Transformational strategist who addresses multifaceted problems with a richness of outcome that’s only possible from diverse teams, strong relationships and a fundamental desire to make a difference.
When Tristan was a child, her family did a lot of moving. In five consecutive years, she went to five different schools, in four different cities, in two different countries. After high school, she lived in three countries in six years.
The constant change was not easy. “I think resilience was engrained in my DNA by that point,” she says. But her journey was only beginning.
After graduating from the University of Calgary, Tristan went to live in rural Japan. “Being one of very few foreigners in the area, not speaking the language very well, and not knowing any of the cultural rules was a good recipe for making regular faux pas. I had to be resilient and resourceful because I could not rely on my usual ways of figuring things out.”
Together these experiences transformed Tristan’s views into her personal mission: to solve multifaceted problems with a richness of outcome that’s only possible from diverse teams, strong relationships and a fundamental desire to make a difference. It’s something she has been doing for more than 20 years — boldly pushing boundaries, driving results and executing with purpose.
For Tristan, transformation is not just a job, but a constant thread throughout her life. She has transformed her own skills and experience in consulting, banking and digital into a singular package to bring the most impactful solutions to her clients. Tristan is also a passionate mentor, working with up to 20 mentees at a time, helping transform others’ lives.
Tristan holds a Master of Business Administration in strategic management and international business from York University’s Schulich School of Business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary. She’s also completed a range of executive education courses.
How Tristan is building a better working world
“True transformation reimagines the way we engage customers and colleagues from the user’s perspective. With deep understanding of users’ needs, we can reverse engineer digital platforms and experiences that speak directly to that specific person. I’m passionate about finding those opportunities to help organizations evolve.”