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Eleanor Culver, B.A. Psych., M.A. Leadership, CHRP


n May 2009, Eleanor founded REAL HR, a company responsible for assisting small to mid-sized 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, organisational 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: 2006-2009
  • HR Manager Canada Region, Halliburton Energy Services: 2004-2006
  • Director, HR, Calgary Flames Ltd.: 1997-2004
  • HR Advisor, Alberta Energy Company (now EnCana and Cenovus): 1990-1997

In addition to her undergraduate degree in Psychology (1989), Ms. Culver holds a Master of Arts degree in leadership (2014).  If you are interested in the ways in which leaders can enhance organizational adaptability in a volunteer organization, her thesis can be found in the national archives here.

On weekends, you can usually find Eleanor sweating it out in a boxing ring or yoga class, spending quality time with family and friends, or chasing after the next adventure through downhill skiing and mountain biking.


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