Our unique set of experiences are exactly what companies need to navigate changing business demands.
At ACTivate HR, we are driven to create exceptional workplaces and communities.
We think ahead. We see the bigger playing field. We’ll guide you to create a culture that supports both your employees and your business.
We genuinely care about our clients and getting the best outcomes for everyone involved, whether that’s conducting a workplace investigation, giving you our expertise on an HR issue, or producing a comprehensive human resources plan. Our goal, in every situation, is to design human resources strategies to improve our clients’ companies by accelerating the potential and productivity of the individuals, managers and teams, in a culture that’s cooperative and supportive.
Shannon is a process-oriented get-things-done kind of woman. She brings her career experiences to the table for each client, giving her the ability to step away from a problem, think strategically about a solution, and provide practical solutions that can be implemented and sustained by her clients. Her inherent knack for connecting with leaders gives her clients a worry-free partnership.
Shannon’s career has taken her through multiple industries, including law firms, government, utilities and oil and gas. Shannon is intrigued with human nature and with understanding what motivates and inspires people. The Calgary economic downturn led to interesting Human Resource opportunities, including a strong appetite for senior level Human Resource professionals with an ability to think strategically while offering made-to-measure business solutions.
When Shannon isn’t helping find great Human Resource solutions for her clients, she enjoys hiking or curling up with a good book. She can also be found volunteering at the Calgary Food Bank.
Krista is a highly adaptable professional who is likes to inspire others by envisioning the future and what could be. She is able to go with the flow and uses her ability to see connections and interrelationships to generate ideas and make things happen. Her interest in human behaviour led to her attaining a Master’s degree in Human Factors, specializing in human error. Her professional background has brought her success at major organizations such as ENMAX and Canadian Pacific Railway, where her leadership role allowed her to implement programs around compensation, performance management and succession planning. She has applied her knowledge of human behaviour successfully in Human Resources, helping making people and organizations successful.
Krista is a highly personable, effective Human Resources expert that enjoys workplace investigations and working through workplace situations to determine why behaviours are occurring. This allows her to quickly and effectively identify practical and effective solutions. Her empathetic and knowledgeable spirit makes it easy for her to create and maintain great relationships with her clients.
When Krista isn’t helping identify root causes of issues to create meaningful, practical and workable solutions, she can be found volunteering with animal rescues, creating fibre art or spending quality time with her husband, teen daughter and their three dogs.
Joely is a goal-oriented, big-picture thinker who gets joy from helping people excel in what they love to do, adding value to their company. Her career has previously taken her to leadership and advisory roles at ENMAX and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Joely has always been interested in finding out what motivates people to be excellent at their jobs. She prides herself on her ability to step back from challenging situations to see the big picture and how things can be continuously improved. Staying out of irrelevant details and maintaining a focus on what needs to be done directly and positively improves her clients’ business. She most enjoys assessing a workplace and offering simple solutions with great payoff.
When Joely isn’t solving Human Resources and workplace issues for her clients, you can find her at rinks around Alberta cheering on her little figure skater and hockey player or taking time to herself reading, cycling and enjoying family time.
Manager, HR Services
Assisting others has been my passion from a very young age. I am so privileged to have a career that allows me to focus on helping individuals and corporations achieve their vision of success.
Dara is a passionate people person who has successfully supported major government organizations in an advisory Human Resource capacity, including Alberta Health Services’ South Health Campus, City of Calgary Transit and Calgary Housing.
Dara’s experience in Labour Relations has made her a pro at workplace investigations, building relationships with difficult personalities and interpreting collective agreements. If you’re seeking a straight-talking expert to help you navigate your workplace investigation, Dara is the woman for you. She strives to provide actionable advice and takes pride in teaching leaders the skills they need to successfully support their teams and feel confident to make difficult decisions concerning their Human Resource issues.
When Dara isn’t assisting leaders to create a positive self-image and strong reputation throughout their organization, she can be found spending quality time with her husband and son or playing competitive volleyball.
Sr. HR Consultant
Ambar is a big picture, people-oriented HR professional, who’s genuinely passionate about helping organizations create great workplaces with strong teams. She brings 10 years of experience in the Human Resources field with 8 years in the leadership capacity. She is experienced conducting workplace investigations, is well versed on Canadian employment law and labour relations as well as leadership training, performance management, and employee development.
Ambar is educated in labour law and human resources management and is naturally talented in developing genuine relationships by becoming a trusted HR contributor. She strongly believes that an organization’s success comes into place with compassionate leadership and with a thoughtful workplace culture, supported by the right HR programs. Ambar has expertise supporting the retail and customer service industries and has experience with merge and acquisitions HR support.
When she is not working, Ambar spends much of her time with her family enjoying the outdoors, reading, and meditating. She is also passionate about music and dancing.
Angèle Mullins, BSc, FCPHR
Sr. HR Consultant
With a passion for the future of work and what it means to today’s organizations and their people, Angèle has a long career in HR leadership with both energy and technology organizations. Finding creative solutions to situations, while ensuring the business and individual’s best interests are addressed, is key to her past success. She has worked extensively with leaders at every level developing and supporting strategic planning, acquisition and divestiture activity, workforce planning and recruiting, coaching and performance management, compensation, reporting, and change management. Angèle believes communication is a fundamental driver leading to success and brings her strong communication skills to every assignment, along with a strong commitment to ethics and integrity.
Outside of work, Angèle is an active member of the human resources community where she has held various roles for local, provincial, and national HR associations and was awarded with the Fellowship: FCHRP designation in 2019. She also volunteers with the Air Cadet League and currently sits on the Alberta Board of Directors, while supporting local and national initiatives for the program that she sees as providing exceptional opportunities to youth in our community. She keeps active working out and walking and loves to cook as a stress reliever.
Sr. HR Consultant
Arleen is a dedicated Human Resources professional who enjoys working with people and setting them up for success. She is passionate about building and inspiring teams who work together toward a shared vision. She enjoys delivering foundational learnings that are purposeful to ignite others to manage change and achieve results through empowerment.
Her lifelong learning and work in not-for-profit community organizations has provided her the skills to combine her professional work with her passion to be responsive to her community. Arleen’s career has allowed her to work in the private manufacturing and public post-secondary sector as an Indigenous senior leader who believes human resources is key to making change.
Arleen enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, large extended family, and close friends. She spends her time off volunteering, enjoying the outdoors, reading a good book, enjoying a homemade cappuccino, and crafting.
Sr. HR Consultant
Barb cares for the people she works with and for, and always strives to find the best solution to any situation. She brings many years of experience as an HR generalist along with being specialized in case management. She is known for her strong mentorship skills and has held many different leadership positions both in the business environment and HR.
Barb’s career allowed her to work in public government, small business and finally to a long career with a major oil and gas company with assignments throughout Canada.
During Barb’s non-working time, she loves to spend time with her husband, their three daughters and their families as well as camping and travelling.
Sr. HR Consultant
Cheri has diverse Human Resources experience, spanning just over 10 years, in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Cheri has worked diligently to obtain three bachelor’s degrees focused on human interactions and behavioral assessments. This highlights her curiosity of human behaviors and her passion for creating and fostering transparent and safe workplace environments. Cheri is policy and process-orientated and firmly believes in providing employees with a framework in which they can be their best selves. Through open and continued dialogue with clients, Cheri brings knowledge and assistance in areas of Workplace Investigations, Recruitment & Employee Retention, Policy & Procedure development, and building positive Employee Relations practices which focus on developing trust within teams.
Cheri was born and raised in South Africa and has a deep love for the outdoors – this is where you can usually find her enjoying time with her husband Richard, their toddler daughter Scarlett, and their pets.
Sr. HR Consultant
Darla is a resulted oriented, client focused professional who is dedicated to helping others achieve success. Her career has evolved from teaching with the public school board to progressive leadership roles in the talent management realm in oil, gas, utility, insurance and public sector companies.
Darla brings considerable learning and leadership development, program development and project management experience with a focus on implementing solutions in collaboration with clients. Her positive and consultative personal style lends itself to building great partnerships and achieving great results.
When Darla isn’t helping to develop solutions for her clients, she can be found volunteering in the community, golfing, traveling or spending quality time with family and friends.
Sr. HR Consultant
Denielle is a detail oriented, people focused HR professional, who genuinely cares about the people and clients with whom she works with. She brings 11 years of experience in the field, specializing in compensation, recruitment, policy and procedure development, as well as experience as an HR generalist.
Denielle fosters professional and respectful relationships, and also promotes a culture of employee development and wellness. She strongly believes that human capital is an organization’s greatest asset. She has worked for a variety of domestic industries, ranging from large Canadian oil and gas companies to small, family owned and operated business, as well as provincial public and private health organizations.
When she is not working, Denielle spends much of her time with her husband and 3 children. She is also an avid spin and fitness enthusiast.
Information Design Analyst
Max is a current student of communications who is majoring in information design. He is dedicated to helping the company create concise and easy to understand documents. He is passionate about making information as understandable and as visually pleasing as possible. He loves the design process and tackling difficult design problems in order to create the best possible solution. He designs with the client in mind, making sure that every piece of information he comes across makes it easy for them to understand every step of their journey with the company.
When Max isn’t designing information, he is busy completing his bachelor’s degree at Mount Royal University. He can also be seen outside hiking, working on cars, or spending time with his dog.
Sr. HR Consultant
As a seasoned Human Resources professional with more than 20 years of HR experience, Pauline is known for her amazing ability to build strong relationships with clients and the passion and courage she shows in everything she does. Pauline has never shied away from a challenge and always acts in the best interests of her clients.
Prior to joining ACTivate HR, Pauline held various positions within Human Resources in diverse industries including government, finance, telecommunications and public service. Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to workplace investigations, labour relations, change management, recruitment and training and development as well as consulting on general HR issues.
Pauline enjoys acrylic painting, travelling, golfing and enjoys cycling around Calgary with her husband.
Risha’s ability to build connections and strengthen relationships has brought her great success over the years. She is passionate about finding the right talent for a team, enhancing team culture and integrating diversity, inclusion and belonging in every step of the recruitment process.
In her previous role as a Team Leader, she hired, trained and coached teams of customer service representatives at a local call center. During this time she honed in her ability to truly connect with others while guiding them towards achieving a common goal. Risha made the transition to Human Resources in 2019 as a Talent Acquisition Advisor. She’s well versed in supporting various business units in full cycle recruitment including the initial intake meeting through to on-boarding.
Outside of work, you’ll find her at your local brunch spot, retreating in the mountains, or hanging out with her high spirited chihuahua.
Shawna is a friendly and down to Earth administrative professional. Her career started with earning her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree and working in accounting, finance, and tax auditing positions. She transitioned into administrative work during her time with the federal government. Now she’s a “Jill of all trades” with financial and administrative experience in both the private and public sectors. Shawna brings to the company a hardworking attitude and willingness to put her heart into every task, both big and small.
When Shawna isn’t supporting ACTivate HR’s HR Consultants and clients, she can be found figure skating or watching her two daughters compete in figure skating competitions. She also enjoys biking, photography, traveling, and watching movies with her family and cats.