2023 TODS Meeting,
October 19 - 21, 2023

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

Lecture – Mr. Bob Stenhouse

A Hitman’s Guide To Psychological Safety At Work

Thursday October 20, 2022 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm


What’s the buzz around the topic of psychological safety? Psychological Safety has been described as a shared belief that each team member is safe for interpersonal risk taking. It means that each person has a voice, an opinion, is safe to question, and is safe to bring their whole selves to work, without fear of ostracization, retribution, ridicule or exclusion.

According to a two year corporate study conducted by Google, psychological safety is the number one requirement for high performing and healthy teams. Who does not want to work in a high performing and healthy team? Yet, unfortunately many are not.

In this session Bob draws upon his life, investigative and leadership experiences (including his roles as an undercover hitman and organized crime boss) weaving stories and information together in an impactful way. Identifying the three lenses of psychological safety (performance, mental health and legal) Bob brings awareness to the issues of workplace bullying and provides prevention strategies for individuals and organizations alike.

Learning Objectives:

Bob Stenhouse will identify the following areas of learning that are needed to ensure a psychologically safe working environment.

  1. The three lenses of psychological safety – performance, mental health, legal
  2. The psychological safety killers – harassment, bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination
  3. Transforming a workplace culture – what is needed
  4. Psychological safety and emotional intelligence
  5. Living, working, and leading with the courage to bring change

CDHBC QAP Competency – B1, B2, F2

Mr. Bob Stenhouse


Bob Stenhouse is a former RCMP undercover operative who specialized in homicide undercover, organized crime, and biker gang investigations. Bob was often tasked with the undercover role of hired hitman. Bob made national and international news when he became a whistleblower on ineffective organized crime strategies.   

In the midst of intense burnout and Post Traumatic Stress, Bob made the fateful decision to share media strategy documents with an author who was critical of police leadership and the manipulation of data to receive increased funding from government. 

Bob was wrongfully terminated from the RCMP and fought back in both courts of public opinion and law. Winning his appeal at the Federal Court of Canada, Bob retired from the RCMP with dignity.  After leaving the RCMP Bob specialized in workplace and human rights investigations and went on to be a senior leader running corporate investigations with Alberta Health Services.  

The healing journey from PTSD has been long and life changing.  Bob’s story and journey has inspired thousands across the country as he uses his personal story to reduce stigma, challenge assumptions and champion psychological safety in the workplace in keynote and workshop formats.  Bob is the owner of a successful workplace investigations and firm and brings together his passions to help organizations proactively grow in psychological safety and mitigate their risks from psycho-social hazards.  

Bob is a lifelong learner, both formal and informal, particularly in the areas of psychological and mental health and the workplace.  

  • Masters degree in the humanities ( theology ) 
  • Executive Certificate in Executive Leadership 
  • Executive Certificate in Change Management 
  • Certified trainer – Road to Mental Readiness 
  • Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor (CMHA) 
  • Certified Emotional Intelligence assessor/trainer 
  • Certified regulatory investigator 
  • Advanced certificate in psychological safety UFred 

Bob is an in-demand speaker and corporate trainer and has a unique gift in connecting with his audience at the heart level.  By being vulnerable about his own colourful past and journey – and connecting universal principles with the audience,  Bob is committed to reducing stigma and increasing awareness on mental health and safety in the workplaces and in our society.  

2023 TODS Meeting,
October 19 - 21, 2023

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

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