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Dr. Deborah Nixon    

The Trust Diva

An entrepreneur, professor, executive, consultant, and community volunteer, Dr. Deborah Nixon has identified a common need in today's cautious working environment for trusting professional relationships. Economic instability has undercut one individual's readiness to trust another, both between institutions and within them, affecting profitability and progress. Sensitive to the importance of human relations in a professional business structure, she has developed innovative strategies that explore and dignify the crucial role of trust in some of today's most influential financial and political institutions.

After receiving her first degree in Commerce from Concordia University in 1986, she worked with many diverse marketing firms in brand management and advertising. With a strong background in the industry, Dr. Nixon then joined Mandrake Management Consultants to develop custom recruiting strategies for international multinationals, while practicing parallel career consultations with the candidates themselves. In addition to her executive position, Dr. Nixon then doubled as a professor at York University, developing and teaching a course for Eastern European executives to adapt their business models and marketing strategies, providing them with the tools to work effectively in Western executive institutions. Dr. Nixon then completed her Masters degree at York University. Without losing any momentum she established the DNI Group in same year, her own consulting and research firm which provided government and businesses with comprehensive research, program design, and innovative management strategies among many other services. A successful entrepreneur now, Dr. Nixon continued her work in both teaching and research, consecutively pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto while maintaining her position as a professor in change management and organizational behaviour at Ryerson University. Dr. Nixon has interviewed a wide range of individuals who have been impacted by different processes of change, from high-stakes executives to union members. From this extensive research, she has organized these discoveries into her acclaimed dissertation, The Role and Meaning of Trust in Financial Institutions.

Since completing her Ph.D., she has been a vibrant force in the field of change management, founding three firms in as many years, including The Real Executive and MyMoneyMindset, each based on her vision of a thriving institutional culture built interpersonal trust, optimism, and communication. In a time when economic stability is tenuous for all, Dr. Nixon has recognized and articulated the needs of the modern employee and executive, incorporating them into Trust Learning Solutions, a company committed to a refreshing change in professional standards. Utilizing her extensive industry experience, teaching skills, and unique understanding of the human experience within an organizational structure, Trust Learning Solutions coaches clients in the factors that contribute to building trust as well as the strategies needed to maintain it. Prepared to initiate positive change for the better, Dr. Nixon's expertise, compassion, and focus is a benefit to any company ready to solve today's daunting economic challenge with community, accountability, and trust.


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