McRae, Brad

Brad McRae is the Director of the Atlantic Leadership Development Institute in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Kingston, Jamaica. Brad has a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a baccalaureate and master's degree from California State University. He is a registered psychologist, consultant and best-selling author. He was trained in negotiating skills at the Project on Negotiation at Harvard University and in Leadership at the Harvard Business School and Decision Making at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In addition, Brad learned career development skills from Richard Bolles.

He has taught at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver, at Carleton University in Ottawa and at Saint Mary's University and Dalhousie University in Halifax. He was also a subject matter expert in negotiating and influencing skills at the Pearson International Peacekeeping Centre. Brad gives over 100 presentations a year and has lectured across Canada and in the United States, Australia, Mexico, Africa, England and the Caribbean.

He is also the author of ten books: How to Write A Thesis and Keep Your Sanity; How To Study For Comprehensive Exams and Keep Your Sanity; Practical Time Management: How to Get More Done in Less Time; Envisioning Your Perfect Career; Negotiating and Influencing Skills: The Art of Creating and Claiming Value; The Seven Strategies of Master Negotiators, The Seven Strategies of Master Presenters, From our Grandmother's Lap: Lessons for a Lifetime, and The Seven Strategies of Master Leaders: Featuring Key Insights from 32 of Canada's Top Leaders. Brad is also the editor of The Atlantic Leadership Development Institute Newsletter.

Wuebbeler, Rita

Rita Wuebbeler is an international business consultant with over 20 years of experience in Europe, North and South America and Asia and a Senior Associate with the Atlantic Leadership Development Institute. She is a recognized facilitator of Personal Leadership Seminars and teaches Personal Leadership to a wide range of organizations in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Rita also teaches Cultural Competence programs to individuals and groups, especially in the health care sector, and conducts Team Optimization workshops for intact teams. Rita regularly gives presentations at international professional conferences and plays an active role in her professional association, the Society of Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) as an advisory board member and mentor.