Gayle Hallgren-Rezac and Judy Thomson are two of Canada’s top networking experts and co-authors of the best selling book, “Work The Pond! Use the Power of Positive Networking to Leap Forward in Work and Life”. They teach the ‘world’s best definition’ of networking, Positive Networking®. With over a decade of experience giving top-rated presentations, they offer a fresh approach as co-presenters: “I love the interaction between the two of you.” “You finish each other’s sentences, it’s seamless.”
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac is entrepreneur (founder, Cookies by George) and a recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction award. Gayle is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and has spent over two decades observing and writing on networking around the world. She is a member of the Davos Circle, having attended the Annual World Economic Forum over eleven times. She is also an expert on the “art of conversation”. Gayle and Judy have given hundreds of presentations to corporations, associations, governments, and have worked extensively with university students from undergrads to MBAs and PhDs. They have had the privilege of presenting on the same stage as Dr. Oz, Joy Behar, and others through the Power Within and Power of Women series
Judy Thomson is a chartered accountant who has held executive positions in human resources and administration with global companies in Canada and Asia. She was also part of the start-up management team of the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer Railtours. Judy is an honoured alumniof The Vancouver Board of Trade’s Women’s Leadership Circle® advisory council (after serving six years as vice-chair), sits on the board of directors of the BC Women’s Enterprise Centre and is a director of a publicly-traded mining exploration company. Judy and Gayle’s list of corporate clients include RBC Financial Group, RBC Dominion Securities, ScotiaBank, Microsoft, Penguin, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, TD Canada Trust, TELUS and many more.