Gerald McGroarty
With over 25 years of leadership and business experience, Gerald is the founder and
President of Brandon Taylor Consulting.  His specialty is team effectiveness, talent
identification and development, leadership coaching and personal performance.


He is also a part-time instructor at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
and is a two-time winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award (2020 & 2013).  He teaches two courses in the Leadership Essentials Certificate Program;   The DNA of Top Performers and The DNA of Highly Effective Teams.

He is a certified coach with Self Management Group and a licensee of the highly-rated

performance programs The Principles of Self Management and Managing Effort -
Getting Results

Gerald is an accomplished speaker and facilitator and his speaking sessions are consistently ranked high at conferences, workshops and corporate retreats. Contact us now for speaking topics and availability. 

Prior to forming Brandon Taylor Consulting in 2007, Gerald spent 2 decades in sports media where he held senior positions with The Hockey News, CHUM Radio, The Score Television Network and the FAN590/Telemedia Network Radio.


Today, he works across all industry sectors helping people and organizations achieve performance excellence.

Warren Collier

An associate at Brandon Taylor Consulting, Warren is also President of Trinity Human Resources and a Senior Consultant at Self Management Group. 


He is a senior human resources strategist and an industry leader in talent acquisition and talent management consulting.  He has a record of success implementing solutions that have had a major impact on improving employee performance and retention with several Fortune 100 clients.


His experience and passion for “excellence in execution in everything we do” have helped his clients mitigate obstacles that get in the way of the effective implementation of new strategies.

Warren spent several years with TD Bank, Bell Mobility and a leading Global Outsourcer in a variety of senior management roles in Operations, Credit Adjudication, Risk Management and Human Resources. He holds a professional Human Resources designation (CHRP), majored in business administration and has completed a number of Executive Education Programs. He is also a frequent speaker at various industry conferences in Talent Acquisition & Human Capital Strategy.

Leanne James

An associate at Brandon Taylor Consulting, Leanne is Principal Owner of group285.

A senior human capital development and workforce transformation professional with more than 20 years of experience, Leanne works collaboratively with organizations and individuals to help them realize their strategic objectives. She offers innovative solutions and a supportive, collaborative approach that enhances organizational strategy, optimizes employee productivity, retention and engagement, and strengthens workplace culture. 

Leanne focuses her expertise in team and leadership development, change management and results-oriented coaching to deliver programs and resources that drive business growth.

She is certified in Coaching by Adler International, and in Change Management. Leanne holds certification in The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Steps I and II). She has completed Using Type to Optimize Leadership and Using Type to Navigate Conflict, two of the MBTI Master Class courses.  

Katerina Kmet

An associate at Brandon Taylor Consulting, Katerina is a Sr. HR Solutions Specialist with over a decade of professional human resources experience.


She is a Certified Human Resources Leader and holds a Certificate in Adult Learning specializing in Workplace Learning from the University of Calgary.  A prolific and talented presentation and curriculum designer, Katerina combines her design expertise and knowledge of adult learning principles to create effective tools to help clients get the most out of their training sessions.

She also holds the designation of Certified Human Resources Leader as well as a certificate in Human Resources Management from Sheridan College and is currently working towards her certificate in Adult Learning specializing in e-Learning.

Melanie Novis

An Associate with Brandon Taylor Consulting, Melanie is President and Lead Coach of Corporate Speech Consultants(CSC).   Her specialty is leadership presence, public speaking and presentation and effective communication.


Melanie is author of Canadian Public Speaking and recipient of the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies Excellence in Teaching Award.  Melanie’s sophisticated teaching techniques have transformed podium-shy clients into motivated, confident and articulate speakers, who can advance not only their business goals but also master high-impact communications.

She holds a Licentiate from Trinity College of London and graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, with a HPTD, specializing in speech.