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Maureen O'Leary-Pickard

Maureen’s HR background prior to forming the Performance Group includes 20 years’ experience working in post-secondary education, a federal crown corporation, as Director of HR for a large Canadian library service, a major news and communications corporation and as North American Director of HR for a multinational auto parts manufacturer.

She has provided leadership in all aspects of Human Resources including organizational design and development, leadership and performance management, executive coaching, labour and employee relations, plant closures, training, benefits and compensation and workplace policy development.

Maureen has lectured at the college and university level in the field of Human Resources Management. She also has been invited to sit on numerous Boards, Advisory Committees and participates in a variety of community events.

Maureen O'Leary-Pickard established the Performance Group in 1995.
Before founding the Performance Group, Maureen was the senior Human Resources professional at an independent daily newspaper and prior to that a large public library system. She has also worked in the automotive sector; with small business and in the public sector.

Maureen’s broad range of experience in human resource management has included organizational design & development; leadership and performance management; executive coaching; labour and employee relations; plant closures; training; benefits and compensation; as well as workplace policy development. Maureen lectures on human resources management at the University of Western Ontario and at Fanshawe College. Her education includes a BA from the University of Western Ontario, Labour Relations from Queens University, Covey Leadership training; Dispute Resolution and the Diploma in Adult Education program at St. Francis Xavier University. She is certified in a variety of assessment tools including: Team Management Assessments (TMS®) and the Prevue Assessment tool®. Maureen is a Certified Human Resource Specialist (CHRP) and a Facilitator for The Leadership Challenge.

Contact: maureen@performancegroup.ca