​Our people are the difference.

Yes, we use the latest and greatest technology and have partnered with some of the best in those realms, but when it comes right down to it, it’s who we are that makes the difference. Our success comes from our people, who carry with them years of experience and expertise and a true passion for what they do.

Think of us as your complete outsourced HR department, here to help you develop your organization to achieve sustainable growth.

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Debby Carreau, MBA, CPHR
CEO & Founder

Debby has always had a passion for the human capital side of business and it shows. From her first entrepreneurial venture at 23, she’s understood the importance of driving business performance through people. Debby’s deep experience in new business openings, M&A, governance and employee relations is unmatched in the industry and has been recognized through many industry awards. Her passion for client service, cultural alignment and flawless execution helps Inspired HR’s team stand apart in the industry including being recognized as Canada’s TOP HR consultancy. As an industry thought leader, Debby is a regular contributor about the workplace issues on CNBC, The Social, Global TV, Entrepreneur Magazine and many other mainstream media outlets.

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Kate Ashton, BA, CPHR
Director, Human Resources & Business Operations

Kate makes it all look easy. She has had 15 years’ experience developing her expertise and really has “seen it all”. She has the skills to cut through the clutter and offer superior consultation and support to clients on issues related to Employee Relations, Employee Law, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Learning & Development, Talent Management, Organizational Development, Compensation and Employment Branding. She will work tirelessly as a strategic partner with business leaders, advising best practices for optimizing the workplace experience and becoming an employer of choice. Outside of work, Kate enjoys skiing in the winter and camping (ok, “glamping”) in the summer.

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Kendal Timberlake, BBA, CPHR
Manager, Human Resources & Client Services

Kendal has always known she would be working in Human Resources. Her drive, determination, and passion for this field has not wavered and is demonstrated with each valued client. Kendal has the invaluable ability to translate a client’s goal into action. Her solid experience and friendly personality result in successful projects and happy clients. In her spare time, we can find Kendal spending time with her husband, family and two adored cats.

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Kari Price, BComm
Human Resources Consultant

Kari is a self-confessed HR nerd. Understanding people became her skill early on, as she grew up moving around the country many times with her family. After studying HR in business school, and then years as a senior operational leader, she’s now loving her work helping clients get their ‘people’ stuff in order. Kari has worked for all kinds of companies, big and small, and establishes trust quickly by coaching. In her free time, she volunteers as a proud band mom and Lean In Circle leader.

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Kimberley Erickson, BA
Client Services Manager

Kimberley is all about providing exceptional service. Helping clients execute their “people” strategy is right up her alley. She has been given the amazing opportunity of being able to work with remarkable business leaders and professionals in many different industries and knows how they tick. Lending her professional support in business strategy development keeps her coming back for more, every day, with a smile on her face. In her spare time, you can find her practicing her game on the tennis court or cheering on her three active kids and husband on the side of a rink, court, or field.

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Andrea MacFarlane, B.F.A.
Human Resources Consultant

Andrea’s goal is to help business leaders engage, educate and draw the best out of their people by ensuring they enjoy what they do. With a strong background in the hospitality industry, Andrea carries the ability offer a broad scope of services including organizational effectiveness and talent management. Andrea’s positive approach and willingness to explore every angle allows her clients to make empowered and informed decisions. Andrea truly believes that the best part of any business is reflected by the nature of the relationships with its team and clients. While not working, Andrea teaches dance and enjoys time outdoors with her husband and daughters.

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Jennifer Landels, BA
Human Resources Consultant

If anyone can make payroll and benefits seem exciting and fun, it’s Jennifer. Her genuine interest and advanced skill in these areas help streamline her clients’ important payroll and benefit functions, something the managers and leaders Jennifer works with find incredibly valuable. After years of working in large government organizations, Jennifer is really enjoying working with smaller companies where she is able to truly get to know the people. When not busy with her clients, Jennifer loves to seek adventures with her husband and two kids.

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Jen Zaroski, B.Com., CPHR
Human Resources Consultant

Jen’s background includes an impressive proficiency of all aspects of human resources. She not only brings to her clients her expertise, but also a personable side. She’s able to fit right in, collaborating with individuals and teams in all areas of the business to achieve the strategic goals of the organization. Jen’s amazing ability to connect with others, collaborating and working towards a goal, is truly her greatest gift. Being able to offer her time as a volunteer with the HRIA registration committee demonstrates Jen’s commitment to the field of HR. At home, Jen manages to keep up with her two little boys and loves to travel to hot, sunny destinations.

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Sandra Henrysson, CHRL, BPE
Human Resources Consultant

Sandra is a true HR generalist. Leveraging over 15 years as a Human Resources professional in industries ranging from insurance, retail, sales, and marketing Sandra is able to provide solid strategic coaching in all realms. Sandra’s core strengths in the areas of employee relations, performance management, change management, succession planning, training & development, pension & benefits, company realignment, recruitment & retention, and absenteeism management make her an asset to any organization. Our clients describe Sandra as a true professional, personable and adaptive in her nature. In her spare time, she can be found enjoying spending time with her two kids soaking up the sun in Georgian Bay in the summer and skiing in the winter.

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Lena Secord, BBA
Human Resources Consultant

Lena is a seasoned Human Resources professional with wide ranging experience in employee and labour relations, compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, corporate learning, HRIS systems, and payroll. She has held several progressive roles, working in various industries such as retail, hospitality, communications and most recently in an executive role in financial services. She channels strategic and customer focused solutions to enhance profitability through targeted approaches. Lena is a quick thinker who assesses a situation, determines a plan of action, and implements effective solutions. Lena lives in the Calgary area with her husband and three children.