Our Team

Career Compass Canada’s professional multi-disciplinary Talent Management Team has a range of deep experience and credentials to meet client needs. Each team member is committed to ensure service excellence and results driven with sustainability strategies. Any of our team members would be pleased to have a discovery meeting to understand challenges, offer solutions and define outcomes.

MELISSA JONES

BA(Hons), CHRL, MPP

Melissa works with clients to understand and deliver on key strategic people solutions to build bottom line results by having a strong aligned and engaged team focused on goals and objectives.

NANCE C. MACLEOD

BA, PCC, CEC

Nance is an accomplished career and executive coach with a focus on leadership training, team engagement and change management.   She is an accredited International Coach Federation (ICF ) executive coach and certified in PROSCI change management process. 

ALEXANDER (AL) LUTCHIN

BA, APR

As CEO, Alexander is responsible for strategic leadership and client services. A distinguished career serving in senior management roles, including executive positions in both the private and public sectors, has prepared him well to meet the challenges and find solutions for our clients

JULIAN HUMPHREYS

PhD, PCC

Julian is a Professional Certified Coach providing Executive Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Career Coaching, and Relationship Coaching to senior leaders in both the public and private sectors.

JANE GRAYDON

MBA, BCOMM, PCC

Jane Graydon is an Executive Coach who inspires leaders to deliver unprecedented results and realize their full leadership potential. With over three decades of coaching, leadership development, and real-life, in-the-trenches business experience, she is an experienced thought partner.

CLAUDIA ARONOWITZ

BSc, MA Public Health, PCC

After 20 years as a leader in the not-for-profit and health sectors in different countries, Claudia became an accomplished coach and mediator. Empathetic and provocative, Claudia helps her clients find new perspectives and opportunities in times of transition.

STEPHEN F. WHITE

CHRL, MPA, MIR, ACC

Over the course of his 35+-year career, Stephen has held several senior HR generalist and specialist positions in both the public and private sectors. He has honed strong leadership and coaching skills characterized by a collaborative management style, personal initiative and a strong results orientation.

SANDY HENDERSON

CEC, CTPC, PCC, BSc

Sandy brings a keen focus to helping her clients streamline operations, re-align people and position their leaders and teams to better deliver upon key business priorities. Her big-picture perspective is founded on extensive experience within Human Resources, Finance and Controllership, Corporate and Strategic Policy, Program Management, and Operations.

WENDY WOODS

MBA, PCC

Wendy is an accomplished corporate trainer, coach and consultant specializing in Productivity, Leadership and Work Life Balance. She brings over a decade of experience providing workshops, webinars and one-on-one coaching throughout North America.

ALINE AYOUB

BA

Aline has made a lifetime career in HR and has worked for major brands such as Hudson’s Bay Company, Loblaw’s and Sears Canada and founder of Aline Ayoub HR Consulting. Aline is an expert in helping small businesses recruit and hire the right people through a unique hiring process she has developed.

TAYLAA VARDAR

MA, PCC

Talyaa embraces a core philosophy of whole-person coaching. She probes and distills information on multiple levels, from mental, emotional and psychological through to political, cultural and professional. Each individual benefits from an outcome-frame orientation around their goals and challenges, developing new perspectives to create sustainable change.

BRIAN EPSTEIN

BComm, BEd.

Brian is an experienced career coach who teaches courses on career and employment-related subjects at the college level. He has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds at all levels of corporate, government and academic organizations to help them achieve their career and leadership goals.

CRYSTAL-LEE OLSON

MA

On the foundation of over twenty years of progressive business experience, Crystal-Lee channels her expertise to the key objective of corporate leadership development. She
applies her background in Sales Management, Marketing and Education as the underpinning to big-picture client success. Through strategic training program development and delivery to groups and individuals, she drives learning outcomes to
support organizational objectives and personal career goals.

LUANNE WOOTTON

HBA

With over twenty-five years of progressive Human Resources and independent consulting experience, Luanne has honed a style of mentorship that accelerates the
careers of high-potential employees. She guides the development of a strong sense of self-awareness in the areas of leadership, work performance and communication,
helping employees maximize their personal and professional impact.

SANDRA CABRAL

CHRL

With over twenty years of progressive Human Resources experience, Sandra has played a key leadership role in advocating People and Culture strategies that redefined the relationships between organizational stakeholders. In environments of labour unrest and markets where fierce competition for top talent threatened operational efficiency, she has introduced respect-based solutions that ensure delivery of critical HR services aligned with the business’ strategic framework.

MICHELE BUSH

BA, CCP, CHRM

A passionate promoter of how employee engagement drives business success. An insightful and strategic HR Practitioner with employer brand focus. A seasoned Coach who inspires leaders and clients to realize their full potential. With over twenty-five years of progressive Human Resources experience, Michele has built a reputation for enhancing corporate communication, increasing leaders’ confidence and competence, and heightening awareness of how the employee experience directly impacts business results.

DANYA STEEL

BA

By cultivating in-depth, long-term relationships with her clients, Danya wields an uncanny ability to absorb an organization’s corporate culture, balancing fit with function for every recruitment engagement. While she has managed assignments for a wide variety of roles, her passion and primary focus is sourcing, assessing and successfully onboarding Sales, Sales Support and Human Resources Professionals.

EMILY DUPUY

Emily is senior recruitment consultant and career transition specialist with a focus on strategic talent acquisition and business strategy. Brings a successful track record of translating operational business requirements in terms of strategy and prioritizing team efforts to create and execute viable strategic plans. A trusted leader, known for inspiring collaboration that aligns with project milestones and performance-based goals while adhering to guidelines and procedures.

SANDI CHANNING

BA

Sandi brings a seasoned, enlightened approach to integrating best-practice Total Rewards strategies into big-picture organizational objectives. Her portfolio spans the development, implementation and analysis of programs encompassing compensation, incentives, benefits, retirement programs, recognition and rewards, HRIS, Diversity and Inclusion.

JULIE CHRISTIANSEN

MA, BA

Julie has pursued her mission in several ways over the years: as a mental health worker and case manager, an international public speaker and corporate trainer, a youth employment counsellor, an adjunct professor of Forensic Psychology and other subjects, and most recently, as a Registered Psychotherapist.

FRED C. HOPKINSON

CHRP

Fred is our immediate past President where he served with distinction for over 15 years. Fred held senior positions in HR including Director of Human Resources for both McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Recognized for his expertise in career transition, he has provided counselling services for clients across a range of positions.

LAURI RICHARDSON

HBA

Lauri is an expert in branding and communications in all facets of Talent Management and HR. With over two decades of senior leadership experience, Lauri stewarded the Canadian divisions of two of the world’s largest recruitment communication agencies offering best practice strategies and program execution to attract and retain talent.

MANIE WALKER

BA, CHRL, CEC, ACC

Drawing on over 25 years of experience, Manie brings a keen focus on the people side
of business while making a discernable impact on organizational success. As a Coach,
she creates a safe, inviting and confidential space that nurtures self-discovery and
continuous improvement. As a Business Leader, she steadfastly upholds her
fundamental values of honesty, integrity, fairness, courage, and drive to guide her
clients not only to achieve their stated goals but to surpass their own expectations.

Nehad

NEHAD TADROS

MCC, BA

Nehad is acutely skilled in working with executives at all levels as well as senior managers and teams. With close to 30 years’ experience in corporate leadership, including 10 years of focused expertise as a coach, mentor coach and trainer, she is a highly experienced individual who is passionate about creating coaching cultures and positioning organizations to achieve Global Coaching awards.

CATHERINE CRAWFORD

BA, CRS, CCS

Catherine is a transformational professional with an extensive career coaching background. Whether working with individuals or delivering group workshops, she brings empathy, clarity and expertise to inspire personal and professional growth.
Her unwavering focus is empowering individuals with the confidence, techniques and tools to achieve career definition. Having conducted 300+ one-on-one career coaching sessions, she has honed a personal methodology to support clients at various levels and throughout all career stages.

Jiulia FranceschinisJIULIA FRANCESCHINIS

CHRP

A Senior Human Resources Professional and Career Coach focused on developing leadership talent for optimal performance while revitalizing and building cohesive teams.

Jiulia is a natural leader and relationship builder adept at establishing productive alliances with key stakeholders. Known for consistently generating high-quality results, she has developed and led change and strategic initiatives with both in-house corporate mandates and independent consulting engagements.