Empowering Minds: Our Team

At Empowering Minds, we all hold different backgrounds, personalities and quirks but there are two things we are all passionate about: working with youth and personal development.

Vince Aliberti

Vincenzo Aliberti, Ph.D

Executive Director

Vincenzo has been with Empowering Minds since 2016, first as a Board Member, and now as its Executive Director. His passion is to empower and inspire people to achieve their personal greatness, so much so, that he has written two books in the personal development genre titled “Achieve Your Greatness” and “4 Truths”. He brings over 20 years of in the not-for-profit, automotive, banking and consulting world, with emphasis on corporate strategy, change management and community engagement.

Always giving back to the community he currently serves as the President of the Canadian- Italian Business & Professional Association (CIBPA) Calgary, a Board member at Hall of Fame (HOF) Coaching, and is currently a Senator at The University of Calgary.

His favorite quote is by Napoleon Hill, “whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”, and it is the words in that quote that drive him to make an impact in each and every youth that comes through Empowering Minds.

Learn more about Vincenzo and how Empowering Minds is shaping Calgary's future leaders.

Nicole Langton

Nicole Langton

Manager, Program Operations

Nicole loves it when a good plan comes together. She is a dedicated communications planner and project manager with a passion for events. From the original brainstorm to the BIG REVEAL Nicole adds creativity, analytical and logistical know how to every project she works on. With more than 10 years of experience in not for profit, post-secondary and corporate environments Nicole brings a wealth of skills to the table.

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McKenna Simpson

Program Coordinator & Lead Trainer

As a passionate young woman McKenna is dedicated to impacting and empowering youth everyday.  She thrives in a team environment and listening to other ideas.  Her strength is being her unique self to create the most impactful experience for people to find their own potential. If she's not wrapped up in perfecting her schedules, you will find her travelling and seeing the world.  McKenna loves learning new things and sharing positive energy with the people around her.

Our Board

We are extremely excited to attract and retain such well-respected and influential group of leaders to our Board of Directors.

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Tracy Aylesworth

Shindigz Events/Symons Valley Ranch
Denny Chow

Denny Chow

Capexco Inc.
Patti DeDominicis

Patti DeDominicis

Firmus Contracting
Patti McLeod

Patty McLeod


Mark McLoughlin

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Shannon Knutson

Werklund Capital Corp.
Alex Kotkas

Alex Kotkas

Fasken Martineau