NANCE C. MACLEOD
BA, PCC, CEC
Nance serves as Vice-President with Career Compass Canada with a focus on Outplacement-Transition, Career and Leadership Development, Executive Coaching and Team Engagement strategies. She is an accredited International Coach Federation (ICF ) executive coach and CPI Certified Career Transition Counselor. She is certified in the use of Strategic Leadership Development assessments offered through Management Research Group (MRG) that includes 360 assessments and Individual Directions Inventory (IDI). Nance is also a proud faculty member of Coach U – a leading global provider of coach training programs for practitioners wanting to advance their knowledge and skills as professional coaches. Nance has served in executive management roles with both Canadian and US owned companies. She is also considered a national leader in wellness coaching and has more than two decades of experience as an instructor/coach for personal and professional development. Nance serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Toronto Chapter of ICF.
BSc, CPCC, PCC
Sabrina is an accomplished coach, trainer and facilitator who began her career in the corporate pharmaceutical industry and spent nearly 20 years as a trusted leader in that space. Sabrina is a change advocate, dedicated to delivering results and developing teams and individuals to bring forth their best. She is a certified professional coach with both the International Coach Federation (ICF) and Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Her passion to teach has been enabled through significant experience designing and facilitating training courses, as well as volunteering as a mentor coach at CTI for new coaches in training. Sabrina’s combined corporate experience and passion for supporting others creates an atmosphere that fosters growth, development and success. Sabrina is a High Performance Team Coach for MBA/Master’s programs with the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. Areas of expertise include: career transition, executive coaching, leadership development (individual and team), change management and recruitment.
B.A. (Hons) ,CHRL, MPP
Melissa serves as Vice President, Client Services & Talent Strategies who 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. Melissa demonstrates consistent success in partnering with business leaders to optimize organizational effectiveness. She is an experienced professional with an extensive strategic HR background with progressive leading edge companies. Melissa is proficient in designing, implementing and managing effective policies, programs and processes. Her ability to understand the needs of the business and execute on various programs has led her to be a sought-after individual for outsourced HR solutions. She is a global leader who has worked with companies in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Germany. Melissa has diverse human resources and management experience in the software, insurance and technology sectors. Over the span of her career she has led HR initiatives including recruitment and selection, policy design, payroll, compensation, performance management, compliance reporting, HRIS implementations, HR workflow development, training and development, benefits administration and pension plans. Melissa is a specialist in organizational change management and has worked with companies who are undergoing acquisitions and closures of business units. She has been credited with high Employee Satisfaction and career development through coaching and engagement.
Jeanet is a career management consultant, coactive coach practitioner, facilitator, trainer, mediator, OD consultant having 29 years in human services, working with front line to c-Suite leaders. She provides, executive coaching, career transition, career management and leadership development for emerging leaders and new people managers, and pre-retirement & legacy planning and transition. Jeanet believes coaching is highly effective in transforming organization through more direct communication, improved alignment to the business strategy and encouraging empowering conversation. She is a certified ICF coach with a degree in Psychology and a certificate from the University of Windsor in Organizational & Career Development.
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. Brian has achieved coaching certification from Coaches Training Institute.
Louise is an accomplished coach, consultant, trainer, and facilitator with over 25 years of business experience in both the public and not-for-profit sectors. As a certified coach, she helps business professionals open their eyes to their unseen leadership potential and succeeds at enhancing individual and team performance, productivity and bottom-line results. She has been referred to as a catalyst for change helping entrepreneurs and executives overcome their challenges so they can master their career and life with clarity, confidence and power. She is a proud member of ICF with a decade of coaching experience. Professionally trained by CTI, Louise is certified to offer 360° individual and team assessments with the Leadership Circle assessment tool. Areas of expertise include: leadership development, career transition, change management, fear management, strategic visioning, planning, goal setting and accountability.
BA, MSC, CPRW
Arno is a Certified Professional Resume Writer, Powerful LinkedIn® Profile Writer, and Personal Brand & Job Search Strategist with membership in three industry-leading Professional Career Associations: – Career Directors International (CDI), The National Resume Writers Association (NRWA) and The Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC). Possessing over 10 years' experience as a Senior Recruitment Consultant helping executives secure interviews through focused, targeted resumes, keyword optimized LinkedIn® profiles, personal branding and effective job search strategies. Arno has global experience including Recruitment Consulting in Helsinki, Amsterdam and Toronto combined with nuclear proposal writing for the Government of Canada through Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL).
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. By focusing on Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness and neuroscience she brings passion and purpose into the workplace. She has authored several articles including Meditating at Work: A New Approach to Managing Overload and Mindfulness @Work: Reduce Stress, Increase Focus & Improve Results that appeared in the Rotman School of Management magazine. She is also co-author of the book 365 Days of Gratitude and is a certified Professional Co-active coach and a member of ICF.
FRED C. HOPKINSON
Fred is our immediate past President where he served with distinction for over 15 years. Prior to taking over D.C.Harrison & Associates Limited, 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, front line to executive management in both private and public sectors. A long-term member of the Human Resources Professional Association, Fred is our lead on Career Transition and strategic HR Solutions. He is a recipient of the Career Partners International Global “Partnership Award” in recognition of his ongoing commitment to the delivery of quality client services. Fred serves as Executive Vice President.
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. She is an award winning coach and has been recognized by the Leadership Action Centre. Aline is fully certified to administer Myers-Briggs assessment tools and is an active member of HRPA. She is an avid blogger and author of the “The 10 Essentials Steps To Former Executive Immigrants Getting Their Dream Job.” Aline is an expert in helping small businesses recruit and hire the right people through a unique hiring process she has developed. Aline is fully bilingual in English and French and can deliver our programs in either official language.
Julia is an accomplished Human Resources leader with over 20 years of expertise in a variety of organizations within the pharmaceutical, rail, oil and gas and pipeline industries. 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. This experience has allowed her to cultivate a deep understanding of how a people-focus can significantly impact business success. Her career experience has demonstrated that through the alignment of HR strategies with an organization’s goals, companies realize both a positive bottom-line impact and greater organizational productivity and morale. Julia is known for her ability to work closely with clients and develop a clear understanding of their business and personalities. Her strong business acumen and human resources background enable her to support clients in their goals to achieve success.
BSC, MA IN PUBLIC HEALTH, CPCC, ACC
Claudia is a certified professional coach both with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She is also a trained mediator and a member of ADR Institute of Ontario. 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. She believes that strong connections are key for individuals and organizations to thrive, and she helps her clients achieve this by creating positive communication channels and building conflict resolution skills. Areas of expertise include: career development and transition, executive coaching, leadership development, mediation and conflict coaching.
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. She has worked in HR management roles in the insurance and hospitality sectors and provides clients today with strategy in leadership training, marketing and HR policy matters to drive a culture of engagement and innovation. Lauri has a French Language major from York University and provides services in both official languages.
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. Audrey is often called upon by national media outlets to comment on career matters and issues.
Tannis is a human resources strategies and innovation champion known for driving meaningful results through end-to-end project management. She has a strong history of advocacy for employee engagement, support learning and continuous improvement through the implementation of people strategies that align with business objectives. Included in her many areas of expertise are employee relations, performance appraisals, succession planning, change management and development. Tannis has worked with both private and not-for profit sectors in Canada and USA and has earned a Masters of Strategic Human Capital Management from Georgetown University.
ALEXANDER (AL) LUTCHIN
As President & CEO, Al is responsible for business development, operations 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 for this position. His hallmark of distinction is developing high-performance teams and working with people in organizations to develop their full potential to achieve objectives. Al has been responsible for several high-profile transformational corporate assignments. He is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association, the Canadian Public Relations Society, is accredited in public relations/communications and is an active member of the HR committee for the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and HR round table Chair for the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. You can find him hosting a Cable 14 TV show called Hamilton Works Tuesday evenings at 10 pm.
Career Compass Coach has a specialized team with a wide range of professional expertise such as executive coaching and leadership development.