Today’s guest is part of a Special On-The-Road Edition of Learning Insights in Chicago, Illinois.
Tricia Dupilka / ThinkWise, Inc.
From a Canadian farm to Chicago city lights, Tricia Dupilka believes in inspiration and innovation. Through the lens of her Canadian background, she is able to provide insight into her work through a distinct point of view. She believes innovation is only one step away from what you already know and that the most innovative teams have a diverse perspective.
As managing partner of ThinkWise Consulting, Tricia is the integrator and synthesizer of the team. She excels at looking at the big picture and finding the hidden patterns and connections that are easy to overlook. Tricia aspires to fill organizations with people who are inspired to do what is meaningful to them. “I want to get to the heart of what matters for people,” she says. “I want to help organizations see a way toward finding and creating their roles within their organization. You may know what you love, but how do you do more of that at work?”
Tricia also uses her innate pragmatism to bridge the gap between reality and possibility. She believes it’s extremely important to help people think through “the why” behind what they do. “Everyone has the answers within them, they just might not necessarily have the techniques to get there,” she says. Her ultimate goal is to create a place for people to think bigger and challenge themselves. It’s rewarding for her to be able to provide a space for people to see things in a broader, different way. Then, when they reach a new insight, she loves to see the change in people that these moments can bring. The challenge of creating a spark and giving people tools to make connections in their lives is what drives her.
For Tricia, ThinkWise Consulting desires to bring inspiration into the workplace. There is no standard way; every person has a unique path to success and to growth. “We’re in it with them as a partner,” she says. “We’re not happy until they’re getting what they want out of it. And if we can leave behind a point of view that sticks with them and continues to work, then we’ve achieved our ultimate goal.”
Prior to ThinkWise Consulting, Tricia has spent more than 20 years delivering global projects in internal, external and technology aspects of HR. Most recently, Tricia was the Director of Talent Solutions at BPI Group, a human resources consulting firm. Before that, she was the Vice President of Consulting & Services for HRIZONS, a talent management and human capital consulting firm. Tricia holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Alberta and a master’s of business administration from the University of Calgary, where she wrote her thesis on knowledge transfer between organizations.