​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 & Workplace Investigations, Employment 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, BCom, CPHR
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
Senior 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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Jessie Watson, BCom, CPHR Candidate
Human Resources Advisor

Jessie is Human Resources Services Coordinator who brings energy, experience, and knowledge to every client she works with. Jessie has held various positions in HR with a strong focus on talent acquisition, onboarding, talent development, performance management, succession planning, employee engagement, and organizational management. Having earned her Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree with a concentration in Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour, her goal was and still is to assist her clients in developing and implementing strategies to support a positive and productive workplace. In her free time, Jessie enjoys keeping active on the spin bike or golf course, and relaxing with her friends, family, and fur-child, Boots the cat.

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Sarah Erikson,
Human Resources Advisor

Sarah combines her expertise in HR, employee relations, and change management to help make workplaces better for employees and clients alike. Sarah has a background in redesigning HR processes and procedures and has helped develop HR shared service centre models for large, multinational organizations. Over the course of her career, Sarah has been able to build rapport with business leaders in a variety of environments thanks to her passion for HR and helping people. Sarah has a Bachelors in Psychology, is a Certified Professional in Human Resources and a recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys kickboxing, spending time with her family and friends, and enjoying the great outdoors!

Leanne McLean,
Human Resources Consultant

Leanne is a highly skilled, reputable, senior consultant with over 15 years’ of experience ranging from People and Culture Leadership, Project Management, Strategy Development, and Performance Coaching. Her acute ability to navigate leadership teams through complex issues and exceptional skill to lead key programs makes her an asset to any organization. Leanne has the vision and ability to see possibilities where others see the impossible, always with an eye for mitigating any risk along the way. Her natural interpersonal skills and creativity coupled with a well-organized, effective, and efficient approach to any project is her win-win combination. Outside of work, Leanne keeps busy chasing after her three children and new puppy. 

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Lindsay Lawler, M.A.
Human Resources Consultant

Lindsay has worked in Human Resources in the luxury hotel industry for the past 12 years and most recently, in a senior leadership role directly supporting the strategic initiatives of the organization and everything “people”. She is passionate about creating positive employee experiences and has a broad scope of services to include employee relations, talent management, learning & development, compensation, workplace investigations, recruitment & retention and organizational development. Lindsay’s drive for delivering high quality service and strong interpersonal skills make her a great business partner for her client’s HR needs. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys a variety of outdoor activities with her family.

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Dana Carlson,
Human Resources Consultant/Talent Acquisition Specialist

As an HR Consultant, Dana has a versatile background in Human Resources in both large and small organizations. Focal points of her experience include Performance Management, Recruitment, Policies & Procedures, Talent Management and Terminations/Career transition support. Dana believes in creating strong client relationships to help deliver consistent results on both a strategic and tactical level.

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Trevor Hunt,
Human Resources Coordinator

Trevor brings a breadth of experience in the Human Resources realm to each client he serves. His experience in the recruitment process focusses on ensuring quality hires are aligned with the organization’s competencies and values. His natural curiosity and interest allows him to acquire a deeper understanding of workplace dynamics and business strategies, which in turn leads to more successful candidate recruitment.  Having graduated with an Honours Bachelors’ Degree in Management and Organizational Studies, Trevor has a passion for integrating various philosophies of human resources and human capital management into his work. When not inspiring others with his perpetual enthusiasm for people practices, Trevor can be found hitting the slopes on our local mountains.

Mara Vande Beek,
HR Consultant

Mara is an experienced HR generalist with a passion for all aspects of human resources. She has progressive experience in public and private sectors including local, national, global and unionized environments. Mara’s clients benefit from her ability to quickly fit in and build relationships. Her natural curiosity allows her to acquire a deeper understanding of workplace dynamics and developing business strategies. At home in the GTA (Ontario), Mara is busy managing life with two boys and playing an active role in their competitive sport teams.

Amii Lepage,
Recruitment Coordinator
Amii joins our team with a wide range of Hospitality and Event Management experience in both Vancouver and Calgary. She has staffed many high profile events including Ted Talks, WE Day, and The Deighton Cup to name a few. Amii’s experience in full-cycle recruitment has allowed her to work directly with clients on site and remotely from first inquiry to final invoice to ensure events are efficiently staffed with the most qualified employees. Helping others achieve their career goals by connecting them with great workplaces and employers is Amii’s passion. Amii brings with her an ability to meet time sensitive hiring demands and a knack for asking the right questions to find the best possible candidate. To further her professional growth, Amii is currently working towards a CPHR Designation to compliment her associate degree in Human Resource Management at BCIT.