Recommended Trainers & Facilitators

All Training is Trauma Informed and Delivered In Person or Virtually

Linda Crockett, IAWBH

Linda Crockett, MSW, RSW, SEP, CCPA

Workplace Consultant, Trainer, Therapist and Coach

Canada & International

Please contact Linda Crocket at for a discussion, to arrange a consultation, and/or proposal.

Linda has been a professional social worker for 34 years and the founder of The Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources (CIWBR) and the non-profit Canadian Institute of Workplace Harassment and Violence (CIWHV) As a witness and target of workplace harassment and violence (including mobbing) in her own profession, the last 11 years of her career has been dedicated to development of the first, Full-Service Bullying and Harassment Resource Center for Canadians. Linda’s award winning services include a variety of training packages. Today as an International Speaker on this topic, Specialized Trauma Therapist, Consultant, Advocate, Investigator, and Coach, Linda provides a holistic perspective focusing on:

Education, Intervention, Prevention, and Restorative / Recovery options for Employers and Employees. This training is trauma informed, in-depth, and provides a full perspective of each human being’s experience e.g., leadership, HR, OHS, and the complainants, witnesses, or respondents. Learn about the complexities, multi-layers, and easily missed or misunderstood nuances of workplace harassment and violence. We want to help prevent harm, decrease costs, help restore and repair, and increase the success and positive reputation of your business.

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Retired RCMP

Manitoba & Surrounding

A retired police officer with Canada’s National police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Sherry has published 3 books, first on titled WOMEN NOT WANTED. This about her 20-year career and how she dealt with workplace conflict, bullying, and sexual harassment.

Sherry has a BA in Conflict Resolution Studies, and since retiring works as a professional educator, and consultant, focusing on workplace conflict and helping others ‘find their voice’.

Michelle Kropp

Coach & Trainer

Sherwood Park, AB

Michelle Kropp has her Bachelor of Education degree and her Master of Counselling Psychology degree. Michelle completed her master’s level practicum under Linda Crockett and completed the Workplace Psychological Safety Specialized training with the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources (CIWBR). In addition to her private practise MKPsychology, Michelle is now a CIWBR trainer and psychotherapist.

Michelle has over 25 years of experience working as an advocate in the fields of education, mental health, and social work. Michelle is based out of Sherwood Park, Alberta, she travels to do workshops and training, and will see clients across Canada, online for therapy. She continues to work as a school counsellor and as an advocate for children, parents, and teachers. She enjoys working with teens, adults, and seniors who seek help with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and life transitions.

Michelle is passionate about career counselling, workplace bullying and harassment, employment preparation, job placement services and acting as a life skills coach. She continues to offer addictions, couples counselling, working with parents/teens of blended families, or those experiencing high conflict divorces.
Michelle aims to meet clients where they are at and offers an eclectic and individualized approach to therapy. She often incorporates Solution-Focused and Narrative therapy perspectives. She offers Cognitive-Behaviour therapy along with mindfulness-based tools, and strategies. Michelle is a level two certified Gottman Couples Counsellor. She utilizes an integrated framework, and draws from attachment, psychodynamic, gestalt, trauma-processing, and cognitive-behavioural therapies. She believes that authentic therapeutic relationships are critical to clients feeling safe and supported on their journey of discovering while activating inner resources and developing new coping skills. Michelle uses empathy, honesty, humour, and creativity in sessions to create a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to explore their potential.

Tryna Ames

Women in the Trades


Tryna Ames is a certified trainer for the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources. She is a red seal journeywoman with over 13 years industrial construction, spending many years in the field on the tools, working as a piping coordinator, on Transportation, projects, and subcontract management. Tryna is also a Pipe Trades Instructor at a local vocational college assisting Indigenous men and women interested in getting into the pipe trades as well as teaching other specialized programs.

Prior to working in the trades, Tryna worked in addictions as a Life Skills Coach leading the “Life Skills and Understanding Anger” programs and providing support to those in recovery. Today, Tryna offers training to identify and address workplace psychological hazards in the trades and construction industries. She offers leaders and employees with prevention, intervention, and repair options which support the changing times for those in the trades. Learning and building your awareness will help you to develop skills, tools, and appropriate supportive responses to difficult questions, scenarios, and highly activated reactions. This will prevent complaints and harm. These cases are complex and require specialized services to prevent unintended harm which is often caused by a lack of training and awareness. As a member of the CIWPB Team, Tryna can assist leaders, employees who are harmed, witnesses who are struggling, or those accused and struggling to come to terms with the allegations or investigation outcomes. Including those who are falsely accused.

Katie Wicik

Therapist and Coach

British Columbia, Ontario and surrounding

Katie Wicik has completed training with the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources (CIWBR). She has a specialization in supporting those who are injured due to workplace psychological harassment and psychological violence. Katie is also a certified trainer with the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources. She has over 25 years of mental health and addictions experience working in hospital, educational, community, and private practice settings. For the past 10 years Katie has worked exclusively with parents, couples, and families. Katie offers specialized support and coaching for parent, couple, and family relationships where one member has a diagnosed pre-existing mental health condition.  Katie has teaching and research experience in University, College, and hospital settings. She has been a media health specialist presenter and highlighted in various media outlets. Throughout her career she has served on several Board of Directors in addition to executive and philanthropic committees that have a focus on women and children, healthcare, and community.  Katie completed the Couple and Family Therapy Studies Advanced Certificate with distinction at the University of Guelph and Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT). She completed an M.Ed with distinction in Special Education and Counselling from Brock University and a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Toronto in Psychoanalytic Thought.  Katie has a passion for ecotherapy, in addition to walk and talk therapy, and values the therapeutic benefits of being outdoors and with nature.

Aalya Ahmad, Ph.D.,


Quebec (French or English Courses)

Aalya Ahmad, Ph.D., is a certified trainer for the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources as well as a trained popular education facilitator, a university lecturer, published author and scholar, advocate, political essayist and researcher, with significant lived experience and expertise in the areas of human rights, workplace bullying, labour relations, communications, and narrative storytelling. Dr. Ahmad is a tireless human rights defender and a champion for trauma-informed workplace restoration. She has developed and facilitated workshops on mental health and workplace bullying, among other topics. She is currently working on a memoir analyzing her own and others’ experiences of bullying in the labour movement.  Dr. Ahmad has also taught and published as an adjunct professor in the humanities and social sciences. She has a particular interest in addressing workplace bullying in the non-profit and social justice sectors, and is a creative and inspiring speaker.

Aalya Ahmad, titulaire d’un doctorat, est formatrice agréée par l’Institut canadien des ressources sur l’intimidation au travail, ainsi qu’une animatrice formée à l’éducation populaire, une conférencière universitaire, une auteure publiée, une universitaire, une militante, une essayiste politique et une chercheuse. Elle possède une expérience vécue importante et une expertise dans les domaines des droits de l’homme, de l’intimidation au travail, des relations professionnelles, de la communication et de la narration narrative. Mme Ahmad est une infatigable défenseuse des droits de l’homme et une championne de la restauration des lieux de travail en tenant compte des traumatismes. Elle a développé et animé des ateliers sur la santé mentale et l’intimidation au travail, entre autres sujets. Elle travaille actuellement à la rédaction d’un mémoire qui analyse ses propres expériences et celles d’autres personnes en matière d’intimidation au sein du mouvement syndical.  Mme Ahmad a également enseigné et publié en tant que professeur auxiliaire en sciences humaines et sociales. Elle s’intéresse particulièrement à la question du harcèlement moral au travail dans les secteurs à but non lucratif et de la justice sociale, et est une conférencière créative et inspirante.