Shirley Leonard



Shirley Leonard is an Organizational Development and human resources consultant, speaker, professional coach, adult educator, change management specialist and employee engagement specialist.  Her passion throughout her career has focused on supporting organizations to achieve goals and create more effective workplaces through the positive engagement of managers and employees. 

Shirley has held leadership roles (employee and contract) in healthcare, education, government, private industry, and not-for profit organizations.  She works with organizations to co-create effective inquiry processes and then designs and facilitates customized workshop solutions to support the organization to manage the dynamics of ever-changing workplaces.  She employs William Bridges’ Transition Management™ principles into each endeavour as a foundational success factor to achieving the desired change. 

Shirley’s thesis for her Master of Arts (Leadership & Training), Royal Roads University, B.C., focused on the impact of policy development and targeted education to reduce and prevent bullying in the workplace.  She combines that knowledge with her human resources experience and education (CPHR-Candidate status) to strategically coach employees and leaders to address workplace bullying and conducts employer-sponsored workplace investigations when bullying and harassment complaints are raised. 

 Shirley is an avid learner and has achieved numerous certifications – Certified Professional Coach (CPC-Coach Training Alliance), Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness Practioner (HROEP), Certified Adult Continuing Educator (CACE) and Change Management Professional (CMP-PROSCI).  She is a certified MBTI™ facilitator and utilizes StrengthsFinder ™ to align individual strengths to organizational needs.

While passionate about her work, Shirley strives for balance with physical fitness, loves being outdoors in nature, plays the piano and loves to entertain family and friends.