As HRA’s Managing Partner, Kathryn is by necessity skilled in multi-tasking, balancing the business management for HRA with her own thriving professional practice. Kathryn served as President of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce from May 2011 to May 2012 and is presently serving her final year on the Executive as Past President. She is also a founding member of the Atlantic Canada Chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization, an international organization for women entrepreneurs, and has recently joined the Board of Governors for APEC (Atlantic Provinces Economic Council).
Since 1998, Kathryn has been helping her clients throughout Atlantic Canada build strong internal capacity for growth and success. While Kathryn provides advice and guidance to organizations on people management practices, her passion is demystifying performance management for all levels of leadership and management. Rather than focus on the annual performance appraisal, Kathryn works with managers to develop the confidence and competence to have ongoing intentional discussions sharing expectations and providing feedback on work process, work outcomes and behaviour at work. Kathryn custom develops and facilitates management training sessions across Canada; the recurring feedback from participants is that the sessions are practical, enjoyable and they want more! A particular favourite with clients is a multi-session learning series on performance management addressing key issues such as conflict and emotion at work, mastering difficult discussions, and working through performance issues, to name a few.
Before joining HRA, Kathryn held executive positions with two large organizations in central Ontario with responsibility for human resource management and labour relations. 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.
Kathryn loves to read to learn; her recent recommendations are:
- Influencer, The Power to Change Anything by Patterson, Grenny, Moefield, McMillan and Switzler
- The Advantage, Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni