One of Kim’s beliefs is that understanding of one’s self, patience, diligence and attention to detail is paramount to success. This begins with clarity of purpose, establishment of clear goals and objectives and a commitment to action.
Kim has a distinguished employment history working with organizations such as Sask Sport, Royal Life Saving Society and Tennis Canada prior to becoming partner and CEO of On Purpose Leadership. A skilled and experienced professional she dedicates herself 100% to client service and satisfaction. Kim co-facilitated sessions at the National Fundraising Congress in Toronto including Events with Purpose and Converting Donor Complaints to Critical Success Factors.
Kim has led projects such as Saskatoon Centennial Celebrations Project; Several Campaigns for Meewasin; Saskatoon Olympic Torch Relay; Comemoration of the War of 1812; City of Saskatoon Mayors Town Hall Meetings; STEMFest; CropSphere; Bust A Move and a number of other projects.
Kim’s Professional highlights include:
- Partner – On Purpose Leadership Inc.
- Member Greater Saskatoon and Area Chamber of Commerce
- Business Administration Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan
- Committee member overseeing the International Event Manager Standards certification process through the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council foreign standards recognition program.
- Kim serves as Vice-president to the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity, Saskatoon.
Kim’s main driving force is harmony, meaning she is driven by experience, subjective viewpoints, and balance in her surroundings.
Josée Bussiere is 3rd year Marketing Major at the Edwards School of Business. She joined the On Purpose team as part of her work placement for the Co-op program. As marketing and communication specialist, she plays a key role in connecting with the community for events such as Nutrien WinterShines, Sask Marathon, Run For Women, SIIT Labour Force Development, Dakota Language Conference, and more. Having her Co-op placement with On Purpose has given her plenty of hands-on experience for her degree in areas such as project coordination, exhibitor recruitment, social media marketing, and website management.
Josée is a positive and determined worker eager to learn and improve her skills throughout her work placement. Josée graduated from a francophone high school and loves opportunities to use her French in her work. Her favorite sport is broomball and she loves spending time outdoors.
Josée’s main driving force is selflessness, meaning that she is driven by the greater good, with little expectation of personal return.
Tiffany Dodds-Little is a Project Manager at On Purpose Leadership, where currently she is leading the planning and execution of the Canada Day 2022 in downtown Saskatoon. Her contributions to this event include project development, vendor recruitment and management, logistics management and facilitating partner relations. She also plays a key role in the Beyond the Harvest Indigenous Food Security Summit presented by Nutrien. Tiffany will also play a huge part in the return of the Nutrien Fireworks Festival happening on the September long weekend.
Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport & Tourism Management from the University of Alberta. She recently completed the Four Seasons of Reconciliation course through Tourism Saskatoon, with an aim to advancing understanding, acceptance and to walk forward together in a spirit of reconciliation.
In addition to her professional experience, Tiffany represented our country for 8 years playing Team Canada Volleyball. She also played for the University of Alberta Pandas and professionally overseas for 5 years in Korea, Spain, Puerto Rico, Japan & Indonesia. She volunteers her time as Pandas Alumni President, is on the Edmonton Stingers Basketball Advisory Board, and is an inductee to the Saskatchewan Volleyball Hall of Fame. Her husband is a former professional volleyball player and BFL Canada Executive, and together they have two beautiful daughters and enjoy introducing them to many sports and activities in Saskatoon.
Tiffany’s main driving force is instinctiveness, meaning she is driven by utilizing past experiences, intuition, and seeking specific knowledge when necessary.
Thao Pham is an Event Coordinator at On Purpose Leadership. Most recently, she has been the project coordinator for the 2021 Indigenous Tourism Conference, the 2021 Indigenous Land Development Forum Series, and logistics coordinator for the 2022 Nutrien WinterShines. She also contributed to many festivals, events, and celebrations that On Purpose organized in 2021-2022.
Thao finished a one-month practicum with On Purpose Events in 2021 for her last year of Recreation and Community Development Diploma and has been working with the OPL team since then. Her educational background and past work experience as the Vice President of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Student Association have allowed Thao to enhance her leadership and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to accommodate unexpected situations. She has a passion for event planning and has proven her capabilities to not only work well independently but also in coordination with various parties. Thao is motivated to bring the best event experience to everyone with any projects that she is involved in and that is what guides her to always perform her best in work.
Thao’s main driving force is receptiveness, meaning she is driven by new ideas, methods, and opportunities that fall outside the defined system of living and working.
Vanessa joined On Purpose as part of her Co-op program at the Edwards School of Business. Working on the Learn to Ride Safe Bike Program, Nutrien Fireworks Festival, and the Santa Claus Parade gave her the opportunity to manage both staff and volunteers while gaining event planning experience. Her major contributions involve behind-the-scenes logistics, recruitment, and management.
With one year left in her degree, Vanessa will graduate from the U of S with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resources in April 2023. Even though her Co-op experience ended, Vanessa decided to come back to On Purpose during the summer between her third and fourth year.
Vanessa’s main driving force is selflessness, meaning she is driven by completing tasks for the greater good, with little expectation of personal return.
This wheel demonstrates the top 4 driving forces of each team member at On Purpose Events.
Part of the hiring process here at On Purpose includes talent reports that highlight various aspects of a person’s driving forces, behavioral hierarchies, and top competencies. We use these reports as a tool to ensure job satisfaction and excellent performance as research shows people are well positioned to achieve success when they are engaged in work suited to their inherent skills and unique values.