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At FELIX, we help our customers build highly effective leaders through customized career training and executive leadership development programs.

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Lana Adeleye-Olusae

Senior Consultant
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Lana has over 25 years of experience in providing consulting, training and coaching services in: manufacturing, food production, service industry (Financial and Investments) and not-for-profit sectors in addition to being an entrepreneur. He is an active listener with a passion for human capital development.


Lana is highly skilled in offering management solutions that support achievement of organizational goals and partners collaboratively with clients to improve and transform existing processes, reducing expenses and enhancing their return on investment. He is also an accomplished designer, developer and facilitator of workshops and seminars. He enjoys and has a passion for executive and managerial coaching, which enable positive outcomes for recipients in both their professional and personal lives.


Lana is a Human Resources Excellence Award-winning Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) in Manitoba, with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Agriculture and MBA degrees.
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Colleen Alexander

Senior Consultant
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Colleen is an experienced consultant who has helped senior managers, employees and individuals find greater fulfillment and success at work. Colleen brings best practices, strong research capabilities and more than three decades of human resources and consulting experience to working with clients. Her knowledge of how local, national and multi-national companies recruit and select employees helps her support her clients to stand out in a competitive and talent-oriented job market.


With a background that spans human resources, marketing research, operations management, strategic planning and entrepreneurial ventures, Colleen’s career transition clients benefit from her breadth of expertise and professional network. As a human resource and management consultant, Colleen has worked in both the private and public sectors, a broad spectrum of industries, and for organization’s ranging from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 companies.
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Johanne Allaire

Senior Consultant
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As a Senior Consultant at Felix, Johanne works closely with our career transition clients. She brings with her extensive experience in human resources and management consulting spanning across the professional services, financial services, manufacturing, high tech, government and not for profit sectors.


She has worked with a wide range of corporate and government organizations to help them achieve maximum results – both at home and abroad. Having worked in over 20 countries, she has gained a deep appreciation for different cultures and what motivates people. That passion has led her into a career focused on coaching, consulting, cross-cultural effectiveness, diversity and inclusion. She is passionate about coaching and consulting and she takes a great pleasure in laying out a plan for success with her clients and watching their dreams come true.


She is also part of the Employment Accessibility Resource Network initiative that brings together employers and service providers with a goal of increasing opportunities for people with disabilities to gain meaningful employment.
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Marnie Anderson

Senior Consultant
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As a Senior Consultant at Felix, Marnie works closely with our career transition clients to assist them in preparing for their next opportunity. With a reputation for achieving exceptional results over the past 20 years, Marnie has been delivering career strategies to executives, mid-career professionals, new graduates and terminated employees through each stage of their careers.


She has coached hundreds of clients providing career search strategies including resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and interview preparation. Her diverse industry experience in e-commerce, healthcare, software, mobile, telecom, financial services, digital marketing, higher education, public sector, and start-ups is valued by her clients. She’s often called 'the mobilizer' for her talent in helping her clients see their potential and find renewed confidence in their abilities.


Marnie has been profiled in Fast Company Magazine and The Globe and Mail as an innovator in maximizing return on Internet investments. She has worked in Hong Kong and was responsible for executing the international marketing strategy of a Fortune 500 company in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and South Korea.
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Kevin Barwin

Senior Consultant
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Kevin has over 20 years of business experience as a leader and entrepreneur, having held several senior management positions in Sales, Business Development and Operations.


In 2003, he was the recipient of the “Top Forty under 40” awarded by the Ottawa Business Journal for his commitment to professional excellence and contributions to the community.


Kevin has a reputation for possessing strong leadership and being a strategic thinker. He responds to business challenges with confidence, determination and focus. He believes in focusing on the unique needs of each of his clients and is committed to providing clear, comprehensive and customized services that truly add value to them.


An avid board and committee member, Kevin presently sits on the board of the Ottawa chapters of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as President Elect. He also sits on the board of Habitat for Humanity.
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Lori Beehler

Senior Consultant
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As a Senior Consultant at Felix, Lori works closely with our career transition clients. She brings with her extensive experience in human resources and management consulting spanning across the property management, construction, telecommunication, manufacturing and not for profit sectors.


As a specialist in teambuilding, facilitation and workshops, Lori uses a straight-forward style to deliver content in a way that enables participants to apply learning to their work environment and day-to-day roles. She is a Certified Training Practitioner (CTP) from the Institute of Performance and Learning with over 20 years of facilitation and training experience. Lori holds a certificate in Adult Experience-Based Learning Program from the National Training Laboratory Institute (NTL) in Bethel, Maine.


Lori’s consulting expertise includes Team Facilitation, Course Delivery, Organizational Development, Performance and Process Management. She is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), DiSC and DESA certified.
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Barbra Bell

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach
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As a Senior Consultant at Felix, Barbra works hand in hand with our career transition clients. She brings with her extensive experience in leadership development, change management, project management, strategic planning and service excellence. Barbra’s career was built on strong people and leadership skills and embodied relationships and goal setting. She has over 30 years of experience as a senior level manager that has allowed her to personify skills in developing and empowering staff, and in building and sustaining strong, effective and productive teams.


Barbra is a Certified Executive Coach and has a Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation. She values a partnership approach to exploring new possibilities and learning.


Barbra empowers and coaches in a way that brings simplicity, focus and pragmatism in building strength, control and assurance.
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Janet Blaha

Senior Consultant
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Janet has over 20 years of professional experience managing people, systems and projects. She has developed her career by becoming a successful certified career transition coach. She is passionate about helping others be their best by helping them identify their strengths and skills to move forward with their career and goals.


Janet has provided positive reinforcement and job search understanding to a wide range of senior executives in job search mode. As a facilitator, Janet creates interactive learning environments via presentations, demonstrations, discussion groups, and workshops across key career development topics. As a Senior Consultant, Janet provides guidance and support in job search strategies, networking, personal branding, interviewing and negotiation skills, Janet’s style of coaching helps individuals in career transition to step out of their comfort zone and achieve their full potential.


Janet is an active member of the International Coach Federation (ICF and the ICF-GTA chapter). She is also well-regarded as a dynamic presenter, facilitator and public speaker.
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Yves Bourdua

Senior Consultant
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Yves has extensive senior executive experience spanning over 12 years in the pharmaceutical industry.


He has held progressive and increasingly responsible positions in marketing, sales and senior management assignments within large and successful pharmaceutical multinational corporations. His diverse areas of expertise include; marketing, sales, strategic planning, general management and human resources.


As a Senior Consultant he has been involved in several change management initiatives, restructuring, employee coaching and leadership development. He is dedicated to assisting leaders in their professional development and personal growth with the goal to optimize a leader's effectiveness and performance within their organization. He also specializes in team optimization performance and leadership on-boarding.


Yves is a certified coach from CTI - Coaching Training Institute, San Francisco as well as is a certified leadership coach from Coach Works, Texas, USA. He also has an executive MBA degree from University of Sherbrooke.
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Janet Bray

Senior Consultant
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As a Senior Consultant at Felix, Janet works closely with our career transition clients. She brings with her over 25 years experience in the financial services and technology industries. Her diverse areas of focus include; strategic planning, retail and business banking, diversity and inclusion leadership, product and campaign management and internal audit. Janet's career is built with a strong people and management foundation with 18 years experience in a large financial institution.


Janet has sponsored and led employee-driven resource groups to promote women's leadership and LGBT support, education and awareness. In addition to her business interests, Janet is active in the not-for profit community.


A true advocate, Janet is driven by a strong sense of purpose and genuine interest in people. She brings a combination of personal experience, leadership models and formal training to her clients.
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Laura Brooks

Senior Consultant
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Laura is a senior HR professional with over 20 years in business and HR management and consulting across a variety of industries including financial services, insurance, government, pharma, and education. As a Senior Consultant at Felix, Laura is passionate about ‘making a difference’ for her clients. Her approach to career transition support is to help clients feel more comfortable with the steps in the transition process and to guide them in effectively finding new roles in line with their strengths, interests and circumstances.


Having been an HR business partner at the executive level, Laura has a wealth of experience assisting businesses in improving overall performance through strong focus on organization effectiveness, employee engagement, performance management and change management. She is experienced in facilitating business strategy development and implementation, and has delivered a variety of people development programs.


Laura’s business management and HR partner experience makes her effective in providing valuable insights to her clients to help them realize their potential.
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Bridget Carter

Senior Consultant
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As a Senior Consultant, Bridget works closely with our career transition clients. She brings with her extensive experience in human resources and management consulting spanning across the retail, construction, financial services, manufacturing and not for profit sectors.


Her natural ability to understand human dynamics and her consultative approach helps her to easily build and maintain solid relationships with customers and clients alike. Her business management experience makes her effective as a consultant who provides valuable insights and solutions to her clients.


Bridget’s consulting expertise includes Legislative Compliance, Organizational Development, Policy Development, Recruitment, Job Descriptions, Performance Management, and HR Audits. After extensive training, she recently joined the ADR Institute of Ontario and now also offers Mediation (Alternate Dispute Resolution) and Workplace Investigations as a consultant.
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Ralph Cochrane

Executive Coach
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Ralph gained extensive executive coaching, professional development, sales training, and project management experience during a 15-year career with a top Canadian financial institution.


Ralph’s career is built on a solid foundation of sales/leadership and executive coaching creating sustainment behavioural change in numerous leaders. His coaching experience extends into sales management, accounting, package goods, food manufacturing and not-for-profit.


Ralph’s focus has always been on helping leaders identify what is important, how to show up as a leader who can have impact, and how to engage others in their vision. Ralph is an optimist who sees the limitless potential in the leaders he coaches when they choose to expand the vision of themselves and get into action. He is an ideal coach for executives and emerging leaders because of his knack for listening. He reframes a leader’s thoughts and words allowing them to hear things differently, have powerful insights, and make great things happen.


Having started a charity that raised over $1MM for the MS Society of Canada, and as a Board Member and Chair of the Global Chapter Network with Dalhousie University Alumni Association where under his leadership they are creating a global community for students and alumni, Ralph is passionate for supporting his community.
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Darlene Brushett

Senior Consultant & Executive Coach
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As a Senior Consultant at Felix, Darlene works closely with our career transition clients. She brings with her extensive experience in human resources and management consulting in the global financial services industry.


With a deep level of knowledge in the consulting and human resources management field, Darlene is a recognized leader who has worked closely with executives globally focusing on building effective teams and increasing their overall performance. Her experience makes her an effective consultant and coach, who provides valuable insights and solutions to her clients. She was responsible for managing major organizational changes and key strategic initiatives, as well as developing a Talent Roadmap strategy to increase the overall representation of women in senior roles.


A passionate leader of change and an effective communicator, she excels in fast paced and changing work environments and in addition to building and maintaining strong relationships, she has broad coaching and leadership experience. She has been a member of Women In Capital Markets, and provided mentoring to several young women entering the business world.
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Lionel Desjardins

Managing Consultant – South West Ontario
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Lionel has, for over 20 years, managed and motivated teams as large as 120 in various public sector environments. He has successfully supervised educational institutions through periods of unprecedented change while maintaining positive and productive environments. He has implemented training programs for in service professionals based on thorough growth oriented and positive performance appraisals.


He now provides outplacement, executive career coaching and management consulting services to individuals and groups. His success is due to an accurate assessment of skills and knowledge, a thorough understanding of the workplace, and the ability to teach and motivate his clients to improve their performance and the performance of those around them. He has gained insights into what fosters success and what leads to failure which has enabled him to successfully coach clients to improve both their performance and their career paths.


Lionel holds Masters degrees from both The University of Western Ontario and The University of Ottawa which enhance his knowledge of Leadership Theory and Human Resource management.
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Mary Lou Di Paolo

Senior Consultant & Executive Coach
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Mary Lou is an Organizational Development Consultant, Certified Professional Coach and Certified Wellness Inventory Coach and Accredited Mediator. She has worked for over 20 years in the public, private and non-profit sectors with organizations across different industries and in 9 countries. She specializes in partnering with individuals, teams and organizations to create pragmatic, sustainable change in the areas of conflict management, team building, leadership development, organizational wellness and coaching.


She has a passion for helping individuals, teams and organizations create sustainable workplaces. She helps organizations reduce costs, increase productivity and job satisfaction through integrated employee solutions and ongoing support.


She is known for bringing an enthusiastic and “can-do” attitude to her work, along with a wealth of resources and perspectives from her lifelong personal growth and learning journey.
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Walter Donald

Senior Consultant & Executive Coach
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Walter has over 20 years experience in human resources management, as a professional in executive coaching, career transition, executive search, and the recruitment and retention of key employees in the public and private sectors. Walter has experience in providing rehabilitation services and re-employment assistance to people who have sustained serious injuries in the workplace and has assisted them in re-entering the workplace.


His expertise is sought by companies and organizations for strategic board appointments, corporate executive selection, management promotions, and corporate growth.


Walter is qualified for and has been awarded a CHRP designation. He has also earned his certification as an analyst of workplace behavior assessments.
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Robin Dose

Senior Consultant
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As a Senior Consultant at Felix, Robin works closely with our career transition clients. She brings with her extensive experience in employment consulting, project management, and training and education spanning across the retail, energy, financial services, academic, and not-for-profit sectors.


Her natural ability to build and maintain professional relationships with clients along with her business management and career transition experience makes her effective as a consultant who provides valuable insights and solutions to her clients.


A strong believer in giving back to the community, Robin has volunteered for many years.
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Judy Duncan

Senior Consultant
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Judy has over 20 years experience with a major financial institution working in retail branches, head office and has held a variety of Human Resources positions up to and including Associate Vice President. Judy was part of the Senior Management team and established the strategic direction of her department to support the critical success factors for the business.Through effective recruitment, training, coaching and leadership she and her employees were recognized as a highly professional and effective team who created and delivered “best practice” Human Resources programs.


Judy has extensive experience in the areas of performance management, employee relations, employee development, coaching, salary administration, diversity, employee opinion surveys, facilitation and recruitment. Her background along with her focus on the customer experience and dedication to her clients has led to many success stories for her own consulting business.
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Carol Ellis

Senior Consultant
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Carol is a human resource practitioner, coach and organization consultant, with over 25 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles. As a Senior Consultant, she has a track record of success in identifying and cultivating a culture that embraces change while motivating people to work effectively and efficiently.


Carol’s core competencies include, recruitment and retention at all organization levels, including career transition coaching, change and leadership consulting, organizational alignment, and coaching with a focus on improving organizational and individual performance through effective talent management and leadership development. Carol works with leaders, at all levels to manage change, align employees and teams to a common vision, and to realize short and long-term goals.


Carol is Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP.) member of the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC).
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Claudine Evelly

Senior Consultant
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Claudine is a strategic human resource and business consultant specializing in implementing best practices for small and medium size businesses helping them to build, develop and restructure. Her services span the areas of research, planning, training and facilitation of workshops. She always brings unparalleled responsiveness, capability and expertise to all her clients demonstrating a strong commitment to exceptional service.


With 30 years of experience working in the corporate business world, Claudine has developed and facilitated various workshops including: Effective Hiring Practices, Employee Motivation, People Management, Dealing with Employee Issues, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Effective Communication and Team Building.


She brings unparalleled responsiveness, capability and expertise to all her clients demonstrating a strong commitment to exceptional service.
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Christine Flannigan

Senior Consultant
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Christine joins Felix Global as a Senior Consultant supporting our career transition clients. Christine’s career spans a broad range of experiences including Sr. Management roles in Human Resources, Customer Relations and Operations. Throughout her vast experiences she has managed client relationships with fortune 500 customers in Financial Services, IT, Retail and Telecommunications. Her expertise includes Organizational Training & Development, Recruitment, Performance Management, Relationship Management, Lean Six Sigma and Finance.


Christine’s success has come from her ability to build relationships with clients and colleagues based on trust and win/win solutions. Her vast Management experience serves her well when providing her clients with creative approaches and sound consultation.
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Phillip Frederic

Senior Consultant
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Phillip has more than 25 years’ experience working as a Human Resources professional. As a recruitment specialist his expertise spans the entire executive search process, from developing new partnerships with clients, composing the search profile, researching, direct sourcing, assessing potential candidates, interviewing and consulting with clients.


Phillip is also able to provide support to employers, who require assistance transitioning their employees to the next phase of their career, and individuals in transition seeking out new career opportunities.


He works extensively with clients to help them identify and understand their strengths, interests, values, and various skill sets. In providing a personal touch, he enjoys helping people use this increased understanding to identify compatible career choices and develop plans to achieve their goals. He believes in empowering clients through building self-awareness and highlighting action plans in attaining ones’ goals. Phillip is a Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR) and Canadian Management Professional (CMP).
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Nathalie Fortin

Senior Consultant
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Nathalie has over 15 years of experience as an owner of a consulting firm, dealing in human resources. She has developed a solid expertise not only in this field, but also in business development and administration.


Nathalie holds a master’s degree in Career Counseling as well as a B.A. in Psycho Education, and has completed intensive training in coaching. She is a member of the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec, and also the Ordre des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec.
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Josée Gilbert

Senior Consultant & Executive Coach
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Josée Gilbert is a management consultant, leader and executive coach. She brings with her a vast knowledge of large-scale organizations within various industries in the private and government sectors.


Recognized for mobilizing talents, Josée has the ability to define and drive the business towards well thought-out vision, combined with an excellent grasp on operations and management of teams. She has acted as consultant or leader in many strategic undertakings for large organizations that are transforming towards growth.


As a mentor and professional coach, Josée works with middle and senior-level leaders, professionals, governing and executive boards. Her experience extends from working in one-on-one situations to dealing with the entire task force. Her interventions deal primarily with leadership development, performance management, emerging leaders, integration coaching, team management and mobilization within organizational restructuring. She is also a member of various board of directors and executive boards.


A woman of vision and a leader, she leverages her creative talents to inspire people and businesses to reach out of their comfort zones and discover their true potential to achieve their greatest missions.
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Alice Goffredo

Senior Consultant
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Alice is a passionate, results-driven human resources professional with a breadth of experience in consulting and focuses on career transition, career management and talent acquisition. She is also well versed in the areas of recruitment strategy development, recruitment program and process development, policies and procedures, employee relations, performance management and succession planning. She takes pride in her knowledge of social media and networking and enjoys sharing her expertise with her clients and colleagues alike!


As a Senior Consultant, Alice provides career transition services to their clients across the GTA. She is also fulfilling her dream of teaching and currently teaches the Career Planning & Development Course at George Brown College in Toronto – helping to prepare students for the ‘real world.’ She also sits on the Program Advisory Committee of the HR Advisory Board at George Brown.


Alice is a graduate of Pace University in New York with a degree in Marketing, and also completed the Advanced Program in Human Resources Management at Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
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Karen Goins

Senior Consultant & Executive Coach
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Karen has been inspiring, coaching, teaching and mentoring both current and future leaders for over 20 years. Her passion and dedication for helping achievers reach their highest potential has been one of the strongest drivers in her life. She is an advocate for helping emerging leaders and executives succeed in corporate America, government and academia.


Her coaching experience spans from C Suite leaders to middle managers, small business owners and individuals. Karen is sought after by many organizations to share her knowledge on issues like executive presence, conflict resolution, improving team dynamics and being focused, agile and resilient during tough times.


She has earned the distinct designation of ‘Senior Professional in Human Resources’ by the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM). Karen is author of the book "Leading from the Middle-Conversations with Successful Middle Managers.
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Hilda González

Senior Consultant & Executive Coach
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A successful consultant and coach, Hilda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Felix team. She has a proven track record supporting organizations in their talent strategy with interventions that have contributed to achieve desired strategic goals in both multicultural environments and diverse industries.


Hilda is an Organization Development Consultant with over 10 years experience in organizational development and change management processes covering private, public and nonprofit sectors. She has participated in consulting projects internationally including Latin America, United States and Europe.


Working in both team and leadership development roles, Hilda has collaborated with industry leading financial institutions to prepare high potential and executive employees to lead the Latin-American region using tools such as MBTI, Change Indicator and well as in-house business cases.


Hilda is bilingual and fully fluent in both English and Spanish. In her spare time she enjoys lecturing to undergraduate students on Organizational Communication and Organization Development at the Universidad Regiomontana.
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Margaret Grant

Senior Consultant & Executive Coach
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Margaret has over 25 years of senior management experience in the insurance and financial services industries. Her diverse areas of focus include: operations, process reengineering, business development, sales and customer service.


Margaret’s career has been built on strong people leadership and intermediary relations to realize business objectives and strategic execution. Her operational strengths have been applied to two major financial institution start-ups in the insurance sector. She has worked with teams through mergers and acquisitions to ensure sustainable cultural change and organizational effectiveness.


Margaret has experienced the powerful impact of executive coaching and career transition counselling on the development of personal awareness to maximize potential professionally and personally. She is passionate about helping people gain focus and insight to achieve their business and life goals.
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Mike Hickey

Senior Consultant & Executive Coach
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Mike is an accomplished Human Resources professional with an excellent track record of partnering with senior business leaders to drive successful results.


Throughout a 30 year career with TD Bank Financial Group, Mike had the opportunity to contribute to the organization in a wide variety of roles and directed the HR function for major business units. He also spearheaded enterprise-wide talent management and recruitment initiatives, and was a major contributor to diversity and employee engagement strategies.Since joining Felix as Senior Consultant in 2010, Mike has taken on a wide variety of assignments including executive coaching, leadership development, cultural assessments, and career transition. He is able to develop productive working relationships very quickly and combines excellent judgment and unwavering commitment in helping individuals and teams maximize their potential.


Whether working one-on-one with senior executives or facilitating group learning activities for a broad audience, Mike is committed to providing exceptional results delivered with grace, humour and consummate professionalism.


Mike is involved in various charities and was a prior nominee for the Mentor of the Year award from the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.
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Carleen Hicks

Senior Consultant
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Carleen has over 13 years of experience as a senior Human Resource professional working with business and leadership teams from start-ups to large corporations. Her outgoing nature quickly builds an easy rapport with people, which serves her well working on complex problems that require collaboration and trust.


Her experience includes career transition coaching, leadership coaching, 360 leadership assessments, group training and facilitation, strategic and operational HR, change management, employee engagement, talent management life cycle, compensation and benefits, and compliance.


She has a hands-on approach to leadership providing problem resolution, change management and continuous process improvement to meet the evolving needs of today’s organization. She successfully applies the principles of emotional intelligence to help both organizations and individuals realize their full potential and thrive in today's working environment.


During her career, Carleen has advised, mentored and coached individuals from a variety of backgrounds and roles, including executives.