Robin Turnill, MHRM, CPHR, SHRM-SCP
Chief HR Consultant 

Robin has 20 years of executive, management and consulting experience in both the public and the private sector. She has held several senior HR leadership roles and has extensive operational experience as a previous Chief Operating Officer. Through her consulting work, Robin has provided strategic HR services to many large local clients in the legal, financial, health, education, utilities, and transportation industries.

Her industry and practical knowledge are complemented by ten years of academic experience gained as a Human Resources BBA Instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s School of Business. Robin has recently begun offering professional coaching services as a new avenue to help her clients achieve their personal and professional goals. As an experienced and well-rounded consultant, Robin values connecting with others, making meaningful contributions and delivering results.

Robin is a community-minded individual and volunteers her time and expertise with several non-profit organizations. She is a Board Director for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR BC and Yukon) and the President of the Board for Kids Up Front Foundation. As well, she is the Chair of the Employer Advisory Committee for Kwanten Polytechnic University. Robin has been the past Vice-Chair of the Board of both Greater Vancouver Community Services Society and Electric Company Theatre.

Robin has a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management from York University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, a Post-Diploma in Human Resources Management from BCIT, and holds two designations as Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and Society for Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional (SHMR-SCP). She has a Diversity and Inclusion Certification from Cornell University and is currently obtaining her coaching certification through Co-Active Coaching.

Robin Turnill MHRM, CPHR - HR Services

Cindy Theriault, PCC, CPHR

Managing Consultant, Engagement and Coaching Services

Cindy has been in the business of people and organizational performance for 25 years through her work as a Human Resources executive and Professional Certified Coach. She successfully led Human Resources divisions for reputable Fortune 100 companies including DuPont, Johnson Controls and The Boeing Company.

In 2013, she obtained her Certified Professional Co-Active Coaching (CPCC) designation from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She is also a designated Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation. Cindy holds an Organizational Psychology Honours degree from Western University and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from Queen’s University. She is fluently bilingual in French and English.

As a coach and HR professional, Cindy draws on her experience with organizational dynamics, culture, Human Resources and leadership to offer unique insight and guidance for targeted and effective professional development.

Cindy believes that coaching is for everyone: she coaches at all levels, including high-potential contributors, managers, and executives. Using her engaging and candid style, Cindy helps her clients overcome obstacles, access their own wisdom and their strengths to accelerate their professional and personal growth. She is known for wearing her passion for excellence and people’s performance on her sleeve. Cindy also values having meaningful, break through conversations.

Mia McCannel, MSc. B.A.

Human Resources Consultant

Mia has been using her relentless energy and determination to exceed the needs of clients for over 10 years. She brings forth a unique background in International Business and Tourism, both academically and professionally, working at two of the largest hotels chains in the world; Marriott International and Accor Hotels.

As an HR Generalist, Mia is well-rounded in all areas of human resources. Through her consulting work, she has experience assisting employers in areas of recruitment and selection, policy development, training and facilitation, and compensation & rewards. Mia has taken a specific interest in the area of workplace health & wellness, identifying and producing effective strategies towards successful implementation practices. With genuine integrity that is readily recognized, she has established a reputation as an advocate to both employees and leaders.

Mia holds a Masters Degree in International Business from the University of Hertfordshire, a Graduate Diploma in International Management and a Bachelor of Tourism Management (with distinction) from Capilano University. She is an active member of the CPHR BC & Yukon, and is on the path in obtaining her designation as Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).

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Sheliza Jamal, Ed.M

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

Sheliza is the founder of Curated Leadership, a coaching firm that fosters partnerships with leadership teams, nonprofits, and corporations looking to develop their skills in the areas of equity and diversity to build inclusive working communities. Sheliza is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an Ontario Certified Teacher, and is currently completing her PhD at the University of Toronto in the Department of Social Justice Education with a research focus on anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in higher education. Sheliza also has certification in Negotiation and Restorative Practices.

Sheliza brings over a decade of experience in designing and implementing training and development programs aimed at addressing inequitable outcomes for underserved communities. She has a 'calling-in' approach to coaching to bring people together in productive dialogue in an effective and compassionate manner. Sheliza also has a background in arts education and often uses theatre-based techniques to develop embodied empathy to engage participants in dialogue about oppression.

Kathlyn Cumiskey

Compensation Specialist

Kathlyn has over 10 years of Human Resources experience, with a focus on Compensation and Total Rewards in both the public and private sector.

She has extensive experience in assisting employers in developing strategic and practical solutions that support business objectives through the design, implementation, and administration of strategic total rewards programs and initiatives.

Kathlyn has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Bishop’s University, a Diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Douglas College and holds designations as Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).