The Excel Thru Learning Team

Meet Our Team...

Patricia DeMers, President


Pat has extensive experience in Executive Coaching, Training Design and Facilitation, Human Resources Management, Performance Management and more. She possesses over twenty years of experience in Training & Development and Human Resources, and has recently received a masters Certificate in Business Leadership. Pat has been nominated for 4 consecutive years for Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by RBC, and is the past President of the Peel/Halton Chapter of the Canadian Society of Training and Development.

Shelley Kralik-Vella, Senior Vice President


Overseeing the management of ETL in Pat’s absence, Shelley ensures that our clients consistently receive superior products and results. Shelley has over 20 years of human resources management experience in the areas of Recruitment, Employee Relations, Pension & Benefits, Training and more.

Evan Badura, Director, Business Development

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As a Business Development Director, Evan’s role is developing new business at Excel Thru Learning. His past experience with a world-wide corporation gives him great insight into the challenges large organizations face with hiring, retaining and motivating employees. Evan is currently working on his CHRP designation to further enhance his knowledge of training and development and human resources management.

Laurie Nava, Program Design Manager

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As one of the longest standing team members at ETL, Laurie manages the design and administration team. She is a people manager who’s compassion and interest in others contributes to her team’s success. As lead designer, Laurie believes in building strong client relationships and does this by ensuring that program content is always relevant, up to date, and customized to mirror the clients culture and specific audience requirements. She also manages the design of all marketing materials, web site content, trade shows and other events. 


Meet Our Facilitators...

Linda Sherwin, Senior Facilitator

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Linda brings to the Excel Thru Learning team, a passion and enthusiasm for excellence and learning through communication and leadership. Her dynamic presentation style leverages the strengths of diverse learners which in turn, helps to improve performance and productivity in an organization. Drawing upon years of experience, Linda offers clients her expertise in a variety of topics including: Leadership Development, Project Management, Relationship Building, Problem Solving and more.

Dave Dawe, Senior Facilitator

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Dave's inviting and interactive facilitation style draws people into the learning and builds enthusiasm for the programs he delivers. With over 15 years of experience conducting learning programs for large organizations and his Masters degree in adult learning and developing, Dave is comfortable working with people at all levels of an organization. Dave’s area of expertise includes topics such as: Team Building, Customer Service, Relationship Building, Collaboration, as well as Leadership Development. Dave is committed to making workplace learning relevant, memorable, and inspiring.

LISALatorcai, Business Development

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Lisa Latorcai is a dynamic speaker, passionate about bringing her message of living your purpose at work to business.  She is the founder of Amadeus Consulting, offering group facilitation, training modules and profile assessments.  Lisa is a Facilitator of Behaviour Change and specializes in workforce dynamics.  She works with an organization’s management team to create an environment where everyone feels ownership for the results they produce and work towards the overall success of the company 

Lucie Bouchard, Senior Facilitator

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Lucie is a well-known consultant in the field of adult education and organizational development, with more than 20 years of experience training and coaching managers at every level. She has worked with many major corporations in the retail, telecom, insurance, banking and engineering industries, as well as educational institutions. As a fully bilingual facilitator, Lucie can expertly and confidently deliver training content in both English and French.