Global Leaders in Organizational Effectiveness

Global Leaders in Organizational Effectiveness

Our “Workplace Wellness Centre of Excellence” Associates

Our “Workplace Wellness Centre of Excellence” Associates

The “Workplace Wellness Centre of Excellence” (WWCOE) is a registered division of Kelly Wellness Consulting Inc.  Through its international, multi-disciplinary team of Advisors, Trainers, Associates, and Ambassadors our WWCOE is committed to the development of healthy employees, vibrant work cultures, and high-performing organizations.

As a training and consultancy organization with over 40 years combined experience in workplace wellness and organizational effectiveness, our WWCOE and its Advisors, Trainers and Associates are uniquely positioned to offer strategic, client-focused programs and solutions that create results.

WWCOE Advisors, Trainers and Associates are highly trained, qualified professionals with undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as certifications in workplace wellness, culture development, employee wellness coaching, ergonomics and occupational safety, work-life and stress management, business/accounting, nutrition and fitness, organizational psychology, social work, performance coaching, adult education, workplace learning, and instructional design.

Corporate Wellness Change Agents


Subject-matter experts in:

  • employee health and wellness
  • workplace wellness and safety
  • organizational effectiveness
  • culture development

Innovative, client-focused, and forward-thinking consultants


Workplace wellness developers and trainers of results-oriented programs and services


Accomplished authors and presenters of workplace wellness and performance-driven solutions

WWCOE Program
Advisors, Trainers and Associates

Marc Michaelson, WWCOE Strategic Business Partner, Adviser, Mentor, Trainer

Marc Michaelson is a distinguished professional with a remarkable career spanning over four decades in the realm of human and organizational development.

Marc was one of the original founders of the Workplace Wellness movement in 1978, pioneering a new approach to wellness and well-being that has transcended conventional boundaries over the past four decades. This evolutionary approach to living your best life is now in its fourth edition in his Total Life Plan for The Lifespan.

As a visionary force at the Nexus of Life and Work, Marc is dedicated to pioneering a seamless integration of personal well-being, professional performance, and organizational success.

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His foresight led to the introduction of the groundbreaking concept of Intergenerational Intelligence (IGQ) in 2019, redefining cross-generational communication and fostering collaborative environments enriched by diverse perspectives, mutual mentoring, and support for intergenerational well-being education.

Among Marc’s many influential programs is the D3 Leadership Learning program, which integrates total life well-being with leadership principles and strategies for leadership development. With this fusion of skills, leaders gain a balanced foundation for success on both a personal and professional level.

Marc’s commitment to breaking the loneliness cycle and influencing belonging and well-being is evident through initiatives like The Supper: Breaking Bread-Build Bridges. Through this platform, different generations can better understand one another and create positive changes for their families, communities, and themselves.

“The Art of Pivoting To Generative Purpose: Navigating Meaning and Well-Being in an Era of Longevity” is being eagerly anticipated. Set to be released in Spring 2024, this book promises to guide individuals on a transformative journey toward embracing generative purpose and well-being in the face of extended lifespans.

In a landscape characterized by a constant evolution in wellness, organizational development, leadership, and management, Marc’s dedication to lifelong learning keeps him at the forefront of trends and innovations.

Collaborating with Marc Michaelson means embarking on a journey that explores the fusion of total life planning, well-being, and success for a lifetime.

His expertise is a cornerstone for charting resilient pathways for the future, cultivating inclusive workspaces, and igniting innovation through collaborative endeavors. As a Catalyst, Futurist, and Advisor, Marc offers invaluable guidance toward a future teeming with thriving possibilities.

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Peter Kelly, Supervisor, Royal Dutch Shell/WWCOE Safety Adviser

Peter Kelly is a Registered 3rd Class Power Engineer with 28 years progressive experience in Oil and Gas, Cogen operations (Steam & Electrical ), Pulp and Paper, and Electronics Communications. He is currently employed with Royal Dutch Shell (Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta) as a Supervisor. He brings to Workplace Wellness COE Inc., diverse skill sets and achievements from past and current employment positions as a Field Operator, Panel Operator, Safety Focal and Liaison, and Supervisor. He has also completed a “Certificate in Occupational Health And Safety” with Distinction from the University of Alberta. 

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As a Power Engineer with Syncrude Canada Ltd., he performed various roles from process and control panel operations to serving on the Safe Operating Committee (SOC). His safety training and experience included Safety Liaison in plant outages; implementation of safety measures to protect both employees and plant operations; and development of training manuals for various field posts with safety being the highest priority.

In his current employment with Royal Dutch Shell, he has served as an Operations STEP Focal (‘Safety Through Employee Participation’) with Shell’s Safety Department during outages. This role was most rewarding as it was highly interactive with field operators and involved observation, identification, and feedback to employees of both safe and unsafe work practices.

Peter also served as an employee representative with Shell’s ‘Operations IG’ Committee and was responsible for liaisons with management of Operator concerns involving work practices, safety, workplace ergonomics, etc. As a member of this committee, he was involved in the research and procurement of ergonomic friendly chairs and equipment among other responsibilities.

As a Workplace Wellness Centre of Excellence (Workplace Wellness COE) Associate, Peter serves as a Safety Adviser in the development/delivery of Workplace Wellness COE’s ‘Intro to Safety and Ergonomics’ Module of their Workplace Wellness Ambassador Certification Programs among other safety-related advisory roles and services.

Peter is currently pursuing an Occupational Health and Safety Certificate with the University of Alberta to complement his professional training and development in industrial health and safety.

Peter holds firm that ‘Safety Begins with Each of Us’ and with his ‘safety first’ mindset and work habits, has never been involved in a worksite accident or a loss time incident.

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James Petersen, Ph.D.

James Petersen, Ph.D. is founder and CEO of Stressmaster International, a global and leading force in helping companies and organizations to reduce workplace stress and build employee stress resilience. Dr. Jim is an expert on stress mastery and is the author of the internationally recognized Stress Management Questionnaire and Stressmastery Guide to Stress Resiliency. These tools are now in use by companies like DeBeers (South Africa), Banamex (Mexico), JPMorgan Chase and KPMG (USA) and many other companies around the world.

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His methods have help to improve employee performance by keeping stress at optimal levels and by recognizing that excellence is achieved not by stressed-out people but by those whose stress is at functioning at optimal levels. Jim’s passion is to help the world to be a less stressed place in which to live and work and to build strong, personal resilience to any stressor no matter where or when it may occur.

Stressmaster delivers its message through a cadre of passionate professionals, called Stressmaster Associates, in 15 countries around the world.

John Toomey, BPhEd

John Toomey is one of Australia’s leading Health Educators. Holding a Degree in Physical Education, John has worked in a number of diverse areas involving Health, Fitness and Sport. Since 1982, he has served either as a Conditioning Coach or Nutritionist to seven different AFL Clubs. He has also worked with a variety of other Professional Sports Clubs in Leadership and Culture Development.

In the early 80’s he was one of the pioneers of Fitness Industry training courses and in 2001 published a fully accredited course in Wellness Leadership.

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As a professional speaker and trainer, John has presented over 2000 seminars in the corporate arena in Australia, New Zealand, the US and South East Asia. He has published over 300 articles, the most including publications in two issues of Wellbeing Magazine in 2012. He has also been published in Australian Newspapers writing on cultural issues in professional sports.

John has also worked extensively as a Health and Wellness Commentator in Australian radio on stations like 774 ABC Melbourne, 3AW and 2GB.

Since 2005, John has added teaching a Self-Development Course to his workload. The course, a personal exploration into human consciousness, is presented in 76 countries and John delivers courses with a team in Australia, New Zealand and the US.

From an Academic standpoint, John has lectured in Physical Education at Victoria University and taught Wellness in Monash University’s school of medicine. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Course Advisory Board at RMIT University’s School of Health Sciences.

John presents with humor and conviction. His easy style allows attendees to gain a clear understanding of sometimes complex health issues, and leave with a wealth of understanding, strategies and easy to use tools.

John Toomey
Workplace Wellness
Fatigue Prevention
Mental Health Education


Pam Dempster


Pamela Dempster, BA, BScOT, CMWA, CCPE

at Dempster Wellness. She is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE), a Fitwel Ambassador and a Certified Master Workplace Wellness Ambassador (CMWA). With over 25 years practicing and specializing in the fields of Ergonomics/Human Factors and Employee Health and Wellness, she provides comprehensive Corporate consulting services including Assessment, Education/Training and Program Development to both private and public sector organizations throughout Canada. 

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Pam holds Baccalaureate degrees in Occupational Therapy (Dalhousie University, 1994) and Psychology (Saint Mary’s University, 1990).

Pamela and the Associate Team at Dempster Wellness are truly passionate about Employee Health and Wellness and its effects on workplace culture. They work collaboratively with employers and employees through change processes needed to make workplace environments and corporate culture safe, more productive, happy and well!.

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