A passionate and down-to-earth Human Resources Professional and Leadership Coach, I enjoy supporting Leaders to understand and apply positive people-practices to drive teams to excel, develop individuals’ careers, and strengthen their own leadership effectiveness. I chose to pursue a career in Human Resources while studying International Business at UVic, having been drawn to the dynamic of the employment relationship through my own practical experience and study of business. Playing a role in others’ growth and knowing I’ve made an impact that’s contributed to helping people achieve or surpass their goals is what motivates me and provides satisfaction in the work that I do.
Working with people, it’s got to be fun! HR can be a tough arena to play in with the variety of issues that come up, so having a sense of humour and ability to keep things in perspective is key. Over my career I’ve worked with many leaders to demonstrate the value of healthy, respectful, transparent relationships in employment.
To me, part of being a successful HR Professional is understanding as much of the whole picture as possible in any situation to create positive impact and contribute the most value. Drawing on my education in Commerce and Human Resources from UVic and BCIT respectively, along with 19 years experience in the Hi-tech, Retail, Hospitality & Tourism, Telecommunications & Service, and Construction industries, it is evident that change is constant in Business, people are at the heart of making great things happen, and contributing to individuals’ and organizations’ successes is extremely rewarding!
I am an active member on the Advisory Council for CPHR BC & Yukon, and when I take my HR hat off, you’ll find me having fun with my two young children, jogging or hiking around trails in town, practicing my golf swing (it needs a lot of work!), or experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes and flavours.