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Karen Brownrigg

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, security-sensitive and crisis management issues and initiatives.

More about Karen Brownrigg, CHRL, CEC

Over the years, she 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, with support from 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.

Professional Affiliations and Designations

  • Certified Human Resources Leader and member of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
  • Certified FourSight Facilitator – Creative Problem-Solving Mindset/Toolset for individuals and teams,
  • Buffalo State University Centre for Creative Studies
  • Certified Change Management Professional, Prosci Change Management Program
  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University
  • Professional Certificate in Human Resources Management, University of Toronto
  • Professional Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Carleton University
  • Certificate in Human Resources Management, Algonquin College
  • Member of the Board of Directors with the Youth Services Bureau
  • Member of the Economic Growth Committee with the Ottawa Board of Trade
  • Chair, Ottawa Ambassadors, Sub-Committee with the Ottawa Board of Trade
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