Rochelle Gunn, MIR, ACC, CHRL – Professional Coach
With over a decade of human resources experience in municipal government, private, not-for-profit entities and academia, Rochelle is a Career & Leadership Coach who specializes in helping leaders and entrepreneurs build their soft skills into concrete results through innovative thinking.
Prior to becoming a Coach, Rochelle provided strategic direction, leadership, management, and advice for all employee and labour relations matters at two large municipalities. Upon graduation, she specialized in the administration, interpretation and application of collective agreements, led negotiations and served as an integral member of key strategic planning committees, supporting senior leadership. She also represented organizations at grievance hearings, arbitrations and served as liaison with leaders, union executive members, Ministry of Labour and arbitrators at arbitrations and mediations.
Rochelle is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and a member of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) and the International Coach Federation (ICF). She has received accredited training with Adler’s Faculty of Professional Coaching in Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Mass Communications with York University and a Master of Industrial Relations (MIR) with the University of Toronto. She is also certified in Negotiation Skills with Queen’s University IRC, True Tilt 365®, Prosci Change Management and is qualified by Psychometrics Canada Ltd. in the interpretation of psychological assessment and measurement for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) and the Strong Interest Inventory® assessments. Rochelle is also certified in Emotional Intelligence (EQi®).
Rochelle is a member of the Women’s Leadership Committee with the Mississauga Board of Trade. She has served as a panel member at conferences and on Rogers TV, a sub-committee of the Board of Directors for the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) and volunteers with the Up with Women organization and the Information and Communication Technology Council (ICTC) as a Career Coach. Both volunteer initiatives are designed to provide individuals with an up-close, one-on-one coaching experience to help them reach their employment goals and successfully transition into the workplace. Rochelle also works with companies to help drive learning using a coach approach. She partners with her clients to understand the key needs they wish to address and finds creative and engaging ways to support and facilitate learning. Clients find the coach approach to learning supportive and champions their practice of applying new knowledge in real time and in practical ways.