Meet our team



Dan is the President at Catalyst Training Services (CTS). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Dan was an award winning Distributor of the Canadian Training and Development Group (CTDG), Canada’s leading provider of management training and development programs. For over 25 yrs, through his programs and services, Dan has helped over 120 companies develop and enhance the skills of their leaders.

Dan has also helped numerous organizations in the selection process by interviewing short-list candidates. He has interviewed candidates for senior management positions including President, Vice President, General Manager, Branch, Sales, Operations, Finance, Customer Support, Distribution, Sr. Property Management and Sales Account Management.

Dan is a TEC Associate and a proud supporter of the TEC organization. His client base includes over 50 present and past TEC executive members.The Canadian Manufacturing and Exporters Association (BC), Canadian Plastics and Industry Association (Western Region) and the BC Wood Association have endorsed the professional services of Catalyst Training Services.

Dawne Bringeland


Dawne holds a PhD from the School of Leadership at Fielding Graduate University, in addition to a Masters Degree in International Marketing and Management (MBA), an Evidence Based Coaching Certificate (EBC), and a MA in Human and Organizational Development. The current focus of her work is building effective leadership skills at all levels within organizations. Dawne works with private and public sector organizations delivering leadership and management courses for both personal leadership and organizational leadership effectiveness.

Dawne is a faculty member of TRU and BCIT having coached in the Bachelor of Technology in Leadership and Management. Dawne also teaches in fulltime and part-time studies delivering courses that focus on the importance of human resources as an asset. Coursework includes Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, Training and Development, and Compensation Administration delivered both online and in the classroom.

Scott Thomson

Facilitator – Alberta

Scott graduated on the dean’s list from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Economics. He also holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. With 30 years of experience in Manufacturing, Finance, Entertainment, and Sales Scott brings with him a rich understanding of what it takes to make organizations and their employees thrive.

Scott’s success in coaching businesses is rooted in the believe that organizational strength is inextricably linked to an engaged and empowered team. His passion for teaching the principles of business success have earned him consistent acclaim and taken him across Canada and the US. Companies including Lepage Glue, Oracle Systems, Butcher Engineering, 3M, Volkswagen and the Royal Bank of Canada have all benefited from his services.