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Ms. Olivia McIvor

Senior Consultant, Author & Speaker

Olivia's successful 23-year career in business management has been supported by a 19 year background in the field of Human Resource Management and Leadership.

Her approach to people management is as innovative as it is creative. Combine that with her philosophical mind and her vast library of  experiences and you have a unique blend inspiring leadership. Her diverse background includes progressive careers in retail and tourism prior to establishing a name in the financial industry as the 'Human Touch' HR Director. It was here that Ms. McIvor gained valuable experience working in a unionized environment and dealing with a diverse, multinational staff of the financial sector. She pioneered and spearheaded the implementation of numerous innovative workplace wellness and employee engagement initiatives within the financial sector with outstanding results. 

In 2000 Olivia ventured into the Entrepreneur world herself as the owner of a unique bookstore devoted to Personal and Professional Leadership. In 2001 Olivia was nominated Female Entrepreneur of the Year by Working Women magazine and has been featured on the Knowledge Network/Discovery Channel for a segment on workplace wellness. Her speaking endeavors have included numerous conferences including the US Food Service, The Georgia Power Company, Family Services of Ontario, Credit Union Central of BC and Saskatchewan, Capital Savings & Credit Union, Health Work and Wellness Conference, UBC Symposium on Wellness, the Alliance for Education Leadership - Board Retreat and Soul @ Work, The Good Samaritan Society and many others.  

Her empathy and knowledge of workplace issues is forefront in her groundbreaking book  (released November 2006) titled, “The Business of Kindness….creating work environments where people thrive”. This break-through initiative raises awareness for creating safe, healthy and vibrant workplace through improving collegial relationships and communication.  She has trained, consulted and spoken to numerous associations, organizations and conferences across North America. 

She is a senior associate with The Izzo Group Ltd. and over the past five years has become the lead trainer for our licensed programs "Four Generations-One Workplace and People Centered Leadership. She has also delivered to numerous audiences -“Branding from the Inside Out”,Values Shift: Attracting the Emerging Workforce” and “People Centered Leadership: Management for Engagement” and “Renewing the Spirit at Work”

Ms. McIvor lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.