A seasoned, high-performance Search Consultant and Business Coach with a passion to serve as a thinking partner in order to empower individuals, teams and organizations to take action and realize potential
Drawing on over 25 years of experience, Manie brings a keen focus on the people side of business while making a discernable impact on organizational success. As a Coach, she creates a safe, inviting and confidential space that nurtures self-discovery and continuous improvement. As a Business Leader, she steadfastly upholds her fundamental values of honesty, integrity, fairness, courage, and drive to guide her clients not only to achieve their stated goals but to surpass their own expectations.
Manie is considered a Subject Matter Expert in Talent Acquisition and Leadership Development. In addition to her work as an independent Consultant and Coach, she has excelled in a variety of Human Resources leadership roles, providing professional advice and support across several sectors including financial services, IT, professional services, not-for-profit, retail, government, insurance, health care, steel and mining, construction, and consumer packaged goods.
As a Change Management Lead, she orchestrated a major change initiative to restructure recruitment services for a global financial services organization. As a Business Consultant, Manie worked with a social services leadership team to clarify and articulate their mission/vision/values. Once this foundation was established, she designed and developed a series of three leadership retreats to address key business issues.
In addition to ongoing professional development activities, Manie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University, a Certificate in Organization Development from Queens University and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. She is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with the Human Resources Professional Association and has completed Certificates in Instructional Techniques from Freisen, Kaye and Associates and in Behavioural Interviewing from Development Dimensions International.
Manie has worked in corporate roles and Search Consulting with major organizations including: Royal Bank of Canada, Manulife Financial, HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions North America, Pollitt & Co., Grant Thornton LLP, Holland Park Garden Gallery, OTG Financial Inc, ArcelorMittal Dofasco and Heritage Concepts Incorporated, to name a few.
Recent successes include:
- Executive Search: Successfully led the recruitment process for several senior roles, including CFO and Executive Director, in a diversity of industries
- Change Management Lead: Provided leadership and team coaching to Sales, Process Control and Automation, Supply Chain, Finance and Purchasing business units. Recognized for improving business results and increasing employee engagement
- HR Advisory and Leadership: Provided professional advice and support to Leaders in the audit, tax and advisory lines of business as a member of the leadership team, directly managing a multi-location team
- Management Development Program: Scoped, developed and delivered a six-module training initiative for 90 new people managers resulting in 30% improvement in employee productivity over 18 months