Mentorship Series Panel: Transitioning Into Leadership

Event date: January 28, 2021
Showtime: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: Online

Join us online on Thursday, January 28 from 12:00 – 1:30PM for Mentorship Series Panel: Transitioning Into Leadership.

Are you hoping to step into a leadership role now or in the future? Take over a business? Tips for working with family? Then this mentorship session is for you! Hear lessons learned from father and son (Ralph and Henri, TQ Construction) who have successfully and recently transitioned leadership within their business, plus advice from business consultant (Keith Lloyd, The Business Surgeon Consultancy). Moderated by Katerina Vastardis, Designs by KS.

The U40 Committee hosts monthly Mentorship Sessions, connecting the up-and-coming members of the association with industry leaders. Attend this event to stay motivated and encouraged, connect with leaders and fellow up-and-comers in the industry, and build your network!

Open to all HAVAN Members of all ages.

RingCentral Video Link will be shared to guests the day before the event.


About The Panelists – for full bio, check out the ‘speakers tab’

Ralph Belisle, Founder + Director of Sales, TQ Construction

Henri Belisle, President, TQ Construction

Keith Lloyd, Founder, Partner, C.O.O., The Business Surgeon Consultancy

Moderator: Katerina Vastardis, Designs by KS




  • Henri Belisle, President, TQ Construction Ltd.

    Henri Belisle is the President of TQ Construction, a family operated business founded over 3 decades ago by his father Ralph Belisle, who beyond his wildest dreams, grew the business on firm handshakes and knocking doors — building TQ from nothing into a nationally acclaimed company.

    Under Henri’s sustainable leadership, TQ Construction continues to evolve as an innovative and progressive design-build firm that bends to stand the test of time; an industry leader known for top quality craftsmanship and uncommon service. Long before achieving his Red Seal in Carpentry at BCIT, Henri worked alongside his family in construction as a kid and developed an affinity for the design-build sector. He knows that anything is possible if you have the right people around you, with everyone pulling in the same direction.

    Henri is a Director of the HAVAN Board, Vice-Chair of the HAVAN RenoCouncil, past Chair of HAVAN’s U40 Committee, and an enthusiastic volunteer and liaison to the Association.

    For more information on Henri and his company, please visit TQ Construction Ltd.

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    Keith Lloyd, Founder, Partner, C.O.O., The Business Surgeon Consultancy

    Keith Lloyd has been an Entrepreneur for 34 years. His first business, Vancouver Sushiman – a wholesale food manufacturing company – was a catalyst in pioneering the Grab and Go industry in grocery stores that is so popular in the current marketplace. He built it from concept to a multi-million dollar venture over a 20-year span, creating detailed systems and processes along the way.

    In 2006, his focus shifted to providing consulting to other businesses to avoid the ups and downs that he had experienced. Since then, his focus has been working a number of small and medium sized companies in various industries, including construction. In 2012, his company rebranded to become The Business Surgeon Consultancy.

    From Keith: “My experience working on a construction site in limited, however, I do have a lot of experience in this industry as I went to post-secondary vocational school for construction and then experience working briefly. That said, our company has partnered with a number of builders, renovators and suppliers to the industry for the last 4 years – and they’ve won major awards! And as a HAVAN member of 2½ years, we’ve grown to understand members and their needs. While they build spectacular projects we help them with their business building.”

    The Business Surgeon Consultancy company uses a holistic approach to pull apart and diagnose any type of business issue. The company’s vision is to add balance to business owners’ lives, reigniting the passion they experienced when they first conceptualized their business. From analyzing and creating successful systems and processes to working on the mindset of the people running them, the Business Surgeon Consultancy’s deep understanding and experiences in the personal development arena brings out all clients’ core values and their ‘why’. Cutting to the core issues facilitates growth and removes their fears of success while getting them ready for funding.  This approach is what sets Keith’s company apart from other consulting businesses.


  • Ralph Belisle TQ Construction

    Ralph Belisle, Founder + Director of Sales, TQ Construction

    Born and raised in Vancouver, Ralph Belisle has a straightforward philosophy about home renovations. Ralph, former President of TQ Construction, is a seasoned carpenter who, along with his partner Hélène founded TQ Construction in 1985. Together they have built a company that has won over 65 industry awards which focuses on top quality workmanship and excellent service. Ralph provides strategic leadership, supports employee development and is a champion for the company’s vision and values. Ralph has extensively contributed to the evolution of the residential construction industry not only through the lifespan of his own business, but in several leadership roles. As a Chair of the Renovation Council of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association, Ralph has been a key player in developing new regulations and standards for renovators. He served as Past President of both the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC and the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association. He was also a former director of the Vancouver Better Business Bureau. Ralph continues to to serve on numerous committees while he oversees many aspects of the projects at TQ Construction.


  • Katerina Vastardis & Silvie Pantsios, Owners, Designs by KS

    Together as a team, we bring dream projects to life. From renovations to new construction, our focus is in the home; kitchen and bath. With a passion for organizing spaces while keeping functionality in mind, we design stunning rooms for all budgets. With our clients’ lifestyle taken into consideration, we specialize in the design of cabinetry for any room of the home to store all the practical items, while also displaying some of the pretty ones too!

    Selecting materials and finishes, project managing, and over 10 years of design expertise, is what you can expect while working with Designs by Katerina & Silvie.

    For more information on Katerina & Silvie and their company, please visit Designs by KS