Meet the Team

We exist to build solutions with the neurodivergent community through asking, listening and being creative

Elizabeth Plouffe, Chief Minion

As an entrepreneur for the past 12 years, I’ve explored various business options and began Spero Careers Canada in 2018 as a way to build solutions to solve the autism unemployment crisis.

My son was diagnosed at 7 years old and is now a successful college student working towards a career in welding and fabrication. I’ve had the pleasure of working with the autism community through the Autism Job Club, CASDA, MentorAbility Ontario and membership in organizations such as CASE and CERIC.

I believe that being weird is a positive thing. I love Marvel movies, musicals and singing when it best embarrasses my kids. My husband is harder to rattle after 30 years 😉 I’m an avid baker, reader, gardener and collector of action figures.

Paulette Goddard, Chief Ausome

Paulette, through her business Calm Spectrum Consulting, has supported individuals with Autism in gaining employment, job coaching and skills  needed to move forward in life:  independent living skills, college skills, anxiety management.

She has supported individuals with autism as a coach and consultant for over 30 years.

Jason Little, Chief Product Nerd

I started my career in IT and while studying electronic engineering at DeVry during the day, I worked midnights programming placement machines that placed components on circuit boards.  From there, I moved into call centre and desktop support where I started developing website using MS Access, Cold Fusion, and Classic ASP (Active Server Pages). My first major project was replacing binders full of call centre routing information with a web app.

In 1999 I fell victim to the dot-com bubble when the company I was working for went under and I started my own web design and development company.  Shortly after that, I became 1 of the 3 first members of a startup that built a platform for selling ringtones and images. There, I created midi ringtones, wallpaper images, and built a backend licensing and content tracking tool with classic ASP.

Lisa Blinn, Chief Chatter

Lisa is our Digital accessibility specialist, storyteller, and tea drinking collaborator. She educates and advises clients about accessibility, perform audits, provide accessibility plans and teach accessible document design. Lisa is also in charge of our online communications and is the backbone of our social media presence.

Liat Amitay, Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

As Chief Experience Officer (CXO), with over 8 years of product management and 16 years of agile coaching expertise, I am dedicated to building solutions for neurodivergent success in employment. This is accomplished through supporting the iterative development process of NANAWorks and coaching. My coaching approach is personalized, strategic and structured, and works with the individual or organization to create a plan to achieve the goals we set together.

As a late-diagnosed autistic/ADHD professional, a valued member of the Spero Coaching Team and an EmploymentWorks facilitator, I am committed to improving employment outcomes for the neurodivergent community.

 

Jason Bean

In North America alone, there are over 5 million adults with autism, yet 80% to 85% of them are severely underemployed or unemployed. This is a huge waste of valuable talent and skills that businesses need. Autistic employees are known for their strong orientation towards pattern recognition, attention to detail, analytical thinking, and high visualization skills. As an autistic individual with a successful career in advanced manufacturing for over 20 years, my goal is to help organizations understand the value of neurodivergent employees and create an opportunity for employment success.

Our Advisory Team

Reema Duggal, Adviser

Reema is the President and founder of the Sitaran Group specializing in e-commerce and strategic digital development. Reema is also the co-founder of Silicon Halton.

Reema has a strong focus on creating digital e-learning platforms and valuable content.

Daniel Kube, Adviser

Daniel is the CEO of servicePath and the co-founder of Kindal Enterprises Inc. He has two decades of success and experience in building successful technology companies, new venture start-ups, alliances, business development, sales and marketing for several leading organizations including Stericycle and PwC.

Office

801 – 5500 North Service Road

Burlington, ON

Contact Us

  • elizabeth@sperocareerscanada.ca
  • 905-220-5149
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