Laurie is a highly-motivated, results-oriented, senior business and HR leader with over 25 years experience in human resources, changes management, business development, government relations, and strategic planning. Her experience enables her to work as a strategic consultant, executive coach, and change agent. She has proven expertise in change management, employee engagement, leadership development, organizational effectiveness, performance management and succession planning.
Laurie holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration for the University of Regina, a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Graduate certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. She is a Certified executive Coach and holds the designation of Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. She is: the President of getting CONNECTED coaching & consulting ltd, the President of the Prairie Professional Coaches Association and certified to use the ASSESS 360 suite of assessment tools.
Laurie has partnered with senior executive teams to identify/deliver business-focused HR solutions to meet business strategies in dynamic company environments. She has transformed HR teams by streamlining and standardizing HR processes, procedures and systems. She has been a catalyst in improving overall business effectiveness through strategic change management, training and communications regarding a major business transformation project. She also has extensive experience in guiding organizations through mergers and acquisitions.
Laurie has worked for large global and national organizations in the agricultural and energy industries including: Saskatchewan Wheat Pool (now Viterra), NOVA Corporation, TransCanada, Suncor Energy Inc. and BP Canada Energy Company. She has held several senior corporate roles including Vice President, Human Resources with BP Canada energy Company, Director of Change Management, Communications & Training and Director of Human Resources & Communication for Suncor Energy Inc.