The monthly member spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about a leader at one of our member companies and showcase the work they are doing. This month we spotlight Ali Rankin-Nash, Managing Director, Southwestern Ontario with The Pacific Institute. Learn more about The Pacific Institute in our Member Directory.
Name: Ali Rankin-Nash
Title: Managing Director, Southwestern Ontario
Company: The Pacific Institute
The Pacific Institute helps individuals and organizations ignite thinking, accelerate performance, and maximize potential.
We work with organizations of 1 to 1,000,000 with how beliefs impact the mindsets, performance, and culture of organizations. We work through formalised assessment, curriculum, and application coaching to align cultures and accelerate performance.
What is your role and what is your favorite part of your job?
I work directly with organizations, and I love seeing the impact of the shift in culture- from the increased energy, reduction in sick calls, and improvement of performance. It makes my day when I have people tell me the tools we use has changed their lives not only professionally, but personally.
If you could have coffee with any business leader or industry expert, who would you choose, and why?
John Kotter – So much of what we know about organizational change comes from this brilliant man, and it is delivered in such an approachable way.
What is the #1 business book/blog/website you would recommend?
Patrick Lencioni’s The Advantage: Why Organization Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
Looking at your company’s future, what are you most enthusiastic about?
Seeing what potential we help organizations ignite, and how that will shape our region.
What excites you most about the local tech community?
There are so many exciting things happening, and that will soon happen – we can’t even anticipate them. The next decade will be filled with so much change, I’m excited to see what we create next!
What causes or community activities is your company involved in?
Mentorship is very important to us – both in a business and a personal setting. Because of that, we give a lot of time to the United Way, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area.