Our People

Our team operates all across Canada, with offices in St. Marys Ontario and Montréal Québec. We bring together a wide range of expertise and knowledge to help organizations enhance their effectiveness through a focus on culture change, leadership development, and team building.

Our aim is to support you with the right solutions and deliver a quality experience on your journey towards developing empowered and motivated individuals, inspired and effective leaders, and a positive workplace culture. Whatever it is you need, our committed team and expert consultants are here to help.

We are on a mission of Changing the World — One Organization at a Time®, and we invite you to join us.

HS Canada Office
Human Synergistics Canada, 
St. Marys, Ontario

HS Canada Staff
HS Canada Staff
St. Marys, Ontario

Allan Stewart
Allan Stewart B.Com, MBA
President, Human Synergistics Canada

Allan Stewart has been the president of Human Synergistics Canada since 1996. His unique background combines a successful general management career with extensive workshop training experience and a varied academic career.

Allan has conducted training programs for organizations in retail, finance, mining, manufacturing, energy, athletics, education, health care and various sectors of the government. He was a senior executive with Sears Canada Inc. and has been a professor at McMaster University and Sheridan College. He received his B.Com. from Queen’s University and his M.B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Allan has over 30 years experience in developing and conducting training workshops. His past clients have included some of the largest and most successful organizations in Canada. He has trained executives, first-line supervisors, trainers, sales-people and line workers. He has been an instructor with the Executive Development Programs at McMaster, York Universities and the Ontario Police College. He has been a key-note speaker on television and at a number of professional conferences. He is considered a leading expert on organizational culture and development.

Allan’s dynamic training style and practical approach make him a popular workshop facilitator who has helped people throughout Canada and internationally. He has written articles and workbooks on a variety of subjects, including culture, leadership, stress management, change leadership, entrepreneurship and selling. As well, Allan Stewart is a skilled consultant, interacting with individuals, teams and companies. 

As a volunteer, Allan has conducted leadership skills workshops for youth in Canada's native communities and in third world countries. He has lead several charitable organizations, coached minor sports for over 20 years, counseled elite athletes, and developed and lead young entrepreneurs' programs.


Shawna Carroll
Shawna Carroll B.Com, MBA
Consultant, Human Synergistics Canada

Shawna Carroll
 is a Consultant with Human Synergistics Canada. Prior to joining HSC, she was a successful Human Resources Manager in the Health Care and Energy industries, consulting with and advising management in a variety of HR and leadership subjects.

Shawna’s practical approach and insightful questioning enables her to develop solutions designed to solve problems and help achieve organizational goals. As a recent MBA graduate, she is able to integrate new methodologies with established Organizational Development techniques. Shawna received her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick and her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. 

Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart, BA
Consultant, Human Synergistics Canada

Kate Stewart
has several years’ experience in leadership and management. Kate was owner/operator of Stewart Books for several years before becoming a financial services representative for one of Canada’s largest banks. Kate also spent time abroad teaching English as a second language.

Kate’s background with both small enterprises and large corporations; her experience as an educator and as a business manager; and, her excellent coaching style makes her an invaluable consultant. Kate has her Bachelors Degree from York University in Toronto.

As a skilled leader and educator, Kate has assisted a number of participants in developing leadership and job skills. Her knowledge of leadership behaviour and development enables her to assist both internal and external consultants.

Colin Newhouse
Colin Newhouse
Senior Consultant, Québec

Colin Newhouse has been the Senior Associate, Human Synergistics Québec since 1995. Colin Newhouse was born in England and educated there and in France receiving his Bachelor degree in Education at the University of Reading and a License ès-lettres in Education and Communication from the Université de Paris V. In Paris, he started his career in adult training and development.

After moving to Montreal, he held various training and development positions in a variety of organizations including  CP Rail, Bombardier/Canadair, Spar Aerospace, and Hewitt-Caterpillar.

Since 1993 he has owned and managed his own Human Performance consulting company, Colin Newhouse and Associates. The company bases most of its client programs on Human Synergistics technologies.

He is also socially active as the General Secretary of Handicap International, a non-governmental organization specializing in helping victims of land-mines and armed conflicts around the world.


Author Bios

Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D.

CEO and Director of Human Synergistics International

J. Clayton Lafferty, Ph.D.

Founder of Human Synergistics International

Lorraine F. Lafferty, Ph.D.

Former Chairman and CEO

Janet Szumal, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate