Meet Sonic Founder, Speaker, Executive Recruiter and Business Coach Oliver Baezner
Oliver is the Founder of Sonic Breakthrough Coaching and as a business and executive coach he has spent over 30 years in leadership and management roles with some of Canada’s largest corporations including Energizer and Shoppers Drug Mart. He’s also the former Vice-President of Sales and Marketing of Canada’s largest publicly owned craft brewery, Big Rock Brewery.
Oliver has worked with a variety of well-known clients, including an NHL Hockey Team, as well as executives, business owners and their teams in dozens of industries. He is also a Managing Partner with Alto Partners Global, specializing in executive search and a certified chair for MacKay CEO Forums, where he helps some of Calgary’s top CEOs accelerate their performance through peer learning.
In addition to his extensive coaching and leadership development work, Oliver is the co-founder of 100 Men Who Give A Damn, a Calgary organization of community-minded men who raise money for local charities, which has now grown to over 51 chapters of men and 92 chapters of people, men, and kids across North America, with an impact of over $10 Million raised for local community charities.
As a Keynote Speaker Oliver’s inspiring and energizing talks have motivated audiences to think differently to achieve their personal and business goals. Whether you want to improve your revenues, surround yourself with an amazing team, or have more time in your life, Oliver can help. He has a passion for “Helping Good Businesses Breakthrough to Great!” ®
While he can often be seen wearing a suit and tie, people close to him know that he’s really somewhat of a free spirit who feels most at home in nature. In his free time Oliver enjoys camping, mountain biking and spending time with his daughter.
Tia is Sonic’s “meticulous” and personable assistant. Her high attention to detail and trustworthy demeanor helps her ensure everything runs smoothly, from coordinating meetings, workshops, seminars to networking and corporate events. She is the “co-pilot” that understands the importance of exceeding every client’s needs.
Originally from British Columbia, Tia has called Calgary home since 2005. She has over 12 years management experience as a recruitment specialist, training and development expert, and performing business turnaround. Tia spent 6 years in Office and Property management before joining Sonic Coaching. Tia’s strong leadership modelling honesty and integrity have seen her the recipient of several industry awards throughout her career.
When she is not in the office Tia enjoys spending time with her 2 children and 2 dogs. She is an avid reader and loves playing board games with family and friends. Tia also holds several Board positions at her children’s schools and enjoys volunteering at several organizations in her community.