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 has spent over two decades observing and writing on networking around the world. She is a member of the elite Davos Circle, having attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland over eleven times. This is the ultimate networking event that brings together world leaders, celebrities and politicians to discuss global issues. 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 professional accountant (CPA, CA) 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 alumni of The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Women’s Leadership Circle® advisory council (after serving six years as vice-chair), a past director of the Women’s Enterprise Centre, and has ten years of corporate director experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Judy and Gayle’s list of corporate clients include EY Canada, RBC Financial Group, RBC Dominion Securities, Procter & Gamble, Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust, TELUS and many more.