Colleen has 20 years of comprehensive human resources leadership and has excelled in providing innovative corporate wide initiatives in both unionized and non-unionized environments. Her success has always incorporated her insights into business requirements and its symbiotic relationship with human resources. As a consummate HR professional, her curiosity and passion for people, and her dedication to employee engagement has resulted in highly successful teams and leadership programs. Her dedication and personal integrity have earned her the reputation as a trusted advisor with a keen ability to navigate complex organizational issues. Direct, engaging and solution-focused, she has an impressive track record in effectively engaging senior leadership in formulating and driving initiatives. Her perspective and recommendations are grounded in years of experience developing and implementing solutions. Her not-for-profit board experience combined with her distinction as a certified coach and facilitator uniquely position her to assist development in that sector. Colleen has experience in a diverse set of industries including mining, energy, insurance, outsourced HR and payroll, construction, manufacturing and telecommunications.
Coached CEO, VP, GM, RM, SM and Director levels as well as succession candidates, salary and hourly high-potential employees in health and safety, finance, business development/sales, shop, field, and technical services.
Created a competency-based career pathing program to develop hourly and skilled trades employees. This retention strategy reduced turnover by 39%.
Reduced voluntary turnover by 44% and lowered recruitment spend $489,000 by developing and implementing succession driven recruitment and retention strategies.
Trimmed legal, relocation and immigration expenses $763,000 by renegotiating service contracts, integrating best practices and updating HR policies and employee contracts.
It’s that time of year when most people look at the year ahead and set ambitious goals, however this process requires careful thought and mindful reflection. Mindful because you need to maintain an awareness of your past thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations as well as the surrounding environment in that past moment and without judgment. Careful [...]
On-site Versus on Camera? How Will Business be Done Now?
A look at the implications of the post restriction workplace by Osborne Managing Partner Mark Olson and Senior HR Advisor Colleen Winston. Mark Olson First off let me get my own bias out of the way. I have run a virtual interim management and consulting Practice for 17 years. We have never owned, or leased [...]
Patterns that Emerge When Enthusiasm For Your Work Fades
Today, leaders at all levels of an organization are experiencing unprecedented change. They are inundated with disruption to the markets, business model, work from home scenarios, employee productivity concerns, employee discontent, video meetings galore, and far too many emails. As an executive coach, I work with senior leaders while they navigate the fade in their [...]