Janet Stewart is an accomplished human resource leader with a deep understanding of both theory and practice. Her passion for strengthening human resource practices is informed by her experiences working in diverse human resource and labour relations roles – at both managerial and C-suite levels – within large, politically complex organizations. In her consulting practice, Janet works with organizations across Canada to help them augment performance by addressing gaps in human resource policies, procedures and structures. As a mediator and certified organizational coach, she also supports teams to enhance trust, improve communication and minimize interpersonal conflict.
Janet is particularly passionate about supporting organizations in their efforts to build diverse workforces and deepen respectful and inclusive workplace cultures. In this regard, she actively works with organizations to formally assess workplace dynamics, design improvement plans and implement strategies to address barriers to workplace equity, diversity and inclusion.
In addition to having a master’s degree in Adult Education, Janet holds a post-graduate Certificate in Organizational Coaching from the University of British Columbia, a Certificate in Organizational Development from Queen’s IRC, and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of BC. She also completed the mediation program at the Harvard Law School Negotiation Institute. Janet is a Professional Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation), a Qualified Mediator (ADR Institute of Canada), a Certified Professional in Human Resources (BC & Yukon) and is PROSCI® change-management certified. She is a regular contributor to publications on topics related to human resource leadership.