ABOUT

What Does "NeOlé" Mean?

The word NeOlé is a personal translation of creative. Creative is often explained as something that is new or original, as well as meaningful or useful. 'Neo' stands for new/original and Olé is a Spanish expression that is yelled out every time that a performer does something that impresses or is meaningful to the crowds. At NeOlé we are committed to supporting people in the process of bringing about purposeful innovation or change, the kind that breaks new ground and deserves a loud and clear "Olé!"

Ginny's Bio

Ginny Santos is the founder and primary consultant at NeOlé. Ginny uses the creative process to facilitate productive meetings, design online and in-person learning experiences and to coach change leaders who need to apply creative problem solving to complex challenges. She has over 15 years of experience working with a large variety of organizations and individuals. Ginny is also a member of the Faculty at Sheridan College where she teaches creative thinking and creative problem solving. She has a special interest in social innovation, enjoys fostering unusual collaborations, consensus, and authentic leadership. Ginny is a pro at engaging diverse players in the co-creation of innovative solutions.

Ginny has a B.A. in Political Science and Peace & Conflict Studies, and a Master’s of Science in Creativity and Innovation. Her practice incorporates Creative Problem Solving (CPS), Productive Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Image Streaming and FourSight.

Ginny is originally from Spain, and has been based in Canada since 1995. She is a creativity enthusiast, a dancer, a mother, a soccer coach, an ongoing learner, an engaging trainer, effective facilitator and a creative planner.

 

 

 

 

 

ASSOCIATES

Ian Rosenfeldt

Ian Rosenfeldt is a technology consultant at the Bank of Montreal supporting the Human Resources department and the bank’s corporate university. In addition to technology consulting, Ian facilitates Creative Problem Solving workshops and delivers training in creative thinking, leadership and change management. Ian integrates more than 15 years of experience in his unique approach to mobilizing creative capacity with individuals, teams and within (both for and not for profit) organizations. Ian holds an MS in Creativity, Innovation and Change Leadership from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a certificate in Human Resources from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Business, in addition to an Honours degree in Neuroscience and Biology from University of Toronto. He is certified to deliver FourSight, a thinking profile assessment that helps deliver breakthrough innovative thinking. Ian is a world traveller, accomplished Toastmaster, and music manipulator who enjoys traversing his home city of Toronto on two wheels. Follow Ian’s tweets on creativity, leadership and more from @CognitiveMix.

Tony Esteves

Tony Esteves is an Inspirational Facilitator who takes audiences through energetic, entertaining and interactive learning experiences. He is known for delivering skills and techniques in an entertaining, engaging and therefore memorable way. Having lived and worked in over 35 countries in a variety of unique jobs, including managing logistics for the US military in Uzbekistan, teaching in Japan, and corporate sales in Ukraine, Tony brings his international experience and anecdotes to the learning arena. Now Tony is living his dream by performing, teaching and inspiring people to reach their full potential at conferences and events around the world. Tony Esteves is a graduate of the Second City Improv program in Toronto, Canada and a contributing author to the book, “Big Ideas For The Big Stage – A grassroots guide that provides information, advice and insider tips to becoming a better speaker and presenter”. Audiences from Tony’s presentations leave entertained, educated, inspired and empowered.

 Examples of organizations that Ginny has worked with:

  • Association of Ontario Midwives
  • Centennial College
  • Waterlution
  • Community Legal Education Ontario
  • Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC)
  • Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
  • LAMP Community Health Centre
  • Sherbourne Health Centre
  • Springtide Resources
  • Luke's Place
  • ShiftThink
  • Association for Women's Rights in Development
  • The YWCA Toronto