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"I had the pleasure of working with Sonia for almost ten years in her capacity as Director, Human Resources at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. Sonia's experience and expertise in the HR area made her a very valuable member of our management team. She demonstrated great problem solving abilities and was very solutions focused ...  exhibited leadership in the areas of project management and the development of effective and efficient staffing strategies. She demonstrated financial management skills by overseeing a very large budget - containing costs without sacrificing service levels or staff morale. She was also a great collaborator working well with her national counterparts in other regions. I highly recommend Sonia as a Human Resources professional." 

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"... she contributed in a very significant way to our firm’s commitment to delivering top of class client service. Leading by example, and through change, Sonia improved staff morale while at the same time increasing efficiencies and work product. Sonia has a very strong work ethic, is a strategic thinker and is business minded, complete with solid financial management skills. Sonia is a problem solver, with a focus on devising solutions that work. She has extensive knowledge of law firm practice and the legal industry in general. Sonia was a pleasure to work with and I recommend her highly."

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"... Sonia demonstrated a drive to make a difference, an enthusiastic manner, amazing energy, and the ability to get the best out of others by understanding their strengths and abilities, and the willingness to let them use them. Sonia is an asset to any organization willing to unleash her abilities and leverage her skills and expertise.  It was a pleasure to work with Sonia ... I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again in the future."  

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"Sonia is a confident, knowledgeable, strategic and energetic senior human resources professional with experience in legislative compliance, policies, recruitment, onboarding, performance management, compensation and benefits, payroll, employee relations, training, team building, diversity, wellness, and more. She is a strong leader with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Definitely a valuable asset and strong business partner to any organization!"

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"Sonia was very knowledgeable in all HR areas, great at developing options to address our HR issues and was able to execute on the option, once decided. She would be an excellent consultant for someone seeking top notch HR advice and assistance."

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"... Sonia is a top notch professional and was a great source of information for me ... also played an important role on many national initiatives to align human resource practices with our Firm goals and objectives. She has a great work ethic, integrity and takes pride in her work. It was a pleasure to work with her and she will surely add value to any organization."

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"Sonia is a proven senior level professional with direct experience in all aspects of human resource management. ... From working with Sonia on several firm wide human resources projects ... I can attest to her project management skills both as a leader and as a supportive team member; her clear focus on setting/meeting goals and deadlines; ability to solve problems/resolve issues; strong work ethic and constructive attitude."  

Vera P.

 

"Sonia is a leader in the HR space. She has the ability to balance the human resources function with the needs of the business. A good team leader and had the respect of her team. They looked up to her. Is innovative, as shown by the "team" approach she introduced to staffing a busy practice. Met budgets. Provided exceptional value to recruiting and her team did the upfront legwork. Effectively used market data to assist with compensation. Is someone you can go to for advice. An integral part of the management team. Yes, I'd recommend her."  

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About

Sonia's background includes over 30 years of experience in professional services, specifically within the legal field. Having begun her career in a legal support role prior to transitioning into administrative and increasingly complex management roles, she is well versed in all aspects of the management of legal services.  

 

Over the course of her career, Sonia has developed her skills in the human resources space.  Sonia was most recently the Director of Human Resources for the Vancouver office of a large international law firm, a role which she held for almost 10 years.  She has a proven track record of success in all aspects of human resources management, including strategic planning, financial management, talent management, employee relations, performance management, and compensation and benefits administration.  

 

Sonia has a reputation as being fair-minded and a core belief in personal accountability.  She is approachable, easy to work with, is also practical, solutions-oriented and gets thing done; project management and keeping all project stakeholders on track is a key strength.  Sonia was a member of CPHR BC & Yukon and held her CPHR designation from 2007 through 2018. Her expertise can assist your organization with a large range of human resources needs, from the fundamental to complex.

 

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