Olivia's successful 21-year career in business management has been supported by a 16 year background in the field of Human Resource Management.
Her approach to Human Resources is both innovative and creative out of the box thinking, both of which have contributed to proven bottom line results. Her diverse background includes a progressive career in retail with the Southland Corporation (7-11 Food Stores) from store manager, Area Training Manager for 143 stores and onto Market HR Manager. This 'Human touch' approach in business was further proven in the tourism industry with Alder's International, as the HR Manager for Western Canada. Here she gained valuable experience working in a unionized environment and dealing with a diverse, multinational staff. In the financial sector, Olivia was the HR Director for the BC region with Canada Trust, here she spearheaded the implementation of numerous innovative workplace wellness and employee and leadership engagement initiatives with outstanding results.
In 2001 Olivia was nominated as Female Entrepreneur of the year by Working Women's magazine and has been featured on the Knowledge Network/Discovery Channel for a segment on workplace wellness. Her speaking endeavors have included; Roger's Communications, Mainframe entertainment, The Retail Council of British Columbia, Family Services of Ontario, Credit Union Centrals 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. Over the last few years Olivia has pursued her passion for assisting organizations to create healthy work cultures that can sustain high levels of ownership, pride, spirit and workplace effectiveness.
She is a senior consultant, facilitator and speaker with The Izzo Group. Olivia brings her passion and expertise to programs including "Branding from the Inside Out", "Values Shift: Attracting the Emerging Workforce", "People Centered Leadership: Management for Engagement" and "Renewing the Spirit at Work Program".
Her compassion and knowledge of workplace issues is forefront in her groundbreaking program called "Kindness for Colleagues", a break-through program designed to create better collegial relationships and combat workplace violence. She has trained and spoken to numerous associations and organizations.
Recent Clients Include:
Main Frame Entertainment
Retail Merchants Association
The Good Samaritan Society -current client
St. Jude's LTC Home
Credit Union Central
University of British Columbia
Sturgis Hospital, Michigan
University of Guelph-Ontario
Georgia Power Company-Atlanta GA
Capital City Savings Credit Union
Saskatoon Health Authority- current client
And many more!
Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2001
Ms McIvor has appeared in many of Canada's Retail publications. We are pleased to announce the publication of her first book
"The Business of Kindness" in May 2006!