Opening Keynote

Caroline Kealey

Principal and Founder, Results Map®

Becoming a Strategic Communications Rock Star

An interactive, hands-on workshop that provides a unique opportunity to unlock the challenges faced by communications professionals in establishing credibility, adding value and doing more with less. Through exercises, worksheets and tools, participants will gain a solid understanding of the unique value proposition of the communications function as they build their consultative skills as a communicator.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 5 critical qualities for becoming a strategic communications rock star
  • Eliminating the top 3 career-killing, soul-crushing frustrations faced by communicators
  • A proven step-by-step process for managing client relationships


With her career spanning politics and government to global agency work and now leading external communications for one of Canada’s most iconic retail brands, Stephanie Nadalin has run the gamut of proactive, reactive, strategic and marketing communications challenges. An expert at juggling priorities and personalities, while maintaining a laser focus on creative, strategic and influential communications, she has built and led teams to deliver highly effective programs and campaigns. Over the years, Stephanie and her teams have earned top industry awards from reputable organizations; a testament to her proven ability to bring teams together, promote innovative thinking and drive growth and strategy forward.