HR professionals understand the positive impacts of workplace wellness. Smart companies are focusing on employee wellness programs and mental health supports.

Because it helps their bottom line.

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30% of disability claims in Canada are due to mental illness – and those claims account for 70% of all disability costs.

(Source: Canadian Mental Health Association)

Absenteeism costs employers $16.6 billion annually.

(Source: Mercer)

1 in 4 employees have left their jobs due to stress.

(Source: Mercer)

What are YOU doing to address employee wellness in your workplace?



Wellness Speaking

Nutritional science broken down into engaging, powerful stories, demonstrating clear benefits of wellness on performance and productivity.

Single talk (digital or in person) for groups from 3 to 3,000+.

Find out more about my wellness talks.

Workplace Wellness Advisory Services

Working with HR teams to build wellness strategies that align with your workplace culture, deliver on your bottom line, and fit in your budget.

Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry – I can help.

Leadership Coaching

Focus on wellness and healthy habits to build a foundation for sustainable, effective leadership. Hiring a coach for your leadership team is one of the most profound investments you can make in your workplace culture.

Mediation & Facilitation

An experienced 3rd party neutral facilitator can help facilitate discussions between hostile teams, breaking down issues to get at the root of the problem.

Innovative workplace wellness programs shouldn’t just be for big corporations.

Workplaces with less than 200 employees are largely ignored in the workplace wellness industry. I build personalized and customized wellness programs to support small and medium-sized businesses from 2 employees to 200.

Workplace Wellness Programs


Employee health plays a major role in the success of any organization. As a resource, health can add to, or subtract from, your bottom line. 

In addition to wellness speaking, as an HR professional, I can help you build your employee wellness programs from the ground up.


Reduced absenteeism

Addressing the many causes such as physical ailments, mental illness, parenting responsibilities, eldercare concerns, financial issues and more.

Aligned and defined culture

Creating your dream workplace culture, and differentiating yourself as an employer, can be the difference between business success and failure.

Improved talent acquisition and retention

A well thought out wellness strategy can be the catalyst to support emerging leaders, or inspire even the most negative team member.

Having been a trusted advisor to owners, Presidents, franchisees, CEOs, and rising stars, I understand the complexity of running a successful business. 

I work with thoughtful leaders who understand the benefit of balance for their people and their organization.

Grounded in wellness.
Focused on



How can I possibly be an expert in both business performance and nutrition? Because I have a corporate background and a whole lot of paper to back me up.

A few of my qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Sociology (Honours), University of Windsor 
  • Post graduate Human Resources Management (Honours) Sheridan College 
  • Workplace Mental Health Leadership, Queen’s University 
  • Executive Management Program – specialization in High Impact Coaching, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University 
  • Certified Human Resources Leader, Human Resources Professionals of Canada, member in good standing for over 20 years 
  • Highly trained and conducted hundreds of working place investigations – sexual harassment, workplace violence, theft & conflict resolution.  
  • Certified Nutrition Practitioner (First Class Honours) Institute of Holistic Nutrition 
  • Functional Nutrition Certificate
  • DUTCH test interpretation and training (women’s hormone expert)
  • GI Map – Clinical Mentorship & interpretation (stool testing & gut health)
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Can’t figure out what is going wrong with your culture? Wish to differentiate yourself as an employer? Want wellness initiatives that will drive your bottom line?

Build wellness in your organization from the ground up.