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, CPCC, ACC

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, ACC, 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, ACC

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AUDREY PRENZEL

BA, BED, CARW, CEIC

Audrey has been delivering career coaching for 15 plus years to a client base that spans 30 countries covering a range of sectors and roles. As an award winning resume writer and employment interview expert she brings exceptional experience in helping people land new jobs and win promotions.

EMILY DUPUY

MA, BA

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.

JULIA BUCCIARELLI

BA, CHRP

Julia has lead teams and supported clients across Canada in all facets of human resources including: employee relations, performance management, training, leadership development, compensation, organizational restructuring and business planning.

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.

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.

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