Shawna has 15+ years progressive experience in independent creative agencies, such as The&Partnership Canada Inc., Zulu Alpha Kilo, and Rain43, GJP/Blammo, as well as in the not-for-profit sector. An experienced recruiter with hundreds of searches under her belt, her passion is to build strong cultures and innovative programs to attract, develop and retain people for entrepreneurial creative organizations. Don’t call her HR, she doesn’t like that title – after all she has never met a ‘human resource’ in her life… but she really, really, likes people! As Director of People & Operations at The&Partnership, Shawna and her team create the conditions for our success: providing an environment where our culture and people can thrive; developing innovative benefits and programs, coordinating team-building and social events, and ultimately making life at T&P a lot of a positive experience. Believing that an agency’s success can only come from its peoples’ success, Shawna’s experience is leveraged for our training and development initiatives, as well as lead our coaching and managing program. Best of all she gets to leverage her expertise in employee engagement programs helps us recognize, reward, and retain our talented T&Peers.
Shawna has a BA from the University of Toronto, in Cultural Anthropology and Finnish Studies of all things… everyone told her she’d never get a real job with that, glad to say they were wrong.