Workplace Specialist & Trainer
PhilosophyIn a word: People
Jeanette is Certified Human Resources Leader with over 20 years of human resources management experience who is dedicated to building awareness and support for workplace mental health and psychologically safe workplaces. Jeanette has been providing HR consulting services for over 15 years to a diverse clientele from both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. She particularly focuses on sharing best practices in building psychologically safe workplaces through training and implementing positive workplace strategies.
B.A. Psychology: Laurentian University, L.L.B. Osgoode Hall Law School, Board member of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Peel Dufferin, Mindful Employer Canada
Jeanette recently completed a three-year term on the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee to the City of Brampton. As part of this work, the committee consulted with staff to develop a plan to improve representation in key organizational areas and programming services to support Brampton’s growing population and diverse needs.
Mental health issues were part of Jeanette’s family background from an early age. She never through a time would come when we could openly talk about mental health at home, in the workplace or in public. While the conversation about mental health is still fragile at times, we have come a long way. Sharing her life experiences with mental health, in an honest and practical way has been the most gratifying and meaningful experience in her career.
An interesting tidbit
Jeanette won the highest marks award in Home Economics in High School. It was the source of many ribbings from friends and family, especially when her cooking missed the mark! She learned the most important lessons in that class, how to plan and organize her finances, gain satisfaction in simple tasks of making her bed or setting a table and sharing the fruits of a well-executed meal with family and friends. That Home Economics class was the most underrated class, and yet what Jeanette learned there has carried valuable lessons in her everyday life both at home and in the workplace.