About Us

Sheri Brake B.Comm, MIR, CPHR

Principal

 

Sheri is an HR Professional, Facilitator, Workplace Investigator, and Policy Expert. She established AccessHR Inc. with the goal of focusing on high quality, ethical and creative human resources services.

 

Sheri has more than 20 years of HR experience, working with public, private and not-for-profit

organizations.  She has developed expertise in workplace investigations, employment legislation and policy, talent management, organization design, strategic planning, and leader development.

 

She is motivated by complex data analysis and policy work and feels most at home with her sleeves rolled up in a creative and fast-paced project.

 

As a lifelong learner, she holds a B.Comm from Dalhousie University,  a Master’s in Industrial Relations from Queen’s University and certificates in Career Coaching, Project Management, Workplace Trust, Workplace Restoration, Professional Coaching and ITIL. She is also a Certified Workplace Investigator and is a designated HR Professional (CPHR).

 

Sheri is the President of the Ugandan Girls Scholarship Foundation, a registered charity that provides scholarships to girls who would otherwise be unable to attend school.

 

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Heather Beck

Consultant

 

Heather is a senior Human Resources leader, with over 25 years people leadership experience. She has lead organizations, in both Canada and the USA, through the full scope of HR responsibilities in growth and contraction cycles, including acquisitions, divestitures, and integrations. Her areas of specialty include Talent Engagement, Leadership Development, Learning & Development, Performance Management, and Change Management.  She has a passion for clear communication, organizational alignment from leadership through front line employees, and creating an environment where employees are able to thrive in their careers 

 

In addition to being an active CPHR member, Heather is an ICF Certified PCC level coach and has completed ORSC Team Coaching Fundamentals.  She holds a B.A. from The King’s University College, an HR Management Certificate from U of C, and a Strategic Management Certificate from U of C.  Heather volunteers as the President of Spin Sisters Mountain Bike Club, a Calgary based women’s only cycling club.

Carey Con

Consultant

 

Carey is a Senior Consultant with over 25 years of experience including expertise in workforce planning, program and policy design, system evaluation and documentation.

 

For the past 10 years Carey has consulted on projects with multiple organizations to develop and deliver common sense people solutions. His work has included working with executive leaders to harmonize, integrate and communicate programs and policies across companies in Canada and the US. Project focus has included both HR projects and leadership responsibilities incorporating his process, project, documentation, and stakeholder engagement skills. Carey has a reputation for listening effectively, seeking input from stakeholders, and quickly adapting to changing business requirements.  Carey is a natural problem solver who thrives in an environment where collaborative decision making is valued.  

Angie Gareau

Consultant

 

Angie is a senior human resource professional with experience in the energy, construction, staffing and non-profit sectors. Angie started her career in executive administration, however had a passion for human resources. She pursued further education in human resources to

                                             support her career.

 

Angie has held leadership and individual contributor positions where she developed and delivered HR advisory services, talent acquisition strategies, and talent development programs. Her collaborative and practical approach has resulted in culture changing initiatives for the organizations and individuals she has supported. Angie is passionate about helping people to reach their greatest potential.  Recognized for her ability to gain trust and develop strong relationships, Angie is comfortable working with all levels of an organization. In her free time Angie gives back to her community as a volunteer ESL tutor, career coach and mentor to young HR professionals. 

Iroghama Isiekwe

Consultant

 

Iroghama is an HR Professional with more than a decade of expertise across a myriad of HR disciplines. From recruitment to talent management, strategic HR planning, HR risk management, and policy development, she has honed her skillset through diverse experiences in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Holding a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and CPHR certification, she combines academic aptitude with practical wisdom, to navigate complex HR situations.

 

Iroghama is passionate about harnessing the power of HR to propel businesses forward. Her career is marked by a steadfast commitment to optimizing processes and aligning them with business goals, all while upholding the highest ethical standards. 

Andy Kinmonth

Consultant

 

Over his years of coaching, client feedback consistently reports that Andy's coaching helps achieve a greater perspective (self actualization) and a new ability to thrive within difficult relationships (bosses, peers, reports, family). Andy believes that coaching provides greater clarity which leads to greater capacity and in turn, greater confidence.

 

Throughout his career Andy demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking, and a caring voice of reason. He is now motivated to enable senior leaders to reach a new level of enlightened leadership.

Shannon Maher 

Consultant

 

With over 20 years of experience spanning education and Human Resources, Shannon brings a unique blend of skills and expertise to the table.

 

Early in her Human Resources tenure, Shannon led training and development teams eventually shifting focus to include more diverse functions in various industries including Telecommunications, Retail, Oil & Gas and IT. Shannon specializes in compensation, HR Program development, policy creation and revision, employee relations, performance management and leadership development.

 

In addition to holding a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degree, Shannon obtained designations as both a CPHR (Chartered Professional in Human Resources) and a SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resources Management). Shannon is recognized for blending analytical acumen with pragmatic solutions, leveraging a strong work ethic and a great sense of humour.

Pauline Melnyk

Consultant

 

Pauline is a recognized leader, Change Management Practitioner, Accredited Trainer and Coach; she expands the options available for Managers and their teams in various types of industry, not-for-profit agencies, adult education and governmental departments.

 

25+ years experience as a business and human resource professional, Pauline works to impact the individuals on teams in a positive way directly, willingly collaborating and sharing knowledge in change management, creative problem solving, leadership consulting, group coaching, issues management and stakeholder facilitation. As Certified Trauma Informed, Positive Psychology and Enhanced Narrative Leadership Coach, Pauline Melnyk provides a thought-provoking, creative approach with positive psychology interventions to the topic of Change.

Erika Mohle

Consultant

 

Erika Mohle, M.Sc, R.Psych, is an Executive Coach and Psychologist. She is known for presenting practical and challenging solutions to support people in leveraging their strengths, achieving their potential, and maximizing teams.  She draws on her background as a psychologist to elevate her clients through research-backed, personalized, and real-world coaching.

 

Erika has and does work with a variety of executives and leaders, ranging from those at companies with annual revenue of over 25B, to CEOs of smaller firms. She has extensive experience in individual coaching, executive assessment, and leadership development. Erika is a Certified Executive Coach, received her Bachelor of Arts in Honours Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University, and her Master of Science in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary.

Meagan O'Reilly

Consultant

 

With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Certification in Prosci Change Management, Meagan is foundationally trained in investigative roles and stakeholder management.

 

Beginning her career in Government Social Services, Meagan is comfortable bringing creativity to structured environments. Her time in Social Work led to the development of a varied tool kit Meagan uses to excel in people management, client relationships and difficult conversations.

 

As a communicator and influencer, Meagan can strategize, collaborate, and activate end-to-end delivery, while creating buy-in from all levels of organization. She has facilitated successful outcomes across diverse roles in areas such as New Home Construction, Mortgage Investment and small business Consulting. Most often hired for strategy, research, needs analysis and assessment, Meagan loves connecting with people and bringing processes to life.

Roland Osske

Consultant

 

Roland is a senior Human Resources professional with 25+ years of experience as an HR generalist and leader who can collaborate with individuals at all levels in an organization to facilitate the creation and maintenance of inspiring and engaging workplaces. His work has included researching and creating recommendations for a total compensation program; developing and implementing employee performance development programs; revising and consolidating policy and facilitating the change management.

 

Roland has also devoted significant time and energy to volunteer opportunities in the not-for-profit sector, first as a Board member and then as Board Chair, for both the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA) as well as Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC). Roland holds a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as an MBA from the University of Windsor. 

Nini Obiaga

Consultant

 

Nini Obiaga BSc, CPHR brings close to two decades of professional HR leadership experience in a variety of sectors including non-profit, hospitality, healthcare and professional services organizations. Her work in the corporate world fueled her passion to work with small and medium sized organizations to help build their HR systems and programs from the ground up. Her approach has always been about using an entrepreneurial approach to the HR function to make it more efficient, and cost-effective while keeping employees engaged.

 

Nini has extensive experience in policy and employee handbook development, workplace investigations, strategy, talent management, employee relations, and training & development. She is a hands-on, personable, and practical professional and always seeks the best for her clients. She holds a degree in Project Management and has a certificate in Human Resources Management.  Nini is an active volunteer and mentor to growing HR professionals with Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) and CPHR Alberta.

Bonnie Tamura

Consultant

 

Bonnie is a coach and consultant, deeply  committed to personal and professional development.  Using deep listening, presence, and insightful questioning she has coached hundreds of diverse clients to build awareness and navigate career exploration, career shift and job search. 

 

Bonnie holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta as well as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation with the International Coach Federation. She  is certified in Harrison Assessment Tools and is a qualified MBTI practitioner. 

 

 As a lifelong learner, Bonnie continues her own professional development including the Body = Brain program,  a deep dive into the neuroscience of embodied awareness and learning. 

Steve Cutler  BA

Principal

 

Steve is a Career Coach and Career Consultant with extensive experience working with hundreds of career transition clients.  Recognized as an authentic and non-judgmental career coach who listens intently and asks questions that require thought, honesty and self-reflection, Steve has also been described as “kind, caring, and authentic”.  He brings a calm demeanor and a dedication to clients.

 

In addition to individual career transition coaching, Steve has become a trusted confidante and advisor to leaders and human resources professionals as they consider ways to exit and support employees with respect and dignity.

 

Steve is most passionate about assisting people with transitioning from doubt and uncertainty to confidence and clarity. His ability to support and collaborate with people while they assess their current situation and deliberate on options moving forward, with both their personal lives and careers, is an asset to everyone he meets.

  

In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from York University, Steve’s background includes a foundational career in operations and coaching in both the business and sports worlds.

 

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Michele Braun

Consultant

 

 

Michele is an HR consultant specializing in the strategic management of employee development, including competency identification and assessment, employee development planning, and curriculum design and delivery. In her work, she exhibits a commitment to solutioning that is equitable, accessible, inclusive and recognizes diversity.

 

Michele loves helping clients identify business problems and increase employee engagement through solutions that align people and organizations. Her career and interests are varied, having worked in the public and private sector, in non-profit organizations, and across a range of industries. Her education has followed a varied path as well, with Bachelor degrees in both Biology and English, and a Master’s degree in English from the University of Calgary, a PhD from Northeastern University, and an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business.

Sheryl Ann Carscadden

Consultant

 

Sheryl-Ann is of Cree heritage and a proud member of The Metis Nation of Alberta.  She is actively involved in and provides consulting services in the Diversity space. Sheryl-Ann is currently a Board member for The Indigenous Gathering Place in Calgary and co-developed The Indigenous Project Management Program while on Faculty at Banff Centre.

 

Sheryl-Ann attended the University of Alberta along with several Executive Programs, including McGill University in Montreal, IVEY School of Business at Western, the University of Alberta Executive Development Program, and both The Executive Leadership Program and The Global Energy Forum at Harvard. She also holds a Certificate in Indigenous Leadership, Strategy and Governance from Banff Centre. In 2008 Sheryl-Ann was awarded the Governor General’s Leadership Award of Canada for her work in Diversity Initiatives.

Anna Consoli

Consultant

Anna has a passion for helping people make a meaningful change in their career.

After many years in academia and health research dealing with complexity and vulnerability, Anna brings empathy, compassion and kindness into her coaching practice. She takes an honest and insightful approach to help her clients feel safe, inspired and empowered by their own resources, abilities, and talents.

 

Anna’s coaching involves partnering with her clients in their journey from uncertainty to clarity. Her goal is to help them enhance self-awareness, explore skills, identify strengths and provide them with a clear understanding of the unique value they can bring into a new job or role. Anna holds two bachelor’s degrees in Education and Psychology and a Master of Science in Public Health. Anna is a certified coach with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.  

Joan Ermelbauer

Consultant

 

Joan is a Coach, Facilitator and Organizational Change Management (OCM) specialist. She has spent her career supporting leaders in creating sustainable change driven by business transformations and technology in large organizations, small businesses and non-profits.

 

In addition to being a Positive Intelligence Coach (CPQC), an Integral Master Coach™, Joan is ICF-certified (PCC). As well, Joan is Prosci certified and a facilitator of Immunity to Change (Harvard, Cambridge). Joan received an undergraduate degree (humanities) from Queen’s and a Master of Library and Information Science (MILS) from Western University. An active volunteer, Joan coaches leaders in non-profits through United Way, and is a mentor for Women in Leadership (WIL). 

Leah Jerhoff

Consultant

 

Leah is an HR Professional specializing in the employee experience. Passionate about holistic programs and initiatives in her areas of expertise which include Mental Health & Wellbeing; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Psychological Safety, Employee Surveys, Demographic Collection and Company Culture. She holds numerous certifications in these areas of specialty.

 

Leah has a strategic and practical approach that contributes to a positive employee experience with proven development and execution of progressive and industry leading initiatives, supportive learning, development & education, crisis management, as well as policy & procedure development. A thoughtful listener with a rare ability to see the world through other people’s eyes.

 

Ingrid Kihl

Consultant

 

Ingrid is a Human Development Coach – co-creating development for people in all stages of career and life.  A certified Integral Master Coach™ and a Gallup - certified Global Strengths Coach.

Foundationally a Human Resources Manager - Ingrid has supported all stages of the talent life cycle, coaching Leaders to excellence in all stages. 

 

Ingrid has a 14-year body of work in Career Transition coaching more than 1000 people.  Known to be compassionate, easy to speak with and a focused catalyst for the transition journey. In the last 8 years, Ingrid has studied and certified in Retirement Coaching – assisting the rapidly aging demographic and the organization to navigate this dramatic change in both career strategy and work force planning.

 

Ingrid completed studies in a BSc. Human Kinetics, is EQi2.0 and Leadership Agility certified and a 15 year member of ICF.  

Trika MacDonald

Consultant

 

Trika's vast knowledge stems from 20+ years of HR and labour leadership and project management experience include post-secondary institutions, public and private sector organizations at a local, regional, national, and international level.

 

As an organizational leader she specializes in Employee and Labour Relations, Policy and Process including Collective Bargaining, HR Consulting, Workforce Planning and Environmental Health and Safety.   In addition to leading large teams of HR professionals, she has developed and delivered leadership training in both HR and EHS and led large HR transformational projects. Trika holds an MBA in Human Resource Management augmented by certification in Labour Relations, Diversity and Inclusion, Workforce Planning and EHS. 

Susan McGuire

Consultant

 

As a Consultant and Coach, Susan brings 25 years of professional Human Resources business acumen from small to large, multi-layered, private and public sector industries to every project.  

 

Susan is known as a genuine, client-focused, innovative professional and transformational change leader with demonstrated success in the design, development and implementation of value-add human capital processes and programs with a goal to exceed client expectations and maximize resources. She has consultative expertise in areas such as talent management, organizational planning, leadership and team development coaching, HR software implementation projects, process improvement, employee engagement & team facilitation. 

Rod Miller

Consultant

 

Rod Miller, BSc, BA, MBA, CPHR, CLC is committed to helping his clients create opportunities out of obstacles. His coaching partnerships are practical and engaging, built off of 30 years of developing leaders and teams.

 

During his career, Rod has been honoured to work with hundreds of individuals, leaders, and teams, to achieve success in a variety of sectors including for-profit, not-for profit, and academia. Rod's extensive experience in and passion for organization leadership and governance provides him with experiential and educational expertise as he contributes to our Board an Organizational Governance practice bringing academic, strategic and operational expertise. 

Bruce Randall

Consultant

Bruce’s unique combination of theoretical and practical knowledge, and work in the law, education and not-for profit sectors means he is uniquely well suited to advise and teach not-for-profit Boards aspects of governance and operations.

 

Most recently Bruce served as founding Executive Director of Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council for 12 years before stepping away to focus on his consulting and personal interests.  His focus at the helm of CRIEC was: strategy governance, financial, programmatic, project, outcomes/impacts, research, advocacy, communication and operational oversight, budget oversight and direction and guidance for staff.

 

He now fills his time with hands-on governance, Board training, general advice and corporate secretarial support for Board of Directors and 2 primary Committees. He also serves as a sessional lecturer teaching Law for the Non-profit and Non-Profit Governance courses. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.), and Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.

Peggy Smigarowski 

Consultant

 

An accomplished HR professional, Peggy has expertise in enhancing corporate culture by partnering with leadership, management, and employees. Through her work, Peggy is committed to providing excellent customer experiences.

  

Peggy is keenly interested in her own personal and professional development and thrives on sharing her learnings with others.

 

She is Master Certified in TypeCoach, MBTI Step 1 & 11, Dare To Lead Trained, is a Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR) and holds her Leadership Certificate from Disney Institute. 

Lindie Serrurier

Consultant

 

Lindie is a former lawyer turned HR professional, Workplace Investigator, Facilitator and Trainer. Having transitioned from practicing law to managing a law firm, to creating an anti-bullying curriculum for elementary and junior high students, Lindie has found her passion in fostering and enabling respectful workplaces in all the work that she does. Lindie’s legal experience, combined with her people skills, make her an excellent workplace investigator.

 

 

She has a true passion for people and has a reputation as being a non-judgmental listener, who truly connects with the people that she meets. Lindie holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. 

Bobbi-Lynn Werbowesky 

Consultant

 

Bobbi-Lynn is an energizing and inspiring leader of complex, high performance teams with a proven track record of success in the Oil and Gas sector across North America. With 23 years of experience, Bobbi-Lynn brings significant expertise as a practitioner and leader in all aspects of the employee lifecycle including; Consulting/Business Partners, Change Management, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Pension & Benefits, Compensation, HR Operations (Payroll/HRIS), Global Mobility, HR Compliance, Diversity, Labour Relations and A&D work.

 

Bobbi-Lynn has experience in capital projects governance, project management, enterprise talent management and development of key training for project personnel to drive competitive advantage. She is a strategic thinker with an analytical mindset, an effective relationship builder with a common-sense approach to problems and challenges.

Bobbi-Lynn is able to influence and implement large scale initiatives, programs, practices and policies. Experienced in mentoring, empowering and engaging individuals and teams to achieve the mission, vision, and goals of the organization.