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Connect with Katherina Tarnai-Lokhorst,

Dedicated to creating an increasingly inclusive culture in engineering and the world

Connect with Katherina Tarnai-Lokhorst,

Dedicated to creating an increasingly inclusive culture in engineering and the world

Introduction

Headline:

Dedicated to creating an increasingly inclusive culture in engineering and the world

I am a(n):

public speaker workshop facilitator policy developer policy implementation planner engineering educator curriculum developer strategy developer strategic planning advisor award-winning social science researcher regulatory advisor board member jazz singer philanthropist mentor community engagement coordinator

I know a lot about:

#managing projects with authenticity #equity #inclusion #belonging #corporate culture #employee satisfaction #diversity #inclusive policies #right touch regulation #passion at work

I am the go-to for:

living and working with authenticity, fostering the passion for creative initiatives designed to make our world a better place

I can help you:

  • Guiding board members to inclusive and synergistic decision-making
  • Developing and implementing inclusive policies and guidelines in the public and private sectors
  • Coaching for yourself or colleagues/employees
  • Developing educational programs for engineers, consultants and professional/vocational trainers

Why me:

Engineer-musician-director; scientist-mother-regulator; educator-visionary-pragmatist -- have you found yourself on the edges looking in?
When you accept my offer, I share fully with you my lived experience of being truly unique in almost every situation and yet harnessing that uniqueness with passion, integrity and joy.

I see the excitingly creative pathways before you, where you can find success for your future endeavours.

Let me guide you -- call me for a free chat about your plans, hopes and dreams: together we can find that way forward.

I am available for:

💻 Virtual | 🤙 In person | ⚡ One time payment | 📆 Monthly

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Meet Me

Free


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Pick My Brain Call

USD $50.00


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10 Hours Private Working Sessions

USD $2,000.00


  • One time payment
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Monthly Support Package (Basic)

USD $1,000.00 / month


  • Monthly
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Keynote Speaker

USD $10,000.00


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Virtual Speaker

USD $3,000.00


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About

My story:

When I am faced with obstacles, I see opportunities. I am a visionary change-maker; I have practiced this on myself!

My vision is to bring about a future for engineers and scientists that is inclusive and whole. I thought I could bring about this change by just being myself. I sang about it and talked about it, created relationships and networks to provide the foundation. Over time, as obstacles appeared before me, I suppressed my intuition assuming the Other to be correct -- but I did not believe them: women make amazing engineers when we are allowed the space to do our work.

When I completed my MBA, I discovered that my intrinsic beliefs about valuing all people and honouring diversity were being taught as new ideas to business students. Yet my new credential was insufficient to break the glass ceiling above me, so I suppressed my ambition assuming the Other to be correct -- but I did not believe them: women make amazing leaders when we receive the authority to do our work. So, I realized I needed to step out and beyond the golden cage I had locked myself within and learn to do the change-making I was formed to do.

With my doctoral research and post-doctoral work, I came to understand what is missing from the workplace for most engineers and scientists:
a true sense of belonging.

As the President of Engineers and Geoscientists BC, the regulator of these two professions in British Columbia, I expanded my networks across the globe, finding like-minded inclusionary visionary professionals who work to make this world a better place through engineering and science. My eight years on Council strengthened these networks and instilled in me a firm grounding in regulatory excellence for the protection of the public and, most importantly, making this world a better place.

My pragmatism guides clients to creative process solutions in business, engineering, governance and regulation.
My intuition springboards client ideas to new and exciting

Portfolio

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Posted by MLA Bowinn Ma, P.Eng., on Facebook in October 2019. We are inclusive, we belong and we can change the world through our authenticity.

Bowinn notes:
"The faces of the engineering profession are changing. Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists in BC have now elected women presidents three years in a row, are served by a female CEO, and I'm proud to represent the profession in the BC Legislature as a woman engineer.
From left-to-right beside me:
Lianna Mah, P.Eng., FEC - EGBC President 2019-2020
Kathy Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng., FEC - EGBC President 2018-2019
Caroline Andrewes, P.Eng., CPA, CMA - EGBC President 2017-2018
Ann English, P.Eng - EGBC CEO and Chief Registrar
#GirlPower #WomenInSTEM See Less"

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Katherina authentically immerses herself in the needs of her students -- it is practice, not theory alone, that is necessary for true learning

(Maclean's magazine article by Ethan Lou, February 28, 2016 at https://www.macleans.ca/education/getting-to-the-root-of-gender-imbalance-in-stem-fields/)

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A brief overview of the mission of the Lokhorst Group

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Reviews

My Overall Rating:

(1 Review)

Written Reviews I've received:

Pick My Brain ., Pick My Brain
October 7, 2020 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Katerina has 25 year experience as an educator passionate about driving forward inclusive culture in the engineering sector. She's driven to mentor the next generation of engineers to lead the industry forward. Katerina is...

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