Eleanor Culver, B.A. Psych., M.A. Leadership, C.H.R.P., M.B.A.


Eleanor A. M. Culver – Personal Biography

In May 2009, Eleanor founded REAL HR, a company responsible for assisting small to midsized businesses with realizing their business goals through the development of sound human resources processes, procedures and policies.

REAL HR provides specific project-based work, facilitation, and on-going advisory support relating to all aspects of human resources management including: staffing, employee relations, benefits, compensation, employee development, organizational development, government compliance, internal and external communication, performance management, human resources strategy, leadership development and board governance. REAL HR’s clients include companies in oil and gas, retail, health and the not-for-profit sector. Combining over 25 years’ Human Resources experience with her sense of humour and pragmatic approach, Eleanor provides clients with practical HR solutions to their business challenges.

A life-long career HR Professional, Eleanor has a reputation for her pragmatic HR approach; one in which the HR Practitioner is a partner in the business and a provider of real solutions to operational issues. Prior to the founding of REAL HR, Ms. Culver was:

  • Vice-President, Human Resources & Administration, Century Oilfield Services from 2006-2009
  • HR Manager Canada Region, Halliburton Energy Services from 2004-2006
  • Director, HR, Calgary Flames Ltd. From 1997-2004
  • HR Advisor, Alberta Energy Company (now EnCana and Cenovus) from 1990-1997

In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Ms. Culver completed her Master of Arts degree in Leadership in 2014.  If you are interested, her thesis research involved the ways in which leaders can enhance organizational adaptability in a volunteer organization.  It can be found in the national archives here:  http://amicus.collectionscanada.gc.ca/s4-bin/Main/ItemDisplay?l=0&l_ef_l=1&id=646455.444581&v=1&lvl=2&coll=18&rt=1&itm=43568027&rsn=S_WWWjhaqRYlJ1&all=1&dt=+AW+|Eleanor|+AND+AW+|Culver|&spi=-&rp=1&v=1).