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Cannsult is a boutique-style organization creating high-performing, self-reliant achievers by providing world-class, easily accessible content and guidance.

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Riaan is a dynamic leader, coach, facilitator, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of hands-on experience driving business results. Riaan is highly skilled and has worked across diverse industries internationally. With a degree in Chemical Engineering, Riaan started in the major breweries and bakeries in South Africa and was so dedicated to his work that he was often known to take his work home with him.

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Clare is a leader, coach and facilitator of successful growth in complex and fast-paced environments. A hands-on practitioner, Clare specializes in partnering with organizations to rapidly organize and execute ambitious initiatives to overcome large obstacles and to realize significant improvements.She naturally gravitates to organization of clutter and can be found on weekends collecting bits of plastic from beaches and alphabetizing the $5 DVD bin at Walmart. 

Business Management Consultant
Dan Pinkham
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Claudine Fasse
Black Belt, US

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Daniel A. Pinkham
Black Belt, US

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Patsy Morrow
Black Belt, Ontario Canada

With a passion for driving successful outcomes in organizations of all sizes and types. An expert facilitator and team leader; the favorite part of every role I have had in both consulting and permanent roles has been developing high-performing teams and mentoring team members at all levels. I am an executive and consultant with extensive experience in Operations Management, Leadership, Strategy, Innovation, Project and Program Management, M&A, and Process Re-design.

Diverse operations leadership experience in financial, resource, organizational, program, and communications management.

Expertise in identifying areas of opportunity and implementing innovative and effective solutions utilizing data-based decision-making. Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Agile Project Management and Design Thinking facilitator.


Dan offers over 30 years of industry experience as a proven Operational Leader building and guiding teams in operations, engineering, asset care, operational excellence, project management, and health and safety, at both site and corporate levels.  He is a relentless learner, experimenter, and expert finder, and he thrives when connecting people and ideas and enabling collaboration. 

Dan worked in the chemical, fiberglass, and mining industries prior to founding the consultancy. He has an MBA from Marshall University, a BS in Chemical Engineering from The University of Maine, and is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Patsy brings over a decade’s experience in system-level roles in healthcare in Ontario – from Senior Fiscal Analyst to program policy development at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and consulting roles across the healthcare sector. 

Patsy is a skilled facilitator who has performed workshops and training sessions for hundreds of professionals across many sectors in the past 20 years. Patsy brings a level of knowledge and enthusiasm and provides coaching and mentoring to individuals that are tailored to developing their capabilities, regardless of their level of skill.

Varied consulting experience across many sectors including manufacturing, food processing, and cannabis, and within sub-sectors of healthcare, including Community Health, Long-Term Care, Acute Care, and Primary Care, Strong project implementation and management skills, paired with knowledge of quality improvement methodologies.

Jason Hostens
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Jason Hostens
Black Belt, US

Process-oriented professional with a passion for standardization, quality, and continuous improvement. 25 years of experience across the health services, retail, CPG Manufacturing, and licensed medical cannabis industries.

Change Manager, Owner, Independent Consultant, Smart sheet Administrator, Associate Director, Team Leader, Supervisor, Consultant, Trainer, Account Manager, Certified Lean/6 Sigma Black Belt Project Manager with experience in a variety of areas including claims, provider contracting, dispensary operations, extract processing operations, and process improvement.

Specialties: Process Engineering, Project Management, Leadership, Customer Satisfaction, Training, Workflow Documentation and Analysis, and Documentation Management.

Nathan Zaragosa
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Nathan Zaragosa
Black Belt, US

Nathan specializes in Kaizen Project Management and Lean Six Sigma Engineering improvements.

An experienced Lean Manufacturing coach and training facilitator, his LSS Black Belt comes in handy when he deals with the Manufacturing Industry, Quality Assurance, and hands-on implementations such as 5S and Root Cause Problem-solving. 


He has worked in various industries, including Automotive, Boating, Aviation, and Aerospace.


He is passionate about EH&S, and qualified in ISO9001 (2015) implementation/sustainability at the top of his list! 

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Alia El Khatib
Business Consultant, Dubai

Business consultant and Marketing specialist. Travels globally to ensure sustainable results are achieved through effective Leadership development and goal setting. 

Highly qualified in the Marketing and Sales arena, with an amazing track record to back this up, Alia specializes in leadership development, aiming at the highest ROI and project management in these departments, globally. 

Facilitation training, keynote speaking and coaching sessions to ensure passionate teams are created and aligned through good processes. 

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Albert Mathties
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Paul Deane
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Ahmed Elwakeel
Black Belt, Cairo, Egypt

Albert Matthies
Black Belt, British Columbia, Canada

Paul Deane
Black Belt, Australia, APAC

Specializes in helping clients identify and address the performance gaps which reduce efficiency, increase costs, and create barriers to the consistent delivery of best-in-class products and services.

His approach to Operations Excellence allows us to create impactful systems, techniques, and solutions that maximize resources and change the way people work.

Addressing the correct root-cause challenges and embedding change management into every client project, we drive continuous improvements. Industry leaders know they can count on us when they’re ready to transition from the Current State to the Future State.

A seasoned leader in LEAN with 30 years of experience in Saskatchewan healthcare.
Certified Coach in LEAN; Kanban; 5S; and more.
Passionate about meaningful, measurable change.

Specializing in process improvement focused on a summary of impact; operational math specialist
Change leadership/project management/stakeholder engagement/strategic business improvement.

“You win or you learn!”


An energetic and innovative continuous Improvement practitioner, who is quality-minded, results-focused, and customer-centric with extensive senior manufacturing leadership experience from diverse industries, who is passionate about business excellence by equipping people & processes to achieve their full potential, keeping the customer (internal and external) in front of mind.

Core strengths include operational excellence, manufacturing innovation, project management, Greenfield site projects as well as numerous factory re-configurations & new equipment implementation.

Also specialize in ISO9001 & HACCP, manufacturing best practices, and data analysis. CSSC Certified 6 Sigma Black and Green Belts.

Gaby Sedra

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certified

Prosci® Certified Change Manager Practitioner

Certified Agile Leadership CAL-O® CAL-T® CAL-E®

Gaby is a highly experienced global leader specializing in enterprise-wide transformation, particularly in Organizational and Operational Excellence. He has a track record of consulting with various organizations to establish sustainable and scalable operating models and systems that promote a culture of continuous improvement. Gaby has successfully overseen large-scale transformations, shifting organizations from traditional operations to more agile cell operating systems.

His mission is to help companies become world-class continuous improvement organizations, achieving ongoing improvement results by actively involving employees in problem-solving, institutionalizing continuous improvement practices across value streams, and aligning everyone with strategic priorities through disciplined execution.

Gaby serves as an executive and enterprise-wide Continuous Improvement Advisor.

He is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Black Belt, and Green Belt, and she is also a Certified Prosci "ADKAR" Change Practitioner. Additionally, he holds certifications in Agile Leadership for Organizations and has completed a Certificate program in Strategy Execution at Harvard Business School Online. Gaby has extensive industry and consulting experience, having worked with renowned companies such as GE (General Electric), Pratt and Whitney UTC, Bell Helicopter Textron, Analogic, Medtronic, PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Future Electronics, and a Microsoft 365 BC ERP implementation consulting firm, serving numerous clients. He graduated with distinction in Industrial Engineering and was a member of the Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design & Innovation (CIADI) aerospace program, receiving an award from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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