Our Team

Joyce Odidison, M.A., PCC

Conflict Analyst & Strategist, Wellness Expert & Coach

Founder of the Wellness Improvement System

Joyce Odidison is the world’s leading Interpersonal Wellness experts, speaker, coach, author of several books and the CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. & Coaching Institute.  A workplace wellness, consulting, coaching, training and business building firm. Joyce has a passion for helping people to work, live and do business well. She is an innovative and dynamic keynote speaker and founder of Manitoba’s first internationally approved coach training program.  More about Joyce


Chris Picklyk, BA

Business Development Director & Leadership Coach

Chris brings more than 18 years experience in business development to the team. He has experience as a area manager, lead role and prospecting with multi million dollar organizations.

Chris is currently enrolled in the Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. Wellness Mindset Coach Training Certification progam and Relational Leadership Coaching Certification. Chris role is to share the benefits of our programs to our new and existing clients from a personal experience and in-depth knowledge of we help organizations to create a culure of wellness at work that allows their people to excel at meeting their business goals.


Alyusha Maharaj, B.A., LL.B., ACC, WISF

Alyusha is a Certified Master Wellness Facilitator, Trainer, Certified Professional Coach, and Lawyer.

She understands the challenges of today’s complex workplace and the critical importance of workplace culture. With over 20 years of experience on high performing teams in global organizations, Alyusha is passionate about creating positive and collaborative working environments where diverse, multi-generational teams are engaged, productive and thrive.

She has a keen sense of balance and wellness and how they contribute to an organization’s bottom line. As a workplace wellness facilitator, she works with clients and organizations to develop a fully integrated wellness approach that allows employees to develop resilience and self-mastery, so they can perform at their best. 

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Laura Kusko, CPHR, SHRM-SCP

HR Strategist, Executive Coach, Workplace Wellness Consultant

Laura’s is an influential leader and coach.  She brings a positive communication style that establishes quick rapport and strong relationships with those she meets.  She is a competent and engaged team facilitator skilled at enhancing productivity.  As a change agent, coach and consultant, she is gifted at helping others to achieve meaning and balance, while working at their full potential.

Laura has a degree in Psychology and Human Resource Management, a certificate in Conflict Management and has completed the Certified Wellness Coach Training Program.  Laura has been a Human Resources professional for over 19 years.  She has been a strategic partner for private and public sectors, unionized and non-unionized companies and in various industries.    


Kim Standeven, ACC, WISF

Coach & Facilitator

Kim brings over 10 years of leadership experience in Aviation combined with her professional coaching certification to support those in organizations and with personal clients to live a balanced, fulfilled and purposeful life.

In the past 13 years, Kim has focused on supporting people build their leadership skills through developing mentorship programs and one on one coaching with clients all across Canada. Kim holds the ICF credential of Associate Certified Coach (ACC), a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an HR Management Certificate.  Kim is also a strong facilitator and has facilitated certified coach programs, leadership training, and personal development workshops throughout her career.

Kim’s compassionate, open and supportive style creates an environment for her clients to succeed. Kim has experienced much success in supporting her clients to make positive changes in their life and career.

Kim is also an instructor at the IWS Coaching institute providing leadership coach training, mentoring and support to new coaches. 


Luke McEldowney, BA., WISF

Luke has an extremely diverse background with experience in mental health, elite athletics, higher education, and multiple branches of the United States Military.

Luke experiences and education have given him valuable insights into leadership and management strategies that are effective across all domains. Luke has also discovered the importance of making wellness a priority from seeing the positive impact it can have on the workplace and the lives of each individual. He is devoted to helping people create a sustainable lifestyle that they are passionate about living every single day which will help them achieve their goals. He believes that living with intention and having clarity on your priorities allows you to become who you were meant to be.

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