The best first days always start with coffee… or in my case navigating the Calgary public transport system fearful of being late or lost, or both, without my morning cup of heaven. A quick text message asking for coffee places, and a little thing called Google maps leads me to the land of black liquid gold. I’m now officially ready to take on the world or at least the world of REAL HR. Greeted with fresh flowers and chocolates, I know I have made the right decision joining this team.
After graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Public Relations and Organisational Communications, I decided I wanted to travel to Canada. Doing what most Australians do – I headed to Lake Louise to see what this ‘winter’ thing was really all about. With a passion for being active and exploring the outdoors, living in the mountains was my idea of heaven. It was here, I started my career working with a small but dedicated HR team supporting all things HR including high volume recruitment, training and development, employee relations and policy development.
After 9 years in the Bow Valley, I decided to make another change and head to Melbourne, Australia accepting a role within the People Services team at AECOM, a global engineering firm. I also had the opportunity to work with Mitsubishi Australia Ltd as an HR Officer primarily involved in specific projects, such as customised HRIS development and policy review, and providing professional advice and guidance to both its own employees and its smaller group companies.
Fast forward to May 2018, I moved back to Canada with Calgary as my new home and accepted the challenge as an HR Catalyst with REAL HR.
I am dedicated to developing my career with an avid interest as to why people choose to do the work they do, how I can support businesses to achieve their strategic goals by bringing out the best in their people and partnering with leaders to create work environments where people are recognised and valued.