Bridging Concepts

Bridging Concepts is owned by Trina Maher, a well known strategist of Indigenous corporate diversity , a recognized leader of Indigenous career development internationally, and a well known advocate for people development across Indigenous organizations. 

Helping Teams to Accelerate Performance. Trina has helped teams advance and accelerate their performance by infusing top notch organizational development  strategies with Indigenous worldview and wholistic team member development concepts.

Expert Indigenous Diversity Advice. Trina’s skill set has been  developed through the evolution of more than 15 years of specialization in the areas of researching, developing and delivering workplace  strategic advisory services to support Indigenous inclusion, specifically  with a focus on human resource talent management strategies, and community partnership development for employment.  Contact for a custom session

Exclusive Indigenous Career Development Training for Community Capacity Building. Trina Maher is the the only endorsed Master Level trainer entrusted with the Guiding Circles: an Indigenous Approach to Career Pathing, by the authors (Poehnell, Amundson, McCormick) worldwide. Since 2005, the development of career practitioners who support the career coaching of Indigenous talent has been achieved through 50+  training sessions held in Canada, and the U.S. these past 12 + years which have introduced 800+ practitioners through this approach. Trina was instrumental in introducing it to Australia in 2005, where it continues to grow.   Contact for training in your area

People Development with an Indigenous Approach. Indigenous organizations and business are trailblazing new pathways when doing business with the corporate sector, providing services to their community members, and supporting community development initiatives. Bridging Concepts  assists in developing people, from front line workers to senior management in professional skills sets and competencies in the areas of HR, team strategy, and leadership so these enterprises can continue to compete and succeed at what they do best. Contact to request a custom session

A Training Approach of Excellence. Whether it be a single or multi-day session, conference talk or keynote, every transference of learning is interactive, reflective and customized for each client.  Each workplace is unique therefore the training approach should reflect  your distinct needs and atmosphere.

Every opportunity to acquire insights and knowledge are methodically designed to be a whole person experience, the session will engage not only the mind, but physical , spirit, and emotional elements to have whole person learning experience.  Being an internationally designated corporate classroom technical trainer since 2009, with formal University education, and a continuing 14+ years of mentorship with one of the worlds most renowned facilitators (Gray Poehnell of Ergon Communications), I accept my role to gather and share knowledge with honour.

Commitment to World Class Client Service. Bridging Concepts is a boutique style innovative & highly creative service provider. Before any work shall begin we will have a good conversation to ensure there is a sound fit for you and I to work together.  All projects are undertaken with the values of respect for our teams and ways we work and with the integrity of the final product as a priority. This is achieved by having consistent and timely communication protocols, efficient work plans, and a solutions focussed approach. Bridging Concepts has a network of professional alliances which can be brought on board for specialized needs and larger projects.  Working with Bridging Concepts, you will enter into a highly valued client focussed relationship.

Speaking Opportunities. Trina has shared her unique insights on Indigenous diversity, career and life pathing at 100+ events regionally, nationally, and internationally through keynotes and conference sessions.  Trina will help your audience become enlightened and connect to new ideas through her dynamic  & interactive approaches to storytelling. Events & Clients include: Cannexus, the Canadian Aboriginal HR Management Association, National Native American HR Conferences, HR Institute of Alberta, YMCA Diversity Conference, Hospitality HR Professionals Association, Ontario Association of Community Futures Organizations, Manitoba First Nation Education Conference, and others contact request Trina to speak at your event.

Clients.  A few clients over the years include: Wood Inc. , Diabetes Canada, Express Scripts Canada, SpringBoard Services, The National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence, Indigenous Works, North Superior Workforce Planning Board, Stone Circle Consulting, Mawiw Council, Rama First Nation, the Canada Career Development Foundation, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Mining Matters, Kocihta Foundation, IAMGOLD & AMEC Foster Wheeler,  Prosper Canada, Symbiotic Group Inc., Hamilton-Wentworth District Schoolboard, and others.


Bridging Concepts is a 100% First Nations owned national enterprise that specializes in ‘helping people & ideas connect’.