President & CEO


MPSI Owner/CEO - Stephanie Joy Dery

Owner/CEO Stephanie Joy Dery

President & CEO

My gift is motivating people by calling forth the greatness that dwells within all.  I believe in living life on purpose, and the purpose being “for the betterment of all.”. Purposeful living that embraces responsibility, compassion and determination.  

I believe in empowering people to live life on purpose; to enjoy positive choices that lead to an enhanced quality of life.  The key to life success is being faithful, knowledgeable and sold out for what you believe, for “what you believe is what you shall become”.  You are what you think..

“Govern thyself and change the world”  For this purpose I was called, to lead a purpose driven life that empowers all of mankind and the environment to unleash the greatness that dwells within.



Stephanie Joy Styres-Dery, was born and raised in the beautiful Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Stephanie, Mohawk turtle clan, is the President/CEO of Market Place Solutions Inc. A First Nations consulting firm that specializes in Community Revitalization, Business Coaching and Corporate Social Responsibility Planning.

As previous owner and Director of the Roofing Specialists Inc., Stephanie successfully led The Roofing Specialists Inc. to over 1.5 million dollars in revenue within the first three years of business.

Stephanie has invested over 15 years of employment at Grand River Employment and Training as Program and Services Officer, Youth Services Department Manager and Program Quality Assurance Manager. Her experience includes youth programming, performance appraisals, goal setting, program planning, government report writing, business plan development, business coaching, strategic planning, proposal writing, marketing strategies, coordination and management of the youth programs, community planning, training and leadership development across Canada,  special project development.

She also has experience working with government funding/grant providers such as Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario Library Association – Community Access Program, Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres & Grand River Employment and Training Initiative (OGI), Youth Employment Strategy, Aboriginal Human Resource Development Strategy and Human Resource Development Canada. Stephanie believes that everyone carries greatness within and she enjoys motivating people by calling forth that greatness. She believes in living life on purpose and promotes purposeful living that embraces responsibility, compassion and a great love for people.

Community Involvement

2012-2013                  Good News Radio Program, CKRZ 100.3 FM  Board Member

2005-2009                 Community Advisory Board of Brantford and Brant County for Homelessness  Committee Member

2001 – 2007                 Six Nations Writer’s Group Co-founder & Special Projects and Consultant

Highlights of Excellence

  • Specialiizes in leadership training for women and youth
  • A high achiever who is determined to leave her mark on humanity
  • Emphasize on continuous improvement in all areas of life, community, business, nation
  • Skill in handling sensitive issues with diplomacy and objectivity.
  • Sincere compassion; able to empathize with a diversity of people.
  • Diligent, analytical, and extremely well organized.
  • Exceptional communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent mentorship and leadership skills
  • Experience in development, planning, delivering and evaluating community programs,
  • 15 yrs experience in leadership training and mentoring
  • 7 years experience in small business coaching
  • 15 years experience in community development,  program design implementation, monitoring  & evaluation


Queen’s University  Masters of Public Administration Program (In Progress)

Ryerson University B.A Public Administration and Governance Degree

Public Administration and Governance Diploma

Human Resources Certificate & Management Studies Associate Degree

Business Finance Degree

 Social Worker Degree, Honors Distinction

Counselling Techniques Diploma

Human Resource Relations Certification                           

B.A. Psychology