As HR Atlantic’s Managing Partner, Kathryn deftly balances the management of the firm with a passion for her areas of professional practice.
Since 1998, Kathryn has assisted clients throughout Atlantic Canada to build on their own strengths to achieve growth and success. She provides guidance to organizations on people management practices, with an innate ability to demystify performance accountability at all levels of leadership. Kathryn uses a learning environment to work with managers, helping them develop the confidence and competence to engage in targeted discussions around expectations, while providing feedback and appropriate consequences to promote accountability throughout the organization.
In addition to her learning and development work, she leads clients through HR strategies on critical issues such as engagement, retention, and workplace conflict. The complex matters of workplace assessments and harassment investigations is a growing component of Kathryn’s work. Her ability to listen and make people feel heard is one of the reasons she excels at these assignments. Clients find that her reports and recommendations for workplace assessment or harassment investigations matters are reasonable and practical, providing a solid road map for action.
Before joining HR Atlantic, Kathryn was a senior executive for twelve years with a national service company and an Ontario based manufacturing company with responsibility for human resource management and labour relations.
Kathryn has served as President of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of the Atlantic Canada Chapter of the International Women Presidents’ Organization. She currently serves on the Board of Governors for APEC (Atlantic Provinces Economic Council), the Charlottetown Airport Authority Board and the Governing Council for the Standards Council of Canada.
Kathryn launched her career with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Acadia University, a Masters in Industrial Relations from Queen’s University, and a Certificate in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University. She is additionally trained to deal with mental health and performance issues in the workplace and has completed a Workplace Investigations Certificate program.
When she’s not working with clients or managing the firm, Kathryn might be found enjoying a good book at her favourite beach.