Fiona Mitchell is a consultant and coach who works with CEOs and leaders who seek professional advice and support to solve their most critical people challenges. She has a track record of leading and developing Human Resources capabilities in entrepreneurial companies through business/ownership cycles to support profitable growth. Her coaching clients include business leaders and young professionals spanning a wide range of industries, roles, ages and stages in work and life.
Prior to establishing Fiona Mitchell HR, Fiona was Vice President Human Resources, North America for ACE Bakery, where she spearheaded HR as the business grew 5x through several leadership and ownership changes. At the same time, for Weston Foods (US and Canada), she led HR for the Foodservice business during a time of major change, while also leading the launch of a new Talent Acquisition Centre of Excellence. Fiona spent several years consulting with Ernst & Young LLC where she directed a team delivering solutions for clients in automotive parts, electronics, financial services and many other industries.
Fiona is a member of ICF (International Coaching Federation) and is governed by ICF’s professional and ethical standards. She is pursuing the Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) designation, which has been called the “gold standard” of coaching by the Institute of Coaching, a Harvard Medical School affiliate that has linked the Co-Active Model to evidence-based scientific research about its effectiveness.