Welcome to JazzMind.

 

A new business unit of T4G Limited, where we've brought together our finest minds and musicians to launch a unique concept in management consulting.

Through JazzMind you will learn to leverage the mental model of jazz to create powerful leadership, collaboration and innovation processes that transform your organization.

A founding member of T4G, David coordinates T4G's Data and Analytics offering. T4G's Analytics practice focuses on developing innovative and robust strategies for using data to drive key organizational goals and delivering tools, applications and processes that accelerate and improve analytics, reporting and business planning.

David’s clients include leading consumer facing organizations such as Macy’s, Starbucks and Disney.

"Teaming up with Richard and leveraging the power of jazz music as a new way of developing data strategies makes perfect sense. To think big about data, you need leadership, collaboration and innovation."
 

Juno-nominated bassist, composer and bandleader, Jodi Proznick has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s finest jazz artists. She has won numerous National Jazz Awards, including Bassist of the Year in ’08 and’09.  

As an educator, Jodi is now a professor of jazz studies at Kwantlen University and an educator at the VSO School of Music.

"I see teaching as an extension of my artistic work. I believe that all of life is an artistic statement – even in the workplace. From the colors you choose to wear, the tone of your voice during conversation, the words you choose to use, your body language; they all make a huge difference to how we lead, collaborate and innovate"

Richard is a Principal Consultant with T4G Limited and the founder of JazzMind.

Richard has been challenging boundaries and delivering success for over 35 years, as a consultant and senior executive, for leading firms around the world.

His passion for jazz combined with his deep global experience in business management processes have been fused into a fresh and rewarding consulting approach to energize your business.

"When I first learned to play music a few years back, a whole new world opened up. Not only artistically, but professionally. I hope to share that same sense of wonder through JazzMind"

Richard Kunz
Founder and Principal
Jodi Proznick
Educator and Musician
David Saevitzon
Data & Analytics Expert

Celeste Snowber, Ph.D.  is a dancer, writer and educator, who is an Associate Professor in Arts Education in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University.

Celeste is also an Interplay leader and has led workshops throughout North America helping participants release the wisdom of their bodies as a means to enhance individual performance, release creativity,

enhance well being and to create powerful teams.  She has written numerous essays and poetry in various journals and is the author of Embodied Prayer and co-author of Landscapes in Aesthetic Education. Her most recent book of poetry is Wild Tourist. 

"As both an academic and dance artist,  I have found improvisation, voice and body to be a powerful alchemy. It can be a transformative approach for anyone looking to improve their leadership, collaboration and innovation skills."

Celeste Snowber
Educator & Artist

Jesse has become one of the busiest drummers on the Canadian music scene. He has worked with a variety of jazz legends locally and internationally. As an educator, Jesse has become a fixture at the VSO School of Music where he conducts a variety of workshops and masterclasses. Not only an accomplished musician and educator, Jesse is also renowed for his photographic skills.

"Like in music, teamwork and collaboration are all about setting the rhythmic foundations that everyone can leverage to create something amazing."  

Jesse Cahill
Educator & Musician

Juno nominated guitarist, composer and arranger, Bill Coon, is one of Canada’s most highly respected and sought after musicians. He has been performing professionally for over twenty-five years. Bill’s performing and writing has been documented on over two-dozen CD’s to date, while big bands and orchestras throughout the world have performed his arrangements. Following the jazz tradition, Bill also gives back by devoting time to  educating aspiring musicians at Capilano University and the VSO School of Music.

"One of the amazing aspects of jazz is how it teaches you to listen effectively. It's at the core of great teamwork,  Listening well is at heart of leadership, collaboration and innovation."  

Bill Coon
Educator & Musician

Steve Kaldestad has become one of the most in-demand saxophonists on the scene, performing as a sideman with Jesse Cahill’s Nightcrawlers, Jodi Proznick’s quartet, and many other groups. Steve has released 3 CDs on the Cellar Live label including Straight Up featuring the Mike LeDonne Trio and the brand new release, New York Afternoon with the Renee Rosnes Trio.

After obtaining his Bachelors and Masters degrees from McGill University and studying in New York with Lee Konitz, Steve began an eight year stint in London, England playing regular gigs with some of the city’s great combos, as well as the BBC Big Band. Steve also teaches at Capilano University, and the VSO School of Music. “The philosophy of JazzMind reflects what I experience each time I pick up my horn. You’re only as good as your group. Collaboration and shared leadership makes it magical.”

Steve Kaldestad
Educator & Musician

Senior educator, administrator, curriculum writer, program planner and teacher trainer, Jonathan Baylis (MA, MEd), has been sharing his talents for more than  thirty-five years in post-secondary institutions in British Columbia and China.  Since 1984, Jonathan has operated his own consulting firm, doing needs assessments, writing curriculum and training educators.

For the past ten years, Jonathan has studied double bass with Jeremy Holmes, Darren Radtke and Jodi Proznick.  An active participant in the VSO School of Music, he now plays and performs with several jazz bands and ensembles in Metro Vancouver. 

“I’ve found that music, jazz in particular, can be transformative, carrying the God-given joy of life beyond cognitive understanding and into the whole person. I hope to share that same sense of wonder with JazzMind clients.”

Jonathan Baylis
Educator & Musician
The JazzMind Ensemble