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OUR STORY

If you’re dealing with a current challenge or situation, we can help you through it. If everything is running smoothly, we can help you keep that momentum going. If you’re looking for an HR partner to call on when you need it, we can give you that peace of mind.

We want to help create a strong community. We do that by working with small business owners and organizations. When small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed, our community succeeds. We work with you to teach you how to work through the complexities of human resources and set you up to grow and develop your organization and the people in it.  


We see you as an individual running a business, and through innovation we fill the gap between affordable, efficient online and virtual HR support with face-to-face, unique, tailored service that saves you time and money. We understand the community you work in because we live here too!

We are covered by professional liability insurance as HR professionals. 

MEET THE TEAM

Lisa Isaac, CHRL, CHRP

Owner & HR Consultant

  • See Lisa on LinkedIn

Lisa is a Certified HR Leader and Professional, passionate about helping leaders with their people. Her authentic approach to leadership is to work in partnership for sustainable success. Prior to founding the company, she worked in the manufacturing, energy, and banking industries in Alberta, Nunavut, Ontario, and in her home community, Moose Deer Point First Nation, on beautiful Georgian Bay. 

Lisa is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and the University of Lethbridge. She holds the designations of Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and Professional (CHRP) and is an active member of the regulatory body, the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA), where she coaches and mentors the HR leaders of the future. She is an active member of the entrepreneurial community and volunteers at the local college; she is committed to giving back, not only to those who supported her growth and development, but seeing her community grow as a whole. She values sharing knowledge and continuous learning, finding creative solutions, and helping others succeed. 

Lisa has been featured in a Lambton Shield podcast and print magazine as a successful female entrepreneur; as a panellist in the International Women's Day "Meet the Entrepreneur" event; as the cameo entrepreneurial video game host for the level on health and safety; and as a guest on the LinkedIn mini-series "The ABC's (authenticity, branding, and connecting) for candidates". Check out our social media for videos and links to these fun activities. When she's not finding solutions, you can often find Lisa with her dog and kayak, checking out beautiful lakes and rivers. 

Qualifications:

  • Lisa Isaac HR Professional Services Owner and Senior HR Consultant

  • CHRL, CHRP with the HRPA

  • Past Chair of the HRPA Sarnia & District Chapter

  • HRPA Onboarding Task Force Committee Member

  • CHRP member, 2011 - 2014

  • SHRM member, 2019 - current

  • HR Advisor, Shell Canada, 2013 - 2018

  • Branch Operating Officer/Risk Management, RBC, 2006 - 2012

  • Office Manager, Niigon Technologies, Moose Deer Point First Nation, 2004, 2005

  • Bac. Management Human Resources, minor in Social Responsibility and Not-for-Profit Management

  • Bac. Honours Social Science in International Studies and Modern Languages

  • Bilingual in English and French

Mahyar Garmsiri, CHRP

HR Consultant

  • See Mahyar on LinkedIn

Mahyar is a researcher at heart and loves investigating the nuances of workplace relationships. His first taste of research was at a perceptual psychology lab investigating the recruitment process while studying Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour at McMaster University. He pursued his research interests by moving to Newfoundland to study leader-follower dynamics while becoming the first ever graduate of the Master of Science in Management (Human Resources & Organizational Behaviour specialization) program at Memorial University. While earning his Master’s degree, Mahyar also earned his CHRP, co-authored a publication on workplace deviant behaviours, and worked as a Research Manager to lead a project on workplace disability biases meant to inform provincial policy development.

Mahyar is driven to incorporate humanity into the research and development of best practices in any organizational role. Being a life long learner, Mahyar is always eager to learn new advances in HR research and how it can be meaningfully transferred into the workplace. In his free time, Mahyar enjoys attending HRPA networking events, pottery classes, and volunteering in the community as a Fencing Coach and a tutor at the Learning Disabilities Association. 

Qualifications:

  • HR Consultant with Lisa Isaac HR Professional Services since March 2019

  • CHRP with the HRPA

  • Research manager on "Effects of Physical Disabilities on Managerial Feedback in the Workplace"

  • M.Sc. in Management (Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour Specialization), these: Familiarity with your Boss

  • Hons. B. Sc. (Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavioural Specialization)

  • Fellow on the School of Graduate Studies, 2018

Publications:

  • Ford, D.P., Garmsiri, M., Hancock, A.J., & Hickman, R.D. (2019). A Review and Extension of 
    Cyber-Deviance Literature: Why It Likely Persists. Landers, R. N. (Editor), Technology 
    in Motivation and Performance, Cambridge: London, UK. 

  • Curran, V., Fleet, L., Simmons, K., Lannon, H., Gustafson, D. L., Wang, C., Garmsiri, M., & 
    Wetsch, L. (2019). Adoption and use of mobile learning in continuing professional development by health and human services professionals. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 39(2), 76-85.

Marika Sylvain

HR Projects

  • See Marika on LinkedIn

Marika is an active communicator and public relations professional who enjoys strategizing to build lasting relationships between professionals, businesses, and their target audiences. Marika is experienced in conflict resolution and mediation and has been using these skills to investigate harassment complaints for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. Marika is Francophone and passionate about equity and equitable practices are at the forefront of her work. 

Qualifications: 

Justine Perdeaux 

HR Advisor

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Justine is a young, eager advocate for helping businesses, their leaders and their team to ensure they have the tools they need to thrive and succeed. During her time spent working in the Human Resources field, she has also found a passion in workplace health and safety. Whether it's working in a shop, a construction site, or in an office, she is enthusiastic about providing a safe and healthy work environment that protects the well-being of all that are involved.

Qualifications: 

  • Hons. Bachelor Degree of Commerce – Human Resources Management program – Fanshawe College

  • Human Resources Advance Diploma – Fanshawe College

Our commitment to a successful community means that we want to see others succeed. We will always give potential clients a list of other resources that might need your needs, even if it means we aren't the final choice in the end. Our competitors are our collaborators and we are open to partnering with other organizations and professionals in order to provide the best solution for you. 

OUR VISION

We strive to inspire and motivate individuals to reach their unique maximum potential and value.

We volunteer and live in the community that you do business in and we want to see you succeed. We continuously develop ourselves as HR professionals and learn how to solve the problems that small businesses and organizations come across so we can share it with you. We strive to serve every client with unique and innovative solutions that allow you to get back to working in your organization. Your business isn't HR, ours is!

Our company is built on 3 pillars and we are committed to these in everything we do:

Professional Development 3
Active in the Community (2)
Treating Everyone as Unique (2)
Professional Development 3
Active in the Community (2)
Treating Everyone as Unique (2)

OUR LOGO

The snowy owl is a source of guidance, wisdom, knowledge, and insight. Its flight is silent and graceful, yet the owl is powerful and precise. Seeing a snowy owl is a sign that marks the end of something, but that “something” could be a difficult time. The snowy owl carries messages across planes that cannot otherwise communicate with each other. It is a bird found in every Canadian province and territory. 

We see HR as being similar to the snowy owl. It is guidance, knowledge and insight. It is often practiced behind closed doors to respect privacy and confidentiality, yet HR is a powerful force that drives an organizational culture. Popular culture sometimes tells us to fear the HR meeting, but more often than not, we’re bringing about an end to something that only makes the organization stronger! Often, the solution is better communication, where two sides did not understand each other.

The personal inspiration is personified by the stuffed toy, named "Hoot hoot."  

 

Artistic design provided by Tigerlily Graphics

"Hoot hoot"
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OUR MEMBERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Owner and HR Consultant, Lisa Isaac, holds both designations of CHRL and CHRP with the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

As an Indigenous-owned organization, we are a Certified Aboriginal Business through the CCAB. 

We choose to participate in optional WSIB coverage because we are committed to working safely but also prepared in case of accidents or injuries. Our employees' health and safety are top priority in everything we do.

 

We are proud members of the Chamber of Commerce. Lisa was nominated as Member of the Year in the 2019 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards (OBAA) for her commitment and volunteerism.  

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