Savannah Sloat (she/they) is Lenape and Tuscarora from Six Nations of the Grand River with mixed settler ancestry. Savannah has worked in higher education for the past decade supporting students and currently works at the University of Waterloo as the Manager, Science Indigenous Initiatives. Savannah's graduate thesis and academic research focused on the identity politics of mixed and self-identified Indigenous peoples under the Indian Act. Savannah is passionate about culture, identity, and creating communities of care within education.
Alex Elias is an executive and leadership coach with a 10-year history of helping university students maximize their academic and career potential. In 2019, Alex has expanded his coaching focus beyond education, working with various executives, managers, and teams in both the public and private sector. He has worked with over 3,000 individuals and 75 teams to help them harness the power of their strengths successfully. He believes that the power of applying your talents will not only lead to more personal and work successes but will allow for opportunities to celebrate the unique power each individual brings to the world.
Alex holds an MSc and BMSc from Western University, is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and has certifications in Positive Psychology and Stanford’s Life Design Studio.
Alex’s Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Activator, Strategic, Relator, Analytical, Learner