Our unique team approach ensures that our clients receive the greatest level of knowledge and expertise possible. With over 100 years of combined HR services experience, we back it up!
We rigorously recruit the type of HR specialists and team members who can support our overall philosophy of being in service to our clients and producing results that count.
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Chief Executive Officer - HR Executive
Cori is an HR Consultant with over 25 years of experience across a wide variety of industries and provinces.
Before she started Jouta she thought she was a solid HR Professional – now she knows she is.
She spent most of her career sitting at executive tables where she worked hard to showcase to her colleagues that HR really could be a true business partner, through actions and words.
In 2006, she decided it was time to put her money where her mouth was. It was time for her to walk her talk and truly showcase, not only to herself but to others, that her view of HR was solid. Since then, Jouta has worked in over 22 different industries with over 250 companies, ranging from 0 to 500 employees. Her solid approach and a team of talented HR Specialists has made Jouta “a best company for clients to work with!”
Cori takes the often-overwhelming subject of human resources and delivers practical and realistic tools for small- to medium-sized organizations to implement, from recruiting and retention to development and training.
In her spare time she loves adventure. From long bike rides raising money for cancer, to scaling off the side of a building raising money for children with disabilities.
Masters in Business Administration, specializing in Strategic Human Resources Management from Royal Roads University
Graduate Certificate in Executing Coaching, from Royal Roads University
Professional Certified Coach, the 2nd level of credential as a professional coach through The International Coach Federation
Certified Human Resources Professional
More about Kim coming soon!
Offering more than fifteen years of human resources expertise in a variety of industries, Sheri is an HR consultant who brings diverse and comprehensive HR knowledge to Jouta.
Well versed in all areas of human resources from the day-to-day handling of HR operations to strategic HR partnership, Sheri’s greatest strengths lie in employee relationship building, swift knowledge acquisition, and values-aligned HR infrastructure development and implementation. She is also exceptionally organized; managing the fine details, logistics and "big picture" perspectives equally.
Sheri believes that the key to success is the alignment of employee and organizational values, along with honest, purposeful communication. In all that she does, she strives to know people as the unique individuals they are, in addition to the important roles they fulfill at work.
A true "work hard, play hard" employee, Sheri divides her time equally between her professional and personal goals. When she’s not in the office, she can be found practicing yoga, challenging herself rock climbing, seeking "flow" on her mountain bike, or exploring the mountains in search of deep backcountry snow. A passionate traveller, Sheri has accumulated over 2.5 years experiencing foreign cultures across the globe, including a year of work in Australia, adding international HR experience to her portfolio.
Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University (Major: Psychology)
Jennifer is one of our most experienced HR consultants. She's been in the Human Resources field for over 15 years and has enjoyed working in a variety of industries including hospitality and tourism, engineering, public sector and grocery retail. Her experience includes working with companies in locations from Whistler to Washington State.
Jennifer has worked in all facets of Human Resources ranging from managing the day-to-day operations of an HR Department to partnering with senior management to set organizational strategy. She has particular expertise in the areas of performance management, employee relations, policy and procedure development, training, compensation, safety program improvement, change management and communication.
One of Jennifer’s greatest HR passions is to see companies flourish when they create and communicate an inspiring vision of their future. Shaping organizational culture and company systems to align with the vision is a recipe for success – and HR can help you get there!
Jennifer loves to sing. BK (before kids), she spent almost every spare minute singing in choirs, small groups and musical theatre productions. Now, with less free time, she can be occasionally found hanging out in a Karaoke bar while she awaits her big break on the X-Factor!
Certified Human Resources Professional
Honours Diploma Human Resources Management
Joralyn is an HR Consultant with over five years’ combined Human Resources experience. She brings experience from various sectors including federal government, museum, retail and finance.
The experience Joralyn has gained over the years has given her the opportunity to be responsible for and support a wide-range of human resources functions including recruitment and selection, onboarding, employee relations, performance management and HR administration. She also has a strong interest in HR strategy and project management.
Joralyn is passionate about talent management, HR coaching, and leadership development. One of her favourite quotes is from Jack Welch: "Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is about growing others".
Joralyn moved from Winnipeg in 2013 to join Jouta's HR consultants and has enjoyed the personal learning and growth that comes with moving to a bigger city. During her free time, she loves exploring Vancouver, finding new events to attend and restaurants to enjoy, seeing live concerts and theatre, and cooking and baking. Although she is away from home, Joralyn is able to stay well-connected to family and friends through technology, and is happy to be on the west coast.
Certified Human Resources Professional
University of Manitoba (Double Major: Human Resources & Industrial Relations; International Business)
Karina comes to Jouta with a background in finance and has worked in a variety of industries within small to mid-size private corporate settings. She brings over fourteen years of related experience which encompasses full cycle accounting, financial statement preparation, budgeting, and year-end closing. She also has extensive experience in full cycle payroll and benefit administration.
Karina has been considered a critical component of any accounting team and her tenacity to find the root of the problem alongside her strong sense of integrity has made her successful. She is a true believer that every position in the company plays a vital role, and that the combined effort is what brings a company up to its full potential.
Karina obtained her CGA designation in Ontario in 2008, where she lived for 25 years having immigrating here from Poland as a young girl. It was inevitable that her love and passion for the outdoors would lead her to British Columbia and, at the end of 2009, she and her husband made the move of a lifetime here to BC – their new home. In 2013 they welcomed a baby boy into the world and life, as they knew it, changed forever.
Chief Security Officer
Brodie may not be an HR Consultant but he's an excellent guard dog! He comes to Jouta with several months of field training in Edmonton where he crafted and honed his skills in the area of Security. Although Brodie is undersized relative to his peers he makes up for it with motivation, guts, determination and a unique ability to be at your feet without ever knowing he is even in the vicinity. This skill has been a real asset to his success as Chief Security Officer for Jouta.
In his spare time, Brodie enjoys running on the Beach at English Bay terrorizing the seagulls.