Karen Brownrigg, CHRL, CEC

Founder & CEO

Karen is an accomplished senior human resources leader, certified executive coach and business strategist with more than two decades of experience leading transformational, mission-critical, security-sensitive and crisis management issues and initiatives.

Over the years, Karen has worked in the legal, telecommunications and not-for-profit health care sectors, with the Ottawa Police Service, and for a Federal Crown Corporation in the financial sector. 

Karen’s career path has required her to adapt to local, national and global environments, where she has channeled strategic, leadership and coaching skills and an advanced understanding of employee and labour relations, change management, conflict resolution, organizational health, safety and wellness, and talent management. She is bilingual and holds a Top Secret security clearance.

In 2016, Karen refocused her passion for “human resourcefulness” by launching iHR Advisory Services— providing HR and “people solutions” for growing businesses, and supported by an agile community of HR and business experts whom she enlists from across Canada.

In 2017, Karen obtained her Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. Karen and the Certified Executive Coaches on the iHR Advisory Services team believe that leaders who are empowered through coaching are able to see personal results they never thought possible. This provides a model that demonstrates how one coaching conversation at a time improves communication and engagement.

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