Who we are
Our mission is to inspire learning and improve lives by publishing meaningful and accessible books. Our books focus on three different areas: leadership and workplace culture, counselling, and children’s books.
ACHIEVE Publishing is a division of the ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership (ACHIEVE) and the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI), two of the leading providers of professional development training in the industry.
Bookworm, by Stella Zheng
Tyler Voth, Publishing Coordinator and Editor
Tyler oversees all of our book projects from beginning to end by managing all the various details that go into bringing a book to life. In addition to this project management role, he is also a skilled editor. Tyler is the main point of contact for all matters related to ACHIEVE Publishing. He is passionate about books and his genuine care for people comes through in all his interactions, whether in person, by phone, or via email.
Contact Tyler at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-789-2452
Tim Runtz, Editor
Tim Runtz is our go-to editor for all our projects. He is a gifted editor and his ability to provide guidance on style as well as high-level substantive feedback make him a key member of our publishing team. In addition to working with ACHIEVE Publishing, he has worked on books, blogs, articles, and other documents in corporate, non-profit, academic, and creative contexts with clients such as Geez magazine, the John Howard Society, and the University of Manitoba.
Randy Grieser, Founder and Chief Vision Officer
Randy is the founder and Chief Vision Officer of ACHIEVE, CTRI, and ACHIEVE Publishing. He is an intuitive and visionary leader who now dedicates most of his energies to the book projects that support ACHIEVE’s vision of creating workplaces where people like to work and CTRI’s vision of creating a world where everyone is trauma-informed. Find Randy’s latest thoughts on leadership and workplace culture on his blog.
Lisa Friesen, Designer
Lisa Friesen is a graphic designer and owner of Ninth + May Design Co. She has designed all our books and we appreciate both her exceptional style and how pleasant she is to work with. Prior to founding her own design firm, she worked at Relish Design Studios and was the head designer at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) where she finetuned her craft for nearly a decade.
Vicki Enns, Clinical Consultant
Vicki is the Clinical Director of one of our parent divisions, CTRI. She holds a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree, and runs her own counseling practice with individuals, couples and families. She is involved in all the book projects with a mental health or counselling focus as either the content editor or clinical consultant. Vicki’s role in these books is crucial as we strive to maintain high standards of quality and provide evidence-based content.
Ana Speranza, Consultant
Ana is our former publishing coordinator who, after moving on to other opportunities, continues to support us as a consultant. For each of our book projects, she is an important additional set of eyes, offering valuable insights on both design and content. Her intimate knowledge of the book industry and ability to consider the nuanced details is valued by the rest of the ACHIEVE Publishing team.