Sometimes it helps to hear it from somebody else.

That’s why Your Latitude offers three different avenues to help you communicate with your team.


We love our audiences. And we have had a lot of them.

Lead Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Hamilton Health Sciences OTPC Leadership and Communication Conference

Keynote Speaker for the Canadian Collision Industry Forum “Managing the Generations – Y’s, Boomers and X’s Working Together” addressing issues of workplace conflict in a multi-generational workforce

Workshop Facilitator for the 2014 YWCA Leadership Summit for Women “Leadership Communication and Office Personalities”

Strategic Planning Facilitator for Angel One Network, 2015

Keynote Facilitator for the 2014 Water Environment Association of Ontario Young Professional Series “Speaking with Confidence in Public”

Lead Facilitator at the 2014 McMaster University Alumni Professional Development 4 part series, “The Art and Science of Powerful Presentations”; Returning Facilitator in 2015 for several other Alumni events

Facilitator for the 2014 Mohawk College Student Leadership Retreat “Leadership Networking – Engaging others with Enthusiasm”

Facilitator for the 2014 McMaster University Women’s Series “Making a Lasting First Impression – from introductions to small talk”

Returning facilitator and keynote speaker for Mohawk College Alumni 2014, 2015, 2016 Professional Development Series

Returning facilitator for the Wilfred Laurier Alumni Association 2015, 2016 Professional Development Backpack to Briefcase Series

Keynote Facilitator for the City of Hamilton 2016 “Generational Diversity and Communication in the Workplace”

Facilitator for the Future Ready Leadership Cohort for the City of Hamilton 2015

Returning keynote speaker on Wellness for John Howard Society 2012 & 2013

Focus Groups

Through our needs analysis process, Your Latitude will uncover the foundational business gaps and create recommendations for next steps.

Our collaborative efforts and efficient report back system, allows us to be your partner in reaching the optimal business solutions.


Having an unbiased strategic partner to lead a strategic planning session for the team is one of the most effective ways to start moving the business forward. A Latitude Facilitator will work with you to uncover what objectives and goals you want to reach during and after the session all while developing an agenda and facilitating the flow of the meeting to encourage open dialogue and participation.

Corporate Meetings

They can either be a productive opportunity to discuss important issues, gain understanding and develop create action steps, or, they can be a waste of time. Make sure your next meeting is a productive one by inviting Latitude to the meeting.

  • In two short hours, she had the room abuzz, and we came away with the framework for a charter document that would connect us across our six hospital sites.  In leading this work, Laura was encouraging, engaging, challenging and collaborative.

    Jennifer Henderson Hamilton Health Sciences
  • At the Office of Alumni Advancement we are continuously seeking new ways to engage, inspire and connect with our alumni and community.   Each spring I organize an annual Professional Development Series and while in the very preliminary stages of organizing the series Laura Cole of Latitude Business Group was recommended as a speaker...

    Christine Kennedy McMaster University, Office of Alumni Advancement
  • Melanie gave a fabulous presentation on stress management.  It is sometimes difficult to look at ourselves as the biggest cause of our stress. Melanie made it fun and thought provoking. Would love to see a future presentation at our next Health and Wellness Day.

    Gloria McKinnon John Howard Society of Canada
  • Melanie Sodtka facilitated a planning session of the Angel One Board of Directors in July 2015, which resulted in a significant makeover of our focus and process. What really impressed me was that while my Board Chair and I met with Melanie and set some structure around the session, when things things started to take change of direction, Melanie adapted and helped crystalize the new directions. Her follow-up notes became the backbone of Angel One's new process. I am pleased to say I have already referred her services.

    Karen Grant Angel One Investor, Executive Director