LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP
Associate Vice President, Workplace Advisory | Canada
Shalisha Senkow is an experienced strategist successful in developing and implementing workplace, change management and engagement strategies. She creates tailored solutions, concepts, and functional programs to a diverse range of client groups. She excels at building strong relationships with organizational management and project leaders to deliver efficient and effective projects, responsive to each client’s unique needs. Through an inquisitive and empathetic approach, she is proficient at guiding clients through transitions to new ways of working with innovative workplace solutions.
Master of Architecture, University of Calgary (2012)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction), University of Concordia (2002)
Memberships & Involvements
Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
Member of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Workplace Advisory
Cathy brings 25 years of experience collaborating with clients to help them leverage the workplace as a strategic asset to attract, retain & engage top talent, enhance business performance, build culture and manage cost. She has advised organizations across the globe and across industries on new ways of working, employee experience & wellbeing, workplace transformation, change management, sustainability, and real estate optimization.
Prior to joining Colliers, Cathy worked for RBC as the head of Global Workplace Strategy and Design in the Corporate Real Estate group. She led a team of strategists and designers and was responsible for workplace strategy and the design programs for office and retail, for the bank's 24M square foot portfolio. Cathy developed the 'Workplace of the Future', a global strategy and program to transform RBC workplaces -- to enable organizational objectives, enhance the employee work experience, and optimize the real estate portfolio. She used a design-thinking methodology to engage employees, gather data and insights and gain executive alignment. Cathy implemented a measurement process to assess and quantify the effectiveness of the workplace programs and to gather key learnings to apply for continuous improvement. These initiatives have laid the foundation to support the future of work and the workplace at RBC.
Senior Vice President & Co-Managing Director, Workplace Advisory | Canada
Robyn Baxter is a client focused, results oriented workplace strategy leader with over 30 years of experience developing effective workplace, change and engagement strategies.
Robyn is skilled in developing long term solutions and engaging executive leaders, with a focus on delivering business value. She and her team investigate the intersection of individuals and their workspaces to help clients make workplace investments that will accelerate business processes, enhance employee experiences, and advance technology integration. She facilitates research and engagement methods that lead to evidence-based decisions.
Her approach is science-based, data-driven and grounded in empathy and connection. With expertise in design-thinking, she makes a difference by lending creativity and curiosity to solve complex problems. She encourage her clients to take an active role in defining workplace solutions and measuring their own success. Her inclusive approach produces alignment across the organization and an actionable path forward. The result is a transformative experience unlike any other.
As an experienced coach, she facilitates courageous conversations, drives continuous innovation, and builds the necessary knowledge and skills in herclients so that they can move forward with confidence.