Welcome to Create Awesome Meetings!

My name is Gord Sheppard and I am dedicated to changing the world, one meeting at a time.


The meetings I lead as a Professional Facilitator are awesome and now I want to share everything I have learned to help you make your next meeting more productive and profitable! So I hope you're able to use the meeting productivity tools you find here to take action.

Alex Armstrong Owner - Three Tall Women Design Inc.

Working with Gord has radically changed how I view my business and these changes are already leading to new growth for my company.”

Over the years, I have been part of numerous planning sessions, but I have to say that Gord's ability to get straight to the point and see through all of the cloudiness is inspirational. He has an uncanny gift of being able to read individuals and situations, while bringing out their best in a very short amount of time. He helped us to produce great results that are truly actionable.”

Cynthia AnnettBoard Chair - Special Olympics Edmonton
Nadine RiopelFacilitator/Community Organizer

Having gathered a group of smart and powerful people to consult on a potential new project, I was nervous; these were not people with time to waste. I put my trust in Gord to create a meeting that would make good use of the time they were spending in the room that day, and he did not disappoint. Somehow, he simultaneously fostered a relaxed and casual atmosphere while keeping us on topic and on schedule. He ushered us through an extremely productive and rewarding conversation but never gave us any feeling of being controlled or overly formal. Not only did we accomplish our objectives, several of my attendees commented to me afterwards on the quality of the meeting and the facilitation. I’m grateful to have had Gord in my corner that day."


'How To Create Awesome Meetings' is the ultimate step-by-step guide to help you and your team create more profitable meetings. Featuring great tips, stories, inspiration, checklists, worksheets, resources and more!


The Create Awesome Meetings Podcast features great guests, information and stories that will help you make your next meeting more productive!


This Workshop is taught by Gord Sheppard, a Professional Meeting Facilitator and Consultant who has run and been in more than 2000 meetings!

If you're spending more time talking about bad meetings, then the actual amount of time you're spending in those meetings, then it's time to take action.

The Blog

The blog features  updates that will help you make all of your meetings more productive and profitable!
Prosci Change Management – Certifiably Worthwhile!
As I continue to gain 'quals' (qualifications) as a Professional Meeting Facilitator and Consultant I sometimes wonder if I'm not certifiable[...]
How Emerging Health Leaders Make Edmonton Awesome!
Why I Support Emerging Health Leaders Edmonton   When my colleagues Kim Poong and Karmin Hovde asked me to be[...]
Why I Create Awesome Meetings
Why I Create Awesome Meetings   My name is Gord Sheppard and I love meetings. I say that honestly because[...]

Facilitating & Consulting

Gord is a Professional Meeting Facilitator & Consultant who has run and participated in more than 2000 meetings! With more than 25 years of work experience, a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Prosci Change Management Certification, Gord take a human-centred approach that can help you make your next meeting more productive and profitable!


Gord Sheppard is an entertaining speaker who can make an audience laugh while delivering practical tips, inspiration and information to help you make your next meeting more productive and profitable!

This meeting optimization tool will help you...

✔︎ Stop wasting time in bad meetings
✔︎ Inspire your meeting team
✔︎ Connect your meetings to your strategy
✔︎ Become an awesome facilitator
✔︎ Follow up fast and get results
✔︎ Plus much more!

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