As Ontario Northland’s President and CEO, Corina has shaped a resilient organization that is focused on delivering best-in-class transportation throughout Ontario.
Recognized as an inspirational leader and catalyst for change, Corina has shifted the business lines of Ontario Northland to be data-driven, customer-focused, lean, and strategic. She has cultivated a team that is focused on building integrated and impactful transportation services, including rail freight, passenger rail, motor coach transportation, rail repair/remanufacturing services and a boutique hotel.
Since taking the helm of the organization in 2014, revenues have increased, costs have been significantly contained, and services have been reimagined and expanded. New and diverse customers within each business line now provide long-term security for employees and communities. She has attracted confidence and investment, most notably a robust $500 million capital program and a motor coach service expansion that reaches from Ottawa to Winnipeg (an additional 700,000 km per year).
Corina passionately and tirelessly promotes the benefits of an integrated and seamless transportation network that connects rural Ontario to major centres across North America, which in turn has positive impacts on economic development, tourism, road safety, the environment, and quality of life. She frequently speaks at conferences and gatherings on organizational change, authentic leadership and transportation.
Corina is a graduate of Waterloo University in Systems Design Engineering and Business Administration and Management.
Kyle Paquette is a professional Mental Performance Consultant (MPC). He holds a Doctoral Degree in Human Kinetics with a specialization in sport psychology and coach education. He is a Professional Member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. In addition to being a professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, Kyle works as a mental performance consultant for several National Sport Federations. Kyle’s work focuses primarily on helping high-performing individuals, teams, and organizations to thrive thanks to strategies related to mental performance, mental well-being, and organizational and team culture. Kyle has dedicated the past 17 years to learning about optimizing human learning and performance. Kyle has had the privilege of supporting Canadian athletes at five Olympic/Paralympic Games, including numerous Olympic/Paralympic and World Champions. He is currently helping athletes prepare for the upcoming Winter Olympics/Paralympics in Beijing. Finally, Kyle is currently leading a Culture of Excellence project on behalf of the Canadian amateur sport system.