About us

Our Mission

Building more inclusive organizations by challenging and changing their relationship with accessibility, resilience, risk and reconnection.

Our Vision

To empower people and organizations to lead inclusively by recognizing the strength in diversity.

Our Values

professional

Professional

Our AMPED team provides knowledgeable, meaningful, and implementable solutions.

multigenerational

Multigenerational

Our deliverables consider people of all ages as a potential audience that can benefit.

inclusive

Inclusive

Our clients are encouraged to become a part of diversity discovery, leading to inclusive practice and recognition of every individual’s unique abilities.

measurable

Measurable

Our programs allow for the acquisition of data that can assist in providing measurable outcomes supported by research.

Our Story

At AMPED2PLAY we believe play is the foundation for growth, adaptation, conflict resolution, connection, and belonging. Without play, we fear uncertainty, difference, and we feel constantly vulnerable. This is why we use play as the delivery medium for all of our services.

Our services and products challenge you to connect or reconnect, your relationship to play, using it as a catalyst for personal, professional, individual, or collective change.

Why? Because play is when we are most open to taking risks and when we feel our most capable and confident. Our ability to be immersed in creative change is necessary in order to have the ability to cope in any environment. Play fuels our innovate edge, our ability to solve the world’s most complex problems, and fulfills our most basic social need, belonging.

Our Founders

Brandi Heather

B.Ed, MA
Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO)

Brandi brings a creative and innovative combination of training and subject matter expertise to her leadership role as Chief Knowledge Officer of AMPED2PLAY Inc. Brandi’s exceptional knowledge of inclusion strategies, implementation solutions and user directed tools reflects her Adapted Physical Activity and Play Development Specialist experience, now reflected in the vision and mission of AMPED2PLAY. 

  • 20 Years as a Post-Secondary Education Instructor, Adapted Physical Activity and Inclusion Specialist
  • Bachelor of Education (Special Education), a Master of Arts, Physical Education.
  • Board Certified Teacher.
  • Therapeutic Play Specialist.
  • International resource in inclusive, therapeutic play solutions for education, healthcare, and business.
  • Co-Founder of Red Deer Adapted Sports Association and Program Design for Play2Move and Play2Learn for children with disabilities and their families.
  • Designer and Lead Instructor for all Diversity and Inclusion Training and Programming.
  • Member of The Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS).
  • Award-winning Scholar and Instructor
  • Canadian best selling author of ‘Return To Play: Rebuilding Resilience, Risk and Reconnection’, and Podcast Host of “Play For A Change.”

Ozzie has a diverse background spanning over 30 years of coaching experience at all levels of athlete development including Paralympic and Olympic high-performance program delivery, and over 35 years of industry and academic experience in the resource, technology, information, space and defense sectors as a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), subject matter expert, innovator and project lead. Ozzie continues to consult to a variety worldwide leaders, managers, and teams.

  • A Canadian Chartered Professional Coach (CHPC) and Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame Coach.
  • Chair of the COVID-19 Task Force for World Para-Snowsport.
  • Head of Technical Controls and Officiating with World Para-Alpine Skiing.
  • A member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Para-Alpine Sport Technical Committee.
  • An International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing Technical Delegate, serving as a senior official at events in North America, Europe and Asia since 2005, continuing a progression of key roles in sport at the international level.
  • An internationally recognized professional speaker and member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), having presented throughout North America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom.

Ozzie Sawicki

M.SC., CHPC, GISP
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Our services and products challenge you to connect or reconnect, your relationship to play, using it as a catalyst for personal, professional, individual, or collective change.

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