the Administrative Support for the team at X5 Management and keeps the X5 team organized with ongoing projects and supporting X5’s valued clients in the areas of preparing for Training, Coaching, or Strategic Planning projects.

    Jody partners with businesses like X5 Management providing both virtual and in-person support to create and update processes, solve problems, and recommend, and implement solutions.

    It was a 30-year journey working with mentors and peers in different industries and completing public relations and special events courses that provided insight and confidence for her to launch Viewpoint Executive Solutions in February 2019.

    Jody originally designed the business model to help senior executives streamline their office operations. Through the development of Viewpoint Executive Solution’s business model, she discovered that her true calling was helping small business owner, small to medium-sized businesses, community leagues, associations, and charities.

    Helping others and giving back is an important part of Jody’s business model. She is an active volunteer and helps to organize events while supporting and providing board member mentorship. Jody seeks to learn and keeps current with training and courses. She holds a NAIT Diploma in Secretarial and Office Administration and has completed public relations and special events program courses.

    Family and being active are very important to Jody, and she enjoys acreage lake life with her male partner and spending time with her daughter and family.

  • TRAINER, FACILITATOR
    Matt Graff

    Matt is an advocate for collaboration and enhanced team communication to stimulate organizational growth

    As an experienced consultant and facilitator and the Director of Business Operations with X5 Management, Matt has a passion for helping organizations succeed through team development, sales strategy and group facilitation.

    Matt helps align all of the moving parts of a business for sustainable growth, motivating organizations to improve communication internally and externally to promote customer service excellence while keeping the sales pipeline full. An experienced speaker, Matt connects with all participants and audiences, including CEO’s, sales & service professionals, operations managers, supervisors, and entrepreneurs.

    Matt was born and raised on his family farm near Ferintosh, and continues to believe in the importance of rural development and community involvement. Matt is dedicated to agricultural sustainability and is an experienced manager of resources, production and people in agri-business.

    Matt holds an MBA from the University of Alberta and appreciates working with other energetic and motivated individuals to facilitate, develop and implement customized business solutions. He has extensive experience in management training and consulting in various industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture and government. Matt is a Certified Trainer, Everything DiSC®