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Robert Goatham BSc PMP, CQA

Editor Robert Goatham is the Principal of Calleam Consulting Ltd, and a leading expert in the field of Project Management. Prior to founding Calleam, Robert gained more than 20 years of “in-the-trenches” experience in senior Project Management capacities for IBM, Singapore Airlines and organizations around the world. Since moving into education Robert has become a leading researcher into the causes of project failure and is the editor of the Why Projects Fail blog. The Why Projects Fail blog has grown to be the web’s leading authority on the causes of project failure and what it takes to make a project a success.

Robert is certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and a Certified Quality Analyst (CQA). He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Sauder School of Business and teaches in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and under-graduate programs. Robert also works extensively with UBC Continuing Studies and is program advisor to the UBC Project Management programs. In addition, Robert is a former director and active supporter of the Wideman Education Foundation (WEF), a non-profit organization that promotes the development of leadership skills in young people.

Heidi Nucklaus, PMP


Heidi is a certified executive coach. Her focus is working with people around career transition and interpersonal skills in the workplace. She is passionate about helping people connect with their core values and from there building the skills and confidence to manage up, to deal with conflict effectively and honestly, to facilitate tough decisions and build strong, functional teams.

She is also Director of Production at Wasserman & Partners Advertising. In addition to providing leadership and coaching to both her direct reports and cross functional teams, she also acts as a project manager on an array of advertising campaigns.

In 2010 she completed the UBC Project Management Certificate Program and is a certified PMP. In 2014 she received a Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management from Royal Roads University. Passionate about coaching, she has recently completed the Coaching Certification Program with the Coaches Training Institute and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach® (CPCC).

Heidi believes great leadership requires deep self awareness of one’s core values, as well as resiliency and courage. She believes people have the ability to be strong leaders if they are willing to challenge themselves, ask the tough questions and commit to the outcome no matter how difficult the journey may be.

About the Wideman Education Foundation (WEF)

Founded by Mr. Max Wideman, WEF is a non-profit organization focused on helping young people develop the life skills needed by today’s employers. Although now retired, Mr. Wideman remains one of the world’s most respected professional Project Managers and is regarded as the founding father of modern Project Management practice. A former President and Chairman of the worldwide Project Management Institute (PMI), Mr. Wideman led the panel of experts who created the initial versions of the “Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” (the PMBoK® Guide). Today the evolution of that work provides a worldwide benchmark against which professional Project Managers are certified.

Robert is passionate about helping organizations and individuals develop their skills.  For more information contact Robert via our contact page

PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.