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Wendy Giuffre

Wendy Giuffre is a Human Resource Professional with 25 years generalist experience. She has practiced in all aspects of HR with a vast breadth of experience starting from solid training at a major oil company to consulting work with many small to mid-size businesses crossing various industry sectors. She has practical hands-on experience clients can benefit from.

Wendy’s career includes 16 years working for a major Oil and Gas company and consulting as an independent in all areas of HR and group benefits for 9 years. She consults predominantly to companies of sizes from two to 250 employees. Business sectors vary – O&G, High Tech, Non-profit, Mechanical, Engineering, Small Enterprise, Insurance, Retail, Plumbing, Environmental, Hospitality, and others.

As a generalist, she has touched all areas of HR with a specific interest and expertise in Employee Relations, HR Infrastructure, Management Advisory, Group Benefits, Employee Ombudsman, Organizational Strategy and Structure.

Wendy is a grass roots HR practitioner and believes in the simplifying process and brings back the human in Human Resources. She manages to gain trust and respect from both staff and management to allow for HR processes to happen.


Professional Credentials

  • NYU – Graduate Program – Organizational and Executive Coaching
  • Certified Employee Benefit Specialist 2011
  • Group Benefits Associate – 2008
  • Professional mediation training
  • Various HR/Pension/Benefits conferences
  • Practitioner of Change – Shell Canada Limited
  • University of Calgary – BSC Psychology – 1987

Volunteer

  • Rotarian Member
  • Past President of the Board of Directors for the Calgary Boy's ChoirRotarian Member
  • Past Board Member of, and current Volunteer for, Peer Support Services for Abused Women
  • Numerous Volunteer positions throughout the school system and community
    (e.g., Blockwatch President, Secretary Parent Council, Coordinator of major school fundraisers, etc.)
Wendy Giuffre

Marilynn Balfour

Marilynn Balfour has extensive experience in leadership and consulting roles. She has held senior positions in management consulting firms where she has partnered with business leaders, HR professionals and employees in the areas of: transformational change management, organizational effectiveness, leadership development, performance management, conflict/complaint investigation and resolution, employee attraction and retention and workforce downsizing, restructuring and reorganization.

Marilynn's leadership roles have been focused in small to mid-sized companies and have given her the opportunity to spearhead, collaborate on and lead key change initiatives designed to define and operationalize new business structures and practices. Critical assessment, effective communication and employee engagement have been key components in driving the success of these adaptive change processes.

Over the course of her career, Marilynn has coached, mentored and consulted with a broad spectrum of professionals. She truly wants to make a difference in the work she does and has been successful in empowering and engaging people and organizations to move forward with change.

She is perceptive, proactive and results oriented, known for her great sense of humor and her ability to "zero in" and get to the heart of issues.


Education

  • BA Psychology, University of Calgary
  • MBTI Certification
  • Harassment Investigation, Levels 1 & 2, Hill Advisory
  • Numerous leadership development and coaching programs
Marilynn Balfour

Ashley Kieboom

Ashley Kieboom is a Human Resources Professional with ten years of generalist experience. She has worked with numerous businesses in Calgary, plus several national and international companies in many industries, including oil and gas, technology, healthcare, construction, and non-profit, among others.

Ashley loves working with managers and business owners to help their businesses implement and improve their people processes. Ashley believes HR philosophies and policies should be simple and easy to follow, while of course remaining compliant. She practices a hands-on, communication-based approach and believes in upfront transparency with employees.

Ashley keeps up to date on current HR legislation and trends, ensuring her clients get the latest, up to date advice on the people side of their business. Ashley acts as a strategic partner to management; guiding companies in all HR related areas, including employee relations, HR infrastructure, policy development, employee attraction & retention, performance management and recruiting. With a solid background in payroll and benefits, Ashley has hands on experience dealing with all aspects of the people side of non-profit and small to midsize business.

Ashley works with clients onsite or remotely, and strives to provide them with the expert and timely support they need so their employees want to come to work for them.


Education

  • University of Calgary – HR Management (various courses)
  • University of Calgary – BA Sociology, 2009
  • Various workshops & industry training

Volunteer

  • Regular Volunteer at various events for organizations such as Rotary & Mustard Seed
  • Sat on the Board of a Calgary based women's business organization
Ashley Kieboom

Peter Giuffre

Peter has been in the business world for most of his life... working with people and identifying their skill set to contribute to the success of the individual and corporate entity they will work within.

Human resources are the key to a company's successes. Identifying company's needs and corporate culture enables Peter to place the right individuals with the engaging personality and skill set to fit corporate needs. Peter's experience and gift is working with people to solve problems. He is most comfortable face-to-face using a very pragmatic approach.

Starting at age 7 Peter worked at the Stampede, retail sales for department stores in High School and running his own light construction and hauling business while attending post secondary school, an entrepreneur and people person at heart!.

For 14 years Peter worked for an international shipping company, working his way up to Vice President. Peter was the face of the company in charge of supply chain management, training and developing sales staff, shippers and receivers. He spent time after that on the west coast working for the government while owning 2 successful appliance stores.


Volunteer

  • Rotary Club – Downtown
  • Board of Directors for the Calgary Boy's Choir
  • Mustard Seed
  • Numerous Volunteer positions coaching baseball and soccer
Peter Giuffre

Kerrie Souster

Kerrie Souster has enjoyed being a Human Resources (HR) Professional in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Kerrie has a BComm, HR major, from the University of Alberta, is a Chartered Professional Human Resources (CPHR) and is in the final stage of attaining her CPCC as a certified co-active coach and an ACC from the International coaching Federation. Kerrie is currently an HR consultant in Edmonton, Alberta and surrounding areas.

Kerrie's full-cycle HR expertise spans recruitment & selection, employee attraction & retention, hiring & onboarding, training & development, performance management and executive leadership coaching.

Kerrie's passion and drive to achieve excellence in the field of HR began when she left her first career as a Soloist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and began researching a new career. She found that many people in the workforce are unfulfilled by their vocations, placed incorrectly in job roles, forget how to intentionally align their work with their own values and are longing for more work-life balance. These workplace deficiencies inspired her to pursue new ways to help people make a difference in their lives and workplaces.

Kerrie has worked with many clients spanning public, nonprofit and private sectors, in engineering, healthcare, post-secondary education, marketing, safety, accounting, industrial distribution, law firms, inside and outside sales, to name a few and loves the challenge of crossing over her skill set to many new industries.


Education

  • BComm, Human Resources – University of Alberta
  • CHRP – in good standing
  • CPCC & ACC – final stages
  • Mediation training
  • HR related courses, conferences and seminars - ongoing
  • Certified in First Aid
  • Volunteer Amateur Soccer and Basketball Coach in Sherwood Park, Alberta
Kerrie Souster

Rachel MacGillivray

Rachel MacGillivray graduated from the University of Calgary in 1998 with a BA in Sociology, concentrating in Groups and Organizations.

With over 15 years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources, Rachel has worked in both the public and private sectors in grocery retail, manufacturing and national sport/not for profit organizations.

Areas of specialization have included recruitment and selection, on-boarding, performance management and employee relations.

Open and honest communication, coupled with adaptability, have made Rachel a valued contributor to her workplaces. Her relaxed and confident approach to Human Resources instils comfort and trust in her clients, and her sense of humour never hurts. She is passionate about her work and feels strongly that a healthy and happy workplace is the responsibility of everyone working in it, and that looking forward to Monday is possible!


Volunteer

  • School Council
  • Youth Soccer Coach
  • Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta
  • Library
Kerrie Souster

Bree Giuffre

Bree Giuffre has worked for Wendy Ellen Inc. since her graduate year of high school and continues to assist the company as she completes her post secondary education. Bree has honed her HR administrative skills and puts the final touches on our product. She is the back-bone of the back office and uses her creativity to create innovative solutions to client needs.

She is also an integral back-up to payroll services and benefits administrative facets of Wendy Ellen Inc.


Education

  • Mount Royal University – BA of Psychology (graduating December 2017)

Volunteer

  • Mustard Seed
  • Dance Instructor
Bree Giuffre

Sara Marshall

Sara Marshall is a recent graduate of the Haskayne School of Business' Undergraduate Commerce program with a concentration in Marketing. Sara joined Wendy Ellen Inc. in May of 2016 assisting with marketing and various HR projects. Continuing her work following her graduation Sara will be looking to expand her HR skills both administrative and practical. Sara's marketing background works well for clients' messaging both internally in employee communications and externally for attraction purposes.


Education

  • University of Calgary – BComm. with a Marketing Major

Volunteer

  • Women in Business- Haskayne School of Business
  • Haskayne Peer Mentor
  • Dance Instructor
Sara Marshall
Contact Wendy Ellen Inc. today to discuss your human resources needs.

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  • Calgary Office
  • #610 999 8 St SW
          Calgary, AB T2R 1J5
  • 403-815-4336
  • 403-217-3147
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  • 147 Juniper Avenue
          Sherwood Park, AB T8A 2C6
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