Shayna Rector Bleeker

Executive Leadership Program - Vancouver Class 02

Shayna Rector Bleeker
Co-Founder & Partnerships Manager
My pronouns are: she/her/hers
I am based in: Vancouver

I’m a curious, creative and capable communications consultant who has been an executive in the advertising, energy and municipal government sectors in roles of increasing responsibility for 15+ years. I’ve played on, and built, some great teams whose work has been awarded international and national awards. In recent roles I am cultivating a strong sense for change management and organizational effectiveness. I also hold an MBA from RSM Erasmus University in the Netherlands, and a BA from the University of British Columbia.

Colleagues say they most love my energy, quick wit, and reputation for being a bright spark at both the leadership table and in the trenches to get things done. As a consultant I bring quality analysis, an injection of ideas, and a strong sense of systems thinking.

After 11 years living and working in Europe I returned to Vancouver and enjoyed carrying on my international career with Shell while having some local impact back in my hometown. I took that to a new level by leaving Shell and taking on a leadership role within the City of Vancouver. In addition to convening conversations that catalyse change, I have a passion for education and leadership development. So, in my spare time I have worked to support THNK in growing it's presence in North America and now contribute to building the League of Intrapreneurs. THNK's mash up between an MBA & Design Thinking is exactly the sort of cross-sector, mid-career learning experience that I think we need more of to help develop the people and ideas that will solve some of the big problems we’ll need to tackle in the decades ahead.

Expertise: Communications Planning, Brand Management, Crisis Communications, Stakeholder Engagement, Reputation Research, Collaborative Dialogue, Change Management, Internal Communications, Writing and Editing, Design Thinking, Facilitation

Bold. Earnest. Innovative. Passionate. Visionary. These are the words most often used to describe me, as both a leader and a professional. Very interested in the future of work and cities.