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If I hired someone new and they wanted to understand their own Birkman, I would always refer them to Catherine.


She’ll be a great resource to her future clients and I certainly plan to use her services whenever the opportunity arises." -Richard Funnell


Catherine... has the invaluable experience of using this wonderful instrument deeply in an organization for everything from hiring and firing to forming, norming and storming. You will find her insights emerge from a deep pool of experience and are not just helpful but rather transformational." -Dave Phillips

Hire the Right Person! Program

Don't just squeeze

someone into your team and hope!

Grow your team armed with information about what a candidate will look like on day 1 and day 1001.


Take the guesswork out of hiring by attracting and hiring well-suited candidates who will flourish long term at your organization and on your team.


Avoid the drama, cost and wasted productivity of hiring a smart, capable person who withers in your organization because of a cultural misfit.


You already know what you're looking for in your candidate in terms of skills and experience.  Let the Birkman Method® and Boldly Reach Your Goals help you add to that the tools to judge and explore the organizational fit of your candidates.  You need to know what they will do in your specific environment, not just what they could do and the Birkman gives you that insight.


When you hire someone that vibes off your existing culture, you are hiring a long term, dedicated, hard-working staff member who will thrive.  Just check out the numbers below.


Likewise, when you avoid hiring someone that your environment would exhaust, you avoid a messy situation for everyone involved.  It is time-consuming, wasteful and costly to hire the wrong person.

They say a happy employee is a productive one who can boost your bottom line. Ever wonder by how much?




  • 33% higher profitability (Gallup)

  • 43% more productivity (Hay Group)

  • 37% higher sales (Shawn Achor)

  • 300% more innovation (HBR)

  • 51% lower turnover (Gallup)

  • 50% less safety incidents (Babcock Marine Clyde)

  • 66% decrease in sick leave (Forbes)

  • 125% less burnout (HBR)

Productive aligned and engaged workers are money in the bank.

Hire employees who are genuinely happy in their role and you mitigate massive risk while gaining the amazing assets that your people (when they are engaged) bring you.


the dissatisfaction and stress that often leads to:

and worse:


financial strength:

improved performance and efficiency:



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INFORMATION SOURCED FROM: "Happiness Secrets from Staff of Delivering Happiness at Work" "Stress in Workplace Meeting the Challenge"

Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project "The Five Drivers of Happiness at Work"

Catherine Olchowy business HR consultant Victoria BC

Catherine Olchowy

An enthusiastic HR strategist with a wealth of experience supporting business owners and the teams they depend upon.  Bring Catherine in to get great at the people part of your business.

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